I was looking around the big Sony shop at Bugis Junction, and what should I see but the much sought after white coloured Sony EX71SL in-ear headphones (at least I THINK they are anyway, since it’s been so damn hard to for me to find them)! Selling at S$72 after a “10% discount” (who’re they kidding? the online pricing is S$72!!), there was only..gasp!…one box left! So guess what I did? Yes faithful readers, I bought the very last one..ahahaha (reminds me of the feeling I had when I got the very last piece of a really cheap USB flash drive and proclaimed it to the disgruntled queue behind me at a recent PC Show..)
So how does it sound? Let’s see…incredible volume level and clarity,crisp highs, lows pack a punch,midrange is clear and dynamic range is simply excellent. One note on the lows: it really feels like you’re listening to subwoofers rather than mere headphones! The in-ear nature of the headphones, however, makes it important that you:
1) clean your ears regularly
2) never share your in-ear headphones with anyone else (yucks!!)
3) never munch anything while listening, unless you enjoy listening to the sound of your teeth grinding against whatever it is that you pop into your mouth..no kidding!
4) watch where you’re going..yes, the headphones block out most ambient noise!
So, goodbye to adequate Apple earbuds and hello to the most excellent Sony EX71SL as the companion to my trusty Apple iPod!