I have never been in a Sony store until I moved to where I am now. A salesperson showed me their little section of headphones 50% off which are "Factory recertified" The choices were not great the first time I was there but I did walk out with MDR-MA300s, I was impressed with them and came back a few weeks later to find MDR-V55s on sale and got them too. The package was just a plain white cardboard box with a sticker having the label of the headphone model, inside was also simple, the headphones are well packed in with thick bubble wrap. No accessories or anything, just warranty and instructions paper included. Both headphones have no evidence of them being used with only a sticker reminding you that they are. So for, new looking headphones with a warranty for 50% off retail price I think these were great buys. These together would have been $114 if retail, only $57 getting them refurbished, saved enough to get an amp for them lol. So wondering if you would buy refurbished headphones or if you have, I'd like to hear your experiences.
As far as the headphones themselves, I really like the V55's, I wish they were there first. My only dislike is the on-ear design which during this current heatwave is not very comfortable lol. The MA300s are my first open headphones, very comfortable, use them mainly for movies. They lack in good bass and no cushion top is my complaint, 3 meter cable is also too much for me.
Edited by MosinNagantMan - 7/2/13 at 6:02pm