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Sony MDR-XD100

Over-Ear Studio Monitor Series Headphones with Large, Comfortable Ear Pads

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Sony MDR-XD100

Enjoy long-lasting comfort, stylish design and deep bass sounds with the Sony MDR-XD100 Studio Monitor Series headphones. Experience the ear-conscious design of the MDR-XD100 Studio Monitor Series headphones. With the 40mm driver unit, these headphones will provide you with deep bass audio for a great listening experience. Enjoy stylish long-lasting comfort with these headphones. Listen in style and comfort with the MDR-XD100 Studio Monitor Series headphones. With its 40mm driver unit, the Sony MDR-XD100 studio headphones will provide you with deep bass audio for a great listening experience. The Sony headphone's over-the-head single headband and ear-conscious design with urethane leather, ergonomically padded ear cups ensure long-lasting comfort. Listen in comfort with these stylish MDR-XD100 Studio Monitor headphones.

General Features:

  • Over-Ear Studio Monitor Series Headphones
  • Over-ear design
  • Large 40mm speaker driver produces amazingly clear sound
  • Provides an ear-conscious design for long-lasting listening comfort
  • Soft and comfortable earpads with 40mm driver units
  • Tangle-free cable for convenient listening
  • Adjustable headband for comfortable listening sessions
  • Designed with a snug fit for active people
  • Nickel/Gold-plated, corrosion-resistant stereo jack
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 12-22,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 100 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 70 Ohms
  • Cord Length: 47-1/4 in. (1.2 m)
  • Speaker Diameter: 40mm
  • Max Input Power: 1500mW

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Sony MDR-MA100)

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.

Enclosed-Ear
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.
Home/Portable
Lifestyle

This is the lifestyle that the headphones are designed for. Each style has unique features that make it perfect for particular people.

Athlete:
Designed for those that are active. These headphones are made to stay in the ear during workouts. Whether you frequent the gym a lot or go running outside in the fresh air, these active style headphones will be your best friend.

Audiophile:
For those that need the best in music quality. These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio replication.

DJ:
Disc Jockeys (DJs) require a special type of headphone that can meet their professional needs. These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Fashion Enthusiast:
For those that want to make a fashion statement with their headphones. Not only are these headphones designed with great sound quality in mind, but also great looks!

Gamer
This lifestyle speaks for itself! If you love video games and want a pair of headphones that will deliver explosive sound and allow you to communicate with others, this is where you need to shop!

Music Lover:
These headphones are made to sound great. They are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that will play your music in a manner that the artists would appreciate. These headphones are for those that love music.

Musical Production / Recording Artists:
You're a music creator. Whether you're producing and mixing it down or in the studio recording yourself, you need a pair of headphones that will reproduce the music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Student:
Headphones need to be affordable and durable to keep up with the student lifestyle. A variety of styles can be considered a pair of student headphones.

Traveler:
Those that often find themselves on planes or on the road a lot. These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design. Some of the headphones in this lifestyle will feature noise cancellation technology that will help shut out outside noise.

Music Lover

General Features

Noise-Canceling
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.
No
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.

Corded
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.
No
Built-In Microphone
This means that the headphones or earbuds have a built-in microphone. This can be a microphone on the cord, built into the headphone, or even a boom microphone. These mics can be used for music devices like iPods, for Smartphones to make and receive calls, or for gaming purposes.
No
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).
12 - 22000 Hz
Sensitivity
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".
100 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
40 mm
Driver Type
The physical design of the driver in the headphones.
Dynamic
Impedance
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
40 ohms
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Black
Secondary Color
A color that compliments the main color of the product.
Black

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
48%
4 Star
28%
3 Star
12%
2 Star
8%
1 Star
4%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.1
Value
4.3
Features
3.8
Design
4.3
Usability
4.5
Rafael/Wen

BETHPAGE, NY

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Great product, and great value!

September 17, 2013

we order this item pretty often, and our customers are happy with it, and we will sure to order more

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Music Man

Little Rock, AR

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Great Headphones with a Great Price!

July 30, 2013

I needed some headphone so I could practice my keyboard at night without waking up the whole house and and cord is long enough to reach without covering up the keyboard controls.

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Blu

Chicago, IL

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Great Headphones!

July 21, 2013

These headphones were gifted to my guy, he loves them! The sound from the headphones were crisp, clear. And the price was fantastic, you won't regret buying this headgear.

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Daniel

Denton,Texas

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Great Value

July 7, 2013

Have used Sony for decades, why stop. Good qualily, right price

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mimishi

Houghton, MI

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GREAT

November 18, 2013

The price and the quality was great, but the overall sound quality still need to improve...

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pedro

porterville va

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great product

November 14, 2013

It was a good value and product i would buy an other for sure thank you for fast shipment

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Sharon

Oakland, Calif.

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Good Value

November 10, 2013

I needed some headphones ASAP for a recording session with my background vocalists.The price was right and they were delivered right on time. The sound is good and the ear cups are comfortable. I can find no fault with them. They're not my Sennheiser's, but they did the job and were exactly what was needed without breaking the bank. When quizzed, the vocalists thought the sound was great and couldn't understand why I was even asking. I'm very happy with these headphones and glad to have them in my studio. They're comparable to other headphones on the market that cost more than twice the price.

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Deen

Muncie, IN

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Great Product!

October 25, 2013

Great set of headphones! Needed to buy a pair to watch movies and listen to class materials without bothering my roommate. Great sound, and very comfortable. The extra long cable is also great!

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jmercado

orlando

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not good

October 25, 2013

the sounds and the quality of the sound is not good at all I can hear everybody in the room even with volume all the way up very very disappointed.

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GoBuyRite

Tucson, Az

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Good Buy.

October 24, 2013

Its Sony so it's decent for the price. Just need the to make beats in the studio and they are fine for that. Not enough Bass though.

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dj bigray

Hartford Ct

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headphones

October 20, 2013

great sounding and excellent price service very welcome my purpose in music

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Jaime Lynn

Fort Myers, Fl

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Love Then!!!!

October 18, 2013

These are the best headphones for the price. I love the long cord. I have the headphones plugged into the TV while I walk on the treadmill and they reach perfect. They are snug enough that my 4 year old can use them in her DVD player when we travel. This is my second pair that I bought and would not consider any other product.

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Henry

Puerto Rico

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Great Value

October 15, 2013

Great sound for the price. I like the long cord, you can move easy!, and fits very good!

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Bob

Enterprise,Utah

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cheap plastic headset

October 13, 2013

These cheap headsets are not worth the money. They look good on the internet but its sure was a disappointment when I got them.

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Tony

EL PASO,TX

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Fantastic Value

October 10, 2013

Price and fantastic customer service. The product is exactly as described.

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shuvy

Israel

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Sony MDR-XD100

September 18, 2013

I'm very happy with the head phones. You barely even feel that there are on your head. Great buy!

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tunesman

Aurora,Colorado

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sony review

September 17, 2013

excellent sound.I like the way they fit. over all an excellent buy. i use them in pro sound and they hold up well. in pro sound equipment has to be strong and well made.

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Hoss

Houston, Texas

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Cost effective

September 17, 2013

For a strong utility stereo phone system, the MDR-XD100 blows away the competition. True, this model does not take you breath away over a frequency response of 10Hz to 100Khz, but let's face it. First of all, who living today can hear that spectrum? Second, what device can reproduce that range without going to the truly high spec devices. If you want a very comfortably fitting headset, one capable of decent rendition over which most of us can hear, is well equipped for rejection of unwanted noises, this over-ear MDR-XD100 stereo headphone is an excellent choice..

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Caro

Queens, NY

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good purchase

September 17, 2013

I recommend this product for their great quality and price

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sally

Canada

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: Sony MDR-XD100 (MDRXD100) Over-Ear Studio Headphones

September 17, 2013

A good buy and love the stereo sound and the long cord,works well for me.I had one before and will buy this one again!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

MDR-XD100

UPC

027242648944

Weight

0.45lbs

Internal SKU

mdrxd100

Internal Product ID

61791

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

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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