Is That All For $500?
Here’s a close up of the ear pads.
These are fake leather, and it’s relatively comfortable.
So far nothing really scream luxury here. The headphones are largely made of plastic - so it does not exactly scream durability either.
Back in my day $500 used to mean something - when you buy something for $500, there is an expectation that you can use it for decades to come. Nowadays $500 only appears to buy you a throwaway gadget - a fashion statement. Something you’d use for one, maybe up to three years before replacing it with something else.
With this pair of headphones, you’re really spending money on the technology, and not the physical headphones itself. In my opinion you should overlook these Sony if you want longevity.
Don’t get me wrong, the build quality and finish is excellent. The plastic does feel different, and the headphones does seem to stand up to abuse. But at the end of the day, this is still plastic, a part of me still think - this is not going to last long.