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Sony MDR-EX90LP

Sony MDR-EX90LP
alaScore 78

511 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 511 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and comfort. The value for money and bass quality also get good feedback.

sound, bass quality, value for money, comfort, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-EX90LP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-EX90LP

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 71 user reviews of Sony MDR-EX90LP from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk.

sound, value for money, bass quality, comfort, usability

reliability

63% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR-EX90LP

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Sony MDR-EX90LP from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

sound, comfort, bass quality, value for money, usability

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

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

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Sony MDR-EX90LP

 

The MDR-EX90LP earphones stick to basic black with some shiny silver accenting just at the earbud. The cord is roughly four feet long, though the right 'bud's cord is slightly longer so that you can wear the cable down your back and out of your way....

The Sony MDR-EX90LP provides excellent clarity and detail and decent bass response; the understated black-and-silver design meshes well with most gadgets.

The silicone ear fittings included with the Sony MDR-EX90LP don't always create a seal with the ear; no cable extender for at-home listening.

The Sony MDR-EX90LP earbuds sound as good as their $100 price tag suggests, but there's nothing particularly exciting about them. They're just good headphones with an understated design.

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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.

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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...

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Sony MDR-EX90LP

 

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...

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Sony MDR-EX90LP

 

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

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"The best sound quality available in earbud headphones."

 

Sound quality is astounding! These headphones are amazing and are still comparable with the recent new comers. I bought mine in 2006 when they where first released. I was spurred on to write this review having recently listened to my brother-in-laws V...

In my opinion unsurpassed earbud audio quality 3 and a half years on! Hearing is believing.

Absolutely nothing.

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"Excellent but disappearing from stores"

 

While these are excellent in-ear headphones (especially if you can equalize for the rolled-off treble), be aware Sony no longer manufactures them and they are starting to disappear from various retailers. Sony replaced them with the MDR-EX500LP, which...

Clear, strong bass.

Does need equalization to compensate for rolled-off treble; fit may not be for everyone.

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"Still awesome, all-round earphones"

 

Comfort and strong bass

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"Great buy for the money!"

 

I'm surprised at the great quality of sound coming from these earbuds. I used to have the cheaper MDREX51s for the past 2 years, and the difference is night and day. I'm ticked that I hadn't bought these sooner.

Smooth sound characteristics with no distortion in the mid range area.

Looks like Frankenstein knobs?

Consumer review by:

Sony MDR-EX90LP

 

Sound quality is astounding! These headphones are amazing and are still comparable with the recent new comers. I bought mine in 2006 when they where first released. I was spurred on to write this review having recently listened to my brother-in-laws V...

In my opinion unsurpassed earbud audio quality 3 and a half years on! Hearing is believing

Absolutely nothing

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
Type:Headphones

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:EX90LP
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR
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