Sony MDR ED268LP In Ear On-Ear

MDR ED268LP In Ear

Fontopia in-the-ear design fits snugly, yet comfortably inside the ear; eliminates the headband so you can enjoy music while exercising, skating or dancing.
Soft rubber earpieces provide greater stability so they're far less likely to shift or fall out, greater wearing comfort thanks to the broader distribution of contact.
Groove design/Bass Booster earpiece shape with better fit means less sound is lost; better bass response at the same sound pressure levels as conventional designs; perfect for Sony Walkman players with Groove bass control.
Anti-bacterial earpiece material for worry-free wearing.
16 mm Diameter Driver delivers deeper bass, extended treble and higher fidelity, yet remains small enough to fit inside your ear.
Sapphire-evaporated diaphragm is amazingly strong, yet lightweight, for extended high frequency response, increased sensitivity.
Sony Acoustic Twin Turbo Circuitry uses sound chamber and ducts for improved efficiency, gets high sonic output from your portable stereo.
Neodymium magnet for maximum energy in minimum size; ounce for ounce, Neodymium is far more powerful than conventional Samarium Cobalt or Aluminum magnets.
Stylish, Neck-Chain Cord.
Cord bushings on ear buds help prevent tangles, enhance durability.
Gold-plated mini-plug for exceptional corrosion resistance, superb conductivity, low noise.
Supplied carrying pouch neatly stores the ear-buds and headphone cord when not in use; ideal for carrying in a pocket or purse.

User Reviews (5)

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niek den hollander   AudioPhile [May 19, 2003]
Strength:

-bass -mids/highs(much better than 238) also depends on the source

Weakness:

weak cord

They sound really good. Much better than the 238, they don't got nice high sounds in it. I've bought them two times, because they cord ain't that strong. But I like the comfort they give and they nice sound. But I more prefer the sony ex51lp. This is the newest sony model and got even better comfort, especially for people who sport or travelling while listening. The sound is softer but very natural.

Similar Products Used: You europe we already have newer models. like - ex51lp, ed31lp(almost the same as ed268lp)
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
iliketominidisc   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 28, 2003]

These were my first ear bud style headphones. I thought I would go all out and pay some more money. I thought these were better tahn they actually are. They DO fit nicely in your ear though. The cord is very thin and flimsy which I think caused my left side to fail and become distorted. Now it doesn't even work. Too much money for something that will stop working. Recently I picked up some $10 Panasonic earbuds and they work great. Never again will I pay over $40 for earbuds. Unwise on my part.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
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2
  AudioPhile [Dec 16, 2002]
Strength:

comfort, ears don't feel like they're smoldering after an hour, impressive sound quality for price and size

Weakness:

boomy mid-bass, slight harshness in high frequencies (like a metal versus a silk dome tweeter, if you speak that language)

Overall I'm quite happy with these headphones. These are by far the most comfortable portable phone I've used, and it far surpasses the other in-the-ear headphones (especially if you wear glasses). These phones will not net you top-of-the-like detail or transparency, but they will net you sound quality that is much improved from the standard phones that come with most portable devices. Throw those things away right now. The mid bass is a bit boomy, I'll admit, but frequency extension does not seem strained on either the low or the high end. But for portables I found their sound to be remarkable detailed, and refined, and their somewhat mellow sound to be easy on the ears over extended periods. Compared to the sennheiser hd270, a full-sized phone that happened to be sitting on the table next to me, the sonys have much smoother midrange and bass "slam." I should also mention that the silicone buds are comfortable, replaceable, and cleanable, and that pairs in three different sizes are included. Buy them. Buy them now. Your ears will thank you and your friends will envy you. But you can ignore them in these guys, because they block out environmental noise.

Similar Products Used: other sony, koss,
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Tasman Mckee   Casual Listener [Jan 31, 2002]
Strength:

Very Beefy Base.

Weakness:

The wire

Im not someone who can talk about all those technical aspects of these buds but i know one thing...They fell apart :( The part where the 2 seperate earbud wires merges into the one got a bit too mangled and killed one earphone. I soldered it back together, and wrapped my job up with tape.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Randy Leong   Audiophile [Nov 14, 2001]
Strength:

-Bass
-Okay sound
-Doesn't fall off your ears

Weakness:

-Too much bass can be too much of a good thing
-Recessed highs (but at least it rolls off smoothly, not with a peak in the mid-treble)

I bought these MDR-ED268LP earbuds after I was disappointed with the muddy sound of the MDR-ED238LPs. And the ED268s sound the best of the "Groove" earbud line, but still not as good as I would like. The treble, though better than in the ED238, still isn't up to par. And the bass - maybe too much mid-bass, just to get at least some low-bass extension from these earbuds. Sure, they can reach lower than 20Hz - but at the expense of a somewhat boomy mid-bass.

The ED268s are more comfortable than the ED238s, but I still find myself cleaning my ears every now and then. At least they are suitable for listening to music while exercising.

Overall, the MDR-ED268LP is somewhat overpriced for what you get - but they are decent performers nonetheless.

Similar Products Used: Sony MDR-ED238LP
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
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