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Sony MDR-AS50G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 460 reviews of Sony MDR-AS50G. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The usability and comfort are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the noise isolation.

sound, comfort, usability, portability, price

noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-AS50G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 user reviews of Sony MDR-AS50G from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Comments about the bass quality and usability are overall positive. The portability and comfort are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the size. Many are less positive about the reliability.

sound, comfort, portability, usability, bass quality


68% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDR-AS50G Active Series Headphones

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony MDR-AS50G


alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 user reviews of Sony MDR-AS50G from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on People are impressed by the portability and price. The usability and comfort also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the noise isolation. There are some mixed views about the durability and bass quality.

sound, comfort, usability, price, portability

noise isolation

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Mdr-As50G Active Style Spiral Neck-Band Headphones (Silver)SONY MDR AS50G Active Spiral Neck-Band Headphones FACTORY RECONDITIONEDNew SONY MDRAS50G SPORT NECKBAND EARBUDS

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: David Price (

Sony MDR-AS50G review


The quality of fit helps with audio quality too, even if these unsurprisingly can't compete with high-end audiophile models. There isn't a massive oomph to the sound, but it's warm and clear, and coped easily with the pop and gentler rock acts we threw...

Not as good as some of its rivals such as the Philips ActionFit, but another successful execution of the neckband concept. A good, secure and comfortable fit, decent sound quality and an affordable price tag.

Apr, 2012

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Sony MDR-AS50G review


These earphones are designed to stay put during exercise. The drivers are fixed to the flexible neckband with rotating mounts, giving an extremely comfortable fit within the ear canal. There's a clever system to adjust the point where the cable...

Worth considering for active use but not the best choice for all-day listening.

Apr, 2011

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Sony MDR-AS50G


The Sony MDR-AS50G Ear-canal neckband sports earphones come with multiple sized earbuds, two lengths of cable and gold plug. They weigh 15g. The good Sony headphones come in two varieties – banging and extra-banging. These sports earbuds fall into the...

A huge step up from the earphones that come with your player, but probably more attractive to power-walkers and gym dodgers than hard-core athletes. Sony MDR-AS50G is tagged with Sony MDR-AS50G, Sony and headphones. Select a tag (Sony MDR-AS50G, for...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: artistwill (



Really enjoying the headphones!!! They stay right were they should. Don't have to worry about the falling out when i'm on the run.

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Gleyn (

Better then expected


I'm using these headphones with my e-reader tablet and it works great. Also fits well; very comfortable. Worth the price.

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: davidkrass (

Active Style Headphones


fits and stays

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: dc mgr (

I dont like These things


The fit is superb. And I'd like to say that they stay on during hard exercise but I never actually wore them for any length of time. The sound is very very tinny. The treble is so intense it actually hurts. I tried every EQ setting on my iPod without...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Julian (

Speaker failure


"After a couple months of limited use the left speaker started buzzing in these headphones. I do not listen to music loudly by any means. I think it was a defect in the headphones because I started to notice the buzzing very lightly and only with some...

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: jlsug (

Amazing sound and comfort


"I have used several different earbud design headphones, and the Sony MDR-AS50G is by far superior to anything that I have used in the past. Most, if not all buds fall out eventually when you are active. Because these buds are connected to eachother by...

Fit, comfort, flexablity, SOUND

Might benifit from compressable foam earpieces

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: magicone77 (



"I thought I would never find earbud style headphones that fit; every pair I tried before was either uncomfortable or would slide out of my ear. These are exceptional not only are the snug and comfortable they deliver excellent sound quality. I highly...

Comfortable and snug

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

The MDR-AS50G is a unique headphone with flex-shaped neckband for comfortable, secure fit during active or sports use. With bass enhanced for superior sound quality, it features comfortable silicone earbuds.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Behind-the-neck
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:9 - 23000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR