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★★★★★
Sony MDR-XD200

“A hidden Gem for the price. ”

Written on: 03/08/2013 by eltonwelsby (1 review written)

Last had these about 5years ago. Was disappointed when Argos stopped selling them (£24:99). Found them last week in Cash Generator for £15. Yes not new, but happily bought them. I use them for the bedroom telly. Long cable perfect. Good all round sound and the best of this price range. A wee bit creaky but would definitely recommend for the average user. You do get a lot more than what you pay for. Bargain… Read Full Review

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Sony MDR-XD200

“Great”

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 Full Review

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Sony MDR-XD200

“Great Value for Money”

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 Full Review

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Sony MDR-XD200

“The right speaker works great”

Written on: 25/01/2012 by rockwell (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Tankthetuba's Response to rockwell's Review

Written on: 19/10/2012

The big mistake lots of people make is rapping the cable to tightly, ie: not leaving a nice loose bow of cable where it goes either into the plug, or into the headphones. These are the places to look for cable breakages! I've had a clip on mic that's been used regularly for over 10 years & the cable is still in tact, because I rap it up PROPPERLY!

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★☆☆☆☆
Sony MDR-XD200

“sony mdr xd 200”

Written on: 15/01/2012 by petechessell (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Sony MDR-XD200

“I have owned these for a few years. The sound quality...”

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.

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★★★★★
Sony MDR-XD200

“I bought my headphones from Amazon for £16.42 in Jan...”

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 Full Review

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Sony MDR-XD200

“I've had this pair of headphones for more than 4 years...”

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 Full Review

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Sony MDR-XD200

“I have bought two pairs of these; the first pair failed...”

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 Full Review

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Sony MDR-XD200

“Got these little bad boys about 8 months ago now for...”

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 Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆
Sony MDR-XD200

“sony stereo headphones mdr-xd200 ”

Written on: 21/03/2010 by maximum 24 (1 review written)

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forget about bass in this headphone and forget about isolating outside sounds i hate it… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Sony MDR-XD200

“I was given these headphones for my birthday. I...”

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 Full Review

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Sony MDR-XD200

“absolutely worth the price - i did not incline to any...”

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 Full Review

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Sony MDR-XD200

“these headphones have a good sound quality with nice...”

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 Full Review

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Sony MDR-XD200

“Unfortunately I found these Sony MDR-XD200 headphones...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★☆
Sony MDR-XD200

“Bought my Sony MDR-XD200 as a emergency set as I'm a DJ. ”

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 Full Review

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Sony MDR-XD200

“Used these Sony MDR-XD200 headphones for about a year...”

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 Full Review

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Sony MDR-XD200

“Sony MDR-XD200 are nice good looking headphones snug...”

Written on: 16/04/2009

Sony MDR-XD200 are nice good looking headphones snug fit very good for virtual barber… Read Full Review

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Sony MDR-XD200

“I would rcommend Sony MDR-XD200s to anybody. If you...”

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 Full Review

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Sony MDR-XD200

“I generally get an idea of how somethings is going to...”

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 Full Review

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