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.
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
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
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