Don't let the name fool you, these are actually good headphones
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I've had the Sony in-ear headphones for nearly a year now and surprisingly they're still working great. The sound quality is not perfect, but I've found that they provide better sound quality than the Apple earbuds that come with the iPod/iPhone, or even my Jlab JBuds Hi-Fi Noise-Reducing Ear Buds which cost nearly 4 times as much when not on sale. I find the Sony earbuds to be comfortable, and I often go to sleep with them in to drown out my fiancé's snoring.
Excerpt: These Sony Earbuds are inexpensive but sound nice! I have used the ear buds that come with the iPod which work well but they are $40 which I do not want to spend. These Sony earbuds run about $10 and they come in different colors (I have the pink and purple). How my music sounds is important to me but I don't want to spend a lot money.
Summary: These are quite common in retail stores in my city (Toronto) and cost around $15-$20 CAD. I've been using them for years, because they are inexpensive, sound decent and are portable. They don't sound too distorted at high levels. I never had mines break, never had audio jack or audio cut out problems, but then again it really depends on the user, because I am very careful with my belongings.
Summary: These ear-buds were just lying around my sisters house, no idea whose these are but they are kinda pretty good. They are quite sensitive 108dB/1 mW, and I don't have to turn the volume more than 20% in windows volume to get enough pressure for all needs.
Sound quality in short: They are not comparable at all with the standard apple ear-buds in terms of sound quality. That much better they are.
Build quality: I can't hear much microphonics with the cable.
Summary: I don't know if it's me, but earbuds have always fallen out of my ears easily. I recently saw an item to enhance the sound of earbuds and have a tight fit, but that product cost more than the earbuds.
Summary: The earbuds that came with my iPod would not stay in my ears more than 2 seconds. I therefore was looking for earbuds that: 1. Stayed in my ears 2. Had good sound for Classical and New Age music 3. Were inexpensive The Sony MDR-E818LP earbuds perfectly filled my needs. I recommend them.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Durable, Good Bass, Lightweight, Rich Sound
Summary: these headphones are amazing for the price but the reason why i knock off one star is because i want to be fair to the customers and let you guys know its not perfect,ive had it for years and it still works it went through a lot from getting pulled out my ear,sat on,yanked from mp3 jack,sitting in a bad temperature room,all of that beating up i did to it and it still works.these are the real deal and the bass is decent and excellent treble,comes with foam cover for...
Summary: For the price you cant beat the comfort and sound quality these offer. I wanted a pair that matched the comfort quality of the PSP headphones, which are the best bud-style I've ever tried. These are nearly as good. They sound quite decent too, which of course is as important.
My only complaint is the cord could be a little longer - I use these for my PC at work, and find the length a little lacking.
Summary: I purchased these headphones because as a transcriptionist, the large around-ear headset I usually use was giving me some pretty bad headaches due to allergy issues I have.
These earbuds have excellent sound, but I agree with other reviewers who said they can be a bit uncomfortable to wear after a while because of their odd, slightly teardroppish shape. It's not bad at all; just a bit uncomfortable after extended use.
I would highly recommend these, though.