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.
Excerpt: I have been producing music in my home for about four years now. I have been a loyal user of the Sony MDR - V150 headphones. From casual listening, to specific and enhanced scrutiny of detail, these headphones are excellent for a home studio or for some nice listening experience. They are indeed studio monitor headphones. I used to bring them to school in my backpack but i found that they actually can break at the hardware end.
Excerpt: I purchased these headphones to use with my iPod. So far I have been pretty impressed with the sound quality of the headphones. They are easy to adjust and do not slide out of the adjustment that you set. The cups fit great on your ears and do not move around. They are not too tight and do not hurt at all. I have had some headphones in the past that were uncomfortable, but these could be worn for hours. I like to use them in the car for long drives.
These headphones are great for short periods of time.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I routine transcribe minutes of a major university's Senate meetings. I bought these headphones to use with the dictaphone. They work really well. I can hear very clearly through them. I also transcribe audio message files and you must be able to hear the caller clearly in order to transcribe their call. These earphones are fantastic for this purpose. The only feature I don't like isn't anything to do with this brand, but is true of all headphones of this type.
Excerpt: I recently purchased a SONY MDR-V150 head phone and the sounds is great when going through my IPod. The sounds is not as loud when running through a PC. I also find the cord a little long when using with the IPod and have had to tie up half the cord to make it manageable while I am walking or riding the train to work.
Excerpt: Bought myself the Sony MRD-V150 for my ipod. When moving around in my yard I kept losing earbuds. This headset allows me to adjust the size with or without a hat on and the comfort zone on my ears is very good. The price is great for the quality of sound. My hubby kept borrowing, so I bought him a set also. He is Mr. music and loved them also. These headphones a great buy for the price and very good quality of sound.
Excerpt: Here, we have some really cheap headphones that are of good quality. I bought these for $11 at Kmart using a coupon. After using an long-loved pair of Jensens that I can no longer find, these just about fit the bill. They appear to be studio quality, and they're great for short-term use.
Excerpt: I have owned two of these headphones. I broke my first ones when I sat on them, afterwards I bought cheap ones, but quickly decided that they weren't anywhere near as good as these were. It is true that after a while of wearing them, they can start to hurt your ears. But they give very good sound quality and they really are durable, just don't sit on them. They are not the easiest thing to cart around, but I do take them on trips with me as they are my only headphones.
Excerpt: I set out to buy a pair of headphones with good sound quality on a tight budget, and I came up with the SONY MDR-V150. These headphones are very inexpensive, maybe $15 or $20 and in my opinion, they have excellent sound quality. Additionally, the volume level is excellent: I never need to turn my iPod up all the way because that is TOO loud. I don't think anyone can hear the music playing, either (at least no one has ever told me they can...