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Sony MDR-MA900

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

draven5494, head-fi.org
20 May 2013
  • 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.  However, I suppose there is a bright side to the cheap materials used here - the MA900s are feather-light.  When I say light, I mean they are the lightest full-size headphones I have ever used.
  • 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 8
8.0

User Review

Amarphael, head-fi.org
17 December 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 MSRP pricing) the MA900s, in particular as a TOTL model,  comes with an altogether different concept- that of the "Full-Open-Air" design, Originally pioneered in the '90's...
  • 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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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

porkchop3, head-fi.org
14 August 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.   You feel like the driver can't keep up with sound when you listen to something that has sound going back and forth the left and right earcups.
  • 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 8
8.0

User Review

kman1211, 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 K612.
  • 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

Great comfort

Tamas Aron Ivan, Amazon
18 March 2014
  • Summary: I bought this headphone for gaming, so the comfort was my first priority. For this purpose it is great, it can be worn for long period of time without strain on the ears. The sound quality is also OK, but it can not replace a high end AKG (or above).
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Павлов Юрий, Yandex
24 February 2014
  • Excerpt: У наушников очень интересная конструкция - фактически это две небольшие колоночки, которые подвешены возле ушей. Причем система крепления очень лёгкая, давление на голову минимальное, а на уши его нет вообще. В итоге это самые удобные и ненапрягающие наушники которые у меня когда-либо были. Сейчас зима, и протестировать в летнюю жару у меня не было возможности, но судя по всему эти наушники для лета будут идеальны.
  • Pros: Очень удобные, совершенно не давят ни на уши, ни на голову.
  • Cons: Низких частот мало, не хватает самого нижнего баса.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sehr guter Klang, aber zu groß für kleine Ohren

MaBa, Amazon
19 April 2013
  • Summary: Bisher hatte ich einen Sennheiser um die 90 Euro, mit dem ich nie zufrieden war, weil er im Vergeleich zu seinem Sony-Vorgänger einfach schlecht klingt. Der Sony MDR MA 900 Hifi klingt wirklich sehr gut und natürlich. Da hört man sogar einzelne Instrumente heraus. Ein wenig Bass muss ich noch dazu geben (unproblematisch), da ist mein gleichzeitig gekaufter Sony MDR MA 500 etwar besser.
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