Summary: Got these for a birthday (so no idea on how much was paid). Had them a good few years, think I got them in 09 but could have easily been much earlier (04?)
Because there a gift I've always resisted replacing them.
Pros: Ok sound, far better than stock buds, amazing isolation
Cons: Can get a lil uncomfortable, sibilance can be high, few ways they can and do break easily
Conclusion: The Sony MDR-EX71SL earbuds offer great value and performance and can be classified as a mid-range product. I would recommend these earbuds for everything but sports activity. They are great for studying in noisy places, blocking out noise on public transportation and iPod listening while walking...
Conclusion: La conception bien pensée, la présence d’un système d’isolation phonique et la bonne acoustique des écouteurs de Sony permettent aux MDR-EX71SL de se démarquer. Ils constituent une bonne alternative au casque traditionnel et se branchent sur tous les baladeurs.