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alaTest has collected and analyzed 277 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the bass quality and usability are on the whole positive. The price and comfort are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the mids quality and durability.

sound, comfort, price, usability, bass quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR EX71SLA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 276 user reviews of Sony MDR EX71SLA 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

sound, comfort, price, usability, bass quality


77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDR-EX71SLA Fontopia Bud-Style Headphones with Case (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Headphones.....Headaches! ”


Since the days of the Walkman Sony has been a trusted name for me but that bond was broken with the purchase of these phones.  You would think that paying a good buck ($49.99) for a good set of phones would do the trick but these just didn't seem to...


Product Specifications

Flaunt your style with the MDR-EX71SLA headphones and custom skins. The earbuds come equipped with super-small 9mm drivers that deliver premium sound with superior bass and also come with a convenient case making them easy to carry. Express your uniqueness and decorate your case with your choice of 5 custom skins.

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

Remote Control

Type: None