Summary: I have good ears, but am not up on the lingo here, nor am I a phones snob.
I can only really compare these to what I have used for years, etymotic h5s, and my home speakers, Boston VS 260s (excellent speakers, I know what good sounds like.)
These are fine headphones for the price.
Summary: I've had these headphones since late 2012 and all I have to say is that they are the best sounding headphones I've ever had so far, and I've owned:
- Sony zx300
- Sony xb600
- Audio-Technica ATH-WS55
- Sennheiser HD202
I can't say i'm that much of an audiophile, but do have a passion for music, in...
Pros: Very good sound quality, VERY comfortable, Decent cable size, Excellent value
Cons: Headband has a questionable build, cable may be a bit short
Summary: bought these in haste for $55 after losing my perfectly adequate koss porta-pros (which i think cost me whole $25 when the aussie dollar had value). I assumed that $100 RRP from a reputable brand must be a decent thing. so disappointed. If these were $20 perhaps i wouldn't be quite so harsh, but...
Pros: got it half-price, build quality
Cons: loose & tubby bottom, no clarity, no top end, uncomfortable
Summary: I bought these after popping into our local PC world and testing out all the headphones they had there. I was actually on a budget at the time and wanted to get as crystal clear sound as I could (none of that hyped up bass and brand nonsense) for a low price (£34).
Pros: Good sound at a low price
Cons: very short audio cable if you're looking to DJ
Conclusion: The Sony MDR-ZX600 headphones represent a viable alternative to expensive models. The lightweight nature, affordable price and solid performance make these on-ear headphones worthy of consideration if you want to bring your tunes to life on the move.
Excerpt: Le Sony MDR-ZX600 devrait s’inscrire dans la lignée des casques classiques, audiophiles, et polyvalent de la marque japonaise. Mais son look est très différent de celui de ses grands frères MDR-ZX700 et MDR-Z1000 tandis que sa restitution sonore est beaucoup moins convenue.
Pros: Les différents coloris de câble au choix, Confort correct, Conception saine
Cons: Esthétique banale, Pas de microphone et commande pour smartphone, Grave parfois envahissant