Originally Posted by skip252
Personally if I were going to get another Sony I'd get the e465. Looking at the difference in features you seem to give up a lot of rated battery life for a player that's a bit slimmer and not much else. Apparently they made it slimmer by reducing the size of the battery.
I have the MDR ex082, I think that's the model number, that came with my NWZ S639. The ex083 appear to be a newer mode with the same specs. I'd rate them among the best included headphones I've ever had. Considering what's usually included with most DAPs that's not a high compliment.
I don't think of them as great headphones, but much better than what you usually get. If I were going to pay for a set I'd think somewhere around $20 would be a decent price. They sound pretty good when I use them, I just don't use them a lot. I don't use mine much because I don't like the unbalanced yoke and I can't wear them over my ears comfortably.
BTW, I've never found any evidence that Sony has ever made them for any purpose other than inclusion with their players. I've haven't found Sony selling for them sell them separately anywhere. That make me think that almost certainly the ones you see for sale other places are fakes.
Yeah I think I am also going to get the e465 because it looks like the best reasonably priced mp3 out there right now that I have found. A huge upgrade from my e436f. Thanks for the reply and information.