Sony MDR-V55 Deals

Andrew Williams

By Andrew Williams



January 7, 2013, 1:05 pm

Says a lot about a company that doesn't care about anything their clients say for years. The swivel part WILL eventually break like it did on the MDR-V700, then you'll find out that sony doesn't sell the part separately. So you'll have to throw away a perfectly good set of headphones because of REPEATEDLY BAD design.

Red Purser

January 10, 2013, 12:18 am

Great Headphones!
Pros-Sound Quality is Amazing, Great folding mechanism, Comfortable
Negatives- Yes they are creaky but thats not too bad, No case, No detachable wire


February 17, 2014, 5:12 am

I'm looking for some cans that have really really good sound. Are these the ones that I'm looking for.?? Sound quality is of the utmost . For use only in home.
For the computer and possibly the Reciever. Any input would help.

Dusieqq Maciej

March 8, 2014, 8:51 am

I've just recieved them, they are by far most powerfull headies i ever had, the bass is tasty, trebles are clear and they are very comfy! Don't believe the review, yes they are big but they arent uncomfortable as they chokes on your head so its not an ear that holds them but whole skull what makes them weight less than they really do. It's 11 out of 10 for me. Highly recommending, now beg me pardon im back to my music <3


June 12, 2014, 11:31 pm

I absolutely love my MDR-V55s. The sound quality is just amazing. These are also frequently on sale for $60 in the states (regularly $80), but even at $80 they're worth it.

The comfort thing, I can kind of agree with but kind of not. At first they can be a little uncomfortable, but after a while of using them it feels better, I'm guessing my head just builds up some resistance to it or something. It's similar to playing a trumpet or something similar to it, your lips (or head and ears in this case!) sort of get used to it and can play for longer.

The cord is very nice. With it being single-sided as well as flat, tangling is not an issue, and the length is just right for me. It's very solid too, I wouldn't expect it to break unless you just beat the heck out of your stuff like money is no object.

My headphones were not creaky at the hinge, however I've had a cheaper pair of Sony on-ears with a similar design that did creak, and I was able to fix it by spraying a little silicone spray in there (do NOT use WD-40 or anything else that's oil-based, it will just wear it down over time and it'll eventually break then).

BTW, if you truly need more padding for your head, it's not like you can't add something there yourself to help with it.


May 26, 2016, 12:56 am

Have yours broke? I have 3 pairs I've used for 2 1/2 years with 0 problems. I even got mad and slammed a pair with no damage. So...?..


December 20, 2016, 3:19 pm

the sound of these for general listening are my favorites even over 200 dollar cans but I'm not a DJ and was wondering if Sony put these speakers in a standard normal headphone design? Anyone know what model it is if it exists? thanks!!

Harsh Kumar

January 3, 2017, 7:23 pm

mine broke. good sound quality, looks stylish but horrible design esp at the swivel-joint.

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