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Sony MDR-V500DJ

DJ Style Dynamic Stereo Headphones (MDR-V500/DJ)


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Sony MDR-V55/BR (MDRV55-BR) DJ Style Headphones - Black/Red

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Product Features:
  • DJ Stereo headphones with high-quality audio and long-lasting comfort
  • Studio Monitor Series headphones incorporate high-end material and advanced engineering to provide a clean and clear sound for different applications
  • Swivel earcups for DJ and remix applications enable single-sided monitoring
  • Reversible earcups for greater monitoring flexibility
  • 40mm diameter drive units are larger than most headphones for deeper bass, lower distortion and wider dynamic range
  • 1000 mW Power handling for professional applications
  • Ferrite magnets for high energy and compact size
  • Oxygen-free copper cord for maximum conductivity
  • Folding design for easy storage and easy portability
  • Supra-aural design rests lightly on the ear and creates a controlled environment for better sound
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications:
  • 10 ft. cord length
  • Swivel, reversible ear cups
  • Oxygen-free copper cord
  • Wide, adjustable headband
  • 24 Ohm impedance

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Sony MDR-V55/BR (MDRV55-BR) DJ Style Headphones - Black/Red)

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Over the Head
Earpiece Design

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.
Acoustic Principle
The basic design of the headphones. There are 3 different types: Open: Have ports that allow air through the back of the diaphragms, enabling the headphones to sound like the music is coming from an outside source. Closed: Completely sealed and have no air passing through the diaphragms. Sounds like you are in a closed off room. Semi-open: Have slots or ports in the back of the cup and are partially open. This allows for a mixed sound between an open and closed headphone.

General Features

Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
10 - 250000 Hz
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
105 dB
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Going on strong!!

February 28, 2011

I love my headphones. Six months of quality Sony performace.

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Czech Republic

Good sound for the price

February 10, 2011

No regret for a buy, for that price, there wasn' t any other choice for me. Design is awesome, sound is great, it's durable, cable is perfect. After 6 months of using there are still no signs of usage. Recommend for a buy.

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Sony MDR-V500DJ

September 26, 2010

These headphones can be uncomfortable after a couple hours. When it starts to hurt I'll take it off and give my ears a break. The reason why I got these headphones is that I thought that it will have a lot of bass because of the 1,000mW power rating. But the V500DJ headphones can be really loud if you plug it in to computer speakers.(Acoustics A-3640) Cheap hissing sounding computer amp, But you can't hear it playing loud! I hear a ringing sound after playing it loud. It's louder on your computer then your mp3 or CD player. Looking for a lot of bass in headphones? Get the AKG K414P or the older AKG K26P there both the same & looks the same too.

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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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