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Sony - Over-the-Ear Hi-Res Headphones - Black

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Experience studio-quality sound with these Sony over-the-ear headphones. Precision construction and quality materials let these audiophile headphones provide clear, wide-frequency, high-resolution sound that is close to an immersive live performance. Ear pads and a flexible metal headband on these light Sony over-the-ear headphones let you listen for hours without discomfort.

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What's Included

  • Sony Over-the-Ear Hi-Res Headphones
  • Unimatch plug adaptor
  • Headphone cord (9.84 ft)
  • Balanced-connection headphone cord (6.56 ft)
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)


Hi-Res audio compatible

Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound.

Over-the-ear design

With foam ear cushions offers comfort during extended listening sessions.

All metal design

The metal housing resonates less than housings made from traditional materials.

Sound isolation

The enfolding design wraps around the ear, sealing music in and keeping distractions out.

Neodymium magnets

Offer sound reinforcement.

70mm drivers

Deliver powerful audio.

4Hz - 100kHz frequency response

For faithful sound reproduction.

102dB/mW sensitivity

For powerful sound.

70 ohms impedance

To efficiently conduct power.

Gold-plated plug

High reliability connections.

Made in Japan

Created and tested with uncompromising precision.

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend

Expert rating




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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    PRO: -- It really re-define or gives me deeper characteristic to different sounds or tones that you hear from audiophiles and movies. You can really notice a difference in the way sounds in songs and music come out from a source. It's like a microscope for my ears. The higher Frequency rate really changes the high tones in the sound stage. Something I won't easily notice on a 600ohm BeyerDynamic T1 with a DAC that has a 32bit at 192khz bit rate won't replicate at digital connection with a toslink medium. -- These headphones and the best Sony DAC complement one another as a dual combo. -- Very comfortable with the leather-like ear-pads on the can. I believe the ear pads are soft calf leather. -- My ears don't sweat after long use, and the cans fit my big ears/head. -- Craftsmenship is really top notch. It doesn't easily get scratched and after the short period I have had it (3 months), it doesn't look like it falling apart anytime soon. -- Comes with a 3.5 to 6.0 mm converter. -- My Sony VR headset doesn't have issues with this headset when I try to use both at the same. -- Bass is really good. I strongly feel that I would the best Beats Headsets to shame any day with a good DAC. Cons: -- It's annoying to switch between a single input connector to a dual input connector. -- Analog output sources only work with the single input Y cord, and it doesn't go beyond 2.1 channels. If you use the X cord with the two inputs, it will only feed the sounds to one side of the cans depending on which cord is used. -- Price is still a little pricey for something with less than a 600 ohms transducer. -- Product can't really shine to it fullest potential without a DAC. That would mean this product is dependent on a DAC (Digital To Analog Console) to really shine, but it does the job without one. A DAC would push this headset to higher glory or sound-romance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I really enjoy the sound quality.. It worth the money. super-comfortable headphones: what you should be looking for if you want something for late-night movie-watching and game-playing

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best phone yet

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Sony has made a big hit with me excellent sound best headphone for my money

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice headphones.

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Well made headphones. Sound quality is very good and the price is reasonable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about noise isolation, mids quality, soundstage and design. Editors have mixed opinions about portability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 89/100 = Very good quality.
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  • Trusted Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Andrew Williams on June 11, 2015
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    The Sony MDR-Z7 are big, super-comfortable headphones: what you should be looking for if you want something for late-night movie-watching and game-playing. They'll let you listen away in style without keeping anyone else in the house awake.Full Review
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    Sony MDR-Z7 review: A high-end headphone that's truly high-end
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