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Sony DJ Style Over-Ear Headphones - Black

by Sony
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (581 customer reviews)

Price: £50.05 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Foldable headphones with 40mm driver unit, neodymium magnet and 1.2m cord
  • 40mm neodymium drivers
  • 5Hz-25kHz frequency range
  • High power input up to 1,000mW

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 20 x 15 cm ; 222 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
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  • Item model number: MDRV55B.AE
  • ASIN: B007Q8EJF6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Feb 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (581 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Perfectly play back sound
Perfectly play back sound
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Get closer to that dancefloor adrenaline
Get closer to that dancefloor adrenaline
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At a glance

Mix It Up

You love the club, it's your second home. You need a set of DJ headphones to perfectly play back that sound and get the bass thumping. Comfort is paramount, as you spend most of your time listening to your favourite tracks and DJ mixes.

These DJ headphones get you closer than ever to that dancefloor adrenaline. With accurate sound reproduction and audio separation, everytime you put them on is like stepping back in the club. Convenient features such as reversible earcups and longer cords make it easy to move around while you're listening. Oh, and they look good too.

Perfect for mixing your own tracks
Perfect for mixing your own tracks
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Immense sound whatever you are listening to
Immense sound whatever you are listening to
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Fold them up and store them away
Fold them up and store them away
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Take your music with you
Take your music with you
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In Detail


These are a mighty pair of cans, with big-sounding 40mm drivers, top drawer audio separation and swivel, foldable earcups for max comfort all day long and single sided monitoring on the decks.

Sound is immense, whether you're playing hip-hop, house or R&B. The large driver and neodymium magnet gives you a rich sound with deep bass and sparkling highs. Excellent sensitivity and power handling put you in total command of your music and you won't have to endure any noise distortion either, even at high volume.

Comfortable? You bet. A closed design with large soft earpads fits snugly over the ear for excellent sound isolation. Reversible earcups and a single-sided flat cord give you maximum freedom while strolling around. Then when you're done with your music, you can fold them up and store them away in your bag. Pick your favourite colour– choose from black, white, red or blue.


Music is your life and you love to listen to it. You also like to mix up your own tracks when you get a moment, checking your sound through your high quality DJ headphones. You need a large 30mm driver for power and reversible earcups for single sided monitoring. And because you often take your mixes out, a lightweight design too.

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MDRV55 Headphones
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
153 of 157 people found the following review helpful
By Ray
Colour Name:Red|Verified Purchase
For the past month I've been trying various different headphones which I can use on a daily basis. I have tried the Bose QuietComfort 15 (QC15) and both B&W P3 and P5 headphones which all cost between £250 - £280. I've also got a pair of Sennheiser HD280 Pro headphones in addition to some old Sony MDR-V300 and Sennheiser Noise Isolation earphones. I can honestly say that the quality of these Sony MDR-V55 headphones is just brilliant and for me these are the best headphones of the lot. They fold easily into my laptop bag, fit very comfortably (much more so than the Sennheiser HD280 headphones) as they're not too tight and the sound quality is just spot on. After trying the B&W P5 headphones, which do sound 'very nice' but for me they didn't isolate the outside noise very much and just cost a fortune. The Bose QC15's were amazing at noise cancellation (only low frequencies, high pitched noised won't cancel out), so great for airplane travel, but I just couldn't see how the quality was any better than my Sennheiser earphones.

These Sony headphones are very stylish yet comfortable, and have a great feel to the sound across all frequencies. The bass is better than the B&W headphones whilst the mid to top frequencies are crystal clear. I use these for both music and listening to my language tuition when traveling on the train, sitting in the garden, etc. They're the perfect solution for that.

The only thing I wish it had was a case to keep it in, and a better way of wrapping up the lead. Other than that, for the price you really can't go wrong and I for one have saved hundreds of pounds compared to the other makes.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sounding headphones 22 July 2012
Colour Name:Red|Verified Purchase
These are surely the best headphones in their price zone (and possibly beyond!). The bass sound is deep but really clear the top end is pretty good too and they sit comfortably on the head. The only reason why I've notgiven it 5 stars has nothing to do with the sound, but only to do with the length of lead which is 1 metre. Come on Sony...you could have given us a bit more to play with! I'll have to buy an extension lead.
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58 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic- The best in it's class! 25 July 2013
Colour Name:Red
I had been searching the internet for a few months, looking for a pair of great headphones, but couldn't make my mind up. I focused on Sennheiser, Sony, Skullcandy and many others. What I was looking for was a pair of headphones with strong but accurate bass and crisp mids and highs. I struggled to find this within my £100 price budget. I decided to take my phone to a local electronic store and try out every pair of headphones on display to try. I tried about 12 different pairs. I tried Philips, Skullcandy, Sony and Beats by Dr Dre. Well to start off, I was shocked by how terrible nearly each pair sounded. This highs were muffled and there was very little bass, if any at all. Bear in mind this was at the £60 mark! I then noticed these headphones right in the middle of the Beats and the Sony XB600's. First I tried the XB600s.... I thought the bass was good, but that's it. There was no depth or clarity within the mids and highs. I then tried these Sony's and was impressed straight away. They were the only headphones I'd tried so far which had clear mids and highs, but also a great bass response. I quickly realised these were probably going to be the ones. I then decided to compare them to the 'supposedly' fantastic Beats by Dr Dre. The Beats were £170. I put them on and after listening to them, all I could say it that they were terrible. The bass was inaccurate, damp, and the mids and highs were not clear at all. I went back to these sony's and I was once again impressed. I decided these were the ones to get. I checked to see if there were any left and I was lucky, there was one pair left. This told me that I wasn't the only one who thought they were good as all the other headphones were in stock and none had been purchased. I chose the red ones. Read more ›
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite Dissapoionted 29 Dec 2013
Colour Name:Red|Verified Purchase
The headphones are very comfortable when wearing them and the cable seems a reasonable length...furthermore Amazon deserves a 5 star for its quick delivery but the problem I have with these headphones are the sound leakage, as people areound me are able to hear them... and I hate having to reduce the volume when using the headphones; and for this reason alone I am going to put a low star.


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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Colour Name:Blue
Straight out of the box, these headphones have a great aesthetic and feel light but strong on your ears. Maintaining a similar style to the older 700 range while delivering a slick new overall design that makes the MDRV55 a welcome addition to the Pro DJ headphone range.

A common bug bare about the old 700 range was that they had a cumbersome and awkward build that ultimately felt like 2 speakers strapped to your head. The MDR-V55 has solved this dilema by reducing the cup size to align more with other popular DJ headphone choices without losing the noise cancellation that the larger cans delivered.

The MDR-V55 has a great solid output to the sound - not too heavy in the low end whilst retaining clarity throughout the mid range. After several hours at considerable volume the high end response has not caused any discomfort and have even finally replaced the Sennheisers that have travelled across the globe with me for years.

I always liked the sturdy build to the old 700 range - but disliked the easily breakable hinge - the MDR-V55's have been tested over and over for rough treatment and there doesn't seem to be any concerns in my mind that the hinge is likely to be a nuisance. Well done Sony for a great set of headphones at an even better price point than the other comparable models and brands in the marketplace today.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Real nice bass better then My much more expensiciv denon
Published 2 days ago by Daniel Mårtensson
3.0 out of 5 stars Lead not long enough.
Excellent quality,but have had to add an extension to the lead as Sony have slipped up in not adding a long enough lead to the earphones.... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Dirk
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great sound for the price and very stylish!
Published 3 days ago by Roger
4.0 out of 5 stars These sony headphones are great and the sound is excellent
These sony headphones are great and the sound is excellent, there's great base from them, they would not be the best for blocking out outside sounds, I would recommend in ear... Read more
Published 7 days ago by james
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy these!
I travel to work by bus every day and was used to using ear buds but felt the music was drowned out by general road noises. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Steve Calderhead
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG
These things are absolutely amazing great build quality amazing sound better than beats by miles!
Published 10 days ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great value for money! Right up there with the best in the market.
Published 10 days ago by Junaid Siddiqui
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 10 days ago by Miccina
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price...
These headphones are great, they kind of cancel out the noise as they are a bit tight, but still fairly comfortable. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Dalek
5.0 out of 5 stars From a deaf person's point of view
I'm writing this as someone who's deaf (very deaf - not just a bit!). My needs are probably very unusual but this might help someone in the same situation. Read more
Published 12 days ago by S. Gamble
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