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7.4 out of 10

Sony MDR-SA5000

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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

mike Klementovich a AudioPhile, Audio Review
10 October 2010
  • Summary: I own the Grado GS-1000 with silver upgraded silver wire...the SENNHEISER HD-650 with silver upgrade...the Sennheiser HD-280 with silver upgrade and have done this shootout against the SONY MDR-SA5000 using the prototype George Wright WHA-22 headphone amp. This headphone amp is one of only two ever made and is a pre-production prototype and was ready to go into production when George Wright passed away. This is the best headphone amp i have ever listened to BY FAR.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

No name a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
1 April 2010
  • Summary: I have been using the Sony MDR-SA5000 ever since it came out several years ago, and have been using it ever since. During that time I have compared this headphone against many other headphones in its price class, namely Sennheiser HD600, HD650, Beyerdynamic DT880, Sony MDR-CD3000 (now discontinued).
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Overall 8
7.9
Sound quality 9
9.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Durability 7
7.0
Bass quality 7
7.0

User Review

Sol Rage, Headphone Reviews
23 April 2007
  • Summary: There have been few times I've echoed another reviewer's statements so much but I think Iron Dreamer nearly nailed this pair of cans' sound on the proverbial head (We only disagree slightly on rankings). Fast, tight, accurate, neutral - these are DEFINITELY the 4 dominate adjectives that one should use to describe these phones.
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 9
9.0
Comfort 10
10
Durability 7
7.0
Bass quality 8
8.0

User Review

Iron_Dreamer, Headphone Reviews
23 April 2007
  • Summary: A few words come to mind to describe these headphones: fast, tight, accurate, and neutral. They are fast in that they respond very quickly to the signal they are presented with, giving great micro and macro detail and dynamics. They're not quite up to the amazing detail level of their big brother, the Qualia 010, however. Sudden sounds will be felt in addition to being heard (track 10 of the Titanic soundtrack is great for this effect).
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Overall 7
6.9
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 8
8.0

User Review

PsychoZX, Headphone Reviews
23 April 2007
  • Summary: These headphones are very detailed thoughout their frequency response and provide a good bass response. Unfortunately the honky mids, fatiguing highs and rather small soundstage keep me from giving this headphone very high scores.
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 9
9.0
Comfort 9
9.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 8
8.0

User Review

Headphone Reviews
23 April 2007
  • Summary: I am going to be brief because Iron Dreamers review pretty much hit the nail on the head when it comes to the MDR-SA5000. With these phones you definitely get what you put in. If your associated gear is up to the task these headphones can sound spectacular but if you feed them garbage, garbage is what you will get. The 5000's seem to benefit from a decent break-in period. I've been listening to mine for almost five months now and they sound better everytime I listen.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Sound quality 9
9.0
Comfort 8
8.0
Durability 7
7.0
Bass quality 7
7.0

User Review

Sol Rage, Headphone Reviews
24 August 2006
  • Summary: There have been few times I've echoed another reviewer's statements so much but I think Iron Dreamer nearly nailed this pair of cans' sound on the proverbial head (We only disagree slightly on rankings). Fast, tight, accurate, neutral - these are DEFINITELY the 4 dominate adjectives that one should use to describe these phones.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Sound quality 9
9.0
Comfort 9
9.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 8
8.0

User Review

anonymous, Headphone Reviews
24 August 2006
  • Summary: I am going to be brief because Iron Dreamers review pretty much hit the nail on the head when it comes to the MDR-SA5000. With these phones you definitely get what you put in. If your associated gear is up to the task these headphones can sound spectacular but if you feed them garbage, garbage is what you will get. The 5000's seem to benefit from a decent break-in period. I've been listening to mine for almost five months now and they sound better everytime I listen.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Sound quality 9
9.0
Comfort 10
10
Durability 7
7.0
Bass quality 8
8.0

User Review

Iron_Dreamer, Headphone Reviews
24 August 2006
  • Summary: A few words come to mind to describe these headphones: fast, tight, accurate, and neutral. They are fast in that they respond very quickly to the signal they are presented with, giving great micro and macro detail and dynamics. They're not quite up to the amazing detail level of their big brother, the Qualia 010, however. Sudden sounds will be felt in addition to being heard (track 10 of the Titanic soundtrack is great for this effect).
  • Read full review
Overall 7
6.8
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Comfort 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Bass quality 8
8.0

User Review

PsychoZX, Headphone Reviews
24 August 2006
  • Summary: These headphones are very detailed thoughout their frequency response and provide a good bass response. Unfortunately the honky mids, fatiguing highs and rather small soundstage keep me from giving this headphone very high scores.
  • Read full review
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