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Sony MDR-AS40EX
5.7 out of 10

Sony MDR-AS40EX

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Reviews and Problems with Sony MDR-AS40EX

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Overall 2
2.0

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?
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Quality

Thoth, Amazon
18 October 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Good sound, bad construction

Susan L Berry, Amazon
17 August 2011
  • Summary: I've had two of these earphones. The sound is good but they don't last. On both sets I've lost sound in one earbud over time. The first set lasted about 8 months but the second set only lasted less than 2 months before the left speaker stopped working.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buyer Beware - Look elsewhere - They will fail

dwmca, Amazon
23 July 2011
  • Summary: I bought two pair of Sony MDRAS40EX headphones at the same time because they were 30% off. There is a reason these headphones have only a 90 day guarantee. They will fail between 4 and 6 months. The first pair's right earbud went out at about 5 months.
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Overall 2
2.0

Short lifespan gets these a thumbs down

McNasty3, Amazon
3 July 2011
  • Summary: I used these on treadmill runs and while lifting at the gym. they were great in terms of sound quality...for about 4 months. Then one earbud stopped working! Coincidentally, the manufacturer's warranty is only 90 days. BOOOOO! I expected better quality out of Sony..
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Overall 2
2.0

Comfortable Fit, Poor Sound Quality

Doc Squidly, Amazon
19 March 2011
  • Summary: Pro's - Comfortable fit, short cord works well with MP3 Player on arm-band, extension cord works well, 3 different sizes of ear loops and ear cap covers. Con's - Weak audio quality. In comparison, their quality is lower than Sony's $9.99 ear buds. Too costly for the quality you get.
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Overall 2
2.0

It will not last a month if you exercise with this unit

GradStudent, Amazon
19 March 2011
  • Summary: Prons: The ear loop is the only feature of positive merit. It worked well to keep the ear piece in place during moderate exercise. This is the only reason why I give it 1-star. Cons: Model is defective. I've had three units go inoperative in two weeks or less of use.
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Overall 2
2.0

NOT the headphones if you run or work out.

Trailrunner, Amazon
19 March 2011
  • Summary: I got these when they were $40. The design seemed like it would be good for running with the ear hooks and the the in-ear headphones tend to sound really good. Great combination, right? Wrong. The worked well until I started to sweat.
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Overall 2
2.0

Sound like crap

Bob "X", Amazon
30 June 2010
  • Summary: These sony MDR 40ex earphones sound horrible. I bought them for gym use as none of my in ear phone stay in once I start sweating. These will likely stay in place with the adjustable over the ear design, but if you care anything about sound quality you will not be happy with them.
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Overall 2
2.0

These do not last

M. Johnson, Amazon
30 December 2009
  • Summary: I have had 2 pairs of these headphones and both times they lost their sound, they start out great and after a couple times using them the volume gets really soft and can't be brought back. I cannot figure out why!
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