Rated 5 out of 5 by EarbudEnthusiast exceptional buds
Attention people of the world: these are some seriously durable earbuds. You can sleep with 'em in your ears, you can stuff 'em in a backpack, you can take them on a plane... and they will deliver quality sound every time with no breakage.
I have gone through so many pairs of earbuds in my time (I'm sure that's a prerequisite for being a teenager?), but none have lasted as long as these. Seeing as how I am no audio technician, I can't really speak to the quality of the sound that comes out of these (it sounds great to me), but when the parts that go into your ears are soft and highly customizable and the cord is sturdy, I really can't ask for anything more.
Bottom line is, the people at Sony are miracle workers. Love may be fleeting, but these earbuds aren't—I've had the same pair for at least 2 years now.
April 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anne1117 For the Price
When it comes to earbuds under $20, these are by far #1. I bought them on sale for $12 over a year ago, and they still work perfectly fine. All other earbuds I have purchased had died before then. Now if you want super duper fancy sound quality, than these probably aren't the best bet. They block out some external noise (not as well as noise cancelling headphones). Overall, these are some very good, inexpensive earbuds.
September 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Faulty Broken
I just purchased these headphones today and right out of the package the left earbud didn't work...
March 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boomer697 Probably the best headphones for the price
I got these for 20$ at the Sony store in Vegas and I've had them for almost a year and a half. They are by far the best headphones I've ever bought, they are amazing.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheVZOfficial Best Purchase Ever
I love so much that pair of headphones. I have them over 2 years, and I think it is the best and cheap purchase ever <3
March 15, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by xcboy513 Not terrible or amazing
Pros: They're reasonable for a cheap pair of earphones for sound and noise and some bass
They do survive the washing machine & dryer very very well.
Cons: Compared to the previous sonys I had that I broke by accident they're terrible. Sound quality's worse, not as crisp and I had to replace the ear bud piece with a smaller size so they can actually fit in my ear. They don't play very loudly well and sound great at the same time.
December 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by andrewballoon Right ear failed after listening to one album
I purchased these headphones to use while traveling. I listened to one album and the right ear stop transmitting sound. I troubleshooted this by attempting to listen on other devices. The effect was the same, the right ear was still silent. I would not purchase these again.
December 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kedonot1 Seriously The Best Earbuds For The Price
These are seriously one of the best earbuds I have purchased for the price.
I'm a 'DJ' that has mild experience, and I've been doing stuff with audio since 2007. I purchased over 100 earbuds in my lifetime, and around 25 different headphones. My most issue with earbuds are the cords get bad and short out, usually where the headphone cord starts.
However, when I was in the store, I was trying to pick between the $19.99 Phillips earbuds and the $19.99 Sony Earbuds. I figured that I would pick Sony because they've a lot of headphone models to do with Bass. When I first tried these earbuds on, and placed a sound.. I was amazed. The quality is so CLEAR.
I used to have to pick the volume all the way up on my iPhone and it still would never be loud enough on my old earbuds.. I need exceed 75% volume with these, because the magnets are really loud!
However, the bass is very good and better than any earbuds I have ever used, but it could use a little more highs, but that's my personal taste because I'm a bass addict.
These are very very very good for the price, and if these ever break on me. I'm going to buy another pair, these are awesome.
January 7, 2013