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HiFi Headphone, Clamshell headphones, Bluetooth Headphone, Wireless Headphone; Headphones; …

The premium that you'll pay for Sony's MDR-1RBT over a wired model buys you the convenience of not having to deal with cables, besides superb audio. They're some of the most …


2 reviews | 52 opinions


Sony MDR-1R

HiFi Headphone, Clamshell headphones; Headphones; Shape: Over-ear, Closed; Pivoting Ear Pieces, …

They're not the best choice if you have a home studio and precision and balance are crucial, but for the money, the MDR-1Rs are some of the best headphones you can buy for home and on-the-go …


3 reviews | 74 opinions



In-ear Headphone; Shape: Closed; Plane adapter, Gold Plated Plug, Sound-Isolating, Noise- …

The NC85s are a feat of engineering, since Sony has managed to stuff all the noise-cancelling circuitry inside the earphones themselves, something no other manufacturer had tried out before. They …


1 review


Walkman NWZ-WH303
Sony NWZ-WH303

Portable MP3 Player; Storage medium: Flash memory; Battery life: 20 h; Storage capacity: 4 GB; …

While the mp3-inside-a-pair-of-headphones form factor of the Walkman NZW-WH303 is certainly innovative, Expert Reviews weren't so happy with its sound quality, which is suitable for electronic …


1 review | 18 opinions


Sony MDR-XD10

HiFi Headphone, Clamshell headphones; Headphones; Shape: Over-ear, Closed; Detachable Cable, …

Celebrity-branded headphones always carry a premium, but in the case of Sony's MDR-XD10s, it's well justified in Wired's opinion owing to their supremely comfortable earpads, amazing …


1 review



Clamshell headphones, HiFi Headphone; Headphones; Shape: Over-ear, Closed; Sound-Isolating, …

"... These headphones are a real mixed bag. We don't like the brightness that the noise cancelling brings, but we love the luxurious feel and warm, friendly sound you get without …


2 reviews | 41 opinions


Sony MDR-V55

Clamshell headphones, DJ Headphone; Headphones; Shape: Closed; Gold Plated Plug, …

The folks at TrustedReviews seriously recommended trying the MDR-V55s on before purchasing them, since they can be pretty uncomfortable and the review sample they had creaked with every move. As far …


2 reviews | 685 opinions


Sony MDR-ZX600
Sony MDR-ZX600

HiFi Headphone, Clamshell headphones; Headphones; Shape: On-ear, Half open; Fold-up, Sound- …

If you don't have the cash to splash out on high-end headphones, the MDR-ZX600s offer a viable alternative in Pocket-lint's eyes. They're lightweight, affordable and sound quality is


2 reviews | 320 opinions


More information at:, 8/2012 Sony MDR-ZX600 headphones The MDR-ZX600s look very similar to Sony's own MDR-V55s, but they cost a fair chunk o' cash less. Can they offer the same sonic purity, or are you better off looking elsewhere? … to review

Sony MDR-NC100D
Sony MDR-NC100D

In-ear Headphone; Shape: Half open; Plane adapter, Sound-Isolating, Noise-Cancelling

There is no arguing with the abilities of the Sony MDR-NC100Ds as a noise cancellation-focused set of earphones. Where Trusted Reviews does find reason for quarrel is with the chunky battery housing


3 reviews | 12 opinions


More information at: TrustedReviews, 8/2012 Sony MDR-NC100D Sony has got your ears and the ears of your fellow commuters in mind with these new earphones. … to review

Sony MDR-XB600

Clamshell headphones, HiFi Headphone; Headphones; Shape: On-ear, Closed; Gold Plated Plug, …

Trusted Reviews appreciated the advances that Sony has made to its Xtra Bass range with the MDR-XB600, but concluded that enough had not yet been done to bring them into line with the rest of the


1 review | 50 opinions


More information at: TrustedReviews, 10/2012 Sony MDR-XB600 Sony have added a more premium option to their XB range, but how will it compare to the other high quality products out there? … to review

Sony MDR-ZX700
Sony MDR-ZX700

Studio Headphone, Clamshell headphones; Headphones; Shape: Over-ear, Closed; Detachable Cable, …

The MDR-ZX700s stay true to Sony's philosophy of creating prosumer-quality products at prices that undercut other manufacturers' equivalent offerings. MacWorld liked their eye-catching and


6 reviews | 17 opinions


More information at: MacWorld, 12/2011 Sony MDR-ZX700 These on-ears from Sony offer an interesting blend of toughness and consumer-friendly styling. But what about their sound quality? … to review

Sony XBA-2iP

In-ear Headphone; Shape: Closed; Gold Plated Plug, Sound-Isolating, Remote Control

"... The treble is revealing and polished, while bass notes hit with conviction and speed. We particularly like the agility with which the 2iPs handle tight, funky rhythms ... a complete, …


2 reviews


Sony MDR-MA900

Clamshell headphones, HiFi Headphone; Headphones; Shape: Open, Over-ear; 3.5 - 6.3-Adapter, …

Reviewers at Hi-Fi News were so impressed by Sony's MDR-MA900 that it led them to declare that they can stand up to any other headphones, regardless of price. Their sound is well balanced, …


1 review | 5 opinions


Sony MDR-10RNC

Clamshell headphones, HiFi Headphone; Headphones; Shape: Over-ear, Closed; Remote Control, …

Although the noise-cancelling capabilities of the MDR-10RNC are on a par with those of its more expensive stablemate the MDR1-RNC, its sound quality betrays its lower price tag and places it below …


1 review


Sony XBA-1iP

In-ear Headphone; Shape: Closed; Microphone, Remote Control, Sound-Isolating

For the price, Sony's XBA-1iPs come off as somewhat of a disappointment, Pocket-lint said, pointing out its tinny midrange and lack of deep end as the main culprits. Sound isolation is excellent


1 review | 8 opinions


More information at:, 6/2012 Sony XBA-1iP headphones The headphones that tend to come bundled with mp3 players are usually horrible, so an upgrade is always a good idea. Is a price tag in the vincinity of £100 too much to ask, though? … to review

Sony MDR-Z1000
Sony MDR-Z1000

Studio Headphone, Clamshell headphones; Headphones; Shape: Over-ear, Closed; Headband Adjuster, …

“Likes: looks very high-quality; good to very good sound at high volume levels. Dislikes: barely allows any air to come into contact with the ears; sits loosely as its fit is not very tight.”


4 reviews


More information at: AUDIO, issue 5/2011 Back in Black After bringing out a range of different design and lifestyle models, Sony is now entering its MDR-Z1000 model into the race - a diversely skilled set of high-end headphones in classic black.

Sony MDR-XB910

HiFi Headphone, Clamshell headphones; Headphones; Shape: Over-ear, Closed; Fold-up, Sound- …

The only reason you should choose the MDR-XB910s over other offerings from Sony is if you're looking for brain-melting bass, otherwise the company has much better balanced options. Hi-Fi World …


3 reviews | 94 opinions


Sony MDR-NC13

In-ear Headphone; Without head band ; Gold Plated Plug, Detachable Cable, Noise-Cancelling

For the price, the MDR-NC13s are quite a well-balanced offering, producing decent sound quality and sporting efficient, if not impeccable, noise reduction. Pocket-lint did find the buds and control …


1 review | 7 opinions


Sony XBA-4iP

HiFi Headphone, In-ear Headphone; Microphone, Remote Control, Sound-Isolating

"The best Sony headphones we've heard in years."


2 reviews | 30 opinions


More information at: T3, 7/2012 Sony XBA-4 Sony puts its best foot forward with the XBA range to avoid being overtaken in the audio market by the likes of Bose or B&W. … to review

Sony XBA-3iP

In-ear Headphone; Microphone, Remote Control, Sound-Isolating

"These Sony in-ears sound amazing, and are a commuting audiophile's best friend."


2 reviews | 11 opinions


More information at: PC Advisor, 5/2012 Sony XBA-3iP headphones While it's not strange for music lovers to slap down up to £100 for a better pair of headphones than the ones usually bundled with music players, going over that is something only serious audio aficionados are willing to do. Can the XBA-3iP justify its £200-ish price tag? … to review


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Product information and further reviews

Sony MDR-PQ1 TrustedReviews 12/2011 - In recent years headphones have become a fashion accessory again, leading manufacturers to bend over backwards to add that extra eye candy to their offerings.

Sony MDR-ZX500 TechRadar UK 11/2011 - Although there are exceptions, the more you spend on a pair of headphones, the better the sound quality. What can you expect from a budget offering such as this, then?

Headgear stereoplay 6/2010 - Headphones are also being more frequently seen as a fashion accessory. This test aims to find out whether fashion headphones can compete with models from well-known Hi-Fi brands. Review details: 16 headphones from a wide price range were tested. Test criteria were sound, measurements, practical application and valency.

Sony MDR-XB910 T3 5/2013 - Sony is diving head first into the cut-throat fashion headphones market with the MDR-XB910. Will it manage to come out on top of the competition from Onkyo, Beats or AiAiAi?

Sony Walkman NZW-WH303 Expert Reviews 12/2013 - The Walkman brand is still going strong despite the disappearance of portable audio cassette players, but the NZW-WH303 is particularly unusual, even for a company with such a penchant for innovation as Sony. Expert Reviews see if it's more than just a gimmick.

Quiet Please! AUDIO 10/2008 - Enjoy Hi-Fi sound without noise pollution - noise-cancelling headphones allow you to relax with your music even during a flight or train journey. Review details: Seven sets of headphones were reviewed: four received the rating “good” and three were rated as “satisfactory”. Test criteria were stereo sound and workmanship.

Headphones for sports enthusiasts Fit For Fun 10/2009 - Our survey revealed that half of all joggers listen to music while running. But which headphones are the best? To help you choose, we’ve tested some for you! Review details: Five pairs of headphones were tested without receiving final ratings.

More than listening Tomorrow 6/2008 - With a pair of quality headphones, you can really get the most out of your MP3 player. ‘TOMORROW’ explains the different types of headphones available - and determines which are the best model. Review details: Nine sets of headphones were tested. No final marks were given. The headphones were sorted into the following categories: in-ear, on-ear and noise reduction.

Silent Running plugged 5/2008 - Review details: Two sets of headphones were reviewed. No final ratings were given.

Sony MDR-AS20J Active Headphones 6/2008 - Each year a new take on the headphone design comes around; some catch on and become the norm and others fade into oblivion. So how will the MDR-AS20J Active Headphones manage?

Sony PSP Headset with Remote Control 6/2008 - PSP stereo headset with microphone. So how does it handle when it comes to Skype calls?

Sony MDR-710LP 9/2006 - Sony offers a broad assortment of well designed, high-performance headphones ranging from full-size studio monitors such as the MDR-V700DJs all the way down to Fontopia-series earbuds, such as the MDR-EX71SLs.

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