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Sony MDR-ZX300 - White

On-Ear Collapsible Swivel Earcups Headphones with 30mm Neodymium Drivers and Noise Isolating Earcups

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The MDR-ZX300 is a remarkably lightweight headphone with a convenient collapsible design that allows it to be safely stored and transported. Although the MDR-ZX300 is compact, it is equipped with an impressive array of technical specifications. Most impressively, the MDR-ZX300 is paired with potent 30mm drivers with neodymium magnets that reliably power the headphones through a broad range of frequencies without distortion. Requiring very little power, the MDR-ZX300 can be used with iPods and other MP3 players for a high quality and portable sound.

Product Features:

  • On-Ear Stereo Headphones
  • Comfortable cushions allow for extended listening periods and sound isolation
  • Large drivers with rare-earth materials for reliable sound reproduction
  • Lightweight construction and collapsible design allow for great portability and easy storage
  • Low power demand allows for use with iPod and other MP3 players
  • Main Color: White
  • Also Available in: Black , Blue/Black , and Red/Black
  • Stylish and vibrant
Technical Specifications
  • 30mm dynamic drivers
  • Copper clad aluminum voice coil
  • Frequency response: 10-24,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 24 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 102 dB
  • Power handling capacity: 1000 mW
  • Neodymium magnets
  • Gold-plated 90° stereo mini jack
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

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.

On-Ear
Headband 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
Headphone Application

This is the application that the headphones are designed for. Each application has unique features that make it perfect for particular uses.

DJ: These headphones are durable, loud, and will often allow for one ear listening.

Gaming Delivers explosive sound and allows you to communicate with others.

Home Hi-Fi: These audiophile headphones are engineered to produce high fidelity and accurate audio.

Home/Office: These headphones are designed to produce rich, brilliant sounds that the artists would appreciate.

Sports: Designed for active use. These headphones are made to stay in (or on) the ear during workouts.

Kids: Feature noise limiting technology so that your little ones don't damage their ears listening to music too loud.

On-the-Go: On-the-go headphones are lightweight and often fold up for easy storage and portability.

Student: Compact and rugged enough to survive life in a backpack; inexpensive enough to not hurt the wallet of a student.

Studio: Reproduce music perfectly without any coloration. Look here for reference quality studio monitoring headphones.

Traveler/Airplane: These headphones are compact, lightweight, and have a portable design.

Home/Office
Student

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
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
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.

Bluetooth means that the audio signal is transmitted from your device to the headphones via a Bluetooth connection.

Corded or Bluetooth means that the headphones can be used as corded headphones or as Bluetooth headphones. They have an input in one or both earcups for use as a corded headphone while they also have a built-in battery for use as Bluetooth wireless headphones.

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.
Yes

Audio Features

Driver Type

The physical design of the driver in the headphones.

Balanced Armature:
A balanced armature driver uses a coil wrapped around an armature which is held in between two magnets until it is stimulated by an electrical current. When stimulated, this armature is magnetized which causes it to rotate one way or the other around a pivot point which moves the diaphragm to create sound. Balanced armature driver headphones are generally earbuds and can have multiple drivers in each earbud.

Dynamic:
Dynamic drivers are the most common driver type. They feature a permanent magnet, usually neodymium, a voice coil and a conical diaphragm to drive your music. A dynamic headphone driver looks pretty much identical to any typical home theater speaker.

Electrostatic:
Electrostatic drivers are made up of an extremely thin membrane, usually a coated PET film, stretched between two metal plates. An electrical signal is applied to the metal plates to create an electrical field which, depending on its polarity, draws the speaker diaphragm toward one of the plates which forces air through the perforations in the diaphragm which generates the sound wave.

Planar Magnetic:
A planar magnetic driver is made up of a large membrane suspended between two sets of oppositely aligned magnets. An electric charge is applied to the membrane to induce movement and produce sound waves.

Dynamic
Impedance
The opposition to electric current, a higher impedance means a higher electrical resistance. This is measured in ohms.
24 ohms
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".
102 dB
Driver Size
This refers to the diameter of the driver (speaker) on each side of the headphone.
30 mm
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 - 24000 Hz

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
67%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
8%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
4.8
Features
4.5
Design
4.9
Usability
4.9
Myboom

South Africa

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Awesome service and product

October 4, 2013

The earphones arrived within two weeks through international shipping. The fastest I have ever received an order. The earphones were precisely as described. So happy with my on line purchase. Love the Sony ZX300's they sound brilliant and the quality is fantastic.

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hsilvest

Brazil

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Excelent

September 17, 2013

Great sound quality, excelent design, sounds durable, cheap, i recommend

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Scuff

Manassas, VA

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Great headphones, great price!

March 24, 2014

These are a great pair of headphones at an incredible price for the quality. Ended up ordering 2 more based on the quality!

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rach

grapevine tx

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awsome for the price

December 1, 2013

Great sound and style
Ear pieces fold flat one way and partial the other
If packed wrong they will break.
In other words they broke the first time my daughter pit them in her back pack.
Besides that she lobes them.

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Johnny

Houston, Texas

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Really good!

May 18, 2014

I love these headphones! Lots of bass and very comfortable! I'm just scared that they'll break or something if I put them in my backpack since they're plastic but I'm not too worried. Overall amazing

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mark

grapevine tx

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great deal

November 24, 2013

Product has awsome sound and comfort for the money.
Sounds expensive but not

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jonam

HERNDON

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great value

July 7, 2013

i really like the product but it would have been better if they would given more features

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Tigerseal

Ireland

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Nice Sound....Great Look

October 11, 2013

Great looking and sounding headphones, material quality is not the best in the world but for the price you couldn't go wrong. In saying that they are a very flexible headphone.

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Gerry

Canada

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Perfect

September 17, 2013

Great headphones, love them. Very nice look and the sound is great.

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Junaid

Canada

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Awesome Service

November 5, 2013

I would give 100% for Service that Sonic Electronix provided me.

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Mark

Manassas, VA

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Fantastic headphones!

February 23, 2014

Bought a couple of these for a trip we were taking and they have worked so well we've ended up buying a couple more! Have had no problems with them and they work great - good sound and the over ear is comfortable and keeps a lot of outside noise out!

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Headphone Purchaser

Portland, OR

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Tough product.

July 28, 2013

Purchased headphones for teen who had used them consistently for the last six months with no problem. Sturdy and good sound quality, recommended.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

MDR-ZX300/W

UPC

027242807792

Weight

0.25lbs

Internal SKU

mdrzx300-white

Internal Product ID

65854

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.

Product Name: Sony MDR-ZX300 - White