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  • These Sony MDR-AS40E headphones cost £32 and are designed to fit behind your earlobe
  • Apart from that, they do not offer anything else in terms of special features and I would say that the absence of a volume control built into the main wire is a probably a disadvantage for me as I have to alter the volume directly from my MP3 player whilst running
  • They are good quality, stylish headphones although the volume levels are not the best
  • I would recommend these headphones more for everyday use say, on the train to work for example where you do not need to play your volume sky high, rather than for a use in a gym or running outdoors

    • by LSK
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      I had previously reviewed a pair of headphones a little while ago whilst I cannot remember them being Sony I do remember that they left an impression on me because they were one of the few headphones which actually fit comfortably behind my ear and therefore stayed in place whilst I was running. So I guess that for me, I measure the quality of headphones by the fit and the sound quality especially volume and bass.

      These Sony MDR-AS40E headphones cost £32 and are designed to fit behind your earlobe. I tend to like Sony products and view them as being a cut above the norm Sony tends to hold its own against the market leaders regardless of


      the product brand. In terms of design I do like these headphones; they are simple and the earpiece is more subtle than most of the behind-the-lobe designs. The part which tucks behind the lobe also feels quite solid I tend to test this part of the headphones because they break easily on cheaper models.

      In terms of features there is not too much to write about here. Like many modern and more expensive models these headphones come with a set of small, medium and large earbuds which I find can be interchanged very easily. Apart from that, they do not offer anything else in terms of special features and I would say that the absence of a volume control built ...


      • into the main wire is a probably a disadvantage for me as I have to alter the volume directly from my MP3 player whilst running.

        As for the sound quality my views on this product are somewhat mixed. For the price I would typically expect something of a high standard: while this product does a decent enough job I do think that the sound is a little on the quiet side. This is obviously a lot healthier for my ears but I do like to crank up the volume in order to keep motivation levels high, especially at 6:30am when it is barely above freezing! Now, on the positive side I find that the sound is actually quite clear and the bass is not bad

        when considering that I cannot get enough output from it for my liking.

        Overall I have given the Sony MDR-AS40E headphones a score of 7 out of 10. They are good quality, stylish headphones although the volume levels are not the best. I would recommend these headphones more for everyday use say, on the train to work for example where you do not need to play your volume sky high, rather than for a use in a gym or running outdoors. For the latter I would definitely recommend that you look around possibly even adding on an extra £10 and investing in a pair of Sennheiser headphones which will offer you excellent sound quality as well as higher volume output.




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