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Good value, very good sound for the price
on 23 May 2014
These are the updated model of the popular MDR-ZX300 range, there are some minor cosmetic differences compared to this newer MDR-ZX310 model (Sony logo offset from the middle, slightly different mouldings on the headband area only small differences though)
As I have both models I can compare them esp in regards to sound.
Both have 30mm neodymium drivers, and the same 10–24,000Hz frequency range
Quick summary of good and bad
+ Good tonal balance with excellent bass response
+ Build is fine for the price feel reasonably well made, cans are foldable
+ Comfy and lightweight I've worn these for hours and they never annoy even longer wearing periods
+ Well spread out tonality giving a good feeling of presence
- Cord length is 1.2m which might be a bit short for some (ie listening to tv, hifi etc)
Sound wise these sound a little better balanced than the older model, slightly brighter in the mids and highs. Bass is very good for a budget set of cans, with nice depth and good soundstage. These sound a lot better than you expect in this price range and are a good choice for budget phones which are light, sound good and very portable.
They don't have the same natural tonality and near perfect blend of bass/mids/treble as my more expensive Yamaha HPH-200's, but these cost a lot less and sound good for the asking price. One of the better budget cans available in this price range. A solid buy