Different people have different criteria in choosing their own headphones, no doubt. In my city, there are very few people who would walk around wearing a big headset over their head because you will get much un-wanted attention from the people around. Therefore, the most popular ones in the markets are either earbuds (fitted directly in the outer ear) or in-ear earphones (earphones fitted in the ear canal).
I have used both types of earphones before. My personal experiences told me that the in-ear ones are better at blocking out background sound and allow you to enjoy the music more. However, because they are so good at blocking out the background sound, it may cause some risks as you may not hear the sound of the incoming vehicle!
I have bought a few pairs of this earphone so there must be something good about it!
In case if you don't know, there are some people who have a smaller outer ear and most of the earbuds in the market are just too big for them. I am one of those people and I always have difficulty in finding the earphones that fit me. The diameter for an average earbuds is 16mm and this sony earphone has a diameter of 13.5mm only. It fits my ear perfectly and will not keep falling off. In case if you have the same problem as me, you will find this earphone a very good one.
This earphone comes in 4 different colours and all of them look great! Earphones in grey, pink, blue and yellow and you can easily find one which suits your character.
Reasonable Price yet durable
The earphones are not expensive but they are quite durable. I don't really take good care of my earphones. I use my earphones almost on a daily basis and I do not take good care of them... I just threw them in my messy bag and they can still survive for nearly two years!
If you ask me what I do not like about the earphones, it will probably be that the bass of the earphones are quite weak. It will not be very obvious if you are using your earphones when travelling on the public transport, like what I do. In general, I would say that they come with a reaonsable sound quality for this price.
I've used these headphones for quite some time now. I'm really 'into' music and having a good pair of headphones that can play a wide variety of music to a good standard while being comfortable and stylish is very important to me. These headphones seem to tick every box. Money is also an important factor when choosing a pair of headphones, and I'd argue that these are among the best, producing sound quality which should cost much more than it does. Unfortunately, it seems that these headphones are being discontinued in Sainsbury's, HMV, and many other shops, as I realised when I went to buy a new pair (I've found that a pair should last a year or so, even if used roughly). Amazon is a good place to buy them at the minute. I really don't have any complaints about these headphones. Of course, if you could afford Bose for example, please buy those instead, but for reasonably priced headphones, these are much better than Apple or Phillips.
I recently purchased a set of these Sony earphones through Amazon marketplace after the earphones that came with my Sony MP3 Walkman broke just over a year after I bought it. I had tried using some cheaper earphones which were only a couple of quid but the sound quality was realy bad - my music sounded really tinny and I had to turn the volume up very high to hear it clearly at all, which can't have been good for my MP3 players battery level, so I decided to invest in a better set.
Having browsed through the many different earphones available on the market, I was left feeling unsure what to get but when I spotted these ones available for under £10 with a four star rating (out of 5), I thought it seemed worth looking into. The reviews were all quite positive, so I ordered my set, thinking what better to use with my Sony MP3 player than Sony earphones? I have to say, I have always been keen on Sony items, so I was quite confident that this would be a good purchase and as it happens, I am quite happy with them, although they aren't perfect.
Firstly I'd like to mention the packaging. This is a case of almost mission: impossible, so cue the dramatic theme tune! lol! they come in transparent, hard plastic packaging in a tube which is very awkward to open, making getting to the earphones themselves an awkward job. At the top of the tube is a note saying 'Caution: Open the package by peeling off the tape in two places. Do not use a knife or cutter' that sounds simple enough, right? wrong! the tape was very difficult to peel off, so, that had me frustrated from the start... though im sure you could use scissors or something if you know what your doing, they probably just don't want to be sued over someone hurting themselves using such implements on their packaging lol...
Anyway, back to the earphones and one of the first things you notice upon taking them out of the packaging is the length of the cord, which is really quite generous. This could be seen as a good thing, if you want to use them with something you place at a distance perhaps, like if you want to plug them into your laptop or something, or it could be a nuisance, if the cable is going to hang and get caught up in other things, as it does for me unfortunately. I connect it to my MP3 player which I wear around my neck by way of a lanyard thing, so the long lead means that it swings about a bit and can get caught on things when im walking around the house at times.
Back to the earphones themselves - how do they feel in my ears? quite comfortable actually! I like that they sit easily in my ears, my ears haven't become sore or irritated and I don't have a problem with them falling out, I hardly ever have to push them in or adjust them, just put them on at first and listen and they work fine.
Now what about sound quality, I hear (haha) you say? well that again is good. The difference in sound quality between the £2 pair of earphones I tried out before and these is quite large! with these I don't have to put the volume up way high to hear the songs properly, the bass sounds clear and its not tinny, its much better. I can't say that its as good as say a high end pair of Bose ear or headphones of course and they don't have a noise cancelling function but they sound alot better than the budget earphones and their nice and comfy in my ears, which for a little under £10 I think really isn't too bad! earphones are known to not last too long, so as long as these last maybe 6 months to a year or so, for the price I paid for them, I'll be more than happy with that and in the meantime I'll gladly recommend these to anyone looking for a decent pair of earphones for enjoying their music with.
Thanks for reading my review and thanks for any and all r/r/c's. This review may also be posted on Ciao! UK under the same username, IzzyS.
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|Product Description:||Sony Fontopia MDR-E10LP - headphones|
|Product Type:||Headphones - wired|
|Headphones Type:||Headphones - binaural|
|Headphones Form Factor:||Ear-bud|
|Sound Output Mode:||Stereo|
|Audio Specifications:||Frequency Response 18 - 22000 Hz - Sensitivity 104 dB/mW - Impedance 16 Ohm|