Summary: These are great earphones, and similar models are often packaged with Sony's excellent sounding and extremely cheap media players. If you want something cheap to stuff in your bag or keep as spares at work, you can't go far wrong. Just make sure they're real and avoid bulk packaging and too good to be true prices.
Summary: I've been through several ear buds for my IPod's. The ones supplied by Apple were unbelievably flimsy and uncomfortable. The Sony ear buds are so far the best I've used. Excellent price. I just hope they are durable.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight
Summary: I bought these because I've always been a big fan of the ear canal type headphones. They consistently offer superior sound in a small package, and I'll always pick them over any other headphone type (including the high-end noise-cancelling cans). These earbuds don't disappoint in sound quality. Great bass, mids, and highs - not too heavy in anything, and they're very clear. The issue I have with this particular model is how it fits the ear.
Pros: Comfortable, Good Bass, Lightweight, Rich Sound
Summary: I got these thinking they would have more bass than my MDR-EX75LP headphones. They are the next better model and the driver is bigger and so you would think more bass, right? Not the case. The 75's simply have more bass and cleaner bass. The 75's are also more compact and definitely more comfortable. Save some money and get better sound- buy the 75's.
Summary: Headphones work very well. I bought these as a gift for christmas and my boyfriend really likes them. Only thing he said is they have a lot of bass. He listens to audiobooks a lot so that probably has something to do with it.
Summary: As always, SONY delivers great products. I have tried many different earbuds, but these are the best that I owned so far. Great quality for the money too. Bass is awesome and the sound quality is great.
Excerpt: For me I found that I almost never used the mic on the headphones so losing that wasn’t anything to worry about. I did find the iPod controls quite useful however and would have liked the Sony ’s to have them as well. Overall however I believe the improved sound quality, comfort and durability outweighs the loss of this feature. I am much more satisfied with these earbuds than the default ones which came with my iPod.
Summary: first of all, i believe, sony wanted to make hybrid earbuds for a better sound my expanding the soundstage, however the strategy failed. the soundstage has improved (the large size helps a lot too), but the isolation lacks and the sounds are distant (they seem tiny as if they're far away). the ex300 and ex500 from sony offered better soundstage and isolation.
as for sound, yes, it's balanced.
Summary: There were bought as present for me for my birthday and I have to say they are fantastic! I have owned other in ear plugs and these are by the far the best I have used so far - although i never spend more that £25 on them to buy the best. The bass is stronger than others I have used and better than standard ear phones (non- in-ear). The are a comfy fit without being lose - I use them when I go running.