Sony MDR-EX70 Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Sony Model MDR-EX70
Headphone Type Canal Headband Type None
Weight (g) 48 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 8
Impedance (ohms) 16 Cable Length (cm) 150
Frequency Response (Hz) 20 - 20000  
Connector 3.5mm Street Price US$45
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 2.0 Bass Impact 6.0
Bass Quality 3.0 Mids Quality 1.0
Highs Quality 5.0 Soundstage 4.0
Detail 7.0 Portability 9.0
Isolation 8.0 Comfort 8.0
Durability 3.0 Improvement With Amplification 0.0
Value for Money 6.0    
Overall Score 4.8 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Senior Member The_Punisher on 29 Dec 06  19:21
Individual review
Bass Extension2
Bass Impact6
Bass Quality3
Mids Quality1
Highs Quality5
Detail7
Comfort8
Durability3
Value6

I have bought these in 2000. The sound is very reminescent of you get when setting a V-like eq (scooped mids) on your favorite sound system. The highs are very present, so is the bass. The high are present and detailed, which I like, while the bass is really boomy and somwhat undamped (i.e. resonant).

Where are the mids ? I'd like to find out! If someone could tighten the bass a bit, increase the mids (mostly low mids) by 10dB and leave the highs the way they are, these canalphones would be quite good for the money. I believe Sony did something close to that with the EX-81, but I haven't tried them yet.

For the record, I think the E888 sound a lot flatter and much more easy on the ears.