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Sony MDR-EX81LP Bud-Style Stereo Earphones (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Closed type earphone structure delivers deep bass sound
  • Elastomer hanger gives a snug, comfortable fit around your ears
  • Soft, silicone rubber earbuds for a stable, comfortable fit
  • Unique, aluminum shaft for lightweight stability
  • Neodymium magnets (360 kJ/m3) for powerful bass and clear treble sounds
  • Lateral In-The-Ear Headphones
  • Elastomer Material
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Fit Intraaural Over-Ear In-Ear In-Ear
Dimensions 1.5 inches x 7.25 inches x 4 inches 1.75 inches x 9.75 inches x 4 inches 1.15 inches x 7.2 inches x 7.09 inches x x
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: MDREX81LP/B
  • Color Name: Black
  • Item Weight: 0.21 pounds

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4 x 1.5 inches ; 3.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0007N55LO
  • Item model number: MDREX81LP/B
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (293 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 2, 2006

Product Description

Sony Mdrex81Lp/B Comfort-Fit Ear Hanger Headphones (Black)

Customer Reviews

IMHO, getting more than my money's worth!
Steve Vierra
I couldn't get them to stay in my ears even walking around the house.
Melissa J. Tanner
They didn't fit her because she has small ears.
kwolgast

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

76 of 80 people found the following review helpful By J. A. Chen on June 17, 2005
I bought these headphones as commuter headphones and they are excellent. They are comfortable and secure, totally unlike the crappy Koss Spark Plugs I also own (see my review for those). The flexible ear plugs are so comfortable to wear even for extended periods of time. They also do a very good job of reducing ambient noise which is why I bought them. The over-ear hooks make them secure enough for jogging. The wires feel well made - not flimsy at all. The sound is clear without any muddiness; and, with a neutral bias (not too bassy or tinny). If you are looking for commuter/traveler headphones, and do not want active noise reduction, these are the headphones to get.
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4 of 0 people found the following review helpful By Foregather on April 5, 2007
These headphones were very comfortable, sounded decent, and died relatively quickly. My biggest problem was that the the asymmetrical cord caused so much pulling that I had two pairs break in the same place, right where the two ear bud cords join together, over the course of 6 months.

On the plus side, I lived the comfort and overall sound quality gained by having nice headphones that can block out some ambient noise, that I went back and bought the second pair even after the first one died rather soon after I bought it. After the second pair I decided that, if I was going to be spending this much money on headphones in a given year, I might as well go for the shure ones, which come with an easy 2-year warranty.

I ended up with the Shure e3c's Shure E3c Sound Isolating Earphones and was immediately impressed by the build quality. The cord is much more solid than the thin one on the Sony headphones, the Y connector where the two individual wires connect into the main cord is reinforced very well, and there is a great sliding sheath of plastic that you can slide up from the Y connector to keep the ear buds together and untangled when you are taking them off.

I've had those for almost a year and a half now and they are fantastic. To be fair, they have also broken twice since I purchased them, perhaps an inevitable fate of such small devices when used as much as I use them. Both times the warranty was swiftly honored and I received a new pair without any hassle. The second time I even forgot to include a copy of my receipt and they just used the one on file without any extra effort.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By CJVarady on May 11, 2006
I was hesitant to purchase these because of the ear loop issue that some have complained about and the so-called lack of bass but have found these Sony's to be nothing but excellent earbuds (especially for the inexpensive price).

I own the Sony EX-51's and EX- 71's too and let me tell you, these are even better than the 71's because they come with a better length cord (i.e. shorter but plenty long enough) and the ear loops. I can't tell you how many times I've jerked my earbuds out of my ears when doing yardwork but these have a tendency to stay in much better due to the soft rubber ear-loops. I have normal size ears and there is no problem with the fit of these. They are comfortable too. I can understand why some wouldn't like having something wrapped around the ear but it is so thin and pliable that I can't even tell the difference over my other Sony's.

Anyone who complains about the bass response of the EX-81's are not wearing them correctly. You need to make sure that they are fitting snugly IN YOUR EAR OPENING not on or around your ear canal. Sony give's you small, medium and large rubber fittings. I need the largest size. Once you get the right size and position (and it isn't hard to place these once you get the hang of it), these are hard to beat for less than $35.

I've read about the cord/cables getting worn out but I have personally beat the heck out of the 51's and 71's for a few years and never had any wear and tear problems so I thought I'd take my chances with these. They seem to be as well made - if not better - than the others too. Perhaps the white one's have more of a problem but I haven't had any problems with the black colors so far.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Sameer on October 13, 2005
I'll start this review by confessing my love of over-the-ear headphones. I prefer quality over fashion, but having recently purchased an MP3 Player (Zen Micro), I knew I'd have to purchase a good pair of earphones. So here I am, sitting with the Sony EX81LPs in my ears. Don't worry; I won't be comparing the over-ear phones to these.

Comfort (People w/Glasses Read):

Well, the canal part of the phone is very comfortable in your ear. It's made of a thin, extremely durable rubbery material, neither foam nor fabric. The material makes it much easier to clean and put on. As for the ear strap, I really can't figure out its purpose. My ears aren't very large, so I have to tuck the rubber straps behind them. The images are rather deceiving, giving the viewer the impression that they hold the phones up, while in actually, it's the other way around.

If you wear glasses, you're going to have to take them off when you're putting the phones on. This is because of the rubber strap. You can wear your glasses with the straps behind your ears, its just putting them on where it becomes an issue. The straps are good for one thing however: they force you to put the phones on in the proper position.

Sound Quality:

I produce and mix music as a hobby, so sound quality is important to me. Unfortunately, I have a limited income, so I have to settle between quality and cost. These phones produce a very "warm" sound at moderate volume levels. The bass sounds tamed, toned down to a point of appreciation. They do have bass! It's just not wildly exaggerated. The phones excel in producing ambient (background, low tones) and high pitched sounds (drums, cymbals, strings, etc.). At high volume levels however, the high pitch becomes an issue, being rather uncomfortable.
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