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Sony MDR-E818LP

Sony MDR-E818LP
alaScore 80

2534 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2534 reviews of Sony MDR-E818LP. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and bass quality. The comfort and sound also get good feedback, but the noise isolation and reliability get mixed views.

price, sound, comfort, bass quality, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-E818LP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony MDR-E818LP


alaTest has collected and analyzed 519 user reviews of Sony MDR-E818LP from 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 Opinions about the usability and bass quality are generally positive. The comfort and sound also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the noise isolation.

price, sound, comfort, bass quality, usability

noise isolation

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR-E 818 LP HeadphonesSony MDR-E818LP Acoustic Fontopia In Ear Stereo Earphones HeadphonesSony MDR-E 819 V Headphones

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony MDR-E818LP


alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 user reviews of Sony MDR-E818LP from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on People really like the bass quality and usability. The comfort and price also get good views, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

sound, price, comfort, usability, bass quality


84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDR-E818LP Fontopia Ear-Bud Headphones with Acoustic Twin Turbo Circuit (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: PiPe (

Inexpensive great sound quality


I\'ve been using the Fontopias since 2004, bouncing from model to model, but none of the kicks these buddies out; probably some in-ear models. They\'re not expensive and deliver great quality sound. Personally I\'d recommend you purchase some fabric...

Compact","Durable","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight

Falls Off\/Out Of Ear

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: AvidListener (

Best kept secret by Sony


This is the best kept secret by Sony. I've been using these and it's derivatives for years now, but they're hard to find sometimes because the big box stores all carry the new in-ear style. The sound is amazing, the price can't be beat, and I love the...

low price, great bass, great treble

can get uncomfortable after long periods

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: ashley smashley (

Still the best ear-bud headphones


In a sea of rubbery floppy ear-things, these fabric-covered earbuds have the perfect sonic balance: comfortable in your ears, air-permeable so the music stays louder than your karaoke voice, and still lets you hear when other people are talking to you.

Breathable","Comfortable","Compact","Great Sound","Lightweight","Non-seal-forming

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: dnasman1 (

I was looking for great sounding/inexpensive earbu


Years ago I bought some Sony Headphones and really loved their clean sound... sadly one of the cords broke. Currently, own two higher end headphones. AKG 240 Studio Monitor over the ear headphones and Audio Technia ATH-EW9 Adjustable Wooden Clip-on...

Price, Specs, Sound, Value

Don't look as good as they sound

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: KennyJ404 (

Awesome Headphones!!!


These earphones are amazing! i had Beats by Dre a little while ago and these headphones can almost match the sound quality! for a quarter of the price! I recommend this earphones to anybody who listens to music with a lot of bass.

Great sound, Very light, Amazing bass, very long cord length,and super loud ;

Hard to put in ear ;

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: theearbudman (

pretty darn great


These things are great! The sound I get from these is amazing, I literally can't hear anything around me or even myself talking. They're comparable to my skull candy G.I.s and Bose in ear, both of which are $40+. for the price I don't think these can...

great fit, great sound, great price ;

cords seems kinda flimsy ;

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Eduardo (

Best purchase ever


I just got my third headphones (since 2004 first ones broke from the plug after 2 years,still have the second ones from December 2007 nothing wrong with them yet,,and I just got the third ones for my iPad) I have been use them and I love them perfect...

Good sound they stay in my ears even when I am running

Not extra ear cushions,you can't find them in a store

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

No More Cable Breakage


I got an iPod Classic 5 years ago and the straight jack broke in less than a year. I bought a pair of Sony headphones like these and they lasted for years before I dropped them enough and they finally kicked the bucket. Got a Zune 120 last year and the...

Finally, headphones with an L-shaped jack that wont break in my pocket. Best cheap earbuds you can find. Period. You're an idiot if you spend $30+ "name brand" ones that are equal in quality. Cord is a soft rubber which doesn't feel cheap

I'm 6'1" and wear baggy/loose clothes with deep pockets, and the 3.3ft cord is just a "little" bit short sometimes. Not a deal breaker though

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Audioslave (

Great sounding and comfortable fit


I bought these to replace another pair of Sony headphones that broke. These fit the bill perfectly. great sound quality and combfortable fit. The earpiece design keeps them snug in the ear. Comes with a handy carrying case.

Good bass, Overall sound quality, comfortable ;

none to date ;

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: berly (



I have an old mdr ed228 set of this style. They are uncomfortable when in the best position to hear with them. The only comfortable position gives very poor listening ability. I would like a pair of ear buds to use with them, but can't find any...

no complaints with the sound quality

extremely uncomfortable

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Sony offers the MDR-E818LP Fontopia Ear-Bud Stereo Headphones. Fontopia in-the-ear design fits snugly, yet comfortably inside the ear so you can enjoy music while exercising, skating or dancing. Sony Acoustic Twin Turbo Circuitry uses sound chamber and ducts for improved efficiency, gets high sonic output from your portable stereo. Silent Cap prevents sound leakage, makes your music less likely to disturb your neighbors. Neodymium magnet assures maximum energy in minimum size. Neodymium is far more powerful than conventional Samarium Cobalt or Aluminum magnets.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:12 - 22000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty