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on 29 November 2011
Ok, first thing first. I had been the proud owner of a pair of Sony MDR EX500s. They were good for the price point, really good. So I thought these will be very similar with the added rubber bit to keep them in your ear. I was disappointed. Product returned.
The sound is not as good as the EX500. I did remember my 500s took a rather long burn in time so I did the same with these. No improvement notable. I just have to say I'm not sure how Sony managed to get from the EX500 to this model (which is similar price and supposed to be the continuation in the range). Apart from the improved grip, everything else is a step backwards. The sound gets distorted in the high frequencies. Might it be the new casing which looks and feels cheaper than the 500s? Perhaps.
Overall - for the price range, you will most likely be able to get much better stuff out there.