Product Type: Sony headphones
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Not bad for a budget
Sony MDR ZX300
Member Name: sazwah
Sony MDR ZX300
Disadvantages: not great quality and made of cheap material
Admittedly these headphones were not my first choice as they were a last minute replacement for my coloud punisher headphones that broke unexpectedly. Being a student living independently I was a bit disappointed and was struggling to find the money to pay for some new ones, and I honestly couldn't go without any headphones since it takes me an hour a day travelling to university, and to be quite honest the journey would be unbearable without any!
The headphones are pretty basic looking, in my personal opinion they aren't particularly striking in design so they are not for those who are fashion and accessory conscious but they are very comfortable - which is the second most important factor for me. They are very lightweight, most likely due to the materials used, which may be the reason behind the low price of £20, but I believe this adds to the comfort of the headphones as they don't press down on your scalp or ears and don't hurt when you're wearing glasses either.
Unfortunately I found that the cable for the headphones was a bit shorter than most headphones, so instead of having my iPhone in my trouser pocket whilst listening to music, i'd end up actually putting my phone in the upper part of my jacket instead, which can be uncomfortable but the wire isn't long enough for me. But this might not be the case for everyone because ofcourse people are of different heights and shapes (I am 5ft 10 if this helps!)
Though the headphones are comfortable they don't actually sit snug against your ears, there's a lot of movement in the headphones and the cushioned area around the ears feels a bit loose, so I do sometimes get paranoid that I'm either going to drop them off my head or that my music can be heard by absolutely everyone. If you've tried makes such as sennheiser, beats by dre or skull candy then you'll notice the difference and know what I'm talking about in regards to the loose fitting.
Last point to mention about these headphones is the sound quality - they are nothing special in regards to the sound, they are pretty basic and don't provide any high definition sounds or enhanced bass and so on. But they are decent enough to listen to your favourite songs regularly, but of course again if you've experienced different makes of headphones like I mentioned beforehand then you will again be able to see the difference in the quality of sound.
I can't see myself giving the headphones a four star rating as I believe that is a bit generous, so I have given it three stars as the headphones are a decent purchase for such a low price but there are of course better ones available on the market for similar, if not the same price as these ones.
Summary: not the best on the market but an adequate pair of headphones for a reasonable price.
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