Summary: on my 3rd pair. one ear piece stops working each time! they work for about a year. I guess these are not good when working out. I dont know if its the sweat that causes them to stop or just poor quality.
Summary: Product was great for about 4 months, then the left earbud went out. I called sony support and they had said it was just out of warranty and that I could replace it with a re-conditioned one for $15. I wasnt happy about it failing as soon as the warranty expired but thought $15 is better than spending another $50.
Summary: I have been an audio tech employed by some of the finest sound restylers since the early 80's and have always searched for the best of the best. I came across these by accident. I needed a emergency pair of buds and happened to come into Walmart to find some. I figured that I might as well buy a well known brand at a great price ($20).
Summary: I have small ears so earbuds are hard to find for me. These fit great, so I went ahead and purchased five pairs. Well, they all broke in the same way: one of the buds stops working within a few months of use. Continuing the search.
Owned 2 pairs, both lost sound in less than a month
G. Mapes, Amazon
27 February 2012
Summary: I owned 2 pairs of these and both broke in less than a month! The second pair in less than 2 weeks! They both ended up having the sound go out on the left side bud. I wore them to work out/run with. So I did sweat, not sure if that's the problem? However, as they seemed to be geared toward people working out, you would think they could handle sweat to an extent. I have owned the cheaper Sony $10 plastic pair and they always lasted a year at least.
Summary: The configuration of these MDR-AS40EX earphones is excellent. They are comfortable and block out all the annoying noises of everyday life in the city - people talking on cell phones on the bus, extremely loud sirens, car horns, advertising, etc. BUT, when I bought these as replacements, the left channel did not work at all. How Sony can put their name on such cheap slopwork from the factory is beyond me. The new Sony?
Summary: I bought these to use while jogging. They stayed in place and fit my ears when most earbuds won't. However, I felt like my niece's Playskool radio has better sound quality than these. I found there to be no bass and just a poor sound quality overall. I will be returning these and looking into getting different ones.
Summary: This is my 2nd set of loop style headphones and I must say I love these things. Extremely durable, quality sound is excellent and they sit comfortably. My 1st set lasted 3 years and I'm an active user between my daily gym sessions of heavy lifting & running, out door events to everyday listening. A-lass after all these years of abuse they've died out due to the left side blowing out. I had to get another pair when I saw the pricing.