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Sony - ZX Series Stereo Headphone - White

Model: MDR-ZX100/WHTSKU: 2204211

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 2626 reviews

94%
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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Look of quality not matched by performance

    Posted
    Phipgl
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I purchased these headphones for use with my electronic drums. I was replacing a very expensive set of headphones that my lovely son decided it would be a good idea to break in half. After reading some reviews of these headphones I decided why spend the ton of money required to replace my old headphones when I could just purchase these. You get what you pay for, unfortunately with these you are getting a great look but not really getting great performance. Specifically, I feel they lack the range I'm used to in terms of hitting higher treb notes and low bass tones. It kind of seems as if I am listening to my old headphones with cotton balls in my ears. I've given the headphones to my son to use for watching movies and such on the iPad. Hey, a 2 1/2 year old doesn't mind how they work!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed... Really!!!

    Posted
    Konawind
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I love a bargain... so when this set of Sony "on the ear" headphones went on sale I thought I would give myself a treat. Yes, these are a very low end headphone purchased with very low end dollars. How could I go wrong? In one word... PAIN. What is the use of a set of headphones that every time you look at them they remind you of how painful they were the last time you used them? There is very little padding on the ear pads so what you have is type of torture device device with a Sony logo on it. Sound quality is just average (in fact, the worst sounding Sony headphones that I have ever owned, albeit, these are a low cost Sony headphones). To put it in perspective, I recently purchased a cheap Panasonic headphone and I found that it's sound quality was truly fantastic. This Sony headphone does not even come close. Not recommended.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sound great, but flawed in other areas

    Posted
    Unknown14

    These headphones do not sound bad. However, I do not find them stylish, but more clunky on my head. I bought these in order to play my music so others can't hear me and I can enjoy the music without having my music low so the sound doesn't leak. I was disappointed, because these headphones leak very badly. If I put the volume farther than about a third of the way up, anyone with 5ft can hear my music. It also does not block out the noise around me that well. I've had these for only a day, but I do plan to return for a set of headphones that can do everything these headphones cannot. If you are thinking of buying these headphones for a teenager or someone who likes their music to be an escape from reality, don't.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable fit

    Posted
    Seely

    I find the sound just okay and it would've worked out for me if not for the fact that it sits uncomfortably on my head. While there are padding on the ears, there is no padding on the bar that sits on top of your head. The hard plastic presses down and because the headphone is not very light, and it's rather tight, that pressure on top of the head is immediately noticeable. I don't mind not having top notch sound quality with deep bass, but if you notice you're wearing a headphone after 1 minute. that means it's not a good fit and it's uncomfortable. Good fitted headphones should make you forget you're wearing one so that you can just enjoy the sound.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Posted
    Dwoww

    These sony head phones are very bad. I say that because they are terrible on ear. The ear pieces are pretty hard and for me i don't approve of that. The price is pretty low and I know a lot of people that have these head phones but I don't like them. They tell me they are all right. I can see that due to the price but their sound isn't that bad but the fact that the ear pieces aren't comfortable it just ruins the sound, it makes me want to take them off right that second and call it a day. I will let this product slide due to the price, but if you really care about sound and comfort I say NO!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Horrible! No bass response

    Posted
    SamJ2012
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'm really puzzled how other people who reviewed here can describe the sounds quality of this headphones as 'Good'. Its sounds like those cheap headphones they give in-flight by the airlines. Its has no bass response! I have seen much better quality in cheaper headphones than this. The only thing that I would describe as 'Good' with these headphone is they are made very sturdy and durable. So don't expect any quality sound when you buy these!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones for a week

    Posted
    MinecraftersMom
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    These headphones are comfy, great in so many ways, but there is a manufacturing defect where the plug pulls out of its rubber casing at the point where it plugs into any electronic, and in doing so, it permanently disconnects the wires that let it function. It happened with our first pair, and we liked them so much, we thought it was a fluke and actually bought a second pair. Waste of money, it happened again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed with sound quality

    Posted
    SUNNYR
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was really excited when they released new headphones from sony, but was actually disappointed with the sound quality. I had been using the Sony studio monitor series headphone and thought they were amazing, but they were much better than these. I compared the sound quality with my existing studio series from sony, which are also the same price, but these are not as good as those. These are much lighter though but that's about it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    lacking

    Posted
    liutaia

    It somehow manages to augment the noise outside the headphones. I can hold a conversation as easily with these on as without, car-on-pavement sounds seem louder when I'm wearing the headphones whan they do without. Playing violin is actively painful with them on (useful to play along with a recording of a difficult passage). This is one of the few products I've ever been disappointed enough with to return.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sound is average, but they are uncomfortable.

    Posted
    kylesmail333
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I use earbuds usually, but recently they started to hurt my left ear. I picked these up for $13 on sale and thought the padding would be good. I tried the kind that goes over your ears but around the back of your head and it made the tops of my ears hurt. These make the lower earlobes hurt after about an hour of listening. They do not produce great base or treble. Very flat. I will return these tomorrow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sounded nice while they lasted

    Posted
    Momof4
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'd say I've had these for 4 months. They replaced a pair of Koss's that were falling apart internally and externally, I had them for so long! These are comfortable on my ears and the band fits pretty well. The sound was decent. Used them daily for listening to music and on my PC. Never cranked up. Unfortunately, I have already lost the left side in this short time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      It is unfortunate to read that the headphones have stopped working properly. Let's see what we can do to rectify this. Please send us an email at SonySupportUSA@am.sony.com. Thanks!Sonystyle

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good for now...

    Posted
    BiggRuss
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I knew what I was getting for the price so I'm not completely disappointed. I needed something inexpensive to hold me over until I purchased something better. I only paid $15 for them so no complaints. They're simply used to *hear* music. No real bass and they're not loud. I basically use them to drown out the talkers on the NYC subway.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good looking but flat sound

    Posted
    Biggy11693
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I got these on sale and I thought they would be better than the JVC I usually buy at the same price. Unfortunately I was wrong and as soon as I got home from the city I immidiatly returned them for the JVC flat Headphones. The sound quality from the Sony's were very disappointing to say the least.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    okay product for beginner (child/ pre-teen)

    Posted
    NDO24
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I would recommend this product for a first time user (ie; child or pre-teen). It allows too much background noise, which deteriorates the listening experience. That might be better or more acceptable for a younger user because it would allow them to hear/ be more aware of their surroundings. Not what I was looking for.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Weak and possibly overpriced

    Posted
    autotkgrad
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought as a replacement for the previous generation of wired Sony basic headphones. These cost up to $10 more but do not offer any improvement to sound quality. No high or low-range sound. Cord is shorter than previous models which may be good for mobile use but is terrible for the office.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable after wearing a few hours.

    Posted
    kval
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Quite simply, there are better headphones out there. No real reason to buy these. I've learned from all my headphone buying escapades, that there are only two types worth buying: Ear bud headphones and full ear covering headphones. I have a $50 pair of over the ear headphones and a love em!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre sound quality

    Posted
    Applepie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    It's a terrible choice if anyone plans on using this particular product as your main headphones to listen to music. It fits great and it's comfortable but the sound quality is mediocre despite it being a #Sony branded product. I would not purchase this particular product ever again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Sounds and Excellent Price

    Posted
    Comstimpyette

    My son got these as a present for Christmas, its now 1/5 and they have already stopped working. There is no short in them, they simply don't work. We will have to exchange them. My daughter got a pair as well and they work fine, so hopefully its just a defective pair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    NOT really over the ear

    Posted
    Dianeinupstate
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought these for my son, who really wanted a nice pair of noise cancelling, over the ear headphones for college. We did our homework online, and these looked to be a good value------but they're ON-ear, not over the ear, and we're returning them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ear surround is louder the the music

    Posted
    RofoRec
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    When you move wearing these the ear surrouning material makes noise that's louder than the music in the speaker, you hear your hair and your sideburn russle loudly against the material, annoying. Loose fit I can't see jogging with these on at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend