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Sony MDRED12LP Earbud Headphones (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Sony
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SILVER
Standard Packaging
  • Large 16mm drivers for sound quality
  • Neodynmium magnets for powerful sound reproduction
  • Bass booster function
  • Convenient cord slider helps eliminate cord tangle
  • Crystal clear audio with deep bass response
  • Bass booster
  • Large, 16Mm Drivers For Sound Quality
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Technical Details

Color: SILVER | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Noise-Cancelling-Feature

Product Details

Color: SILVER | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0015AM38Q
  • Item model number: MDRED12LP/SLV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (849 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Color: SILVER | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging

Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Earphone MDRED12LP/slv Headphones & Earphones

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

These fit comfortably and stay in my ears.
Llamallero
As far as I can tell, Koss makes the best headsets, even better than the Bose ones in my opinion, BUT these Sony earbuds must be the best earbuds I have ever owned.
D. Mills
The sound of these headphones is very clear and balanced with very good bass.
Oliver Jiang

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

347 of 350 people found the following review helpful By DJ Arnoldo on February 28, 2009
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: SILVER
February 28, 2009: OK, this is the fourth pair of in-ear earphones I have had in the last three months: Koss sound isolation (returned; sounded tinny and crappy even after "break in"), Sony over the ear (didnt fit, kept falling out of ear), and the standard Apple iPod earbud that these replaced. These Sonys surprised me on two fronts: 1) the weird shaped earbud fits perfectly inside the ear, and stays in even when running (which I do a lot of); 2) they sound terrific, much better than the Apple buds that cost 4 x as much! I am a Brazilian/Latin DJ, so I listen to a lot of female vocals, guitar, trumpet, piano, and percussion, and trust me, I gave these buds a real workout. These buds are rated at 8 Hz - 22 kHz, and unlike other brands, with these you can actually hear the range. The 108 dB/mW sensitivity rating is pretty high, and again, you can hear it. Unlike the reviewer who complained about excessive bass, using the Flat, Jazz, Lounge, or Acoustic setting on my iPod the midrange is sweet and natural, the highs are crisp with reverb and harmonics accurately reproduced, and the bass is punchy and deep, not boomy or mushy. For under $20, or even under $50, these earbuds are a steal! - DJ Arnoldo

UPDATE April 25, 2012: Wow, this review has been getting lots of attention, so here is an update. Believe it or not, three years later these Sonys are still going strong! Granted that these are my workout earphones, but in the time I have been using these I have gone through Apple earbuds, an expensive pair of Audio Technicas, and a lesser known brand. These all perished after about a year due to broken wires (and an expired warranty). Three years later these Sonys still sound great, and are still chugging along!
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236 of 246 people found the following review helpful By D. Mills on March 21, 2009
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: SILVER
I personally have several pairs of headphones and earbuds ranging in several prices and brands. As far as I can tell, Koss makes the best headsets, even better than the Bose ones in my opinion, BUT these Sony earbuds must be the best earbuds I have ever owned.

1. They have excellent sound quality that I haven't really seen in many earbuds.

2. They stay where they are suppose to be, in the ear, but not really IN the ear like most earbuds, these earbuds slide into the outside of the ear and barely go into your canal, leaving little to discomfort.

3. They have bass built in, but not obnoxious bass, so you can enjoy music the way it was intended.

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80 of 81 people found the following review helpful By Jamie McCants on September 26, 2008
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: Blue
These cost me $15. They sound better than my $25 Philips and have better bass than my $100+ Shures. I had two concerns about buying these (or any other) earphones: Sound and fit. Would they sound better than a tin can? Would they stay in my ears during workouts? The bass is great. I even cranked up the sound and the bass held and didn't begin to sound tinny the way it would with most earbuds. I can't believe you get bass this good for $15. I also tried them out with classical music and the sound was as good as or better than any other earbuds I've had. These fit well in my ear. I tried shaking them out, but they stayed put. One thing I noticed is that if an earbud is not seated properly, the sound in that ear is diminished. When I repositioned it, the sound was better balanced with rich sounds in both ears.

Finally, I found that I needed to turn down the volume from where I was forced to set it with other buds. I turned up the sound with the Philips earbuds so I could hear all ranges, but that's not necessary with these Sony earbuds. The sound is clear at lower volumes.
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69 of 77 people found the following review helpful By D. Mills on March 21, 2009
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: RED
I personally have several pairs of headphones and earbuds ranging in several prices and brands. As far as I can tell, Koss makes the best headsets, even better than the Bose ones in my opinion, BUT these Sony earbuds must be the best earbuds I have ever owned.

1. They have excellent sound quality that I haven't really seen in many earbuds.

2. They stay where they are suppose to be, in the ear, but not really IN the ear like most earbuds, these earbuds slide into the outside of the ear and barely go into your canal, leaving little to discomfort.

3. They have bass built in, but not obnoxious bass, so you can enjoy music the way it was intended.

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on November 20, 2008
Product Packaging: Standard PackagingColor Name: Blue
My search is over...I had to find ear buds that don't fall out of my ear during my workout and deliver a full range of sound. I thought the stock iPod buds were fine, but I knew I could find a better sounding set of ear phones/buds out there. I do care about the sound quality of my music.

After trying the VModa Bass, Sony MDR EX75, there is no comparison. I was giving up hope that I could find a decent sounding ear bud under $100. The VModa and EX75 both sounded distorted with no low end. I was very surprised they received high ratings on Amazon. I have a Nano 4g, so I was started to think it was the player, but I did not want to give up hope...

Let me tell you...these ear buds deliver an unbelievable range of sound, clear highs and lots of clean low end. I think the key factor is the large size driver (16mm on this one, most others are 8mm). These ear buds stay in my ear, without falling out. One little negative is the relatively long chord (3.9 ft). The higher end Sony ear buds have a shorter chord, with an optional extender.

When you factor in the price point, I think we have a winner.
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