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Sony Xperia Ear

Sony Xperia Ear
alaScore 90

142 reviews

Feb, 2020

We have collected and analyzed 17 expert reviews and 125 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 57/100 and users rate it 94/100. The average review date is Oct 11, 2017. We have compared these reviews to 1669671 reviews from other Headphones & Headsets. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: Feb 20, 2020.

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Sony's Xperia Ear is not the hands-free assistant I wanted


Sony's Xperia Ear is an intriguing device -- in theory. It's a single Bluetooth earpiece with a built-in assistant that's always ready for your voice commands, and will recite your smartphone notifications as they arrive. However, because you have to...

Accurate gesture recognition for non-verbal interaction ; Snug fit ; Sturdy, water-resistant construction ; Portable charging case

Assistant is not very smart yet ; Gets uncomfortable with extended use ; Not compatible with iOS ; Doesn’t do much that the competition doesn’t ; Poor music quality ; Expensive

I was excited about the Xperia Ear and what it promised until I realized that, as it stands, the device does nothing different from Siri or Google over wired earbuds. In particular, the fact that it requires you to use your hand and press a button to...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Andy Boxall (

Sony Xperia Ear Duo True Wireless Earbuds Review


Very comfortable ; Strong battery life ; Safer than traditional earbuds in certain situations ; Great for outdoor pursuits

Sound is average, lacks bass ; Touch controls slow to react ; Difficult to put on

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (

Sony's personal assistant earphone concept rattles your brain pan


The Sony Xperia Ear Open-Style Concept is a hands-free personal assistant that uses bone conduction to transmit sounds to your ears.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (

Sony Xperia Ear


The Sony Xperia Ear is an innovative Bluetooth headset with a built-in voice assistant you can control by nodding your head, but it's too expensive for the call quality it delivers.

Compact design. Built-in voice assistant with gesture controls. Includes portable charging case.

Expensive. Subpar call quality. Only compatible with Android.

The Sony Xperia Ear is one of the more interesting Bluetooth headsets we've seen in some time, but it focuses too much on features at the expense of call quality. At $200 it's significantly more costly than the Plantronics Voyager 5200, which has most...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Nick T. (

Sony Xperia Ear Bluetooth headset review


It was about six years ago when I wrote my first review. The device I tested was a basic and affordable Bluetooth headset – one that was good for making phone calls, but couldn't do anything else. Fast-forward to present day, and stacking that against...

Tight, secure fit ; Technically, it works for calls, music listening, and voice/video chats via third-party apps ; Carrying case is convenient and holds plenty of charge ; Quick to recharge from zero to full

Sony’s Assistant needs a lot of work ; Occasional connection issues ; No charging cable in the set

Sony is no stranger to making great products. It gave the world the Walkman and PlayStation, it makes outstanding digital cameras and TVs, and its highly acclaimed imaging sensors are in use on most popular smartphones on the market.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Séamus Bellamy (

Sony Xperia Ear Duo true wireless earphones review


With the Xperia Ear Duo, Sony pursued style over substance. The result of the chase? Disappointment.

Rock solid build quality ; Allows for exception situational awareness ; USB-C charging

Frequent connectivity issues ; gesture controls frustrating to use ; Design makes finding physical controls difficult ; Lackluster sound quality ; Expensive given their numerous flaws

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (

Review: Sony Xperia Ear Duo Bluetooth Headphones


Sony's open-ear Bluetooth headphones promise to let you "stay in tune with the world" while keeping you informed with smart alerts when on the go. If you've got an ear for safety, the Xperia Ear Duo keep you in touch with your environment while you...

Sony sells the Xperia Ear Duo via Amazon for $280, which is a lot. You can get better music quality and equivalent battery life for half as much. I'm not sure the open-ear design and smart assistant make up the difference.

Jul, 2018

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Sony Xperia Ear review: the assistant in your ear


With the release of the Xperia Ear, Sony has developed a Bluetooth headset that can also function as a digital assistant. Not only can it be used for phone calls, its also been designed to help you get through everyday life with its voice commands. We...

Battery life

Poor speech recognition

The Xperia Ear is an interesting device. It's successful as a headset, and the inclusion of the speech activation control for your smartphone is very practical. The Sony assistant, however, could not convince completely, and the speech synthesis is...

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Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Sony Xperia Ear Review: In Depth


Sony Xperia Ear Review: We've spent the past week with Sony's Xperia Ear assistant,a handy earpiece that pairs with your smartphone.

Comfortable, light design ; Charging case ; Solid concept

Limited AI ; For early adopters only

We can see Sony developing the Xperia Ear into a truly wonderful device that's used to interact with your mobile phone on a daily basis, but the Assistant is the main selling point and right now it's not quite there. It's a shame as the Ear's design is...

Nov, 2016

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