Product Type: Sony headphones
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Sony MDR ZX300
Member Name: InchyInchy
Sony MDR ZX300
Advantages: Comfy, practical and nice to wear
Disadvantages: The Sony advertising
When I wanted to get a new pair of headphones, my first priority was comfort. I have quite small ears and some of the smaller ear bud type headphones either don't stay in or are uncomfortable to wear. I have also tried some the over the ear sports versions with various success. Deciding that I wanted a larger set of headphones this time around I ended up with a pair of these Sony Headphones and I love them.
Admittedly these headphones do look a little chunky and they are definitely not the most discrete headphones I have owned, but they are among the comfiest. The ear pads are lovely and soft and well padded. I have also found that the headphones are comfortable to wear for quite long periods of time and still remain just as comfy. I was also surprised by how light the headphones are despite being quite chunky. It really is easy to forget you have these on after a while.
The cable length (1.2m) is pretty average for a set of headphones and I have never found the length to be a problem. But, then I don't use the headphones for much apart from listening to my iPod that is usually located in a pocket, or use the headphones at the computer while I am working.
I have found the sound quality of these to be good and they don't seem to bleed that much noise to the outside world. They don't really block out any background noise other than what you would expect from having larger headphones on, but that suits me as I usually still like to have a sense of background noise when I am out and about.
An added bonus, or certainly an aspect that I have grown to appreciate about these headphones, is the resemblance to earmuffs. They don't do as well a job as something designed specifically to keep your ears wind and cold free, but they do help to keep out the biting cold of Scottish winter days.
The Sony headphones are easy to store. The ear pieces rotate so that they can be stored flat, making it much easier to fit them into your bag or just for general storage because with the ear pieces flat the whole thing takes up much less room than you might suspect.
However, as much as I love these headphones they aren't perfect. The small setting fits me perfectly, but when my husband tried them on he found them too tight and quite uncomfortable, so I would recommend trying these before you buy. I bought mine from Comet and they had them on display with a range of others so I knew these fitted well before I bought them.
The only real thing I don't like about the headphones is the fact that you are forced to wear big SONY advertisements on each ear. On each of the outsides of the ear piece is a lovely dark silver design with the very visible word Sony. It is just a small point but I would rather have had a more discrete logo, than something so blatantly prominent.
I paid £30 for mine at the beginning of the year and considering how much I have used them and how much I still love them I think they have been worth every penny.
To sum, these Sony headphones are very comfortable, practical and easy to wear for long periods of time and as long as you don't mind the Sony label on each ear I would highly recommend these.
Five out of five stars.
Summary: Five out of five stars
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