Rated 4 out of 5 by KerosAohco COMFORTABLE!
I've been sampling different headphones at my local Sony store and the second I put these on I was in love. I can't handle in-ear buds or on-ear headphones for extended periods of time; my ear aches when I do. My last choice are over-ears because they don't apply pressure to my ears directly. These babies envelop my ears, so I only feel the cups on my head. They feel like pillows. I was listening to my music, (for half an hour mind you#, and I didn't want to take these off.
Now, the audio quality is not as loud or deep as say the X10s, but pretty balanced overall. Which is a good thing in my opinion because I don't want my music distorted. #I'm a classical and electronica guy, and the x10s tend to favor bass and low end freq.) Just some tweaks on my android settings and I can get the music sounding how I want it.
I rate 4/5 stars mainly due to volume levels. They did not sound loud enough, and I could still hear sound leak in from the mall, though it was pretty muffled out.
January 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by whitigir Not that great
I am not any professional audiophile person, but I do enjoy music as a hobby. I collect many different headphones/headsets. Mostly common priced under $300. Lately I got bit by Sony High-res on the Z3 phone. While I am very happy with the phone and my other headphones. I would try this Hi-res headphones out. I am not impressed
1/ Impedance is high 40 ohms vs 103 db sensitiviy = no phones or portable players can drive this. You will have to have an external amp to get it cranking. So it sounded horrible with my Z3
2/ Got it with a Yamaha RX-V amplifier Via the headphones out...I couldn't believe how much volumes I had to crank up to listen to this phone....as 3x times as much than my Loud speakers...unbelievable
3/ Sound ? Not impressive, lack of mid, vocal, bright highs, tight bass. But music is nothing without the defined mid.
I am a fan of Sony, but sorry, I have to give you this review. Please do better
October 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marie2014 Perfect Pleasant Sound...For Every Genres....
I would recommend this headset for every listeners. I would not recommend it for music listeners that like/love heavy/depth bass. This is a perfect headset that is comfortable and has perfect sounds. I have tried it on DVD, MP3, Recorder, Portable Tablet, and PC. The outcome was a perfect headset ever. You can't imagine the sound you get out of this headset. I have played every genres on my Sony Hi-Res Walkman Digital Music Player (NWZ-A17SLV) with this headset. This headset has got the beat that anyone would want. The perfect clearance of sounds. This headset comes with 2 different cables and a pouch. Very good material. Would recommend to anyone.
February 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HVF4 Epic STUDIO QUALITY sound!
These headphones were my own little Christmas gift to myself....NO REGRETS! I love these headphones! Perfect High and Low ends! These are High-Resolution headphones so they can take a punch from your music player (Walkman, iPod, etc). Includes a second cord so you can use these on your smartphone as a headset (has a mic and muti-use botton) And yes...will work on both Android and iOS. As an added bonus....Plug these badboys into your PS4 controller and BAM! you now have some very high quality headset for your gaming needs. Enjoy! I know i am! :D
January 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RandomAnonymous Audio Starting to Fade
I bought these a couple of months ago and they worked really great with blocking out outside sounds. However, recently in the past few days, audio in both earcups start to fade in and out. Sometimes it will be loud and quality sound then suddenly it will go to super low quality and hard to hear. I tried switching the cables but it happened with both. Hopefully nothing worse happens to the audio in the coming months.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JBMI6 Great
Sound quality is great with a lot of bass and very accurate-sounding.
Build quality is brilliant.
Tell you what, in Thailand where I visited a few days ago, this headphone was on sale ( in a Sony Store) for 2990 baht
( roughly 95$).
April 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gee1 Better than good
Extremely comfortable. I travel a great deal and these headphones are superb on a plane. The sound is deep and the clarity is excellent. Folds up neatly and flat into a travel pouch. Great value.
May 3, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by dwillie Super Headphones
Very good sound quality and excellent bass.
March 25, 2015