When it comes to headphones, you’re looking for three factors to come into play.Build quality, sound quality and features. Will the Sony MDRZX headphones measure up to the competition and provide value for money?
Build Quality & Design
The headphones are smaller than they look in the product description picture. The earpieces fold compactly into a neat U-like or horseshoe shape, but the build has a flimsy plastic feel and will not take severe abuse. The headband feels as though it would snap rather easily.
The padding is synthetic leather and reasonably comfortable for listening sessions. The top band tends to squeeze down on the top of the head, and loosening them does not help since the weight of them – still light at under 5 ounces – makes them fall down when you lean back. The ear padding itself is soft and comfortable, though, and the earpiece is slightly angled to fit the head naturally.