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Sony MDR-G57G S2 Sports Street Style Headphones with Reflective Ear Piece (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Sony
161 customer reviews

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  • Sports Concept Behind-The-Neck Band
  • Reflective Ear Piece
  • Water Resistant
  • 30Mm Ferrite Magnet
  • Frequence Response: 16 Hz-20 Khz
  • Behind-the-neck sports headphones are non-slip
  • Reflective ear piece; water resistant
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Product Description

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When youM-^Rre running around in circles, you need comfort for your active lifestyle. Check out these Street Style« headphones from Sony. The headphones feature a behind-the-neck design and a no-slip design, so they will stay on your ears even when exercising, playing sports, or dancing. They also come with replacement earpads.

Product Details

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.8 x 2.5 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000066CCU
  • Item model number: MDRG57G
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at October 2, 2001

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91 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Keith on June 19, 2002
Package Type: Standard Packaging
I bought the S2 headphones with my new S2 CD Walkman, and let me say that these head phones are great! When ever I go skate or go downhill mountain biking and wear these at the same time, they never slip off of my head, they just stay nice and snug around your ears and behind your head. The "behind the neck" band is great because it doesn't mess up your hair. The street style version of the sport inspired S2 Sony line gives it a very urban stylistic look, which we can all appreciate. The bass on this thing is just fantastic, and the sound quality is great. The S2 version of the street style headphones have added extras like reflectors on the headphones so you can safely jog at night time without being runover by a car. These headphones are also waterproof, so water, nor swear can effect the performance of these headphones. The only downside to these headphones is that you can't comfortably wear glasses of sunglasses while wearing these headphones. Other than that, I absolutley love these head phones and I would recommend these to anyone who likes to listen to music while doing something active, as well as anyone who listens to their portable audio players alot.
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63 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Mary Jo Sminkey VINE VOICE on January 10, 2003
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My Mp3 jukebox came with a similar behind-the-neck style headphones that I really liked so I thought I'd try these Sony ones. I can't say enough for the sound quality...for a relatively cheap set of headphones, it's really excellent. However, the headphones were really uncomfortable for me. They were quite tight, but more of a problem was how sore my ears got wearing them. This may be because I wear glasses, or maybe due to my smaller-than-normal ears, I'm not sure. I just haven't had trouble with other similar headphones before. I even tried removing the extra ear grips these have (nice for if you are doing something really active). That did help some, but I still couldn't stand to wear them. I'd recommend them for the sound quality though, just be aware of possible problems with comfort.
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful By G. Tenison on February 23, 2005
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You can get replacement earpads at Sony website... for 2.95 each. Cost me 8.95 including shipping for a set. Can't seem to get on or I would have. PN is 499432401.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By ffass on October 21, 2005
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High quality sound -- with comfort. Very impressed.

Comfort will definitely be an issue for some people (as it was with me) but there was a simple fix for me: I simply removed those small black clips which rest on the top of your ears -- these were bizarre, unnecessary additions that (for me) were completely unnecessary and are most likely the source of the discomfort issues expressed by others. When you remove these small clips (which simply pop off with a small amount of force, so you can easily clip them back on if you want) the smooth black plastic band is allowed to rest comfortably on the top of your ears. I discovered this remedy by looking at my other new headphones, the Sennheiser PMX60's -- these are similar in functional design but are without those awful Sony ear clips.

Since I tried out both headphones I'd be remiss to not offer a comparison:
-The Sony MDR-G57's sound is clearly superior than the Sennheiser PMX 60's -- more bass without muddiness, and captures tremendous audio detail at the upper ranges. It's very impressive!
-The Sennheiser's are a bit lighter -- the Sony's appear to be made with more durable plastics (though not too heavy, they stay in place on your head).
-The Sennheisers leak much more sound than the Sony's. Big issue for me.
-The Sony's fit a bit more snug (that's a positive), so that translates into a better "seal" around the ears and thus more bass.
-The slick black styling of the Sennheiser's trumps the Sony's odd mix of white and reflectors. Otherwise I'd give these a 5 star rating.

3/17/2006 11:09 PM - Update: I just posted a review of the competing Sennheiser PMX 200's. The Sennheiser's have a clearer, crisper sound, though a bit weak on bass right out of the box. The PMX 200's leak very little sound, and have decent comfort, and sport a much better looking industrial design. Of these two, I'd give the top prize to the PMX 200's.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Ben Rowland on January 19, 2003
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The sound quality from the MDR-G57 is excellent, with crystal clear output at the highest volume and minimal distortion. These headphones were obviously designed with portable CD players in mind. While the sound quality is nice, the design is, to say the least, unique. Rather than forcing the user to ruin their carefully sculpted hair style by putting headphones over it, these phones go behind the neck, saving face and hair.
The design does present a few problems, though. The first is the lack of size adjustment. Luckily, my head is neither too big or too small, but it can definitely be a problem to people with smaller or larger heads. Sounds silly, I know, but being too tight or too big can seriously cause discomfort. My friend bought these headphones and had the problem with her ears getting sore because she couldn't adjust the earpieces. One warning to all, though, prolonged use does cause irritation on the tops of the ears. Also, to people with glasses, you might want to reconsider buying these particular headphones, because the phones themselves take over the whole ear, preventing you from properly putting on your glasses.
The other drawback in the design is the bleedthrough, more so on these than other open-ear design headphones. Be careful of the volume if travelling on a bus or a plane, because the people sitting around you will definitely hear what you are listening to.
But all that said, I am happy with these headphones, though I see the drawbacks for many people, and experienced a few of them myself. For the price, these are a great deal. For sound quality, these have it where it counts, for design, it's depends on the person.
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