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Sony MDR-MA900

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Sony MDR-MA900. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and bass quality. The sound and comfort are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability. Many are critical about the durability.

portability, comfort, sound, bass quality, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-MA900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony MDR-MA900


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony MDR-MA900 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the design and price. The comfort and sound also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the durability, while there are some mixed reviews about the size.

portability, sound, comfort, price, design


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

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Bethany Gordon (

Sony MDR-MA900 Review


Even with a lackluster list of features, these bass headphones still create a great sound. A finely crafted design and strong customer support response balance out the shortcomings left by limited connectivity and control. Still a great model, and one...

Low impedance and a lightweight design make these bass headphones easy to use.

These headphones have no remote, microphone, case, extra cables or anything else in the features department.

The bass is subtle but good. However, this set is extra light on features, so don't expect anything other than the headphones themselves.

May, 2013

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Awesomely stupendously great


Awesome pair a headphones one problem I had getting them back from my friends. its counter part the xb1000 has alil more sensitivity an power handling down fall the xb1000 hard to find an alil bulkier. Great buy still playing them as I write this

Bass boomin, light weight, clear sound, an comfy

my opinion needs flat cord, an alil flimsy

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Pleasantly surprised, a clear upgrade from HD558


Source and amp: Using the Objective O2 amp and ODAC combo Build quality and comfort: Headband pad is a little too firm, may need break in. Initially putting them on, the headband is feeling is evidently there but with time it slowly disappears. Earpads...

Light, engaging, good clear midrange,non-instrusive highs

Padding could be softer, low frequency lacking, nothing special in aesthetics

May, 2015

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Amazing sounding audiophile cans for regular Joe P. Public price



Sound, wide staging, instrument seperation,

? Gold fabric in box? Seriously...thin fabric cloth case. That's it

Feb, 2015

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great comfort and isolation but expensive for its performance


I managed to try this MDR-Ma900 against others in the same shop. The comfort and ergonomics of this Sony are very good. Initially, I was pleasantly surprised how nice it sounded. But after a longer listen I realized there seems to be grains and slight...

Sounds good .....

Not so good after I listened again

Jan, 2015

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Best fps headphones I ever had


Wow, i am soundwhoring in fps games now, i feel more aware of suroundings, and enemies steps distance, you can easily say the difference between some slightly cheaper and very cheap headphones!!! Had senn's HD429 + 558 + 598 open backs, and akg 550...

Very nice with instrumental music (violin, guitar), modern jazz, classical, psych/stoner rock. Epic soundstage in fps games (quake live, cs: go)

Could be better with some other than instrumental progressive metal music. You can hear distortion on high volumes (80<) in windows 7

Jan, 2015

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Good Quality Lightweight Headphone With Some Caveats


Sony MDR-MA900 Review In the past I compared the Sony MDR-MA900 to the then similarly price AKG K612 Pro. I'm doing this review because I have the MA900 in my possession for a certain amount of time and I came to a better understanding exactly why I...

Comfort, Build quality, Pleasing warmish neutral sound signature, Easy to drive, Not source or amp finicky(also a con)

Grainy and veiled sound, Limited scalibility, Lacks refinement, Not the most coherent

Jul, 2014

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Comparing this headphone after listening to a while of higher end ones


I actually just bought this headphone and expect it to perform well. However, when I compare it to my Beyerdynamic T90, or even my DT990 pro, this headphone actually lacks a bit of the analytical capability. You feel like the driver can't keep up with...

Wide Sounstage, well defined instruments and vocals, neutral sounding, Very Comfortable

not too good in terms of analytical capability, not so exciting to listen to

May, 2014

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An excellent headphone!


The MA900 is “less headphone & more music”. The build is sparse, minimalist and does raise some doubts about durability. The magnesium alloy frame is the backbone holding the plastic enclosed lollipop drivers. The cable is nothing special and I never...

A polite but engaging presentation, easy to drive, comfort, soundstage, great price

Build & looks

Dec, 2013

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Great sound with excellent soundstage


Full review here:

Huge soundstage, laid back sound, awesome imaging, detailed without being fatiguing, comfortable, excellent with gaming.

Thin cable, flimsy build quality, sub bass rolls off, not very good with EDM (or very bass-heavy genres).

Oct, 2013

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