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Sony MDR-G45LP Neckband Headphone (Black)

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  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 17.8 x 6.4 cm ; 54 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 136 g
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  • Item model number: MDR-G45LP
  • ASIN: B0015AFVBC
  • Date first available at 21 May 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SLT on 7 May 2013
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Very comfortable but really poor quality sound.
Not really worth using. Previous Sony headphones have fitted better and had great sound quality.
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81 of 86 people found the following review helpful
Great sound quality, but uncomfortable. 27 Jan. 2009
By C. Bolton - Published on
I've been using the Sony MDR-G42LP Street Style Headphones for years and I've long considered them to be the best low-cost, wrap-around, durable headphones around. They'd last about a year before I broke them or one of the speakers would die (I'm rough with technology).

I recently went to replace my dead ones and discovered the new G45s... and I'm disappointed.

> The G45s have a significantly smaller speaker than the G42s and this makes it more difficult to place fully in front of the ear (it slides around a lot).*

> The G42s were made of thicker, more durable plastic and it's easily noticeable when the G45s wobble around like they could snap with a wrong movement.

> The G42s came with ear rests. These don't. A lot of other G42 users feel that the rests were unmanageable, but at least they were removable. These don't even have the slots on the inside if you wanted to put some in.

> They're also heavier and the lack of ear rests make them sit heavily on my ears.

So in conclusion, try them out. People have different shaped heads and ears and no two experiences will be the same, but be cautioned and make sure you can return it to the seller if unsatisfied.

*The size of the speakers doesn't actually impede on the sound quality at all.
36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Perfect fit for small heads and ears 17 Dec. 2009
By I. Shrayber - Published on
I suppose the sound quality is OK. In terms of durability, they start falling apart in less than a year but I think that's as much as you can expect from this price range (as someone else mentioned, the rubber starts exposing the wires of the L-shaped jack). Where these excel is in design: I have a small head and small ears so most headphones are too big for my head or don't fit in my ears, and it took me over a year to finally find a pair of headphones that stays on. If you have a similar problem, these actually provide a snug and comfortable fit. They won't fall off, not even if you're running or when it's windy outside, and they're gentle on the area behind the ears. These are versatile: so light you forget you're wearing them, they can be used for exercise, and they fit larger heads as well as small ones.
29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Great headphones, very comfortable, but lacks bass 30 Aug. 2009
By cxmqlm - Published on
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I have been using the Sony MDR-G45LP headphones for about 8 months now and I am very happy with how comfortable and durable they are. I use them while working out and running and they stay put and I can lie in bed with them on and forget that I'm wearing them. Even though they are incredibly lightweight, I have sat on them more than a few times with no repercussions. Sony did a great job of making headphones that stay put without making them feel tight.

I used these to replace an older Sony behind-the-neck model and the only thing that has bothered me is that I immediately noticed a reduction in bass from my older headphones, and I am by no means an audiophile. However, for the average day to day use with a portable MP3 player or laptop, these are great. 4/5 stars simply because of the reduced bass.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Very Pleased :) 1 Mar. 2010
By Amber Locke - Published on
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Excellent product and has been staying strong. It has clear sound, good bass, durable, comfortable, and stylish.

Bought item 02/10/2009 and still working perfectly as of 5/12/2011 (over 2 years later). It's my favorite, most comfortable and most durable pair I've ever owned. Has been thrown around in book bads, purse, and computer bag and still going strong! :)
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
POOOOR replacement for G42's 29 Aug. 2010
By Adam Conrad - Published on
I guess this was to replace the G42, which simply put for price and sound quality was THE headphone for a metalhead... specifically a DeathMetal head. They had it all, but that is a different product; this review is a warning to all of you who still listen to your music on this type of headphone. Especially those loyal to sony.

The g45 is an inferior product in comparison to the G42 for the following reasons:

Bass is extremely lacking, the highs and mids sound decent but the low end and especially the denseness of some albums will be completely lost, this is only a positive for albums mired in mud already, but unless the album is completely saturated in bass these headphones will disappoint immensely.

The ear pieces feel flimsy and unstable, i am afraid to take them out while running or hiking.

The comfort is nowhere to be found, after around 45 minutes you will notice pain on your ears, specifically the lower section from the lobe up.

The ear pieces are smaller, and will not give you as full of a sound as you were used to.

The chord is about half the length before! be careful if your discman or ipod isn't already in your pocket... in fact if you're over 6 foot 6 they might not even reach your pants pocket!

On their own these might be decent headphones, but compared to the predecessor, they're awful. It's shameful that sony would green light these instead of simply tweaking what came before, in fact that begs the question: why fix what didn't seem to be all that broken?
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