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Sony MDR-AS100W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 103 reviews of Sony MDR-AS100W. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and bass quality. The portability and comfort also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the durability and size. Opinions are divided on the price.

sound, comfort, portability, bass quality, design

usability, size, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-AS100W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-AS100W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Sony MDR-AS100W from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the reliability and size are generally positive. The bass quality and sound also get good comments. Views are divided on the portability, and the price and usability get critical reviews.

comfort, sound, bass quality, size, reliability

usability, price

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDR-AS100W Active Series Headphones

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR-AS100W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Sony MDR-AS100W from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and portability are overall positive. The comfort and sound are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the usability. The bass quality and reliability get negative reviews.

sound, comfort, portability, design

price, durability, size, reliability, bass quality

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Mdr-As100W Active Style HeadphonesSony Mdr-As100W Active Style Headphones (White)Sony Replacements for MDR-AS100W Stereo Sports Lightweight Headphone with Powerful Bass

May, 2015

Expert review by: Jasmine France (cnet.com)

Sony MDR-AS100W Active

 

Although the headphone market continues to burgeon with new models, it can be surprisingly tough to find a decent, fitness-friendly pair. A few companies, such as Sennheiser , have stepped up to the plate with sport-branded earphones, which feature...

The Sony MDR-AS100W Active Headphones feature a lightweight design that stays in place during activity. The style is understated and the extras are handy.

The Sony MDR-AS100W Active Headphones won't be comfortable for all users, and they don't fold down for compact storage. Sound quality suffers if you can't get a proper seal with the ear.

If you're looking for a lightweight, headband-style headphone for the gym, the Sony MDR-AS100W Active Headphones fit the bill, but comfort could be an issue for some users.

May, 2008
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Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony MDRAS100W

 

Sony has a history of creating out-there, contemporary headphones and this pair is no different. The two in-ear plugs produce lively, involving sound ...

Accurate bass, moderate mid-range, great isolation

Supremely uncomfortable

Sony's MDRAS100W headphones are marketed as 'Sports Active', but we found them too uncomfortable to wear for anything more than short bursts. Sound quality is good and they block out a lot of background noise, but make sure you try them on before...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Good sound, but at a painful price

 

Sony's MDRAS100W headphones are marketed as 'Sports Active', but we found them too uncomfortable to wear for anything more than short bursts. Sound quality is good and they block out a lot of background noise, but make sure you try them on before...

Accurate bass, moderate mid-range, great isolation

Supremely uncomfortable

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Jasmine France (cnet.co.uk)

Sony MDR-AS100W Active Headphones review

 

If you're looking for a lightweight, headband-style headphone for the gym, the Sony MDR-AS100W Active Headphones fit the bill, but comfort could be an issue for some users

Lightweight, understated design ; Stay in place during activity ; Extras are handy

Won't be comfortable for all users ; Don't fold down for compact storage ; Sound quality suffers if you can't get a proper seal with the ear

Sound quality was a different matter. While the AS100Ws offer an impressive amount of high-end detail -- with strings, shakers and acoustic guitar sounding particularly shimmery -- we found that overall sound was too cold and bright for our tastes....

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: eransp (cnet.com)

"stay away!"

 

just don't buy them. they're horrible.

they're very attractive, visualy

one horrible pair of headphones. the sound is terrible and annoying.

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: menotbug (cnet.com)

"Please clarify"

 

I don't own this product (yet) - I was hoping this review would help with my next purchase. I was comparing Sony's new sport headphones, and noticed that paragraph 4 seems to be a near-direct copy+paste job from a similar review (MDR-AS40EX)... some...

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May, 2008

Consumer review by: (cnet.com)

Sony MDR-AS100W Active Headphones

 

I don't own this product (yet) - I was hoping this review would help with my next purchase. I was comparing Sony's new sport headphones, and noticed that paragraph 4 seems to be a near-direct copy+paste job from a similar review (MDR-AS40EX)... some...

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Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: (cnet.com)

Sony MDR-AS100W Active Headphones

 

just don't buy them. they're horrible.

they're very attractive, visualy

one horrible pair of headphones. the sound is terrible and annoying

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: jumbo (sonystyle.com)

Great Active Headphones!

 

"I have purchased several different styles of headphones in search of a set that would provide both great sound and a fit that would allow me to just forget about them when I am running. Every pair I have tried have successfully avoided staying in my...

Very Secure, No Movement

Could become slightly uncomfortable after prolonged use. The headband is a little wider on my head than I prefer

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: TheLecturer (play.com)

Brilliant sound

 

These headphones take some getting used to but are well worth the effort. The sound is fantastic. When you first put them on/in your ears you feel like a total virgin, wondering if its in properly or if your doing it right! But when they are in right...

Jan, 2010
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Product Specifications

Not only do the active style headphone features 13.3mm driver units for crystal clear sound and deep bass, it's also perfect for your activities with built-in technology for intense workouts. The MDR-AS100W headphone is sleek and light weight, boasting a secure and comfortable fit. What's more, a shock absorbing mechanism prevents noise transfer during activities and special guards help moisture pass around the headphones. For added convenience, a handy clip secures the cord and there's a hard carrying case for keeping them safe while traveling.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud/Over-the-ear/Vertical
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:5 - 23000Hz/6 - 23000Hz/8 - 25000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system
Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:0.4oz/0.9oz

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:AS100W/EX81LP/W/MDR-EX81LP/B
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony/Sony Fontopia/Sony MDR

Remote Control

Type: None
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