For a cheap pair of headphones, they are not too bad. I prefer the open ear design of the MDR-605LP, but alas it has been discontinued.
Why they stopped making a clearly superior design is beyond me but I suppose large corporations are prone to these kind of senseless decisions.
Anyway, they sound good but the closed design heats up the ears a bit too much in summer which never happened with the 605s.
the split cord is also a bit annoying as a single cord is better but I suppose this makes it cheaper to make.
The only alternative to my dead MDR-605LP in this price range I could find. Maybe Sony will see their mistake and make something better in entry-level open-ear headphones.
The cord has broken internally and no more sound at all now. No way to fix it of course. Appalling quality. Didn't even last a year. Rubbish.
Made in China.