Pros Good sound balance
Attractive sound signature
Super comfortable pads and overall fit
Nice, flexible cord
Cons Average build quality
Average ambient noise suppression
Cord might be too long for use other than with a PC/TV
Quite stale looks (though not utterly devoid of charm)
Bit of cheap plastic feel
Summary Those were actually the first Sony product to astonish me in such a nice way, their sound is just great for the about $20 they cost, in both signature and detail. The sound has a nice serious feel to it, and all of frequencies are neatly represented, the bass is quite roomy giving it a fitting overall sense of depth, the mids are exact and sharp enough, I'd only say the high freqs could be bit more natural, but you cannot say they're dull. Overall nice all-round sound for the price. The sound has just 2 drawbacks that may or may not matter to you. First, it's not very effective volume-wise, so dependent on your ears' sensitivity you might have a hard time listening to them from an unamplified portable device. Second is more related to their build, they don't suppress the environmental noise enough, at least for my liking, just enough to prevent you from having a conversation but not enough to barrier you from the surroundings properly.
Then we have the design & build quality which are usually brought up first in reviews, but well, let's not be too meticulous. The design is actually not bad, they looked quite dull in the box but as soon as I put them on my head i started to even like that quasi-vintage feel they have.
Build-wise it's decent if price is taken into account, why so? Well they appeared sturdy until I had a hardcore accident involving them, to put it straight: I had them in a backpack and then I slipped on the ice putting my over 100 kilos right on the pack, and boom- one of the headband height regulators got completely disintegrated. Bet you it wouldn't destroy some quality built mid-end portables, but well, the price tag justifies that my XD100 couldn't take the strain. Of course you cannot buy a headband for them, I'd have to replace the whole product which I honestly cannot be arsed to do, so I removed the regulator completely and glued them with poxipol, leaving half the possible adjustment. We'll see how long they live, the glue is drying just as I'm writing.
As for comfort which is least important to me as long as there is any (I get used to stuff easily), they fit me just great. Lightweight, with very good quality ear pads that neither stress the ears nor cause them to sweat. The arch could be better to accompany, but it's decent anyways- never hurt my head or produced any discomfort despite being just plastics.
All in all, to my ears and wallet, those deserve a solid 9+/10, taking into account they average at 3.5 stars here, I'll give them a full rating rather than 4-star. Of course- I'd recommend them.
Pros Strong Build
Cons Long wire
Summary The best set of headphones i have ever had ! I have been using these headphones for 3 years now and i keep using them carelessly and still they're intact . The voice quality is amazing , very comfortable and excellent build. The best thing is when you listen songs at maximum volumes , you still would wanna keep listening as it doesnt hurt the ear and is very comfortable in that way too :)
"VFM and sounds good!"on by VIRTWO
Pros - Long cord
- Good and flat sound
- Sound isolation
- Performance at high volume
- Low price (I paid 1090 INR at a premium store)
Cons - Volume control is missing
- Bass could have been stronger
Summary I use it (will use it) primarily for listening music from laptop (at work) and they sound very good, and to listen to TV. In both case I have equalizer at disposal so can control the bass and get over the demerit.
Pros It covers a good frequency range.
Cons after 3 hours of use, it gets kinda heavy
Pros The price is right!
Great sound, especially for a pair of cheap headphones.
Cons head band feels cheap and could possibly break if abused.
High sound leakage
little to no noise cancellation
Summary For someone who wants a pair of headphones for around the house and for casual listening these are great. For the price point these are some of the best I have ever tried. Are they the quality of a $150 set? No, but these do the job if you don't have the money to drop. Overall a great product.