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alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews of Sony MDR-Q55SL SLD. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and design. The price and bass quality are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative views about the size and comfort.

sound, bass quality, price, design, portability

comfort, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-Q55SL SLD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 user reviews of Sony MDR-Q55SL SLD from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on People really like the durability and design. The bass quality and price are also mentioned favorably. The size and comfort get negative reviews.

sound, price, bass quality, design, durability

comfort, size

55% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR-Q55SL/BLUE Clip-on Headphones (Blue)Sony MDR-Q55SL Clip-on Headphones (Silver)Sony MDR-Q55SL Clip-on Headphones with Deep-Bass Turbo Duct (Gold)

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MDR-Q55SL A.I.R. Elements of Style Headphones


I've been using these headphones since 2004 when I bought an iRiver iFP-799 player and ditched the headphones the player came with, and I swear by them. I dig the fact that it clips on my ear so it stays in all kinds of conditions, especially when I go...

Quality sounds; good bass; comfortable clip-ons that stay put

No replacement ear buds; extension cord too long; main cord too short

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These headphones are the worst purchase I've ever made.

I love the cable

Uncomfortable. Awful leakage. Poor sound (during normal use)


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MDR-Q55SL A.I.R. Elements of Style Headphones


These headphones are great if you are looking for small, inexpensive headphones with good quality. However they are hard to get them to stay on. Also, the cord legnth can be annoying because the only way it's long enough is with the extension, which...

Great sound, espicially the base compact size

Have a tendency to flap around, cord legnth annoying

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I am currently looking to purchase a second pair of headphones to supplement my current Sony MDR-828LP earbuds ... Which are still going strong for over a few years now!

Sharp looking design. Sound quality better than most I've tried ... very good bass response

Rattling noise in LEFT earpiece (see cause & fix below). The "behind the ear" clips definitely not designed for a HUMAN ear. What, no carry case

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These things are some of the coolest lookin headphones ever. That's what made me wanna buy them. When they stay in you ears, the sound is great, bass is good and doesn't overpower the acoustics and treble.

Look sexy, affordable, good sound all around

Cords are way too much of a hassle, don't stay put on your ear

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Good sound

Clips can annoy user after about 30 minutes

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I was excited about getting this pair of heaphones after seeing some pictures and reading the specs.

Clean sound, good bass

Very bad design, headphones fall off easily. Not the most comfortable ones either

Product Specifications

Sony's new MDR-Q55SL/Blue A.I.R. Headphones combine quality technology and a trendy look. If you have an active lifestyle, and the heart pounding bass of Hip Hop and Rock are what you crave, "AIR" will breathe new life into your songs. Their open-air, clip-on design is headband-free, so they slip directly onto the ear and won't interfere with your hairstyle. Featuring a spring action earpiece designed to comfortably cradle various-sized ears, these headphones enable a snug fit, which minimizes sound leakage, offering consistent audio quality. With a 30-mm driver and neodymium magnet, they also deliver a clean sound with lower distortion. In addition, a large turbo duct offers a more powerful, deep bass. Each unit in the Elements of Style line also features a gold-plated mini-plug, adjustable cord and tangle-free cord slider. The lightweight and comfortable A.I.R. Headphones... make them an essential part of your audio on-the-go ensemble. It's a fashion accessory must have!

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Clip-on
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:16 - 24000Hz
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:90 days warranty