Rated 2 out of 5 by Cartcanuck Sound quality not there - Sony can/has done better
The smaller size of the E9LP doesn't fit my ear as well, sound quality/bass is not as good and the cord is a thinner gauge wire (cost cutting measure) when compared to my older pair of E818LP ear buds..
I'm not a fan of in-ear headphones and the ear-buds are getting harder to find. My older pair of MDR-E818LP have been great - nice sound/bass, nice fit. Sony for some reason discontinued them and came out with inferior product that doesn't match the sound quality and material quality for the price range (E818LP cost a bit more but worth it). Luckily I was able to pick up a couple sets of E818LP before they disappeared off the shelves. The E9LP will see limited use. Bring back the E818LP.
April 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Helenita AMAZING
I have had these for over a year and I am happy to say that they have survived more than 20 times in the washing machine (i forgot them in there), many falls and stuff. They work just as great as they did in the beginning, would recommend to everyone and they are also very cheap!
April 10, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ClayH You get what you pay for I suppose
This headphones are mediocre at best. The general construction of these earbuds feel cheap. The sound is very average for a 10 dollar pair of headphones. Even when transitioning to these from Apples standard earbud it sounds quite terrible actually. People who say these sound good simply have never heard anything better. They feel uncomfortable in normal sized ears and the foam padding covers that come with them are too easy to lose. Ad without the foam padding they are near unbearable to wear. And the speaker housing is so tiny that it seems to be a challenge sometimes to get in or out of your ear. All in all, just spend an extra 15 bucks or so and get a pair of Sennheiser CX 300-II's, they're much more band for your buck than these mediocre earbuds.
May 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by HowlPendragon New smaller model with smaller sound
I still have my pair of MDR-E10LP earbuds and they still sound fantastic.
This new model however doesn't even come close to the audio quality in the E10 models.
I would greatly appreciate if Sony gave accurate specifications for this new model of earbud because they gave it identical specs to those of the E10 earbuds but do not sound anywhere near the level the E10's are at.
The E10's were worth $20 or more and yet were priced at a generous $10.
The E9's however are worth $5 and yet are priced at $10.
They are a waste of money.
April 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Achro Gets the Job done,
I picked a green pair from target a few months back, as a spare pair of buds to use with my 3ds and mp3 player at the library.
The sound is about on par with ipod earbuds, though they can be a little tinny. For the price, though, it's acceptable.
The small amount of color on the buds proves to be really useful in quickly finding and untangling your head phones. It also looks a lot cooler than you might expect it to.
Just so you know, the green color shown in the picture is off. The ones I purchased were more of a slightly bluish emerald color.
The shape of these ear buds is much more comfortable than the plain circular ipod ear buds. I have small ears, and these fit much better, and rarely fall out.
These buds are fairly durable. I've been pretty hard on them, and they've held up nicely over a few months.
If you're looking for a cheap pair of buds to use for casual listening, I'd recommend checking them out. Their sound isn't the best, (but by no means bad) but for this price range, I'm not really complaining. Overall, The MDR-EGLPs are durable, comfortable, cool looking, AND cheap with satisfactory audio.
September 22, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by HowlPendragon MDR E10LP were much better
For some reason Sony thinks the specs for this new model (E9LP) are exactly the same as the E10LP's which sounded fantastic.
At least be decent enough to admit the newer models are completely and utterly inferior to the older ones.
April 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by abz91 best earbuds ever
Just wanted to say that these are the best earbuds I have ever bought. They were very inexpensive and have very good quality sound. I accidentally put mine through the washer and the dryer. When I found them after my laundry was finished I was sad and thought for sure I would have to buy a new pair; however when I plugged them in the sound was just as good as when I first bought them! I will be a Sony customer for life. Thank you!
November 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alinabina best earbuds ever!
i have bought countless earbuds, with no success. and i cant get the ones with the squishy (cant find a better word sorry) piece at the end, as my ears are tiny. but i stumbled across these, and they intensify the bass. plus they never fall out. i have had mine for months and they still work, even though i am hard on them.
i think that these are the best earbuds to buy on the market.
May 29, 2013