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Sony Clip-ons (Silver)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Sony Clip-ons (Silver). The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The treble quality and bass quality also get good feedback. Views are divided on the price, and some have doubts about the usability and reliability.

sound, bass quality, treble quality, portability, durability

comfort, design, reliability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony Clip-ons (Silver) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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Sony Clip-ons (Silver)


Sony has expanded the concept of headphones as fashion accessories with its Elements Of Style MDR-Q55SL models, part of the company's Wear line. The SLD version is targeted at the "house and trance lifestyle," but aside from its silver color, its...

Exceptional bass presence; clear midrange and treble; bandless earclip design; braided cord with an extension.

No carrying case; no replacement earpiece pads.

The three Q55SL earclip 'phones emphasize style without sacrificing performance.

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: SkySgt (

"These are very good headphones ... But, are not the ones for me!"


I am currently looking to purchase a second pair of headphones to supplement my current Sony MDR-828LP earbuds ... Which are still going strong for over a few years now!

Sharp looking design. Sound quality better than most I've tried ... very good bass response.

Rattling noise in LEFT earpiece (see cause & fix below). The "behind the ear" clips definitely not designed for a HUMAN ear. What, no carry case !!!!

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: iwannarock (

"not for life on the go"


These things are some of the coolest lookin headphones ever. That's what made me wanna buy them. When they stay in you ears, the sound is great, bass is good and doesn't overpower the acoustics and treble.

Look sexy, affordable, good sound all around

Cords are way too much of a hassle, don't stay put on your ear.

May, 2005

Consumer review by: cklarson (

"Do not stay on while exercising"


Good sound

Clips can annoy user after about 30 minutes

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: arie_fr (

"Great sound, poor design"


Bass is well above average although not perfect, treble and midtones above average. These produce a much better and clearer sound than most mini-component systems with emphasis on the right parts.

Sony's design here is pretty useless. Despite looking good, they are uncomfortable to wear and after taking 2 minutes to get these on, they slip off very easily even while sitting.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: HunterKiller (

"Good sound. Bad design."


I was excited about getting this pair of heaphones after seeing some pictures and reading the specs.

Clean sound, good bass.

Very bad design, headphones fall off easily. Not the most comfortable ones either.

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: ahast (

"A decent pair of headphones."


I bought these headphones after I lost my Etymotic E4P's and E6i's (they were in the same pouch) - I was on a TIGHT budget, and I was tight on time trying to catch a train, so I ran past the Sony store and grabbed the first mid-priced phones I could find.

Okay sound...decent bass...

The cord is terrible, the clips are uncomfortable...

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: (

"Great Sound for good price"


Bass is pretty good. It's certainly not professional quality, but it sure beats the heck out of run-of-the-mill ones. The clip-ons were strange at first, but I've grown to love them. I don't do any vigorous activity with them, so they are fine for just si

Bass could be a bit better. Not good for use with exercising or vigorous activity. Cord does tend to tangle a lot.

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: (

"good headphones"


These headphones are great. The bass is good to if you have a bass boost on your cd player.

Cords tangle, but who cares. The cord is very well made. If your in a loud area, you won't hear a thing. You have to be in a kinda quiet area.

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: (

"Cheapest `phones at"


The sound quality is fantastic - even on Rammstein songs!

None, ear clips are so comfortable and stay on through just aboutn any activity!

Jun, 2004