Sony In-Ear Sound Isolating Headphones (MDRAS800APB) - Black

  • Model #: MDRAS800APB
  • Web Code: 10325151
  • Release Date: 09/30/2014
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Sale Ends: June 30, 2016


Listen to your favourite tunes and never miss an important phone call with these MDR-AS800 active sports headphones. They feature 6mm drivers for great sound, a sporty design that ensures they stay in your ears while you're being active, and a 1.2m cord so you have freedom to move.

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  • 6mm drivers deliver crisp, clear audio and powerful bass
  • Sport design includes an ear clip ensures they stay in your ears, even during rigorous activity
  • Enjoy its broad frequency response of 5 to 25,000Hz
  • In-line microphone and controls for volume, iPhone and iPod, and music
  • Water resistant
  • Features sound isolation to block out the world so you can create your own soundtrack
  • 1.2m cord gives you the freedom to bust a move without getting yourself tangled up

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5
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  • from Vancouver, BC

So far so good

My ears don't really work with the silicone ear buds but since I'm having such a hard time finding the foam ones, after reading the reviews I figure I'll give this a try. So far so good! the rubber hook piece sits well and its just enough pressure to hold the ear buds in. I haven't had a chance to try the other hooks but so far, I really like this product!

  • from Toronto, ON


I sweat a lot when I'm running or at the gym which is why I was looking into buying a sports set of earphones. After reading many reviews I decided to try Sony. These do stay put in my ears despite all my sweating, however you do need to ensure you've put them on properly. Adjusting the hooks and earbuds are simple and I like the carrying case it comes with. I would say I do like them, not absolutely in love with them. But it does what I need it to do.

  • from Toronto, ON

Love em

Just bought a second pair to keep at work!

  • from Toronto, ON

dont let the water-resistant tag trick you

These are apparently good for sports because theyre snug. and the quality of the audio is quite good for the price point. But if you are getting these, to wear to the gym dont bother. There is zero difference between these and any regular old sony headphones. They stopped working after aboutt 6 weeks. pathetic. hardly worth the extra costs.

  • from BC

Perfect for running!

I was looking for a good pair of headphones that would stay in my ears while running. Initially, I thought that meant I needed the kind of headphones that clip around the outside of your ear but after reading the previous reviews from other runners on this page, I decided to give these a shot. They're awesome - they fit comfortably, sound fantastic and best of all, they stay put when I run! They come with 3 different-sized inner ear hooks and 4 different-sized tips so you can customize the fit really well. The sound is so much louder & clearer than my previous pairs of headphones (Marley Uplift, cheaper Sony's). Well worth the money!

  • from Toronto, ON


I went into the store looking for a pair of cheap Sennheiser's for my iPhone and since I couldn't find them I spontaneously snatched these up instead as they seemed good and were on sale. The reviews I read online were promising and so my expectation was high prior to opening the box. Even with the high expectation I was not disappointed when I listened to them. They blew me away! Sound isolation is pretty good. Sound Quality is so good. I'm sure it would stand up well against headsets that are a lot more expensive. Low end is solid and mid and highs are also cutting through nicely. Using these makes you feel like you are fully immersed in the music. Came home and recommended it to my brother who tried them out and liked what he heard when he tried them so he immediately ordered one online. I would consider paying original price for these, but on sale it's a no brainer.

  • from Toronto, ON

Best Headphones i've ever used

Great value with when on sale. Amazing sound quality, bass kicks hard. Buy these!

  • from Victoria, BC

Amazing quality at an affordable price!

I was devastated when I lost the headphones that came with my Galaxy S5 on a plane because those were my previous favourite. I went in to Best Buy when I got back, in June, and asked a sales associate for their suggestion, and he suggested these. They're flawless! Sounds quality to rival more expensive brands, and impressive durability. They even come with a neat little carrying envelope, but if you're like me and lose it, they can stand up to some serious throw-in-bag-and-go abuse. They also include three different sizes of in-ear buds AND three different sizes of the silicone bits that fit into the shell of your ear, so you can find a perfect, comfy, secure fit. They're also quite good at blocking out sound-- sometimes I'll just wear them with nothing playing and I can't hear my noisy roommates. After five months of daily use, the cord is still in mint condition, there is no damage to the jack, the silicone in-ear cushions haven't even tried to fall off on me, the only issue is a TINY bit of cosmetic damage from rubbing up against something on one of the ear buds, and it's barely noticeable. Stop getting stuck in the loop of endless pairs of cheap headphones that break within a month or two, spend a little more, and get these, especially if you can snag them on sale.

  • from Chilliwack, BC


Purchased these a couple weeks ago for using with my iPhone C25K app. I have not been disappointed. They're comfortable, stay put, and sound as good as my Bose in-ear headphones (which never did sit in my ears very well). I would not hesitate to recommend these to anyone.

  • from Whitby, ON

Great Earbuds!!

I got these on sale for [price] and they're incredibly comfortable for activities.

  • from Edmonton, AB

good headphones

Finally a pair of headphones sticking in my ears while im running! they definitly worth the money. No problem with them what so ever, the only thing i dont like is i think they could have more base, but good sound quality overall

  • from Toronto, ON

Well Priced, Great Design, Great Sound

I purchased these on sale. I wasn't expecting much, as I haven't had much luck with Sony before, but they had amazing sound, stayed in my ears while running and were comfortable. They are perfect.

  • from Toronto, ON

Enjoy it

This is the best earphone I've ever had.

  • from Kingston, ON

Very good

I purchased these for running and they work great and feel secure. Has all the accessories for adjusting the cord length and clipping it to clothing so it's out of the way, and has different size ear buds. Sound is great.

  • from Belleville, ON

Sub Standard

There is no bass, more in a $20 pair of Skull Kandy than these things. Can't seem to get a good fit with the earbuds. Not worth the money even if they are on sale!!

  • from Innisfil, ON

Love these

Best earbuds I've ever had. Excellent sound and very comfortable. I usually have problems with in-ear headphones fitting properly and staying in my ear. These come with 3 different size bud covers and 3 different size rubber clips, so they'll fit just about any ear size and shape. Highly recommended (especially when they go on sale!)

  • from Toronto, ON

Great Stuff

I bought this and i'm very happy with it. It's perfect for working out with.

  • from Toronto, ON

Great sport Earphones

I bought them on sale, so the value is excellent. I had bought the monster sport originally, but the are not comfortable for any long term listening. I listen to a wide variety of music, from Rock, Blues, Guitar, Crooning, opera and musicals, The sound from mids to base arer great the comfort of having these in my ears for a long period of time : Excellent. Neil Diamond, Gladys Night, Andrea Bocelli, they all sound great., Running or working out, they stay in place. These Sony Sports to are all around great!

  • from Toronto, ON

Do not buy...they do not stay in ears!

I bought these ear buds based on on-line reviews. I was looking for ear buds to use in the gym and when running. The ones I had were falling apart, but I had been happy with them. When I tried these on at home, I could not get them to stay in my ears. Any movement made them fall out, despite repeated attempts to get them to stay put.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Decent Buy

I bought these to use int eh gym... as well as at my desk where i listen to music during my work day. The earphones are a decent product. They are comfortable in my ears and don't fall out. Which was an issue I had with my last pair. The sound isolating is really nice as I work in an open office and often need to drown out the sounds around me to focus. The sound quality is also good. However, in my test on this I found if there is alot of trebble then it sounds scratchy... but with you typical popular music and heavy beats it is good. At moderate volume it does classical music ok... but not at high volumes.

  • from Toronto


What was I listening to before I got these head phones?? The music sounds so crisp now! And somehow I got these [on sale] here. I love best buy and their sales! You guys rock. So far have bought a t.v. Sound System and now these all for amazing prices. Thank you.

  • from Richmond Hill, ON

Snug fit and Great Sound ...Price is outstanding

I bought 2 pairs . One for my husband and 1 for myself . His head is much larger tan mine and yet we both had no problems adjusting the earphones to our perfect fit . The Sound is crisp, clean and clear . These are NOT headphones so I am not expecting 100% noise blockage but believe it or not you really cant hear anything when these are in your ears . this was an easy Stocking Stuffer present for me to buy .

  • from West island

Trebble too high

These headphones are awesome but the sound's trebble is a little too loud and isn't really smooth like my sennheiser headphones. But the bass is awesome:)

  • from Ottawa, ON

Awesome Product

These headphones does the job! It's comfortable, light, stylist,produces great quality sounds with any song you throw at it, and not to mention it's waterproof. Been using it at the gym, and it so far has not let me down. Will recommend these to anyone!

  • from Toronto, ON

Absolutely Great

I love them. I love Sony headphones because they are usually very loud and not terribly expensive. These ones are great. Notice that they block out all outside noise, which might not be for everybody...

  • from Ottawa, ON

Great Product

These headphones are amazing! Was doubting myself whether to get these or not, in the end I got them. Great for running and working out at the gym. It's light and fits comfortably in your ears. As for the sound, great bass, highs and lows. You will not be disappointed. I've used many top quality headphones in the past, and for it's price it is worth the buy.

  • from Toronto, ON

One of the best

It's the best in-ear I've ever had. Good style, quality and material and even waterproof. The sound is awesome for me and the price that I paid was good

  • from Toronto, ON

Worth [price]

these earbuds are worth [price], good bass, high and lows. Any song i throw at them they do justice to it. I have used Bose before but not going back to them.

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