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Sony MDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red)

B&H # SOMDRV55BR Mfr # MDRV55/BR
Price: $78.00
Product Highlights
  • Large 40mm Drivers
  • 1000mW Power Handling
  • 5Hz -25,000Hz
  • Flat, Tangle-resistant Cable
  • Gold Plated Stereo Plug

The Sony MDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red) are circumaural, closed back stereo headphones featuring neutral playback with swiveling earcups that fold flat to conserve space when not in use. One of the earcups is reversible for DJ use and both of them, as well as the headband are padded and adjustable for comfortable extended wear and a secure fit.

The MDR-V55s are recommended for recording, monitoring and mixing, and are particularly effective when connected to electronic keyboards and synthesizers because of their high output 40mm driver units with Neodymium magnets and impressive 5.0Hz - 25kHZ frequency range.

Type Closed, dynamic, over-ear, DJ-style
Drivers 1.57" (40 mm) diameter, dome type
Magnet: Neodymium
Frequency Range 5.0Hz - 25kHZ
Impedance 40 ohm
Sensitivity 105dB/mW
Maximum Input Power 1,000mW (IEC)
Connectors 0.13" (3.5 mm) gold-plated L-shaped stereo plug
Cable Length 3.9' (1.2 m) flat
Weight 7.76 oz (220g) (without cable)
Sony MDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red)
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    SonyMDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red)
     
    4.4

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound quality (4)
    • Comfortable (3)
    • Compact (3)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Good bass (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mobile device (6)
      • Home computer (4)
      • Music and movies (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Get Down to Business

      For the money they do very well if you can live with a few limitations. They can get a bit stuffy and do lack extra features like a detachable cord and a remote but...Read complete review

      For the money they do very well if you can live with a few limitations. They can get a bit stuffy and do lack extra features like a detachable cord and a remote but if you want good sound and fresh design for less than move on them. Bass is excellent and tight with the rest of the tonal range being very good and about what you would hope for for the price. Clarity is lacking in some spaces but overall the package is a very good deal.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Sounds great but can't relax!

      I use these headphones for professional video editing.

      PROS: The sound range is top-notch for the price point. To get better audio you'd have to spend about double what you...Read complete review

      I use these headphones for professional video editing.

      PROS: The sound range is top-notch for the price point. To get better audio you'd have to spend about double what you will spend on these.

      Folding cups increase portability for when I need to double-check audio in the field.

      CONS: The cable is laughably short. I can't even lean back in my chair without dragging my laptop across my desk.

      As a result of this con, I can only recommend these phones for use on some kind of portable device that's going to be on your person to begin with. Don't get these if you are connecting them to a laptop or (God forbid) a desktop. There simply isn't enough cable.

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      5.0

      Excellent DJ cans!!!

      By DJ Hardcore CLP

      from Bronx, NY

      Comments about Sony MDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red):

      I bought these to DJ with as a replacement for Beats Solos, which aren't DJing headphones. Initially I was going to purchase HDJ 500s or 1000s, but after pittin these again the 1500, I decided to go this route. Couldn't have made a better choice.
      I would seriously recommend these cans as they have very good, highs, lows, & mids & a great volume with little to no distortion!

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      5.0

      Awesome!

      By JC

      from San Juan

      Comments about Sony MDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red):

      These are an excellent set of headphones. Love how clean the sound is produced! Details was one thing I was looking for, and it certainly delivered. Bass is powerful and clear (not overwhelming). I has responded very well to all kinds of music I've tried, rock, rap, electronica, salsa beats, everything.. I only wish that had the capability of removable cable.. I would actually pay some more for just that.. Definitely recommended..

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      5.0

      Very Good!

      By Mau

      from sao paulo

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • Home Computer
      • Mobile Device
      • Music and Movies
      • Office Computer

      Comments about Sony MDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red):

      Use the product to monitor recordings with professional equipment, and he serves as the design, beauty and lightness, is only slightly uncomfortable apso 1 hour use. I recommend!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Especially when on sale...a great buy!

      By Brian, Your Sports Radio Guy

      from Manchester, NH

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Cord too short

      Best Uses

      • Music and Movies
      • Studio Work

      Comments about Sony MDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red):

      I use these for listening to tunes in the office. Also, use these while producing & hosting on-air sports shows.

      The only thing that isn't good, is the length of the cord. I needed to purchase an extender in order to make this a perfect match.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      4.0

      Worthy product at an affordable price !

      By sound lover

      from Salt lake, UT

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Decent sound quality
      • Soft On Ears
      • Stylish Looks

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Computer
        • Mobile Device

        Comments about Sony MDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red):

        I always felt uncomfortable using those earphones that block the air completely. It just feels itchy at times. So i decided to go for the ones that first of all don't invade my ear space. This one is very comfortable as it is so soft over the ears. The sound quality is pretty decent if not awe-inspiring. I use it for my PC and tablets and feels really great with sound & it's looks ! Much happier !

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Good Bass

        By Sylvio Pereira

        from New York, NY

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mobile Device
          • Music and Movies

          Comments about Sony MDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red):

          This Headphone has a good sound and good bass.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Other

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          5.0

          Awesome

          By Sohail

          from Lake Hiawatha ,Nj

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Better Than Drdre Beats
          • Very Nice Sound

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Home Computer
          • Mobile Device

          Comments about Sony MDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red):

          I use for my iPhone/iTunes. Very nice sound/tight bass.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Great Sony Headphones

          By Sohail

          from Lake Hiawatha,NJ

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Computer
              • Mobile Device
              • Music and Movies
              • Office Computer

              Comments about Sony MDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red):

              With my iphone Great Sound And Tight bass

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Sounds great but can't relax!

              By Technical Coordinator

              from Ohio

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

              • Mobile Device

              Comments about Sony MDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red):

              I use these headphones for professional video editing.

              PROS: The sound range is top-notch for the price point. To get better audio you'd have to spend about double what you will spend on these.

              Folding cups increase portability for when I need to double-check audio in the field.

              CONS: The cable is laughably short. I can't even lean back in my chair without dragging my laptop across my desk.

              As a result of this con, I can only recommend these phones for use on some kind of portable device that's going to be on your person to begin with. Don't get these if you are connecting them to a laptop or (God forbid) a desktop. There simply isn't enough cable.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

              Share this review

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Worse Than Expected

              By Juneight

              from Cupertino, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Bass

              Cons

              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony MDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red):

                I did not like the product.

                • Primary Use:
                • Working out
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Best for the money

                By Runner

                from Cranston, RI

                About Me College Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                • Cord Too Short

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Portable Devices
                • Relaxing
                • Traveling

                Comments about Sony MDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red):

                Great sound for this type of headpnones.

                • Primary Use:
                • Working out
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Get Down to Business

                By JT

                from Fairbanks, AK

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Bass
                • Good Value
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Music
                  • Portable Devices
                  • With My Computer
                  • Working

                  Comments about Sony MDR-V55 DJ Style Headphones (Black/Red):

                  For the money they do very well if you can live with a few limitations. They can get a bit stuffy and do lack extra features like a detachable cord and a remote but if you want good sound and fresh design for less than move on them. Bass is excellent and tight with the rest of the tonal range being very good and about what you would hope for for the price. Clarity is lacking in some spaces but overall the package is a very good deal.

                  • Primary Use:
                  • Listening to iPod
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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