Sony MDR-EX33LP In-Ear only Headphones - Green

1 ratings (1 Epinions review)
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

How Sweet They Are

Aug 21, 2010 (Updated Aug 21, 2010)
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Inexpensive, very good sound, lightweight.

Cons:Just a little light on bass, don't block outside noise as well as others.

The Bottom Line: A great buy for $15.


Headphones don't last very long around my household. If I can get six months or more out of them, I consider myself lucky. That's because they get used so much, mostly while I'm out jogging, and the phones will get tugged, yanked, twisted, and turned more times than you can imagine. 

My last pair, a set of Philips SHE 9550 buds, made it all the way from October of 2009 to mid-July 2010, about 9 months, before one of the earphones went out. That's better than average, and they sounded great the whole time, too. That meant, however, that I needed a replacement pair, which led me to the Sony MDREX33LPP Sweet Little Buds. They were on sale for just $15 at Target, so I figured I would give them a try.   

These aren't the first Sony buds I've purchased. A pair of Sony MDR-EX35B Bumpin Buds (not all that dissimilar to the Sweet little buds) sounded wonderful when I bought them, but they stopped working after a day of use. I suspected the extremely thin wires might have been the cause, and that almost stopped me from buying the MDREX33LPP Sweet Little Buds.  They do, after all, seem to have the same wires as the Bumpin Buds did.  

Still, I decided to give Sony a second chance and bought the Sweet Little Buds. So far, after about two months of use with my Zune HD, they've fared well. They certainly are lightweight enough, consisting of two ball-shaped earpieces with driver posts that are inserted into the ears, a 3.9 foot cable, and an L-shaped connector.  

The Sweet Little Buds come with several sets of rubber fittings for various ear sizes that hold the phones semi-securely in place. They are not noise canceling, but they do have limited noise isolation features. I have noticed that they don't block outside sound quite so well as other buds I have owned in the past.  

Sony says the MDREX33LPP  Sweet Little Buds are produced with neodymium magnets for "outstanding bass performance". I would call bass performance good, though not outstanding. I will say the further you push the phones into your ears the better the bass response, although that should be true of any set and only stands to reason. 
  
Overall, these produce very good sound, with the aforementioned deep bass balanced off by crisp, clear high notes. Stereo separation is also very good (for example, the back and forth handoff of drums between buds is great on ZZ Top's Sharp Dressed Man). The Sweet Little Buds also impressed with the overture from Wagner's Tannhauser (the soaring strings seemed to dance merrily through my head) as well as Pink's So What. While jogging along and listening to the latter it's almost as if Pink is running right alongside, belting out her vivacious tune as she goes. 
 
 Sony rates frequency response at 6 Hz to 23,000 Hz. Overall, I think these are better at the high end than the low, but for the $15 I paid, one can't complain. The Sony MDREX33LPP Sweet Little Buds are a bargain indeed for portable audio, and a great replacement or spare set for your on the go listening needs. 
 
Other Headphones I've Used: 

The Good:
Koss KE29
Philips HE-592s 
Philips SHE-9500s   
Skullcandy Ink'd
Skullcandy Smokin' Buds
JVC Marshmallows

The Bad:
Sennheiser MX75 

The Ugly: 
Shure SE110-N 
JVC's Gummy Phones 
Skullcandy Lowriders 
V-Moda Sport


  


Recommend this product? Yes


Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Sony Mdr-ex10lp In-ear Only Headphones - Red

Sony Mdr-ex10lp In-ear Only Headphones - Red

Sony MDR-EX10LP In-Ear only Headphones - Red EX10LP EX Series earbud headphones: Colourful headphones with powerful bass and secure fit earbuds
eBay

$12.95

FREE Shipping
Sony Mdr-ex10lp In-ear Only Headphones - White

Sony Mdr-ex10lp In-ear Only Headphones - White

Sony MDR-EX10LP In-Ear only Headphones - White Brand new sealed headphones, see pictures.Same day fast shipping Posted with eBay Mobile Posted with eB...
eBay

$15.99

FREE Shipping
Sony Mdr-ex10lp In-ear Only Headphones - White

Sony Mdr-ex10lp In-ear Only Headphones - White

Sony MDR-EX10LP In-Ear only Headphones - White Brand new sealed headphones, see pictures.Same day fast shipping Posted with eBay Mobile Posted with eB...
eBay

$15.99

FREE Shipping
Sony Mdr-ex10lp In-ear Only Headphones - White

Sony Mdr-ex10lp In-ear Only Headphones - White

Sony MDR-EX10LP In-Ear only Headphones Brand New
eBay

$9.99

+$3.50 shipping
Sony Mdr-ex10lp In-ear Only Headphones - Red

Sony Mdr-ex10lp In-ear Only Headphones - Red

Sony MDR-EX10LP In-Ear only Headphones - Red Brand New
eBay

$9.99

+$3.50 shipping
Sony Mdr-ex10lp In-ear Only Headphones - Pale Pink

Sony Mdr-ex10lp In-ear Only Headphones - Pale Pink

Sony MDR-EX10LP In-Ear only Headphones - Pale Pink EX10LP EX Series earbud headphones: Colorful headphones with powerful bass and secure fit earbuds
eBay

$12.25

FREE Shipping
Sony MDR-EX10LP White Lightweight Earbuds Earphones In-Ear Stereo Headphones

Sony MDR-EX10LP White Lightweight Earbuds Earphones In-Ear Stereo Headphones

Large 9mm speaker driver produces amazingly clear sound Y-type cord with cord slider to prevent cord tangling Nickel-plated, corrosion-resistant stere...
Sears Marketplace
Sony Mdr-ex10lp White In-ear Headphones And Sealed Fast Shipping

Sony Mdr-ex10lp White In-ear Headphones And Sealed Fast Shipping

Sony MDR-EX10LP White In-Ear Headphones New still factory sealed!Posted with eBay Mobile
eBay

$16.95

FREE Shipping
Sony Mdr-ex10lp Red In-ear Headphones

Sony Mdr-ex10lp Red In-ear Headphones

Sony MDREX10LP Red In-ear Headphones Hybrid silicone earbuds for secure, comfortable fit High quality 9mm dome type driver units High energy neodymium...
eBay

$14.99

+$4.80 shipping
Sony Mdr-ex10lp In-ear Only Headphones - Cobalt Blue Sealed

Sony Mdr-ex10lp In-ear Only Headphones - Cobalt Blue Sealed

BRAND NEW SEALED Brand: Sony Model: MDR-EX10LP Color: Blue MPN: MDREX10LP/DBL Fit Design: In-Ear only Earpiece Design: Earbud (In Ear)Connectivity: Wi...
eBay

$13.95

FREE Shipping