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Sony MDR-J20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the usability and design are on the whole positive. The comfort and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-J20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 264 reviews)

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Sony MDR-J20 Stereo Headphones


Inexpensive stereo headphones with a elastomer hanger.

Inexpensive and easy to find. Average sound quality that doesn't make the top end unlistenable. Clean across the board, but could use some meat in the lower midrange and upper bass. Very comfortable to wear when working out

Not as good as the $10 JVC HA-F120s. Bass could use some meat. The elastomer clips are comfortable but why couldn't they fit from the rear and not be visible. Better options are only $20 more

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I don't know if anyone from Sony actually reads these reviews, but these headphones were terribly made. I've never had a problem with any other headphones regarding their fit. These headphones do not stay in your ear, especially when you do anything...

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Worst sports earphones in the history of mankind


These headphones advertise well because of the way it looks. If these headphones were anything but sports oriented they'd be ...okay..maybe. But for people who do intense sports, running, cardio, soccer, football, tennis, etc they are horrific. Only...

Marketing style

Horrific in every way


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These are not made for the active athlete


While they claim that these headphones are suitable for the active workout - they are wrong. For example, each time I did sit ups, they fell off my ear. Also because of the design of the wire connecting to both headphones, the wire often tugs and again...

sounds great

poor fit

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These are perfect great for sports or movement! They fit perfectly and sound awesome! I recommend these for anyone!

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Would not purchase again


These things are huge and dont fit the ear properly. Four people in my family have tried them and these headphones are awkward fitting. It seems like you need large ears for them to fit right. The sound quality is garbage and not worth $20. My old...

Nice color and looks durable

Doesnt fit anyones ear and sound quality is garbage

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"These head phones are the bomb , they previde you with hd sound and sony gives you the asurance of quality. I recomend these to every one who is lookin for quality"

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These head phones are the bomb , they previde you with hd sound and sony gives you the asurance of quality. I recomend these to every one who is lookin for quality

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I had been using earbuds to listen to cds which were very uncomfortable. I went into HSN online and found these headphones. They are comfortable and the sound is good.

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Great Headsets for little bucks...


These Sony Headsets are great. Got these for when I go mountain bike riding and all around town. Safer so you are aware of your surroundings and the sound quality is great. I highly recommend them.

Product Specifications


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

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone: No
Indoor/Outdoor :Outdoor
Signal Connection:Wired
Type:In Ear