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Sony MDR-AS40EX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 reviews of Sony MDR-AS40EX. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and bass quality. The price and comfort also get good feedback, whereas the portability and reliability get critical opinions.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, design

reliability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-AS40EX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-AS40EX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony MDR-AS40EX from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the bass quality and usability. The size and comfort also get good opinions, but the reliability and design get critical reviews.

sound, comfort, size, usability, bass quality

portability, price, design, reliability

43% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR-AS40EX Active Series HeadphonesSony MDR-AS40EX Active Series Headphones

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR-AS40EX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Sony MDR-AS40EX from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the bass quality and durability. The price and comfort also get good feedback, but many are negative about the reliability.

sound, comfort, price, durability, bass quality

reliability

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Over the Ear EarbudSony MDR AS40EX - Headphones ( convertible )Sony MDR AS40EX - Headphones ( convertible )

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Sony MDR-AS40EX

 

Sony's MDR-AS40EX earphones cost a manageable $40 and are perfect for use in the gym or jogging. But their suitability in this regard does not translate into excellent sound performance overall. The MDR-AS40EX lacks tremendous bass; even the $20...

Reasonably priced. Crisp, clean audio delivery. Multiple fit options for secure ear placement. Ideal for the gym.

Lacks deep bass. Over-ear solution is a bit awkward.

The MDR-AS40EX is intended for active (read: gym) use. It lacks deep bass but fits securely and doesn't have much "cable thump."

May, 2008
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Consumer review by: krotas (sonystyle.com)

cord way too short to be useful

 

I got this product in Japan, in the Sony shop in Ginza.

well, can't really use them

cord way too short to be of any use

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Sooner75 (sonystyle.com)

Love Them but they break

 

this was my 3rd set. I love them but will not keep buying them. This last set lasted less than 3 months before the sound stopped coming from the right ear piece. None have lasted past 10 months.

comfortable

right earpiece stops working

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: 7592 (sonystyle.com)

Best Headphones I have ever had

 

I spent about $800 looking for a decent sound quality headphone that would stay on me while running regardless of speed. I finally purchased this pair and I wont look at anything else. They have been washed and dried with my clothes, several times, and...

Everything

Extention cord

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Wishtheyworked (sonystyle.com)

Great!...as long as they're still working

 

I absolutely love these headphones! The sound is great. They stay in place while I'm running. They are great for connecting to an iPod (with the short cord) or using on a treadmill (with the longer cord). I was SO BUMMED when I went for a run one day...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: SteveRino333 (sonystyle.com)

Excellent product

 

These were great headphones. Great bass and crisp sound. When sweating heavily while jogging, the sound would sometimes short in one ear, cutting all sound, but I honestly don't complain because they weren't meant to be waterproof.

Great sound, great fit

Sound shorts when very sweaty

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: aarnie13 (sonystyle.com)

They'll break

 

I bought 2 pairs. I used them for walking, so not a whole lot of stress. On both of the sets the right ear quit working. Not what you would expect for a $40 dollar pair of "sport" buds. Oh...Sony will replace them....for $30.00 + applicable...

comfortable

One ear will fail

May, 2012

Consumer review by: FurrDogg (sonystyle.com)

Best in ear phones for the price!

 

I noticed a lot of negative feedback for these, so I HAD to post a review so people reading don't miss out on a great product. I've had them for over a year, and i've put them through running, work outs, mowed lawns, skating (and a lot of falling), and...

Strong, sound, bass, versitile, looks, cord length, price, durability

as any in-ear design, can get a little uncomfy

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Krunk (sonystyle.com)

Take a chance to go to sony store

 

I ve seen all these reviews and i think the small problem is that you guys are not aware of the one year waranty that comes with the pair of earphones with the bill any sony store will exchange the headphones without any questions and these head phoens...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: AnonymousUser (sonystyle.com)

overpriced garbage

 

These headphones gave me no end of trouble from the first day i bought them. The first problem was the cord extender does not make a solid contact; this caused the headphones to cut out and have a "static" sound every once in a while. After using the...

ear piece is comfortable for several hours of use

cheap, not made to last

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Perfect for fast movement and high-impact workouts, the MDR-AS40EX active style headphones give you the option of using the detachable soft hangers when the going gets rough or just the earbuds for mild activity. Either way, you'll appreciate the crisp sound with rich bass and the moisture guard that wicks sweat away from the speakers. Three earbuds are included (S, M, L) to ensure the most comfortable fit.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Convertible
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:10 - 23000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system
Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:0.2oz

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:AS40EX
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR
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