Rated 1 out of 5 by alchemy333 Lost sound in one speaker after 11 months.
After somewhat irregular use one of the speakers stopped working. The headphones never really had a great sound output to begin with but with one side not working they are basically useless and destined for the bin. Kind of expected better quality from Sony, even for a low end product.
June 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Supson Please buy different headphones.
Sony, I love most of your products, but this is terrible rubbish. In other words, it’s trash, garbage and all the other descriptives. I have a list of problems to share about this product; the first being that they are not sweat-proof. The sound dies if a drop gets through the holes to the driver. The second failing is the isolation. There isn’t any. I was able to have a full conversation with my sister listening to Rush(rock band) with my iPod at just over half volume. There is no earbud, the driver just sits in you ear cavity with no seal, and blasts noise in the general direction of your ear canal. Next is the sound quality; bass does not exist in these headphones, the mids and highs have no clarity, because there is no seal, and all of it is full of static. After you give these a good douse of sweat there is no sound quality, because there is no sound. Next up, the adjustable band. If the band had a smooth curve, it might have worked. Instead, they put a wave in the band halfway down that digs into the back of my ears enough to give my a headache after half an hour, no matter how I adjusted it. It wasn’t just me either, I had ten others try it on, and all of them said the same. Now, the wire is thin and I suspect it will break easily. The shirt-clip is not attached to the wire, and detaches every time you open it. So if you want to adjust the clip, first you have to thread the wire back through it. Because of this, the clip was always falling off. Honestly, your better off with those poor airline earbuds. These headphones did end up in the trash can (rubbish bin). (Please don’t pay attention to Schnietzi’s review. He is the only person with actual grammar that gave above two stars, and I find myself very suspicious of that. Either he’s paid to review it, since he didn’t actually list those (different brands), or he meant to review a different set of earbuds.
Seriously though, don’t waste your money. If you want good earbud sound, then buy Sony’s MDR-EX10LP. Those are great sound $14.99, and unless you sweat a ridiculous amount or run in the rain, they will probably survive your workout. Otherwise, buy more expensive earbuds or look to a different brand. In my experience, JayBird BlueBuds and FreedomSprint are the best workout headphones, give them a look.
Sony, these are the things I want to see change on these earbuds: A smooth band, and actual seal, the same driver as the EX10LP or EX37B, an attached shirt-clip, and most importantly, make it sweat-proof!
April 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lampski Making me rethink my morning workouts
I should have read the reviews. As soon as I start to sweat the volume and bass disappear entirely! No to mention the bud part falls out of my ear and I have not been able to adjust them so that they stay put. I spend my hour workout fighting with these ear buds!!!
The jack is another problem entirely! It does not fit snuggly into any outlet so that when I can actually hear whats coming out of the headphones it only transmits to one side or the other. It falls out of the treadmill and elliptical I use that have TVs you can watch mounted on top.
I am so upset with these headphones and they are ruining my morning workouts. I am not longer focused on what I"m doing and can't enjoy my carefully selected playlists that pump me up. I have already purchased a new pair...not from SONY.
January 26, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by GingersRule Definitely Not Waterproof!
I don't like wearing ear buds when working out because they fall out so, I purchased these instead and yes, I do like the design. However, as other people have stated, "DO NOT SWEAT BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT WATERPROOF." Once wet the sound will die out and your stuck with no music to listen too!
November 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by running2fl Don't sweat and use these
Bought these as they are marketed as sport headphones for my workout.
likes: They don't fall out
dislikes: During my run I sweat and this unfortunately stops the sound. Once the headphones dry up they work again.
Of course that defeats the entire purpose of these units. I've tried not to sweat but was unsuccessful. I do apologize.
August 14, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MFSIQ Don't sweat
If you intend to use this headphone for sports practice, you must not sweat, otherwise the sound dies.
October 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by LaMont nice sound
I brought to used with ipad Air do not fit in slot snug, every time I move, it falls out, and stop piaying.
April 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Schnietzi The best sport headphones on the market!
Sometimes we have to do without in order to appreciate something.
I misplaced my Sony headphones and ended buying two pairs (different brands) - not because I didn't like the Sony ones, but just to see how the others compared to mine. Words can't describe how unhappy I was with both of them - even though they were more expensive ($30 and $50, respectively). Fortunately, I found my Sony headphones and now I am in heaven again. There is just no comparison to the other two in terms of comfort and sound (not to mention affordability). I will NEVER buy another kind - these are truly the best headphones for athletes like myself.
October 4, 2014