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alaTest has collected and analyzed 811 reviews of Sony MDR ED12LP/RED. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the usability and bass quality are generally positive. The comfort and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR ED12LP/RED is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 796 user reviews of Sony MDR ED12LP/RED 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 price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability.

sound, price, comfort, bass quality, usability


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

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR-ED12LP Budstyle Headphones (Red)Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Style Earphone - T50004Sony Heavy Bass Earbud Style Stereo Headphones (Model# MDR-ED12LP-Red)

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Gear (

Not Optimal but Alright


The 3.5mm audio plug seems to be a typical plug: not flimsy but not securely anchored in case of jerking (of the wire). I really wish it didn't have the vinyl plug design that it has, otherwise it's just fine. It has a small, plastic sliding adjustor...

Nice quality sound for the price. Flexible wires (I've had some come out from really stiff wires). They block out about as much sound as regular plastic earbuds, so I can listen to music and still understand what someone says to me. They let you eat...

The vinyl plugs are a bit awkward to insert. Unless the vinyl plugs are positioned correctly in the ear canal, that ear will receive about 50% volume (so if it doesn't fit well in one ear, it will keep working its way out). Although it has good sound...

Feb, 2014

Consumer review by: CTinBrea (

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.

They stay in your ears

None really

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: ZILIZ (



Its really comfortable, even if you wear them for a long time and sleep with them or run with them on. Shipping was amazingly fast, in just 2 days I had it in my hands. Love J&R

Comfortable","Compact","Dont hurt with time","Durable","Good Bass","Great Sound","Lightweight","Super Comfortable

Red color

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Chris M. (

Clear crisp sound. Won't get your Oontz on.


For the price I wasn't expecting everyting claimed. The ear canal shape is perfect for me as it directs the music and still allows outside noises to be heard. i.e. doesn't seal the ear completely.

Clear & Crisp voices. Good mid bass and above sounds. The ear canal design is great for directing the music. And since it does not seal the ear completely. I can not worry about hearing what I am eating through the ear bone

Completely missed the mark on their claimed "Bass booster for deeper better sound bass..." tagline ; Its okay for midbass, but nothing below that level. Forget about hearing deep bass sounds

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: 0rth (

Only Earbuds I'll Use


I have always hated earbuds because they've always fit awkwardly in my ears, causing pain and irritation. They also tend to have horrible sound quality. However, I bought a pair of these so I could listen to music while I worked (my job at the time...

Comfortable, good sound quality

Flimsy if put through lots of physical stress (like any earphones)

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: ROADBRIDGEENG (

Great Set of Ear Buds


Great product, lets hope Sony doesnt discontinue this item anytime in the near future.

Great fit, easy to use


Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: wombastntacos (

Great Headphones


These are great headphones and extremely comfortable. Sound quality is above average headphones and the bass magnet really does work. Shipped on time too!

Great sound quality and bass

cord length

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: K90516 (

High quality in a cheap price


This is a really good earphone that one could find in its price range. this particular earphone even strips off the XB Series earphones. But one big problem is that after prolonged use your ears will start to ache mainly because of the 16mm audio...

Heavy deep bass with noise isolation

prolonged use is really uncomfortable

Mar, 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

Product Specifications

The ED12LP/RED features excellent quality bass boosting in-ear headphone for the economically minded listener. Metallic finish, chrome and stand-out packaging.

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