Sony MDR-EX750BT H. Ear Wireless in-Ear Headphones Review
Lifestyle headphones come in all shapes and sizes and they are sure to make a statement. Apart from the quirky ‘H. Ear’ branding the Sony MDR-EX750BT H. Ear headphones do make a bold statement. It is unapologetically stylish, comes with a lot of color variants, and is well-built with. But that is only half the story. Every good headphone needs to hold up on three fronts, sound, design, and build and extra features.
Sony as a brand has rarely disappointed its customers with its products. All you need to know is what you are paying for and what are you getting for the money. One thing that sticks out to us with the array of extra features and value adds with these headphones is the overall attention to detail. We could not help ourselves by not taking a closer look at this wireless headphone.
For those of you who are into the specs and numbers of headphones and want to know exactly what you’re buying down to every detail here are the numbers below. These headphones check all the major boxes in the specifications department.
- Manufacturer: Sony
- Form Factor: Neckband Style
- Type: Bluetooth headphones (wired option available)
- Battery: Up to 7.5 hours
- Noise Cancellation: No
- IP Rating: No
- Colors: Red, Black, Yellow, Blue, and Pink
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Design is one aspect the Sony MDR-EX750BT H. Ear headphones get right. They kicked the ball out of the park with this one. The headphones come in a neckband style configuration and are flexible for most parts. The great thing about these is that it seemed to rest on the shoulders quite well and did not waddle around too much. The front of the neckbands is a bit heavier which makes sure these headphones do not go anywhere during a run or an intense workout session.
Perhaps the most eye-catching thing about these headphones is its standout color options. Sony offers a total of five color options for the Sony MDR-EX750BT H.Ear wireless headphones. You can pick your choice from Lime Yellow, Viridian Blue, Charcoal Black, Bordeaux Pink, and Cinnabar Red. No matter how you want the headphones to look, Sony has got you covered.
The headphones are primarily made of plastic, but that is nothing to scoff at. It is a well-built and sturdy pair of headphones. The back part of the earpiece is, however, made of aluminum which manages to give these headphones a premium feel but not makes it overly heavy.
The headphones come equipped with 9mm drivers that offer a good balance and satisfactory sound. The sound is nothing to ride home about, but a respectable output nonetheless. The bass is just perfect and manages to not overpower the mids and the highs.
The ace up its sleeve is the LDAC it comes with. Sony claims that this allows the headphones to produce deeper and richer sounds compared to your run of the mill wireless headphones. The LDAC streams at a rate which is three times more than Bluetooth and produces a more soothing sound for the ears.
However, before you stop reading halfway through the review and decide to buy it, it is important to note the LDAC only serves its purpose if you are using the headphones paired with specific devices. Such as Sony’s new line of Xperia Phones or the high-end expensive Walkman players.
Something that you might not have anticipated is the Sony MDR-EX750BT H.Ear headphones has the option to connect with a device with wires as well. In the wireless mode, we felt the treble suffered a bit more. Turn the connection method to a wired on, and you will find the treble to be much more soothing and refined. Another advantage of the wired mode is the wide range of frequency of the sound. In wired mode, the headphones can go as low as 5 Hz and as high as 40,000 Hz
Unfortunately, the headphone does not have any noise cancellation support. This might cause you to take you out of the immersion of your tracks a bit, but on the plus side, you are always aware of your surroundings even while listening to your favorite tracks.
The headphones shine and come to their own when listening to acoustic tracks. At the end of the day, we are quite happy with the sound performance of these although it could be better. Especially if you already own an Xperia phone or a Walkman, it’s a no-brainer purchase for the LDAC only.
Wired and Wireless options: The headphones can be used in either wired or wireless configurations making it quite the versatile pair.
Volume Buttons: Making things easier for you are the volume controls that help you manage the volume without having to pull out your device.
Battery Life: The headphone is rated for 7.5 hours of continuous playback and it does not disappoint. For a headphone being this light and portable, we feel like 7.5 hours is a good number. Unfortunately, you cannot check the battery life whenever you want. When the juice is critically low the headphone voice prompts you with a faint ‘low battery’ warning.
NFC Connectivity: NFC connectivity allows you to easily pair with NFC compatible devices making pairing with new devices as easy as just tapping the headphones close to the device.
We like the outlandish design and colors of the headphones. The option to use it both in wireless and wired mode is a great added value. Although the sound could be better, the headphone is sure to be a top choice for people who are looking for wireless headphones with great flexibility.