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Sony DRZX701IP Monitor Headphones for iPhone Reviews

jswansong

Identical to the zx700, a very good full size portable (compared to Shure SRH-440, Grado SR-80i, Philips Uptown)

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Pros: Overall bass presence and impact, detail and texture of midrange, sweetness of treble, isolation, overall comfort, natural sound and balance

Cons: Bass and treble extension, comfort for those with very large ears, mic in a terrible place

    First impressions is these is they are very nice in person.  They're light for full-size closed cans and the cushions on the earpads and headband are very soft and comfortable.  The cups themselves are plenty big to be circumaural for almost everyone but they are a touch shallow, so big-eared folks like me either need to get used to a little ear-to-baffle contact or get new pads (I hear the SRH-840 pads are a good fit).  Isolation is great, better than most closed-back headphones I've tried.  The cord on this particular model has a L-shaped jack and an inline mic higher up on the cord than I was expecting.  The mic placement used to bother me...
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