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  • With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
  • What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..

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NOW £39.95

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"From sound, to fit, the EX650s are everything a pair of in-ears should be." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine, Product of the Year, 2014 Awards.

Brass body for style and sound

With solid brass housings, the Sony MDREX650 earphones look quite unlike rival designs. The solid construction also gives audio advantages, with the density of brass suppressing unwanted vibration, for a clean, distortion-free sound. Brass is also used for the oversized inner ducts, which have been designed to improve treble clarity. For an optimised bass performance, the MDR-EX650 headphones use powerful 12mm neodymium drivers and sculptured air vents for bass accuracy and precision.

Comfortable fit
With an angled profile and small diameter plug, the Sonys fit comfortably and securely. Hybrid silicone buds use hard silicone on the outside for durability and softer silicone on the inside for comfort, and as they're supplied with four different sizes of bud, it's easy to find a comfortable fit.

Built-in mic for smartphone use
With an inline remote and mic, these earphones are the perfect partner for your smartphone. Weighing just 9g and supplied with a carry case, they're also ideal for a life on the go. Finally, the knot-free cord means your headphones are ready to go without having to be constantly untangled!

Beautifully designed, great sounding and comfortable - it's hard to fault the Sony MDREX650s!

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General Features
Award Winning Cable/Accessory
General Features
In Ear
Can the headphones be used in the ear?
Over Ear
Can the headphones be used over the ear?
Are the headphones wireless? Optional requires a Bluetooth transmitter.
Noise Cancelling
Do the headphones feature active noise cancelling technology to block outside noise?
Headphone sensitivity is measured in dB. The lower the figure, the more powerful the driving amplifier needs to be. Headphones for use on portables need to be of higher sensitivity than home hi-fi ones.
Impedance is measured in ohms and should be matched carefully to the driving amplifier for the best sound quality and reliability.
Frequency Response
Frequency response is measured in Hz and gives an indication of how low and how high the headphones will go.
5 - 28,000
Cable Length
Length of cable supplied in metres.
Weight of headphones in grammes, without packaging.
Plug size
The size and type of plug fitted and whether an adaptor is supplied. 3.5mm is standard on most portable devices whilst home hi-fi usually accepts 6.35mm (quarter inch) size plugs.
Open back
Open back headphones offer the most spacious sound but can leak sound, disturbing others. They also block less outside noise than closed back headphones
Closed back
Closed back headphones block out more background noise than open back ones. They also leak less sound
SONY MDREX650 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 71.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable, pleasant, if warm, sounding in ear 'phones I don't think I've had in-ear headphones that are as comfortable as these. They sound detailed, with a little (but not overbearing) bias towards bass frequencies. They provide a relaxed experience, so some may find them lacking 'punch', but I find long listening sessions a pleasure. Passive noise reduction is really good - I've stopped taking my Bose QCs on flights as a result. The cable is strong, but can be a knot magnet, so store carefully after use! As always, service in Norwich RS was phenomenal.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous for the money I was a little wary buying these and not being able to try them first but I wasn't disappointed. I bought them to replace some Beats tour 2 headphones which were rubbish compared to these. Sound quality is great, bass is great, comfortable to wear, Plenty loud enough and blocks out sound really well. Must also say the staff are so knowledgeable in Richer Sounds and really helpful in our local store. Cannot recommend them highly enough.
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy and good value for money These aren't cheap. They are good value for money but they are still an investment. The sound quality is great. wire is a bit annoying but if you use the provided 'tidier' it works fine.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lived up to reviews It's always a risk buying an audio product without being able to listen first, but at £40 these in-ear headphones were well worth it. I normally wear closed-over-ear phones, but wanted a light-weight portable alternative. Believe the reviews - they sound great and are hard to beat at the price.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would absolutely recommend these wee beauties Really pleased with these. Got Comply Tips to go with them and they really do make a difference to the isolation and hence the bass which is what i like to hear. They block out sound really well. Due to the shape of my ear the housing themselves can cause pain after a period of time. the hard plastic sitting on the inside of the ear (not the canal itself). But to be fair i also had this problem with Shures SE315s. I partially resolved this by using the comply tips which makes the housing sit further out of my ear, meaning its not rubbing against the inside of the ear. Sound wise really good. I have had them for just over a week now . Listening mainly on Note 3 with PowerAmp. Flat eq but with with the preamp nudged up a bit . Tone controls: bass and stereo x both at 9 o'clock. Treble at 4 o'clock. Above settings seem to fit most genres well. Which is electronica, indie music and house.
Date published: 2016-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value Excellent quality earphones, for this price point you'd be hard pushed to find better. Great bass. Richer Sounds were great price matching
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best earphones I've ever owned ....and far from the most expensive. I've had Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, Soundmagic, Klipsch, a-Jays, Bose and others. These have superior sound quality to earphones costing three times as much and the build quality is very high. Time will tell but the plug looks sturdy and hopefully less prone to failure than many pairs I've owned.
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended The original Sony in-ear headphones I have were a brilliant sound but not the best fit in the ears and were prone to coming out. These fit far better and the sound is simply astonishing. The bass is solid and not overbearing at all. Just superb.
Date published: 2016-06-04
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