I just received a nice new pair of Sony MDR-V55/BR DJ Style Headphones in the mail and took a few pictures of them. I wanted to get the headphone facts from Amazon So I could apply them to the captions of the pics and was dismayed at what I found. Apparently, I’ve been bamboozled.
Just a few days ago, I paid $78 for these headphones. I just tried them out and my review of them will be below. But before I do that, I’d like to tell you how I got bamboozled. Amazon is now listing these things for only $58. It’s my understanding that these headphones have retailed for $99, but still.
I understand that prices change and Amazon has a long history of doing this, but my question is – why is it that I never seem to be on the receiving end of the better price? On occasion after occasion, I’ve checked back on things I’ve purchased only to find the item listed for less. Frustrating, to say the least. But this is life and I suppose these are things that are worthy of ignoring.
Anyway, let me tell you about these headphones. They are awesome. They are truly awesome. In my long life so far on earth, I’ve never heard music sound so good. They are crisp, clear and have tremendous bass. The music on my Droid can now come to life. Ever since I packed up my computer speakers (which don’t hold a candle to these things), I’ve been listening to music in my car. That’s sounds good, but I believe that I am now able to listen the way I was intended to.
There aren’t many facts on the Amazon page regarding these headphones. I purchased them after an exhaustive search and many positive reviews. There were many headphones for sale that cost less than $20, but I was suspicious of their quality. It doesn’t take more than one of two reviews to read, “You get what you pay for…” to help push the dollar amount up a bit.
The swivel earcup doesn’t do much for me. Even though these are DJ style headphones and DJs need to look cool doing what they are doing, all the swivel does for average civilians is get in the way of putting them on. Although, perhaps the swivel helps seat the headphones on the ears better than non-swivel. That remains to be seen, because all I can compare these to are my other headphones that are currently sitting in a box in Florida.
What I really like about these headphones, beyond the great sound, is the wide band that goes over the head. It’s made of rubber and metal and is very comfortable. Also, the shorter cord is a plus, considering that I will most likely have these connected to my Droid and that will be in my pocket. A longer cord would only get in the way.
You can read about the features on the Sony product page.
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