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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific for the price, February 25, 2002
This review is from: Sony MDR-W08L Vertical In-The-Ear Headphones (Electronics)
I was looking for a good pair of headphones to replace the ones that came with my portable (the kind that just barely cover the ear and then not very well--you know what I mean) when I came across these.
I was a little skeptical because of the price (I was under the misconception that good headgear has to cost a bundle).
Boy, was I surprised.
The first time I put them on (riding on the commuter train) I was amazed at the sound quality. They beat the ones I had 100% in total sound reaching the ear canal. This helped block out the extraneous sounds of engine and multiple conversations. Plus, the bass was solid as well. As an added bonus, they are incredibly light and are plastic so the headband doesn't scratch your head (something that has irked me with other headsets).
With this level quality, and for this price, you just can't go wrong.
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Initial post: Jun 28, 2013 5:58:34 AM PDT
GSK says:
When the price was $6 or $7, not now.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2013 9:27:50 AM PDT
Craig Clarke says:
Agreed. When I wrote the review, they could be had for less than ten dollars.

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 8:15:55 AM PST
I bought these from Amazon on Sept. 12, 2012, and they were $7.62. What the devil is going on with the massive price increase?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2014 6:49:42 PM PST
John L Baber says:
Everyone figured out how great these are and now that I've lost my pair, I'm priced out of the market.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2014 6:35:05 AM PST
After using these Sony headsets for years, I refuse to pay 10 times what they are worth for new ones. I'm now using: Panasonic RPHJE120K In-Ear Headphone, Black -- these cost what the Sony's used to cost. The Panasonic's sound just as good, the cord is about 6" longer than the Sony, the wires can be rolled up to fit easily in a shirt pocket, and because they insert slightly into your ear canal they block out more extraneous sound (if that's important to you).

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 24, 2014 9:51:24 AM PDT
CAS1483 says:
Same here! I just broke mine this morning while on a run .. I'm devastated to see this price gouging! These were the only kind I would use. :(

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2015 2:04:38 AM PST
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Posted on Jun 21, 2015 4:13:23 PM PDT
Fair review says:
SONXTRONIC Xdr-8000 Vertical in Ear Ultralight Sport Running Headband Headphones
if your are priced out try the sonxtronic. they are almost the same.
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