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stays in ear but lost sound on one side
Comments about Sony Active Sports Headphones - White:
I just bought a 2nd pair after using the 1st set for one year. On my Sony Walkman NMZ-B183F, the 1st pair has deteriorated (significantly in the right ear) so I have to have them at 30 volume on the Walkman. I recall they were 26 at first. The brand new ones used today, play the same song from the same Walkman at 23 and are louder. I run and cycle with them and they occasionally get wet (but not soaked). Sound quality is good, especially bass. They stay in my ears pretty well but lots of wind noise on the bike like many other earphones. What is the warranty on my new ones? There is no indication on the instructions or the package.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Lost sound in one speaker after 11 months.
from Melbourne VIC 3058, Australia
After somewhat irregular use one of the speakers stopped working. The headphones never really had a great sound output to begin with but with one side not working they are basically useless and destined for the bin. Kind of expected better quality from Sony, even for a low end product.
5I really like myheadphones
Stays on when exercises
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Good fit,decent sound
Good fit,decent sounding
Love my new headphones
Very comfortable to wear when I run. Excellent sound quality Overall the best pair of headphones I ever owned.
Performance wasn't there after six months.
Awesome at first, but they got weaker and weaker. Only a 90 day warranty.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Please buy different headphones.
Sony, I love most of your products, but this is terrible rubbish. In other words, itâ€™s trash, garbage and all the other descriptives. I have a list of problems to share about this product; the first being that they are not sweat-proof. The sound dies if a drop gets through the holes to the driver. The second failing is the isolation. There isnâ€™t any. I was able to have a full conversation with my sister listening to Rush(rock band) with my iPod at just over half volume. There is no earbud, the driver just sits in you ear cavity with no seal, and blasts noise in the general direction of your ear canal. Next is the sound quality; bass does not exist in these headphones, the mids and highs have no clarity, because there is no seal, and all of it is full of static. After you give these a good douse of sweat there is no sound quality, because there is no sound. Next up, the adjustable band. If the band had a smooth curve, it might have worked. Instead, they put a wave in the band halfway down that digs into the back of my ears enough to give my a headache after half an hour, no matter how I adjusted it. It wasnâ€™t just me either, I had ten others try it on, and all of them said the same. Now, the wire is thin and I suspect it will break easily. The shirt-clip is not attached to the wire, and detaches every time you open it. So if you want to adjust the clip, first you have to thread the wire back through it. Because of this, the clip was always falling off. Honestly, your better off with those poor airline earbuds. These headphones did end up in the trash can (rubbish bin). (Please donâ€™t pay attention to Schnietziâ€™s review. He is the only person with actual grammar that gave above two stars, and I find myself very suspicious of that. Either heâ€™s paid to review it, since he didnâ€™t actually list those (different brands), or he meant to review a different set of earbuds. Seriously though, donâ€™t waste your money. If you want good earbud sound, then buy Sonyâ€™s MDR-EX10LP. Those are great sound $14.99, and unless you sweat a ridiculous amount or run in the rain, they will probably survive your workout. Otherwise, buy more expensive earbuds or look to a different brand. In my experience, JayBird BlueBuds and FreedomSprint are the best workout headphones, give them a look. Sony, these are the things I want to see change on these earbuds: A smooth band, and actual seal, the same driver as the EX10LP or EX37B, an attached shirt-clip, and most importantly, make it sweat-proof!
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I'm not sure there's a better substitute for loose ear pods or headphones, so this may be the best solution. But they're a bit hard to squeeze the top and bottom lobes of my ears through the holder, and once in, they don't really press the speaker tightly into my ear, meaning I'm losing perhaps 50% of the possible sound. I hope these issues can be solved, but I still recommend the earphones as they are.
Making me rethink my morning workouts
I should have read the reviews. As soon as I start to sweat the volume and bass disappear entirely! No to mention the bud part falls out of my ear and I have not been able to adjust them so that they stay put. I spend my hour workout fighting with these ear buds!!! The jack is another problem entirely! It does not fit snuggly into any outlet so that when I can actually hear whats coming out of the headphones it only transmits to one side or the other. It falls out of the treadmill and elliptical I use that have TVs you can watch mounted on top. I am so upset with these headphones and they are ruining my morning workouts. I am not longer focused on what I"m doing and can't enjoy my carefully selected playlists that pump me up. I have already purchased a new pair...not from SONY.
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