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Sony MDR-EX 71

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the comfort and size. The bass quality and sound also get good reviews, but there are some critical opinions about the durability and price.

design, sound, bass quality, size, comfort

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-EX 71 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 39 reviews)

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Sony MDR-EX71SL series

 

If you're searching for reasonably priced premium earbuds, stop here and take a hard look at the Sony MDR-EX71SL headphones.

Ultracompact and comfortable; included carrying case and extension cord; sounds better than most earbud-style sets

Some less expensive, nonearbud headphones sound better; not ideal for runners; cord length and behind-the-neck styling may be problematic for some users

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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,...

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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...

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