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  • Fontopia ear-bud headphones
  • High Quality 16mm driver units
  • Silent cap to prevent sound leakage
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  • Sony Acoustic Twin Turbo circuit

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  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 10.2 x 3.2 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 23 g
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  • Item model number: MDR-E828LP/SLV
  • ASIN: B0015AM30Y
  • Date first available at 12 Feb 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Davies on 18 Mar 2013
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Clear sound across the frequencies. The ear pieces sit comfortably and the build quality is high.
I would say thy are a good b uy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on 29 Aug 2013
These are 90's head phones at @ 2013 price ! I purcessed them after having a pair of Sony headphones for years, but these are so dated in style & comfort ! Buy the Sennheisers instead ! Same money, much better quality
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By maggie l on 31 July 2013
Superb sound quality and the foam covers included make them extremely comfortable. Expensive but, I think they are worth the extra money.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
great sound for the price 30 Dec 2008
By G. Poirier - Published on
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I have some really good headphones and earphones. I own Ultimate Ears super-fi 5's and Grado SR80's. I don't know if that makes me an audiophile or not, but I *do* know what good ear/head phones sound like. These sound pretty good for the money. I use them when I work around the house or ride my bike. The UE's are too isolating and the Grado's too bulky to use other than lying down or sitting down. So, these are good to wear when active. They fit in my ear nicely and have a pretty even sound. Might be thin in the bass end of things for you, but I find they are more or less accurate with a bias toward the high end of things. They're good enough to let me know that Metallica's "Death Magnetic" has very bad sound quality. Devin Townsend sounds crisp if a bit thin in them. They have pretty good details for little earphones that cost under $20.

As another review notes, they are not "silent," "retractable" or "behind the neck." I have no idea why the product description says that. But, they are fine little 'phones for the money.
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Best Sound Quality and Convenience for $10 21 Jan 2010
By W. R. Russell Jr. - Published on
I probably own a half dozen pairs of these and if you look in my laptop bag, gym bag, or weekend bag, you'll find it's little case in there. There's a pair of E828s next to the laptop I'm typing this review on, there's another pair in the armrest of my truck. Why? Because earbuds should be convenient, ready, and a joy to use, not wadded, tangled and crushed.

I love listening to music; anywhere and anytime the mood strikes me and I have a variety of other earbuds and headphones from the big names, but I keep coming back to these little guys. First off, they sound terrific, especially considering the price and that they only weigh 6g. The mids and trebles are crisp, not shrill or crackly and the bass is very good from a 16mm driver...nice and tight, not boomy and sloppy like some 'bass enhanced' juvenile models. Secondly, I dislike things either in or pressing on my ears. These sit comfortably right at the opening. Thirdly, if someone is at the door, calling my name, or asking me a question, I actually want to hear it. Lastly, at <$10 I'm not freaked out when a cat chews on one, or someone drops the grocery bag of canned goods on it. My super expensive stuff stays in the living room...these little guys travel the rest of the earth with me.

I would keep buying these for the sound, but the great little case cinches the deal.

Bonus tip: Cats love the taste of the cord, so when you first open a pair of these (or any rubbery cord phones) rub a drop of dish soap along the length of the cord (not the earpiece!) with your fingertips and let it'll never notice, but the cats will leave it alone!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Have used this type for years. 19 July 2011
By sremel9 - Published on
I purchased my first set of these six years ago with my first ipod and it lasted me through the first year and a half until my ipod was stolen. Bought another pair for computer and cd player use they lasted well over a year. I am just now purchasing my sixth pair going into a seventh year. If you are easy-normal use on them they work a long time. The ones I am using now are just starting to go out after about 8 months but I am not nice to them, they are wrapped around my ipod, shoved into my pockets or backpack to get tangled with whatever is there. I love these things. If you don't mind spending 10 bucks a year on headphones that sound good and will hold up to teenage/college use these are them. They are leaps and bounds better than washed out ipod headphones. I have never had problems with these and will continue to buy them until I can no longer find them.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Probably The Best Cheap Headphones You Can Get 22 Aug 2012
By Mr.Chunky Monkey - Published on
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Before you read my review of Sony MDRE828LP I'll just confirm that these are great headphones. Probably the best in their category and price range. If you want info as to why that is keep reading.

I've owned probably ten different sets of ear buds or small headphones over the last four years or so. The expensive ones usually sound good because of higher quality materials used and better design. In recent years the most popular small headphones are the rubbery ear buds that go inside the ear like an ear plug. They're often great because, if they fit the wearer's ear, fit inside the ear canal and do not fall out as easily as the the small ear phones that are designed to be held in place by the grooves of the ear like the ear phones that come with Apple devices. Most people hate them because they constantly fall out from the ear. (The issue of falling out is not a problem with the earbuds reviewed.)

Because of the reasons above the popularity of headphones such as these Sony MDRE828LP Lightweight Earbuds has declined and this is why often they are much cheaper than any in-ear ear buds even if the quality is the same and sound is as good as any ear buds. This is the case with these Sony headphones. Their price is usually low wherever you buy them because they are often available at many electronics and grocery stores. These were bundled with every Sony Walkman or Diskman in 90s and early 00s so a lot of people remember them. They were actually a novelty when they just appeared in the market back then.

One of my two cats has a habit to bite my headphones and literally bite off the cord, so I had to get something cheaper if I forget and leave my earbuds laying in the open. Now, when it comes to this price range, I've tried a number of cheap headphones from brands like TDK and Phillips, and I think Maxxel. They all have something in this price range. But these Sony MDRE828 Earbuds are by far the best. There are two methods that have been used for many years to prevent the headphones from falling out from the ears of the listeners. One method is what Apple does. They have a circular band of rubbery material that is supposed to stick to you doe to nature of rubber when it is pressed against the skin. Another method, used with these Sony earbuds is having a foamy "earpad" which you can wrap around the earbuds. They are provided with the headphones, but not shown in the official pictures (you can see them if you look at the pics uploaded by other customers)These black foam based earpads work the best for me when I want the headphones to stay in the ears and not fall out when I move. Eventually, after months of use they wear out, but the good thing is for this price you can either buy a new set of headphones, OR buy a bag of earpads separately right here on Amazon. In fact they are available in multiple colors or thicker material.

I like the sound of these headphones the most of all of the headphones I've ever tried from this price range. They definitely sound better than the iphone provided headphones and better than the other brands. Nothing fancy, standard cord quality, the cord is strongly attached to the headphone. It will not easily be pulled out of the headphone if pulled accidentally. I confidently would say they sound same as the J-Buds in $20 to $50 range, even though J-Buds are admittedly cooler and have their positives. But I am just talking sound.

Another important thing to know is with these you can hear the people and the sounds you need to hear, while you cannot hear as well with the in rubbery ear buds. Many of us value being able to hear the environment around us when we listen to music.

-low price
-Sound as good as $20+ earbuds
-External sounds can be heard without removing the headphone from ear.
-Earbuds come with removable earpads which prevent the earbud from falling out of place.

-Standard outdated cord.(Two thin wires attached together to make one) Something tougher would be better
-Earpads can wear out or fall off.
46 of 63 people found the following review helpful
Wind up storage case, not retractable 13 Dec 2008
By RVRoadie - Published on
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The product title is more than a little misleading. I was expecting a spring loaded retractable cord that takes the slack out of the cord while using them, and winds up the cord for storage. What you get is a convenient wind up case for storing the buds. It works well, just not what I expected. The product packaging doesn't contain any of the following words: Retractable, Silent, Behind the Neck. Sony refers to this product as having a Convenient Winding Case. Somebody just made up the amazon product title, not good.
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