A relatively huge box came for me today but it wasn’t a TV or anything like that. Just thought I had to share this because I was semi-amused at the amount of packaging Sony need to ship this little item.
I had to buy replacement headphones for my Sony S738F walkman mp3 player (Sony never bothered to give it a name) since the original set died in less than a year. These aren’t any ordinary headphones since I need them for the noise-canceling feature to work on the player.
I used this thing just about everyday for 3-4 hours and I love how I only have to recharge it every 2-3 weeks. The noise-canceling feature does its job of blocking most noises around me to allow me to just enjoy the music and nothing else. Love to use this during boring lectures in class too…
Unfortunately, I am at the mercy of Sony’s proprietary parts. The reason for this is because the plug has an extra chip to allow the built-in mic on the headphones to pick up noise for the NC to work… which doesn’t work with normal headphones. It seems like Sony never bothered to up the durability on their headphones; I remember I went through three pairs of their ~$50 Fontopia in-ear headphones in just one year because the cord would eventually just… rub away (literally!) and exposes the cables inside o_O. They were some of the best but dang… they don’t even last! The only tank-solid device I have from Sony is my Playstation and Sony Ericsson K800i… and my TV because I never really use it >_>.
Here’s said headphones that came in that huge box xD. $35 out of my wallet right here… orz.
Has Sony ever been reliable for you?