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Sony MDR-EX90

Sony MDR-EX90
alaScore 77

404 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 404 reviews of Sony MDR-EX90. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the bass quality and comfort. The design and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the portability.

sound, price, design, comfort, bass quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-EX90 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony MDR-EX90


alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony MDR-EX90 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on People really like the portability and comfort. The bass quality and price also get good feedback. Views are divided on the mids quality, while many are negative about the size and noise isolation.

sound, price, bass quality, comfort, portability

usability, reliability, noise isolation, size

62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Ultimate MDR EX90LP headphones with wide dynamic range

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony MDR-EX90


alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 user reviews of Sony MDR-EX90 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Views about the usability and price are on the whole positive. The bass quality and comfort are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the portability.

sound, comfort, bass quality, price, usability

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDR-EX90LP Stereo Earphones

Feb, 2016

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Expert review by: Jammer (

Sony MDR-EX90LP Review


The X-factor of Sony MDR-EX90LP is its excellent clarity, the minute details which it covers and the effective bass response. Along with all these, its black and silver design is something which is going to grab the eye-balls

The problem with Sony MDR-EX90LP is its silicone ear fittings which might not fit your ear properly. Apart from that the bad news is that it doesn't have any cable extender which will support you at home listening

Thanks Sony for MDR-EX90LP Well, the most exciting thing about Sony MDR-EX90LP is the price tag attached with it. It only costs $100 and the good thing about this ear buds is it gives you an enriching musical experience.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: iLounge (

Sony MDR-EX90LP Stereo Headphones


iLounge readers and editors have for years considered Sony's MDR-EX series of in-canal earphones to be amongst the better replacement options for Apple's iPod pack-ins - sold for $50 or less, the company's EX71s and 81s were amongst the first low-end...

A hybrid metal, plastic, and silicone rubber earphone design that delivers better clarity than Sony's lower-priced MDR-EX series offerings, complete with a small leather case and plastic cord management insert. Design fits in both outer ear and ear...

Large earpieces provide less of a seal, and thereby less isolation, than both same-priced competitors and company's earlier designs. Flatter sound and less detail than peer in-canal earphones ; impressive mostly by comparison with same company's...

I bought a set in December and I love them. At first I thought they were lacking in the mid range area compared to my MDRE888's but after tweaking the audio properties through iTunes a little they rock. They don't totally block outside sound but I...

Expert review by: Jasmine France (



The Sony MDR-EX90LP earbuds sound as good as their price tag suggests, but there's nothing particularly exciting about them. They're just good headphones with an understated design.

Excellent clarity and detail ; Decent bass response ; Understated black-and-silver design meshes well with most gadgets

Included silicone ear fittings don't always create a seal with the ear ; No cable extender for at-home listening

In general, sound quality provided by the MDR-EX90LP earphones is superior. All genres of music sound equally good, making these 'phones a great choice for a wide variety of listeners. The MDR-EXX90LPs offer great high-end detail and clarity, and we...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Which? (

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Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Al Rothwell (



The EX90s offer a warm, well-rounded performance, with the balance between deep, full bass and subtle trebles pretty much spot on. They can't match the presence and separation of the Etymotic or Shure earbuds, but the EX90s sound great nonetheless.

Warm bassy sound, good noise isolation

Audio quality isn't quite top notch

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: Blackman (

Better than Bose In Ear Headphones


"I went to these after my Bose In Ear's had a broken wire. These are nothing less than superb, check the specs. They handle more power than the more expensive Sony In Ear's at half the price with the same construction. Compared to my Bose the sound...

Worth way more than the price

Needs a wire clip and more comfortable ear plugs

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: jarrettwold (

Outstanding Audio and Comfort


"I'm an audiophile, and I also do a ton of outdoor work. This headset is by far my favorite set of buds. I've used Sennheiser, Bose and so forth, this is the best trade for price and quality that I've had. The different bud tips allow a really nice...

Comfort, Price, Multiple Tips.Durable

Headphone cord slightly short

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: jgojgosjoo (

Returned Bose got these Thank You SONY no return necessary


Awesome. They are far superior to the Bose Triports, and the Ultimate Ears 2, my last set of earbuds. The Sony MDR-EX71SL's even outperformed both aforementioned products. The Sony MDR-EX90LP's are obviously and markedly an improvement over...

Buy these now. Best out there and under a bill

Absolutely none

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: bennetng (

Sony's flagship again


I have used quite a number of Sony earphones, namely E837, E838, E888, E931and EX90. While EX90 is the most expensive one (HKD$668), I think it is worth the money.

sound quality


Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: robinmichael (

Sony's canalphone twist pays off


A first glance at these 'phones reveals the MDR's trademark asymetrical left and right wire lengths, the left being shorter in a design made to allow the wires to be worn behind the listener's head. Upon closer inspection, though, one sees that the 90s...

Combines the MDR series' fantastic bass with much-refined midrange and treble

Thin cords ultra tangly, may wear prematurely. Some users may want better sound

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

Sony's MDREX90LP Fontopia headphones fit in your ear for private, comfortable listening. With high quality 13.5mm driver units and neodymium magnets, these headphones reproduce a deep bass and clear treble sound. The EX90LPs are the perfect headphones for your MP3 Walkman, CD Walkman and more!

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:5 - 25000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Portable audio system


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR