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Sony Active Style Headphones In Black - MDR-AS40EX

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9mm Drivers/ Rich Sound & Deep Bass/ Detachable Soft Hangers/ Cord Adjuster/ 2 Ft. Cord Length & 2 Ft. Extension Cord/ Removable Caps/ Three Sizes Of Earbuds/ Frequency Response Of 9-23,000Hz/ Black Finish
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Sony Active Style Headphones In Black, Model MDRAS40EX

Perfect for fast movement and high-impact workouts, the MDR-AS40EX active style headphones give you the option of using the detachable soft hangers when the going gets rough or just the earbuds for mild activity. Either way, you'll appreciate the crisp sound with rich bass and the moisture guard that wicks sweat away from the speakers. Three earbuds are included (S, M, L) to ensure the most comfortable fit.

Features:

  • Earbud-style headphones deliver rich sound with deep bass
  • Moisture guard allows for moisture to pass around head phones
  • Short cord (2 feet) solution for arm-band use; extension cord (2 feet) is supplied
  • Supplied with 3 sizes of detachable soft hangers for ultra-secure and comfortable fit
  • Can also be used as standard earbud by detaching soft hangers
  • Three sizes of earbuds (S, M, L)
  • Removable caps
  • Hard carrying case
  • Clip to secure the cord

Specifications:

Audio

  • Driver Unit: 9mm diameter dome type
  • Frequency Response: 10-23,000Hz
  • Impedance: 16 ohms at 1kHz
  • Sensitivity: 100dB/mW

Speaker

  • Diaphragm: PET
  • Type: Closed, Dynamic

Power

  • Power Handling Capacity: 100mW (IEC)

General

  • Design: Earbud
  • Magnet: Neodymium for outstanding bass perfomance
  • Plug: Gold Plated, straight stereo mini plug
  • Type of Use: Sports

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Cord Length: 2ft single sided, 2ft extension cord also supplied

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: .21 Oz. (6g) without cord
  • Shipping: 1 Ib.

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • 90 Days Limited Warranty
TypeIn-Ear
Wired Or WirelessWired
iPod ControlsNo
Noise SuppressionNo
Noise CancelingNo
Mobile Phone ControlsNo
MicrophoneNo
Power SwitchNo
Volume ControlNo
Water ResistantNo
  

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Sony Active Style Headphones In Black
 
2.5

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (17)

20%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Other reviews here are skewed from my experience.

I have two pairs and my wife has one, three pairs NO problems after over a year with the first pair. Well, actually the right ear went out in my first pair and...Read complete review

I have two pairs and my wife has one, three pairs NO problems after over a year with the first pair. Well, actually the right ear went out in my first pair and after inspecting the phones I found that wax had built up in the channel which caused the issue. Clean them and that will probably fix the issues listed here. What is great about these headphones is they stay in place comfortably because of the hooks. I use them running, lifting, snowboarding and mountain bike riding (please don't use them on the road that is too dangerous). I have used them for HOURs at a time w/o any problems biking. The sound is great ( I own a 7 speaker Infinity surround system with 130 watts per channel and I know good highs and lows). if you are like me and hate the little buds that fall out of your ears when doing anything active, you will love these headphones. I sweat a lot and have never had an issue with performance when very active outdoors in 90 degree heat. The issues I have are minor. One the connection between the two cords can pop loose if you put any pull on them. This is typical if used for lifting or especially doing situps ;) In a few cases though it has been helpful - like during mountain bike crashes. The trick I use during gym work outs is to use two shirts and let the cord hang between them as this seems to reduce the issue. The second issue which is even less important to me is the case. For the cord to wrap up in it well I have found that I need to remove the alligator clip. I just don't use it. Instead, I have found that to reduce tangling of these phones, I slide the chin tightener up to the top and fold the cord up in half a few times and tuck in the shuffle clip. Comes out untangled every time. BTW, the short cord option is great if you have an MP3 player that clips to your camelbak. Works like a charm with no "cord" issues.

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Won't last

I purchased these headphones about 9 months ago to listen to my iPod while I run. The design of the over-ear clips is nice, and the ear cushions are very comfortable. Sound performance...Read complete review

I purchased these headphones about 9 months ago to listen to my iPod while I run. The design of the over-ear clips is nice, and the ear cushions are very comfortable. Sound performance was also solid. However after about 9 months one earpiece stopped working. Although these headphones are not excessively expensive, I'd expect them to work for at least a few years. I have a similar pair (without ear clips) that I listen to when I'm not working out and have never had a problem. I do not recommend using these headphones for exercising.

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2.0

Love Them but they break

By Sooner75

from Raleigh, NC

Comments about Sony Active Style Headphones In Black:

this was my 3rd set. I love them but will not keep buying them. This last set lasted less than 3 months before the sound stopped coming from the right ear piece. None have lasted past 10 months.

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5.0

Best Headphones I have ever had

By 7592

from Salt Lake City, UT

Pros

  • Everything

Cons

  • Extention cord

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony Active Style Headphones In Black:

    I spent about $800 looking for a decent sound quality headphone that would stay on me while running regardless of speed. I finally purchased this pair and I wont look at anything else. They have been washed and dried with my clothes, several times, and I have not had any problems in the three years that I have had these. I have a background in studio audio recording, and I have yet to find a better audio quality then these. I run with them often, never fall off. They are comfortable, stylish, nearly impossible to break.

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    3.0

    Great!...as long as they're still working

    By Wishtheyworked

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Sony Active Style Headphones In Black:

    I absolutely love these headphones! The sound is great. They stay in place while I'm running. They are great for connecting to an iPod (with the short cord) or using on a treadmill (with the longer cord). I was SO BUMMED when I went for a run one day though only to realize that the sound in one of the headphones had totally stopped working. No matter how much I played around with them, I still couldn't get the functionality to return. This was about 9 months after I had originally bought them.

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    5.0

    Best in ear phones for the price!

    By FurrDogg

    from Ridgecrest, Ca

    Comments about Sony Active Style Headphones In Black:

    I noticed a lot of negative feedback for these, so I HAD to post a review so people reading don't miss out on a great product. I've had them for over a year, and i've put them through running, work outs, mowed lawns, skating (and a lot of falling), and last night, my wife washed AND dried these, and they're STILL going hard. Great headphones, strong, and sound great! For in ear design, these are by far the most durable headphones out there, and they sound great too.

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    1.0

    overpriced garbage

    By AnonymousUser

    from Chicago

    Comments about Sony Active Style Headphones In Black:

    These headphones gave me no end of trouble from the first day i bought them. The first problem was the cord extender does not make a solid contact; this caused the headphones to cut out and have a "static" sound every once in a while. After using the headphones every day for a month they broke. The right headphone now emits sound at half of the decibels as the left. This problem is from the connection to the right headphone, initially the right headphone went dead, but after tinkering with the cord i managed to get some audible sound out of it. These headphones are priced at $40 ($50 in stores) yet fail to reach the quality of $10 skull candy headphones. If you plan on using these headphones for more than one month DO NOT BUY THEM! Never in my life have i paid for headphones with such poor quality. I have always known that an item with great quality from Sony costs a small fortune. $50 for headphones that do not work is just unacceptable, i am extremely disappointed.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Worst purchase ever

    By Bryon

    from phoenix AZ

    Comments about Sony Active Style Headphones In Black:

    They stopped working after 2 months. Normal use, no jogging or working out with them. Just walking. I've never had a problem with a Sony product in the past 20 years, but this purchase will definitely make me think twice before I buy their products again.

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    They are the best I had had

    By Jenniferrun

    from Oregon

    Comments about Sony Active Style Headphones In Black:

    I use the M and S ones and you cant fined any of them at the store's. I lost my hangers and ear bud's. so I found them again only on line good for keeping the papers. I just wish they sold the bud's and hangers.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    best earbuds(especially for small ears)

    By Sconi05

    from Rumford, RI

    Comments about Sony Active Style Headphones In Black:

    These are the best earbuds I've found yet! I have very small eardrums, and most earbuds are either painful to keep in my ear, or constantly fall out. The option for different size earpieces, for both in the ear and the over-the-ear piece, make them feel very comfortable, and stay in place without pain! I had given up on earbuds until I found these. I've had them for 1 1/2 yrs, and have to get another pair only because I lost them...they still sounded just as good as when I first bought them. I hope they never discontinue these!!!! I'd hate to be without them.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love them!

    By Whitnay

    from Birmingham, AL

    Comments about Sony Active Style Headphones In Black:

    I have had these headphones for a little over a year now, and haven't had the first problem with them. My ears are oddly shaped, so I normally can't use in-ear buds unless they have over-ear hangers. I also wanted some that I could use while working out. These are perfect for working out because they're waterproof and pretty much stay put. They tend to slide out of my ear when I'm talking, but all ear buds do, so I can't complain about that. But the interchangeable sizes make them stay put much better than others I've tried. The sound is great for such inexpensive headphones. I've seen some reviews here that say the sound isn't great, but I'm a minor in audio engineering and often use these to evaluate my music while I'm on the go. Of course they're not up to the same quality as the more pricey Sony headphones, but they are exceptional for ear buds. And I've recommended them to some classmates who don't have the funds to go out and buy really nice headphones. I give them two thumbs up.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love them!

    By Whitnay

    from Birmingham, AL

    Pros

    • Good for activity
    • interchangeable earbuds
    • Nice sound

    Cons

    • None.

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony Active Style Headphones In Black:

      I have had these headphones for a little over a year now, and haven't had the first problem with them. My ears are oddly shaped, so I normally can't use in-ear buds unless they have over-ear hangers. I also wanted some that I could use while working out. These are perfect for working out because they're waterproof and pretty much stay put. They tend to slide out of my ear when I'm talking, but all ear buds do, so I can't complain about that. But the interchangeable sizes make them stay put much better than others I've tried.
      The sound is great for such inexpensive headphones. I've seen some reviews here that say the sound isn't great, but I'm a minor in audio engineering and often use these to evaluate my music while I'm on the go. Of course they're not up to the same quality as the more pricey Sony headphones, but they are exceptional for ear buds. And I've recommended them to some classmates who don't have the funds to go out and buy really nice headphones. I give them two thumbs up.

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