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Sony MDR-V250V

Sony MDR-V250V
alaScore 74

149 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and bass quality. The comfort and value for money also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the size, and there are some mixed views about the reliability.

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


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-V250V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 149 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Sony MDR-V250V


alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony MDR-V250V from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, value for money, comfort, portability, size

build quality, bass quality

68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDR-V250V Monitor Series Headphones with In-line Volume Control

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Good sound, but cheap plastic


I bought these for everyday listening. I use them while on the treadmill. The sound quality is good. About 6 months after I bought them the left side swivel broke. It's just a piece of plastic. Now the phones don't stay on my head :-(

Good sound quality for the money

Plastic swivel broke on one side

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Basically read the pros because in the 7 months I've had these, they have been extremely worthwhile. I'm a teenager, therefore comfort, clarity, and durability is important. These headphones are seriously comfortable and the sound is amazingly clear....

Change between mono and stereo, inline volume control, comfortable, sturdy, awesome sound clarity, reasonably priced

can't find any


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almost flat response


note that these have long coiled phone cords

almost flat response with a little bit more emphasis on bass, but that doesn't bother me. there's not a part of the frequency range that is over-emphasized, which makes it comfortable for a prolonged time of listening

a little bit too big for me. I would prefer leather covered cushions

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Great Headphones


If they fail I'll be sure to let you know.

I've been looking for a set of headphones for late night TV viewing and these are perfect. My wife who is a violinist at the NY Philharmonic was so impressed with these that she picked up 2 sets for her open rehearsals. This is the 3rd set of...

no problems yet

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Sony makes some pretty good headsets.

Great sound, never quite had a audiophile headset (or any, for this matter) ever. Delivered everything I needed and more. No complaints whatsoever

Took ~5 days to get

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Like nothing else out there


Studio monitor headphones are quite a jump compared to normal consumer headphones. These Sony MDR-V600s will make you enjoy your audio a lot more with such high quality specifications that these possess.

Probably some of the most advanced headphones out there, and what a legacy the MDR-V600 carries. Because of their intended use as studio monitor headphones, they sound absolutely incredible with just about any device I tested, ranging from various...

The only feasible con that I have about these headphones is the cord length, but this is just a personal sketch of mine and really isn't worth deducting an egg for. The coiled cord is all part in the science that makes them sound good anyway ; One...

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Sound Great


Comfortable. Sound great for when I want to blare the music and the cats want to sleep


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Awesome legacy


My dad gave me his when I was young. When his got to be 10-15 years old (not sure exactly) and padding was deteriorating, I figured I'd get another pair so I could leave those at work. The old ones sound good, and the new ones sound just as good


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MDR-V600 Compared To MDR 7506


I wish I could return these pieces of slop because my $14 dollar SONYs sound better! Oh and for the rest of you people out there writing these sloppy absolutely amazing reviews for these absolutely sloppy headphones...give it a rest! Let the folks who...

I have never bothered to make a review on Newegg...but today I'm forced to. I bought these headphones on the basis of reviews here despite the fact I was suspicious that their value has fallen big time below the SONY MDR 7506! Now I know ; In...

The 1st piece of unstellar drivel I have ever got from Newegg...not their fault but SONYs and the fake reviews! At this very moment I am comparing the MDR 7506 with the PLASTIC MDR-V600. Result-- I wanna stomp on the MDR-V600!! If you want a...

Product Specifications

Sony's MDR-V250V Studio Monitor Series Headphones feature Supra-aural design for excellent listening comfort, 30 mm diameter drivers for deep bass, High-energy Ferrite magnets, Reversible earcups for single-sided monitoring, Cord-mounted volume control, Wide molded headband for long-lasting comfort, and Stereo UniMatch plug for phone jacks and minijacks. Studio Monitor series headphones incorporate high-end materials and advanced engineering; critically clean, exceptionally clear sound for professional and high fidelity applications. Reversible earcups enable single-sided monitoring flexibility. Supra-aural design rests lightly on the ear; creates a controlled environment for better sound; driver is positioned the correct distance from the ear canal. Wide, molded headband distributes the headphone's weight over a wide area; reduced pressure means comfortable listening for hours on end.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:18 - 22000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / Portable audio system / Professional audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty