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Sony Clip-on Headphones MDR-Q33LP

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Sony Clip-on Headphones MDR-Q33LP. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and portability. The design and comfort are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the usability, and many are less positive about the treble quality and price.

sound, comfort, design, portability, durability

reliability, price, treble quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony Clip-on Headphones MDR-Q33LP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: awoeonip (

Sony Clip Headphones - Big sound, small package


The Sony MDR-Q33LP clip-on headphones are part of Sony's w.ear line, a stylish, low-impact line of electronic equipment. The headphones consist of two connected pieces, the base, which contains the speaker, and a earclip piece which swivels to allow...

Compact design, spiffy looks, good sound quality

Painful on the ears after a while, cord tangles waay too much

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: tesseract (

Sony MDR-Q22LP W.EAR Clip-On Earphones: A Tragedic Saga of Failures, Part 1



The speakers DO deliver quality sound

you just can't hear it when wearing them normally. Loose fit, tend to fall off

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: aashok (

Cauliflower Ear Anybody?


These identical headphones are also available in red and black colors. You can see them on my profile page.

Excellent sound quality, no head/neck band, great for portable audio use

Unique swivel ear-clip design can be uncomfortable over extended periods of use

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: pretendo (

Respectable Blend of Looks and Functionality


A couple of my friends have had these headphones for sometime, the appearance always struck me as gorgeous and the sound quality wasn't bad at all, but the high price ($29 at Wal-Mart, Target, K-mart) always deterred me. But once my Phillips...

Great looks, switch-able caps, long (braided nylon) cord, sound quality, doesn't

Uncomfortable after a while, fragile feel, hard to put on/take off, price

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: goodsunplugged (

Gotta Love 'Em


I recently purchased the Sony MDR Q33LP/S headphones because I've always hated wearing headphones that wrapped over the top of your head. These little guys are wonderful. They snap very comfortably over your ear and don't fall off unless you pull on...

Portable, OverEar, Clear

Tangles Easily, Doesn't Cancel Sound

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: mdedwards (

Sony done well.


The Sony W.EAR headphones is (are) a very nice piece of hardware. The customizable caps especially drew my attention, as well as the headphone's apparent lightweight design, and the sheer 'coolness factor' of the headphones.

Stylish Good Quality Sound

Loud to everyone else, Clip on (spring piece) might be irritating, chord tangles

Apr, 2002

Consumer review by: g-town_ed (

Good and comfortable, but lacks in certain area's



Comfortable, good sound, convenient, can hear things going on outside

Loud for those sitting near, highs can be slightly tinny... Break easily

Feb, 2002

Consumer review by: afromaniac (

Sony is too expensive, as usual


Out of all the Sony paraphernalia I've gotten, the items are always very good -- looking. The best thing I've ever gotten from them is a silver AM/FM CD player, which actually works very well and has good battery conservation powers. The stereo I got...

lightweight, good sound, long attractive cord, interchangeable color headphone caps

cord tangles easily, painful after a half hour of use, way too expensive

Dec, 2001

Consumer review by: Unseelie (

Great solution for thick hair, small ears, lots of travel abuse..


i'm writing this review with one ear-shell on, the other "clipped" to the top of my sweater. i have to be able to listen for someone who wants my attention at work. what wonderful, practical, entertaining accessories!

Tough Cord. Colourful! Snug, hike& workout w/them. Great for small-ears big-hair

Hard to think of: could use a cord keeper

Oct, 2001

Consumer review by: LetItRut (

Okay but overpriced


I bought a pair of the cool-looking Sony MDR-Q33LP W.EAR earclip-type headphones from Best Buy to replace a worn-out pair of Koss Porta Pros. I wasn't going to like them at all, considering that they didn't impress me when I had demoed them at Sony...

Decent sound quality, excellent comfort

Lacks sufficient bass response

Apr, 2001

Product Specifications

You live in the real world... A world of work... of play... of travel... Sony adds life to your world, whether you're: At Home... At Work... On the Road... On the Go... Your world... Your Sony. These Sony headphones feature lower distortion and wider dynamic range and a unique W.EAR design that eliminates neckbands and headbands, allow them to slip directly onto the ear. Interchangeable headphone caps let you change colors in an instant. Two pairs in different colors are supplied, a total of twelve colors are optional. Innovative spring-action earpiece cradles the ear, remains comfortable hour after hour. Lightweight open-air headphones are comfortable to wear, even for extended periods. Black MDR-Q33LP/B comes with two pairs of headphone caps: Black and Clear Red.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Over-the-ear
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:18 - 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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty