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Sony MDR E888LP

Sony MDR E888LP
alaScore 74

216 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 reviews of Sony MDR E888LP. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR E888LP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony MDR E888LP from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The portability and bass quality also get good feedback. Many are negative about the price and design.

sound, bass quality, portability, reliability, size

durability, design, price

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDR-E888LP Stereo Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: M Wiley (

Sony MDR-E888LP Fontopia Review


Until a few weeks ago - when I started going nuts with the headphone reviews - I would have never considered spending real money on earbuds. I sort of...

Sep, 2001

Expert review by: iLounge (

Sony MDR-E888LP Fontopia Earphone


Upon receiving a set of Sony E888 earphones recently, I was eager to try them out and especially to compare them to the Apple earphones

Hearing each instrument as a separate entity, unfettered, effortless bass, and as easy on the eyes as the ears

Case takes getting used to, bizarre cord

I want to buy one of these in ear earphones, but I have no way of testing to see if they will be comfortable. Also, AudioCube says on the site that they charge a minimum of $10 for shipping. That sucks, $10 for shipping earphones

Consumer review by: felixderkater (

Clear and crisp, but lacking a strong bass.


If you are looking for a clear, crisp sound, and the ability to hear every instrument in an orchestra without the sound becoming muddy, then these earbuds are worth the price. If you are looking for a set of earbuds with a powerful bass, look elsewhere.

Excellent sound, beautiful design

Weak bass, delicate construction

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: krnjas0n (

Extremely clear sound for your money.



Wonderful realistic sound, neck chain style cord, beautiful design

Build quality rather weak, case is more for appearance than performance

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: karentsang (

Recommended for audiophiles


After using MDR-E827's for at least 5 years, I searched online for hours on which pair of earphones to buy, and when the dual came down to Sony's MDR-EX70 and MDR-E888, sound quality came over style... or did it?

Clear and crisp sound

Low Impedance (i.e Raspy Bass when loud)

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: wiseguy211 (

Sony's poor quality check !!! I much prefer Sony EX70s!!


Being a long-time EX-70 user (a year an a half), I decided to take my listening one step further by buying the 888. My EX-70 had poor cord that broke in half at SEVERAL place. Reliability was an issue since I use them extensively. I patched and patched...

Comfort, flexible duct

Clipping, Sound quality, price, cheap case, thin cord

Jun, 2002

Consumer review by: hankshay (

Better than average with high clarity


This review is after having listened to the headphones for 3-4 days.

Clear vocals and precise treble

Default bass is weak

Feb, 2002

Consumer review by: mortalcoil (

Sony MDR-E888LP --- music to my ears


I've always despised the headphones that came with my Panasonic ShockWave portable CD player, but put off replacing them because they incorporate a built-in remote control. I finally decided that the convenience of the remote didn't make up for the...

Surprisingly good sound, good isolation, nice carrying case

Seem a bit fragile

Jun, 2001

Consumer review by: flying_lip (



I bought a MZ-R900 from my local Sony operated Sony Pro Shop 3 weeks ago and one thing I didn't like was the headphones - they hurt (you can read about it in my review of the R900 at For that past weeks I...

brilliant sounds; rich bass

soft rubber construction; earpiece size not for everyone; carrying case

Mar, 2001

Consumer review by: Cfu (

For those who DEMAND only the BEST !


I recently purchased a pair of these headphones on a trip to Hong Kong and managed to save some money compared to the prices that others paid. Although I doubt that one would find these in Canada for any less then 95 dollars plus tax ( Gotta love the...

CRYSTAL clear sound ! They just sound better the more you use them

Seem rather fragile compared to less expensive headphones

Feb, 2001

Product Specifications

Even when you're really moving, these stylish new headphones fit snugly and comfortably. This model features Sony Acoustic Twin Turbo Circuitry that uses sound chamber and ducts for improved efficiency, gets high sonic output from your portable stereo, thinner housing and slim, super-flexible ducts for a snugger, more comfortable fit and Silent Cap that prevents sound leakage, makes your music less likely to disturb your neighbors.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:8 - 25000Hz
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