I wanted a new set of headphones as through wear and tear my original iphone headphones were starting to play up, and i was fed up with sticking them in my ears and trying to keep them there, so wanted over head ones instead. I bought these after reading all the other reviews and have to agree they have a great sound. I mainly use them with my iphone, and liked then so much i bought another pair for my daughters 18th birthday and she uses them with her ipod. I must say however that when wearing them to walk the dog one of the ear cups does press on my earlobe and after a bit i have to massage my ear and try to position the cup over my ear to stop it aching; hence only 4 stars. But for the price and the sound quality this is a small price to pay in my book.
These headphone are excellent for the price. They have a good seal around my ears so there isn’t a great deal of sound able to get in from the outside, but don’t believe that they are completely sound isolating, i can still hear traffic. The bass quality is excellent along with some decent mids. They are lacking a bit on the high end but this is expected for the price and the fact that they are single driver units. The flat cable is great, it’s yet to get tangled and seems incredibly durable. Some people are saying that the headband material is a bit thin and breaking on them, i’m yet to experience this. Overall a great set of headphones with good looks and decent sound, big selling point is the flat cable.
These literally just arrived and, while i normally take an age to get around to reviewing purchase, in this case i had to get my first impressions down while they were still fresh. After nearly 3 years of only ever listening to my music using my ipod earphones, i had just about lost the will to live: tinny, high-notes-heavy and just plain rubbish sound quality will do that to you. As you can imagine, i was practically salivating as i opened these and plugged them in. I thought that the best piece of music to ‘break these in’ would be handel’s hallelujah chorus (as you do). At first i honestly thought to myself ‘wow, these are a bit heavy on the bass’ – then i realised with horror that this song does actually have bass notes – it’s just been so long since i could hear it properly. The song gave me goosebumps. The shuffle kicked onto u2’s with or without you next (corny, you may think, but you have to admit there are few bands who can test out a sound system like u2 at full blast). Since then i’ve been through a few waterboys songs, and am currently listening to pink floyd: dogs of war, live in berlin. It’s like i’ve died and gone to heaven.
Key specs for Sony Fashion Over-Ear Headphones for iPod, iPhone, MP3 and Smartphone – White:
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- Over-head headphones with aluminium finish, 40mm neodymium driver available in a choice of colours
- 40mm neodymium drivers
- 6Hz-25kHz frequency range
- High power input up to 1,000mW
Comments from buyers
“Who needs Dre Beats?!, Highly recommend, Great Headphones”
Well done sony, quality in every way. I wanted a pair of headphone for my 8 year old boy, he is about to take his piano exam and practices a lot which i don’t mind as he does enjoys it, but his electric piano is right by where i sit, listening to the same three pieces of music can become tiresome, i thought i know i’ll get him a nice pair of headphones, hence the sony’s. I wanted a pair that felt comfortable for him, at 8 i didn’t want him shoving any in-ear headphones in to his young ears or a tight fitting pair of headphones which would put him off the piano. The sony’s were perfect, the sit nicely on his head and they look the part, which even to an 8 year old appears to be important, a friend of his has some skullcandy which are meant to be sick (what ever that means)i was quiet amazed at how good they sounded, the piano is a yamaha model (not the most expensive) which has built in speakers, its always sounded okay but the headphone made it sound a lot better, his vampire blues sounded amazing, high notes were crisp, bass was defined without thumping. When he went to to bed i hooked them up to my marantz cd and they really are excellent, i listened to a live recorded album and heard things that my speakers don’t pick up, astonishing for a pair of headphones that cost less than £50. I have a pair of monster headphones which i always thought were over priced but the sound was very good, the sony’s are better in my opinion, the sound was just more natural, the live album felt like a live show rather than a cd. Think i may just have to pinch them back of my son, his exam is a week times hopefully he wont want to practice as much. Well done sony, quality in every way.
Excellent headphones, really good sound and comfy. . I’ve been using these for a while now and i have to say i’m impressed. The sound is lovely, sweet treble and quite a punchy bass for such small cans. I’ve worn them for hours with no real discomfort. My only gripe is that the cord is white and flat which looks quite strange when the rest of it is black. No doubt this to look similar to another brand of headphonestheir sound is well isolated too so people around you cannot really hear them. All in all, really pleasant to use and great sound for the price.
If this is what heaven sounds like. Stylish, lightweight and comfortable, these headphones are the perfect size even for people with small heads like myself. I wear these at the lowest point and they fit perfect. Used mainly for my for ipod and laptop, i can wear these for hours without any discomfort, even when wearing glasses. I hardly notice they are on sometimes. I certainly like the cabling on these as it is completely flat which means it doesn’t tangle. As for sound quality you won’t find much better at this price. I listen to mostly trance music but these sound great with anything i have thrown at it. They produce a good amount of bass, not too much, not too little. I haven’t had any distortion even at full volume.