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Sony MDRAS50G Sport Neckband Earbud Headphones
Neckband headphones like these make it easy to add music to your workout without the fuss. The lightweight construction and unobtrusive form make them perfect for almost any activity.
  • Earbud-style headphones
  • Delivers rich sound with deep bass
  • Lightweight, active-style headphones with a soft & flexible spiral neckband
  • Cord adjuster lets user move cord to best position for sports or workout use.
  • Moisture guard allows for moisture to pass around headphones.
  • Single-sided cord for sports usage
  • Includes 3 sizes (S, M, L) of earbuds and detachable hangers, removable caps, 2' short-cord solution for armband use, 2' extension cord, clip and hard carrying case
  • Made in China
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Sony MDRAS50G Sport Neckband Earbud Headphones
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing sound and comfort

I have used several different earbud design headphones, and the Sony MDR-AS50G is by far superior to anything that I have used in the past. Most, if not all buds fall out eventually...Read complete review

I have used several different earbud design headphones, and the Sony MDR-AS50G is by far superior to anything that I have used in the past. Most, if not all buds fall out eventually when you are active. Because these buds are connected to eachother by a behind the neck band, they simply will not fall out during activity unless they are pulled out. They are comfortable and can be worn with complete "stay in" confidence. The one sided cord, with the ability to originate from anywhere on the band, makes these buds feel almost wireless. The short cord with extension option is great for customizing the cord length for a no slack situation. The movable vise grip like clamp also helps to customize the configuration. I can wear the buds around my neck when they are not in use, with the short cord originating from the center, and clipped to the back of my collar, and I forget that I am wearing them. The design is also good for one ear use when hearing outside sounds is necessary. Often with buds there is a compromise in sound quality. The sound on these buds is amazing. Crisp high and mid range with out sounding tinny. The low end is evident and well balanced. I can hear subtle sounds with these buds that I would not hear otherwise. The stereo field is also balanced with good spacial imaging, and no echo. Also, because of the cord arrangement, there is no feedback from bumbing or rubbing the cord, as is common with other bud sets. The only thing that might improve these buds would be compressable, memory foam ear pieces. I love these buds!! Because they are new, I have no comment on durability at this time.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Speaker failure

After a couple months of limited use the left speaker started buzzing in these headphones. I do not listen to music loudly by any means. I think it was a defect in the headphones...Read complete review

After a couple months of limited use the left speaker started buzzing in these headphones. I do not listen to music loudly by any means. I think it was a defect in the headphones because I started to notice the buzzing very lightly and only with some audio. As time went on the buzzing became louder and more prevalent. I noticed it was a bad speaker but it was too late for the warranty. Now I cannot listen to the headphones above a low volume (not enough to cover up the TV in my room) without hearing the buzz. I like how the headphones are built and they are great for active use but just hope you do not receive a pair like mine. I would recommend this product but only because Sony is a good enough company to take a bad product off the market, so I think I just received a bad pair. I just wish I had noticed it while under warranty.

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1.0

MDR-AS50G terrible purchase

By aaaaaaaa

from Austin, TX

Comments about Sony MDRAS50G Sport Neckband Earbud Headphones:

First of all my frame of reference here is the MDR-XB20EX, which I have used for two years and am extremely happy with. When the left ear of the MDR-XB20EX cut out, I found I was not able to purchase the same model on this site, so I decided to try the MDR-AS50G, and have regretted it. First of all the sound quality and range are poor. I used cheap freebie iphone headphones to compare against the MDR-AS50G, and today I am still using the freebies. Sony should be ashamed to sell such subpar products for $50!!! Makes me sceptical of other Sony products. Additionally, since the headphones are connected by some type of rigid wire, with little flexibility or give, I found it a constant battle keeping either earbuds set properly. The slightest pull one way or the other, turning my head, looking down, etc, would force me to readjust. I tried these for a week, listened to music with them at leaste five hours todal, and am extremely disappointed. The only reason these have not been thrown in the trash...is the amount I paid for them!!! Threw them in the drawer with the odd case they came in. If you're considering buying these...don't. Learn from my lesson. Unless Sony is giving these away...with free shipping...don't waste your money. Try the MDR-XB20EX...that's what I 'm going back to.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best sports headphones I have every used!

By Beeeetle

from West Chester, PA

Comments about Sony MDRAS50G Sport Neckband Earbud Headphones:

I have used these for years, and now getting another set. "Behind the neck" wire broke and they no longer wrap properly. Have run nearly 1000 miles with them and my iTouch without problems until the wire broke. Haven't found anything else for active sports that comes close to matching their performance.

 
2.0

Very Dissappointed

By jguidet

from ohio

Pros

  • behind the neck cord
  • cord length adjustment
  • Lightweight
  • varying levels of earbud sizes

Cons

  • design of actual earbud/hardware

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony MDRAS50G Sport Neckband Earbud Headphones:

    I only use headphones for working out- usually running, eliptical, or weight training. When I first started using these earbuds, I really liked their unique style and form. However, as my workouts progressed and the weather got hotter, I realized the more I sweat the more irritating I found these headphones, as they kept falling out, shifting, and just simply feeling uncomfortable. I tried switching earbud sizes, but that only made things worse. Now they barely stay put after 10 minutes of running. And forget trying to push back hair fly aways while running because if you bump the earbud, they shift and immediately fall out. Very dissappointed in this product for the money I spent.

     
    5.0

    Finally!

    By babakimami

    from Houston

    Pros

    • Everything

    Cons

    • none!

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony MDRAS50G Sport Neckband Earbud Headphones:

      I've been looking for a light pair of headphones to use during skating and biking (including motorcycle) for years. After going through a dozen of phones, finally I found one that is truly designed to be used during sports. They are so light and comfortable, I don't feel having them on! I'm also very impressed with the sound quality (this is from an Audiophile's point of view). Job well done! Thanks.

       
      5.0

      best workout headphones

      By JAMEND

      from Houston tx

      Pros

      • does not slip out with sweat!
      • everything! cord is proper length for armband
      • Sound is great

      Cons

      • none!!

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony MDRAS50G Sport Neckband Earbud Headphones:

        Ive had these headphones for about 3-4 years and they are the best headphones i have ever used for my workouts, i run every day for 6 miles and also hit the gym, and they never fail.

         
        5.0

        best headphones ever

        By ryanS

        from Buffalo, NY

        Pros

        • Comfort
        • Quality
        • reliability..
        • Stability

        Cons

        • i can't think of any.

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony MDRAS50G Sport Neckband Earbud Headphones:

          i'm hardly an audiophile, but do love music. i don't buy crazy expensive headphones or the studio ones, because i use them practically for sports and to laptop audio. regular things. i usually go through about one pair of headphones a year and can never find the ones i liked the year before. these will be the first second pair of headphones i've bought. i love them. i bring them everywhere.
          i was a jerk and kept them in my pocket at work on the ambulance and the buds cracked a little at the base. that's all that's wrong with them in over a year. sound great still.
          a cushion fell off one of them and i couldn't find it, but sony sells replacements available at best buy, so that was a quick fix.
          spend the $50, it's well worth it.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Will buy again...

          By trlee

          from New Haven, CT

          Comments about Sony MDRAS50G Sport Neckband Earbud Headphones:

          I paid a premium to buy these while on vacation in Scotland in Nov '08 having forgotten mine and I am glad I did. I have used them hard 6-7 days/week since and they are great. I use them only for running and cycling both outdoors and in the gym for hard work-outs and while they will eventlually allow water to pass and the bass is not the best, I love them. Admittedly, I keep the volume low, safety first while on the bike on the road and/or running in the city, so the best bass is not such a big deal. Also, I have used them so much in eleven months, at least 500 hrs, that the cord connections are starting to corrode from all of the perspiration. If I wanted sedentary head phones at home, the office or in the car, I might buy something else but for truly active workouts, these are awesome.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Speaker failure

          By Julian

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Sony MDRAS50G Sport Neckband Earbud Headphones:

          After a couple months of limited use the left speaker started buzzing in these headphones. I do not listen to music loudly by any means. I think it was a defect in the headphones because I started to notice the buzzing very lightly and only with some audio. As time went on the buzzing became louder and more prevalent. I noticed it was a bad speaker but it was too late for the warranty. Now I cannot listen to the headphones above a low volume (not enough to cover up the TV in my room) without hearing the buzz. I like how the headphones are built and they are great for active use but just hope you do not receive a pair like mine. I would recommend this product but only because Sony is a good enough company to take a bad product off the market, so I think I just received a bad pair. I just wish I had noticed it while under warranty.

          (23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing sound and comfort

          By jlsug

          from Cleveland Heights, Oh

          Comments about Sony MDRAS50G Sport Neckband Earbud Headphones:

          I have used several different earbud design headphones, and the Sony MDR-AS50G is by far superior to anything that I have used in the past. Most, if not all buds fall out eventually when you are active. Because these buds are connected to eachother by a behind the neck band, they simply will not fall out during activity unless they are pulled out. They are comfortable and can be worn with complete "stay in" confidence. The one sided cord, with the ability to originate from anywhere on the band, makes these buds feel almost wireless. The short cord with extension option is great for customizing the cord length for a no slack situation. The movable vise grip like clamp also helps to customize the configuration. I can wear the buds around my neck when they are not in use, with the short cord originating from the center, and clipped to the back of my collar, and I forget that I am wearing them. The design is also good for one ear use when hearing outside sounds is necessary. Often with buds there is a compromise in sound quality. The sound on these buds is amazing. Crisp high and mid range with out sounding tinny. The low end is evident and well balanced. I can hear subtle sounds with these buds that I would not hear otherwise. The stereo field is also balanced with good spacial imaging, and no echo. Also, because of the cord arrangement, there is no feedback from bumbing or rubbing the cord, as is common with other bud sets. The only thing that might improve these buds would be compressable, memory foam ear pieces. I love these buds!! Because they are new, I have no comment on durability at this time.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing sound and comfort

          By jlsug

          from Cleveland Heights, Oh

          Comments about Sony MDRAS50G Sport Neckband Earbud Headphones:

          I have used several different earbud design headphones, and the Sony MDR-AS50G is by far superior to anything that I have used in the past. Most, if not all buds fall out eventually when you are active. Because these buds are connected to eachother by a behind the neck band, they simply will not fall out during activity unless they are pulled out. They are comfortable and can be worn with complete "stay in" confidence. The one sided cord, with the ability to originate from anywhere on the band, makes these buds feel almost wireless. The short cord with extension option is great for customizing the cord length for a no slack situation. The movable vise grip like clamp also helps to customize the configuration. I can wear the buds around my neck when they are not in use, with the short cord originating from the center, and clipped to the back of my collar, and I forget that I am wearing them. The design is also good for one ear use when hearing outside sounds is necessary. Often with buds there is a compromise in sound quality. The sound on these buds is amazing. Crisp high and mid range with out sounding tinny. The low end is evident and well balanced. I can hear subtle sounds with these buds that I would not hear otherwise. The stereo field is also balanced with good spacial imaging, and no echo. Also, because of the cord arrangement, there is no feedback from bumbing or rubbing the cord, as is common with other bud sets. The only thing that might improve these buds would be compressable, memory foam ear pieces.
          I love these buds!! Because they are new, I have no comment on durability at this time.

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