103 of 106 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just superb, don't waste money on other expensive models!
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...
Published 17 months ago by Levana
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Overated
Not as happy with this purchase as I was expecting after reading the reviews.
Good sound quality
Fold up nicely
Cable a little short
Published 6 months ago by Ross Stenson
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103 of 106 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just superb, don't waste money on other expensive models!,
This review is from: Sony MDR-V55 DJ Stereo Headphones - Red (Electronics)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.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sony mdr v55 or mdr zx600???,
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great sounding headphones,
This review is from: Sony MDR-V55 DJ Stereo Headphones - Red (Electronics)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.
38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SONY MDR-V55,
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY highly recommended!!!,
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)I am a guitarist, pianist and music arranger and I use my Mac and Logic software to create my music. Once done, I transfer the finished article to iTunes so that I can listen to, and compare, the sound quality and volumes, of each instrument used. I am highly critical of my own music so I need to be able to listen both intently and in comfort.
These earphones [Sony MDR-V55 DJ Stereo Headphones - Black] are, in one word, phenomenal!! I can hear every high note in a highly crisp treble whilst at the same time, hearing a smooth bass. The sound quality is brilliant and the phones are as comfortable as any I have tried.
I admit that I am surprised at the price, not because it's too high, but because, for the quality of the sound reproduction, I have never heard such for this low price range.
I cannot comment on what they would be like in a DJ environment, however, the phones cut out a lot of the surrounding sounds that normally interfere with one's listening pleasure, so I would not be surprised to hear that they work well in a music venue environment.
Very highly recommended, in fact I give them 6 stars out of 5
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars MDRV55 - Great product for the budget minded DJ,
This review is from: Sony MDR-V55 DJ Stereo Headphones - Blue (Electronics)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.
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dre beats? Think again...,
This review is from: Sony MDR-V55 DJ Stereo Headphones - Red (Electronics)When first opening the packaging of this product you instantly notice a sleek, simple and stylish design. This is just the sort of product we have come to expect from sony in terms of its design and quality of sound. The sound is unbelievably crisp and for the £60 price tag is quite remarkable how they have managed to get such a range. As good as Dre beats are, you are paying for the celebrity name on the front mainly. I like to listen to my tunes on the train but find smaller in ear headphones take away some of musical enjoyment that you get with over ear headphones. These are perfect for travel at just 222g, they fold away as well which is helpful for travel and not available on all its competitors. The colour range you get just adds to the smart, subtle design you get with the MDR-V55. Blue and red are my personal favourites (I have the blue ones). The blue cable and ear muff part is a really cool design I think.
Would definitely recommend these headphones especially compared to most of its competitors which cannot deliver such a high quality headphone at this afford price. The great thing is you always know that your getting quality with any Sony product, this is no different. Brilliant!
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic- The best in it's class!,
This review is from: Sony MDR-V55 DJ Stereo Headphones - Red (Electronics)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 the bass was non existent. And 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 suddenly wowed. They were the only headphones I'd tried so far which had clear mids and highs, but also great bass response. I suddenly decided these were probably going to be the ones. I then decided to compare them to the 'supposedly' amazing Beats by Dr Dre. The Beats were £170. I put them on and instantly I decided they were terrible. The bass was inaccurate, damp, and the mids and highs were just not there. Not clear at all. I went back to these sony's and I was once again wowed. 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 fully In stock! I chose the red ones. By the way, they look great and feel very well made.
When I got home, I connected the headphones to my iPad (3rd Gen) and began playing some music. I was very disappointed, I thought I'd wasted my money. The highs were very sharp and too loud. I then decided to leave them for half an hour on nearly full volume to allow them to be 'run in' a bit. After half an hour, I went back to them and my smile reappeared. WOW. It seems the 'run in' was what was needed. The bass was fantastic, and the mids and highs were crisp and clear. After a few days now, I can say that they are fantastic, the bass is very powerful with the right songs, but at the same time, the bass doesn't overpower the mids and highs at all. As you turn the volume up, not only does the bass increase, so does everything else, which makes the sound very balanced. I've tried many different types of music Including rock, pop, jazz, techno, classical music, film soundtracks (e.g. the Impossible) and many other types. Each song blew me away. These headphones are capable with every genre. I consider myself an audiophile so sound quality has to be perfect for me. One other thing I like is not only hearing the bass but also feeling it. Well with these headphones, with the right songs, you can. It feels fantastic!
So that's the sound quality done. Now onto looks and build quality-
They look great in the black and red colour. They look expensive and professional. They do not look cheap in any way. I would recommend staying away from the black ones with white ear pads and I guess they will get dirty after hours of use. I find the build quality very good, with no sense of cheap plastic quality. Some have mentioned they creak. Well they're plastic, they are going to. But you cannot hear it with music playing so this issue can be disregarded as it doesn't affect the headphones sound quality.
They feel very comfortable on the ears and don't feel too heavy. They are not too big either so you won't look slightly strange walking around town or on the train.
One thing though, is at loud volumes, they do leak sound, so I wouldn't put them on full volume when using public transport , unless you don't care about everyone else hearing your music. I don't find it a problem though because I know that all headphones for this price range do, so there's no way of avoiding it really. It doesn't make them bad though, they are as said earlier, just fab. Sony should be proud of them.
So to conclude, I would say to anyone who's considering them to not even think about any others, just get these. Ignore all the reviews saying too much bass aswell, they are not to bassy, they give out as much as is needed. I would also recommend getting the black and red ones as in my opinion, they look the best.
Thanks for reading and I hope this helps you decide. Enjoy these headphones. They're great, you will never be disappointed.
30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music to your ears, and then some...,
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)In a word; excellent.
I first tried these headphones when travelling on the Tube in London as I was curious to compare them against my Sennheiser noise cancelling ones and I was utterly impressed the quality of tones they produced. I was listening to music from my iPod and hearing clarity of instruments like I've not done for many years. It was like being a teenager again and listening with good hearing!
Ok, so they weren't so great for cutting out the Tube noise (even though they're the 'over-the-ear' style) but they did reduce some noise. Nonetheless, unlike other standard headphones I've tried on the Tube, I could still comfortably listen to music, but most importantly was the quality of that music; it was fantastic; decent quality base for some of the heavier stuff yet still able to reproduce the lighter notes of acoustic instruments.
I am by no means an audiophile so I can't talk in the descriptive terms used by these experts but I was amazed by the tonal qualities coming out, I felt like I was listening with new ears! I've used them on my PC at home and the sound is just as good.
For the price, I can't fault these at all; highly recommended.
38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have!!!,
This review is from: Sony MDR-V55 DJ Stereo Headphones - Red (Electronics)Bought this last 2 weeks for USD99 after tried from BOSE, Beats,Senheiser and last Sony.... Tested 5 different model at Sony outlet and MDR V55 stood out the best in terms of sound and price.Listen more to heavy stuff like Death Metal, Grindcore & Black Metal this headphones really deliver the best sound and not to forget great design as well...Well balanced between the sound range while for me Beats spoiled by adjusting more on bass... Really good headphones for those who love extreme music especially the sound of guitar riff while maintaining the sound of double pedal kicking....
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