Product Type: Sony headphones
Newest Review: ... styles over the years, whilst this ear plug style isn't my favourite; I have found these to be well worth the £9.99 I paid for the... more
These earphones bring music to your ears at such a phenomenal level!!!
Sony MDR EX35LPB
Member Name: Pobski69
Sony MDR EX35LPB
Advantages: The sound quality the bass how much more you can hear the list is endless.
Throughout the years I have had walkmans and discmans and the earphones I have used have been the round normal ones like the type you would get with any type of Ipod and that is what I have always bought. A few weeks ago I started to notice that my earphones were not working as they should be so I thought oh no that is really going to spoil my music listening pleasure but instead of doing something about it I ignored it and would just twist round the bit where you plug in the earphones and that seemed to do the trick.
Then after a couple of weeks it really started to become a proper annoyance and it was not worth listening to my Ipod if I was not getting the listening pleasure I was craving for. So I debated in my head for a little bit what shall I do and I finally came to the conclusion that I would buy a new set of earphones and so on my lunch from work one day I trundled over to HMV and started to browse the earphone section and see what earphones selection they had and what would be most suitable for me.
I saw the in-ear earphones and thought I dont know about these type of earphones as I had never tried them before and so I was a bit sceptical to spend money on something I did not know too much about. So I started browsing my usual type of earphones that I always go for and there looked to be an ok range but nothing that stood out for me and said yes Rob I think you should buy me. As I was pondering what to do next a member of HMV staff came over and politely said "Do you need any help today sir?".
I explained to the member of staff my dilemma and he said to me that the type of earphones I usually buy were not as popular as they used to be and that the in-ear style of earphones had become more popular and he even endorsed that he had some himself and had not been left dissapointed by the quality. So I asked him if there was any of the in-ear phones that was the most popular or on offer and he had a quick look and then took off the rack the Sony MDR EX35LPB earphones.
He explained that they were quite different to the earphones I was most accustomed to and I straight away thought is this what I really want but then as he went further into the explanation I started to take more of an interest. He told me that the earphones did go deeper into your ear hence the name in-ear and he said that the earphones would block the sound around you or the majority of it anyway.
He also told me that there would be more of a bass sound and that would mean that when you normally would listen to music on your PC or Laptop or Hi-Fi ect it would be of a decent quality but then these earphones would pick up more sounds like at the start and beginning of songs and in certain favourite songs and you would even feel in some ways like you may be in a recording studio or a live performance with the artist you are listening to in the same room as you.
I also got told by the HMV staff member that normally these earphones would retails at about £34.99 and I had seen other such earphones at that price and was a bit unsure to pay so much for these even though I did need them but then he delivered some sweet musical news to my ears and told me that they were currently selling at a special price of £14.99 and for an extra £3.99 then I would get a 3 year warranty on the earphones so if within 3 years my earphones were damaged or lost or stolen or any other such mishap or malfunction I could go into HMV and buy the same type of earphones for the same price of £14.99 and with such information given to me by the helpful staff member I was handed my earphones and went to purchase them and also asked for the warranty cover also.
I also asked about the HMV Pure Card as I had purchased one previously and had not seemed to have accrued any points when I checked my online balance but when I checked my receipt after making my purchase I saw that I had a healthy points balance of 4799 which I was quite chuffed about and left the HMV store a happy customer but was still yet to try out the earphones so there was time for my mood to change.
As I got on my first bus of 2 to get me home I thought why not crack open the earphones now and give them a try out and see if they are as good as what the bloke at HMV had told me. My first impression was that I still dont know about these they dont look too sturdy or like they would actually give me the music satisfaction I craved so much. As I pulled the earphones out of the wrapping I was thinking is this going to be one purchase I have made a mistake on???
As I gently placed each earphone safely into my ears I suddenly was like I cannot hear much and then thought oh well that must be the blocking out sound part and at was still a bit wary as the earphones felt a bit weird but I sat back in my seat on the bus and thought why not give them a proper test so I scrolled through the music on my Ipod Touch and stuck on some Generation X - Perfect Hits 1975-1981 album and had it on full volume as this always seemed to be an album that I could not hear as well as others and as the music started to play the vocals of Billy Idol came through and a beaming smile came over my face.
The music sounded much clearer and for my first impression of being a in-ear earphone virgin I was a happy music fan. I wanted to keep testing the earphones so I put on Lostprophets - Liberation Transmission album and turned the volume down a bit as this always seemed a bit louder previously and sometimes you get other bus users giving you "The Stare!!!" and so as the music came on pretty much straight away the bass comes through and again I am left feeling so good that the music that is playing is giving me the satisfaction that I crave so much.
I also tested with coughing and singing but not too loud as I did not want other bus users to think I was some kind of crazy weirdo! It sounded a bit bizarre but at the same time as I listened for other such sounds around me they did not affect my music listening pleasure. The next song I tried was a dance song something really up tempo to see if the earphones could give me a more mellow chill out affect as and when I would need it like on a Sunday or on a day off and so I played Lifelike and Kris Menace - Discopolis(Chris Lake Remix) single and just like the previous music I had played I was filled with a positive mood that made me feel so great and I had made the right purchase.
I did a couple more tests just to make sure that the earphones were of the quality I was after and so I put on the Razorlight album Up All Night and I put my Ipod Touch back up to full wack and as Golden Touch started up it was so brilliant to hear this type of music on another level and I just wanted to try more and more music but I thought I would give one more blast of music before I switched my Ipod Touch off until next time and so I got some R&B flava on with the Jodeci album The Show, The After Party, The Hotel and put on a really cool and sexy song that I like so much called Freek `n` You and it sounded so fresh and so awesome and so the tests had come to show me that the earphones I had bought were the ones I had been looking for.
I have been using the earphones for less than a week and now really wish I had been more adventurous in buying them as I would have gone for in-ear earphones every time as they make the music feel so much more real and takes your music listening experience higher than ever before and whether you are just chilling out or ready for a night out these earphones make it a musical experience worth taking every time you put the earphones in and makes you want to listen to music so much more the bass really is incredible.
So if you have never had a pair of in-ear earphones before and even though you might be thinking that they are not the standard and quality of your usual earphones you use take a chance and I promise you will left in a musical paradise.
Thanks for reading as always and hope I have given you a decent insight as why you should purchase these music changing earphones. One thing I would point out also is initially when pulling the earphones out it may feel strange at first but this feeling soon goes away.
Summary: You will wonder what you ever did before you had these magnificent earphones.
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