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Sony MDR-SA5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the mids quality and bass quality. The comfort and value for money also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, value for money, comfort, bass quality, mids quality

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-SA5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 87 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-SA5000

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of Sony MDR-SA5000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDR-SA5000 HiFi Headphones

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR-SA5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Sony MDR-SA5000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

sound, comfort, usability, mids quality, bass quality

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR-SA5000 DJ Stereo Headphones (Old Version)Sony MDR-SA5000 DJ Stereo Headphones

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Incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

These blow away all of the headphones listed below in my humble opinion. BUT you must have a powerful TUBE headphone amp for these and it better be capable of at least 2 watts or your not going to appreciate 1/2 of what these amazingly clean cans can do

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight","Stylish

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Incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

These blow away all of the headphones listed below in my humble opinion.BUT you must have a powerful TUBE headphone amp for these and it better be capable of at least 2 watts or your not going to appreciate 1\/2 of what these amazingly clean cans can do

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight","Stylish

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MDR-SA >>3000<

 

REMEMBER I BOUGHT 'MDR SA3000' They are a step down but if you look at Sony's website you'll see there is only cosmetic differences and slightly AND I MEAN SLIGHTLY range differences. This was a TERRIFIC buy for me. JUST REMEMBER TO BREAK THEM IN!!

Just to be clear, I own the model down from these. MDR-SA3000 The only difference between them is leather ear pads and 10,002 khz. I can assure you they are the same. Amazing quality, clean crisp sounds even under 4 songs playing at once on a loud...

YOU HAVE TO BREAK THEM IN. The transducers NEED to be broken in. When you first use the headphones you think, "Oh no, I just spent a lot load of money on poor quality headphones." NOT THE CASE. After leaving them on a machine (PC iTunes) for about 30...

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Sony MDR-SA5000

 

I own the Grado GS-1000 with silver upgraded silver wire...the SENNHEISER HD-650 with silver upgrade...the Sennheiser HD-280 with silver upgrade and have done this shootout against the SONY MDR-SA5000 using the prototype George Wright WHA-22 headphone...

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Sony MDR-SA5000

 

I have been using the Sony MDR-SA5000 ever since it came out several years ago, and have been using it ever since. During that time I have compared this headphone against many other headphones in its price class, namely Sennheiser HD600, HD650,...

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Very interesting sound

 

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Very interesting sound

 

These are very dynamic sounding phones, and while their voicing is on the bright side, they offer a lot of detail, deep tuneful bass, and are not harsh. Like any premium headphone, they benefit from being used with high-quality dedicated headphone...

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Sony MDR-SA5000 Headphone

 

A few words come to mind to describe these headphones: fast, tight, accurate, and neutral. They are fast in that they respond very quickly to the signal they are presented with, giving great micro and macro detail and dynamics. They're not quite up to...

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Sony MDR-SA5000 Headphone Reviews

 

A few words come to mind to describe these headphones: fast, tight, accurate, and neutral.

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Sony MDR-SA5000 Headphone

 

These headphones are very detailed thoughout their frequency response and provide a good bass response. Unfortunately the honky mids, fatiguing highs and rather small soundstage keep me from giving this headphone very high scores.

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Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. PRODUCT FEATURES: Super wide frequency range (up to 110kHz) reproduction; Magnesium Frame Structure for super lightweight.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:5 - 110000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Professional audio system
Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:9.2oz

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Manufacturer:Sony
Model:SA5000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

Remote Control

Type: None
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