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Sony MDR-MA100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Sony MDR-MA100. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and price. The portability and comfort are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the durability.

sound, comfort, portability, price, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-MA100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 32 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony MDR-MA100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony MDR-MA100 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the sound. The usability is also appreciated. There are some negative opinions about the portability, while there are some mixed opinions about the comfort.

usability, sound


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Naaptol (

Expert Review


Its large 40mm driver units are perfect for feeling those beats as well as hearing the faintest sounds loud and clear

If designed wireless, this Sony headphone would be more comfortable that what it is now

All in all, Sony MDR MA100 Hi-Fi Music and Movie Headphone gives you a thumping bass and long hours listening comfort at a very low price. The extremely easy-on-the-pocket price has made these headphones a must buy portable audio equipment.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Di3S3L (

Find it's sweet spot!


I have these plugged into my computer, playing music through winamp. With the equalizer set to flat, they have good sound reproduction. I modified my equalizer a bit, nothing drastic on the high and low ends, and it sounds majestic. You can't be...

Comfortable, Lightweight, Good sound reproduction

Cannot handle high decibels, not that you'd want it to

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Sp12er1 (

Great investment for an entry level Open Back Headphone, a proper all rounder.


Sony MDR MA series are all particularly similar, a series of comfortable, open back headset from Sony which look very simple. I found this MA100 for sale around $25, Have been reading good reviews of the MA900, I figured I as well buy the entry level...

Wide soundstage, natural sound, light, comfortable, cheap headphone for the sound

Flimsy esign, not for portable use, doesn't have any padding on the headrest, Sound Leak in and out

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Disappointed (

Not what i expected


I know these headphones are cheap but the sound is horrible. Its muffled and bland. This is the first time I have bought headphones in over a decade and the performance is worse than those old ones that were cheap as well. I cannot recommend them.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: OV (

comfortable headphones


Sound is quite decent for a cheap headset. Sound is better, and ergonomics much better than MDRZX100. Bonus for the foam earpads, not getting sweaty after 15 mins like with the "leather" ones. They fit perfectly over my ears, and can watch a whole...

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: lazyguy (

great for people with low budget


it's a bit uncomfortable on wearing it but it you are not willing to waste alot of money on heaphones this item is as good as it gets if you are buying at best buy and with the brand sony.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: vamse kumar (

Sony MDR - MA100


Its quite a good headphone for this price. Its amazing for the type of songs in love. I dont want to make specs complicated Its well suited for 1.Those who love to listen high pitch and strong melodies( Silent powerful songs) 2.Songs with multiple...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Raj Krishna Paul (

A headphone with simplicity


Good crystal clear sound. I'm using it for watching movies, not much of music. Clear depth of sound for movies. The pads are comfortable for long use, but I think you may feel a little itching sensation when put on for over 4 hours or more. Prime...

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Rajeev Kumar (



don't go for it...if u think your 1000 rs have some value for can check other brand in same price.........................................................................................................................................

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: D??vy??nsh ??g... (

Worth the price ;)


I bought this headphones around 1-2 months ago, though from Sony store.. But the product is just amazing. Bass is awesome. Sound is awesome. Looks is awesome. Even if you are hearing songs at a bit high volume, The bass and sound is perfect. You can...

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Signal Connection:Wired