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Sony MDRG45LP Neckband Headphones
Boasting a lightweight construction and urban design, the MDR-G45LP behind-the-neck headphones offer hours of comfort. They weigh just 2 oz without the cord, which is positioned on just one side to stay out of your way. Play sports, dance, or just walk to your favorite music with these headphones that won't interfere with your hat or your hairstyle.
  • Neckband headphones
  • Urban styling
  • Behind-the-neck design
  • Lightweight construction
  • Single-sided cord suitable for outdoor usage
  • Lightweight for long-time listening
  • Cord length: 3.9'
  • Black
  • Made in China
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1 Year Warranty

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Sony MDRG45LP Neckband Headphones
 
2.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for iPods

These headphones offer a similar sound quality of the MDR-G57 and sound awesome with my iPod -- but not so good with my Sony Walkman CD player (???) I think it has...Read complete review

These headphones offer a similar sound quality of the MDR-G57 and sound awesome with my iPod -- but not so good with my Sony Walkman CD player (???) I think it has something to do with the way bass is delivered on the iPod VS they way it is delivered on the portable CD-type players... Best neckband headphones since the MDR-G64 (my personal favorite).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Only for the budget listeners

For those that don't like to read long reviews, now is your time to keep moving. For the rest of us, prop your feet up and get a drink because we are about...Read complete review

For those that don't like to read long reviews, now is your time to keep moving. For the rest of us, prop your feet up and get a drink because we are about to get serious. My family recently got two pairs of this headphone and I am currently using them as I write this review. I notice that they are a bit tight on the ears when I'm listening to them. Also wearing glasses, this makes for an awkward situation at times. either relieve the pressure on my earlobes, or take off the glasses? It is something that I have to put up with every half hour or else I will not be able to even get them off without pain.If you don't wear glasses or if you have different ears, you may not have this problem. I've been using these now for about 2 weeks and it still has not let up. As far as the main reason for having headphones, to listen to music, I find them good for a user with a low budget. Coming from my previous pair of headphones (Koss PortaPro) there is no comparison, the PortaPros blow them out of the water, but at close to 3 times the price. For about $12 in some stores, I have these, and for their main mission of audio, they are just ok. I would give them about a 6/10 on sound quality. The high sensitivity lends itself to very crisp and bright highs and mids, but at a price. The lows are washed out, and as the volume rises, the lows come through louder, but only to a point. After that the mids and highs take over again and the headphones become harsh and raspy. When listening to my Sony Walkman WM-FX290W, I MUST use the mega bass function or else it sounds like I'm listening to a radio from an old Mazda pickup that has seen better days. When using my Sony Walkman NWZ-S545, I have found that I need to reduce the mids and highs to VERY low levels or else I get a headache. I have found that Acoustic and Jazz music do not give me the headaches, but still. The harshness is a bit off putting. I do however think that Sony has exaggerated on the frequency range of these. I have had headphones that reached as far down as 14 Hz and these do not sound anywhere near 16Hz as advertized. My guess would be they reach about 22 Hz before rolling off to a whisper at 16 Hz. I've also noticed that at higher listening volumes (about 65% to 80%) the instruments and vocals become ragged in the upper frequency range. Not the best, but for people usually using these for exercise, they might not notice this at all. For people who are on a budget and don't mind, they might not even care. I've had JVC, Koss, Sony, and Philips headphones in the past and these are on the lower end of the list. I used to have a pair of Sony ear buds before they came out with the Mega Bass series and these are better only in the highs. that is all. Would I recommend this product for other consumers? Only if they are not in the business of spending large sums of money on audio equipment. I am a man of spending money for quality though, so I would not recommend these, unless one does not mind the quality.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not for glasses wearers!

By Foureyes

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony MDRG45LP Neckband Headphones:

These headphones are so extremely uncomfortable if you wear glasses! The part that hooks behind/over your ear has to share space with your glasses, so they pinch and make your glasses sit cockeyed. That makes me dizzy and uncomfortable. They only way I can wear them is if I wear them backwards and hold them in with hairclips. How is it possible that no one who designed this product wore glasses?

 
5.0

best headphones

By a4b4c4d4

from Detroit, MI

Comments about Sony MDRG45LP Neckband Headphones:

Sound quality is superb and crystal clear.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Tony the Tiger thinks they're Grrrrreat!

By boomer1959

from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about Sony MDRG45LP Neckband Headphones:

I like these phones cuz they're light weight, and don't fatigue my ears. I wear them when i get tired of by buds or my full size studio type phones. I find the sound adequate for casual listening. For the price, you're not going to get deep bass (shallow driver enclosure, non-rare earth type magnets being two reasons ). As for the cord being short, this is marketed as a sport head phone. Do you really want to have to manage a long cord when you're doing your cardio or weights? Get real. Just my 2 cents worth, your mileage my vary.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Only for the budget listeners

By MusicJunky24

from Prattville, AL

Comments about Sony MDRG45LP Neckband Headphones:

For those that don't like to read long reviews, now is your time to keep moving. For the rest of us, prop your feet up and get a drink because we are about to get serious. My family recently got two pairs of this headphone and I am currently using them as I write this review. I notice that they are a bit tight on the ears when I'm listening to them. Also wearing glasses, this makes for an awkward situation at times. either relieve the pressure on my earlobes, or take off the glasses? It is something that I have to put up with every half hour or else I will not be able to even get them off without pain.If you don't wear glasses or if you have different ears, you may not have this problem. I've been using these now for about 2 weeks and it still has not let up. As far as the main reason for having headphones, to listen to music, I find them good for a user with a low budget. Coming from my previous pair of headphones (Koss PortaPro) there is no comparison, the PortaPros blow them out of the water, but at close to 3 times the price. For about $12 in some stores, I have these, and for their main mission of audio, they are just ok. I would give them about a 6/10 on sound quality. The high sensitivity lends itself to very crisp and bright highs and mids, but at a price. The lows are washed out, and as the volume rises, the lows come through louder, but only to a point. After that the mids and highs take over again and the headphones become harsh and raspy. When listening to my Sony Walkman WM-FX290W, I MUST use the mega bass function or else it sounds like I'm listening to a radio from an old Mazda pickup that has seen better days. When using my Sony Walkman NWZ-S545, I have found that I need to reduce the mids and highs to VERY low levels or else I get a headache. I have found that Acoustic and Jazz music do not give me the headaches, but still. The harshness is a bit off putting. I do however think that Sony has exaggerated on the frequency range of these. I have had headphones that reached as far down as 14 Hz and these do not sound anywhere near 16Hz as advertized. My guess would be they reach about 22 Hz before rolling off to a whisper at 16 Hz. I've also noticed that at higher listening volumes (about 65% to 80%) the instruments and vocals become ragged in the upper frequency range. Not the best, but for people usually using these for exercise, they might not notice this at all. For people who are on a budget and don't mind, they might not even care. I've had JVC, Koss, Sony, and Philips headphones in the past and these are on the lower end of the list. I used to have a pair of Sony ear buds before they came out with the Mega Bass series and these are better only in the highs. that is all. Would I recommend this product for other consumers? Only if they are not in the business of spending large sums of money on audio equipment. I am a man of spending money for quality though, so I would not recommend these, unless one does not mind the quality.

 
1.0

Taking them back

By thatNCguy

from NC

Pros

  • Design

Cons

  • Everything else

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony MDRG45LP Neckband Headphones:

    I got these becuase I could not find a pair of the MDR-J10. I had previously in years past had a pair of these behind the head style headphones and I was satitisifed with them but these are not the same product. They felt cheap right out of the box. ultra thin cable and cheap headset jack deliver poor sound. The cable is too short and they are uncomfortable to wear for long perriods of time. Go with somthing else.

     
    1.0

    Very Poor Quality

    By buffsfan14

    from Boulder, CO

    Pros

    • Price?

    Cons

    • Everything

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony MDRG45LP Neckband Headphones:

      Very poor quality headphones. But I guess that's what you get for $15. Bad fit, bad, "tin-ny" quality, cord is too short, no bass at all. Turn the volume ALL THE WAY UP if you're in the gym and wanna hear your music. Don't buy.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Couldn't be happier

      By Danyoson

      from Cleveland, OH

      Comments about Sony MDRG45LP Neckband Headphones:

      I have had mine since Christmas (Dec. 25th), and it is now Sept. 6th. They work as well as the day I got them. The ear pads have NOT begun to fall off at all, nothing is broken or damaged at all on the entire product. I have taken good care of these. I use them only for my iPod and the only moving I do while wearing them is shooting hoops or mowing the lawn. Therefore I cannot comment on how long they last for those who plan on running or jogging while wearing them.

       
      5.0

      Great for iPods

      By BreakThruInGreyRoom

      from Portland, OR

      Pros

      • Awesome sound; Light weight; Easy on the ears; Great value

      Cons

      • Not recommended for Walkman style CD players

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony MDRG45LP Neckband Headphones:

        These headphones offer a similar sound quality of the MDR-G57 and sound awesome with my iPod -- but not so good with my Sony Walkman CD player (???) I think it has something to do with the way bass is delivered on the iPod VS they way it is delivered on the portable CD-type players... Best neckband headphones since the MDR-G64 (my personal favorite).

        (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        TERRIBLE PRODUCT

        By JGabe

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Sony MDRG45LP Neckband Headphones:

        I'm on my 3rd set of these. These things are junk, do not buy. I need something with a longer cord for my desk job and these have the longest. Guess I'll just need to invest in an extension cord. They've shorted out everytime. The ear pads start to come off within a few months

         
        1.0

        TERRIBLE PRODUCT

        By JGabe

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Sony MDRG45LP Neckband Headphones:

        I'm on my 3rd set of these. These things are junk, do not buy. I need something with a longer cord for my desk job and these have the longest. Guess I'll just need to invest in an extension cord. They've shorted out everytime. The ear pads start to come off within a few months

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