Sony MDR-ZX100 Review

What’s cheap, white and has two cups? Yep, the Sony ZX100 in white (duh). These entry-level, budget conscious bad boys give you more for what you pay for? But is more always better? Find out after the break.

As for all budget headphones, they come in a transparent plastic packaging. Once you ravage through the packaging, you are presented with the headphones, all cuddled up like a grizzly bear. I was at first pretty shocked (hyperbole) as to how short the lead was, although the material of it was exceptional, and it was lovely and white, the lead was clearly not sufficient.

Similar to the lead, the build quality of the headphones is exceptional. Obviously not to the Monster, Bose or Fanny Wang standards, but you get the idea. There were no creaky sounds when being operated, though I have to question the weak bass of the headphones. If you’re like me, and you like your music LOUD, I suggest you get something else such as a pair of Sennheiser HD201s, or if you have deep pockets, a pair of Beats By Dre Solos (not the HDs)..

Talking about the cups, they are lovely and soft, no pun intended. They are made of a shiny, white plastic which attacts fingerprints, but are pretty sexy, and have a rotating mechanism which allows the headphones to sit flat. Fancy. But what makes the headphones 8/10 is the fact that they are good value for money, so to speak. So, if you are in the market for high quality, budget headphones, the ZX100s are perfect. They come in black, white and pink, I got the white ’cause they look funky :3 [AC]


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