Sony H.ear In MDR-EX750BT Quick Review
Sony has just brought its promising new line-up of audio devices here in the Philippines. We’ve already reviewed the H.ear On, H.ear Go, and now it’s time for the H.ear In. It is a wireless in-ear headphone which claims to be a good fit for runners or people who always on the go. Let’s see how it fare in real-life usage.
Design and Construction
The Sony H.ear In MDR-EX750BT is a neckband-style wireless headphones with thin cables leading to the two earbuds. The neckband seems well-built with nicely smooth finish even though it is made mostly of rubber and plastic. It has five different eye-catching looks in Lime Yellow, Viridian Blue, Bordeaux Pink, Charcoal Black and Cinnabar Red.
All the controls sit on the left end of this band, letting you change the volume and switch tracks. A quick tap on the power button enables the Play/Pause functions and hands-free calls while pressing it a little longer will enable its Bluetooth-pairing function.
There’s an NFC chip located on the right stem so look for this spot for easy pairing to any NFC-enabled devices. The micro-USB port can also be found on this side so you could also enjoy listening to High-Resolution Audio upon connecting it directly.
Overall, we definitely like the fit and each tips worked well with our ears which kept the buds locked in. Granting it has an eye-catching style, we admit that the design of this particular headphones is a bummer because of the bulky and stiff plastic stem of the neckband.
The Sony H.ear In MDR-EX750BT features a 9mm dynamic drivers which gives a decent sound with richer and clearer details. It also has Sony’s relatively new LDAC Bluetooth codec which claims to transmit approximately three times more data than a conventional Bluetooth. That said, you could enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional sound quality near to High Resolution Audio that could only be achieved when connected directly.
Once turned on, you will be greeted by a “Powered On” or “Bluetooth Connected” computer voice depending on how long you hold the power button situated on the left stem. NFC connection can be done by putting an NFC-enabled device near the right stem, specifically adjacent to the NFC mark. Furthermore, we haven’t experienced any hitches while connecting it to different devices.
Sony does a good job making these headphones pretty well balanced with good bass performance. It has a cleaner sound with a little more depth and clarity. The volume is great and enjoyable even it is set into a higher volume. There’s plenty of bass oomph and the sound signature is also decent enough. The midrange is clear and natural and definitely excelled in different genre of music like acoustic, rock, pop and electronic.
Moreover, clear voice hands-free calling with built-in microphone and HD Voice support is also supported. Sony also claims that the headphones will provide up to seven and a half hours of battery life from a single charge but it only last six hours of continuous wireless music listening when we put it into a spin, meaning this does not seem accurate.
The Sony H.ear In MDR-EX750BT is undeniably one of the most impressive in-ear headphones available in the market today. Regardless of the neckband being slightly distracting (maybe it’s just me), it is still a feature-packed wireless headphone with a lot of potential for an ultimate travel and sport experience. Priced at Php8,999, it surely does measure up to the high standard set by Sony which is after for audio perfection and optimum performance.
Sony H.ear In MDR-EX750BT specs:
Driver Unit: 9mm dynamic
Sensitivities: 105 dB/mW
Connections: Bluetooth 4.2, NFC
What’s In The Box
– Carrying Pouch
– Connection Cable
– USB cable
– Warranty Card
– Operating Instructions
– Reference Guide
What we liked about it:
* Great overall sound quality
* Clear sound reproduction
* Exceptional mids and highs
* Loud volume
* Wireless Bluetooth connectivity with NFC
What we disliked:
* A bit pricey