A comparison of specs, key information, reviews, and best pricing from top retailers
Last updated -- hours ago | Report incorrect information
Timeless
Company ProductName Specs




MDREX15AP
Company ProductName Specs




What we think

Chevron down
PerfectRec Logo
The PerfectRec Earbuds or Headphones team Learn more
Updated April 11, 2024·

If you prioritize sound quality for music, the 7hz Timeless offers a very good listening experience, but it lacks a microphone and isn't optimal for calls or gaming. It has a detachable cable and more weight to it, which may affect comfort over long periods. On the other hand, Sony MDREX15AP, while affordable, has a lower overall sound quality but could be better for everyday TV and video use due to its excellent score in that regard. It's also more portable and comfortable for longer wear but does not support detachable cables, and the build quality is not as robust as the 7hz Timeless. Choose 7hz for music and build quality or Sony if you're looking for a budget-friendly option with good comfort and portability. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs and product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars and the variant with some specs cost some dollars.
Advantages of the 7hz Timeless
  • The 7hz Timeless has no clear advantages over the Sony MDREX15AP.
Advantages of the Sony MDREX15AP
  • Excellent for TV and video

Key differences

Chevron down

Phone Calls

4.3
Timeless
MDREX15AP
3.5
The 7hz Timeless and Sony MDREX15AP are both poor for phone calls, though the 7hz Timeless is somewhat better.

Podcasts and Audiobooks

6.8
Timeless
MDREX15AP
5.4
The 7hz Timeless is only fair for podcasts and audiobooks, while the Sony MDREX15AP is poor.

TV and Video

7.8
Timeless
MDREX15AP
9.3
The Sony MDREX15AP is excellent for TV and video, while the 7hz Timeless is good.

Noise Reduction

5.3
Timeless
MDREX15AP
7.0
The Sony MDREX15AP is good for noise reduction, while the 7hz Timeless is poor.

Cost

$200
Timeless
MDREX15AP
$10
Product image
Product image

$0

$50

$100

$150

$200

$250

$300

The 7hz Timeless has a price of $200 and the Sony MDREX15AP costs $10.
Image of Earbuds & Headphones
Let Us Help Find Your Perfect Headphones
Find your new headphones

Key similarities

Chevron down

Music

8.6
Timeless
MDREX15AP
8.3
The 7hz Timeless and Sony MDREX15AP are both very good for music.

Gaming

6.6
Timeless
MDREX15AP
6.7
The Sony MDREX15AP and 7hz Timeless are both only fair for gaming.

Build Quality

8.5
Timeless
MDREX15AP
8.0
The 7hz Timeless and Sony MDREX15AP both have very good build quality.

Give feedback

We’re constantly working to improve.

How the 7hz Timeless and the Sony MDREX15AP compare to other earbuds and headphones

Chevron down

Spec Comparison

Chevron down
7hz TimelessSony MDREX15AP
7hz TimelessSony MDREX15AP

GENERAL

Price
$200
$10
Brand
7hzSony
Release Date
August 1, 2021March 1, 2014
Form Factor
EarbudsEarbuds
Connectivity
WiredWired

SOUND

Music Score
8.6/108.3/10
Phone Calls Score
4.3/103.5/10
Gaming Score
6.7/106.8/10
TV and Video Score
7.8/109.3/10
Exercise Score
4.3/104.6/10

FEATURES

Active Noise Cancelling
NoNo
Noise Reduction Score
5.3/107/10

BUILD AND DESIGN

Build Quality
8.5/108/10
Comfort score
7/108.4/10
Size
LargeSmall
Weight (headset or single earbud)
5.5 Grams3.1 Grams
Waterproof Rating
00

Shopping

Chevron down

7hz Timeless

See more

Dig into reviews and images

Headphonesty

Kazi Mahbub Mutakabbir | May 2023
"7Hz picked a bold name for the Timeless and frankly, got very close to justifying their word choice. Most importantly, the Timeless are good to go in stock form, so you don’t have to worry about source-matching and such. I can recommend the 7Hz Timeless to those who do not mind a dash of brightness up top, want a taste of planar in IEM form, and want one of the most resolving pair of earphones in the $150 - $300 price range."

Sony MDREX15AP

See more

Dig into reviews and images

Make It Sound Great

Pete Anthony | June 2022
"At the ultra budget $10 price-point (and we’ve seen the no-mic version go for as cheap as $7), I’d say these are a decent option if you’re looking for a passable pair of earbuds for basic use that’s as cheap as possible. I wouldn’t say they feel or sound as good as some of the ultra-budget alternatives out there – of which there are a few at this point – but some might disagree. I will say though that the cable is a little bit nicer than those of that same competition."

Get a great deal on the 7hz Timeless or the Sony MDREX15AP

About Sony

Sony is a multinational corporation, based out of Japan, with over 75 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry. In the audio market, Sony has been a trendsetter several times throughout its history. In 1979 they released the first-ever portable music player, the Sony Walkman, followed by the Discman 20 years later. Today, Sony is one of the leaders in the wireless headphone and earbud market, especially in terms of Active Noise Cancellation technology.

Give feedback

We're constantly perfecting our model

Earbuds or Headphones guides you might be interested in

Chevron down

FAQs

Chevron down

FAQs about earbuds and headphones

Questions about PerfectRec >

Why trust us

Chevron down
This information was produced and vetted by the PerfectRec earbuds & headphones team. We are a product research and recommendation organization that meticulously reviews and evaluates the latest earbuds or headphones information and makes it digestible for you.

By the numbers

108
Earbuds and headphones evaluated
11,340
Earbuds and headphones stats compiled
15
Proprietary Earbuds and headphones ratings developed
65,300
Recommendations made
9,795
Consumer hours saved

About the Earbuds or Headphones team

Joe Golden, Ph.D

CEO and Earbuds and Headphones Editor
Joe is an entrepreneur and lifelong electronics enthusiast with a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Michigan.

Jason Lew

Staff Expert & Software Engineer
Jason is a staff expert and software engineer that has been making laptop recommendations for 7 years and moderates one of the largest laptop subreddits.

Chandradeep Chowdhury

Staff Expert & Software Engineer
Chandradeep is a staff expert and software engineer and expert in televisions and monitors. He’s been making monitor recommendations for ten years.

Luis Torres

Earbuds and Headphones Expert
Luis is a Mexico-based headphones expert. He’s been making headphone recommendations for five years and has close to 100 pairs in his personal collection.

Featured in

Color LTT LogoGeekwire logo9to5 Mac logoPhone Arena LogoColor Daring Fireball logo