Written on: 21/10/2012
I have had these headphones for a while and I can say that I have encountered almost no issues with them. The sound quality is just what I'm looking for. The very small list of issues that I have with them is that the cord was a bit to long for just plugging it in to a computer, and you can only wear them for so long until they start to hurt your ears and you have a cord all twisted around you. Otherwise these headphones are great and I would for sure recommend them. (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2012
I bought these for use on my computer. I also own Senn HD600, HD500, Sony XB700 and MDR-IF5000 collected over a few years, more for hi-fi use. Hence I am used to good quality headphones. Whilst these don't beat the best for sound quality or comfort, for the price of £20 I think they are very very good. They are reasonably comfortable and the sound quality is fine for computer sound quality (creative labs sound card). There is some lack of detail in the bass compared to the best but... (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2012 by rockwell
I bought these headphones about 6 months ago and I really liked them, for $30 dollars they were really good. however last weekend when I hooked them up to my MP3 I discovered that only the right speaker was working, and when I took it apart every thing looked fine, all the connections were in order and none of the wires were pinched or severed. In the end I just pitched them, I guess you really do get what paid for. But for cheap headphones they were really, really good, for a short time. (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2012 by petechessell
I bought these thinking well there sony should be ok WRONG outside noise comes in I had to stop listening because the missus could hear everything and could not watch the telly ,. Sound quality is ordinary . taking them back tommorrow absolutely rubbish . I have a pair of in ear headphones from poundland that are better and these cost me thirty times that. (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2011
I have owned these for a few years. The sound quality is reasonable for the price. However, they creak terribly whenever you move, which is very annoying. They aren't very comfortable, and I find I can't wear them for too long. The Sound Mode switch on the right earphone does almost nothing, I cannot notice any difference.
In short I would not recommend them.
Written on: 23/09/2010 by Raaid (8 reviews written)
I bought my headphones from Amazon for £16.42 in Jan 2006. Keeping them clean when not in use by the simple expedient of enclosing them in a plastic bag, they are as good as new after 4 years of use.
They are light and comfortable, with excellent sound quality.
These can be bought direct from Sony for £19 + delivery, but Amazon are now selling these at £13.99 including postage - grab them whilst you can!! (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2010
I've had this pair of headphones for more than 4 years (!) now and I can tell you they're still in a very good shape and I haven't encountered any problem about them, be it sound or their design. If you're an "overbass" lover then I'd recommend you go for something else, but I dare to say these guys have a very well balanced and rich sound with no tendencies to sound plastic at all. They're not properly isolated so you can hear the outer noises but I use it in my studio and they work really... (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2010
I have bought two pairs of these; the first pair failed after about two weeks of use (the left side lost connection) and the second pair failed after 6 days (the right side lost connection). Sound quality and comfort were both excellent but the lifetime left a lot to be desired... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2010
Got these little bad boys about 8 months ago now for an impressive 16 squid down the local Arndale. Sound quality is good, they look stylish and have a super long cord. My only concern is the audio leakage being emitted - 'er indoors can hear me listening to Motorhead on YouTube.
In summary, I'd recommend the MDR-XD200's. (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2010
I was given these headphones for my birthday. I already own a pair of Sennheiser HD 407, which are approximately in the same price band, so I can now compare them. In my opinion, Sony looks better but the sound is not as brilliant as Sennheiser's. On the other hand, the sound is more balanced than Sennheiser's, that instead feature a heavy bass-driven sound; in addition, it hardly becomes distorted. I would suggest Sony MDR-X200 if you're searching a cheap pair oh headphones at a low price. (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2010
absolutely worth the price - i did not incline to any of sound brands so it was a bit harder for me to choose a headphones both for music and for gaming; after reading many tests and reviews from worldwide (inet) sources i chose these and must say i am absolutely satisfied (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2009
these headphones have a good sound quality with nice but not overpowering bass. I got them about two years ago and use them nearly every day and they're still in basically new condition. They're quite cheap at less than £20. However, even at medium volume levels the sound leaks a lot. So if you were listening to music on a bus with them basically everyone could hear what you were listening to, even the words.
I wouldn't buy these headphones again, they are very big and become uncomfortable... (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2009
Unfortunately I found these Sony MDR-XD200 headphones quite bad. Let me explain.
In my household we have the T.V and the PC in the livingroom. No problem I thought I'll buy a set of heddy's and whilst the missus watches Eastenders I can watch some vids on Youtube.
Nope, not with the Sony's I couldn't. Although the headset is light and comfy they are made of cheap plastic that creeks whilst you where them but thats not the worst of the annoyances. I found that any sort of outside noise was... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2009
Bought my Sony MDR-XD200 as a emergency set as I'm a DJ.
They are "OK" for reference and studio use.
They are "Good" for DJ use.
They are "Great" for less than 20 quid.
They look more sturdier than they feel but they're not fragile.
Do I like them? Yes
The flex into the jack plug looks vunerable to break internally.
The headband gets uncomfortable after long use as it does not have padding. But the bonus is that it doe not get sweaty under there either.
The earcups have nice padding... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2009
Used these Sony MDR-XD200 headphones for about a year or two. They are ok headphones, but could use a more true sound. Good for DJing, bad for listening to music seriously like classical and experimental electronic where you want to hear every sound involved. (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2009
Sony MDR-XD200 are nice good looking headphones snug fit very good for virtual barber (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2009 by pete75 (1 review written)
I would rcommend Sony MDR-XD200s to anybody. If you are looking for a pair of cans that have a very respectable sound quality but at a very cheap price then you can't go far wrong with these. The build quality is more than adequate but they lack the "weighty" feel of more expensive headphones. The bass is good but not over-powering whilst the top end is crisp. It takes quite a bit of volume before the sound starts to distort, but if you listen to any sound at that volume for too long it... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2009 by flaminjapaleno (2 reviews written)
I generally get an idea of how somethings is going to sound by the look and price, when I plugged these in I was quite suprised they sound alot better than they look I own a pair of 50quid technics headphones that are about the same size - if you want to hear that quality but cant afford 50 then you wont be ripped off with the Sony MDR-XD200. (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2008 by wendug
I puchased a set in November very comfortable to wear and good sound unfortunatley my cat took a liking to the lead and chewed through it, now on the second pair (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2008
Nice clarity and good bass level. No distortion at high volume. Good value for money. Overall very pleasent to listen to and great for a cheap set of headphones. Uncomfortable after long use. Feel and look slightly cheap. However due to the good points I well recommend Sony MDR-XD200 headphones. (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2008
For the price these are good. I liked the wide earpads. I liked the punch of the sound, and they are quite responsive. I did like the fact that the higher end sounds were noticeable and that the bass does not smother everything, yet it is a good thumping base. Only real niggle, the difference between the music switch and the movie switch, does not leap out and knock you between the eyes. I have one or two other good heaphones, but will enjoy using these. (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2008
I think the Sony MDR-XD200 are a Cheap, comfy fit and good enough for basic listening of music and computer games. Seem good build quality and dont feel like they are going to break easily. Not quite pro, but what do you expect for this price? For that you dont quite get the bass some audiophiliacs may be looking for. (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2008 by abareham (1 review written)
The Sony MDR-XD200 have a very good bass and a good quality of sound. I also think they are value for money. The only bad points are that I cant tell the difference between movie and music mode. Overall, very good. (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2008
Sony MDR-XD200, great sound for that price. Anyway its not pro headphones. Price vs quality = TAKE IT!!!!!!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2008
THe Sony MDR-XD200 are a fantastic pair of headphones for the price and I would certainly buy these again. You'll also hate normal earphones after you try these headphones because of the sheer power when connected to a PC. (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2008
Overall it's an affordable price for the Sony MDR-XD200 headphone. (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2007 by haroonbannu (2 reviews written)
I've used many headphone speakers and these are probably among the best. The XD200s are tough (and believe me, I know... I once fell asleep while they were still on) and you'd be hard pressed to break them. The sound-mode switches actually work, though I would've liked a bit more noticeable difference between the two. Great for music. Equally good with computer, Hi-Fi systems and other audio devices. (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2005 by coldstamp (1 review written)
When I bought the Sony MDR-XD200's I thought it would have a sound control on the wire to adjust the volume, I was wrong. (read more)