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Sony MDR-EX71SL Fontopia In-The-Ear Headphones

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Super-light in-the-ear design New, super-small 9 mm drivers Soft, silicon earbuds Two sizes of earbuds accommodate a full range of ears 400 kJ/ma ultra-high-power Neodymium magnet Hard carrying case and earbud holder supplied FONTOPIA(R) Headphones in-the-ear … see full wiki

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1 review about Sony MDR-EX71SL Fontopia In-The-Ear Headphones

Good sounding headphones with some design flaws

  • Sep 8, 2005
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These are about the best "in the ear" headphones on the market right now from Sony. They sound pretty good but I used to have older sony "fontopia" headphones that sounded better with richer bass. My old ones costed $60 but are now discontinued. However, for the price, these are better bang for your buck. Here are the pros and cons:

Pros: Good range of sound, especially for the price. Extra entension cord adapter is nice. 3 different ear adapters assure fit and comfort.

Cons: The cord without the extender is a few inches too short. The cord with the extender is too long!

Conclusion: For the price, these are worth every penny. They pretty much blow away other headphones in the same price/model range.

However I wish they would make another model with even better audio range specs though... closer to the specs on DJ monitor type headphones. I wouldn't mind paying more to get better frequency range. I would describe these as mid-range and NOT "premium" or high-end headphones. So true audiophiles may be disappointed.

Note: The earphone cord design where one side is longer than the other is done on purpose. You are supposed to wear them with the cord behind your neck/head. Almost all of the Japanese headphones are now designed this way and it is not a design flaw.

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