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alaScore 82

186 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and design. The value for money and comfort are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the reliability.

sound, comfort, value for money, design, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-EX40LP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 186 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Sony MDR-EX40LP


alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Sony MDR-EX40LP from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, value for money, design, comfort

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDREX40LP/PNK In-Ear HeadphonesSony MDREX40LP/WHI In-Ear HeadphonesSony MDREX40LP/VLT In-Ear Headphones

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These earbuds are great! I have listened to most songs without problems..but they hurt your ears at times if you put them in to far.

Great fit

Hurts my ears if I put them in to far

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Solid Sound & Design


This item was purchased in desperation since the Sony EX Stereo phones I purchased 1 1/2 years ago were discontinued. The sound is not as high-quality as the previous phones, and the angled buds are not as small as previous. However, the angled design...

Compact,Durable,Good Value

Cord Too Short,Uncomfortable


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Works like a charm.


My husband got me my first laptop for Christmas.. Bought the ear buds to use with the laptop. Works great! Fit beautifully and I appreciate the extra cushions included, nice touch. Very happy with my purchase.

Comfortable,Compact,Extra ear cushions yeah,Good Value,Great fit,Great Sound,Lightweight,Very comfortable

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Perfectly fine - perform as expected


no comment

Compact,Durable,Great Sound,Lightweight

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Compact with great sound.


I use these constantly to listen to audio books and music while I work around the house, at the gym, and even while I sleep. The compact rounded ear phone is hardly even noticeable unless you get a dark color. I hate things which go around the ear or...

Comfortable,Compact,Great Sound,Lightweight

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Earbuds that FIT!


Great for those of us with "shallower" ear canals! Others can be painful after a short amount of time, but these are smaller by design, and therefore are MUCH more comfortable! One size smaller would be even better!

Comfortable,Good Value,Great Sound,Lightweight

A dud

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I would buy this product again


I listen to music while working

Comfortable,Compact,Good Value,Great Sound,Lightweight

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Very poor sound quality. NOT a good deal


The sound quality is awful. It has a tin-like, blown ou sound that actually kind of hurts unless you keep the volume low. I was really surprised at how bad they were for the price and made due with my $2 Jetnlue airline headphones which were worlds...


Poor Sound

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have become the only headphones i use


don't listen to the other reviews. the sound is good, for the price you don't get better. these have neodynium magnets, which you normally don't find except on pricier headphones. ferrite sounds tinny, neodynium doesn't -it's that simple.

Comfortable,Good Bass,Good Value,Great Sound,Stylish

Product Specifications


Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband:No / Yes
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone: Yes
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:In Ear