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alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Sony MDR-EX55LP. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the noise isolation and bass quality. The price and comfort also get good opinions, but views about the usability and portability are different. Many are negative about the design and durability.

sound, comfort, price, bass quality, noise isolation

durability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-EX55LP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Sony MDR-EX55LP from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on People are impressed by the noise isolation and price. The portability and sound also get good feedback. Many are critical about the design.

comfort, sound, portability, price, noise isolation


75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Jasmine France (

Sony MDR-EX55LP review: Sony MDR-EX55LP


When you've just dropped a wad of your hard-earned cash on a new MP3 player, purchasing an accessory to help make the most of it may seem counterintuitive, but that's exactly what you should do: upgrade those headphones. You needn't spend a lot to get...

The Sony MDR-EX55LP headphones are inexpensive and offer a good step up from stock buds in both comfort and sound quality. They offer some passive sound isolation. Audio is clear and balanced.

The Sony MDR-EX55LP headphones suffer from a cheap, plastic design and the cable is thin and tangle-prone. Similarly priced earbuds from Sony offer more features and deeper bass.

There may be better options in this price range, but the Sony MDR-EX55LP earbuds are still a good step up from stock for listeners who like balanced audio across a variety of genres.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Jeremy Horwitz (

Reviews: Sony MDR-EX55LP Stereo Headphones


It must be noted up front that Sony has intentionally distinguished its earphones by model number, and the EX55 is no exception: it is the latest in the MDR-EX50 series, which Sony has traditionally sold for $10 less than the EX70s and $20 less than...

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: RoadWarrior561 (



"I've owned these for a few years now and I LOVE THEM!!! When I first looked at them I thought they were too pricey, but I really wanted to try a pair of the "in-ear" style earphones and these were the cheapest around. So I splurged on them and...

Great sound quality, comfortable, and reliable

Earpads keep falling off

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: Ducky112 (

Excellent In-ear headphones!


"I couldn't be happier with these in-ear headphones! I bought them to replace the Apple in-ear headphones for my iPod (the left earbud stopped working). These stayed put in my ear after just placing them in ONCE (my Apple in-ear headphones would...

Great sound and quality

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: xckyle (

waste of money


"My roomate and I both purchased a pair of these about a month ago. They were great sounding headphones right out of the box but after about 2 weeks his left headphone quit working. Mine quit after about 3 to 4 weeks. Since neither of us keep receipts...

good fit with the ability to change inserts, good sound

do not last at all

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: racerboi3x (

A Must Have


"The bass response of these small but powerful ear buds is overwhelming, the highs and mids are crisp and clear. These ear buds are a definite must have. I thought that you could only get this quality from a higher price and better brand name, but...

Nice style, small and comfortable, many sized ear peaices, great stereo quality

Are you crazy, there are none

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: nate (

Best heaphones!


"These headphones are definitely the best that i have used, and trust me i have been through a BUNCH of headphones. They feel great, sound great, and they don't cost very much compared to other headphones. I know that my brother has a pair of $200...

sounds phenomenal, great bass, keeps out sound, pretty much everything

the rubber ends come off sometime, but you get 3 pairs

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: tommcd (

Great Sound Terrible Quality


"I've purchased 6 different pairs of these ear buds over the last 18 months to use on my iPod Classic. I love the sound of these ear buds but the build quality is terrible. In every pair of ear buds I have lost one of the channels, usually the right...

Great audio quality with deep bass

Terrible build quality, you lose left or right channel after a couple months of use

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Danny (

Broke in two days


"I was impressed when I used my friends sony ear buds so I decided to buy a pair. THey were great for two days until they stopped working for no reason. Disappointing purchase for $40 dollars."

great earbud

only worked for two days

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: CJ (

Great Headphones but


The best headphones I ever had in terms of sound BUT-after a while the right ear goes out. [...]. Get a Product Replacement if you buy these

Comfortable, Compact, Good Bass, Lightweight, Rich Sound

Flimsy Construction

May, 2009

Product Specifications

Featuring 9mm driver units for impressive sound quality, these MDR-EX55 earbud headphones make your favorite music truly come alive. And Sony's simple design and precision audio reproduction technology mean these earbuds look as good as they sound. Silicone housing is included for the most comfortable fit.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:6 - 23000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

Remote Control

Type: None