Apr
20
2011

Sony MDR-ZX100 headphones review

I recently moved into a new office, and had to get a new set of headphones. I don’t buy them too often, so I’m always stuck with the question of which style to go for. I was considering some fairly cheap ear buds, but in the end, I decided to go for the Sony MDR-ZX100 headphones, which are over the ear. At my old place of employment, I was using the Sony MDR-NC60 Noise Cancelling headphones, which were just a great experience. Nice sound, good fit, can’t find a complaint about them. I figured that since I had to actually use my own money on this new set, I’d stick with that style, minus the noise cancelling, which I never really cared for.

I’m about a week into heavy usage on the MDR-zx100’s, and I have to say, I’m liking them a lot. You can look up all sorts of technical details, and crazy reviews elsewhere. This is a quick and dirty real world review, like something I’d tell to a friend in the office. Anyway, these sound great. Nice highs, responsive lows. They’re extremely comfortable, and light weight. The ear cushions are super soft. In all honesty, I absolutely can’t believe these things were less than $20. I thought it was a mistake at first. The only thing to be aware of, is that the headband is wide, so while it fits nicely, the headband will bow out from your head about an inch on each side. I think it’s just the style though and some may actually prefer it this way. I don’t even think about it anymore, but it’s something to be aware of if you’re expecting these headphones to be low profile on your head.

So my verdict: If you’re in the market for some good sounding and comfy headphones, just get these. The performance/price combo is pretty sweet.

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