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alaScore 79

814 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 814 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the usability and bass quality are on the whole positive. The comfort and value for money also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the noise isolation, while there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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

noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-ED21LP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Sony MDR-ED21LP Review


4 Stars to Sony MDR-ED21LP

Great sound quality. The most interesting fact about Sony MDR-ED21LP is that Sony has provided a case with it which intends to protect these earphones. Also, it has the apt kind of powerful bass punch

The L- shaped ear plug is not appropriate as it doesn't f it the ear properly. Though the price tag is eye-catching, but the build material of this good looking ear phone is not something to be appreciated ; Price range for this product I s The L-...

If you want to use the best headphones so far with the best features then Sony has something to offer you and it’s his new L- shaped head phone MDR-ED21LP. With its clear-quality sound, it's the rubber cover case which promises to give a comfortable...

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Amazon review summary for Sony MDR-ED21LP


alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 user reviews of Sony MDR-ED21LP 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

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


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: SONY Fontopia MDR-ED21LP 3.5mm Connector Earbud Headphone

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Not up to the mark


for base and overall lovers.. would recommend, Philips SHE 9550. I owned them for more than a year. Very confortable, Awesome sound.. and also cheap..

value for money..maybe

1. I was expecting something with good bass. these have good bass, but it pretty flat. More like canned one. There is less groove ; 2. Earphone not very comfortable. They are hard, so difficuly to fit and hurt after some time


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worked about an hour


Glad they are out of them...

Sound was excellent and fairly comfortable

Broke after about an hour of use. I never pulled the cord I bent down and they quit working. bah

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I wish I would of purchased the premiums first, oh well. My son got these and I got the premiums :P

Well they work alright, good quality sound

they dont seem to fit properly for me, so these would be great for the kids

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Excellent headphones


After many headphones (20) I have found these to be the best quality at a reasonable price.

Comfortable","Compact","Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight","Stay in your ears

Cord Too Short

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Makes my Droid sing


Buy two sets as they seem to walk away at times :)

Excellent qualities as an aerial for my Droid (cheap airline ear buds did not function well). Buds are clearly marked for left and right ears and the ergonomics give you a great fit


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Good sound for your buck


This product has great sound, the buds themselves are a unique design that may not fit in your ears, but they work with mine perfectly.

Good Bass","Good Value","Great Sound","Lightweight","Stylish


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SONY Fontopia MDR-ED21LP 3.5mm Connector Earbud Headphone


Sound - 5 stars Comfort - 4 stars

best headphones ive ever owned! the bass is phenomenal, and the mids and high come in clear

can be slightly uncomfortable, but not as bad as the other reviews make it sound

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Best for the price


I've purchased a few pairs of this style of headphones from WalMart and they're the only ones I'll buy for under $100

If you have small ears, they might irritate the back/bottom of the earlobe. Luckily, I don't

Product Specifications

Extra-large 16 mm drivers make Sony's MDR-ED21LP Fontopia Stereo Headphones an outstanding choice for listening on the go. Fitting snugly, yet comfortably inside the ear, the Fontopia in-the-ear-design allows you to enjoy music while you exercise, skate, or even dance! In addition, the Soft Rubber Earpiece minimizes stress on the ear while the Unique Bass Booster Earpiece Shape and Anti-bacterial Material offer wider frequency sound and worry-free wearing. Sony's Acoustic Twin Turbo Circuit for enhanced sound quality and a High-power Neodymium Magnet for maximum energy in minimum size are also included for your enjoyment.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:8 - 23000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Fontopia

Remote Control

Type: None