Rated 2 out of 5 by JJMinneapolis Great earbuds, but...
These earbuds are comfortable, light, and sound great; when both earbuds work.
I run / workout daily and these last maybe a month or two of daily use before one of the earbuds stops working ( usually the left ).
I have a pile of ~20 dollar earbuds trying to find something at fits and sounds as well as these, haven't found anything yet...
Just yesterday the left earbud stopped working in my most recent pair ( less than a month old ). Think I may finally give up on them all together...
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mandarin BEST HEADPHONES EVER.
Whoever gave these headphones a 1/5 star rating simply doesn't know how to take care of headphones. Me being a teen and lazy and uncaring, used to break a LOT of headphones. I'd be replacing them every 3-6 months! Let me tell you a thing: I have had the SAME pair of THESE headphones for FOUR YEARS. MAYBE five. (I'm not sure exactly when I got them, I want to say jr year of high school and I'm a jr in college now.) THAT IS A LONG TIME for ONE PAIR of headphones! I could not be any more impressed! If you need decent, QUALITY headphones, THESE ARE THE ONES YOU WANT. The earbuds next to NEVER come off, they're durable and AMAZING. YOU GO, SONY. FOUR FOR YOU, SONY. I will never buy any other headphones again. Lemme tell you, I'm a hard person to impress. A+
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OLPZach Best Headphones at This Price Range You Can Buy
Well, I don't know about other people who clearly don't know how to take care of their headphones, but I've been buying these headphones on and off for about three or four years now, and they've never led me astray. They last AT LEAST three to four months, and one pair even lasted me over a year! Not to mention here in Canada The Source offers a warranty on them for cheap that gives you TWO FREE pairs after your initial purchase whenever you want.
Now, to the actual quality of these headphones: for me, they fit perfectly, the sound quality is above what the cost should provide (those "Skullcandies" or whatever they're called cost way more than these and sound bad and usually break quickly--a pair I bought lasted a month maybe), three interchangeable sizes of earbuds to fit your personal preference, many different, sleek colors, the connecting piece is fitted at a 90 degree angle so it is perfect for mp3 devices (doesn't hurt the connecting piece as much if you're like me and like to wrap your headphones around your iPod), and as I mentioned before, they last a long time if you know how to care for your headphones. That is to say, all you really need to do is not bring them out into the really cold weather a lot (this really only applies to those in certain parts of Canada or northern Europe / Asia where it goes below -20 degrees Celsius sometimes on a daily basis in the winter time) and not pull on the wire too much as this can dislodge the connecting piece from the wire (sorry, I don't know the proper terminology, if there is any).
In conclusion, these headphones are so worth the price and good that I had to come on here and leave a review after buying them for the fourth or fifth after about three-four months. Not too bad for headphones that cost way less than the competitors'!
December 27, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by OceA Bad quality
I bought these in September. A month later, there was no sound coming from one of the earbuds. I had it changed at a sony store, as the warranty was still valid. Though, less than two months later, same problem. It is bad quality.
I liked these earbuds because the sound was quite good for the price, but definitely, with such a low price, you don't have the long term quality that should come with it.
December 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Upsetlilperson Worst purchase ever!
Got this for my child and it is already broken, one ear bud works and the other doesn't. The worst part we barely had this product for a month.
November 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rowena Disappointing
I found these for a good price at Marshalls. I expected these to be good quality earbuds coming from Sony but i'm really disappointed. The left bud has a sort of ringing sound whenever i'm listening to something and they both hurt my ears even when the volume is low.
April 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Tracocious Woah
Nice and strong headphones with a high medium bass
December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by X5452 Best Earbuds I've Ever Owned
They really do cancel out so much background noise! They don't go quite as loud as others, but it doesn't really matter due to the fact they cancel out other noises so well.
These earbuds have tainted me against others. I lost them for a week and was forced to use lesser quality ones.... That was a very sad week.
Along with their superior sound, they are also the only earphones that fit in my ears and don't give me a headache!
August 29, 2013