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Sony - EX14AP Wired Earbud Headphones - White

Model: MDREX14AP/WSKU: 5739306

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 3178 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    They sound pretty decent.

    Posted
    MrRuiz33
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    Like my title says, they do sound pretty decent. They are very light weight and pretty comfortable, I have even fell asleep while watching a YouTube video before bed on my Samsung Galaxy note 5 using these earphones and i noticed no discomfort at all. When it comes to sound they sound very bright and what I mean by that is that the higher frequencies overkill the low frequencies by about 50% the bass response which is the lower end frequencies can be heard ok but it's not as loud as I would like it to be, when it comes to Bass on a scale of 1 to 10 I give it a 7 as it is much to be desired, you can hear it but not as loud as the higher frequencies. Now when it comes to the cord on the earphones, it is honestly very flimsy and feels like if I accidentally yank it a little too hard, the cable can tare off from the earphone making them useless. When it comes to phone calls, some people.can hear me pretty clear and some hear my voice muffled. I can answer and end calls with it but the volume control doesn't work but it's not a big deal for me. I can compare these easily to the earphones you get with most Android smartphones like my samsung note 2 and 3. My note 5 didnt come with any so I also had a pair of klipsch XR8i Hybrid earphones which I really liked due to their awesome bass response and clarity but unfortunately I cannot recommend them because they are extremely expensive and though they sound good, they were replaced 3 times by the 1 year warranty because 1 tweeter driver on the left side and 1 woofer driver on the right side kept breaking inside the earphones which was weird. Once the 1 year warranty was over, the last replacement pair broke in 2 months of use for the same exact reason and I only used them at night watching Netflix, YouTube and some Anime off of Funimation and Crunchyroll at low to medium volume, so that is why I bought these cheaper Sony earphones to replace the expensive ones. Now for the price of these Sony earphones under twenty dollars, they do the job well and serve my purpose of bedtime YouTube video watching till I fall asleep. Would I recommend them? Yes because they get the job done and they are very affordable and very comfortable too so if these break, I can simply order another pair with no problem of breaking the bank vs the klipsch earphones that costed me almost $300.00 dollars. They sounded excellent while they worked but not worth it. BestBuy is no longer selling the XR8i's either because of faulty parts in the driver's. Anyways do not expect these to have a good amount of bass because they don't really have it however they do sound decent and get the job done. In the picture below you will see my new cheap Sony earphones in the right vs my Expensive paper weight edition klipsch earphones on the left.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice sound

    Posted
    Yngking01
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    I can fully say I enjoy these ear buds, they're nice and bass heavy. The fit can be a little awkward but the package comes with multiple sizes of ear inserts to help ensure the best fit possible. When both buds are in the noise isolation works really well. When you are in an environment where you may want to operate with a single bud in however it is challenging to prevent the single bud from falling out of your ear if you need to turn your head. The unit also has a single in line mic button but I don't routinely use that functionality so I can't speak of its usefulness in answering or declining calls/pausing or starting media playback/ or adjusting volume. I can hear with them very well on a call but I've been told sometimes that reception is a little spotty for the person on the other end. I didn't knock it a star though as for what I purchased the product for (headphones to use while at work) they fulfill their purpose fairly well. The few reception issues could have been a product of the mic, bad signal on our call or both. I don't use the headset for conversations enough to determine which variable impacts quality the most. So if you are buying this as a set of ear buds to use while on the phone or working out I'd probably rate a 3.5 or 4/5 but the 10 dollar price point and extra basiness (if that's a real word) would add an extra half star.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    What Happened?

    Posted
    ComputerGuy86
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    I used to own the older EX15 version of these. They finally died after 4 years of faithful service, so without thinking I bought the newer EX14 earbuds. They looked the same but I noticed the plug was now nickel or chrome plated instead of gold plated....weird. Next the sound quality was totally different, the older EX15 had good mids, okay highs and pretty decebt bass. These new EX14 are mostly bass heavy with very recessed mids and highs. Not sure why Sony would do this, but these new earbuds are horrible compared to the older model! I replaced these Sony EX14 with JBL T110 which were only $3 more. But for that price you get a gold plated plug, flat cable, bigger drivers, and better one button remote and microphone. I've had the T110 earbuds for about 3 months and they've been great! They're a little bass heavy to but the mids and highs are pretty balanced and have a good presence. So for $10 your not getting anything but a cheap temporary set of earbuds! Not sure what's happening to Sony but they're not the same company they used to be in the 80's and 90's. It's unfortunate as all I used to buy was Sony products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hi ComputerGuy86, Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. Regards, David Sony_US

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound Quality, Poor Craftsmanship

    Posted
    BlakeAustin25
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    This is my first ever product review, spurred on by the unfortunate experience I have with this product. I purchased these headphones looking for a set I could use at work and traveling. I received my headphones on February 28, 2018. Within 3 weeks, the right speaker had lost approximately 90% of its volume and the wiring was getting loose coming into the play/pause button area. This required me to fiddle with the wiring that connected to the button in order to get the sound at full standard volume in the left speaker. A week later, the left headphone has lost about half its standard volume permanently. I do not listen to loud music (usually orchestral), and I need to hear my phone and such over the music at work, thus keeping the volume lower. In the end, this product was fantastic for 2 weeks. I used them quite often, and I fully expected and accepted they would tangle easily, which they did. However, the speakers randomly losing volume is frustrating, especially within the first month of ownership. I would suggest shelling out an extra $15-$25 and obtaining a set of well-built headphones or earbuds.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent value

    Posted
    JamesCT
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    These headphones aren’t long on features, but they are very well priced and, for the modest price of admission, offer excellent value. If you’re looking for a cheap pair of headphones that sound good, look no further. If you need built in mic and remote or wireless, just forget it, but they fulfill the basic need of sounding pretty darn good for not much money. I’m impressed with their overall sound quality, and frankly their tasteful styling: they look as good as they sound. Now, for $15 they won’t check all the audio nerd boxes, but they sound remarkably good for how little they cost. Also, they use Sony’s excellent and very comfortable silicone tips, which I’ve found to be extremely comfortable and provide very good sound isolation. So, they’re just a really good sounding, good looking, inexpensive, honest pair of headphones! No brainer for a back up pair in case your favorites go on the fritz and will take a week to arrive!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Expect better from a name like Sony

    Posted
    PDXBob
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    I bought these because the wires weren't tacky like some of the other models (I don't like them sticking to me or "grabbing" everything they brush against), and because they have a mic. The initial response to these is they are very "noisy". They are fine if you are sitting still listening to music or talking on the phone, but if you are moving (eg. walking) when the wires rub on anything (like your jacket) you hear the rubbing (like static) in your ears. This is extremely annoying; especially when listing to a podcast versus just music. After a while the right year has become faint...not sure if it's just clogged with earwax or actually going out. I have to clean earwax out of these every time I wear them (maybe this is just a personal problem, but it is a hassle). Regardless of the earwax issue, I would expect better design and quality from anything with the Sony brand on it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as the EX15...what happened?

    Posted
    AndrewB
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    I bought these to replace my Sony EX15AP that were on its last legs. I figured these would be nearly the same since it looks exactly the same. Turns out these were horrible...They only come with a silver (nickel) plug compared to the EX15's gold plated plug, the build quality seemed worse, the sound quality was obviously worse than by other Sonys, and the mic didn't even work. The sound alone made me instantly dislike them. They sounded harsh, with a weird boost in the high-mids as well as a completely thin sound. Vocals came off as sibilant and thin, there was absolutely no warmth or depth to the lower mids, the treble was decent, and the bass was fairly neutral compared to other consumer earbuds, but still slightly boosted. I did some A/B comparisons with the EX15, and it was obvious how much better the 15s were. On top of this, the mic didn't even work properly. The play/pause didn't work, nor did the microphone. It decided to randomly skip, fast forward, and pause songs whenever it felt like it. Stick with the EX15, they're better in every way and also cheaper than the EX14

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite headphones

    Posted
    WilliBee
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    I have em in blue, I have me gray. If I was Nelly, these would be my Arr-force-Ones. I even have an old pair (in blue) that has been superglued together and serves as a mic for a computer because the headset I purchased for the computer didn't come with a y splitter for use on a PC. The superglued headphone got caught between the seat controls in my truck and split the casing one day when I was working and my neighbor came by to say hi and I took them out and had em hanging loose. These headphones have been my go to for a really long time, they sound great and have an excellent response curve. I will continue to buy them as long as they are available (and I have a jack on my phone). They are way better than my bluetooth headphones, as they don't need to be charged and are always ready to jam.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sad

    Posted
    Canyoudigit
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    I LOVE Sony. Always have. My first console was a PlayStation (original) and ever since then I have always sought out Sony products over anything else. Now, I did NOT have high expectations for these headphones, in fact I was expecting them to be a bit worse in sound quality then they actually were, that's not the reason for my 2 star review. These headphones got used a handful of times, never during any rigorous activity or in hazardous situations such as swimming or anything else that would obviously ruin the headphones, I even kept the volume moderately low because I have a bad habit of blowing out tiny earbuds like this fairly quickly. Despite all this, one fateful morning I reached for these headphones and to my dismay, they were DEAD. I've never had an issue like this before where the headphones just didn't work... So to sum it up, these deserve 2 stars for the price and for the sound quality (again, not amazing but not at all horrible) and they lose 3 stars for just giving up on me when I needed them..

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Canyoudigit, We regret to hear that this unit failed to meet your expectations. We are more than happy to take a look at this matter. Please send us an email at socialsupport@am.sony.com and include your product details and contact information and let us see how we can be of assistance. Regards, Zac sony_US

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Work Fine...for a While

    Posted
    DMartin
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    I've used this product in the past and always purchase a warranty on it. These are fine for a cheap pair earbuds, but they break or malfunction frequently with daily use and travel. Sometimes these earbuds will last for close to a year, but in my experience using them daily, they will not last longer than that before the sound goes out on one of the earbuds. I've had pairs of these earbuds last as briefly as 2 months before a replacement was needed. Sound quality is fine, again, until the sound inevitably dies on one of the buds. I recommend this product with the caveat that you also purchase a warranty on it. If you use your earbuds daily and travel with them, expect to replace them in a year or less.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very surprised

    Posted
    Fabricio
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    I am very surprised by the great value these offer. Sound quality is easily great, with just the right amount of bass which makes the music sound natural. I have chosen them because I knew they have right-angled jack and a tiny one at that which is convenient when used with laptop in bed as you are less likely to bend / damage it. I was not expecting them sounding this well too. And the comfort is exemplary. To achieve and really enjoy the best comfort and especially sound quality of these, remember that there is a certain right way to insert these type of in-ear phones and it really makes huge difference. You have to use you opposite hand overhead and pull your ear lobe up so you create bigger opening into you ear canal and then insert the earphone in. Only this way you will achieve best sound isolation, quality and best comfort.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best earbuds ever

    Posted
    WillieB
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    I have been using these headphones for many years, they are way better than any other brand I have had. The response rate is great, the cable is long enough to route through a shirt or where ever you need it to go, the phone Mic works great. Best part is that these buds don't cost too much, for 15 bucks you don't expect to see quality like this. I will continue to buy these great headphones whenever I need a pair, nothing else compares in this price range and I lose buds twice a year and break them doing stopped things like stepping on them or getting them stuck in weird places (a risk you run when using the long headphones). I have been happy with this model for many years and you will be too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst earphones

    Posted
    Angie

    Maybe I got a defective product, I don’t know, but these earphones are the worst I’ve ever used. I chose the Sony brand over others because I trusted their quality, but this time it’s very disappointing. First of all, the earphones keeps activating Siri on my iPhone for no reason- this happens 10 times as I am typing this review. Sometimes it activates Siri when I am not even touching my phone, sometimes it happens when I lightly touch the earphones wires or when I move my phone slightly. It is very annoying. I can’t listen to a whole song without being interrupted a few times. The sound quality is very bad. The cheap free earphones I received on my flight is better than this. I wish I didn’t throw away the packaging so I can return this thing. It’s a waste of money. Total garbage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Headphones

    Posted
    TheWallyKingpin
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    I am on my second pair of these - NOT because the original pair didn't hold up to normal wear and tear, but because my toddler son yanked one of the earbuds while holding the wire which caused the wire to get frayed. Something that would happen to any pair! I opted to get the same exact pair as I had before because they look good and sound great, and are super affordable. They have the perfect balance without equalizer settings, although I prefer a heavier bass sound. When I set my equalizer to have a heavier bass sound, these headphones provide pretty good bass. I expect these to last a while provided my kid doesn't get his little hands on them. I'd recommend them for someone who wants an affordable set of headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great When They Work

    Posted
    mrsamwellhmm
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    I read up a lot on these headphones and decided to buy them deciding: hey, I need some form of a mic. For $10, the sound was amazing. When. They. Worked. Within approximately 3 days the sound in the right ear bud (a common problem among one star reviews) has practically completely dissapeared and is now a whisper. I read lot's of reviews and was pleased with the description, I may have received a bad batch but the product is terrible nonetheless, I additionally have no chance of returning it as the way it is packaged, I threw away one piece of paper. This product is garbage. I would not recommend it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Basic Earbuds with Great Comfort

    Posted
    BK78
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    I purchased these earbuds to use at the gym. The first thing I noticed when I put them in my ears is how comfortable they are. The rubber ear pieces are extremely soft and fit snugly in your ears, with little chance they will fall out while running or doing other activities. The sound is decent with slightly over the top bass, which is pretty standard for Sony. While the sound doesn't touch my Sennhesier earbuds, for $10 I can't really complain. The cord is quite thin which is nice because you can barely notice them flapping around, but I've got to question the durability. We'll see how that goes. Overall, these Sony earbuds have exceeded my expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sound is top-notch, Microphone for calls not great

    Posted
    Miles
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    I own a couple pairs of these headphones--I tend to leave a pair at my desk at work and keep a pair with me for my commutes. The sound is much more vibrant than Apple earbuds. I typically can block out other noises with the headphones, which is the best aspect of these ear buds. When it comes to phone calls, the microphone is very bad. People tend to have trouble hearing me if I use these headphones for calls. Although the microphone is poor, I think the low-price and the great sound quality makes these earbuds some of the best ones on the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    WORKED WELL UNTIL IT DIDN'T - DON'T PULL ON THEM

    Posted
    Brent
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    I've never used earbuds before, and don't use them a lot now. Only when i'm doing things on my laptop that require audio, and my wife is watching something on TV i'm not interested in. The earbud's felt decent in place, the color was great, were not overly expensive, and I didn't have any problem with volume. The problem came 3 months after initial use, and the L side doesn't work. In honesty, I used the wire to free it from between couch cushions, but it wasn't caught on anything, there was no jerking involved, and it wasn't a large amount of force used to free the earbud in my estimation. I guess they're a bit fragile.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good but price is not Fantastic

    Posted
    wes5566

    These are pretty good headphones. I've been using them mostly for music and watching Netflix. They sound very balanced with no high pitch like some headphones. They aren't too loud but loud enough to get the job done. They also feel pretty good in the ear and they come with extra buds if the ones that come with are lost or don't fit. Overall they are pretty good but my problem is with the price. I'm not sure they are worth $15 but if you have the cash then you go ahead and buy them. I could understand them maybe being $10 but $15 is pushing it. Otherwise I'm happy with these headphones and they work good for being just some general usage headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for awhile

    Posted
    JBinSP
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    Been a long time Sony fan. Everything had to be Sony. So why not Sony earbuds? I've had these for a little more than a year and they have worked great. Very comfortable and sound was perfect. Was not hard on them, never played them loud, never pulled on the cord, overall very careful. The sound is very low now even with volume all the way up on device (and yes, I've checked all the volume limit and equalizer settings). I tried my pair of Bose headphones and sure enough the Sony earbuds have a problem. I've had great luck with everything else Sony but these didn't last as long as I feel they should have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Hi JBinSP, We regret to hear that your device's performance failed to meet your needs. We'll make sure that this feedback reaches a relevant team if ever changes are needed as we want our consumers to have the best user experience. Thank you very much for your input. ~Ralph sony_US