Sony MDR-XD200 Stereo Headphones

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Everything sounds better when you use Sony MDR-XD200 Studio Monitor Series Headphones from digital media to discs to games. Designed for use at home, these over-the-ear headphones deliver robust, wide-range sound from 40mm drivers. Sony's Studio Monitor Series encompasses engineering technologies to deliver faithful audio performance from a wide variety of sources. The result is better sound with virtually no compromise on comfort. So, while earplugs may be great when you're running or riding outdoors, the Sony MDR-XD200 is the perfect fit at home Experience the comfortable fit of the MDR-XD200 Studio Monitor Series headphones. Dynamically tuned to provide movie quality sounds, these headphones will provide you with deep bass audio for a great listening experience. Tailor the headband to fit you comfortably. Features include high-energy neodymium magnets, a 2.5m extension cord and a convenient sound mode switch to match the sound source. Listen in style and comfort with the MDR-XD200 Studio Monitor Series headphones. Frequency Response - 10Hz - 22,000Hz Impedance - 70 ohms Sensitivity (db) - 102dB/mW Headband - Adjustable, Single, Music/Movie Sound Mode Switch 3.3 Feet (1m) Cord - Oxygen-Free Copper Lutz Accessories Supplied - Unimatch(R) plug adapter plug in type (gold); Sony Warranty card

Latest reviews

Pros: Lightweight, sound quality is not bad considering the price, cheap
Cons: Lack of sonic definition, no bass, build quality (cheap feel and makes creaking noises), ear pad not great for long sessions, 3m cable too long
As a budget closed-back set of headphones, I think they are not bad. The treble is rolled off quite a bit, which is not great in regard to clarity, but good in reducing fatigue on long sessions. Unfortunately, everything else do not promote long listening sessions, e.g. ear pads make your ears feel hot and sweaty after a while (2h or so), the creaking noise every time you move is very annoying.
Pros: Inexpensive
Cons: Almost everything else
Paid $30 CAD at
This is a 6-year old model that has been made obsolete by the MDR-XB series, but it's still produced for the value segment. Or maybe they were overproduced and stock needs to go.
Anyway, these headphones aren't good. There's a distinct hollowness in the sound, and it feels very flimsy, though this flimsiness does make the headphone rather light on the head. The music/movie switch is useless.
Don't get these. If you want Sony, look at the MDR-XB series and spend the extra cash. The MDR-XB500 and MDR-XB700 have received good praise.
I also disagree i have used the Sennheiser 555, Shure 440, 720dj and find the Sony mdr200 a much better sounding headphone. For music, movies and video games all sound fantastic. These headphone have a wide soundstage with a full rich sound. Highs, mids, are all balance, bass is not bloated sounding very warm. Are light and comfortable can wear for hours. For the money these are great headphones. Comfort, sound, construction 10/10.
I also disagree. I think the sound quality of this pair of headphones is good at its price range although the build quality should be better. I love bass from these headphones.
Pros: comfortable
Cons: sound quality, build quality, very big
i got these for xmas a few years ago and i have been able to fully burn them in and give my impressions on these headphones. sound quality wise they are very boring. not really any bass at all and they are very unclear. the mids and highs sound harsh and you cannot understand a single word anyone is singing. i will leave it that for the same price you can get the portapros which i have heard are so much better. if you are on a budget get those. also these are really bulky and look atrociously ugly. though i find them rather comfortable but this is due to the fact they are light and they don't clamp much at all.


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