Sony MDR-V700DJ Headphones

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Great sound, cheap plastic

Jan 31, 2007
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Pros:Sound quality, coiled cord, compactness

Cons:Build quality, ruggedness, lack of replacement parts

The Bottom Line: Overall, I like these headphones a lot but knowing what I know now, I would not buy them again.


I am not a DJ but I do a heck of a lot of video editing. I also listen to music a lot and use them with my computer for the occasional video game. I shopped around a bit for a set of headphones that would fulfill all of these needs and decided on the MDR-V700. Because of their folding design and their intended users (DJs), I figured these would travel well in my backpack, and I was mostly right. Unfortunately, soon after I purchased them, the plastic around the swivel mounts above each earpiece began to crack and split. They're still holding up after 5 years of pretty constant use, but it doesn't look like they'll survive much longer.

The good:Sound quality is great, good bass reproduction and surround. When you're wearing them, they effectively block out all external noise. Rides on one ear well. Coiled 'telephone-style' cord means less tangles. Default is 1/8" jack with screw-on 1/4" adapter. Cord is attached to the left earpiece very solidly and has a rubber reinforced sleeve to keep it from becoming creased. No danger of accidentally pulling the cord right out of the headphones, which I have done with other sets.

The bad:Earcup could be deeper, it rides right on my ear and is uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. Plastic housing is pretty but is not very wear resistant. Tends to 'creak' when you move.

The ugly: Cracking and splitting all around the swivel joints. I paid $150 for these headphones 5 years ago and I expected higher quality from a Sony product. Inexpensive replacement parts are not available.


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