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Sony MDR-V700DJ DJ-Style Monitor Series Headphones (Old Version) by Review Summary ,  Sep 1, 2015

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Sony MDR-V700DJ DJ-Style Monitor Series Headphones (Old Version)
Report Date: 11/04/2015
Based on 339 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 2.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable4.5   average
Loud4.5   above average
Sound4.4   average
Volume4.4   above average
Design4.2   average
Fit4.2   average
Music4.2   average
Noise4.1   average
Quality4.1   average
Price4.0   below average
Amazon3.8   average
Listening3.8   below average
Video3.6   below average
Cable3.4   average
Crack3.3   above average
Plastic2.6   average


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Amazon

Amazon:
"This product came in a very timely manner, excellent price through Amazon, and resolved a little confusion along way."
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"The crappy DHL 'free shipping' that amazon is currently offering aside (took 2.5 weeks to get it), the headphones are extremely uncomfortable."
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"I was little scared buying this product from Amazon."
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"Thank You Amazon for getting these in and selling them at such a great price!"
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"I was so happy to find the exact pair on Amazon!"
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"Excellent purchase for the pricing (about $84 from Amazon) with free shipping except for the below issue."
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"I was very happy to find the exact same pair on amazon."
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"This purchase was well worth my money and another great purchase from Amazon."
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Base

Base:
"I bought these headphones specifically because I enjoy a strong base in my music.... but these were just ridiculous."
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"I think overall the fit was pretty decent, but I did notice some discomfort around the base of the ear top of the jaw region after 2 hours of wear... that could get obnoxious after a few weeks of using them."
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"I've already complained enough about the base so I'll keep this short."
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"The base isn't that great at all, the headphones are cheaply constructed, the music sounds flat, and these are NOT a solid investment on any level."
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"These headphones are supposed to deliver a big kick in the base area, and they do to an extent, but not in a good way."
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"It also has a killer base and u hear the song so clear."
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"I can maybe notice a little about the mids being overpowered in a few spots but the base and highs sound so freakin' good it blows me away."
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"I bought these headphones specifically because I enjoy a strong base in my music.... but these were just ridiculous."
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"I think overall the fit was pretty decent, but I did notice some discomfort around the base of the ear top of the jaw region after 2 hours of wear... that could get obnoxious after a few weeks of using them."
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"They just don't feel sturdy when you hold them....FINAL VERDICT: Don't make the mistake I did and ignore all negative reviews at the prospect of owning a pair of headphones with great base."
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Cable

Cable:
"is convenient because you can move around while still having them on, but the bad part is that they tend to get annoying when you are traveling since the cord is long."
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"Another thing is the cord is very lengthy was another issue I thought I would have a problem with."
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"My cat got a hold of my cord and opened it up to find that the explanation for some of terrible sound quality I'm about to explain."
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"The cable looks weak."
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"I have had them for only one year, and the cable has broken."
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"Nice long cable is sturdy and fold played adapter screws in tight."
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"The cable that came with the Sony's was pretty standard quality for headphones in this price range, so I don't really have anything bad to say about that."
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"The cord has never been a problem, I actually enjoy the length of the cord, it doesn't get in the wayOther then that, I am very pleased with these head phones I use them all day during the week, amazing quality."
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"I also enjoy the slinky coil type of cord."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"For the price, these headphones are very hard to beat in terms of sound and comfort."
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"The one downside I have with them is that they aren't too comfortable to wear for long periods of time."
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"i have big ears so i was kinda worried that these would hurt, but they don't, it's pretty comfortable and snug and the person next to you won't be disturbed from your music (unless it's like max)."
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"My only complaint is as one other reviewer mentioned, the comfort."
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"Excellent bass response and comfortable fit."
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"They are comfortable, durable, and bass-heavy so that you can cue your tracks in a noisy nightclub."
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"Great pair of headphones, very comfortable, very powerful and the adjustable motion of the headphones make it very easy to use as a deejay."
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"The adjustable band isn't very comfortable, I'd like to believe I have a pretty average sized and shaped head, and these feel just awful after an hour."
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"All in all you cannot beat the value here, they sound great, are comfortable, and cost under $100."
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Crack

Crack:
"These should be recalled and replaced free of charge by the Sony Corp. they say they are Dj headphones however they are not durable enough for the road ,the plastic swivel cracks on them ,i only had mine Feb.2010 ,there is an on going petition online about these headphones,Amazon should stop selling them"
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"The sound quality is great, however, the construction is made of plastic and both pair cracked and broke in the same spot."
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"The ear pads also cracked flaked off shortly after the hinges gave way."
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"I'm an amature DJ and could only recommend these for DJ use.1st of all, the major complaint about these headphones are the cracks that appear on the swiveling brace."
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"No cracks (yet), even the box it came in was pretty much pristine."
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"After about 2 years of moderate use the swivel housing cracked, they were able to be held in place by some zip-ties."
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"Well now I know, both speaker arms are cracked right at the swiveling joint."
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"Sadly though, after the great service these headphones have provided to me, they are starting to crack right under the rotator cover on the right side :( I WILL however, buy another identical pair once I have to replace the ones I have."
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"Apparently, these headphones crack so easily that there is a petition to Sony to fix the them."
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Design

Design:
"In fact a lot of djs were complaining at the time that the new swivel design was just poorly engineered."
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"They give great response and isolate outside noise fairly well due to their over the ear design (not as well as some noise canceling units)."
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"And it's not the best design for durability."
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"Despite the fact that the cheap design is a common complaint, Sony will charge you $78.65 to exchange your useless headphones with a 'refurbished' pair...this on top of the original $150!"
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"These headphones are great at first-- but they suffer from a design flaw."
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"Love the fold up design."
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"DESIGN: The headband of these looked pretty cool and felt pretty sturdy on the top of my head, but the rest of the product felt fragile in my hands, which always makes me uncomfortable with headphones."
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"The ear cup design is great, most sound becomes blocked out even before the music starts."
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"Its sturdy design feels good upon your head and I can wear these for most but not all of the day which is why i docked it a star in my rating."
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Fit

Fit:
"I think overall the fit was pretty decent, but I did notice some discomfort around the base of the ear top of the jaw region after 2 hours of wear... that could get obnoxious after a few weeks of using them."
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"The right side was broken, and that earphone would not fit closely to the ear, making them uncomfortable and totally ruining the sound experience."
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"Only negative would be the ear pieces tend to fit on the ear as opposed to around them."
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"Excellent bass response and comfortable fit."
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"I recommend these to anyone who wants awesome sound quality and a comfortable head fit."
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"I let them hear the Sony's and see what old school noise cancelling can do by simply fitting well to your ears with good padding."
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"It is having a very good fit."
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"I think overall the fit was pretty decent, but I did notice some discomfort around the base of the ear top of the jaw region after 2 hours of wear... that could get obnoxious after a few weeks of using them."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"And they are pretty solid too, the only reason I broke mine was because I dropped something really heavy on top of them."
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"So if you are complaining its heavy and uncomfortable, you are not using it right."
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"This is good when listening to music but don't complaing it's heavy and uncomfortable because it's not made for it."
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"These sound magnificent, but heavy users beware, these will break after about a year of heavy use."
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"sound great but cant keep them on too long as for the are very heavy.."
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"They are pretty heavy for over the ear headphones too."
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"They are plastic but seem to be pretty heavy duty."
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"Sturdy, but also pretty heavy as headphones go, in my opinion."
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"This is good when listening to music but don't complaing it's heavy and uncomfortable because it's not made for it."
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Listening

Listening:
"I felt as if I were dead inside listening to these, but after a month (yea that long) I finally got used to these unamped."
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"CONS: They are uncomfortable to wear for extended listening."
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"After a few hours of listening, it does become uncomfortable to wear but the sound is unbelievable and you just forgo the pain and keep going."
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"This is good when listening to music but don't complaing it's heavy and uncomfortable because it's not made for it."
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"They can at times be uncomfortable after extended listening periods."
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"Listening to music on these isn't a spectacular, life-altering experience."
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"Great for DJing or listening to music in general."
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"Overall, great product for recording mixing or general listening purposes."
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"I love listening to these things they sound great you just need the right power source and you're good for the day."
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"Depending on the quality of the sound you're listening to, can be pretty nice experience though, with some crisp highs and decent mid-range."
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"I BOUGHT A PAIR OF THESE 3 YEARS AGO, THATS HOW LONG THEY LASTED ME BEFORE THEY FELL APART....I GOT MY MONIES WORTH...3 YEARS OF EASY MUSIC LISTENING....I BOUGHT ANOTHER PAIR ( AT HALF THE PRICE ).THATS HOW MUCH I LIKED THEM."
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Loud

Loud:
"SOundwise they sound about just as good, little less mids, just as loud (if not louder), just as good lowend, crisper brights."
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"SOUND QUALITY IS AMAZINGLY LOUD AND CLEAR, IT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CANCEL THE NOISES OF EXTERNAL WORLD AS EFFECTIVELY AS A NOISE CANCELLATION HEADSET BUT DOES REDUCE IT TO LEVELS THAT ARE VERY MINIMAL."
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"The fakes do not have any distortion to them which makes me very happy I can crank these up loud and clear with no problems so I like them and will be keeping them."
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"i love these, they are so loud you can set them on the table in a room and still hear them on full blast."
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"Great bass, great highs, really loud if you want, and retains details at low volumes too."
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"Clear, bassy, and loud."
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"nice and comfortable, really loud with good punch."
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Music

Music:
"This is fine during music but too annoying to me during movies."
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"I bought these headphones specifically because I enjoy a strong base in my music.... but these were just ridiculous."
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"The base isn't that great at all, the headphones are cheaply constructed, the music sounds flat, and these are NOT a solid investment on any level."
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"However, I would not recommend these for casual music listeners."
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"HOWEVER, I was very disappointed with the lack of highs in these babies (depending out how the music is mixed)."
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"I'm not a DJ, but I DO LOVE music!"
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"I play electronic music and rock music and they work perfect for both, I highly recommend for drummers, very punchy and solid."
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"Great for DJing or listening to music in general."
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"I just love music."
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"Great for gaming, music is fricken' awesome."
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Noise

Noise:
"SOUND QUALITY IS AMAZINGLY LOUD AND CLEAR, IT MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CANCEL THE NOISES OF EXTERNAL WORLD AS EFFECTIVELY AS A NOISE CANCELLATION HEADSET BUT DOES REDUCE IT TO LEVELS THAT ARE VERY MINIMAL."
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"I live in an apartment that isn't noise friendly."
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"not great for noise canceling at all."
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"They give great response and isolate outside noise fairly well due to their over the ear design (not as well as some noise canceling units)."
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"I let them hear the Sony's and see what old school noise cancelling can do by simply fitting well to your ears with good padding."
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"I tested this in Sony showroom and even in the noisy atmosphere the sound quality was too good with big noise reduction due to the closed cups."
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"They are comfortable, durable, and bass-heavy so that you can cue your tracks in a noisy nightclub."
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"Noise reduction is pretty good too, can't hear anything once I have these bad boys on."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"The only problem encountered (no not the plastic joints) were the ear pads were starting to lose the nice faux leather coverings."
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"I did not own these headphones long enough to say whether this plastic cracking problem I've been hearing about is legit, but after handling these headphones for several days I wouldn't doubt it's plausibility."
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"The plastic on the headphones feels a bit flimsy but if you're careful with them it wouldn't be a problem at all."
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"These should be recalled and replaced free of charge by the Sony Corp. they say they are Dj headphones however they are not durable enough for the road ,the plastic swivel cracks on them ,i only had mine Feb.2010 ,there is an on going petition online about these headphones,Amazon should stop selling them"
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"The sound quality is great, however, the construction is made of plastic and both pair cracked and broke in the same spot."
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"Earlier this year, I experienced this problem with the plastic cracking and breaking where the headphones swivel and fold up."
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"They'd be a lot nicer if they weren't made out of plastic."
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"They are good Dj headphones but are made from cheap plastic."
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"I got the technics Dj headphones and I have found that they are a a lot heavier than the SONYs, but made with a much more durable and thicker plastic that can stand up to regular dj use."
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"They are plastic but seem to be pretty heavy duty."
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"Construction: Seems pretty solid, but I've heard that the plastic will eventually start to crack, which I can definitely understand from the creaking I hear when you twist the cups to their maximum."
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Price

Price:
"For the price, these headphones are very hard to beat in terms of sound and comfort."
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"Low quality cheap materials is inexcusable when you are lay out this much cash for a set of headphones."
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"Can't believe how the price fluctuated (something I missed maybe? )"
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"One problem: The price I was charged was about $10 higher than what I ordered for."
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"I can't see how any DJ could recommend these given the alternatives in the same price range."
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"My girlfriend has some cheaper Audio Technica headphones and they feel like some fisher price toy with horrible sound."
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"Great sound... You don't need to spend more money with bose."
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"Thank You Amazon for getting these in and selling them at such a great price!"
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"I have to say though, some of these prices are kinda outrageous, but they hold up really well, so a gently used one is a very good option."
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"Very pleased with this purchase and the price point is right on."
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"Best DJ phones for the price!"
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Quality

Quality:
"Low quality cheap materials is inexcusable when you are lay out this much cash for a set of headphones."
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"Even though the construction quality isn't all that perfect don't let it fool you these thing packs a punch and it's that kind of punch you would love receiving over and over again."
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"Well first off they have amazing sound quality and it's true you do have to let them settle in because they do sound weird in the beginning, but once you get use to it they sound fantastic."
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"I believe it's decent sound quality, but the only problem is that when you have it on for a while and sweat a little, it gets hot inside the pad."
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"Sound quality is dead on."
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"i used tape to fix it and the problem never affected the use of the headphones or the quality but it makes you look like an idiot being that its broke."
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"Great true sound quality."
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"I first thought this pair was going to be bad because it was made in china and are counterfits but they are perfect fakesthe sound quality is almost the same as the authentic headphones the only difference is brilance."
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"I recommend these to anyone who wants awesome sound quality and a comfortable head fit."
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"Quality is good and sound is great!"
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"While the sound quality of these is amazing (clear highs solid mids crisp bases), the sound diaphragms are not big enough ear cups are not deep enough for my ears (I'm an asian chick who is 5'2, so it's not like my head or ears are gigantic either)."
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Sound

Sound:
"For the price, these headphones are very hard to beat in terms of sound and comfort."
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"Also, because they sit on my ears the sound isolation is really horrible."
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"The sound isolation is decent, but not great."
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"Well first off they have amazing sound quality and it's true you do have to let them settle in because they do sound weird in the beginning, but once you get use to it they sound fantastic."
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"The base isn't that great at all, the headphones are cheaply constructed, the music sounds flat, and these are NOT a solid investment on any level."
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"sound great but cant keep them on too long as for the are very heavy.."
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"Great sound... You don't need to spend more money with bose."
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"For the price, these headphones are very hard to beat in terms of sound and comfort."
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"Great true sound quality."
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"I first thought this pair was going to be bad because it was made in china and are counterfits but they are perfect fakesthe sound quality is almost the same as the authentic headphones the only difference is brilance."
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Video

Video:
"This is fine during music but too annoying to me during movies."
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"A minor complaint, but a significant one if you use these to watch a movie or listen to a lot of music."
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"These headphones make the perfect substitute to my terrible hours and need to watch movies late at night.3."
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"Not recommended for long interval use, such as movie watching or playing games (these were the main reasons i bought them for).I would recommend the sony mdr-7506 headphones for comfort, durability, and sound quality."
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"Never enjoyed the movie more!"
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"These are truly excellent headphones for iTunes, my homework and movies."
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"He realized how well they work when he was watching a movie with them and coughed and realized he couldn't hear himself coughing."
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"I use them to listen to music on my computer or watch movies and there are very good."
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"I've even used these headphones for watching movies on an airplane and was even impressed with their farly accurate reproduction of surround sound (although they aren't truly intended for that)."
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"After approximately two years of using these headphones on my computer to play games, watch movies, and watch tv shows, I have no complaints."
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Volume

Volume:
"They have good bass without muddiness and good high range as well as volume."
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"I have cranked up the volume trying to get these to distort, but I fail every time."
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"The bass lines are so neat & clear...and no matter how high you put the volume, still sounds clean."
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"My train ride is roughly 30 minutes and although these are not noise canceling headphones I can barely hear any outside noise while keeping the volume at a comfortable level."
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"But they sound so good...you wanna keep cranking the volume!"
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"And I dont need to set my mp3 player volume greater than 25% of max (iAudio X5) to get excellent sound."
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"Crisp, clear highs and no distortion at high volumes."
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