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Sony MDR-EX71

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Sony MDR-EX71. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the usability and size are generally positive. The bass quality and sound are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the durability and price.

design, sound, bass quality, size, usability

price, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-EX71 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: PC Magazine (

Sony MDR-EX71


If you like bass, you'll love the Sony MDR-EX71 headphones. Online opinions say that the bass is too thick and muddy and that there are no highs, but they're only half right. Our oscilloscope tests show that the bass is quite clean, not muddy in the...

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: qazwsx (

Sony MDR-EX71 Headphone Reviews


I had these earbuds way before I started collecting some good-end gear, boought them about two years ago. I found these emptying my closet, and I figured I would give them a shot two years later.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: commando (

Sony MDR-EX71 Headphone Reviews


These are great little canal phones, and they're fantastic value. They isolate a little, but not as much as the more expensive canal phone. This makes them more approriate for some situations, but not appropriate for air travel or noisy environments.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: logogogue (

Sony MDR-EX71 Headphone Reviews


Seems like a very ubiquitous unit for the ipod set, especially in the subways of NYC. I still use these for cycling because of the short cord to my shuffle on the arm but I have a lot of gripes and quibbles. 1.) Not very durable. I am on my third unit,...

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: rjleong (

Sony MDR-EX71 Headphone Reviews


The Sony MDR-EX71 is seriously overrated by quite a few people. The bass is boomy and uncontrolled, and the highs are painfully screechy. The mids are also undistinguished, as well. And though the MDR-EX71 is comfortable to wear, it is extremely...

Jan, 2005