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alaScore 79

302 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 302 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the usability and bass quality are overall positive. The value for money and comfort also get good feedback. The build quality and treble quality get critical opinions. There are some mixed opinions about the noise isolation.

sound, comfort, value for money, bass quality, usability

treble quality, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-EX57LP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 302 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Sony MDR-EX57LPW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Sony MDR-EX57LPW from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

value for money, sound, mids quality, bass quality

noise isolation, treble quality

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR-EX57LP/WHI Headphones (White)Sony MDR-EX57LP/BLK Headphones (Black)

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Sound great...


Sound is awesome. You even get a sense of "bass

Cord is short! I'm 6'1", and I can't listen to music while carrying the device in my pants pockets comfortably... could have added a foot and satisfied 99.9% of users

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Love Em'


Got a new pair of these, my old pair became a cat toy ; sony earbuds are great, paid a little more for these but they are worth it



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Snugly Fit and Great Sound = Deal


One of the most stable set of headphones ear-bud type I ever had.

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight","Stylish

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If these came with a replacement warranty or something, anything that meant I wouldn't have to buy another set in a year, I would happily pay double this price. They really do sound great

These use the same 9mm driver as most of the other Sony earbuds, all of which sound fantastic. Sony headphones are usually pretty bass heavy, but in the earbuds this tendency balances with the naturally treble nature of earbuds to sound awesome. I...

They break. As with all of Sony's headphones I've owned, they have an 8 - 12 month lifespan before one side stops working suddenly. Such awesome headphones make the disappointment when this happens that much worse

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A good improvement over older earbuds


Very happy with product, much better sound than earlier earbuds.

Comfortable,Great Sound,Lightweight

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Good Sounds


A good value. Best I have seen from Sony so far.

Comfortable,Great Sound,Lightweight

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Best Headphones!


I love these headphones. The ear piece is soft enough to fit in my ear easily and rarely falls out. I use these during my morning commute and for running. I prefer the behind the head design as they don\'t get in the way when I am running. This is my...

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight

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Sony MDR-EX57LP Premium EX Style Earbuds


Quality ear buds at a better price than even [@] provided.

Comfortable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight","Stylish

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No distortion when I max them out!


I purchased these out of a clearance basket & could have paid less, but Sony head phones have never disappointed me. I would not use them when you may need to hear what is going on around you, e.g., work, riding a bicycle or whatever. I have not...

Great Sound

Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone: Yes
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:In Ear