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Sony MDR E888LP

alaTest has collected and analyzed 215 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and comfort. The design and bass quality also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the portability. Some have doubts about the value for money and build quality.

sound, bass quality, design, comfort, usability

build quality, value for money

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 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 215 reviews)

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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...

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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

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Amazon review summary for Sony MDR E888LP

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony MDR E888LP from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com.

bass quality

build quality

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

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

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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

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Extremely clear sound for your money.

 

Intro

Wonderful realistic sound, neck chain style cord, beautiful design

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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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WOW!

 

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 http://www.epinions.com/content_13279727236). For that past weeks I...

brilliant sounds; rich bass

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

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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
Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:0.2oz

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:E888LP
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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