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Sony MDR V150 On-Ear Headphones

3.38/5 (13 Reviews) MSRP : $19.99


Product Description

- Studio Monitor Series Headphones incorporate high-end materials and advanced engineering; critically clean, exceptionally clear sound for professional and high fidelity applications.
- Reversible earcups enable single-sided monitoring flexibility.
- 30 mm diameter drive units are larger than many headphones for deeper bass, lower distortion and wider dynamic range; bass response extends down to a low 18 Hz.
- 500 mW power handling stands up to day-in, day-out use at high output levels.
- Ferrite magnets for high energy and compact size; help produce ample sound output -- 98 dB/mW sensitivity.
- Oxygen-free copper cord for maximum conductivity, minimum noise; conducts electricity better than conventional copper.
- Supra-aural design rests lightly on the ear; creates a controlled environment for better sound; driver is positioned the correct distance from the ear canal.
- Wide, molded headband distributes the headphone's weight over a wide area; reduced pressure means comfortable listening for hours on end.
- Sony UniMatch plug system with fixed stereo miniplug for use with portable equipment; detachable phone plug for use with studio and home audio equipment.


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by slywlf a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2012

Bottom Line:   
My last headphones - $80 10 years ago - got destroyed during a move, and being short on cash I decided to give these a try - I mean Sony has a good rep, and they were light and comfortable. Unfortunately the construction is so flimsy the right headpiece snapped clear off less than 6 months into what amounts to very casual use. It's not that they were being dragged around from place to place, getting packed and unpacked like my old set which lasted 10 years. These simply were used to listen to music or watch DVDs on my laptop of an evening.
The sound quality was satisfactory for such casual use, and the ear pieces reasonably comfortable - though nothing like either the sound quality or comfort of my defunct set. Adjusting them to sit properly on my head was another minor annoyance - they had a habit of popping back to a larger size and sliding back on my head if I made a sudden movement. The fact that I now have to replace them after such short use, however, means I am going to wait until I save enough to get a better set.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2012

Bottom Line:   
My dad gave me these headphones almost a year ago and they are wonderful. Far from perfect, but for the price they are absolutely exceptional! On a scale of one to five (one being the earbuds your iPod comes with and five being Bose) these are a four, but for just $20 I, for one, can live with 4 out of 5. What strikes me about these headphones is the balance of treble, middle, and bass tones whereas so many cheaper headphones now feature grossly exaggerated bass projection.

BOTTOM LINE: For dirt cheap this Sony beats out almost any headphones in the $0 - $100 range, and even some more expensive headphones. It's a great deal, jump on it.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Julien a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Pros: At $20, the V150s offer strong value for money and appealing minimalist design. The V150s don't distort or have harsh treble. With their 6 foot cable, they are ideally suited for use with a computer or a radio for use listening to voice.

Cons: Not nearly as good as the comparably priced Sennheiser HD201 headphones in terms of audio and comfort. Overall, they have a narrow closed-in sound stage and the sound is slightly muffled and muted across all ranges especially the high end.

Summary: I have been thinking about writing a review of the V150s for the last three months and the difficulty is that while I like the styling, and feel that they are good value and well suited to certain applications, they are miles away from being as good as the Sennheiser HD201s in terms of audio quality for music. If you're used to $10 headphones and find these at $20, buy them. They are well built and free of the distortions and faults found in most cheap headphones.They are readily available at local stores as opposed to some of the better alternatives (Sennheiser HD201). They are acceptable but not recommended for non-critical listening of music provided that the relatively weak treble is boosted with EQ. They would be ideally suited for use in schools, museums, and offices. I've used them for music, games, movies, tv shows, podcasts, home movie creation, e-learning and radio. My main complaint is that they are slightly muffled or muted never excelling at any portion of the sound spectrum. But, for $20 they work without annoying me and look "professional".

I love the simple styling and the tasteful Sony logo. The V150s feel as though a lot of thought was put into their design. For example, there are numbered notches on each side for the size adjustment, a bump on the left cup to align them in the dark, a � TRS adaptor, a heavy cable which doesn't seem to tangle, and really soft faux leather pads. I've seen them used by a camera man from a local news station, ham radio operators, and on the second season of the TV show Dexter in a police audio lab. They are highly flexible for field work involving basic voice recordings, "professionally" styled, and above all cheap enough where they are replaceable.

I've been using mine for about 4 months, or approximately 100 hours. I find them great at work for use with my computer. The cable is just long enough to reach under my desk and tough enough to get run over accidentally. The sound is great for e-learning courses, podcasts, and internet radio (low bitrate). My MP3 player will drive them, but the 6 foot cord is too long to be convenient for portable use. The noise isolation is limited, but sufficient to prevent sound from being heard by those around me (at work or in a quiet room). I wear them with glasses without any serious discomfort. Unfortunately, because of their supra-aural design, they naturally press against your ears and could become uncomfortable during prolonged use.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Culcom a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Monitors don't have a long a long live outdoor, so this is a good choice, if you can compromise qualtiy and price.
Buy a lot of this model , change every three months, and you you will be satified.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by pliedtka a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Don't bother with them - it's not a STUDIO MONITOR - it's just paint. My Brother got some to listen some MP3's.
The highs are totally gone, left is mid range with some midbass. The imaging is gone alltogether.
Save some money, buy Grados, eg SR60, Audio-Technicas M-50, Shure 440, 840, Senns
Another B.S. from Sony

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010




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