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 47,000 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-E9LP which has a driver size of 13.5mm, is an in-ear headphones and a headphones that has an in-ear style and go up to $232 for the MDR-1A 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.
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.
All headphones Brands
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 $103
Price Distribution of All Headphones
No. Of Headphones
Average Price $76
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 has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its headphones than most other brands.
Over 96% of expert reviews and 90% of user reviews for Sony headphones are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 84% 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.
How Many Industry Awards Have Sony Headphones Received?
After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 23 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.
We checked over 47,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Sony headphones. over 320 of these reviews mention reliability of which 90% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Sony headphones owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.
90% 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:
very well built
The build quality is good
Great build quality
a well made product
The camera body has a plasticky
Shoddy build quality even worse than Beats Solo HD