If you use an iPod—whatever flavor—then you know all too well how uncomfortable they can be. I bought my iPod Touch to accompany me on my workouts and sometimes they can take upwards to an hour and a half to accomplish. The stock ear-bud’s that ship with the iPod, while aurally adequate began to hurt my ears after only a short bit of time. And they a continually need adjusting—as in every five minutes or so. Very frustrating!
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So I started looking around for a new set of new ear-buds, one that fit around the ears, sound great, and are light enough to wear for a prolonged period of time. I was willing to pay up to $20.00 for a pair which pretty much ruled out BOSE, which would have been my first choice, but hey, I have a self-imposed budget.
Eventually my search led me to Sony, specifically the Sony MDR-AS20J Headphones. I have owned Sony headphones in the past, and I liked their build quality, price-point, and faithful sound reproduction. And these did not disappoint!
The Sony MDR-AS20J Headphone/Ear-buds are designed to fit a wide range of ear sizes. The specially designed (vertical) loop hangers help prevent the headphones/ear-buds from dropping off the ear. The Sony MDR-AS20J Headphone/Ear-buds ship with a 4 ft. cord and includes a clip to secure the cord to your clothing.
I am very pleased with Sony MDR-AS20J Headphone/Ear-buds. They have met all of my criteria nicely; they cost under $20.00 ($14.99.95 at Amazon.com); they are light weight, and; they reproduce sound across the entire musical range (10Hz – 20,000Hz). As I stated above, I typically work out for an hour or more and I am happy to report that I rarely if ever have to adjust them. Better yet, if I didn’t hear the (most excellent) sound in my ears, and have to manage the cord, I would forget they were n my ears, they are so very comfortable!
The stylish and multi-colored (mine are red and silver), 1 pound Sony MDR-AS20J Headphone/Ear-buds fit easily over my ear and effectively block out outside noise. As far as sound reproduction is concerned, the Sony MDR-AS20J Headphone/Ear-buds are hands down the best headphones/ear-buds I have ever owned! The lower frequencies are rich and sufficiently rumbling, the highs are high, but the mid-range mid-frequencies are not as engaging and sweet as I’d like. No matter the Sony MDR-AS20J Headphone/Ear-buds are much better than the stock ear-buds they replaced. Affordable, lightweight, comfortable, great sounding, the Sony MDR-AS20J Headphone/Ear-buds are clear winners.