Sony MDR-710LP portable headphones
Sony offers a broad assortment of well-designed, high-performance headphones ranging from full-size studio monitors such as the all the way down to Fontopia-series earbuds, such as the MDR-EX71SL. At CES 2006, the company introduced several new additions to its headphone lineup. The $59 Sony MDR-710LPs are a portable headband model that strikes a good balance between style, comfort, performance, and value.
Sony's MDR-710LP headphones successfully combine revealing sonic performance with an ultraportable, collapsible headband design. We appreciate the soft, lightweight, leatherette ear pads, which give the headphones an exceptionally comfortable fit. The black, silver, and gray color scheme and sleek style lend the Sonys a modern, pricey appearance. Frequent travelers will make good use of the included hard plastic clamshell-type carrying case (3.8 inches by 2.3 inches), which can protect the headphones when they're folded up.