I am one of those person who loves music, eats music and lives on music. It has to be there no matter what I do. I can focus more on my work when music is there. It actually inspires me to get the best out of me. Typical stereo music player is not quite for me, I rather enjoy music on my Computer or on my iPhone. So, no matter whatever the device is, I need a good headphone. Headphone that can provide deeper bass and clear sound.
So, I recently went to J&R to take a look around and found Sony MDR V250v Monitor Series headphone on their shelf. After browsing through many headphones, I figured this specific model is much better compare to others. At least in terms of the price and specifications, it was quite hard to find something better than that. So basically I got this headphone for $32 with tax included. I am pretty sure, if you want to buy it online, you will get even better deal.
In this review, I am not going to be too much technical or overwhelm you with too many numbers, so I would try to make it as simple and easy as I can. This is more of a user’s review than a professional. So, I would go with my flow.
The Good: One of the greatest things about this headphone is its ability to handle high bass music so easily. You will enjoy crystal clear sound if you can play around with equalizer on your computer or from your music player. Frankly, you need high end musical instrument or player to get the real taste of this headphone. It superbly handles any music, however if you are listening music on your player I would recommend you to play at least 256kbs or higher bit rate of compressed music for better performance. Don’t get fooled by it’s size, it could had been way heavier than whatever it is. Even though most parts are made of plastic but you will get the feeling that it is very sturdy.
On cord volume control was simply great and very responsive. Another built in controller was a switch which will let you experience either “Mono” or “Stereo” music. This is a great addition, especially if you are a music producer or editor. You will witness significant difference in music quality while switching between the modes. It has 30 mm diameter drive units which is larger than many headphones for deeper bass, lower distortion and wider dynamic range. You will have Stereo UniMatch plug for phone jacks and minijacks which is great either for regular use or for studio settings.
The Bad: It is fairly big and bit tight even for people with normal size head, so you might feel little pressure on your ear. If you are used to with in-ear earbud headphones, it will take little while for you to get used to with this headphone. After using this headphone for couple of hours at a row I found my ear bit sweating, most probably it is because of the fact that the foam around the headphone is so soft that it basically adjusts with the shape of your ear tightly and any air won’t be able pass through. I think the cord is thick and very long (6.6 ft.) which is bit problematic to carry around. However, it was intended to use on computer or more of a professional settings than regular music player, so can’t complain about it.
Verdict: It is a very good headphone comparing it’s price tag and the features you will get from it. Don’t expect too much from a $30 headphone. It is not the best headphone but at this price range you can’t get any better than that.
Our Rating: 4 out of 5.