Sony Audio/Video MDR-AS40EX Active Style Sport Over-the-Ea

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Sony Audio/Video MDR-AS40EX Active Style Sport Over-the-Ea

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Sony MDR-AS40EX Active-Style Earclip Headphones, Stable Earclip Design, Moisture Guards--Perfect for fast movement and high-impact workouts. Three Sizes of Detachable Hangers Three Sizes of Earbuds, Detachable Extension Cable Carrying Case & Clothing Clip Included. Short cord (2 feet) solution for arm-band use; extension cord (2 feet) is supplied. Black

Good, bad and bottom line - CNET Reviews


The Sony MDR-AS40EX earphones feature an excellent, fitness-friendly design; they're also comfortable and very reasonably priced. They come with a case, extender cable, and various ear fittings.


The Sony MDR-AS40EX earphones suffer from mushy bass, and that's only if you can get the 'buds far enough in to hear the low end at all. Music sounds overly bright.

Bottom Line

The Sony MDR-AS40EX earphones are a good choice for fitness fiends with limited cash to spend and a preference for an earclip design.


Model No.: MDR-AS40EX
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.0
Walmart No.: 000512580

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 2.5 out of 5★ by 39reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5★ by Junk I used these for about one month. Now they are broken. I have kept them in their case and took good care of them. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! Read the other reviews. I am not the only one with a terrible experience. 09/08/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Love them! I have had these headphones for a little over a year now, and haven't had the first problem with them. My ears are oddly shaped, so I normally can't use in-ear buds unless they have over-ear hangers. I also wanted some that I could use while working out. These are perfect for working out because they're waterproof and pretty much stay put. They tend to slide out of my ear when I'm talking, but all ear buds do, so I can't complain about that. But the interchangeable sizes make them stay put much better than others I've tried.The sound is great for such inexpensive headphones. I've seen some reviews here that say the sound isn't great, but I'm a minor in audio engineering and often use these to evaluate my music while I'm on the go. Of course they're not up to the same quality as the more pricey Sony headphones, but they are exceptional for ear buds. And I've recommended them to some classmates who don't have the funds to go out and buy really nice headphones. I give them two thumbs up. 09/15/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by best earbuds(especially for small ears) These are the best earbuds I've found yet! I have very small eardrums, and most earbuds are either painful to keep in my ear, or constantly fall out. The option for different size earpieces, for both in the ear and the over-the-ear piece, make them feel very comfortable, and stay in place without pain! I had given up on earbuds until I found these. I've had them for 1 1/2 yrs, and have to get another pair only because I lost them...they still sounded just as good as when I first bought them.I hope they never discontinue these!!!! I'd hate to be without them. 11/02/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by They are the best I had had I use the M and S ones and you cant fined any of them at the store's. I lost my hangers and ear bud's. so I found them again only on line good for keeping the papers. I just wish they sold the bud's and hangers. 11/19/2011
Rated 1 out of 5★ by Worst purchase ever They stopped working after 2 months. Normal use, no jogging or working out with them. Just walking. I've never had a problem with a Sony product in the past 20 years, but this purchase will definitely make me think twice before I buy their products again. 12/29/2011
Rated 1 out of 5★ by overpriced garbage These headphones gave me no end of trouble from the first day i bought them. The first problem was the cord extender does not make a solid contact; this caused the headphones to cut out and have a "static" sound every once in a while. After using the headphones every day for a month they broke. The right headphone now emits sound at half of the decibels as the left. This problem is from the connection to the right headphone, initially the right headphone went dead, but after tinkering with the cord i managed to get some audible sound out of it.These headphones are priced at $40 ($50 in stores) yet fail to reach the quality of $10 skull candy headphones. If you plan on using these headphones for more than one month DO NOT BUY THEM! Never in my life have i paid for headphones with such poor quality. I have always known that an item with great quality from Sony costs a small fortune. $50 for headphones that do not work is just unacceptable, i am extremely disappointed. 01/03/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Take a chance to go to sony store I ve seen all these reviews and i think the small problem is that you guys are not aware of the one year waranty that comes with the pair of earphones with the bill any sony store will exchange the headphones without any questions and these head phoens are great ive took a 5 year waranty damage and anything that happens to my ear plugs gets replaced which is awsome and people who does not wanna pay extra fees you got a one year free and exhnage unlimited for such a problm as RIGHT SIDE STOPED WORKING stop complaining and go to a sony store. 01/22/2012
Rated 1 out of 5★ by Headphones are faulty I have owned two pairs of these headphones now. Both have lost one channel after 1 year of use. (I bought second pair after first pair failed). Sony offered and "exchange" for $21.69. Someone should explain to them the definition of an exchange. Anyway, they've lost me as a customer for life on ALL Sony products. Other reviews on this site mention the same problem. I stated this to Sony Customer Service, but they replied that they have not had an issue with this model. Don't waste your money. 04/10/2012
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