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Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Earbud Headphones (Silver)

B&H # SOMDRED12LPS Mfr # MDRED12LP/SLV
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Product Highlights
  • Large Neodymium Drivers
  • Bass Booster
  • Standard 3.5mm Stereo Plug

The MDR-ED12LP stereo earbuds from Sony provide clear sound with deep bass in a compact and comfortable design. The earpieces sit comfortably in the ear canal, while 16mm neodymium drivers provide powerful sound reproduction. A bass booster provides thumping bass, great for hip hop and dance music.

A cable slider helps to minimize tangles, while the angled 3.5mm stereo mini plug provides wide compatibility with MP3 players, CD players, and other consumer electronics devices.

Lightweight and stylish design
Comfortable headband-free fit
Large neodymium drivers for high-quality audio
Bass booster improved bass response
Cable slider for reduced tangles
Angled 3.5mm stereo mini plug for wide compatibility
Type Earbud, Open-Air, Dynamic
Frequency Range 8Hz - 22kHz
Impedance 16 Ohms
Sensitivity 108dB
Maximum Input Power 100mW
Connectors L-Shaped 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plug
Cable Length 3.9' (1.2m)
Weight 0.21 oz (5g) (Without Cable)
Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Earbud Headphones (Silver)
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Labor and Parts
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    SonyMDR-ED12LP Stereo Earbud Headphones (Silver)
     
    4.5

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    80%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound (10)
    • Good bass (9)
    • Good value (9)
    • Compact (6)
    • Lightweight (6)

    Cons

    • Falls off/out of ear (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portable devices (8)
    • Music (5)
    • Working out (5)
    • Travel (4)
    • With my computer (4)
      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to ipod (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great earphones for great price

    These earphones are inexpensive, but have surprisingly good sound quality. As advertised, they have fairly descent bass response. I had this pair of earphones for couple years, and recently the left side...Read complete review

    These earphones are inexpensive, but have surprisingly good sound quality. As advertised, they have fairly descent bass response. I had this pair of earphones for couple years, and recently the left side stopped working, so I tried couple of more expensive ($20-$30) in-ear sound-isolating earphones, but i couldn't stand their "stethoscope effect" (where you can hear loud thump whenever something touches the cords), so I returned them all, and decided to buy this pair again. I'm very happy with this product.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Might be good if you can use them

    You might like these but they were not to my liking. I just can't get earbuds to stay in my ears, even these. And I don't like press-fit sound isolating earphones. These were...Read complete review

    You might like these but they were not to my liking. I just can't get earbuds to stay in my ears, even these. And I don't like press-fit sound isolating earphones. These were my last attempt to use earbuds or earphones. I ordered some Sennheiser PX100-II headphones instead and am happy with them.

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    4.0

    not comforatable with Earbud..

    By Raj

    from New york

    About Me Gear Head

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound

    Cons

    • Falls Off/Out Of Ear

    Best Uses

    • Music
    • Traveling

    Comments about Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Earbud Headphones (Silver):

    Sound was great but too big for my ears to fit ... it was not holding in my ear .. came out very quicky.. may be my ear size is small as i am small frame .. otherwise it was good...

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

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    4.0

    Excellent product for the price.

    By MP

    from Golden Isles Georgia

    About Me Audiophile

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Falls Off/Out Of Ear

    Best Uses

    • Music
    • Portable Devices
    • With My Computer
    • Working Out

    Comments about Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Earbud Headphones (Silver):

    Great sound. Only complaint is the bud is a little large for my ear canal. Highly recommend.Typical good quality you expect from Sony.

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

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    4.0

    Product Review (UPDATE)

    By Blaze Piffington

    from Pine Knot, Kentucky

    About Me College Student

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Earbud Headphones (Silver):

          UPDATE 3/6/13Left headphone recently stopped producing audio, right soon to follow from the sound of it. I have the means to open up and fix the headphone wiring but the structure of it makes it difficult to get to the wiring without damaging the exterior. On another note, I would not recommend this if you fall asleep with your mp3 player on...the irritation and pain one gets in the ears is very cumbersome and would prevent you from repeating the error anytime soon. 7 month lifespan. That is the final thing I have to say about the item.

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          5.0

          Headphone Review

          By Blaze Piffington

          from Pine Knot, Kentucky

          About Me College Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Bass
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Portable Devices
          • Working
          • Working Out

          Comments about Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Earbud Headphones (Silver):

          I Use this product everyday and have no qualms about it. The sound is crisp and clear, immersive, and has a rich bass to it. The only problem I can foresee is the uncomfortable feeling of prolonged use which in itself, to me at least, is a blessing in disguise. A reminder to cease the use of it for awhile to avoid hearing damage/loss. I have used them daily with no complaints towards durability but have not had them for long, I look forward to the future to see how they fare against the inclement environments they will be subjected to.5 * without a doubt.

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

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          4.0

          Amazing for the price.

          By Felipe

          from Bay Area, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Portable Devices

          Comments about Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Earbud Headphones (Silver):

          For how cheap these headphones are, the sound is outstanding. Plus being so cheap there is less worry about losing them or accidentally washing them as that seems to happen to all earphones.

          Only complaints are sometimes they can be uncomfortable and the first pair I had only lasted a year before the right earbud died. But being so cheap, I happily bought another pair.

          • Primary Use:
          • Listening to iPod

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          5.0

          Great Size and Sound

          By SirFredGear

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Earbud Headphones (Silver):

            These are the best earbuds I've ever owned. I bought two pair with this order, because I always lose them, eventually. I have small ear canals and most earbuds barely fit, and after a half-hour become painful. These fit snug, don't fall out often, and direct the sound right into the ear. Great Bass! Just make sure you have them in tight. They eventually work their way out a tad when jogging, so I readjust them every 15 minutes or so.

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

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            5.0

            "Big sound, small price"

            By ear-bud bundy

            from New York, NY

            About Me Gear Head

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Ipad
              • Music
              • Portable Devices
              • Relaxing
              • With My Computer
              • Working

              Comments about Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Earbud Headphones (Silver):

              Great for subway commute.

              Lightweight and stays in ears.

              Good bass.

              Previously owned bose earbuds and these rival them for 12x less--extremely good value.

              comfort is just okay--bose earbuds are gel tips and these are rubber/plastic tips.

              Wires are very thin, so not sure about durability. But these are so cheap I would just buy them again, unlike my bose.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Great service

              By Anton

              from Boston, Ma

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Earbud Headphones (Silver):

                  I ordered this product on Thursday and it has been delivered on Saturday although I used economy shipping.

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

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                  5.0

                  Excellent for the price!

                  By Dave L.

                  from Waterford, CT

                  About Me Old Guy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Could be a little softer

                  Best Uses

                  • Portable Devices
                  • Working Out

                  Comments about Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Earbud Headphones (Silver):

                  I bought these for use with a Samsung MP3 player. They are reasonably comfortable, gave very good sound and surprisingly strong, yet tight bass. Considering the price, they easily earn 5 stars.

                  If I were to nitpick, they could be just a little more comfortable.

                  Should they break, I will buy them again.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Might be good if you can use them

                  By Rick form WV

                  from Kenova WV

                  About Me Semi-audiophile

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Falls Off/Out Of Ear

                  Best Uses

                  • Portable Devices
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Earbud Headphones (Silver):

                  You might like these but they were not to my liking. I just can't get earbuds to stay in my ears, even these. And I don't like press-fit sound isolating earphones. These were my last attempt to use earbuds or earphones. I ordered some Sennheiser PX100-II headphones instead and am happy with them.

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

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                  5.0

                  Can't go wrong!

                  By Jim the fisherman

                  from Haddon Twp, South Jersey

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Bass
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Earbud Headphones (Silver):

                      These are really great earbuds, especially for the price. They are way better than the buds that came with my MP3 player. They fit very comfortably and they DO have the heavier bass as advertised. They also arrived in 2 days.

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                      5.0

                      Great earphones for great price

                      By doxadeo

                      from La Jolla, CA

                      About Me Frequent Traveler, Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Sony MDR-ED12LP Stereo Earbud Headphones (Silver):

                        These earphones are inexpensive, but have surprisingly good sound quality. As advertised, they have fairly descent bass response. I had this pair of earphones for couple years, and recently the left side stopped working, so I tried couple of more expensive ($20-$30) in-ear sound-isolating earphones, but i couldn't stand their "stethoscope effect" (where you can hear loud thump whenever something touches the cords), so I returned them all, and decided to buy this pair again. I'm very happy with this product.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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