Summary: I've had a lot of expensive earphones in the past. I started off with Sennheiser cx300, which I absolutely loved, but eventually gave up on me. I replaced these with Ultimate Ears Super-Fi 4s. I also had some old EX-71s which I always liked so decided to go for these when the Super-Fis went the same way. These are easily the best earphones I've ever owned. The detail is unmatched. When I first put them un I was hearing mid details in songs I simply hadn't heard before.
Summary: Look = 10/10 Sound quality =9/10 best your gonna get for less than £50 Reliabilty = 10/10(had them ages now and no problems I have always been a fan of sonys headphones but these are by far superior to any other ones Ive ever had especially their predeccesor the Sony MDR-EX300SLB's (which were still amazing and lasted longer than any headphones ive ever had in my life-about 1.5 years).
Summary: If you scrap around the reviews for these headphones, you'll most likely see that the Sennheiser CX 300 II Precision Noise Isolating Ear-canal Phones - White crop up a lot from the authors. For myself, it was the same debate - should I pick Sony or Sennheiser (it was bad enough choosing between the iPhone and Touch!). In the end, I settled on this pair of Sony headphones for two main reasons, and boy am I glad I chose them. Firstly, the reliability factor struck.
Excellent Headphones. Top Sound/Build Quality in price range.
23 November 2009
Summary: These Headphones are outstanding considering the price. After many purchases on Amazon, I am finally writing my first review because I believe that these headphones really warrant it. I have had so many in-ear headphones, namely, 3 x Sony MDR EX71 (My favourite up in till now - simple easy, cheap and very reasonable sound - three times the left earbud went and couldn't ever figure out how to fix) Bose In-ear headphones ( Not a fan, returned after 1 day) Low end Sure...
Summary: After some research I decided to buy the EX500LPs. I concur with the other reviewers here on Amazon that they need a few hours play to 'wear in'. I just left them playing on an MP3 stick whilst I did other things. The sound quality is excellent and the bass response the best I've personally heard on in ear headphones. The bass is rich and warm and doesn't seem clipped or pushed as it can do on other headphones.
Pay attention to the "for High Resolution Sound" subtitle.
Stephen Baker "iota uk", Amazon
2 September 2009
Summary: When I first started using these Sony MDR-EX500LP headphones, I was worried that I'd bought a dud. The difference between instruments and vocals just wasn't distinctive and the sound all felt `rounded' together and fuzzy. And to top it all, there was a very noticeable lack of bass. The bass level improved the more I used them but I also realised that it was the encoding quality of my MP3s that was the real culprit for the sound quality.
Summary: Tried these after buying the EX300s, oops. These do sound slightly better than the EX300s and the price difference is consistent with this in my view. The lead is a sensible length, unlike the EX300 and EX71 series, which are just too long. The main thing I discovered in my side-by-side test is that, if you are using and iPod, there's no point buying these, just go for the cheaper ones as the iPod can't drive them properly.
Summary: This set of headphones will make you feel incredible!!! Worth of spending 50 pounds. I have never had better headphones. Recommend them in 100%. Don't waste any second, just buy them ^^, you won't regret. "Every moment has its music" - Sony's right and via these headphones they're proving it.