Pros: Nice quality sound for the price. Flexible wires (I've had some come out from really stiff wires). They block out about as much sound as regular plastic earbuds, so I can listen to music and still understand what someone says to me. They let you eat without magnifying it. They don't look too bad. The vinyl covering can be removed for cleaning (although not necessarily intended in the design, there also seems to be some glue there but it goes back on just fine with a l...
Cons: The vinyl plugs are a bit awkward to insert. Unless the vinyl plugs are positioned correctly in the ear canal, that ear will receive about 50% volume (so if it doesn't fit well in one ear, it will keep working its way out). Although it has good sound quality, it certainly doesn't have exceptional bass.
Summary: Better mid and bass then any other ear buds i've ever bought or tried out that is under a hundred dollars. (I"m not spending a hundred on something i'm very likely going to accidentally ruin.) When it comes to big sound, you need a big speaker.. Most ear buds are tiny tweeters that fit neatly in your ears. I've spent 50 bucks on big name brands that don't come close to sounding as well as this 15 dollar pair.
Summary: As somebody who finds most in-ear earbuds unwearable either because they're uncomfortable or else won't stay in my ears, I really love these Sony earbuds. The soft moulded plastic allows them to sit perfectly on the outside of the ear. Despite this, there's no loss in sound quality -- unlike a lot of earbuds that have a tinny quality to them, these give a rich sound and deliver on the bass.
Summary: These headphones are comfortable for me and they stay in. I have tried many different types and these are the only ones that stay in and are comfortable. Don't like the silver. Wish the shape was more sleek and din't stick out past the speaker/cable transition.
Bought as a replacement for Sony MDR-ED21LP Fontopia In-The-Ear Headphones
G D, Amazon
10 September 2013
Summary: As the title suggests, my third set of Sony MDR-ED21LP Fontopia headphones broke so I needed a replacement. Although I would have preferred the ED21LP, they have discontinued for some time (I only found my last set at the Sony outlet store). I picked these as they are supposedly the successor to my favorite MDR-ED21LP. I like In-The-Ear headphone for running but find that 98% of them fall out of my ear on a routine basis.
Summary: As far as I can tell, the headphones produce a grat sound....but, I can't listen for more than a few seconds before the buds fall out of my ear. To get them to stay I have to put them so far into my ear that its almost painful. Would recommend getting the regular Sony earbuds without that piece that sticks down into your ear..especially if you have smaller ears.
Excerpt: When you often listen to your music, do you sometimes press those standard iPod earphones into your ear a little harder to get a much deeper or vibrant sound? Don’t you hate it when listening to your music, you always have that peeving feeling of thinking your earphones are always about to fall out of your ear? Or not tight enough in your ear? I know I always had that problem, and it truly hindered me from enjoying the full potential of a song.
Summary: I am fond of these headphones as I have purchased them before and they had lasted me about 4 months. For the frugality of this product, it has impeccable sound, good durability. This is my second pair and for some reason, when I opened the new packaging, they handled like they had been used. Broken in would have to be the correct term. I give my stamp of approval.
Summary: Sony Mdr-Ed12's promised decent audio quality at a very reasonable price. They stay where they are suppose to be, in the ear, but not really IN the ear like most earbuds, these earbuds slide into the outside of the ear and barely go into your canal, leaving little to discomfort.