Pros Excelent lows, good highs
Cons Hurt your ears after some time
Summary I was looking headphones to use at the office, so having a good sound, being light and easily transportable were requisites. After reading some reviews choose these V300 and I must say that they are an excellent deal - you can find ones for £20 and their sound it is very good. Excellent lows, good medium and high range (using an equalizer helps, even the Windows Media Player one). Cable is very strong (I had a couple of ones before that after some use its cable ended up collapsing). The cons is definitely that it starts somehow hurting your ears after some time. Still a good buy, after all this time, though.
Pros good sound, fits pretty well
Cons over priced, cheap plastic parts
Summary I've had these headphones for more than 2 years now and I think the only reason is because I only use them at home. I have dropped these many times on carpet and they still work perfectly fine, but I do have to agree that the higes do seem to be made of cheap plastic that will break if you plan to use them with ur MP3. The sound quality is pretty decent but for $50 I think it could be better. The bass can be improved as it isn't that great but it will do for casual music and movies. The comfort level is great if you don't plan on wearing them for more than 2 hours, after that your ears will get alittle sore. Overall I think these headphones are great, but there is still room for improvement, especially its price.
Pros Strong bass, lightweight, crisp and clear sound
Cons Headband over-flexes and becomes permanately widened over time, small areas of plastic wear down and break off in the headband, wire a bit too long for portable use
Summary I got these headphones approximately two years ago for about $80. They have stood as the best pair of headphones, overall, as far as sound quality goes, that I've ever owned. I stopped using these a few months ago as the headband had become stretched to the point where they didn't stay on my head very well anymore, and replaced them with Sony Z700's, which, for much higher end headphones, had very comparable sound quality. My Z700's are now in need of repair, and I've gone back to the V300's - they're a pleasure to use for most of what I listen to.
Pros Sound for price is unbelievable!
Cons Broke headband and swivels over 12 times
Summary I bought these a couple years ago for $59.99 just going by the Sony name and figuring they were priced high enough to be decent quality sounding. The first time I tried them, I figured these were the headphones for the rest of my life! Insane lows and highs, you can really feel the bass and the tones are extremely clear.
The bad thig which I thought was a good thing when I bought them was the collapsable cups into the headband since I broke my last headphones by stuffing them into my backpack. The collapsable cups seems to cause too much stress on the thin plastic band and also the swivel plastic is cheap and also breaks very easy. If you treat your headphones like it's an egg, you'll be fine but most people I know are kinda rugged with there phones and these won't last very long unless you also purchase some super glue with them (yes, I repaired them countless times only to retire them by flame).
the cord is long which is good and bad. Good if you can't stand the wirless headphones static and want to watch/listen to movies/music from afar, bad when your walking (or as I do, skateboard) and you'll be tripping over it unless you stuff it into your pocket or backpack.
All in all, great quality and great price but cheaply constucted so be careful with them
Pros Comfortable Ear pieces that don't swallow your ear, lightweight, great bass and overall sound
Cons breaks very easily, it has a long cord that gets unmanagable quickly
Summary I've had two pairs of these headphones over the last two years, and although I like the performance for the price - I won't be buying another. Both pairs have broken near the hinge on the ear-piece: the plastic is simply too weak to handle much jarring. In addition, the actual hinge socket has broken as well - Sony should redesign these to take more abuse.
Also, the long cord is nice when you want to reach something across the way without breaking from music, but all ~10+ feet of it get very cumbersome to deal with. I found myself using rubberbands to try and keep it under control - a device like JVC uses on some of its models to retract the cord would be ideal.
Still, these headphones perform very well aside from these points. They are comfortable enough to wear for over an hour and produce great bass and music detail without costing a fortune and weighing a bunch. I used them often when working in libraries, computer labs, etc and they were good at keeping out most of the ambient noise. On airplanes and subways they were not effective at all - you need noise cancelling for that.
All in all, I would be getting another pair of these if they did not break so easily.