Work out to your favorite tunes with these Sony earphones. Small, medium and large earbuds are included for customized comfort, and the secure-fit design won't distract you or slip while you exercise. The neodymium drivers of these Sony earphones bring you full, balanced sound so you can move with music.
9mm neodymium drivers for dynamic sound
The high-energy 9mm dome-type neodymium drivers produce powerful balanced sound in the 8Hz-22kHz range.
Integrated microphone and smartphone playback control
The integrated microphone and multi-function control button make the perfect companions for your smartphone.
Smart Key app
Android users can also enjoy the convenient Smart Key app for added control functionality directly from your smartphone.
Comfortable secure-fitting silicone earbuds
The hybrid silicone earbuds provide long-lasting comfort and a secure fit. Small, medium and large sizes are included.
The lightweight design makes for easy portability and almost feels like you are not wearing headphones at all.
Fashionable and colorful
Choose from a variety of colors to suit your style.
I bought these headphones to use for meditation purposes only. I don't use them for communication on the phone. The quality is very poor and people could hardly hear you. I would recommend these earphones for listening purposes only. Anything other than that....cheap...cheap...cheap.
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.
So I've always loved music and sound and am kind of an audiophile.
I've had higher end earbuds like the now discontinued Sony Ex-1000. These were about $500+ and sounded great until they broke after 3-4 years of me traveling and doing crazy stuff.
Then I bought the Shure 215 in ear monitors. These also sounded great and just as good as the $500 earbuds at about $100. Unfortunately the fit on these things were terrible and the detachable cable kept causing the sound to cut out when I moved vigorously during a workout or for work. After 2+ years of daily use, after one crazy day in the woods... I just lost them...
I also have a pair of Beyerdynamic DT770 Headphones. They sound great, but they're not convenient and at the time I bought them almost a decade ago, they were quite expensive.
After that I was like forget this, I'm getting some cheap Earbuds to hold me over. And you know a not-so-huge surprise was that these earbuds sounded great! Also, because of their compact size and light weight, it's easy to be active with these. Maybe the other more expensive earbuds better, but I can't tell the difference. And they are cheap and common so if you lose them, it's not a big deal, just buy another pair.
I facepalm myself for spending that much money on earbuds over the years and fulfilling the "gullible audiophile" stereotype. Oh well... Live and learn.
For any audiophiles that are active and on a budget.... like poor college students, a good setup are these earbuds($15), and a good bluetooth DAC like the FiiO BTRK3 ($70) or the Earstudio ES100 ($90). These Bluetooth adapters sound great, and are very convenient. Dedicated Bluetooth earbuds are too expensive for the quality and durability...
Also get a small protective hard case so that your gear will last longer. It's a good investment and costs between $5-$15. I've had my setup for about 2 years now and it's still strong.
With that setup that cost about $115, you will have something that sounds just as good as setups costing thousands of dollars and is very versatile. You can use this setup on your phone, tablet, laptop, PC, whatever..
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of Use
5 out of 5
I would recommend this to a friend
Listening to music, Price, Sound quality
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Not bad for the price
Listening to music, Price, Sound quality
These are really good earphones. I listen to music and TV on my phone, the sounds are so clear and crisp. I also use them as a backup to my Bluetooth to talk on the phone. I love them!
I spent more time detangling the extremely thin cord (spaghetti thin), than actually using the ear plugs; chucked them away...what a waste of my money. I usually read reviews before making purchases, however, I was in a hurry (MY FAULT) and allowed myself to run w/ a brand such as SONY, with a good reputation in electronics. THAT will never happen again.
These are my go-to headphones for daily use. I've owned multiple pairs of these, bought in-store and online. They last me about a year, sometimes much longer if I'm careful with them.
- The sound quality. Lots of other headphones for the same price sound extremely low and hollow, but these are the best I've found for the price.
- Comes with multiple ear pieces for smaller/bigger ears.
- Decent noise cancellation. These headphones cancel out a decent amount of noise. If you wear them without anything playing, you'll still be able to hear someone talking to you or calling your name.
- Lasts a long time with good care. Try not to stuff them into your pocket, especially not your back pocket. Wrap them around your fingers then put it in a small container instead, like an Altoids tin.
The Not So Good
- You can't adjust the sound volume on the mic. It only has one button, which lets you answer calls and pause/start your music. If you feel like you don't need that function, then you should get it without the mic.
Overall, I would recommend this product because it's amazing quality for the price. They last a long time, have good sound quality, and they look great.
These are a highly comfortable, and easy to use earbuds that stay in your ears even while moving around. I unload heavy boxes for my job, and have to move them quickly, and I have never had a problem with these buds falling out or becoming a nuisance. The fact that the first pair only lasted 20 days before they would not be read by my device, and the second pair is already showing signs of damage is disappointing. So, they don't seem to be reliable, although it could be simply because I have overused them. But as these are the best earbuds I have owned, I would continue to purchase them.
A:AnswerDepends on how well you treat them. If you're the type that just crunches up the cord and shoves them in your pocket or tightly wraps the cord up with out un-twisting it, they'll last you a few months max. But if you're careful and untwist the cord and then loosely wrap the cord up into a loop before placing your earbuds into your pocket they'll last several years or longer. Before these EX14's (BTW they're junk compared to the older EX15's) my older EX15's lasted 4 years before they finally died. The rubber actually dry rotted and started to get stiff. Before that my JBL J33a lasted me 5 years before I just got tired of them, they still worked but I just got tired of em.
Be careful with your earbuds and they'll last for years.
A:AnswerHonestly you really want headphones with a larger driver for clarity when looking at how the bass drum will sound. Over the ear headphones are always going to give you a better sound when it comes to stuff like kick drums. That being said, these are great for the price. Bass is warm and natural.