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Sony DR-BT20NX

Sony DR-BT20NX
alaScore 75

364 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 364 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the comfort and portability. The usability and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

sound, value for money, usability, portability, comfort

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Sony DR-BT20NX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 364 reviews)

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Amazing unit for what it was required for!

 

The only major problem I have with this product is that I'm not a big fan of earbuds to begin with and these aren't so comfortable that you don't notice them. Also when I'm sweating (while cutting the lawn) they tend to slip out a bit. ... Expand full...

Compatability (used on two different cell phones, different manufacturers) ; Sound Quality ; Battery Life ; BT Headset Usability (actually works well for phone conversations)

Not a huge fan of earbuds to begin with but these are not terrible

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Amazing unit for what it was required for!

 

The only major problem I have with this product is that I'm not a big fan of earbuds to begin with and these aren't so comfortable that you don't notice them. Also when I'm sweating (while cutting the lawn) they tend to slip out a bit. If you have good...

Compatability (used on two different cell phones, different manufacturers) ; Sound Quality ; Battery Life ; BT Headset Usability (actually works well for phone conversations)

Not a huge fan of earbuds to begin with but these are not terrible

Consumer review by:

First BT stereo headset that actually works

 

I've been trying for about 4 years to find a quality BT stereo headset that I can use at the gym, and still sound comprehensible during a telephone call. I've used Motorola, Backbeat (Altec Lansing) JVC, and this Sony model seems the best of the bunch....

Size/form factor, in-ear but not uncomfortable, good battery life, call quality is good too. Clip-on receiver still has the "wired" look which may bother some, but overall a good, quality unit

I'm stuck in phone mode, that reduces the sound quality, and the literature is difficult to comprehend as to how to get back to A2DP mode, frustrating. If this were fixed, it'd be a five star product

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Sony DR BT100CX/SLV (headset)

 

Worth every penny and confortable and above all its the ONLY bluetooth out there that is a IN-EAR with a mini-cord for flexability....U GOTTA LUV DAT!!!!

Has everything ; 1. Bass ; 2. Great Sound ; 3. Not TOO Loud ; 4. Volume toggle

The only reason keeping me from giving it 5 STARS ; It lacks the capaability to toggle between tracks............which means no back/next function for iPhone users......which SONY should really look to fix or update

Consumer review by:

First BT stereo headset that actually works

 

I've been trying for about 4 years to find a quality BT stereo headset that I can use at the gym, and still sound comprehensible during a telephone call. I've used Motorola, Backbeat (Altec Lansing) JVC, and this Sony model seems the best of the bunch....

Size/form factor, in-ear but not uncomfortable, good battery life, call quality is good too. Clip-on receiver still has the "wired" look which may bother some, but overall a good, quality unit

I'm stuck in phone mode, that reduces the sound quality, and the literature is difficult to comprehend as to how to get back to A2DP mode, frustrating. If this were fixed, it'd be a five star product

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I was very surprised at the great sound quality

 

The skip and volume control works perfectly with my Palm Pre. I did not expect the sound quality to be so good! Excellent definition and bass reproduction. Variety of earbud sizes included.

Paired easily with my Palm Pre

I paid too much for these at an airport shop

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Good price,excellent sound, great phone headset.

 

Excellent sound for the money. There is an overall good balance from low to high. The highs are there without being overly bright. The bass is there all the way down to thundering bass. Great definition in sound. I own Shure 420 earbuds and these Sony...

Great sound. pairs easily with the Samsung i910. Good price. No microphone effect

Some report that the forward and back control does not work with the iPhone due to a deficiency on Apple's end

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Not bad but beware of Sony's lack of repair

 

This unit is a good candidate for buyer-beware. Electronics module is large for a bluetooth unit. Earbuds are not user replaceable unless you can solder micro-mini. Battery life is OK at 6 hours in listen mode and 5.5 hours in hande free. Sony can and...

Good audio in headphone mode

poor audio when in hands free mode; poor range (3 mtrs in open area when linked with a class 1 bluetooth device, 2 meters when linked to a class 2 device). Left earphone failed after 2 weeks

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A bit disappointed, expected more for the price.

 

I expected more features and quality for the price and name. The sound quality is only mediocre. Weak bass response. Volume doesn't get loud enough. Can only control volume. Would expect to also be able to mute, pause, skip, etc. Connection breaks up...

Good battery life, rotating clip, ear bud holder, desktop charger

Lack of media player controls, short wireless range, not enough bass, doesn't get loud enough, weak microphone

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Sony DR-BT10CX Stereo Bluetooth Cell Phone Headset

 

Clear aound. Have been using it for online voip aplications like skype, and for some online radio stations . Would have liked a 3.5 plug for headset upgrade. Can't wait for the new codecs for bluetooth, so I can enjoy improved stereo sound.

Good sound for a stereo bluetooth device. Good bass and clear audio.Long battery life.

none so far

Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. PRODUCT FEATURES: Clip Style Bluetooth Wireless Stereo headset with EX headphones for ultimate wearing comfort; Built-in microphone on receiver; Lightweight Receiver with clip for stylish wear; Supplied with Rechargeable Li-ion battery.

Audio Input

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Microphone Operation Mode:Omni-directional
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud/In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:20 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone
Type:Headset

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.1in
Height:2in
Weight:0.9oz/1.2oz/1oz
Width:1in

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:BT100CX/SLV/BT10CX/BT20NX
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony DR