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Sony - ZX Series Stereo Headphone - White

Model: MDR-ZX100/WHTSKU: 2204211

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony MDR-ZX100 Stereo Headphones

    Posted
    Computerhobbyist
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    As poker is the game of life to be played on the grandest stage, the Sony MDR-ZX100/BLK stereo headphones deliver a full house of concert sound performance. A chanteuse’s stunning nightclub performance. An aria with forceful impact. A piano concerto in full glory. A rock opera at its zenith. The Sony headphones provide spectacular sound for rock, opera, jazz, love songs, rhythm and blues, disco, bluegrass, hip-hop, club, dubstep, dance, trance, electronica, and classical music out of a small and lightweight frame. The neodymium drivers produce elegant vocals on Broadway musical soundtracks, lush background vocals on country music, and they offer superb midrange instrumental reproduction. Bass performance is articulate, clean, well-defined, and punchy on heavy metal music. Bass tracks associated with the present club music milieu are surprisingly good, demonstrating crisp response, without the traditional low end muddiness associated with other value priced headphone products. The Sony headphones provide a wide molded adjustable headband for maximum comfort, padded ear cushions for a snug fit over the ears, and large diameter stereo drivers for spacious sound effects on movies, music, or computer real-time strategy games. These Sony stereo headphones are so comfortable, that I tend to forget that I am wearing them within a truncated time span. The sonic depth of the Sony headphones offers all-encompassing warmth, nuance, detail, and realistic sound quality over the entire treble and midrange frequency spectrum. Rest assured that these Sony headphones offer aggressive low bass performance at the lowest ends of the earphone market price scale. Considering the extraordinary quality of sound reproduction that this product offers, this item competes very well against other more expensive bass focused headphone brands. Whether it’s for an iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod touch, iPad, iPhone, iMac, Sony Walkman MP3 Player, Zune, Blu-ray player, shortwave radio, HD radio, internet radio, satellite radio boombox, portable cassette player, CD player, or the latest console game system, the Sony headphones reconstruct an accurate soundstage or virtual 3D battlefield to the delight of bass heavy music enthusiasts and dedicated gamers everywhere. I am unable to hear other outside distractions in my immediate surrounding environment when wearing the Sony headphones. Sound leakage is kept to a minimum thanks to the closed dynamic ear cup design. Primarily, I use the Sony MDR-ZX100 headphones with my Sony SRF-M37W Walkman to achieve perfect fidelity on FM music stations, natural voice tones on 24 hour/7 day AM sports talk radio stations, and super clear reception on Weather Band forecasts. The Sony MDR-ZX100 stereo headphones sport an attractive appearance with its lightweight over-the-ear design, quality construction, black ear cup exterior finish, and a 3.9 ft. dual-sided rugged Y-type cord. The Sony MDR-ZX100 stereo headphones feature excellent form, superb fitness for its intended outdoor use purposes, and perfect function for prolonged, enjoyable, and relaxed listening sessions. The high quality Sony headphones provide a 3.5mm (1/8”) silver-plated L-shaped stereo mini plug for distortion-free signal transfer, wonderful stereo channel separation in any music genre, and compatibility with the widest range of portable audio, video, MP3, computer, musical instrument, and home audio equipment possible. The Sony stereo headphones provide the following feature set for demanding portable audio enthusiasts: stereo reproduction, 30mm speaker drivers, slim swivel ear cups for increased mobility, pro DJ use, and remixing applications, high-energy neodymium magnets, black and red L/R ear cup placement marks, PET multi-layer dome diaphragm design for extended low bass response, pressure-relieving urethane leather ear cushions for long lasting comfort, copper-clad aluminum wire voice coil for exceptional power handling capacity, 1.2m lightweight tangle-resistant cord, supra-aural noise canceling ear pad passive design, 1000mW power handling capacity for stringent daily use that is designed to meet the requirements of music industry mavens, wide 12-22,000Hz frequency response for outstanding treble, midrange, and bass reproduction, 24 ohms at 1kHz impedance rating, 100db/mW sensitivity rating for excellent loudness output, a magnificent all black exterior finish, operating instructions, warranty card, and this unit's weight is 4.23 ounces (120 g). The Sony headphones come with a 90-day parts and labor limited manufacturer warranty. The Sony stereo headphones do not come with a carrying pouch, in-line volume control, or a unimatch stereo plug adapter for connection to a component stereo headphone jack. You will need a 1/8" to ¼" (3.5mm to 6.33mm) stereo headphone jack plug adapter to connect the Sony MDR-ZX100 headphones to a home stereo system. The headphones are compatible with any pocket radio's monaural earphone jack with the use of a 3.5mm monaural-to-stereo plug adapter. A headphone extension cord can be used with the Sony headphones to listen to a component stereo system from across the room, if desired. The Sony headphones are not compatible with any noise canceling system that is featured in select Sony Walkman Video MP3 players. So whether you’re sitting on a park bench solving the world’s problems, saving the solar system from interplanetary destruction at the hands of an invading alien army during a late night arcade gaming stint, walking in the street on a sunny southern California summer day with an iPod in hand, putting an album together in the studio, jamming out to some favorite tunes at home after a stressful day, want an affordable upgrade pair of cans for the pocket radio, or you are listening to morning drive AM talk radio on the bus ride to work, the Sony MDR-ZX100/BLK headphones are an incredible budget conscious choice for any private listening session need. Good Luck. Enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stylish, Inexpensive, Great Price, Sony Quality

    Posted
    ZombieSlaya77

    I bought these when they were on sale. I got it for a little over $16.00. I was looking for a headphone that was white, looked good, but would not break the bank. This Sony headphone fitted the bill perfectly. The little red you see on the headphone...(read full review) I bought these when they were on sale. I got it for a little over $16.00. I was looking for a headphone that was white, looked good, but would not break the bank. This Sony headphone fitted the bill perfectly. The little red you see on the headphone is to let users know that is the right side. On the left side there is a little tactile dot, so you can put these things on correctly without visibility. To me it was just icing on the cake. The base is on the average, but I came from some high bass in the ear headphones, so I immediately noticed the difference. These headphones bleed out sound, which for me is a double edged sword. I can wrap the headphones around my neck and pump the music. But, this can also bother others around you. These headphones are a little tight and there is no cushion on the band so it does begin to hurt a little if worn for about an hour. I actually ran with these. They have been ok so far, but I do not recommend them because they will shift around on your head. These were not marketed for athletic use, so I'm not angry about it. The quality and construction of the headphones are fairly robust. The cups in comparison to say Dr. Dre Beats Monster. The Monsters are thinner, but at about $200 price tag, it is comparing apples and oranges. I'm just giving a reference. Compared to a $200 studio headphone there is no comparison. People that say they are as good...umm no comment. The 3.5 mm jack is not gold plated and the cord is big and flat. This helps to keep it from getting tangled, and it feels much more robust. The name Sony speaks for itself. Sony typically does not make junk and this is no exception. I expect these headphones to go through a beating and last.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Budget Headphones for Casual Listeners

    Posted
    15ofJuly
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    There are 3 things I like about these Headphones: 1) The price 2) The slim and swivel design 3) The Sensitivity I bought these headphones to listen to movies and music because the punch of the bass on my sound system is so strong, it would annoy everyone in the house. The price is unmatchable for the performance it delivers with style and comfort. The headphone for the right ear is marked with a red band for quick locating so I don't have to look for "L" or "R" markings. The padded earphones swivel to make a more comfortable fit. The sound it delivers is outstanding for a headphone of this price. It has a Sentivity of 100db/mW. Vocals and songs come out very clear; in fact I could not detect any distortion unlike my sound system, which is another reason why I use this for movies and songs on my PC. While watching movies, the deep bass does not overpower soft voices and I can listen with comfort without adjusting the volume. These headphones supplies adequate sound frequencies at all levels. I adjust the volume with my PC's volume control; but even this little shortcoming could not undermine the fact that these are excellent headphones for the budget shoppers. The only thing I wish it could have is a longer cord (the cord is 47 1/4" but I like to lay back and listen) and volume control... But then Sony would triple the price. : (

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound quality for such cheap price

    Posted
    bakahaido

    I am very picky about headphones, especially concerning the sound quality. however, i tend to break my headphones within a year, so i can never invest in Bose or Beats by Dr Dre. This headphone is a great fit for me. since i love rock and electronic, great clarity and heavy bass in headphones are important for me. i've gone through a lot of brands of headphones and this product is definitely one of my favorites in term of sound quality. it makes every song i listen to sound so much better. it is a really comfortable fit on my ears, i can wear it for hours without feeling pain. most importantly, it is super cheap, especially for a headphone with such great sound quality. most people complains that the cord is too short. but it's actually perfect for me because i hate untangling the cords every time i use these devices. i am not sure of its durability since i just bought it. but even if it breaks, i'll still buy it again. definitely worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love them. :)

    Posted
    oscarthekiddddd

    I first had a pair of these but in black but then i left them in reach of my dog and she chewed them all up. so i began to look for new over ear headphones and i looked towards Beats but they are way too pricey. so i decided to go back to these. i got them in white and i enjoy them. i use them everyday since i ride the train everyday to school. they are a good price and i really do recommend them to people who are looking for good headphones. Bass is good, highs and lows are good too. they do get uncomfortable after about two hours but everything on our body gets uncomfortable after a long time. they are durable, Ive actually dropped them a couple times on accident, nothing happened (don't drop them on purpose though). They are really stylish, i love the white. sound does leak but i don't know anyone who blasts their music in public places. overall they are great headphones for the price and i recommend them for casual music listeners. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good sound, durable, comfortable A+

    Posted
    Katialpz
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    I purchased these headphones because my son goes to an after school program where many kids used them every day, drop them in the floor, abuse them and do not take any type of care of the headphones AT ALL however after many months they look the same, they sound the same and cosmectly are in great condition too. I figured that these were the ones I needed. Of course these are not for professional work (my husband has the top of the line sony headphones and simply they cannot be compared of course, but he says that they are grat for the price) I mainly bought them to use with the iPad and I also purchased a couple for my nephew and niece and one more for my 10 year old. The kids love them. Cables are thick which I think is the main reason of why they do not brake easily . The children at the after school program always have the cables tangled and not even doing that the cables or wires inside will break or stop working. Excellent purchase and for the price you simply cannot go wrong. The after school program has been using them for 7 months now (they have a total of 20 pairs) and so far not even one has been to be replaced. Mine and the kids are already almost three and they look and feel brand new too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding for it's price and intent!

    Posted
    Allen63DH8
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    If you are bothered by noises around you while you are listening to your music, pay more and get a noise cancelling headset. If you want professional sound from your headset, fork out the bucks and get a professional set of headphones. You get what you pay for. Sony produced an outstanding set of headphones for the bucks. I'm NOT saying these are cheap sounding or cheap quality. What I am saying is you WILL get your money's worth and then some with this headphone. I need a set of headphones that I can hear through because of my lifestyle. I also enjoy quality sound from my headphone. I want to hear the triangles, the harp, the flute and piccolo, as well as the bass, kettle drum, and trumpet. With these headphones, I can hear all this as well as keep an awareness of what is going on in my shop or home. If you want to compare quality, do it with a comparatively priced set of headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Low Cost Headphones

    Posted
    SAPrez

    I was pretty skeptical about $20 headphones, even from Sony. These are great headphones though! I use them almost every day while I'm working and they are really comfortable. The cord doesn't tangle and is long enough for you to put your music player in your pants pocket. The jack fits my iPhone nicely, even with a Magpul case on it. Really the best part of these is the sound quality though. I couldn't believe how good they sound! Even if I don't use any EQ settings on my iPhone these sound amazing. Great range no matter what you listen to. I listen to everything from podcasts to Eminem to All That Remains and it all sounds excellent. Even though I would love a pair of Beats headphones I really can't see paying the premium when I got these for a fraction of the cost and if I leave them somewhere or someone steals them I'm not crushed. Also, get the replacement plan. My total was about $27 out the door and even if I cut through the cord at work I get a free replacement for two years. Can't beat that deal!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful

    Posted
    ELin

    I got these headphones on the recommendation of my friend, and I am not disappointed. I was looking for something over-ear, since I didn't want to be constantly putting earbuds in my ears while blasting music (my roommate can get really loud at times). Now, it's also relevant to note that I am also hard of hearing; with my previous headphones, I wasn't able to hear either the bass or treble very well. These, however, give a powerful boost - I can now enjoy hearing the cello parts in the songs I've enjoyed playing in the past. In fact, I can hear most things clearly - it's just when I crank up the volume a little too much (that's probably not healthy either), the music may distort a tad. Otherwise, I love the sound quality. It may be different for everyone, but I do need to take a break from wearing them after an hour or 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The MDR-Z100 Rock

    Posted
    chiliheads

    Just picked up the MDR-ZX100. I needed a pair of head phones for doing lots of skype calls and doing some audio and video editing work. I had a budget of $200 to spend and believe it or not opted for these bad boys for $19 For the price I could not believe the sound quality. Compared to my daughters $130 Sol Republic head phones I had a hard time noticing the difference, same goes for the $300 Beats audio. The main thing I noticed was the Bass frequency was a tad on the low side. But thats just being picky. But to be honest, when it comes to listening to music on any particular device, the pitch is going to vary anyways depending on your sound-card drivers. But from my Mac, to my Iphone and Galaxy SIII the MDR-Z100's just flat out rocked on. I wore these headsphones on a 3 hour skype call and found them to be comfortable. Light weight and very portable, and they look good too, Great for kids if you're looking for a nice pair with a pro sound and price. A great find for the sound and quality. Rock On my friends! enjoy if you pick up these bad boys.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT for the price

    Posted
    FerretWilliams
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    The audio quality is GREAT compared to the $15 Maxell headphones I borrowed after my old headphones stopped working and with a little more bass than my previous headphones. I haven't used it much for music, I mostly use it for listening to podcasts. Everything sounds good, though. I couldn't tell any difference between these and the $200 headphones I tried out in-store, so it should be good enough for most people. Granted, I'm no audiophile, either. One minor irritation is that the padding is really noisy when there's ANY sliding between it and my ears or hair. It can sometimes drown out any talking. It's also not very comfortable for hours at a time, but "not comfortable" is as bad as that gets. It blocks enough noise while walking, so I can hear my podcasts clearly while still hearing the traffic around me. I've considered noise-cancelling headphones for the noisy parts of town, but really, you need to be able to hear the cars around you for safety.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones for reasonable price

    Posted
    BabyViking
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    Although the headphones are inexpensive, do not underestimate them. The only thing that could be considered a downside is that they seem kind of fragile, but that goes for any pair of headphones out there. The good part is that if you get the Geek Squad Protection for a few bucks, it doesn't matter if you break them. Even if you don't, they don't cost an arm and a leg like others. They have great cushions on the ear pieces and are very comfortable. The size adjustments are good quality so that the don't move around when they are on your head. The best part is that the sound quality is really good. They can be turned up loud without people next to you being able to hear them and they do pretty well at keeping outside noises quiet. I prefer these over Beats any day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing! (As long as you have an EQ)

    Posted
    quagman97

    After switching to these, I can never use my Apple earbuds again! For $10 less than the Apple earbuds, you get 10 times the audio clarity. But, if you don't have an equalizer, the sound will be quite flat. But trying out different settings will make these amazing headphones, with clear, yet not over-whelming bass. If these were $40, I'd still buy them (that's coming from a very stingy person as well). Also, let's not forget that these headphones are very sexy as well. Fingerprints do show up, but no very well. And I have heard that they may look "girly", but they're not at all. They seem kinda flimsy, but only when in the hand. On the head, very comfortable, even for long periods of time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality and budget concious.

    Posted
    holnugget
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    I bought these headphones for my 8 year old to use with our portable DVD player in our truck. The reality is that I use them often myself too. The headphone cushion is soft and supple like bose and the build quality of the cable and headphones are fantastic. I had a coupon and got these for $17 and it was one of my best purchases all year. If you need headphones to use in your house or on the go especially if its with an ipod or ipad then these are perfect. There are no noise canceling qualities so if you need that for a train or plane ride then you have to spend ten times as much for bose or beats. Overall, you won't be dissapointed. I got these in black but they make them in pink and white as well which makes it nice for girls and boys.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best pair of headphones for $20

    Posted
    Strahd017

    I have had a set of these Sony headphones for over a year and I love them! For $20 you get durability and great sound. These get used by everyone from my teenager playing games to my girlfriend watching Netflix and they just keep going. The only 2 downsides to these are: if you hook them up to a laptop, smartphone or IPod they are not very loud, turned up to the max you can still hear the world around you, volume enchantment apps just distort the sound. The cord is also really short at 4ft. But I hook them up to some external speakers on my desktop and they work great with a external volume control. They even sound great when you turn them up to ear bleeding levels, but don't expect the bass from Beat Audios. But for $20 who is complaining?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent sound for the price

    Posted
    SEUC3
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    I didn't expect that a set of headphones at this price to be as comfortable, clear sounding. Highs and lows are reproduced at a quality expected of a more expensive set. The padding on the ear phones, as well as the exterior sound dampening ability was surprisingly comfortable and efficient for such a value priced set. I had originally purchased these as a knockaround set for work, but was and am still extremely pleased at the clarity and comfort in such a value priced set. I don't think that you'll find ANY manufacturer that can match the overall quality without paying much, much more. Even the 90 degree plug allows you to save room if used in a tight area.I bought a second set and "customized" for my cycle helmet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for the price

    Posted
    Atasco
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    I am absolutely in love with these headphones. I wear them almost all the time, which is easy, because they swivel outwards to lay flat when you aren't using them! $100 headphones are such a ripoff, these $17 (at the time review) headphones are just as good as they are! They have a red band on the right headphone so you never get L/R mixed up, and the cord is moderately long. The only fault I can find is that they aren't too durable; I live kind of rough and tumble with my electronics, so they only last about a month or two. But if you're careful, I don't see why they couldn't last longer. Secondly, they are often frustratingly out of stock in a lot of Best Buys, so unless you plan ahead to get one, you may not get it. I recommend these headphones to everyone I know, and I would be buying them now, if I had the money!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted
    surferdave42766
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    for the money ....great.... the ear muffs fold flat for good storage .. the old model of these headphones did not fold ... so make sure you get the new model that folds ... they are packaged folded ..so you can see it through the clam shell ... thick cord . so they are durable ... the jack is mounted on a 45 degree angle so if you are too hard on the cord it may be compromized over time ... a straight plug would be a better design... skullcandy make straight post on the jack... so ... if ware and tear on the cord jack is a issue ... be aware... sound is strong .. going from ear buds to over the ear headphones is always a rewarding experience .... even if you look like a DJ on his way to work ... just own it .. stay in the music world... :)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Value

    Posted
    JimboJim
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    I bought these over a year ago and they still work like new. These are a cheaper alternative for those who want an excellent product and an affordable price. I use these everyday during commute. They have great bass and fit almost anyone with the adjustable fit. The real incredible thing about these headphones is that I wear them when it is snowing and raining and the things never short out. I've had a pair of Beats and when worn in the rain they shorted out. These headphones are durable and will provide long use. They also keep my ears warm during those rough Chicago winters.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This headphone provides very good sound quality.

    Posted
    arthur01970
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    This headphone provides very good sound quality, considering its price. When I need to use headphones when watching TV because of preferences of other family members, the headphones provide better sound quality than I would obtain when listening to the TV speakers. The only drawback is that I need to connect it to an extension cable if I want to use the headphones while sitting at the usual distance I sit from my TV. This headphone is much more comfortable than earbuds that go in the ear (and provides better sound quality than earbuds generally do). I wish all hospitals required patients watching TV to use headphones like these (along with an extension cable). That would provide more peace and quiet, and would enable other patients to recover faster.

    I would recommend this to a friend