Solid Sony headphones, but lacking in some respects...
9 September 2012
Excerpt: On the one hand, these are made by Sony, so you know that they're going to be pretty decent from that point alone. However, as part of their line of DJ headphones, the V500s are clearly at the bottom of the pile for overall quality. Keep in mind that these are designed as "professional" headphones, for DJ/mixer/engineer use, so if these applications don't apply, you'd be far better served with either (a) a cheaper pair of headphones, or (b) a comparably-priced pair that...
Summary: I bought these originally 6 years ago when they were very expensive. They held out all 6 years and then the arm of the earpiece broke. I took a look at the other options but at this price and for this quality, they can't be beat.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Summary: i was shock how sucky this thing was i thought it was gonna be head banging but it low and the only good thing about these is that i use them for recording my music but as far as listening to music with this thing is a big no no!
Summary: It's lightweight and very clear. However, the adjustments don't allow for small heads. My head is barely at the borderline. It would be nice if I could adjust it so that it would fit a little tighter.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Best headphones i ever had with drawbacks in the design
R. Priester, Amazon
15 May 2010
Summary: I've been using the Sony MDR-V500DJ Monitor Series Headphones with Swivel Earcups for about 4 weeks now and I have to admit they are the best I've ever had. The sound quality is fantastic and I love to listen to my music using them. Even in an noisy environment they manage to work properly. The only drawback with those headphones is the design, they creak alot when you readjust them on your ears or even touch them while wearing. Else than that they are great.
Summary: I just recieved these in the mail. They are absolutely awesome. I am no audiophile, but I can discern certain sounds better than others. I regularly listen to my mp3 player with these, and they rock!! This is coming from having Skullcandy's Hesh cans, so maybe it isnt that remarkable, but when I put these on, a whole new world of sound opened up. Pros: Well built, Great sound, super comfortable, coiled cord. Cons: The earcups are a little bit fussy.
Summary: Thinking back, I always read reviews on products I'm going to spend more than (...) on, and for some reason I didn't do that this time.. I sure wish I had. The quality of sound is only thing about these headphones that are good, probably great. The feel of the headphones are just atrocious. On top of being very uncomfortable, they make a god awful noise when you move your jaw in the slightest.
Summary: Folks who like listening to music in public, you need not worry about the diverting glares of onlookers, scoffing your hilarious PrincessLeia-esqe audiophile headwrappings of headphones' past. There are plenty of highly cushioned cans out there, why are these negative critics even here?? What I "sacrifice" in the-best-possible-comfort-ever, I make up in portability, looks, and a tight seal. As expected, basses are rich and trebles aren't piercing or too bright.
Summary: I'm going to start with the GOOD: The sound is OK. Highs and mids are decent while bass lacks a bit. Construction is really durable, I like how there's no exposed cable other than where it runs to the player. If you fall asleep with headphones on like the Panasonic RP-HTX7-W1 that have an exposed cable above the earcup you'll likely form a break in the cable from sleeping on it. Not so with these cans. Also the cable is nice, thick, and it's coiled.