Sony MDR-XD150 closed stereo headphones

Sony MDR-XD150 closed stereo headphones
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Sony MDR-XD150B / Sony MDR-XD150W closed stereo headphones – price specifications and quick review

Sony MDR-XD150 review
Sony MDR-XD150B
Sony MDR-XD150 is an affordable way for bringing quality sound to your PC or any other media unit with 3.5 mm headphone jack.  This closed dynamic pair of headphones delivers nice clear sound and isolates the surrounding pretty well. 
We have the MDR-XD150 for almost a week now and that’s why I decided it is high time to share my first impressions with these headphones. First of all I would like to say that my opinion about them won’t be too harsh as I bought the headphones brand new for less than 20 Euros and for such price we shouldn’t be too demanding.

Looks and Feel

On first look the Sony MDR-XD150 look very nice. I bought the black and gray version of the headphones which is marked as Sony MDR-XD150B. You can also find a white model which is named Sony MDR-XD150W. The headphones feel well made and solid and the long 2 m cable is a huge advantage over the competition which usually offers connectors only 1.2 m in length which is not a lot by any means. 
Unfortunately the good looks don’t bring any comfort when using these headphones. The feeling that you get after using the MDR-XD150 for couple of hours is not very good as the top part is not padded and I could really feel some pain on top of  my head. Other than that they fit pretty well on the ear.
Sony MDR-XD150
Sony MDR-XD150B review

Sound quality

The sound quality offered by the MDR-XD150 is pretty good but not fantastic though. Once again I would like to remind you that these headphones are offered quite cheap and we should take the price into consideration when speaking about sound quality. The thing here is that I was expecting a little deeper sound because in most occasions the sound feels more like from a better in-ear headphones rather than quality closed headphones. The driver unit that provided the sound is 40 mm with 100 dB/mW sensitivity and 32 ohms impedance. So, the overall impression from the sound quality is good but far from the premium sound quality.

Price 

As I already mentioned above I spent around 20 Euros for the Sony MDR-XD150 but prices differ depending on the locations where these headphones are offered. In UK these cost around £20 and if you live in the US they will cost you around $45. 
Sony MDR-XD150 specifications:
Type : Closed, Dynamic
Driver unit: 40mm
Impedance: 32 ohms
Sensitivity: 100 dB/mW
Frequency Response : 12 – 22,000Hz
Cord length: 2m cord (both sides)
Plug: Gold-plated L-shaped Stereo Mini
Weight:  160g (without cord)
Sony MDR-XD150B headphones

Verdict

Sony MDR-XD150 is really a very cheap way of adding some quality sound, just don’t be fooled by the good looks, the sound performance and quality is on average level.
You can also check my short unboxing video review of the Sony MDR-XD150 or visit our TestProductReview YouTube channel for more interesting videos.

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