I have had this series of headphones before and wanted a replcement. They are excellent value for money for everyday listening, (i use an ipod). They have a very long lead which may not suit everybody. For the price the sound very good and i would recommend them.
Good headphones but note there’s no mike and the ear pieces are a lot flatter than (and therefore not as comfortable as) my sennheisers.
Sony MDR-V300 Headphones with Neodymium Magnet – Folding Design
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- 30 mm driver unit for high-quality sound
- Reversible earcups for easy single-sided DJ monitoring
- Metallic silver finish for the earcups
- Compact folding design for easy carrying and storage
- Gold-plated plugs to provide reliable transmission of audio signals
Bought these to replace a crackling logitech headset, which i simply needed to listen to music with. The sound quality is excellent and they go exceedingly loud if you want them to. Sony claims these are ‘monitor’ headphones, but proper monitors seem to cup the ear entirely, whereas these rest on the ear. I prefer this design as it lets you put on and remove the headphones quickly. The bass isn’t quite as prominent as the logitech, but perhaps this is due to the set being ‘monitor’ standard, and it is adequate. A reviewer pointed out that the band is very tight, but the tightness decreases after a few weeks of use.
It is been 3+ years and it is still high working good :).
Only had these earphones a few days now, but so far i have to say they are the best earphones i’ve had for my mp3 player, i have larger earphones (sennheiser hd595 open headphones, which are excellent) but too bulky for out and about, but these sony mdr-v300’s are great, just the right size when you are out on the street, and not too big and bulky that they look stupid. The sound quality i found to be excellent with a good even ammount of bass and treble. The first thing anyone should do when they get an mp3 player is throw away the earphones supplied and get a pair of mid priced over the ear phones, buds are great for running, but when you are on the bus, train etc you want a more fuller sound, for me the v-300’s are just the job, for the price i can’t believe how good they sound, they also fold up which lessens the chance of them getting broken when you put them in your bag / rucksack. I listen to a wide range of music including dance, drum & bass rock & metal, indie and everything in between, they all sound very good with these earphones, they are also very light. All in all very good and recommended.
Sony MDR-V300 Headphones with Neodymium Magnet – Folding Design : We bought these to listen to our tv while exercising on our treadmill. The sound quality is good and the insulation from treadmill noise is also good. They are not particularly comfortable but fine. I would happily replace them with the same again.
Over ten years i’ve had these cans,, they’ve traveled around the world with me in my rucksack, been with me through hours of working and frankly, for the money i think that they’re epic value. The sound is open and dynamic, fast and with a really wide range. I’ve just brought, and run in, a pair of nad viso 50’s – and they’re good, really good with a deeper base line but, they weigh an awful lot more, after an hour they’re painful on the ears, and, if you want to travel, they don’t fold into small outer pockets. I really think that you’d have to spend well over £200 to better these (although as i listen to lots of electronica i’m going to try annie mac’s faves – the sennheiser hd 25 basics – but i would be surprised if the sony’s remain the favorites. ) the only down side for me; the 3 mtr lead – i don’t need it, and it adds considerably to the overall weight _ espec as i only fly with 7kgs.
I read the other reviews before trying these, i’ll keep it brief but koss portapro beware. Minor niggle, they hurt my ears after a while, strap a bit aggressive, but not read the manual yet. Solid with a good length lead and adapter included (mini jack to full jack) all goldfor the price, you must get some, bass is superb as is the whole frequency range.
I’m a dj and personally don’t go for the fancy expensive can’s that big names throw out. I previously owned the v200 which had started to get a bit crackly on the hi-hat’s and bass, so i wanted an upgrade and went for these seeming as they’re next in line. Truth be hold in my eyes (or ears, should i say. ) their is very little difference between these and even the v200 or v500 (both of which cost more or less). The build quality is the same; ok but over time becomes creaky and fragile. The sound quality is very much similar, perhaps a little more bass performance in these than the v200. Apart from it’s nice silver finish, little more can be said, except sony could be charging you an extra tenner for the delight of a screw-on long headphone jack (rather than the previous plug in) and for the fact that this headphone jack is gold plated rather than silver, for the old propaganda story of it conducting more electricity, though fore it ‘must’ produce better sound. (though again, i have grave doubts about whether such a thing is important when bass is thumping away in a dj booth). My next pair of can will be a different make. As much as i like these headphones, and the overall value, i’m sure their a better makes out their which can produce longer lasting drive units.
Perfect for a daily commute and the sound is neutral so good for most audio. Not the most sturdy of builds, but for that cheap that is natural.
I first bought these headphones about 5 years ago, & was very impressed with them. Excellent sound quality for the price & look good too. When mine wore out & i looked to replace them, i was pleased to see they were still available, so bought a new pair. These are just as good sound wise. They fold, so they don’t take up much space. The earpieces are well padded. 5m) so you can use them for the tv. The jack is gold plated & you get 2 sizes (unscrew the bigger one & the smaller one is inside). The only problem i have had this time is they are extremely tight across the ears.
These relatively cheap headphones worked amazingly. They are durable and have better sound quality than other headphones i have used.
Product as described, quite comfortable although not for extended periods, noise reduction as expected.
Bought these headphones 4 years ago to replace my broken earphones that i used for daily music dose. I’m not an audiophile but somehow i wanted a good quality headphones with noise isolation at a good price, something that i could use both indoors and outdoors and these sony were my choice. After these 4 years my v300 still work like a charm. Sound quality is superb with a poweful bass sound and despite the long 3m chord i carry them for every day use. I’m surprise they’re still on sale. Go get one if they’re on your price target.
Replaced my £10 cheapo earbuds with a pair of these for my sony network walkman. I listen mainly to ambient music, and these really shine. Lovely warm bass sound, crystal clear top notes and a feeling of involvment in the music i’ve never heard before. On top of that they are comfortable, not too boxy looking and the fold up for easy pocket storage. My only gripe is the cable, its approx 3 meters long. Probably useful if you’re a dj moving around a lot. But then if your a dj, your probably going to have something even better than these. For most people using these on walkmans, its way too long. You end up with a big tangle of cable in your pocket which is a bit pointless.
These headphone are a great price, a great sound, comfy and last for ages. Use them for music production as well as listening to music.
I wanted to be the pads but the suppliers don’t supply to spain. So i bought another pair of headphones.
Nothing amazing, but perfectly adequate for the price. They can be a little tight after a while of wearing which isn’t easily fixed since the adjustment tends to lengthen rather than widen them so they simply end up further down your face. The only other complaint regards to the uncomfortable head strap which, being over-the-head headphones, you’d expect to have some degree of padding; (even the hmv standard range has this). In fact i have both types now, and the difference in audio performance isn’t particularly noticeable. They’re average, and not quite as good as some of the other reviews led me to believe.
I bought these in january 2006, and in december 2012 that very same pair is still going strong; i haven’t needed any other headphones since. I can’t think of much in the way of negatives about these, so my five-star rating is based purely on my own experience of owning them. When it comes to durability they’ve been solid, even though they tend to feel flimsy due to the folding design. However, as an example of their toughness, they’ve survived many drops on the floor over the past seven years, with absolutely no damage to the sound. Martinez mentioned in his review, i too have stuffed these into rucksacks during my various travels. I keep expecting them to give up the game whenever i drop them for the umpteenth time or yank the wire by mistake, but they just keep soldiering on. Speaking of the wire, it is very long at six feet, so keeping it all bunched together might be a hassle if you’re hard up for space. I’ve never had too much trouble bunching it up with an elastic band or whatnot. Feel-wise, for the first few months i found the headband to be a bit tight, which resulted in slightly aching ears after long periods of wearing them. But after a while it conformed to a more comfortable yet snug fit which feels fine to this day. The external foam material around the earpieces did start wearing away after about two years, but bear in mind i’ve been wearing these for upwards of ten hours every single day since i bought them. Considering how long these have lasted, i would definitely buy another pair if they ever broke. Finally, as far as sound quality goes, i can’t really offer much of an expert opinion because these are the only headphones of this type that i’ve ever owned.
I bought these a while back, & thought i would share my thoughts. Now firstly bear in mind that these cans are only £15 (at time of writing) so sound quality is not amazing. But in comparison to the little tinny in ear doodads that are given away with portable music players these days they are a thousand times better. The first thing you notice is the bass. I primarily use them with my sony walkman wm-ex674 (tape, which happens to match them perfectly being from the same range & year) & they are a perfect match. When i crank up the bass by activating ‘revitalise’ mode, they don’t distort in any way, & they can even handle more in ‘mega bass’ & even ‘groove’ mode. No other cans i have ever used could go above half volume with equalisations engaged without distorting out in the lower frequencies, but these handle it with a flair. Mid-range & treble responses are okay, but nothing too special. With smaller twiddly little headphones you will notice sharper trebles, especially if you have the bass turned up drowning it out on the v300s. For full headphones they are quite nicley compact. The folding design comes in quite handy when throwing them in your schoolbag, & also means that the headband is less likely to break, because instead of bending it, the cans just fold inside it. However be warned that being ‘studio monitor’ cans they do have a 3m cable, which is also very thick (& hence high quality) so if you use these on the move you will end up with a big bundle of cable (bigger than an ipod shuffle) in your pocket. 5mm to 6mm adaptor is quite neat, because it screws onto the 3. 5mm for extra security, another nice little touch. So if you like your bass, buy these. For £15 you won’t get any better.
Great value, sit nicely on your head, decent sounds quality at raised levels, jack included. Very happy with this product.
The only problem i had was the cat chewing through the flex and my catching the flex on furniture and so loosening the collection. So after my third set was destroyed i have switched to sony wireless.