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Sony MDR-XD100

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Now I'm no audiophile, but I feel like I should say something about how crappy these things sound.

Even at the sale price of $17 I got it at, these things are damned horrible. I feel sorry for anyone who paid the regular non-sale price for them. (I've seen these at $35-$45)
The bass is muffled and absolutely atrocious, the mids aren't particularly stunning, and the highs are barely there.

My first thoughts when I put on the XD100 were "Wow, is there something wrong with my computer? The sound sounds like it's coming from very far away" and "The pads are pretty darn comfortable."
Tch, comfortable pads. If only the sound was half as good as the pads...

Anyway, avoid these headphones. I have a strong urge to return these promptly.
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I have the MDR-XD200 and yeah, they aren't very good. I just use them while gaming on my computer and the odd movie, but i usually just use my speakers at a low volume instead. They do the job adequately enough but with little flare and excitement in the sound department.

I got mine while on sale for $27.99, but they go as high as $50.00+ when not on sale.

I would return yours if you are not happy with them, and get a set of Sennheiser's or something.
I keep mine because I am not fussy and barely use them.

Anyways, just had to agree with your post, and hopefully someone finds it helpful when looking for a set of cheap headphones.
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