Sony MDR-V700 DJ Headphone Reviews

Manufacturer Sony Model MDR-V700 DJ
Headphone Type Closed Circumaural Headband Type Single
Weight (g) 300 Driver Type Dynamic
Enclosure Material Plastic Isolation (dB) 10
Impedance (ohms) 24 Cable Length (cm) 300
Frequency Response (Hz) 5 - 30000  
Connector 3.5mm with 6.5mm adaptor Street Price US$98
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Average reviewer scores
Bass Extension 6.8 Bass Impact 6.3
Bass Quality 4.3 Mids Quality 5.3
Highs Quality 3.8 Soundstage 4.5
Detail 5.5 Portability 7.3
Isolation 5.5 Comfort 5.0
Durability 2.5 Improvement With Amplification 3.5
Value for Money 4.3    
Overall Score 4.6 Total Reviews 3

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Review by Lead Reviewer commando on 04 Jan 05  21:30
Individual review
Bass Extension7
Bass Impact6
Bass Quality1
Mids Quality4
Highs Quality2
Detail5
Comfort4
Durability1
Value1

These are terrible, terrible headphones. The bass is far too loud, bloated, and inaccurate. The mids aren't great. The highs are absent, and when EQ'd in they're still quite terrible. Comfort is sub par. Durability: my pair broke after 2 years of light use, and they'd been cared for well. I'm told the new version fixes this, but check that before you buy - if you're stupid enough to buy them.

The only things these things have going for them is the Sony label (which some people equate with quality), and that they look pretty good.

Avoid these headphones at all costs - there are much better headphones around for the same or less money.

Review by Member freetobelee on 21 May 10  05:21
Individual review
Bass Extension8
Bass Impact8
Bass Quality6
Mids Quality5
Highs Quality4
Detail5
Comfort4
Durability1
Value7

being a basshead and a turntablist, i bought these industry standard headphones 7 years ago and have used them at every gig, for every mixing project, and on every flight i have taken since.

they are very portable, and can be folded a variety of ways in their provided bag, but not nearly robust enough. the swivel joint above each cup started giving out a long time ago. they have been held together with various things; twist ties, every kind of tape, super glue, gorilla glue...

the swivel joint finally busted irreparably, so i had to move on... it's a shame, because the drivers are still very loud and clear.

as far as sound, the bass is really pretty great for DJing, extending into frequencies rarely covered by $100 headphones. the highs are also very loud making it easy to hear the high hat and snare while beat-matching. that being said, 2-4k can be very harsh and semblant. there is very little soundstage, but provide a very close and loud presence. the highs don't extend enough to provide any spacial relativity.

these cans are easily driven from mobile devices, and offer nice portable listening for hip hop and electronic music.

i mix and travel much less now, so i switched to a less portable, higher fidelity headphone that offers the same deep bass; the Beyerdynamic dt770 80ohm

Review by Member The Absorbant on 06 Feb 05  04:10
Individual review
Bass Extension6
Bass Impact6
Bass Quality7
Mids Quality7
Highs Quality6
Detail7
Comfort7
Durability6
Value6

I'd owned the V300's for quite a while using them for musicians in my studio, but they break easily from reckless musician use, so suddenly I was without an intact pair of headphones, so I bought the V700's, since they are the best Sony headphones available in Sweden. I tried everything from Sennheiser to Beyer to AKG before deciding on these.

I especially liked the bass response, which is way better than anything I've heard before. The mids are very clear and detailed, and the highs are really good. I use them for everything from leisure listening to professional studio work.

I've just ordered a pair of MDR-7509, though, so these are probably going in the drawer for a while.

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