These are another recent release coming from Sony. The Sony MDR-XD150 On-Ear Stereo Headphones are a nice “do it all” kind of headphones. They have a basic style, and are also moderately priced. I had the opportunity to try out these headphones and I was pleased with them. There are some things that i really like about the Sony MDR-XD150, but also some areas in which i think Sony can improve on. These make an excellent entry level pair of headphones, especially for somebody who may be working in a studio environment.
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I also had the chance to do a quick video review on the Sony MDR-XD150’s, in which i will add here for you:
When first handling these headphones, it was apparent how light weight they are. This is mainly due to the all plastic construction. The fact that they are so light makes them enjoyable to wear for long periods of time. Despite being light weight, the Sony MDR-XD150 On-Ear Stereo Headphones are somewhat on the larger side, they feel a little bit bulky, which might not make them your ideal choice for on-the-go use. The Sony MDR-XD150’s would be suited more towards entry level studio use, or regular at home use.
The all plastic construction makes them feel a little cheap, the headband is a little too flexible and it would have been nice if Sony added more support into the headband to accommodate the larger sized ear-cups. They do feel very comfortable when worn, and the ear-cups have a very nice padding that is thicker on one side to allow for a more customized fit. What I really like about the Sony MDR-XD150 On-Ear Stereo Headphones, is the robust cable and its length being over 5 feet. The Sony MDR-XD150 are great for when you need to move around your office or studio while wearing them.
Sony always makes sure to have top quality audio in there products, the MDR-XD150‘s sound great! The bass is robust on these headphones, and the sound in general is very clear. They also have a very high volume threshold, allowing you to wear them around your neck and blast out some beats. These stereo headphones are not noise-canceling at all, you can pretty much hear everything around you while wearing the MDR-XD150’s.
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