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Sony MDR-AS35W Sports Headphones Lightweight with Powerful Bass

by Sony

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  • 13.5Mm, Open-Air Drivers Deliver High Quality Sound
  • Bass Booster For Powerful Bass Sound
  • Lightweight, Vertical-In-The-Ear Design
  • Compact and Foldable
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Technical Details

  • Sports-Style

Product Description

Product Description

The trail, the gym, the road-the highly versatile YMDRAS35W sports headphones are designed to stay put and out of the way while you play. With true-to-life sound, deep bass and a moisture-resistant seal to keep the sweat out, these headphones may be the best workout partner you’ll ever have. A handy carrying pouch is included.


Sony MDR-AS35W
Sony's MDR-AS35W Sports Headphones give you the freedom to enjoy your music and workout without any interference from bothersome cords. These headphones are great for athletes, personal trainers, fitness enthusiasts and those who are continuously involved in physical activity or on-the-go. Enjoy features such as a sweat resistant guard design, rich sound quality, and a cord clip to secure the cord during movement.

Moisture Resistant

Sony MDR-AS35W headphones moisture resistant design holds up during intense workouts, allowing moisture to pass your headphones.

Sports-Friendly Design
The vertical in-ear, sleek and light, over-the-head style headphones stays put and out of the way whether you're doing a gym circuit or a trail run.

Sound Quality
The MDR-AS35W's low-profile design is complemented by 13.5mm driver units to give crystal clear sound and deep bass tones.

Take to the Gym
After you finish working out, the headphones easily fold-into the supplied carrying case for storage. The lightweight, compact design allows the headphones to be easily carried in your gym bag, backpack, or in your pocket.
Sony MDR-AS35W
Adjust the cord length to suit your needs

Cord Adjuster/Extension
Adjust the cord length to suit your needs, using the shorter cord (2 feet) for arm-band use and the extension cord (additional 2 feet) for attaching to a backpack or waistband.

MDR-AS35W Specs

Driver Unit: 13.5mm, open air, dynamic
Magnet Type: Neodymium
Frequency Response: 18Hz - 22,000Hz
Impedance: 16 ohms
Sensitivity (db): 104dB/mW
Power Handling Capacity: 50mW
Cord Length: 2ft

What's in the Box

  • MDR-AS35W Headphones
  • Carrying Pouch
  • Clip
  • Extension Cord
  • Operating Instructions

Comparison feature

MDR-AS20J Active Style
MDR-AS30G Active Style
MDR-AS35W Sports
MDR-AS40EX Active Style
MDR-AS50G Active Style Sprial Neck-Band
Driver Units
13.5mm 30mm
13.5mm 9mm 9mm
 ✓  ✓

Soft Loop Hangers Behind-the-Neck Over-the-head, Lightweight Earbuds with detachable ear hangers
Carrying Case/Pouch
Ideal for Armband Use
Cord Length
 4 ft
2 ft (additional 2 ft ext. cord)
2 ft (additional 2 ft ext. cord) 2 ft (additional 2 ft ext. cord)  2 ft (additional 2 ft ext. cord)

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.8 x 1.5 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003IP4O10
  • Item model number: MDR-AS35W
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 22, 2010

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The sound quality is poor.
Ron and Alan
If you have your device clipped to your waist the cord is to short and ear piece will NOT reach your ears?
Mountain Trekker
Very satisfied with sound quality.
Jose R Calva

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

85 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Norm the Perfectionist on November 28, 2010
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Over the past 15 years I have purchased only Sony Headphones (MDR-W08, MDR-A35) and I have always viewed these phones as excellent and cost effective. However, I recently purchased the Sony MDR-AS35W headphones (replacement for the MDR-A35) and found them to be the poorest sound quality of any of Sony's past headphones. I am a perfectionist when it comes to listening to my Sony Walkman and my Apple iPhone with headphones; my old Sony MDR-A35 headphones are excellent. When I recently purchased the new Sony MDR-AS35W, I anticipated that the quality would be at least equal to the MDR-A35, however I found the sound quality to be the worst of any headphones I have ever owned. I tried these headphones on many different high-end players and they always sound the same ...... terrible. The MDR-AS35W cannot reproduce clear/clean high-end or midrange frequencies, they sound muffled by the low range (bass) frequencies. I listened to all different types of musical content and it was always the same..... terrible sound quality. Sony needs to take these off the market immediately and replace them with their older model MDR-A35.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Philip E. Harriau on August 10, 2010
Although I have only had this product for a few days, I wanted to share my thoughts on them, because it seems there have only been 2 reviews as of 8/10/10 on this product, and both have been negative. I wanted to be different, and provide my thoughts on them. I bought these headphones at best buy, and I am glad I did. The reason is because for $5.00 more, you get the geek squad warranty, which says it will replace your headphones if they break for up to 2 years. I strongly recommend this and here is why: sports headphones at prices like these break easily because they use cheap materials. If you really want good quality sports headphones you will be paying $50.00 and upwards for them. These might be worth it for avid runners, but for people like me who go to the gym and just want to run on the treadmill the Sony Mdr-AS35W headphones will do the job. The headphones are also pretty comfortable, and stay in the ear while running as well. Their are only 2 major problems with them, and one is opinion. For me, the bass is too much. It makes it sound a bit muddled down. But,some people love bass. This doesn't really pose a problem as I just use the treble booster on my Ipod. You have to be forgiving of the sound because they are only sports headphones. These are not Bose QC15's! You will get used to it in time. The other bigger issue is that the headphones are not that portable. They bend where the earpieces are but not at the top, creating a problem as they lose any purpose Sony might have had in putting the bends in. it comes with a case, however being realistic here nobody wants to use a big case. The older headphones I had before they broke (Mdr-A35G)had 2 bending points making them extremely portable. However, that design is also what caused them to snap in half.Read more ›
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By jackplaid on January 27, 2011
These are the worst headphones I've ever bought. I returned them they day after I got them after putting them through the paces I need headphones for: when I run and when I ride my bike.

The reason I bought these is that I had the last model (which were half the price) and they sounded amazing, folded up nicely and were light and comfortable when running. Problem is, my cat chewed through them. So I decided to order the new seemingly better designed pair.

Big mistake.

First off, they sound like the free headphones you get with a cell phone from the 90s. None of the deep bass and clear tones like the last model. You can't really see it in the pictures but they've covered the earbuds entirely with plastic (to protect from sweat I suppose) and the sound comes out of a few tiny holes that poke into your ear. Other than bad sound it creates another problem . . . you can't hear what's going on around you. That's one of the major reasons people get these instead of the kind that stick in your ear. When I'm riding my bike or running I want to hear some of the ambient sound so I can avoid people, cars, etc. The headphones also create a mind numbing whistling noise when riding faster than 10mph or when there is a slight breeze when running.

That's not even the worst part. The worst part is the folding design that depends entirely on some big ugly piece of plastic to keep them folded. Unbelievable how bad this is. I can't even explain.

I could go on and on but I'll leave it at this, They sound horrible and they're designed by someone who does not run, workout or ride their bike with headphones.

Ignore the Sony bots that are giving these things blind 5 star reviews. No honest person in their right mind would give these things 5 stars. You'd think they'd wise up and throw a 4 star review in there for believability but they don't. These headphones are terrible!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By JdeFalconr on September 9, 2010
Just purchased these and I will be returning them shortly. I'd had a set of Sony MDR-A30's for many years and I'd hoped these would be a suitable replacement. Sorry, no such luck. While I give Sony big points for the rubberized and sweat-resistant earpieces, the folding design, and the lightweight feel, the sound is horribly muddy and muddled. The Offspring, which normally are full of treble, sounded like they were being muffled. Definition of any song is terrible - it's hard to hear the difference between the different musical instruments within a song. When listening to DMB his guitar did not sound very different from the strings in his band. Drum beats were muffled thuds, not sharp cracks. As Sony claims these have definite bass in them but either by terrible speaker design or by accident the sound of the headphones is like it has a rubber glove over the speaker...which it kind of does. I at first thought the rubberized capsule the actual speaker elements were in was a great way to keep sweat and ear gunk out. But I'm willing to bet it's to blame for the bad sound. I know that if I try and listen to these while working out I'll be too distracted by the muffled sound of my favorite songs. So...very well-designed headphones, except for the most important part - the sound-producing elements. I would suggest avoiding these.
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