Sony MDR-ZX110

Sony MDR-ZX110

Sony MDR-ZX110

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BEST RATING
Music:
4.3
MUSIC: Good7.6/10
CALLS: Poor3.0/10
GAMING: Poor5.9/10
TV: Fair6.9/10
PODCASTS & AUDIOBOOKS: Poor4.3/10
EXERCISE: Poor3.8/10
AIR TRAVEL: Poor5.7/10
NOISE REDUCTION: Poor5.3/10
BUILD QUALITY: Fair6.0/10

The Sony MDR-ZX110 is a budget-friendly pair of on-ear, closed-back headphones with a wired connection. Since they don't have wireless capabilities, they're suitable for those who prefer a direct connection or don't want to worry about battery life. They have fair overall sound quality and a good soundstage, but they fall short in comfort, microphone, and build quality. They don't feature active noise canceling and provide poor noise isolation, which may not be ideal for noisy environments or air travel. With a relatively lightweight design and foldability, they are portable and easy to carry around. They offer a simple user experience without the bells and whistles like app equalizers or controls customization. These headphones might be suitable for casual music listening, but they're less ideal for use during exercise or extended calls and meetings due to the lack of comfort and microphone quality. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Affordable price
  • Good soundstage for the price
  • Foldable for easy portability
  • Dynamic drivers provide decent sound
Cons
  • Lacks wireless connectivity
  • Poor comfort and build quality
  • No active noise cancelling
  • Not suitable for exercise use

Ratings by Category

Music:
4.3
This evaluates the product when used solely to listen to music. It takes into account the sound quality, whether or not they support high quality codecs, their ability to reproduce soundstage, and whether or not it has any virtual surround capabilities.
TV & Video:
4.0
This score evaluates the earbuds or headphones when used to watch videos, movies and TV. In the case of wireless products, it takes into account latency - the perceived delay between the action on screen and the sounds playing in your ears. The score also considers soundstage quality, whether they have a virtual surround feature, and overall comfort. It’s important to note that the device paired with the earbuds heavily influences their performance in regards to latency or delay.
Gaming:
3.0
This score evaluates the product when used to play videogames. It takes into account wireless latency - the perceived delay between the action on screen and the sounds playing in your ears. The score also considers soundstage quality, whether they have a virtual surround feature, and overall comfort. Finally, the gaming score takes into account microphone quality for in-game voice chat. It’s important to note that the device paired with the earbuds heavily influences their performance in regards to latency or delay.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$10
Brand
Sony
Release Date
July 1, 2015
Form Factor
Headphones
Connectivity
Wired

SOUND

Music Score
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7.7/10
Phone Calls Score
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3/10
Gaming Score
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5.9/10
TV and Video Score
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7/10
Exercise Score
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3.9/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
No
Noise Reduction Score
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5.3/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
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6/10
Comfort score
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5.5/10
Weight
119.9 Grams
Waterproof Rating
0
Dustproof Rating
0

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Audio.org

Audio.org | December 2022
"My opinion about Sony MDR ZX110 is they are the best budget headphones of Sony with top-class sound. Clear vocals, great bass, and balanced sound with low sound distortion. The treble could be sharper, but it's ok. 30 mm neodymium dynamic drivers give clear and precise audio, and an inline remote with a mic give decent call quality. Closed-Back Design also helps to improve sound performance."

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