Sony MDR-G42LP Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Sony Model MDR-G42LP
Headphone Type Street Style Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 142 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 0
Impedance (ohms) 24 Cable Length (cm) 152
Frequency Response (Hz) 16 - 20000  
Connector 3.5mm Street Price US$25
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 2.0 Bass Impact 3.0
Bass Quality 1.0 Mids Quality 1.0
Highs Quality 1.0 Soundstage 1.0
Detail 1.0 Portability 6.0
Isolation 0.0 Comfort 2.0
Durability 9.0 Improvement With Amplification 5.0
Value for Money 2.0    
Overall Score 2.7 Total Reviews 1

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Review by Senior Member qazwsx on 12 Apr 07  18:50
Individual review
Bass Extension2
Bass Impact3
Bass Quality1
Mids Quality1
Highs Quality1

The Sony MDRG42LP's are an entry-level model into Sony's Streetsyle line. I only picked thiso ne up for comparison into some streetstyle 'phones by Philips. These were the worst by far.

The sound quality is best described as lazy, weak, fake, unnatural, lame excuse of a headphone regardless of price ever. The only shining part is the bass, and even THAT is on the bommy side and doesn't have very much extension to speak of. The mids are fake-sounding and unnatural. They mids just sound like "blah" rather than actual music. The highs also seem recessed, blank, and missing to a fairly ridiculous state.

These Sony headphones also feel very tight and wildly uncomfortable to the ears. The 'phones almost cut off circulation on my ears. However, the MDRG42LP's are pretty appealing with a clean-cut look, and Sony is well known for its durable products, and the entire frame of this headphone look like it will last a long time.

Overall, they look cool and seem durable, but these are uncomfortable and sound very uncool. Unrecommend; sorry.