Honestly, I have to admit I don’t give hands-on review of every cool gadget since I physically can’t try EVERYTHING. (well, maybe in the future)
But for earbuds, I have tried many different brands and I know which one gives you bang for your dollar.
The perfect earbud that I am looking for and have found will not break easily and provide high quality treble and bass for my listening pleasures, even when I am going to sleep.
You might remember the post I did on Best Earbud Review couple months back, which features this very Sony MDR-EX75 earbuds.
I have been using these for the last 3 months or so (I upgraded myself from the MDR-EX55) and I have to say these earbuds are simply perfect.
First, the earbuds come with 2 pieces of cords, one short cord and the other extension. The extension cord makes the earbuds awesome because it’s a lot more pull-proof, especially when you are active like me and play sports while wearing your earbuds.
In essence, by having 2 cords, you will never run into your earbud internal lines breaking from pulling too much, the cords will simply separate before that can happen.
I don’t know why every earbud manufacturer is not doing this but I suspect the reason is that the manufacturers want you to break the earbuds and buy new ones.
Needless to say, I’ve spent easily $300 in the last year on earbuds alone, ALL of them broke because they were 1-corded, there was no point of breakage.
Compare it to a fuse box, if you don’t have a fuse box, your home electricity could just burn down and you might need thousands of dollars to fix that. But the fuse box protects from exactly that.
That’s what I am telling you, having the extension cord on an earbud protects it from those accidental tuggings on your earbud lines.
On top of this awesome protective feature which is the most common failure point in earbuds, the Sony MDR-EX75 earbuds are under $40 AND provides really good treble and bass.
Also read up on my Apple feedback of the Apple In-ear Headphones, which are crap and costs over $100!!!
Well, I don’t work for Sony, but these are simply the best earbuds I have ever tried. I even wear them when running on my manual treadmill.
Now, don’t get jealous, you can get your own for $34.99 on Amazon. (Get it on Amazon as they sell this model while BestBuy is still selling the older, outdated model MDR-55EX.
Here’s the video hands-on review of the Sony MDR-EX75: