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Should You Buy a Sony Headphones?

Matthew
Updated 22 August 2020
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should you buy a Sony Headphones?

Sony is one of the most popular headphones brands as well as being well known for its digital cameras, camcorders and TVs.

If you are thinking about buying a Sony headphones then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of headphones brands is compiled by analysing over 49,000 user and expert reviews and over 1,100 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 1,900 headphones.

Sony are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning headphones. Their headphones start at $5 for the MDR-EX15LP which has a driver size of 9mm, is an in-ear headphones and a headphones that has an in-ear style and go up to $218 for the MDR-ZX770DC which has a driver size of 40mm, is an over-ear headphones and a headphones that has a head-band style. The average price of a new Sony headphones is $76.

Sony are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning headphones.

Is Sony the Best Headphones Brand?

So are Sony headphones any good? We give every headphones a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all headphones we are able to impartially rank all the headphones brands.

Sony is ranked the No. 1 best headphones brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Sony is the actually best headphones brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
2,383 reviews
#2
JBL
94%
94%
1,940 reviews
#3
93%
93%
2,858 reviews
#4
AKG
89%
89%
205 reviews
#5
JVC
Japan
89%
89%
1,385 reviews
#6
89%
89%
3,189 reviews
#7
Beats
88%
88%
4,031 reviews
#8
Netherlands
87%
87%
79 reviews
#9
JayBird
86%
86%
862 reviews
#10
Jabra
85%
85%
1,110 reviews
#11
JLab Audio
85%
85%
2 reviews
#12
Plantronics
84%
84%
1,170 reviews
#13
JLab
84%
84%
1,544 reviews
#14
Bose
83%
83%
2,107 reviews
#15
83%
83%
1,039 reviews
#16
Urbanears
80%
80%
173 reviews
#17
80%
80%
479 reviews
#18
Apple
79%
79%
1,307 reviews
#19
1More
79%
79%
161 reviews
#20
Focal
79%
79%
79 reviews
#21
RHA
79%
79%
67 reviews
#22
Bowers & Wilkins
79%
79%
519 reviews
#23
Razer
78%
78%
869 reviews
#24
Steelseries
77%
77%
814 reviews
#25
Monster
77%
77%
441 reviews
#26
Yamaha
77%
77%
44 reviews
#27
Beyerdynamic
76%
76%
104 reviews
#28
Bang & Olufsen
76%
76%
251 reviews
#29
Audeze
76%
76%
79 reviews
#30
Japan
76%
76%
3 reviews
#31
Samsung
South Korea
76%
76%
793 reviews
#32
Urbanista
75%
75%
64 reviews
#33
Wicked Audio
75%
75%
1 review
#34
Marshall
75%
75%
19 reviews
#35
Shure
75%
75%
727 reviews
#36
Veho
75%
75%
3 reviews
#37
Logitech
Switzerland
75%
75%
191 reviews
#38
Kingston
74%
74%
858 reviews
#39
Koss
74%
74%
100 reviews
#40
KRK
73%
73%
64 reviews
#41
FiiO
73%
73%
31 reviews
#42
Audiofly
73%
73%
49 reviews
#43
Master & Dynamic
72%
72%
171 reviews
#44
Aftershokz
71%
71%
102 reviews
#45
Anker
71%
71%
80 reviews
#46
SOL REPUBLIC
71%
71%
10 reviews
#47
Denon
71%
71%
12 reviews
#48
71%
71%
13 reviews
#49
Edifier
70%
70%
12 reviews
#50
KitSound
70%
70%
8 reviews
#51
Libratone
70%
70%
124 reviews
#52
Fitbit
70%
70%
26 reviews
#53
FIIL
69%
69%
31 reviews
#54
Braven
69%
69%
6 reviews
#55
Brainwavz
69%
69%
23 reviews
#56
69%
69%
10 reviews
#57
69%
69%
6 reviews
#58
HiFiMAN
69%
69%
17 reviews
#59
Betron
69%
69%
586 reviews
#60
Moki
68%
68%
19 reviews
#61
JAM
68%
68%
2 reviews
#62
Turtle Beach
68%
68%
934 reviews
#63
ifrogz
68%
68%
25 reviews
#64
Microsoft
68%
68%
35 reviews
#65
JAYS
68%
68%
55 reviews
#66
Westone
67%
67%
3 reviews
#67
NAD
67%
67%
26 reviews
#68
Accutone
67%
67%
6 reviews
#69
YURBUDS
66%
66%
478 reviews
#70
Huawei
66%
66%
26 reviews
#71
Cygnett
65%
65%
7 reviews
#72
Plantronic
65%
65%
5 reviews
#73
Nuheara
64%
64%
19 reviews
#74
OnePlus
64%
64%
86 reviews
#75
EARIN
64%
64%
17 reviews
#76
Definitive Technology
64%
64%
9 reviews
#77
Coloud
64%
64%
2 reviews
#78
LG
South Korea
63%
63%
3 reviews
#79
Happy Plugs
63%
63%
1 review
#80
Cowin
63%
63%
5 reviews
#81
Bragi
62%
62%
50 reviews
#82
Crazybaby
62%
62%
17 reviews
#83
Grado Labs
62%
62%
191 reviews
#84
Nokia
62%
62%
6 reviews
#85
Corsair
62%
62%
974 reviews
#86
Kygo
61%
61%
1 review
#87
Klipsch
61%
61%
0 reviews
#88
Scosche
61%
61%
1 review
#89
Sudio
61%
61%
35 reviews
#90
iHip
60%
60%
0 reviews
#91
CAD Audio
60%
60%
0 reviews
#92
Mackie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#93
Google
60%
60%
78 reviews
#94
Motorola
60%
60%
5 reviews
#95
Supersonic
United States
59%
59%
0 reviews
#96
Volkano
59%
59%
0 reviews
#97
Ultrasone
59%
59%
3 reviews
#98
SOUL
58%
58%
4 reviews
#99
ADATA
58%
58%
5 reviews
#100
DearEar
58%
58%
3 reviews
#101
Sephia
58%
58%
0 reviews
#102
Tascam
58%
58%
0 reviews
#103
Sentry
58%
58%
0 reviews
#104
Adidas
57%
57%
0 reviews
#105
B&O
56%
56%
8 reviews
#106
Power Acoustik
56%
56%
0 reviews
#107
Reloop
56%
56%
0 reviews
#108
Stax
56%
56%
0 reviews
#109
Cyber Acoustics
56%
56%
0 reviews
#110
PureGear
56%
56%
1 review
#111
DEFUNC
55%
55%
2 reviews
#112
VisionTek
55%
55%
0 reviews
#113
Direct Sound
54%
54%
0 reviews
#114
Senso
54%
54%
0 reviews
#115
AIAIAI
54%
54%
0 reviews
#116
Tracer
54%
54%
0 reviews
#117
Verbatim
54%
54%
0 reviews
#118
Califone
54%
54%
0 reviews
#119
Avid
53%
53%
0 reviews
#120
Numark
53%
53%
0 reviews
#121
Vivitar
53%
53%
0 reviews
#122
Adesso
52%
52%
0 reviews
#123
Vic Firth
52%
52%
0 reviews
#124
Aluratek
52%
52%
0 reviews
#125
Cord Cruncher
52%
52%
0 reviews
#126
HP
United States
52%
52%
0 reviews
#127
Xblitz
52%
52%
0 reviews
#128
Ergoguys
52%
52%
0 reviews
#129
Lenovo
China
52%
52%
0 reviews
#130
Kensington
51%
51%
0 reviews
#131
Wraps
51%
51%
0 reviews
#132
BuddyPhones
51%
51%
0 reviews
#133
Rockville
51%
51%
0 reviews
#134
iLuv
51%
51%
0 reviews
#135
Tribe
51%
51%
0 reviews
#136
Monoprice
51%
51%
0 reviews
#137
Samson
51%
51%
0 reviews
#138
Altec Lansing
51%
51%
0 reviews
#139
Kicker
51%
51%
0 reviews
#140
Blue Microphones
51%
51%
0 reviews
#141
Vivanco
51%
51%
0 reviews
#142
Groov-e
51%
51%
0 reviews
#143
Dynamode
51%
51%
0 reviews
#144
Lasmex
51%
51%
0 reviews
#145
PRYMA
51%
51%
0 reviews
#146
SMS Audio
51%
51%
0 reviews
#147
Asus
Taiwan
50%
50%
1 review
#148
Noontec
50%
50%
0 reviews
#149
Puro Sound Labs
50%
50%
0 reviews
#150
Grado
50%
50%
0 reviews
#151
Quad
50%
50%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Sony headphones compare to the other headphones brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All headphones Brands
Sony Headphones

There's a wide selection of Sony headphones available compared to other headphones brands, with over 50 Sony headphones currently on the market in the US. Sony also have better reviews than the typical headphones brand, with the average rating of a Sony headphones being 88%.

The average review score for a Sony headphones is 88%.

Sony headphones tend to be cheaper than most other headphones brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$102
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $8,699
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price
$76
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $3,899
Price Distribution of Sony Headphones

What Do the Sony Headphones Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Sony headphones to work out the average distribution of reviews for Sony and then compared this to the other headphones brands.

Sony logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
30
4 stars
22
3 stars
3
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Sony logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,488
4 stars
515
3 stars
122
2 stars
51
1 star
57
Sony has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its headphones than most other brands.

Over 93% of expert reviews and 90% of user reviews for Sony headphones are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 89% and 83% respectively across all Headphones brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Sony headphones by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other headphones brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Sennheiser Bose Beats Plantronics Jabra Sony
CNET.com logo
78%
24 reviews
81%
25 reviews
75%
26 reviews
74%
11 reviews
75%
9 reviews
88%
5 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
80%
30 reviews
84%
14 reviews
78%
12 reviews
71%
12 reviews
83%
9 reviews
94%
5 reviews
PC Mag logo
82%
13 reviews
84%
5 reviews
75%
6 reviews
76%
5 reviews
73%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
88%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
67%
3 reviews
93%
3 reviews
75%
4 reviews
93%
3 reviews
whathifi.com logo
87%
11 reviews
100%
5 reviews
70%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
60%
1 review
87%
3 reviews
Techradar logo
90%
7 reviews
80%
2 reviews
72%
6 reviews
85%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
11 reviews
78%
4 reviews
58%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
35%
1 review
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
85%
6 reviews
88%
5 reviews
85%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
90%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
6 reviews
80%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
01net.com logo
73%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
78%
3 reviews
72%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
soundguys.com logo
77%
1 review
82%
3 reviews
75%
3 reviews
82%
4 reviews
83%
4 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
81%
7 reviews
75%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
78%
4 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
89%
7 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
hifitest.de logo
84%
7 reviews
100%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
tomsguide.com logo
70%
1 review
90%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
95%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
90%
6 reviews
92%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
tek.no logo
88%
3 reviews
82%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
83%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
komputerswiat.pl logo
93%
2 reviews
89%
4 reviews
94%
4 reviews
51%
1 review
theverge.com logo
82%
2 reviews
79%
2 reviews
74%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
72%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
231 reviews
79%
199 reviews
70%
99 reviews
75%
116 reviews
70%
127 reviews
74%
33 reviews
Average
84%
388 reviews
85%
303 reviews
75%
187 reviews
79%
181 reviews
77%
178 reviews
81%
57 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Sony Headphones Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 22 industry awards for Sony headphones. The table below compares the number of awards received by Sony to other popular headphones brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Sony has won 22 awards for its headphones.

Compare all award winning headphones

Number of Awards Sennheiser Bose Beats Plantronics Jabra Sony
Lydogbilde.no logo
15
7
6
3
5
5
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
4
3
PC Mag logo
3
4
1
2
1
Pocket Lint logo
3
3
1
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
1
1
2
1
2
Digitaltrends.com logo
4
2
3
CNET.com logo
3
3
2
tek.no logo
3
2
2
1
Expert Reviews logo
5
1
1
1
01net.com logo
1
3
2
1
1
innerfidelity.com logo
3
4
tomsguide.com logo
3
2
2
soundandvision.com logo
4
1
1
Techradar logo
2
2
1
1
chip.com.my logo
4
2
avforums.com logo
5
1
M3.idg.se logo
2
2
1
1
Trusted Reviews logo
3
2
1
digitallife.se logo
2
2
1
1
onheadphones.com logo
5
1
Other Expert Sites
55
32
12
20
24
8
Total
123
76
24
43
48
22

How Reliable Are Sony Headphones?

We checked over 49,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sony headphones. over 250 of these reviews mention reliability of which 93% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Sony headphones owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

93% of reviewers think Sony headphones are reliable.

So, most people think that Sony headphones are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Sony headphones that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

The seal was created immediately without having to be forced or continuously pushed in
Argos.co.uk
Well made
johnlewis.com
A very good well made pair of headphones
amazon.co.uk
Excellent Durability
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

are excellent at excluding sound as well as not leaking sound either so are friendly to fellow commuters
amazon.co.uk
Mediocre Durability
Bestbuy.com
Not waterproof so cannot be use in the shower
johnlewis.com

What is the Best Mid-Range Sony Headphones?

Sony WHCH710N

$189.99
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35h
BATTERY LIFE

A great mid range choice, priced at $189.99 is the Sony WHCH710N, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

Features We Love:
Supports Bluetooth
Noise canceling
Long battery life (35h)
Foldable
Supports noise reduction

A cheap and fully featured 223g, 30mm driver headphones. It supports Bluetooth and noise reduction and is noise canceling and foldable.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
73
Value for Money
Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the WHCH710N in the US is $189.99 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Sony Headphones?

Sony WH1000XM3

$183.95
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40mm
DRIVER
254g
38h
BATTERY LIFE

If you're looking for a high end Sony headphones then the Sony WH1000XM3 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 83, but is a bit more expensive at $183.95.

Features We Love:
Big driver size (40mm)
Supports Bluetooth
Noise canceling
Long battery life (38h)
Foldable

A fully featured and good value for money 254g, 40mm driver earphone. It supports Bluetooth and noise reduction and is noise canceling and foldable.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Widely Available
70
Value for Money
Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

The cheapest price that we could find for the WH1000XM3 in the US is $183.95 and in total we found 10 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Sony Headphones?

Sony WHCH510

$58.00
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30mm
DRIVER
132g
35h
BATTERY LIFE

At only $58 and with a Kagoo Score of 82 the Sony WHCH510 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Supports Bluetooth
Long battery life (35h)
Foldable

A fully featured and bargain price 132g, 30mm driver headphones. It supports Bluetooth, is foldable and has a battery life of 35h.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Sony Headphones?
Is Sony the Best Headphones Brand?
What Do the Sony Headphones Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Sony Headphones Received?
How Reliable Are Sony Headphones?
What is the Best Mid-Range Sony Headphones?
What is the Best High End Sony Headphones?
What is the Best Budget Choice Sony Headphones?

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