Summary: Hmmm , first review on Head-Fi :D
Alright little information about me , I am 16 from India ..... recently got into HiFi , although I once had the ESP-950 which my Dad bought when he visited the states a long , long time ago anyways my journey began in 2012 fall when I was in the process of finding the "one" headphone yes "one" :P
Well that was the 650 , before...
Pros: Style , Comfort , Bass extension is pretty realistic and smooth , Nice midrange , can be modded and scales up relatively well for what it does
Cons: Grain , clarity , frequency balance , build quality
Summary: I had it for a week then sent back, i didn't like the slow and unrealistic presentation.
Rolled off treble made it sound like a tetris with electronic music. It was an acceptable performance
for most of genres, exceptionally good with instrumental music. Very comfortable and it has never been harsh.
Pros: Nice mids, very easy to drive, very good build
Summary: I used the MDR-ZX701iP which is the same but with iphone controls.
Build Quality & Design: 4/5
I like to start off with this category because it is one of the first things you notice about the product. You see how it is presented and what it looks like. These have a simple yet elegant design in my opinion. They aren't flashy, but they also aren't unappealing like other full-sized headphones can be.
Excerpt: I purchased these headphones to monitor the audio portion of my video recordings. My main objective was to find a set that would exclude as much external noise as possible so I could accurately judge the noise my mics were picking up. These phones work well for this and probably exclude 90%+ of the external noise. My audio has improved since this purchase.
I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could. Lacks some BASS but is great value for money.
William Baker, Amazon
13 May 2013
Summary: I've had these headphones since Christmas 2012 and am very impressed with them. They are comfortable, have little wear in problems (like joints squeaking or wires making noise when moving) and compete well with far more expensive headphones. They are not heavy on the bass so if you like loud thumping music then these might not be for you. I like all music from rock to classical to bass driven rap and more - and these headphones are excellent all rounders.
Summary: I thought long and hard about buying these headphones. I have a pretty good hi-fi set up with Linn CD player Naim pre-amp power amp and separate power supply driving Pro-ac speakers. This delivers a fantastic sound which is really easy to listen to. I bought these phones to listen to music on my i pod whilst playing drums but have also spent quite a lot of time just listening to music without hitting anything at the same time The sound is warm and balanced.
Summary: The Sony MDR-ZX700 are a relatively low cost headphone, I paid about £60 for mine and I am very happy for the price. They are a small sized headphone overall so are good for portable use but still have large enough cups to be be an over-ear design. The construction is almost all plastic but it is of good quality, the size adjustment hinges are smooth so they do not always stay in place.
Summary: Bad points first: No bass- i have read reviews about these headphones, and they say the bass is average. But the bass is really low. but i suppose it is meant to be 'studio headphones'. It strangles your neck when u put it on your neck. the headphones are not 'twisty'. Packaging- it comes in the Asian packaging which is just a piece of cardboard and some plastic. i pay £50 and it looks very cheap. also no case or anything. very basic stuff in the box.