Sony MDR-EX51LP Fontopia Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Reduces Outside Noise For High-Intensity Listening
- Superlight, In-The-Ear Design
- 9Mm Driver
- SoFeet, Silicon Earbuds
- 3 Sizes Of Earbuds
- Closed-type headphones reduces outside noise
- Oxygen-free copper cord for corrosion free performance
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Reduces outside noise for high-intensity listening superlight in-the-ear design 9mm driver soft silicon earbuds 3 sizes of earbudsaccommodate a full range of ears ultra high-power neodymium magnet includes earbud holder black
Top customer reviews
The Skullcandy Ink'd are the best earbuds I have ever had and I've tried about 20 different ones. Wide open highs, solid punchy lows that extend very low. They also have the best sound isolation of any earbud I have tried. So traveling on the train lets me keep the volume lower, saving my ears, yet keeping the external sounds out. Give them a couple weeks to break in, and your ears will love you for it ! I could not use the microphone model. Would not play in my Smartphone or computers.
The Skullcandy JIB are in fairness slightly cheaper than the Ink'd, but still have that great Skullcandy crispness in the highs, solid lows, and very good isolation from external noises. At $7.61 these are steal. Grab them in any color you want.
The Sony MDR-EX51LP are a good all around earbud. Smooth highs and solid lows. I have had these for years and they have held up very well.
The Panasonic RPHE120K earbuds got lots of great reviews, but do not measure up to the sound of either of the Skullcandy's. The highs are smooth and lows are there, but they sound muddy compared to the Skullcandy's. The Panasonics come with 3 sizes of earbuds which is a nice plus.
I've also tried several JVC earbuds which are excellent.
First off, the sound is muffled IMO, not to say these aren't loud. It's just that the sound could have been alot better for this price. I'm not particularly keen on the wrap around design of these. They always fall off when I have them put on. I have to wear them differently then they are meant to be just to prevent this from happening.
One good thing is that these come with three different sets of earplugs so they will fit almost any ear. I also like that they are smaller than most other headphones.
Personally, I suggest looking at the Sony MDR-E828LP headphones. Nopt only are they half the price of these, but the sound just seems clearer compared to these.
You're just better off looking elsewhere.
Because I listen to uncompressed digital recordings to facilitate deep meditation or deep sleep in the delta state (see [...]), I need headphone with expanded frequency response (to get 20-20,000 Hz, they must be designed for higher and lower frequencies). But--I also need earbuds that won't fall off my head while moving between yoga postures, and I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars for audiophile headphones. I read that the Frequency Response of these Sony's is a large 6 - 23,000 Hz, the in-ear design with several silicone ear piece sizes make them fit perfectly in the ear so that they stay put and minimize outside noise, and the earbud design would not interfere with my movements.
Some user reviews, however, said that these earbuds sounded bad, had awkward cords and earpieces, and fell apart almost immediately. Hmmm... Since these were really the only earbuds that seemed to fit my needs AND I've always been happy with Sony products, I bought a pair.
These Sony earbuds proved perfect for my needs; I could not think of anything that I would change. Shortly afterward I bought a second set to leave by my bed and fit them with smaller silicon earpieces that would be more comfortable while sleeping all night. For 6 months I've been delighted with the awesome sound reproduction and their design (I tried several more expensive headphones and found that they didn't sound as good when I tested them with high and low frequency test sounds--nor were they as comfortable). The fears I had about them falling apart were unfounded; they're still like new despite 40 minutes of daily activity AND wearing them while I sleep on my side all night, every night since laying on my back blocks my sinuses.
These are excellent headphones--try them confident with the knowledge that you can return them if they're not as good as you expect.
P.S. 21 June 09: I bought these in March 2008 and use 2 pair every day (as mentioned above) and they are still working great without the materials (wires, earpieces, etc.) breaking down. So... these are great earbud headphones that are durable!
P.S. 2 March 2010: I need to buy another pair because after 17 months, I've stressed the wires enough (by catching them under my body or some such thing such that it pulls the earbud out of my ear) that one earbud is not maintaining a solid electrical connection and crackles as I move around. I'm glad they still sell these so I can buy another pair (or perhaps a related Sony earbud with the same high quality). This is a GREAT product!