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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the noise isolation and bass quality. The value for money and comfort also get good views, whereas many are critical about the portability.

sound, comfort, value for money, bass quality, noise isolation


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-EX86LP is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Sony MDR-EX86LP from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on

sound, comfort, value for money, size, noise isolation


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDREX86LP/BLK Headphones (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony In-the-Ear Stereo Earbud Headphones - Black (Model MDR-EX81LP)

Consumer review by:

Great Sound, weird wires


The sound on these is fantastic. I've had perhaps a dozen earbuds over the past 3 years and these are my favorites for their great sound, fit and noise isolation. They have the best base I've experienced in $50 headphones.

Superior base, clarity, ear comfort

Cord catches on clothes, cord tangles

Consumer review by:

These are pretty good aside from a few minor fault


if you listen to hip hop or rap then these are definetly amazing, but their performance is not what i expected on songs that dont have a lot of bass. dont get me wrong the soud quality is extremely clear and smooth but for 50 dollars it could be...

nice bass, looks sleek and cool, look expensive

thin wires, the seperate headphones wires split awkwardly, case is kind of difficult