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Sony DRBT50 Stereo Bluetooth Headset (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Sony
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  • 40mm headphone driver units with neodymium magnets
  • Auranomic design on the earpiece
  • Standby time of approximately 200 hours
  • Rechargeable function
  • Remote control within the earpiece
  • Auranomic design on the earpiece from w/in the earpiece
  • Stand by time approx 200 hours
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Technical Details

  • microphone
  • stereo

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 7.2 x 3.8 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: DRBT50
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (293 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,258 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at April 15, 2007

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Experience the wireless wonder and amazing sound quality of the Sony DR-BT50 stereo Bluetooth headset. The freedom to roam. There is nothing like strapping on a pair of high-fidelity wireless headphones. The DR-BT50 stereo Bluetooth headset features 40mm driver units that deliver crisp treble and dramatic bass for superior audio accuracy. And an auranomic inner earcup design creates an excellent fit and allows for enhanced audio quality. This rechargeable set of headphones also provides you with approximately 17 hours of music playback time on a single charge, so you can enjoy your favorite music even longer. Remote control of play, stop, fast forward and rewind on the earpiece is included for your convenience.

Sony DR-BT50
And an auranomic inner earcup design creates an excellent fit and allows for enhanced audio quality
40mm Drivers

The Sony DR-BT50 features 40mm headphone driver units with premium neodymium magnets for superior audio accuracy. Enjoy extreme comfort from the cushioned adjustable headband and earpads.

Communication Range

These Bluetooth wireless headphones function with a transmission range of up to 30 feet (10m) for total wireless convenience.

Mobile Phone Compatible

Hands-free conversation can be enjoyed on your compatible Bluetooth mobile phone without taking it out of your bag. A built-in mic lets you make and receive calls effortlessly.

Rechargeable Battery

The DR-BT50's built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 17 hours communication time or music playback on a single charge.

Closed, Foldable Design

The circumaural closed/over-the-ear design of the Sony DR-BT50 type allows for maximum audio enjoyment without disturbing your neighbors. The foldable design is convenient for easy carrying.

AVRCP Compatible

AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) compatible, remotely operate the basic functions of a Bluetooth enabled music player that supports AVRCP2.

What's in the Box?

Sony DR-BT50 Bluetooth wireless headset, transmitter, instruction manual, warranty.

Technical Specifications

  • Headphone Type: Vertical in-the-ear
  • Microphone Type: Omnidirectional
  • Wireless Type: Bluetooth 2.0
  • Interface: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
  • Driver Unit: Dynamic 40mm
  • Frequency Response: 100 - 4,000Hz
  • Interface: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
  • Weight: 6.4 oz

Product Description

Experience the wireless wonder and amazing sound quality of the DR-BT50 stereo Bluetooth headset.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The sound quality is good.
john bebop
They're comfortable, easy to use, have good battery life, and I love the sound quality.
D. Liverpool
The iMac show it pairs with the headset, but will not connect.
Jack Wang

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

237 of 240 people found the following review helpful By Matt Pinkston on October 2, 2007
These headphones do provide vastly superior sound quality to any of the other bluetooth headphones I've tried. This is understandable as there is almost a $100 difference between these and any other headset I've tried..
But that difference in price was more than worth it as I no longer feel as though I'm compromising sound quality and comfort.
- I use them 7+ hours a day with little to no ear fatigue.
- Very clean sound with responsive bass. I listen mostly to electronic music with lots of bass and these do not leave me wanting. The difference between these and other headsets I've tried (some even wired) is huge.
- The battery easily lasts an entire work day without need for recharge. (the manual says the batteries will last ~17 hours of continual use and I don't doubt it)
- Replaceable battery! I haven't seen this in many bluetooth headsets. Although it is not designed such that the battery can be easily replaced, there are instructions in the manual should replacement become necessary.
- Pair with up to 8 bluetooth devices. Most headsets stop at 2 or 3.
- Easy to use controls. The control buttons are easily told apart by touch. (there's even a music folder navigation button for devices that support it)
- Effective PASSIVE noise cancellation. as in they're muffs. they just block out outside sound and block it well.
- Built-in mic of decent quality for voice calls.
- Works perfectly with my Samsung SPH-M620 (UpStage) cell phone.
though any cell phone with the A2DP and AVRCP bluetooth profiles should work fine.

Note to Mac users: OSX 10.4 does not natively support the A2DP bluetooth profile (though there is a hack to get it working) but 10.5 (Leopard) will, so you should be able to pair these to a mac running 10.
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83 of 84 people found the following review helpful By K. Murphy on November 14, 2007
I recently purchased a blue-tooth compatible pda phone. I know I had to immerse myself in the unit in order to fully use it. I ordered two headsets to use with my new phone, a Jawbone, and the Sony DRBT50's.

While the jawbone is probably one of the best of noise cancelling headsets out there, there's still occasional static and drop outs. I didn't really believe that A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) could really pass two channels of music to a pair of headsets without dropout and static.

I charged the units till the lights indicated full charge (about 2 hours) just like you have to do with any electronic before you play with it. The pairing was easy, exactly like every other blue-tooth pairing you've ever done. Next I put the headphone's on my head.

Let me tell you that while these units are comparatively large, they fold nicely and yet have some of the nicest and softest feeling padding around the cans I've ever felt. More like high end audiophile headphones then the usual blue tooth level consumer stuff. Adjust the fit, (stiff sliding shafts just like traditional headphones) and they felt comfortable enough to wear for hours.

I like the travel-ability of my Shure and Etymotic earbuds, they also sound great. I was often intrigued by the Bose (active) noise cancelling headphones but put off by the price and the generally flat reviews from serious music folks.

Next, I opened media player and hit play on one of my favorite songs. The sound was beautiful. Crisp highs, deep lows, and crystal clear. I ran through about 2 hours of music and couldn't find a song that wasn't truly impressive on these cans. I totally forgot about static and dropout, I never heard it once.
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119 of 131 people found the following review helpful By L. Sp on April 17, 2008
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I got these headphones today and was surprised at how light they were.

Charged them fully in under 2 hours.

Held down the power button for 2 blinking lights, paired them with my Katana II (Sanyo 6650) and my XPS M1330.

Dialed my mom and she said she felt like she was on speaker, but no serious issues.

I didn't like the fact that the headphones were muting my own voice because they go around the I couldn't be too sure if she heard me well because I could barely hear my self.

The initial feeling of headphones on my ears were painful...but I just extended the reach...and that put less stress on my ears, ended up comfy enough.

Then I powered up my laptop and started watching a video clip.

The sound quality, I have to admit, is very good.

The problem is, the latency is a huge issue. Words do not match the lip movement. I have tried several clips and it's there...everywhere.

Couple of times the connection would break off for a second or two.

I got these headphones to watch movies on the laptop and listen to music, movies are unacceptable so these are going back.

I hope this review helps.

P.S. I don't foresee any issues with music playing (there are no lips to read)

P.P.S. The buttons are awkward, especially for volume. One has a small edged out dot, like on keyboards to increase volume, the decrease volume is plain smooth, hard to guess just by touch...
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