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Incredible I feel! MDR V55

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Now, im no audiophile. I do have an incredible love of music and this has brought on my recent lust of decent audio quality. (plus a job paying a decent wage). My previous headphones include the KAM1500 pro, XB300 and XB500. I have also owned various older items and even had some skullcandy hesh headphones when they first came out. I have also got a few friends into the DJ scene and have had a play with some of their headphones. I used my Skullcandies whilst producing when I was and felt this gave enough of an indication (silly me). I have been looking to upgrade for a while and to upgrade from the XB500 felt like quite a distance. So what I went for in the end wasn't much of a jump up at all with the SONY MDR V55 headphones. Here is what I have to say about them;

 

Build - Solid construction, metal parts with any plastic being of a high quality. Only downside being the lack of detachable cable which I was looking for as I have a problem with breaking headphone cables xD.

Sound - Here is where it gets important for me. These blow the XB500's out of the water for me, detail I couldn't pick up on the 500's are easy stuff for the V55's. The bass is nice and punchy and extremely tight. I decided to try some other headphones available. I have loads of friends with beats at work and frankly I don't think they sound very good, they cost loads too! I actually can't see how so many use them! I even tried the higher end PRO's and Mixr's which both hurt my ears on the high's. Out of every headphone I tried none of them came close to the V55's and due to me lusting after the headphones for weeks, i went for it.

Comfort - Yeah, not much needs saying here, they are so light that they are really comfy. I mean, compared to my KAM's which are built like a brick S**t house and felt like one too, these are a much welcomed change. I think only the XB300's beat these from what I have experienced.

 

Now I know my opinion may not count for much, but for under £100 these are a gorgeous headphone. Maybe these are just the expected standard and the likes of the beats have made us see these as a bargain? I will be looking forward to extending my search for an ever better sound, but I will always have a place in my heart for these ;)

 

Thanks for reading. :D

post #2 of 65

im thinking about getting those, they sound pretty good from what youve said

post #3 of 65
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I think they are haha :)

post #4 of 65

I really have to try these, I think they look awesome.

post #5 of 65

do they leak? and how do they islolate?

post #6 of 65

Interesting, you are one of the first to post impressions on this headphone on this site so far. :P These V55 are Sony's latest released DJ headphones and have only been out for a couple of months at best I think. Maybe a new budget killer? hmm 

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They leak a fair bit, as they aren't designed for use in office spaces. They Isolate fairly well but I have yet to wear them in a built up area to see how they cope with that. I usually shop etc in IEM's and just lounge etc or even travel in heads. I might even start DJ'ing when I finish my basic training.

post #8 of 65

Are these circumaural/over ear or supraural/on ear? Do your ears fit fully inside?

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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post

Are these circumaural/over ear or supraural/on ear? Do your ears fit fully inside?

on ear but really comfy due to low clamping force

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They leak a fair bit, as they aren't designed for use in office spaces. They Isolate fairly well but I have yet to wear them in a built up area to see how they cope with that. I usually shop etc in IEM's and just lounge etc or even travel in heads. I might even start DJ'ing when I finish my basic training.

well say your in a room listening to some rap at half volume with teh tv on in the room too, would a person about 3 feet away hear them? i know that that is very specifific ahha

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Hmm, maybe? depends though every song is different haha. Listening to some funky jazz on full volume just about pissed the whole room off watching a film, so yeah they leak. Yeah they are just on ear. They could be comfier if not for the DJ setup which I find is always a little less comfortable than studio phones. But i sat there for an hour playing Slender and barely noticed them, due to me wetting myself haha.

post #12 of 65
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I mean, I could give a go at a full review but my terminology is appalling so it probably wouldn't help many haha.

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I mean, I could give a go at a full review but my terminology is appalling so it probably wouldn't help many haha.

do they leak more than the xb500? or do you not know? or do they leak more than beats solo or studios?


Edited by ilikedonkeys39 - 9/1/12 at 3:01pm
post #14 of 65
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Yeah they leak more than the 500's just because the 500s close the ear up, but they make your ears so hot, so i would rather piss others off over myself haha.

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Yeah they leak more than the 500's just because the 500s close the ear up, but they make your ears so hot, so i would rather piss others off over myself haha.

they leak that much??? jeez! why do they leak so much? they are closed back right?

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