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The MDR-SA3000 headphone set features a 50mm HD diameter drive unit.

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highs are well represented, never get too harsh

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mid-range are full and rich, avoid a hollow sound

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comfortable to wear for hours at a time

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excellent clarity, bring out a lot of the detail in music

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delicate construction, a lot of the parts feel a little flimsy

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basic iPods don't have the power to drive these properly without a headphone amp

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bass gets distorted fairly easily at medium volumes

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The Sony MDR-SA3000 is a high-end set of high definition sound producing headphones with a Circum-aural design (completely covers the ears) and a custom tailored headband to provide excellent listening comfort. According to Sony the SA3000 headphones are "designed perfectly for long-wearing comfort with a combination of crystal clear HD sound". The MDR-SA3000 headphone set features a 50mm HD diameter drive unit, and provides a super wide frequency range for use with the nanocomposite diaphragm. The MDR-SA3000 headset also includes additional features such as a 360kJ/m3 high power neodymium magnet, a carbon composite frame structure for ultimate lightweight design, gold plated stereo plugs to maximize sound efficiency, comfortable ear pad fittings designed with pressure dispersing cloth material for enhanced wearing comfort, a 3.5m texture type wire with an oxygen free highly conductive core, and a fully adjustable, lightweight, headband for custom fit. The Sony MDR-SA3000 headphone set was released on June 16, 2006 and has an MSRP of $349.99, which is listed on the official Sony website.

Key Specs
  • Circum-aural (completely covers ears) ear-bud design
  • Carbon composite frame for lightweight design
  • Comfortable cloth material fitted ear pads with pressure dispersing design
  • 3.5  texture type wire with an Oxygen free copper core
  • Gold plated stereo plugs
  • Fully Adjustable Headband
  • Frequency Response: 8Hz -100,000Hz
  • Driver Unit: 50mm, dome type
  • Impedance: 70 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 100dB/mW
  • Power Handling Capacity: 1,500mW
  • Magnet: Neodymium (360kJ/m3)
  • Release Date: 06/16/2006
  • MSRP: $349.99
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