Rated 5 out of 5 by salad very satisfied
I usually don’t write product reviews, but this great product has compelled me to do so.
I picked up a pair, after my old earbuds died. I didn’t expect these to last more than a couple months. I am very rough with my earbuds, it’s normal that I go to bed using them and wake up with them in a tangled mess. Much to my surprise, unlike my last 5 purchases, these kept on working after 2 months, then 6. It’s now been more than a year, and they are still working good as new. Durability gets an A+
Now I’m sure you are wondering about the sound quality. Well let me tell you, these will not disappoint. The bass is very prominent, but not over powering or muddy. The rest of the spectrum is well presented also, with good midtones and sparkling highs. Sound gets an A+
Let me tell you, you won’t know comfort until you first put these on. They protrude into your ear more than earbuds, but less than in ear headphones. I find it the perfect balance. Even after 3+ hours of listening, my ears aren’t complaining. Comfort gets an A+
The one and only con I found with these, is that they don’t block out ambient noise. If you plan to use these in a noisy environment, such as a gym, there are better choices.
So if you are considering buying these, I strongly encourage you to do so. Nothing else that I have found can match these in either quality, value, comfort, or performance.
September 19, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by LoudMusicLover My new favorite earphone
These earphones are definitely my new favorites. I've gone through many types of earphones and never found the right one... The one that was comfortable and had great sound, until I got these.
Although, I'm the type of person who likes to listen to music laying in bed, preferably on my side, with my head on a pillow. While these earphones are very comfortable when you're sitting up, or, at the very least, don't have your ear against a pillow, they lose a star because they're not very comfortable when you do lay down with them in your ears.
They have lasted a lot longer than most other earphones I've had. For earphones that get used daily, either on my computer or iPod, at very high volumes, it's amazing that they're still as good as when I first bought them.
Definitely wish Walmart hadn't discontinued them, though.
November 30, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by RachelLovesSony Sooo Amazed
I felt compelled to write a review for these headphones. I've never bothered to write a review about anything before. I am totally amazed with these headphones. I have loved them ever since I received them as a present. I think the sound quality surpassed any phones I have had before. I have sensitive earlobes and they tend to hurt when I have headphones in. These pair have always had such a marvelous fit and never fall out or press on my ears.
Today I experienced the biggest shock I've had to date with any technological item I've ever purchased. I threw in a load of laundry and I have no idea how my headphones became mixed up with my clothes, however, there they were lying in the dryer. "oh no!!" I shouted in dismay. I was sure that my headphones would be utterly ruined after going through the washer AND dryer. I decided to still give them a try, in hopes that somehow they would miraculously still play sound. I plugged them into my iPod and to my total shock they worked absolutely fine. Never sounded better, lol. I couldn't believe it. Not only are these the finest pair of headphones I've ever owned, they withstood heat and water damage. They look completely fine on the outside as well.
After this amazement I had today, I felt the need to write a review for these outstanding headphones. I fully recommend purchasing these.
A HUGE high five to Sony. thank you for making these wonderful headphones!
March 26, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mars1000 Good Value
This is my second purchase of these earbuds---my last pair lasted at least 3 years with everyday wear. These earbuds offer great sound at a great price and the design fits my ears comfortably. Thanks Sony for continuing with this great product.
January 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Franz A little gem
I bought these since no local store had the model
21 (which costs a few dollars more.) I have had experience with other earbuds including one by
a major competitor which had no bass whatsoever.
While these don't have 3 sets of earpieces, their
design fits my ears quite well. The sound is very
well balanced. I assume the fine bass response
is due to the large diaphragms. For this price
they are unbeatable!
December 22, 2008
Rated 4 out of 5 by LadyDream I RECEIVE MAIL PACKAGE IN GOOD CONDITION, BUT ONCE I OPEN THE PACKAGE ONLY TO FIND THAT THE MERCHADISE PACKAGE IT OPEN AND DAMAGE. THIS WAS THE SECOND TIME I RECEIVE A DAMAGE MERCHANDISE PACKAGE. I DEFINITELY WON'T ORDER FROM THEM AGAIN. THE SHIP WAS LOCATED IN CARSON CITY, CA. OTHER THEN THAT THE MERCHANDISE IS WORKING, BUT WHO IN THIS WORLD LIKE TO RECEIVE A POOR PACKAGE QUALITY AND THIS CAN NOT GUAREENTED THAT THE MERCHADISE WILL WORK IN GOOD CONDITION? I DID NOT REPORT IT TO SONY, BUT IT IS GOOD TO POST IT ON REVIEW TO SHARE IT WITH OTHER SO THEY WILL KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT OUT OF IT.
September 11, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by justin88kut better than higher end models
I have about 9 pairs of headphones and always try the newest top of the line headphones. The sound quality and response on these are great. comparable to shure se110 and Bose® in-ear headphones. They stay in well when running also which is a problem with most other earbuds.Great Value
January 29, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by mazkaz Sony MDR-ED12LP
Buying quality earphones is not easy. However, these exceed my expectations for fit and super excellent sound. I thought my Stennheiser MX-500 were good until I received these (better fit, slightly superior sound). Now I'm wondering why the Sony MDR EX-700 are so different (limited by heavy bass; less crisp).
August 17, 2010