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Sony MDR-MA900
8.7 out of 10

Sony MDR-MA900

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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
13 July 2012
  • Summary: Enjoy
  • Pros: Sound, wide staging, instrument seperation,
  • Cons: ? Gold fabric in box? Seriously...thin cable...and...gold fabric cloth case. That's it
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
13 July 2012
  • Summary: First off, let's just get the negatives out of the way. The MDRMA900s feel and look like $20 headphones. I have no idea what Sony was thinking when they designed these. They feel and look cheap. The cable is also extremely long and thin. It does not exude quality.
  • Pros: Open, clear sound. Detailed and refined. Nice tight bass with plenty of texture. Superb soundstaging and imaging. Very comfortable and light.
  • Cons: Flimsy build-quality. Extremely long and cheap cable.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
13 July 2012
  • Summary: SONY MPR-MA900 Value At $200-300 they are a steal. They are competing against the much more expensive high-end variants and partly excel at it. Overall, you cannot go wrong with these headphones – 10/10.
  • Pros: Detailed and musical, airy mid and treble, terrific soundstage, comfortable.
  • Cons: Build quality perhaps, it's a Sony though..
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
13 July 2012
  • Summary: I actually just bought this headphone and expect it to perform well. However, when I compare it to my Beyerdynamic T90, or even my DT990 pro, this headphone actually lacks a bit of the analytical capability.
  • Pros: Wide Sounstage, well defined instruments and vocals, neutral sounding, Very Comfortable
  • Cons: not too good in terms of analytical capability, not so exciting to listen to
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
13 July 2012
  • Summary: Along with the summary below, I have posted a comparison review of the MA900, Audio Technica AD900X and AD1000X here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/654161/review-comparison-ath-ad900x-vs-ath-ad1000x-vs-mdr-ma900-its-still-over-900 I've also got a youtube review of the MA900.
  • Pros: Supremely comfortable, light weight, natural laid back sound, wide soundstage
  • Cons: Lacks a little sparkle, bass slam could be tighter, flimsy feeling build
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
13 July 2012
  • Summary: I purchased the MA900s to go along with my AKG K702 65 Anniversaries, as I wanted a headphone which didn't require amping and would be a little more musical with synths (AKGs tend to be too honest and 2D and untextured sounding with electronic and synthesized bass, and prefer instruments more).
  • Pros: lightweight, iPhone case-friendly jack, easy to drive, neutral, mid bass, soft treble; airy, musical mids; good soundstage, good with synths
  • Cons: skinny, non-detachable cable; slightly floppy (has lots of magnesium though), sub bass, initial ear pad comfort, sometimes shouty upper mid range
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Overall 10
10

Expert Review

head-fi.org
13 July 2012
  • Summary: Ill make this short and to the point. The MDR MA900 is a fantastic headphone and even fantasticererer at the price of $200. The soundstage is just unbelievable, trumping cans that cost more than twice it's price (HD650, HD600, DT880).
  • Pros: Soundstage, comfort, midrange, bass
  • Cons: Little dark (for my tastes)
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Overall 4
4.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
13 July 2012
  • Summary: Ok, this is a headphone that I've been meaning to try out for a while. So after spending most of the day with them I'm going to give a few quick impressions. (I don't believe in burn-in mechanically with dynamic drivers) I've listened to all my usual recordings for testing equipment, from ECM Jazz,...
  • Pros: Comfort and weight. Airy sound.
  • Cons: lack of coherence, no sub bass, harsh upper mids.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
13 July 2012
  • Summary: Sony MDR-MA900 Review In the past I compared the Sony MDR-MA900 to the then similarly price AKG K612 Pro. I'm doing this review because I have the MA900 in my possession for a certain amount of time and I came to a better understanding exactly why I felt the way I do about the MA900 compared to the...
  • Pros: Comfort, Build quality, Pleasing warmish neutral sound signature, Easy to drive, Not source or amp finicky(also a con)
  • Cons: Grainy and veiled sound, Limited scalibility, Lacks refinement, Not the most coherent
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

head-fi.org
13 July 2012
  • Summary: The MDR-MA900's the current the top model in the latest open-back line-up from Sony. While the latest generaraion is definitely not the greatest with a distinctly less "hi-tec" vibe then the previous SAx000 models (as perhaps can inferred from the one-digit-less suffix and the of course a much lower...
  • Pros: Can go loud with harsh recording with little or no penalty, Grain-free; Very convinciong sense of space for out-of-head imaging
  • Cons: Some forwardness on lower mids lowers transperancy; Too polite treble
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