A great investment
I dont think any of these reviews do these headphones justice. Ive had a couple different headphones now but nothing compares to these. Ive used skullcandys and have been in search of music quality for a while now. I recently had the Skullcandy lowriders and they had really good sound quality but as they are over ear headphones they have room to make the sound quality better but then they suddenly broke. So I saw these for a replacement and I was amazed. For something so small it delivers amazing sound quality. I can clearly hear everything in the music. I listen to the rougher side of music of death metal, power metal, and viking metal. With the skullcandy I could barely hear the drums or or the vocals but with these it has unlocked the vocals and the drums and more. I can clearly hear everything of both worlds. It has the perfect balance of both lows, mediums, and highs. Also skullcandy headphones have a range of 20-20k hz and these are 6-23k hz. What does it matter you may ask. It really does make all of the difference since you can hear a lot more in your music. I would definitely recommend these to my friends.
November 5, 2010
DO NOT BUY!!!!
These earbuds are nice, have great sound quality, great bass. The problem is that the left one broke after 1 day of use!!! If your even thinking about buying, RETHINK NOW. They will probably break quickly like mine did and i didnt even have them for a full 24hrs before one stopped working!!.
May 23, 2010
Quality Equal to Dollar Store earbuds
Overtime I have used a wide array of headphones, to very expensive noise-canceling over hear headphones for professional work, to cheap ear-buds on the go.
These Sony earbuds offer an amazing sound for their price, with surprisingly deep bass and an unusual amount of (undocumented) noise cancelation.
Then suddenly they will break. As other reviewers have stated, these headphones will not last long. 2 months of moderate use and mine are broken. No physical damage what so ever on the outside.
This is a very common issue, and I would be surprised if Sony didn't know about it. They clearly have a flawed business model.
April 27, 2010
Look good and work well... but they DO NOT last.
I'm so fed up with this product I registered an account just to blast them. These earbuds are deceptively decent -- they look good, sound good, don't hurt your ears when you wear them for awhile. But no matter how gently you handle them, one side will always stop working within six months. I've had it happen four times now, across multiple models. Most recently I splurged $40 on a higher-end pair (MDR-EX38), figuring the higher price would buy some better build quality. Not so. These broke after less than one month. So while I love the fit and am pleased by the audio quality, I'm tired of throwing my money away on disposable headphones. Avoid.
February 12, 2010