Summary: At $35 you are wasting your money on these guys. The low end is quite pronounced, but the high end response is crippled by anything with bass in the program material.
Pros: Comfortable for long periods of wear. I've had this pair for 5 years and they still work just as they did when I bought them. Nice thick cord.
Cons: The claim to go up to 22khz is valid only if you are playing a sine wave. They is a significant dip in response between 7khz and 8khz. Anything with a dose of sub-low mid in the program and the hi end is DRASTICALLY cut. These guys get super blurry in the top end even at low volume.
Excerpt: I bought this pair of Sony MDR-V150 Stereo Headphones for office use to replace my ear plug style Sony earphones. I bought it for RM70 (US$21.50) after some recommendations from the Sony salesperson.
Excerpt: Music is huge in my household. Ever since I was a child, there was always music playing. So music is more than just sound for me. So, I purchased some nice headphones (well, which was what I thought) for my Ipod.
Excerpt: These are the best headphones! They are comfortable to wear , fit good , and are very light feeling. You really forget that you are wearing them. They are excellent headphones that really work great.
Summary: I have had this headset for several years. I was great until I broke one of the ear piece supports. I originally paid $20 and it is still available in the mid $20 range. This is NOT a $99 headset.
Summary: Flimsy, but overall decently durable as long as they are not abused. I bought mine for a lower price at another dealer 10 years ago. I know they are discontinued, but still popular. I love them. They are my favorite headphones in the <$30 category.
Pros: Comfort, Price, Sound quality, Value. Solid low frequency response.
Cons: Somewhat fragile, Ear pad coating flakes off with wear.
Summary: I have owned my pair for years. Every so often I buy a new pair of headphones(usually under $30) and I always end up giving them away because these old things just have such higher quality sound. You cannot go wrong for a budget pair.
Summary: I contacted Sony and they will not fix/replace them for free. They have an exchange program for $14.xx that is not worth it if I have to pay again to receive a product that will most likely break again.
Pros: Comfortable and exactly what I wanted.
Cons: After 5 months of light use, the plug no longer has a connection to the wire. I must wiggle the wire to get any sound from them(not corrosion on the connector). A wire inside the plug is loose.
Summary: Having seen all the great reviews on here, I ordered a couple of sets. Yes, they DO sound excellent, and come with a nice adapter for 1/4" jacks. For my taste, the earpads are too small. I prefer the type that cover the entire ear, such as the JRC ST-3.
Summary: These headphones sound pretty decent (ESP for 15$). If you've never owned anything other than apple earbuds, these will undoubtedly blow you away. They really show that even cheap "real" headphones trump earbuds. As far as overall sound quality, I'm going to have to recommend the Sennheiser HD202 over these, they retail usually for 25-35$ It's amazing the difference soundstage and noise isolation can do for a headphone, otherwise these are fantastic(for the$$$) But if...
Pros: Comfortable(rare for cheap cans) only 10-20$ at most sites, quality cable, surprisingly warm sound decent highs and good mid, bass is recessed but is honest and presents multiple levels, unlike skullcandies, which present that atrocious "one note bass". These headphones are super easy to drive, great for laptops and basic mp3 players, no need for amps whatsoever. These are very portable, and don't look awkward in public.
Cons: The sound stage for these is fairly small even compared to other cheap cans such as the HD202. Also, no noise isolation, I strongly recommend buying over-ear phones versus on ear phones. Also listening at higher levels these tend to distort. Biggest complaint is the ear pads, mine have deteriorated terribly (although they did last about 3 years)