Sony MDREX10LP/BLK In-Ear Headphones

originalgusbus

New Head-Fier
Pros: Price, overall sound quality, comfortable
Cons: To much bass, clarity
Sony almost always delivers when it comes to good quality audio products and these headphones are a great example. These headphones fit quit well and have different size plugs depending on what works best for you. The sound quality is good, but a bit on the lower end in my opinion. The clarity is lacking a bit and there is almost to much bass, but over all has a great sound and nice isolation. And for under $20 you really can't go wrong.
HiFiAudiophile
HiFiAudiophile
these have a veil. terrible with clarity. good treble extension though and boomy bass. 

flat bob

New Head-Fier
Pros: Price to performance ratio, clarity (at this price), quite balanced, cable never tangles or kinks
Cons: Poor isolation with stock buds, bass may be a bit shy if you're fussy
I bought these in my early days of earphone obsession when I was a basshead - coming from a pair of House of Marleys which had lots of bloated bass. Didn't really think much of it then due to its flatter bass but love it now I've reformed from my basshead days.
 
As I said if you want to be really fussy about the bass quantity you could - but for me the low-end is very pleasant for a pair worth 30 bucks. Bass is well defined and mostly taut. 
 
The mids are great on these - not muddy or unclear. Vocals come through really well
 
Highs are ok.
 
If you want to get the most out of these you'll need aftermarket buds. Isolation is almost non-existent from the stock buds

Cat Face

Head-Fier
Pros: Price, surprisingly neutral and accurate, not muffled
Cons: Not enough isolation to my liking, you will mistreat them just because they're cheap
I'm absolutely amazed at the price of these, with a fancier/heavier enclosure and more isolation these would feel like formidable audiophile universal IEM. Right now they punch way above their weight, both figuratively and literally. They aren't prone to hissing, and I haven't heard severe frequency response deviations with multiple sources, including straight off an integrated sound card, several smartphones, Sansa Clip Zip etc. Very easy to drive.
 
I've destroyed several pairs of these by accident just because 9.90€ earbuds are so easy to use carelessly. My only minor complaint is the way how buds tend to slip out of my ear, but that's the fault of my ear, not buds.

drkrazyrich

New Head-Fier
Pros: awesome sound for the money and comfy too
Cons: none so far
got em for 10$ in blue ,store had them on sale so l said sure y not and l m glad :)  they re light and comfortable cheap ( since l destroy my buds alot :frowning2:  ) and most of all the sound surprised me ,they sound great !!  if you need  a replacement for your ipod etc get em can not go wrong :)
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runlvlzero

New Head-Fier
Pros: Good fidelity. Comfortable. Crystal Clear.
Cons: Short and small cord. Very lightweight. Fragile.
I purchased these at staples today as a replacement for some old fashioned skullcandy earbuds (the original rastafarien ones with the 11mm drivers). They were about half the price of the newer skullcandy line that was similair in specs to my old ones.
 
I wanted to try a different brand because the skullcandy earbuds kept breaking. I had been spoiled on the two pairs I bought which had exellent sound. But these Sony earbuds preform much better. The materials used in making them seem even lighter and more throw-away. But that does not matter when they are so cheep.
 
I still hope they last and I'm glad I put my faith in Sony for these earbuds, I did not expect such amazing quality fromt hem. I am an audiophile and if my earbuds arent good enough to let me hear the imperfections in my recordings I dont like em.
 
I would recommend these over any of the others for plugging into your ipod or sleeping with.
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KodaO

100+ Head-Fier
Pros: Bass, mids are excellently represented, isolate well, AFFORDABLE FOR ANYONE
Cons: Highs can be quite shrill and tinny
I bought these IEM's as a means of withdrawal compensation after my XB500's finally burnt out after a long, fruitful life. I was shocked. The audio quality here is almost the exact same as the Xb500's, minus the miniscule soundstage.
 
The bass is punchy but tight, very welcome when listening to house and dubstep music. But not overwhelming enough to kill the enjoyment of rock or metal. Mids are well pronounced, and the vocals sound excellent. Highs are very shrill, but not enough to kill the headphone.
 
Their only flaw is comfort, I start to notice pain after only 30~ minutes of use. They do come with larger buds to compensate.
 
Overall, Great in-ears for the everday consumer. BUY THEM
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whitefero
whitefero
Yes, they are cheap but buyer beware on how fragile and how easy it is for either end to short and die out.
Bloodmeister
Bloodmeister
How is the soundstage of these ?

Zeebra

Head-Fier
Pros: sound, price, comfort, replacement earbuds, looks
Cons: a bit hard and plastic feeling cord causes microphonics
Value
Having a thing for throw-away grade earbuds, I saw these pretty sleek things for 9,90€ in a supermarket and thought hey, why the hell not! I wasn't expecting anything, but damn these little things surprised me!

Audio Quality
The lowest of low frequencies roll off ever so slightly, so one might consider them mid- and high-frequency weighted, but the term "natural" comes to mind more. The buds perform very slightly might weighted so without feeling shrill or "Grado"-like, not emphasizing anything too much. The sound isn't aggressive and doesn't cause ear-fatigue. The sound is clean, doesn't distort at high volumes, and at least I seem to pick plenty of detail from records with these buds. I like them a lot!

Design
Very sleek and pretty, I like them more than most much more expensive products!

Comfort
Stays in ear very well with the smallest of the three replacement buds, the bud material is good and they don't fall off the actual earphone easily at all, very firm on that aspect too.

Isolation
4/5, I heard my wife when she raised her voice. Good for commuting, loud public areas, and ignoring anything else but the wife.

I can't emphasize this enough, if and when you've got extra $10 to go towards your audio hobby and you come across these, GET THEM! Sorry for the hype, but I would say they're worth it, as it's the first time I come across this good sound for this price. The DealExtreme's CX-300 clone came close, but were inconsistent sample to sample. I would suspect a retail Sony earbud is more trustworthy.
JK1
JK1
The Sony EX10 may be good. I haven't heard it. I am very impressed with the $8 JVC Riptidz. The EX10 is $11.64 on Amazon. The Riptidz has 11mm drivers, while the EX10 has only 9mm ones. On Amazon, some reviews claim a lack of bass for the EX10. While the Riptidz is not for bassheads, it does have a decent amount of bass(not the amount the Panasonic RP-HJE450 has though. The HJE450 is $23).
Zeebra
Zeebra
I did mention the slight emphasis on mids and highs, but I find it very comfortable. I only like the earthquake bass in movies. On top of that I don't usually relate with internet reviews too well. For instance, I hear a lot of criticism that my speakers (B3031A) "dont hav enuff bass", while I consider them very strong and flat on all frequencies. And I would doubt that the size of the driver matters all that much if the overall engineering is ok, it's only one specification. These things get very loud with "just" 9mm drivers, without distorting.

But I will keep that in mind and see if I can find Riptidzs somewhere. Thanks!
totsukasword
totsukasword
Hi, i'm new here and read about your opinion about this IEM, and i suggest it to buy to anyone of you, great sound, enough bass, smooth treble
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