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A Review On: Sony MDR-XD100 Stereo Headphones

Sony MDR-XD100 Stereo Headphones

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Pros: Balanced -neutral sound

Cons: Not good for portable devices

I bought 2 pairs of this at Shoppers Drug mart in Canada for around $20.00 a pair.

I was immediately impressed with the sound quality and neutral balance. I have read many

reviews of people saying these lack bass. I disagree. I do not enjoy bass dominant mixes

and this is a statement made by the uneducated. Boosted sounds are created with

magic circuits and I banish those qualities from my products. I play music through

my Yamaha Natural Sound amplifier from 1980 so I value a neutral sound.

I do some rough mixing on these sometimes in the night or when I travel

and rarely have to re-do something when I check back with my monitor speakers.

These are not good for portable devices as they are large diameter non powered

drivers so they would just drain your device while trying to power them.

That should be fairly obvious though.

 If you need something to tide you over to the M50s or something for bashing around

like live DJ gigs , these are a great option. Lightweight and clear sound.

Oh they may not have noise cancellation but they are not bad - they do

isolate in a nice way but due to the fact they are pretty lightweight it's a

trade off which translates to some outside sound coming in if you are in

busy environment.


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