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SonyMDR-E828LP Fontopia Stereo Earbuds (Black)
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (1)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Compact (7)
  • Good value (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portable devices (6)
    • Travel (5)
    • Music (3)
    • With my computer (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (3), Gear head (3), Traveler (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great ear buds for the price

    When I needed to replace the lost ear buds for my Ipod Nano these ear buds by Sony got a lot of recommendations. I like using ear buds since they're compact, and don't block...Read complete review

    When I needed to replace the lost ear buds for my Ipod Nano these ear buds by Sony got a lot of recommendations. I like using ear buds since they're compact, and don't block out ambient sounds. These deliver crystal clear sound and are very efficient. My only cons are that the bass response seems less satisfying than the original Apple ear buds. You might find the cord short if you are tall, and your player is in a pants pocket.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not very good sound

    I bought these for use with my Sansa Fuze mp3 player. I found them to have very poor sound. The treble is very high and they have poor bass. They are cheap and...Read complete review

    I bought these for use with my Sansa Fuze mp3 player. I found them to have very poor sound. The treble is very high and they have poor bass. They are cheap and maybe would work for some applications, but I would not use if for a lot of listening to music.

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    5.0

    A great deal any time

    By Dave the sound man

    from Miami, Fl.

    About Me Audiophile, Retired Sound Tech

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Music
    • Portable Devices
    • Relaxing
    • Traveling

    Comments about MDR-E828LP Fontopia Stereo Earbuds (Silver):

    These earbuds have great sound in all ranges and excel at upper range. I listen to a lot of acoustic music and these make it sound natural rather than digital. I would recomend them to anyone who wants natural sound.

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

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    5.0

    can't bet the price

    By mh

    from saint louis mo

    About Me Gear Head

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Music
      • Portable Devices

      Comments about MDR-E828LP Fontopia Stereo Earbuds (Silver):

      great sounding headphones and a bargin too boot!

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

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      5.0

      best combo of sound and price I've found

      By berkeleyhoward

      from berkeley,ca

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about MDR-E828LP Fontopia Stereo Earbuds (Silver):

            Good fit in my ears, very good sound, and much better durabiity than other buds I have used. Price is right here when purchased in multiples to amortize the shipping cost.

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

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            5.0

            Great for the gym

            By Andrew

            from Jersey

            About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

            • Portable Devices
            • Relaxing
            • Traveling
            • With My Computer
            • Working Out

            Comments about MDR-E828LP Fontopia Stereo Earbuds (Silver):

            Perfect earphones for the gym; also excellent sound quality, and very comfortable. I highly recommend.
            Only downside is they seem to break easy.

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

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            4.0

            Great Cheap Headphones For The Gym!

            By huktunfonikz

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Working
              • Working Out

              Comments about MDR-E828LP Fontopia Stereo Earbuds (Silver):

              The audio quality is decent - better than expected for a pair of [$] headphones. Bass is there, and the treble/mids are clear. The build quality is excellent, and I expect them to hold up quite well at the gym. The cable is relatively thick and the elbow connection alleviates stress on the connector. I use them regularly without the optional foam covers, at the gym. I have not had any problems with them falling out of my ears, they are similar to the Apple headphones.

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

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              4.0

              Simple, No frills and value for money

              By UVM

              from Everett, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • With My Computer

                Comments about MDR-E828LP Fontopia Stereo Earbuds (Silver):

                Bought it for my wife. Light weight and unobtrusive. Carrying case is a clincher.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                Can't beat them for the price

                By Berlin

                from Ohio

                About Me Audiophile

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact
                • Good Value
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Cord Too Short

                Best Uses

                • Portable Devices
                • Traveling
                • With My Computer

                Comments about MDR-E828LP Fontopia Stereo Earbuds (Silver):

                These are no Ultimate Ears, or Shure's...but then again they cost under $10 a pair. They come with an included windup storage case (a nice little feature) I use them for watching my portable DVD player. I have owned this same model headphone for years. They don't seem last more than a few years; but hey, they only cost ten bux. If they break, I just buy a new pair. I would recommend them for anyone wanting an inexpensive excellent and very comfortable pair of earbuds. They work great with most portable devices... Mp3, players,laptops,…Etc.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                2.0

                Not very good sound

                By Josh

                from Kentucky

                About Me Frequent Traveler, Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Cord Too Short
                • Poor Sound

                Best Uses

                  Comments about MDR-E828LP Fontopia Stereo Earbuds (Silver):

                  I bought these for use with my Sansa Fuze mp3 player. I found them to have very poor sound. The treble is very high and they have poor bass. They are cheap and maybe would work for some applications, but I would not use if for a lot of listening to music.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Great ear buds for the price

                  By girlbandgeek

                  from Boulder Creek, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portable Devices
                    • Travel

                    Comments about MDR-E828LP Fontopia Stereo Earbuds (Black):

                    When I needed to replace the lost ear buds for my Ipod Nano these ear buds by Sony got a lot of recommendations. I like using ear buds since they're compact, and don't block out ambient sounds. These deliver crystal clear sound and are very efficient. My only cons are that the bass response seems less satisfying than the original Apple ear buds. You might find the cord short if you are tall, and your player is in a pants pocket.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Great Headphones

                    By Jeremy

                    from Hagerstown MD

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portable Devices

                      Comments about MDR-E828LP Fontopia Stereo Earbuds (Black):

                      High sound quality, and the travel case makes it much less like they will go through the wash like my old ones.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      4.0

                      I would buy this product again.

                      By Irving

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Frequent Traveler

                      Verified Buyer
                      Staff Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight
                      • Rich Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Music
                        • Travel

                        Comments about MDR-E828LP Fontopia Stereo Earbuds (Black):

                        Very comfortable. Does not fall out of ear. Sound is very clear.

                        Only drawback is the static that comes on when passing some electrical overhead wires while traveling.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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