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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the portability and bass quality are overall positive. The value for money and comfort also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the design. There are some critical opinions about the build quality.

sound, comfort, value for money, bass quality, portability

build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Sony MDR EX56LP/BLK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 20 reviews)

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Can drown out unwanted noises

expect it to break down right after it passes the warranty date. Customer service reps do not help at all

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Good Sound for good price


Other then the poor cable management and design of the wires i really like the sound and look of these headphones. I still feel i got a good bang for my buck... unless of course they break in the near future.

These are the best sounding headphones i've ever owned. I was using the earbuds that came with my ipod for quite sometime, and switching over to these was a great sounding experience. They cut out alot of the noise around you, so you can wear them on...

I took off an egg because of the design of the wiring. The right strand is longer then the left, and it is supposed to be worn around the back of your neck, so that they hang over your chest if you take them out. This is a cool idea in principle, but...

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Bad sound, bad fit.


Cheap and light

The ear-canal piece is too short to properly go into the ear canal. The sound has way too much bass, so music is not sharp and clear


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I liked these so much that I bought another pair; however, after a mere 6 months the right side stopped working. I treated these headphones very nicely, so I'm not sure why.

Comfortable","Compact","Great Sound

Long boot time

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Unfortunately Not a Fan


I was impressed reading that the Frequency Response of these headphones is 6Hz-23KHz, quite a high range. Unfortunately the sound, despite messing with an equalizer failed to be full or rich, but rather sounded like small tinny speakers with little...

Useful Accessories ; Simple Instructions

Small is Still Too Big ; Tinny Sound

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SONY MDRE-X56LP/BLK 3.5mm Gold-Plated Connector Canal Black Premium Headphone


-If you're going to get these headphones, make sure you treat them well!! By treating them well, I mean by not letting people yank these out of your ears otherwise you'll have the same problem I got.

Nice trebs, good quality ; Decent amount of bass ; Have a nice rubbery skin on them

The rubbery skin fell off after about 3 months of use because it seemed like they werent glued on properly ; The left earbud is silent now because of the constant yanking from the ears (although this is mostly my fault for letting people yank them out...

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SONY MDRE-X56LP/BLK 3.5mm Gold-Plated Connector Canal Black Premium Headphone


Low price, comfortable, do not leak, reliable, reduce noise, nice sound and bass

None so far. just what I expected for the price and even more. Can get it cheaper in other sites

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Great EarBuds


excellent sound quality, very nice bass and very comfortable, comes with 3 earbuds inserts should fit anyones ears very comfortably


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great buy


"I bought these headphones and was veryy satisfied. They have a great sound. you can hear all the small things that go on and the bass is pretty good for being relatively cheap. For just the reguar person searching to buy headphones theat will sound...

comfy, sound great, bass

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They don't last


"These headphones were comfortable and sounded pretty good. Then the right side stopped working. Nothing at all. I returned them and tried a new pair and the same problem occurred after a month and a half. Fragile"




Product Specifications

Groove to your music with the MDR-EX56 premium EX earbuds. Boasting a lightweight design, these headphones have 9mm driver units which provide deep bass sound and a superior listening experience. Plus, the hybrid silicone earbuds ensure a perfect fit while delivering supreme comfort. Customize your listening experience with three different sizes of silicone ear cushions.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:6 - 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