The Sony MDR – V55 is a design quite mode with enhanced black finish of light touches of turquoise blue, at least on the copy I had available for this test.
-Captive and flat-cable also resumes this turquoise blue color a bit surprising but not unpleasant indeed. According to computerannals, the headset is foldable, and its weight of 220 grams remains reasonable. No other accessories are provided and it is a pity, an adapter 3.5/6.35 mm and/or a plane as well as a cover of transport adapter would not too.
The first surprise comes earpieces, remarkably comfortableespecially in this price range, and with the bow quietly padded rubber providing a listening to long term without weariness, bravo, so Sony. The rest of the finish if he does not in the originality at all – will rest of good level.
Listening starts with a piece of Jazz, “Blues for Bechet”of Archie Shepp. ” The look is nice and fluid. It certainly does not reach the tonal richness of highest range helmets but we feel no significant frustration, the Sony is doing his job.Extreme high is shortened smoothly, the bass is present without excess. “On the ‘Tears of Joy’ of Antonio Forcione” we find this fidelity to the message transcribed, not highlighting the serious (a bit indented I would even say), restitution remains balanced and without accident. By switching to the “si senor” Gloria Estefan, we see that the Sony is defended very well for a helmet in its class, while not reaching the presence and the bandwidth of a Focal one for example. It is true that the budget is not the same. Let’s finish with the “Dub Fire” of the men of Aswad Reggae, this piece of bravery is rendered with a good spatialization and the meeting. A little more dynamic would be welcome, but it is melodiousand immersive.
In a price category very bottled by competition, the Sony has strong arguments to make, a good build quality, a significant comfort andsound of the most respectable performance. It therefore deserves to be given his chance.