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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 4974 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Best Earbuds / Headphones Ever!

    Posted
    JonCherba
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    I purchased these from Best Buy Nov 2014, They have just barely started acting up June 2019...I WILL be purchasing another pair of these, maybe 2 pairs. I use these heavily, what I mean by this is that 5 days a week for at least 4-6 hours per day these are in my ears. I have been using them this much for the past 4 years. I listen to a broad spectrum of music and it all sounds great. The audio quality is better then any other headphone I have ever owned or tested by far! The bass is amazing, overall the audio quality is perfect. These are super comfortable and stay in my ear regardless of what I'm doing. The issue I'm having is were the cord splits to each earbud, the audio cuts out when it gets bumped or moved. it just started doing this, I may try and fix these but I will definitely purchase another pair or two. Thanks Sony for some amazing earbuds!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best earbuds for the price

    Posted
    Killerwithin

    I got these guys for $26.99 and as always Sony always makes a great product. The bass is extremely nice indeed and they don't drown out the mids or highs which are also very nice. If you're looking for a pair of earbuds that are a nice replacement for your iPhone earbuds look no further. They fit comfortable in the ear and I wear them for hours at a time with no pain like others have reported I even sleep with them in to give you an idea of the comfort. It is true you can hear a little bit of noise through the wires if you tap them but what else do you expect from earbuds that are firmly suctioned inside your ear it becomes an extension of your ear. The weight isn't to bad either not as light as the iPhone ones but iPhone earbuds don't produce this sort of sound. I listen to all sorts of music from rock, metal, rap, dance, classical, jazz, new age, oldies, alternative and every genre sounds amazing in them. You won't be disappointed trust me if you're not are just send them back but I doubt there's another pair of earbuds out there for this price with this quality. By the way the cord is plenty long the only thing I'd like is a volume up and down button but that's ok.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply great earbuds by Sony

    Posted
    CessnaChris93

    Let's start by saying I haven't had these long enough to write a proper review BUT, these are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I bought these because my previous Skullcandy ear buds started messing up and I lost my other Sony ear buds. These blow them both away. The bass is incredible but doesn't overwhelm the mids and highs which are also superb. I listen to a variety of music but mostly pop and these work great for every song I have thrown at them so far. I am hearing parts in songs I previously haven't. There are some drawbacks, however. One is there is no volume control on the cable. Not a big deal because I can just reach in my pocket and click a button there but it would be a plus. Another downside is that the right bud feels loose, but that might just be me. Make sure you change the size of the gels for proper seal and you won't be disappointed. More of a nag than a negative comment is that they are plastic which I was expecting a kind of brushed aluminium or other metal, as these do cost 50 dollars. But the sound quality completely makes up for that. Finally, a plus is that you can skip tracks from the cable which is new to me, offers some freedom but again, no volume control. Noise isolation is also good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Earbuds

    Posted
    CKigh

    After days of researching for the best earbuds I landed on these and have absolutely no regrets. I wanted something that would isolates outside noise (mostly for long flights), would be comfortable, and would have great sound (including bass). I was prepared to purchase something ten times the price of these Sony's. After using these for a while now, I love them and have recommended them to everyone I know. My wife enjoyed them so much she had to immediate go purchase a pair for herself. The noise isolation is great from the silicon earbuds (three sizes are provided). I'm not sure what the dB reduction is rated at, however, I personally think it's much better than any noise cancellation earbud which only cancels out certain frequencies. One reason I wanted these was for long flights to block out the loud engine noise, while still being able to listen to music and movies without turning up the volume too high. As marketed, these buds also have amazing bass. I didn't know know it was possible to get that out of something so small. Treble and clarity is great also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superior value for the money

    Posted
    defever3
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    These headphones are killer! Mostly EDM listener, but appreciate all genres and they all sound great. I did a lot of research before purchasing these, including a cross-comparison of user reviews for other headphones in this price range and somewhat niche area of bassy-$50-ish headphones. For fifty bucks these things bump! These sound like $100+ headphones, the bass is nice and clean, the mids and highs are (fairly) crisp, and are not drowned out by the bass (like the Beats headphones tend to do). If you've been doing your research and are considering these amongst a few others in the same tier, GET THESE! You won't be disappointed. A word to the wise - make sure not to rip them hard within the first few listening sessions, as with any new audio equipment. Ease into them, it will increase the longevity and sound quality. Also... COUGH*price-matching*COUGH (look around, I got these for about $34 in-store after talking with a store associate)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good deal

    Posted
    808dean
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    But these black Sony are the ones I'm always reaching for. bypassing the Bose, Beats, JBL, Skull Candy XT-free, I will spend time looking for these. for good reason. I have a iPhone 6 and EQ on R&B or ROCK, with the "sound check off" specifically because these will cancel out ANY outside noise, you have to be careful at times. I didn't hear a fire engine pass right by me. The BASS will be felt not just heard, (4Hz-24Hz) the HIGHS can pierce your ear drums. These can be EXTREMELY loud if EQ isn't correctly set for the need. I have to make sure all the settings are right, before inserting them and turning them up. These are awesome if you wanna be in your own music world and ignore the mayhem around you! Ive heard parts of songs i'd never heard before, it took me a while to find the right ear mold size. It comes with 3 or 4, you need one that securely holds the earbuds in place. Not too deep, not too loose.These should cost $200-$250.00! I don't know how SONY can afford to do it. Get them, you can return them if Im lying

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not too bad...

    Posted
    OVERLORED
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    Don't expect these to blow you away. They are definitely over priced for what they deliver and should be priced quite a bit lower. The construct is decent. I like the earbud angles, but the earpieces are really uncomfortable after a while. The edges sort of dig in to your skin and gets uncomfortable. The cords and such feel sturdy which is a pleasant surprise. The mic works well too. They definitely do not deliver a thunderous or impressive low-end. There are other earbuds out there that do significantly better on that front and some are even priced less. So you can find better options for that. The sound quality is a touch above mediocre, but they're not meant to win audio awards either. All in all, decent and solid commuter earbuds. Just don't expect to comfortably wear them for long stints and don't expect to experience revolutionary sound quality either. Price it lower and I would give more praise and recommend it relative to the sound quality and comfort. At this price though, you can do better with other products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Headphones for the price

    Posted
    Junior
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    I was a bit skeptical buying heads phone for as cheap as they were because I got mine for only $30. From the packaging to the over all quality of the headphones, you are getting a great deal. It comes with a bunch of different heads so you can change the tip to suit you best. It comes with a pouch to put your headphones in which is always a good added touch. And over all the quality of the headphones in general has been amazing. They feel premium, and even better they sound premium because they almost have a noise cancelling aspect to them. If I have music on and both headphones are in, I am fully immerse in the sound which is something you don't see everyday in a headphone of this price range. If you are even on the fence about getting these headphones, don't hesitate to pull the trigger, these are well worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Ok...... BUT!!! left earbud keeps dying

    Posted
    tangalo123
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I have always gone Sony with any music related purchase I make even though minimal. I constantly bought the same pair of earbuds for years from Sony because they were cheap and amazing, then i finally decided to make a small upgrade. I was a previous Best Buy employee and backed any product I had purchased and let me just say these earbuds are amazing but i am so disappointed in Sony for not making them a better quality. The LEFT earbud progressively dies within a weeks time after purchase. I am currently on my second pair and am going threw a circus to return them to the manufacturer. I am going to give them one last chance, lets hope the third time is the charm. If this next pair fails to work I will leave another review and ALERT anyone who decides to purchase these. If I still worked at Best Buy I would never let anyone walk out of the store with these, due to my current experience with them. STEP YOUR GAME UP SONY!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great headphones for the price!

    Posted
    Howie
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    I am really enjoying these headphones so far, I use to be put off by the in-ear style, but these have an interesting angle where they sort of go in at a 45 degree angle into your ear. It feels quite comfortable to me, speaking of comfort, you get 4 different sizes total to try and find the right size for your ears. I went crazy with all the sizes (extra small, small, medium, large), and funny enough ended up going back to using the ones that came on by default (medium). It's recommended that with these kinds of headphones you find the right tip to go into your ear so it's comfortable, and sometimes each ear can have its own size, for me though medium was just fine. The sound quality with these headphones feel great and I love the bass, I use them for gaming, and they DO work with the Xbox One Headset adapter, that was the main reason I wanted to buy these headphones, before when I looked online I could find absolutely no answer to whether they work with the headset or not. They do, they just do, for both in game audio and chat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing In Ear Headphones

    Posted
    iiveza2313

    Alright so, I have tried monster dna in ear and sol republic jax. They were good ear buds, but it was still missing something that i could not figure out. I thought I would actually stick with the dna's, but the right ear bud started acting weird on me in a few days and so I returned them. I actually really liked them and thought to buy them again, but it was meant to be that I ran across these sony's because I usually like to stick with brands that are trust worthy because I feel like these new brands aren't ready yet (even though monster is a 30 year old company) because they tend to not last long. So when I bought these, right away the style caught me because they were good looking and different. Then the best part is when I was playing music because they are perfect in my opinion. The high's and lows are there and the package says "Extra Bass" but don't be afraid because its not going to be crazy and annoying bass, the bass is perfect. The only thing I wish it had was the flat wire feature, but these are not bad at all, they do not seem to tangle. Honestly, I would buy these again if they fail on me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Headphones for an Excellent Price

    Posted
    TheMusician
    • My Best Buy® Member

    For a while, I looked and looked at customer reviews to see which pair of earphones was "the best bang for your buck". I can most definitely say that these earphones went far beyond my expectations. The sound is so clear and full and just overall fantastic. Keep in mind, I'm no audiophile, but I am a musician who's very picky about how my music sounds if that counts for anything. Also, after a few tries I found the right combination of ear buds to fit perfectly in my ear, which believe me was actually quite difficult to find with previous pairs of earbuds that I've had in the past. The box comes with four sizes of earbuds which is amazing; quite frankly I wish many more headphone companies would put four different size earbuds in the packaging. I know that many people would appreciate that. Overall, these are fantastic headphones and I would most definitely recommend them to anyone that wants a solid pair of earbuds for a solid price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    Posted
    Eric
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    Sound is pretty good, better than the sub $20 in ear types by skull candy and others. But, for not on sale cost of nearly $50 these are not worth it. The wires on each bud causes a loud, audible SCRATCHY sound anytime wire rubs on your collar or jackets. Really annoying I only experience on cheap buds in the past. For the money, this is unacceptable when you walk or turn your head and SCRATCH SCRATCH noise over your music. Secondly, after just 1 month and always using the included soft pouch when not in use, I am now getting static from where wires go into buds. Not the usual place of the jack. The jack is actually nice and angles so not to get damaged while in pockets. But the static at buds means they are nearly shot now after just a month of daily use at work. Sound is good but not great because they don't have noise cancelling effect so background noise is apparent. Now you know. Buy on sale only.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good value

    Posted
    Donchaknow
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    I have had several pairs of these (misplaced not defective) and have been very happy with the products. I bought them when they first came out and they were typically $30-40 more expensive than now (05.21.2019), improving the value equasion. Accurate sound, weighted to bass. They may loose a little upper end transparency but you can work with your device's EQ to dial up what you like. I use prepaid android phones for my MP3 player opposed to the lemming devices. Much better value, all of the capabilities, ecosystem freedom, plus you get Wifi and the full contingent of android apps. So with those devices and quality player apps you have all of the frequency attenuation you require.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nearly perfect

    Posted
    gr8nrg
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    I must have tried 7-8 different earbuds until these ones satisfied my requirements. #1: do NOT fall out of my ears during work-out. Check! #2: have a crisp and clear sound. Check. #3: have a crisp and clear and LOUD bass. Check! #4: be made of high quality. Check! #5: do not produce "cable sound" while exercising or moving. Check! #6. Be very lightweight - not so much - the only negative. My previous Seinnheiser CX-475 satisfied ALL of those points, but, unfortunately died after 4 years of faithful use and have been discontinued. I cried. I cried some more. But, finally, found these SONY ones which I love, but just wish they were a bit lighter. GREAT sound and price otherwise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Louder than Beats by Dre

    Posted
    Brad
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    After lots of research I decided to buy these. They are louder and deeper in bass than my Beats by Dre Over-Ear headphones and Samsung and Sony ear-buds (which have impressive sound too). My brother told me that they are louder than his iPhone ear buds too. They do not easily fall off my ears while walking or jogging, in fact, I normally have to pull them off. Sometimes I use them as ear plugs when I'm around loud noise. They have a nice look too. The button on the wire for pause, stop, play, answer, mute (or whatever you would like to program these phones to do) is a nice touch; although, I would like it to additionally have an analogue slider or wheel for volume separately. I thought the anti-tangle feature was a lie... well they do get tangled but I've never had a hard time untangling them. They fit comfortably in my ears. They are a little expensive at $50 but they are worth the extra cash you spend on the product. I can say that these are the best pair of earphones I've ever had.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great earphones. Great price.

    Posted
    MikeG

    This is my third set of Sony earplugs I have owned. Not because they have broken, but because I would give them away to family. These current ones fit great, plus come with other sizes of gel inserts if you need a different fit. The sound is excellent. Great frequency response. 4Hz-24kHz means great treble and great bass response. Better specs than the much more expensive beats by Dre earphones. These were $49 at Best Buy, but currently list them $35.97 at Best Buy.com. I just showed them that and they gave me the cheaper price. Excellent performance at an excellent price. I know some people have complained about the durability of them. Only time will tell, but with my past two earphones from Sony, they both lasted over a year, and we're still going strong when I gave them away. I do take a lot of care when handling them, so hopefully that won't be an issue. Give them a shot. You will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    These are WAY better then expected!

    Posted
    Ethogibs
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    Okay... I saw online that these were really good earbuds, but nowhere did I find a comparison with the apple Earpods vs Sony extra bass earbuds... I took a risk and went with it and I'm not disappointed. I'll give you the differences... EarPods: Fits in ear comfortably Headset works fine Doesn't have an L shaped plug You can hear surroundings better Sony extra bass: WAY better sound Mic is good! Overall comfortable Bass is clearer along with trebles More natural sound L shaped plug so less damage should occur Can't hear surroundings as well In conclusion... the Sony earbuds in my opinion are better then the EarPods from apple. I highly recommend them!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best earbuds i've tried so far

    Posted
    Spaceinvader
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    I am not a great fan of Sony but these earbuds sound great, I listen to music everyday and these have not disappointed. The ratings and reviews is why I bought these. They are not expensive, so I won't be freaked out if I lose them. They sound so clear, not a whole lot of bass, but it's there when needed. I have JBL's that don't sound this good, and I paid much more than I did these. They don't tangle, the cord is good, you could always want the cord to be longer but it's good. The microphone works well on my Android phone. It does not have an up & down volume. it's kind of a bummer. I'll get over it. It's just a work around. Your not losing anything if you were to buy these, you might be surprised and like them. I have enjoyed them a lot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Misleading Specifications

    Posted
    Frances

    I bought these headphones to replace the Apple ones I usually get. I actually like the Apple headphones because they have all the playback, microphone and volume features I like. But Apple seems to design their accessories to break and I got tired of buying them so often and having to trek to the Apple store at least twice during the one year warranty to have them replaced. But I digress. I bought these Sony headphones because the specifications specifically say that the product has volume control. So far, I have found no such function. The instructions sheet say the multi-function button may be accessed through an app on the Google Play store. I have an iPhone. So if there is in fact a volume function, I can't use it. Sony has the right to do whatever they want with their product but that needs to be specified. It's not the end of the world. It has everything else. I'm just a bit disappointed and may send these back on principle.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend