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Sony MDR-ZX300 Headphones, The Best Around?!
Sony MDR ZX300
Member Name: williams91
Sony MDR ZX300
Advantages: cheap, works great, long thin able, great sound quality.
Disadvantages: right angle jack can sometimes catch on clothes and as a result unplug itself.
I picked these headphones up just before Christmas last year because my pair of dre's beats broke, I of course took them back and demanded the refund and what happened then was I thought about buying a cheaper pair of headphones. I really like the look of the Sony MDR-ZX300; I picked my pair in blue and got them for £20 on sale in the local supermarket.
Here are the specification for the headphones.
* 30mm driver units.
* Neodymium magnet.
* High sound quality.
* Both sided cable.
I have to be completely honest the first two things there on the specification go completely over my head. Here is what they claim to do, create dynamic sound for a stronger feel of the music. Clear mid-range sounds and a deep bass line.
This was packaged in a plastic sheet which resembles one those things you get at Christmas and you can't get into. So after struggling to open the thing I got a good feel of the headphones, they felt really sturdy and well made. The wire is nicely wrapped in a box and unwraps nicely.
The headphones look great; the ear pieces are round and do a good job of covering the ear. On the ear pieces are comfortable rests which really do make wearing these headphones a delight. The joint between the two ear pieces is a thick plastic which is sturdy and also really flexible which is great. The ear pieces of course extend out so you can adjust them as much as you need to. The ear pieces turn so the whole thing sort of comes together which is great for portability, or if your wearing them around your neck they don't restrict your head movements.
I use these headphones every day now and I could not be happier with them, the sound quality is great when out and about and I guess that neodymium magnet really does its job because the bass is superb. The wires are relatively thin for a big headset and I don't feel them running down my t shirt, also the jack at the end of the cable is a right angle. This for me is quite annoying because some times when I push my mp3 into my pocket the edge catches on the top of the pocket unplugging the jack. That is the only problem that I have with the headphones.
The ear pieces cover the whole ear and are really comfortable to wear, they adjust to the angle of your ear to ensure that they press on your ear but not too much. When out and about they do a moderately good job of drowning out the sound of the world, I can wear these on the bus and not hear a thing which is a nice bonus. I know that they do leak out some sound when you're playing on high volumes but that isn't something that most of us do I guess because todays quality of sound just makes high volumes un-bearable.
Overall I am really happy with these headphones I have been using them for 4 months now and no break or even any sign of wear and tear. I have fallen in love with these headphones and they are only a fraction of the price that I paid for the beats, comparing them to the beats I have to say that beats do offer a better bass sound but other than that there isn't much between the two. Anyone looking for a cheap set of headphones then look no further because this is all you will need, Sony also offer them in a variety of colours I believe that they have them in blue, black, red and white. I am not sure if there are any other colours but that is of course just for aesthetics sake. I would of given these a 5 out of 5 but the right angle jack does bother me so it's only a 4.
Summary: A great pair of headphones that are cheap, recommend to anyone.
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