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Sony MDR-AS50G Active Series Headphones

3.5 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews

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  • 9mm EX driver unit provides comfort fit and deep bass sound
  • Lightweight spiral neck-band headphones for secure fit during sports use
  • Short cord (60cm) supplied for arm-band use (60cm extension cord also supplied)
  • New cord solution for sports use
  • 3 sizes of silicone rubber earbuds (S,M,L)

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  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.7 x 4.8 cm ; 14 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 141 g
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  • Item model number: MDR-AS50G
  • ASIN: B00165YVTE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 17 Mar. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

Unique headphones with flex-shaped neckband for comfortable, secure fit during active or sports use. Bass enhanced for superior sound quality. Comfortable silicone earbuds.
- 9mm EX driver unit provides comfort fit and deep bass sound.
- Lightweight spiral neck-band headphones for secure fit during sports use.
- Short cord (60cm) supplied for arm-band use (60cm extension cord also supplied).
- New cord solution for sports use.
- 3 sizes of silicone rubber earbuds (S,M,L).
Otras características:
Cable length: 0.6 m
Colour of product: Black, Silver
Connectivity technology: Wired
Diaphragm: PET
Ear coupling: Intraaural
Foldable: No
Headphone frequency: 9 - 23000 Hz
Headphone sensitivity: 100 dB
Impedance: 16 Ω
Magnet type: neodymium
Volume control: No
Weight: 15 g

Manufacturer's Description

Sony ACTIVE SERIES

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ACTIVE SERIES

If you’re always on the move, then you need a set of headphones that don’t. Since Sony produced their first headphones in 1979 they have been constantly striving to create an ever more perfect fit. The newly developed secure-fit technology with built-in shock absorption ensures they can withstand every type of intense activity and deliver the perfect uninterrupted audio experience. So if you’re off jogging or going to the gym, with 5 different styles to choose from you’ll find the ideal Active Series Headphone.

Working Out
Working Out
Music’s great when you’re working out. It’s about to get even better, thanks to the new Active Series Headphones, the perfect blend of sound quality and secure fitting design. The Active Series headphones have the ultimate staying power whether you’re pounding the treadmill or the pavement.

Pure Sound on the go
Pure Sound on the go
Combining shock-absorbing technology, short armband cords and sweat-proof materials, these stylish headphones are perfect for an active lifestyle. Giving you consistent sound quality they allow you to really enjoy your music.

Designed for movement
Designed for movement
Light, compact and discreet, they still provide high-quality, deep bass sound. And the Active Series secure fit design means when you’re on the move your headphones will stay on.

‘Sony’ and their logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation, Japan. All other trademarks acknowledged.



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I have now had 2 pairs of these earphones and both have developed the same fault. The left earphone has lost most of its sound. I bought the first pair in July and by the end of August they had broken, Amazon to their credit, sent me a new pair and by the end of Nov they had also broken. My advice is to stay away from these and buy a different pair. They don't actually stay in the ear much better than normal earphones anyway and the sound isn't any better either, therefore there must be better options out there for the money.

Stay clear. I expected better from a company like Sony.
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Got these about a fortnight ago, listen to them everyday. Sound quality excellent, bass rich. I find these phones very comfortable in the ear. When im not listening to them they are sitting around my neck, they are so light i often forget they are there. Definitely sport headphones, i have not had them fall out once! Like the fact that you can adjust where the wire comes off the loop, they come by default on the left side, but i far prefer it at the rear of the loop meaning the wire goes down my back and into my pockets, meaning no snagging.

All in all very good, the carry case they come with is a bit bulky and pointless as the headphones are rugged enough.
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Good quality sound and comfortable. Only one problem: the right speaker suddenly failed - just five minutes into use listening to the radio. Then worked intermittently, probably something to do with a faulty cable but not satisfactory with a brand new product.
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these are brilliant I've had them a good while now and go running on average twice a week. they've never slipped out or become uncomfortable and the sound quality is very good, they also block out a fair amount of other noise too which means the music doesnt need to be too loud.
all in all a great pair of headphones for exercising in and good value for money in my opinion.
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These Sony MDR-AS50G are designed for active listening e,g in gym, jogging. The headphones have a flexible band that surround the back of your head whilst the ear buds fit snugly in your ear. No amount of physical activity will shift them. Sound quality was surprisingly good with a balanced level of bass and treble (9-23,000 Hz). They are also light (13g) and are still comfortable after your workout.

They come with a spare set of small and large buds with the medium buds fitted already to the phones. Also included is a rather large bulky plastic carry case thats strictly functional.

At the price I got them on Amazon (£21.94) they are an absolute steal! Also credit to amazon, I changed my delivery to Free Saver but they still came the next day! Very pleased!
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I have to say, I was skeptical, because on pretty much every pair of headphones I have looked at, there have been positive reviews, and negative reviews - so I was expecting the worst when I finally settled on a pair.
However. These things are great.

They come with sets of different sized earphone, which is great for someone with weird ears like me, the sound quality is amazing, and the design is just cool! The only downsides? They can be a pain to put in the little case thing you get (but that's soo minor, they're mostly in my ears anyway!) and when you first put them in they can feel uncomfortable, but that feeling fades soon.....fantastic point about them: they can drown out the sound of the outside world pretty easily!

Brilliant headphones I say. Well worth the money.
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If I'd written this review a week ago, I'd have given these headphones a much lower star rating than I have. The reason I changed my mind? I finally started using them with the correct earbuds.

Like a lot of other reviewers I wanted some reasonably good headphones that I could use for working out in the gym. When I got my first iPod a couple of years ago, I splashed out on some Ultimate Ears SuperFi Pros which are just fantastic, but had a habit of falling out of my ears when I was doing bench presses, sit-ups etc - i.e. anything that involves you in not being vertical. I therefore looked for some 'sport' headphones, and having read the reviews on Amazon plumped for the Sennheiser PMX80s.

I didn't expect the Sennheiser sound quality to be anywhere near that of the SuperFis (it isn't), but what was most annoying was that (again like a lot of other people) within 15-20 minutes of starting to exercise my ears were full of sweat and the sound from the headphones was virtually inaudible. I came to the conclusion that their design actually encourages sweat to run down into your ears. I therefore looked for something with a similar type of neckband to the Sennheisers but with earbuds like the SuperFis, and ended up purchasing the Sonys.

If you haven't used this type of headphone before, the bass quality depends a lot on how well the earbuds fit your ear, and I started with the medium pair. Sound quality was similar to the Sennheisers, although overall a little bit 'brighter' and with a much broader soundstage. Again though, the moment I started exercising, the earbuds would loosen in my ear, bass would drop off, and external noise became far more intrusive.
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