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Sony MDR-ED 12

alaTest has collected and analyzed 445 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and bass quality. The comfort and value for money also get good reviews, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

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


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-ED 12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 445 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Sony MDR-ED 12


alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Sony MDR-ED 12 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

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

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Mdr-Ed12Lp/Slv Budstyle Headphones (Silver)Sony Mdr-Ed12Lp/Red Budstyle Headphones (Red)Sony Mdr-Ed12Lp/Gld Budstyle Headphones (Gold)

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Great sound for the price!


I use them with my iPod. They sound fantastic!

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

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great bass but?


in short this earbud hdadphones are too big

Good Bass

Falls Off\/Out Of Ear


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A Great Price for Great Headphones


Great pair of headphones and cheap too! The sound they produce seems like something that would come from a much more expensive pair.

Comfortable","Good Bass","Lightweight

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who r v 2 judge it.i mean it\'s great


i had ipod-shuffle it\'s headphone is reliable\'durable, but i wanted new so after hearing it\'s sound u can\'t ignore it

Comfortable","Compact","Durable","Good Bass","Lightweight","Rich Sound

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Love 'em


For a guy that doesn't like earplug style headphones and the typical buds kept falling out, these are a blessing. They sit in your ear securely and don't fall out with jostling. Also, they sound AMAZING for their price. Great bass, great treble. They...

Comfortable, good sound, VERY durable


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Love 'em


Comfortable, good sound, VERY durable


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The best


These are the best. I have purchased 20+ different headsets and earbuds trying to get something that will stay in my ears while mountain biking AND still sound good. These are the ones. You can pay more, but there is no need; just buy these.

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The best


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Good Value


This is my second purchase of these earbuds---my last pair lasted at least 3 years with everyday wear. These earbuds offer great sound at a great price and the design fits my ears comfortably. Thanks Sony for continuing with this great product.

Product Specifications

Quality stereo headphone is comfortable and lightweight. A solid low cost headphone with the high-quality performance you expect from Sony thanks to a larger 16mm driver and comfortable bass boost design that delivers a deeper bass sound unheard of at this price point. With a range of elegant colors to choose from, the ED12LP's are sure to match and compliment any MP3 / music player around.

Audio Output

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