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Sony MDR-AS50G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 560 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and bass quality. The usability and comfort also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the noise isolation.

sound, comfort, usability, bass quality, 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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-AS50G

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 98 user reviews of Sony MDR-AS50G from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

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

portability, reliability

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

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR-AS50G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 user reviews of Sony MDR-AS50G from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

sound, comfort, usability, value for money, portability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

EDITORS' CHOICE

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Sony MDR-AS50G

 

Sony has a winner with its MDR-AS50G sport headphones: They're lightweight, they fit securely, and they sound good indoors and outside. Their in-ear design is definitely geared towards fitness nuts rather than commuters; they don't block out a whole...

Great sounding; comfortable; very secure fit; modular cabling

minimal noise blocking

the AS50G's stand out with their low price and their ability to stay in your ears no matter how hard you sweat to the oldies.

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Sony MDR-AS50G 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-AS50G Active Headphones feature an innovative design that spirals down for easy, compact storage, and it helps to ensure a secure fit. The modular cable is ideal for fitness and portable applications. The sound quality is good, and the...

The Sony MDR-AS50G's band tends to stick out from the sides of the head, which can make it hard to conceal under hair. The band is not adjustable, so not all users will be able to have it loop behind the ear.

The Sony MDR-AS50G Active Headphones offer an affordable price tag, a secure fit, and good sound quality--they're a fantastic option for gym addicts.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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"Worked great for about 2 years"

 

These worked great for about 2 years, but I kind of like stereo sound :) so after the right ear died, I'm going to try a different brand. Had Sennheisers last time, done with Sony for now, think I will give Philips a shot.

Great sound, fit my ears/head perfectly, did not fall out while running, nice to have expansion cord for plugging into other devices, case a nice extra to keep cord from getting tangled/mangled.

Right ear died right around the 2-year anniversary of purchase.

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"Favorite Gym Headphones"

 

I bought the Sennheiser OMX 680 to replace them, which after testing I don't like at all. (The sounds is great, but the comfort and fit are poor) I will be returning them and I have just purchased a replacement pair of these Sony's on Amazon.

The in-ear design is great for minimizing external noise (like a near by step class in the gym). The band around the back of the head holds the earphones in place, fit close to my head and doesn't get in the way on weight machines and benches. I love bein

The only problem I've had with these is that my right channel just recently died, and most stores no longer carry them. The new Sony models are not as superb in my opinion.

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"Very light, packable, comfortable & stays in place."

 

Great set of headphones if you value lightweight, packability, comfort, quality appearance, ability to stay in place while being active & ability to hear the world around you(with the earbuds resting on but, not inserted in your ears). I love these.

Super light & I absolutely cant shake them out of place. That's with the earbuds just resting on my ears. Wearing them like this they put almost no pressure on my ears & I feel I could wear them forever. The sound is good enough & I can hea

The comfort level goes down from ultra supreme to just excellent with the earbuds pushed in. I can hear some tinniness when I fully insert the buds & listen to certain parts of certain mp3's. Winding everything into the carrying case takes some prac

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"Defective!!"

 

Do not buy this product if you plan to exercise with it. In fact, do not buy it at all because it is defective. CNET should be more responsible and avoid recommending a product with such a serious, known defect. CNET should remove this from its "best...

If it worked, it would be a pretty good headset.

I worked out with this headset for about 3 weeks and then - boom - the right ear died. I was suprised to discover through online research that this is a common problem and may be why this product is not readily available at many stores.

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Defective!!"

 

Do not buy this product if you plan to exerci... 

If it worked, it would be a pretty good headset

I worked out with this headset for about 3 weeks and then - boom - the right ear died. I was suprised to discover through online research that this is a common problem and may be why this product is not readily available at many stores

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
Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:0.5oz

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Manufacturer:Sony
Model:AS50G
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR
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