Sony MDR-SA5000 Over-Ear Headphones

5/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $360.00


Product Description

Sony presents the all-new 2005 MDR-SA5000 Stereo Headphones with nano composite HD driver actualizes 110kHz playback. A 50mm driver unit that reproduces overflows sound, and features 360kJ/ high magnetic force neodymium magnet that produce a powerful bass. High purity 99.9999% 6N-OFC litz wire has a superior signal transmission quality. Unit is light weight with strong magnesium body frame. An ultra stylish design plus a total comfort around your ears.
  • Sensitivity: 102dB/mW
  • Impedance: 70 ohms at 1kHz
  • Frequency Response: 5-110,000Hz
  • Power Handling Capacity: 1,500mW


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike Klementovich a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I own the Grado GS-1000 with silver upgraded silver wire...the SENNHEISER HD-650 with silver upgrade...the Sennheiser HD-280 with silver upgrade and have done this shootout against the SONY MDR-SA5000 using the prototype George Wright WHA-22 headphone amp. This headphone amp is one of only two ever made and is a pre-production prototype and was ready to go into production when George Wright passed away. This is the best headphone amp i have ever listened to BY FAR. It sports 4 ECC-99's 2 -12AU7's and 2 -12AX7 and I have used both TELEFUNKEN and RAYTHEON's in this amp with excellent results with both outstanding tubes.
The bottom line without dragging you all down with all kinds of adjectives........BUY THE SONY MDR-SA5000's they BLOW away anything out there including the Sennheiser HD-800.
These are the cleanest sounding most articulate, fastest heaphones ever made. PERIOD

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by No name a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I have been using the Sony MDR-SA5000 ever since it came out several years ago, and have been using it ever since. During that time I have compared this headphone against many other headphones in its price class, namely Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Beyerdynamic DT880, Sony MDR-CD3000 (now discontinued). To my ears, the Sony MDR-SA5000 trounces all those other headphones in terms of speed, agility and dynamic extension, although the now discontinued Sony MDR-CD3000 does come close. When you hear the Sony MDR-SA5000 side by side with the Sennheiser HD600 and HD650, the Sony makes you feel like you are listening to open, airy electrostatic speakers, while the sennheisers make you feel like you are listening to typical veiled boxed speakers. I have heard Sennheiser has made some major changes in their new flagship HD800 headphone. But the Sennheiser HD800 costs over four times as much as the Sony MDR-SA5000. Until the Sennheiser HD800 comes down in price from its stratospheric price level, I am sticking with my Sony MDR-SA5000.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006




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