Summary: Bulky keyring unit but very, very convenient and completely eliminates all those irritating tangled-up wires when you drag your MP3 player out of your kit-bag or the vulnerability of winding flimsy cables around your MP3 player. In no illusions that it will last forever as the wires are quite thin to allow it all to wrap up tightly but the holder itself is rubberized and the carabiner isn't going anywhere.
Summary: I bought these headphones 2 years ago from a shop in New York and was very pleased with the quality of the sound, design and comfort.Unfortunately due to a fragile cord they stopped working 2 years later, but still I think they were a good buy. You can't beat the comfort of having the cord easily adjusted and neatly packed with just a press of a button.
Excerpt: "...known name, Sony. The word Sony is derived from a couple of places. The word sonus, meaning sound in Latin and also the term sonny boy that was used in America, which mean bright youngster, is what was put together to create the name Sony. For many years now, Sony is a household name, everywhere you go, Sony is there. CD player in the living room, television in the bedroom, DVD player in the car, mobile phones in your pocket and more. The ...
Pros: neat and tidy with good sound production
Cons: the retractor can sometimes be annoyingly in the way
Summary: I find the sound quality to be excellent. The format (keyring) is very handy and the retractable wire is very useful - preveting the usual tangle. The only downside - alas most other earphones are the same - is the weakness of the connection that plugs into the MP3. it seems to be not very sturdy and eventually there is a break somewhere on one of the wires. This happens even if you are careful. A more sturdy connector or perhaps a loop system would solve this.
Great sound and potentially brilliant design, but fragile...
H. Bingham "newport_essex", Amazon
14 December 2008
Summary: I love the design of this product, which makes storing away my iPod a neat business. The sound is also good, as is to be expected from Sony. However, they are very fragile; I'm just buying my third pair, and I'm not a clumsy or hamfisted person. I don't feel they're priced as 'throwaway' items, so I'd love Sony to beef them up a little. Without this concern, I'd easily give 5 stars.
Summary: Bought these a year ago and have been delighted. The retractable mechanism works really well. The leads are very thin, but surpisingly durable - they have held up very well from using them several times a week on my commute into work.