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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Sony MDREX56LP/WHI. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and bass quality. The price and comfort also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the usability, and the durability and portability get negative reviews.

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portability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDREX56LP/WHI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony MDREX56LP/WHI from The average user rating for this product is 1.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers are impressed by the bass quality and size. The comfort and price also get good comments, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability and usability.

sound, price, comfort, size, bass quality

portability, usability, reliability

25% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDR-EX56LP/WHI EX Style Headphones - Hybrid Silicone Type Earbuds (White) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: N/A (

Sound is good but NOT durable


Nice sound but not durable. I get Panasonics for under $10 elsewhere that are way more durable and sound pretty good

NOT durable. The cords pull out at junction and also at the earbud. The drivers are durable, the cords are not. We are talking you are lucky to get months of wear

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: littlemike (

Poor reliability


Don't waste your money on cheap Sony headphones.

Good sound quality

Don't last. Bought two units. Both sat in packaging for a year and both failed with a weeks usage after opening and using. POOR QUALITY! Also, Sony claims the warranty is only 90 days -- not 1 year as Newegg says

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Kalas (

Sony Premium White Headphones with Gold Plated Connector (MDR-EX56LP/Whi)


I've seen at least one comment regarding the cord lengths being 'lopsided.' This is not a design fault, it is a feature. The right earphone loops around behind your neck so you have less cord dangling in front of you. Please don't bash this product...

Excellent sound quality ; Much less than I paid at Walmart for an identical black pair ; Didn't break after a couple months of abuse like cheaper kinds do. (Most don't last long from being wrapped around my mp3 player, but these handle it and still...

None so far, though I wish I bought my other pair from Newegg in the first place to save a bit of cash

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

not bad


the fool who is talking about the lopsided cords it's meant to go behind your head. so you have it going down only on one side and the longer cord i meant to wrap around the back of the neck

Not bad head phones, sound quality is decent, not terrible for the cost

earbuds are easily lost. the cord seems kind of thin. in the long term it may give out

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: archpenguin (

Immersive experience


For the sound immersion you achieve with these headphones, it's a good deal.

The frequency range is quite good. I really like the bass end. They are very good at sound isolation. I can be listening to any music, loud or soft, and not hear anything around me. It's good enough that I sometimes wonder if I am breathing weirdly or...

The volume is a bit low compared to any of my other headphones. Also, it's white. Ear wax is yellow. If you have ear drainage issues (I know, ewwwww, but it can be an issue) you may not appreciate the color. I like it, but I don't have ear issues ; The...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (




Please stay far away from these headphones. I've had bad luck with many Sony products for a while now and let's face it their company has been doing terribly with a line of products have have flopped the major being the PS3 ; I figured, hey why not?...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: DefiantBlob (



6-23,000Hz response with a 9mm driver, nicely done Sony.

For the sale price, or the normal one, the sound quality is great. Absolutely love the customizable ear-bud size, they wont fall out or hurt. Wear for hours while working and dorm-mate is sleeping, sound can't be heard by him and they're still comfy...

Doesn't come with an iPod

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Melissa (

For small ears too!


Comes with three bud sizes; I had to use the smallest one. Fits nicely, not too loose or tight ; My old Apple iPod ear buds had plastic/rubber reinforcement between the bud and where it connects to the cord, and it broke and tore to pieces after a few...

After a while, maybe an hour or two of constant play time, it does start to hurt the canals, which either tells me (1) it's too tight or (2) I'm shoving it in there too deep

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Stick (

Good earbuds.


The best low end response and sound I have found

White is probably not best color to use inside ear

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: LonghornFootball (



Came in three sizes which is very cool. I switch out between small and medium depending on what im doing. Overall a great buy. Newegg succeeds again!

Fast shipping by new as usual. The cord is the perfect length, i used it for when im walking to class and does not tug on my ear when i have my mp3 player in my pocket. Crisp sound, cant complain. The bass of it is really good. I compared it to my 40...

Wish it was black

Jan, 2010