Pros:Comfortable, great sound quality, innexpensive...
Cons:... nothing significant...
The Bottom Line: While I use Sony MDR-V150 Headphones almost exclusively for gaming, they're a good choice for pretty much any use.
With the arrival of my first child and the house getting smaller as a result, finding time to do things had been getting more difficult, and the chances of any noise created being a problem increased. The simple solution seemed to be a set of headphones, and you know what? I really wish I'd got them years ago. I use them almost exclusively for gaming, and they can make a huge difference to many games, especially in the helping you to feel that you're in the thick of it. When I was looking through different headphones on Amazon, the Sony MDR-V150 Headphones seemed to be the best compromise of price and performance. Although they were advertised mainly as headphones for DJ / mixing use, they seem to be very good all rounders – apart from playing games I've used them for just listening to music and watching movie trailers, just to see what they were like, and they were absolutely fine. I did read one complaint on Amazon that the bass was weak, but I have to say that I didn't find this to be the case at all – the bass is nice and meaty when it needs to be, but not so over-emphasised that it ruins everything else.
Recommend this product?
The headphones are very comfortable with easily adjustable size (9 different settings, clicking smoothly into place, and swivel bases on the headphones themselves), they came well packaged and apart from one annoyed moment when I thought they didn't have the right connector to attach to my PC (my wife shortly thereafter found the adaptor that I hadn't noticed hidden in the packaging), I've had absolutely no problems with them whatsoever. They are quite effective at blocking out surrounding noise, the clarity and fidelity are excellent, and they're very comfortable on the ears. (In fact I should get a pair for work...) They look pretty durable and well constructed, so they should last for a good while.
Mine cost £14.99 from Amazon, and I have to say that I'm delighted with them. They obviously add convenience to both myself and those around me, but even better they seriously add to the atmosphere of games and add to the sense of “being there”. I only wish I'd thought of doing this years ago! My only slight criticism of them is that after a while your ears can end up feeling too hot; normally I simply take the headphones off for a few seconds, then replace, and it's okay. If the problem is persistent it's usually a sign that the room itself is too warm – something the headphones can hardly be blamed for!
At any rate, if you do want some headphones for gaming or pretty much any other use, I would recommend the Sony MDR-V150 Headphones as a high-quality, inexpensive product. I've always tended to trust Sony electronic products more than most brands too (though maybe that's just me), so having used these for quite a while already, I feel confident that I will continue to get good use out of them for years to come.