Sony MDR Q33LP B W.EAR On-Ear

MDR Q33LP B W.EAR

- Unique W.EAR headphone design eliminates neckbands and headbands, slips directly onto the ear.
- Interchangeable headphone caps let you change colors in an instant.
- Two pairs in different colors are supplied, a total of twelve colors are optional.
- Innovative spring-action earpiece cradles the ear, remains comfortable hour after hour.
- Lightweight open-air headphones are comfortable to wear, even for extended periods.
- 30 mm diameter drive units are larger than most headphones for noticeably deeper bass.
- Lower distortion and wider dynamic range.
- Frequency response extends down to a low 18 Hz.
- Neodymium magnet for maximum energy in minimum size.
- Neodymium is far more powerful than conventional Samarium Cobalt or Aluminum magnets.
- Achieves 104 dB sound pressure level output with one watt of input.
- Gold-plated mini-plug for exceptional corrosion resistance, superb confictivity, low noise.
- Oxygen Free Copper (OFC) cord minimizes resistance, maximizes sound.
- Black MDR-Q33LP/B comes with two pairs of headphone caps: Black and Clear Red
- Design compliments the cosmetics of selected CD Walkman and MD Walkman portables.

User Reviews (3)

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Mohan Nair   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 25, 2003]
Strength:

None

Weakness:

Everything about it - clarity, bass response, design, etc.

These earphones were absolutely terrible. It promised good bass response on the packaging, but did not come close to providing good bass. Plus they were flimsy on the ear - and were not loud enough. I wish I could refund them - its too bad I threw away the packaging so soon.

Similar Products Used: Other sony headphones, panasonic, etc.
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
walriley   Audio Enthusiast [May 18, 2003]
Strength:

Very clear,clean and even sound sans fashion covers. Cheap as well.

Weakness:

Boring styling without the covers. In absolute terms the bass is a little light but these are only 25 quid! Finally, the cord that connects these phones appears to be fraying rather alarmingly in partsand is prone to getting kinked and entangled rather easily. however at this time, they are still working.

As an addendum to the above review, I have to admit to being wrong about these phones. To get them sounding at their best, remove the plastic styling covers, which look very nice in their Apple Mac-like translucent red colouring, but totally (and I mean TOTALLY)screw up the sound. All of a sudden the sound has more tonal colouring, more bass which, even if it doesn't plumb the absolute depths, still has warmth and melody, and a complete absence of the honk that drove me nuts in the first review! For the money, buy with confidence.

Similar Products Used: as mentioned before.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
walriley   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 10, 2002]
Strength:

Look good. Fairly well made. Comfortable.

Weakness:

For the money, they sound like tripe.

A very portable, fairly well made and presented 'phone, which sadly doesn't cut it sonically. The sound is akin to a pair of cheapo £10 in ear units, with absolutely zilch tonal colour or warmth to it, an annoying honk in the upper mid which - even with a graphic EQ - I could not get rid of, and an amazingly tuneless and uneven bass. I've had other Sony mini phones a few years back that were cheaper, but totally outclassed these units, which was the reasoning behind my misguided faith in purchasing these, without being able to audition them first. Sorry, but Sony's design budget majored on the visual with these. Avoid like the plague!

Similar Products Used: Various other Sony phones. Sennheiser HD480 Classics.
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
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