Product Type: Sony headphones
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Sony MDR XD200
Member Name: BobbySweetTooth
Sony MDR XD200
Date: 16/05/12, updated on 17/05/12 (53 review reads)
Advantages: Bass, Mid, High, Budget, Comfortable, Durable
Disadvantages: Sound leak.
*Updated due to a couple of typos, and a rewording! Primarily to ensure that my review is of a higher standard.
Excuse the god awful pun.
Whilst these aren't the greatest sounding headphones, being no where near audiophile spec, these are fantastic budget headphones - possessing a sound quality which surpasses the price - which are durable and long wearing. This being especially true because mine have been in constant daily use for a good couple of years now, without any notable damage.
The casing of these headphones is somewhat tacky, being made of plastic and having a silver trim, but this should not put you off your purchase, especially if these headphones are for use within the home environment, and furthermore, the sound quality is fantastic for the price, undoubtedly eradicating the need to worry about the styling of the headphones.
The sound, as mentioned a couple of times, is great for the price and I don't think you will find a better pair of budget headphones, especially considering they come with the assurance of brand name, Sony, being one of the leading budget headphone makers. The tuning of the headphones is fantastic and without relying on digital eq'ing, so therefore out of the box, the bass is heavy and responsive but not to such an extent is overpowers the mid-range, and high. This often means that it reveals some new aspects of the song I might have missed listening through my other Sonys (MDR-XB300). Although the bass is responsive, and undoubtedly heavy, it only adds to the experience and is not draining meaning that listening to music for hours on end is entirely possible. The mid is balanced, as is the high, and both elements of music are perfectly encapsulated when listening to these headphones, meaning that you are listening to the song as it was intended. This is a prevalent feature which can be found missing within many budget cans, which offer
The fit of the headphones is good, like all good headphones the sizing is adjustable, and the rubber headband and can of the headphone is unnoticeable even after hours of solid listening. This is a great benefit because it always ensures that the user experience is one of comfort and enjoyability, especially considering there is nothing worse than a pair of headphones which only serve to drain. The fact that they are have a binaurial cup only adds to this notion of comfort and the cans themselves do no squash, and thus sweat, the ears.
They also boast a switch - between music and movies - which is meant to cater for a better sound, however, I haven't quite noticed this in application.
The only issue I have is whilst these headphones are closed back, and have a cup, the sound leak is quite heavy, especially when you listen to music to an enjoyable volume. This then means the headphones aren't great to use in the house if someone is in the same room as you.
Overall, these headphones are fantastic value to money and I'd recommend them to anyone!
Summary: Fantastic value for money! A product worthy of your purchase.
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