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Sony MDR-SA5000 DJ Stereo Headphones Reviews

kool bubba ice

Sony's Mini 010 is a real winner

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Pros: Great dynamic range. Great bass extension. High sense of clarity. Stat like speed & detail. Angled drivers. solid comfort. Excellent transparency

Cons: Very hot treble. Clinical sounding. Can sound harsh to some with pericing highs. Can be perceived as bass light. Awful cable desgin. Polarizing.

The SA5000 are a great technical achievement in many regards. Speed. Clarity. Detail. All 3 shine through greatly. Extreme high detail in the upper frequencies due to the treble emphasis. This headphone is for treble lovers. Can sound harsh to others.. Treble isn't the smoothest & can be offensive. to some.   Detail & transparency is 2nd only to the DT48 out of the headphones I owned. The SA5000 does a magnificent job at spot lighting detail, maybe in a un natural way. The DT880 has almost the same type of detail, but doesn't derail the music just to show you it. It can be a hinders to some & a blessing to others. They are very good at being the chameleon, & upgrade...
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delusionist

the double edged sword of headphones

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Pros: speed, detail

Cons: no sub bass, very bright

These headphones are enjoying a period of popularity. I suspect that it is due to them being discontinued. But be warned... they are not for everyone. These headphones are by far the most revealing headphone I have listened to. It's unnaturally revealing, and while far from neutral (slight V shaped, but with rolled off bass), the midrange isn't recessed, it's very clear but the mid bass and treble is quite pronounced. Speed, or perceived speed is the best I have heard in any full sized headphone and I've heard the HD800, T1, K701. They just can't compete. The detail is amazing, you will hear things you have never heard, even if you listen to revealing cans. To understand the...
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