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Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones with Retractable Cord

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The MDR-Q68LW headphones from Sony offer terrific sound quality in a lightweight, clip-on design. With no headband to mess up your hairstyle, each earpiece has a clip that adjusts to your ear for great stability and comfort. Soft earpads let you listen for hours without fatigue. The cord can retract silently, to provide you with the perfect amount of slack, or for convenient storage.

Lightweight and comfortable clip-on design
Soft earpads and adjustable ear hangers
Retractable cable
Standard 3.5mm stereo plug for wide compatibility
Great audio quality
Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones with Retractable Cord
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Labor and Parts
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    SonyMDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones
     
    4.1

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (15)
    • Compact (15)
    • Lightweight (14)
    • Good value (9)
    • Stylish (8)

    Cons

    • Poor sound (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portable devices (15)
    • Travel (14)
    • Music (5)
    • Relaxing (5)
    • With my computer (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Traveler (10), Audiophile (5), Gear head (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect for travel

    I was looking for WIRED headphones, as you can't use bluetooth on airplanes. Any earbud type headphone hurts my ears. These Sony headphones are just like they say: LIGHTWEIGHT, comfortable, and best...Read complete review

    I was looking for WIRED headphones, as you can't use bluetooth on airplanes. Any earbud type headphone hurts my ears. These Sony headphones are just like they say: LIGHTWEIGHT, comfortable, and best of all, have RETRACTABLE cords. I am also pleased that the foam on the earpieces is covered with a layer of stretch fabric, rather than the foam itself resting against the ear.
    Granted, there are headphones with better sound quality, but for the price of these, they are unbeatable.

    I have paired my headphones with a Griffin SmartTalk microphone to use with an iPhone, and a headset adapter for Skype & Other VOIP connections to use the headphone/microphone combo with my laptop.

    The headphones and microphone fit nicely into the Blackberry Original Accessories Headset Pouch.

    I consider this combo the perfect and lightweight solution for travel.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Bought 4 pairs already

    Love the form factor, cant be beat,

    But almost about in a years time, the cord comes loose by the headphone jack and i loss audio to one ear. I just...Read complete review

    Love the form factor, cant be beat,

    But almost about in a years time, the cord comes loose by the headphone jack and i loss audio to one ear. I just buy another cuz they are so cheap. Next time ill get the protection plan.

    I do use heavaly everyday, and sometimes ipod fall and puts tention on cored, or get yanked by people coming in.out of train...the thiness of wire is the fault i believe..

    but the are comfortable, and sound great have good bass...

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    4.0

    Sony Lite Headphones

    By BUCK

    from NEW YORK CITY

    About Me Audiophile

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Fragile

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Music
    • Portable Devices
    • Relaxing
    • Traveling
    • With My Computer

    Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

    ON SUBWAY AND WITH LAPTOP
    DOES NOT MESS UP MY HAIR
    FRAGILE

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    great headset

    By jpw

    from Paris, France

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Compact
    • Good Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Working

      Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

      I'm making an 'observational' documentary with local farmers, winegrowers and beekeepers in the countryside in France and it's important that I don't look like I'm always filming... These clip over my ears and are covered by my hair so it's not obvious that I'm wearing them -- even when I'm in the image (2nd camera) doing an interview -- no one sees. They are lightweight and comfortable and when not in use can hang on my neck. Love 'em.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Nice, a bit fragile though

      By sandy

      from Tbilisi, Georgia

      About Me Frequent Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction

      Best Uses

      • Portable Devices
      • Traveling

      Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

      good sound, very light and comfortable, good for running/exercising. Feels to fragile though, God knows how long it wil last

      • Primary Use:
      • Working out
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Satisfied!!

      By iPad beginner

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Frequent Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portable Devices
        • Traveling

        Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

        Lightweight!!
        Easy to carry!!
        Nice sound!!
        Nice design!!
        Good for traveling!!
        Good for new iPad!!

        • Primary Use:
        • Traveling
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        The perfect headphones for me

        By yeamelissa

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Audiophile

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Traveling

          Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

          I need headphones that clip over the ear. Ear buds always hurt my ears.
          I've gone through many pairs of clip-on headphones and had the clip on one ear break off. Theses clip-ons seem more durable as the actual over the ear parts is more flexible that past brands I have used.
          I also LOVE the retractable cord. This saves so much time spent untangling cords-something I did with my previous headphones all the time.

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to iPod
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          3.0

          Loss of sound in one

          By Gab

          from New York

          About Me College Student, Frequent Traveler

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Cord breaks
          • Loss of sound in one ear
          • Poor Sound

          Best Uses

          • Music
          • Portable Devices
          • Relaxing
          • Traveling
          • With My Computer

          Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

          Good sound. Very comfortable, easy to fall asleep in, unlike many earbuds and headphones.
          Cord is very thin and may break after a couple years, resulting in loss of sound in one earphone. Convenient retractable cord never tangles.

          • Primary Use:
          • Traveling
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great headphones

          By JB

          from New York, NY

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portable Devices

              Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

              I've been using these headphones for years. They break every 6-12 months so I highly recommend getting the service plan. B&H will replace the entire cost and you can get new ones.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice Clip-On Earphones

              By Prash

              from Santa Clara, CA

              About Me College Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Bass
              • Great Sound
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Cord Too Short

              Best Uses

              • Music
              • Portable Devices
              • Relaxing
              • Traveling
              • With My Computer

              Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

              Pros:
              Very good sound effect(Better than Apple earphones.
              Better than many other clip on earphones i used in the past.

              Cons:
              Little heavy when you keep using it for a long time.
              Wire is a little short than i expected.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Retractable design is superb!

              By Taylor

              from Spokane, WA

              About Me Gear Head

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Good Value

              Cons

              • Cord Too Short
              • Poor Sound

              Best Uses

              • Portable Devices
              • Traveling
              • Working

              Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

              I bought this product primarily for use at work. This is my first Clip-On style headphone I've purchased; because I take phone calls frequently, traditional headphones were out, and earbuds typically hurt my ears after a short time (even shorter if talking [moving the jaw/ear]).

              The retractable design is awesome, when I'm done with them, I zip them up and pack them away, no more wrangling and untangling cords!

              I have noticed that the sound quality is not that of my slightly more expensive headset I have at home, but this is not expected, or really even a big deal for me -- as they do not hug your head, they fit loose to the ear so the sound is just not going to be as "enclosed." I imagine this would be a plus for people who actually like to be able to hear the world around them AND listen to music at the same time. Since I'm using them at work, and often on a call, my volume is usually very low regardless.

              The only real con for me is that after a few hours, my ear starts to get sore due to the clip, gently squeezing my ear -- for short periods, I'm sure this would not be a problem, but 6-8 hours at work, it becomes a bit much.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              no pain, no problem

              By mgreen

              from chicago

              About Me Frequent Traveler

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Traveling
                • Working
                • Working Out

                Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

                earbuds hurt my ears. these headphones stay on, provide good sound, and never hurt.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Compact and Comfortable

                By agemini15

                from Naperville, IL

                About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact
                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Music
                  • Portable Devices
                  • Relaxing
                  • Traveling
                  • With My Computer

                  Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

                  These headphones are just what I wanted when I don't have room or want to carry around a larger headset!

                  They're comfortable to wear and have great sound. The only downside is that they don't block out other outside sounds which can make it difficult if your in a noisy area. Then again, these headphones were never advertised to be noise cancelling.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Very convenient

                  By weber brasil

                  from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

                  About Me Frequent Traveler

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                  • Poor Sound

                  Best Uses

                  • Portable Devices
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

                  It could be more powerful

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Bought 4 pairs already

                  By Love um

                  from NY, NY

                  About Me Frequent Traveler

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Bass
                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                  • Cord connection wears out
                  • Flimsy Construction

                  Best Uses

                  • Portable Devices
                  • Relaxing
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

                  Love the form factor, cant be beat,

                  But almost about in a years time, the cord comes loose by the headphone jack and i loss audio to one ear. I just buy another cuz they are so cheap. Next time ill get the protection plan.

                  I do use heavaly everyday, and sometimes ipod fall and puts tention on cored, or get yanked by people coming in.out of train...the thiness of wire is the fault i believe..

                  but the are comfortable, and sound great have good bass...

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  Share this review

                   
                  5.0

                  great for travel

                  By superdan

                  from detroit, mi

                  About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portable Devices
                    • Traveling
                    • Working

                    Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

                    I bought these for overseas travel so as not to use the airline freebies. Earbuds don't fit my ears well, but I still wanted something compact. These even have retractable cords. It's even easy to fall asleep wearing them which helps as well. The sound? Who knows? It's fine to me...but frankly, if you think you're going to get mind blowing sound for [$]...you're a couple hundred short.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Nice inexpensive solution

                    By Ykanti

                    from Cambria, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portable Devices
                      • Travel
                      • Working Out

                      Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

                      I use these on an MP3 player when I walk outside (nearly daily). They are comfortable for 90 minutes and have pretty good sound. The retractable cord is awesome for different clothes/pocket options as sometime I just don't need 3 feet of cord dangling in the wind...

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Quality Headphones

                      By Anshel

                      from San Diego, CA

                      About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gamer, Gear Head, Music lover, Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Price

                      Cons

                      • Not enough bass

                      Best Uses

                      • Running
                      • Working Out

                      Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

                      These headphones are primarily used to replace my old Razer headphones that served the same purpose. The Gym. One of my biggest complaints about those headphones was their lack of adjust ability on the cord which these headphones have. But... these headphones dont really seem to have that much bass to them and in some instances its really needed. Overall, these headphones arent too heavy or too big. But they're plastic unlike the brushed aluminum ones i had before. Which makes them bulkier and a little heavier. But... these headphones have a better quality level and they are designed to be worn while running because they have a mesh layer around the ear part in order to prevent what happened with my previous headphones. The foam began to tear and chunk due to sweat/movement. And they've very comfy. Mind you, my old headphones now cost 40 bucks as opposed to the [$] i paid.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect for travel

                      By Africaholic

                      from Bay Area, CA

                      About Me Frequent Traveler

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Compact
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portable Devices
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

                        I was looking for WIRED headphones, as you can't use bluetooth on airplanes. Any earbud type headphone hurts my ears. These Sony headphones are just like they say: LIGHTWEIGHT, comfortable, and best of all, have RETRACTABLE cords. I am also pleased that the foam on the earpieces is covered with a layer of stretch fabric, rather than the foam itself resting against the ear.
                        Granted, there are headphones with better sound quality, but for the price of these, they are unbeatable.

                        I have paired my headphones with a Griffin SmartTalk microphone to use with an iPhone, and a headset adapter for Skype & Other VOIP connections to use the headphone/microphone combo with my laptop.

                        The headphones and microphone fit nicely into the Blackberry Original Accessories Headset Pouch.

                        I consider this combo the perfect and lightweight solution for travel.

                        Share this review

                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Super convenient headphones

                        By Justin

                        from Utah

                        About Me Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Too Much Ambient Noise

                        Best Uses

                        • Portable Devices

                        Comments about Sony MDR-Q68LW - Lightweight Stereo Clip-On Headphones:

                        I use these headphones at work every day. I LOVE how the cords contract back into the headphones! I don't know why all headphones don't do this. Decent quality, but the major draw of these headphones is the ability to keep the cord from tangling up onto everything.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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