Sony DREX61IP Premium EX Monitor Earbuds (Black)

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Sony DREX61IP Premium EX Monitor Earbuds (Black)

Sony DREX61IP Premium EX Monitor Earbuds (Black)

  • Comfortable, vertical in-the-ear design
  • Hybrid silicone seals ear to block exterior noise
  • Additional ear cushions

For iPhone, iPod and Smartphone users who want premium sound in an earbud, the Sony DR-EX61iP Premium EX Monitor earbuds offer an ideal mix of pristine sound and iPod control with closed-type, vertical in-the-ear 9mm driver units and built-in control for iPod and iPhone. Sony’s DR-EX61IP earbuds have powerful drivers housed in a tightly sealed acoustic design that result in ultimate bass reproduction. If you have an iPod, iPhone or iPad, then consider a pair of headphones that offers full compatibility with those products. Enjoy features that include an in-line remote and built-in microphone that provides track and volume controls for your iPod*, iPhone*, and iPad* and lets you take calls on the go.

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Originally posted 2015-12-03 14:05:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  1. 56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great sound quality for a great price, March 15, 2012
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    Taylor Hively (San Jose, CA USA) –
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    Quite frankly these are great sounding and a great value.
    I was a fan of the Sony MDREX38iP/BLK EX Earbud with iPod Remote Control – Black for which this Sony DREX61IP is a new replacement. The DREX61IP has improved sound quality and comfort over the older MDREX38iP which I already highly rated and recommend.
    Everything in my review of the MDREX38iP applies to this model an and then some http://www.amazon.com/review/R3C5S3M7XP0UNU

    I bought these for use with the iPhone and my review is with the iPhone 4S.

    Update 2/2013: I have am still using these after 1 year and still recommend these. I carry them in my pocket and use them almost every weekday and they have held up so they are reasonably durable. They still sound great and function well. I have also bought and tried several other earbuds in the $40-$50 on claims that they might be superior and all of them sound poor compared to these. I still swear by model as great sounding for such a great value, you just can’t do better at this price range. I will also add that I purchased the Sony MDREX58V/RED In-Ear Headphones on a lightning deal to use with non-Apple products. The MDR-EX58V are the same exact model as theses without the iPhone mic/controls.

    SOUND QUALITY: The DREX61IP offers clean balanced sound from deep lows to clean highs without distortion. With all of the music I’ve listened to with this model I haven’t noticed any one frequency range that is anemic, lacking, or distorting. The sound quality may not be perfect and you can likely find higher quality sound in more expensive earbuds, but for under $100 I really don’t think you can find better. I have bought and tried over 30 different brands and models of sub $100 (and $100) earbuds all with less than satisfactory performance and so far nothing as good as this pair for a fraction of the cost. To my ears, these reproduce a great sound quality that is balanced and clean. You certainly won’t be missing something that is there in the recording. I will that since writing this initial review I have bought several more $40-$50 earbuds on claims that they are superior and I still come back to these (DR-EX61IP.)

    BALANCED SOUND: These will not offer you exaggerated heavy deep bass and they aren’t intended to. Sony has other models with “Extra Bass” which you may prefer if you like a strong bass experience. Personally I do not like extra bass earphones and the DREX61IP bass response is strong enough. With these DREX61IP You do hear all frequencies of sound even low bass but it is all properly proportional.

    INLINE REMOTE: Volume up/down and select reproduces the same functionality of Apple headphones. They operate the iPhone volume controls, iPod controls, and Siri hands free calling with the inline mic. The remote controls work with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S. The remote does not work with the iPhone 3G but the mic does. I use the inline remote all of the time including with 3rd party music apps like SiriusXM and Spotify.

    INLINE MIC: The mic is nothing special but it works just fine. It’s a cheap condenser mic. It works and I use it for calls when I’m using these earbuds, but I prefer to use my Jawbone Era or the iPhone’s built in mic in noisy areas because they have active noise canceling. This inline mic isn’t super sensitive so it generally only picks up your nearby voice without a lot of surrounding background noise but I can’t say how it will perform in really noisy environments. I do find that sometimes I have to physically hold the wire (with mic) when on a call so that the mic doesn’t brush against my clothing if I’m moving a lot (like walking) as the mic will pick up noise when banging and brushing against you. Driving, sitting, or just standing, it isn’t a problem.

    VALUE: MSRP for $40 and I paid about $25. You simply can not beat these headphones for that price. This is a spectacular value for the price and quality. One reason I love this model is that for the price I don’t have to worry about losing or breaking an expensive pair of headphones as these can be replace at a low cost even though I have managed to hang on to this pair for a year now.

    DURABILITY: Updated on 2/13. I carry these in my pocket and use them almost every weekday and they have shown no sign of wearing out or breaking. I have also had my share of mishaps dropping the phone or catching my arm in the wire yanking yanking the cord hard and earbuds out of my ears. They still haven’t broken. I also used my previous MDREX38iP daily with much abuse for over 1 year and they still work. I can’t claim these are particularly durable, but they certainly are a reasonably good build quality. The price is very reasonable so you won’t be out a lot of money…

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  2. 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good sound, dislike new cord design, September 3, 2012
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    P Cheng

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    I have owned various Sony audio products (a MDR-71, MDR-EX85, MW600 Bluetooth), and most of them have had their flaws, but overall have remained my favorite earbuds.

    The DREX61IP improves on the older MDR designs with tighter fitting silicone tips. They new have two types of silicone, a soft pliable layer which fits in your ear comfortably, and a stiff elastic layer that locks onto the earbud’s driver shaft. This new design maintains the comfort level I enjoy in the sony in ear earbuds, but improves/fixes one of the major faults (the old earpieces would fall off in rough handling/storage). This new design is much improved. I have yet to have a problem with the silicone pieces falling off. Additionally you now get more sizes (4, one that’s smaller than the old smallest. The gradient in sizes also appears to be finer). They are also color coded now.

    The new driver shaft on which the silicone tips sit has also been revised with two locking collars versus one. This allows you to seat your tips in two positions, depending on the depth which you wish to have your earbuds sit in your ear. Farther out from the driver means less security for your tips, but less probability that they will fall out of your ear. Closer to the driver means the tips are less likely to come off, but the driver may fall out of your ear (not a problem so far).

    The earbud driver appears to be the similar to the MDR-71. Improvements (depends on your taste) better bass response. Personally – this is highly subjective – I prefer more mid response and less bass. This depends on your personal taste. Overall I still like them as a new MDR-71 replacement.

    Android users: this probably depends on your phone, but don’t expect the buttons to do anything. (It wasn’t advertised to – so why would you expect it to?).

    Cons: the new cord. It is now a more rubbery (and less flexible) cord with two cables joined together instead of one unified cable. I suspect this may make it more reliable as it has more structure, but I don’t like the loss in flexibility. On top of that – the cord is now equal length on both ears, I preferred the around the neck design with a short left and long right. Oh well.

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  3. 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Decent, April 4, 2012
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    I purchased these ear buds because I wanted a microphone for my iPhone. I am quite satisfied with the overall performance. The sound quality is decent and the bass is not overpowering. But it’s still there. The microphone and the volume buttons work well too.

    I shall recommend them for casual listeners who also desire for an microphone. You won’t be able to differentiate between music encoded at 256 kbps, 320 kbps or Lossless.

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