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Sony MDR-IF540RK Wireless Headphone System with Rechargeable Battery (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Sony
134 customer reviews

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Standard Packaging
  • Wireless headphones have lightweight comfortable open-air design
  • 30mm driver unit for high quality sound
  • Vibration function provides an exciting game and movie experience
  • Transmission range up to 24 feet; transmission coverage angle up to 90 degrees
  • Includes transmitter
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Technical Details

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Wireless

Product Description

Product Packaging:Standard Packaging

  • 30mm drivers
  • Frequency response: 18Hz-22kHz
  • Surround sound technology for movies and games
  • Vibration function for added excitement during games and movies
  • Transmits up to 24' with a 90 coverage angle
  • Volume control with mute
  • PET diaphragms ensure high rigidity for minimum distortion
  • UniMatch plug
  • Includes transmitter/charger, rechargeable NiCd battery, AC adapter and connecting cable


  • Product Details

    Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
    • Product Dimensions: 11 x 9.2 x 5.5 inches ; 2 pounds
    • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
    • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
    • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
    • ASIN: B000092YQK
    • Item model number: MDRIF540RK
    • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
    • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
    • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
    • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

    Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

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    98 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Jstyle on February 3, 2007
    Package Type: Standard Packaging
    I love these headphones. I use them at night in bed when my girlfriend is sleeping and she doesn't hear a thing. The sound is surprisingly great and the headphones are very comfortable. The line of sight is flexible - so you can be off to the side and still have reception. The headphones don't look or feel cheap, are not too heavy and the transmitter base looks really sleek. The batteries last a long time before recharging and all you have to do to turn them on is put them on and they turn off as soon as you take them off - very cool feature. The price is great too considering the quality and features - shop around and you'll find better prices.

    The extra features of these headphones I use on occasion because they work best for specific content: The SRS surround sound works great with digital music and movies that feature surround sound. The vibration "rumble" function works great with dance and hip-hop music, movies with lots of sound effects and explosions (like Stars Wars) and video games.

    One note: the sound will be as good as the source. To reduce background hiss - turn up the source audio and not the headphones volume. Meaning, if its connected to your stereo or TV - it will work sort of as an amp, so turn up the volume there first before raising the volume too high on the headphones. I have no problems with background hiss.

    Pros:

    - sound great (clear, loud, good bass and treble)

    - comfortable

    - Infrared = no tuning or inteference (within line of sight)

    - SRS surround sound and bass vibration function (nice extras)

    - easy on/off

    Cons:

    - Infrared is short range

    - line of sight (lose signal quality if base view is obstructed)

    - kinda bulky looking (the looks aren't for everyone)

    Overall: For the price, features, quality of sound and looks there's no better choice if you're looking for short-range wireless headphones.
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    39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By J. Lee on November 5, 2006
    Package Type: Standard Packaging
    I have a Sony TV with an integrated infrared transmitter which I've used for over five years. T've gone through about 3 different pairs of wireless headphones and these are by far the best I've used. Reception is great as long as your in front of the transmitter, but that's expected since infrared requires line of sight to transmit (unlike radio signals, which I've also used and in my experience introduce noise). In addition, these headphones cover around my ears instead of pressing against them which makes them more comfortable for use over longer periods (main reason I like these over the others I've had).
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    69 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 19, 2008
    Package Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
    I wanted to like this product. I have a set of Sennheiser RS140 wireless headphones that has fairly mediocre performance (lots of hiss and static from the radio transmission.) I was hoping that the IR technology in the Sony headphones would overcome this.

    After I plugged my new Sony headphones in and gave them a try with my TV, it was a hundred times worse than the Sennheiser. The sound was mostly static, with faint hints of barely-audible dialog. The sound would improve with certain scenes on my TV, such as dark indoor scenes, but then get far worse during bright outdoor scenes (such as on the beach in an episode of Lost).

    After hunting through the manual, I realized the problem: Buried in fine print, there's a statement "Plasma displays may interfere with normal operation of this system."

    Sure enough, my Pioneer plasma TV was causing huge amounts of interference with the IR transmission. The bright outdoor scenes apparently generated IR interference, with rendered the dialog inaudible.

    Saying that a plasma TV "may interfere" with operations is an understatement. This product is completely unusable with my plasma TV.

    If this problem had been advertised with a warning "not suitable for plasma TVs," I'd be understanding. However, hiding this problem in the small print is unconscionable. At least Amazon seems to have a good return policy, which will be used in this case.
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    27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Twinky on March 17, 2006
    Package Type: Standard Packaging Verified Purchase
    I really like these earphones. Clear sound. Got shocked on the shaking setting. Didn't realize it was on. I can live without that. I charged them once and have used them many times and still have not had to recharge them. Headset on the large size is the only reason I gave them a 4 if the headset was smaller I would have given it a 5.
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    21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By PSony on January 9, 2008
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    This is a great pair of wireless headphones for the money.

    They enclose your whole ears and are comfortable to wear. However it felt kind of bulky and when I first put them on. If there's one area I'd like them to improve on, it's the size and weight.

    It is very user-friendly as the headphones automatically turns itself on when you wear them and turns off when taking it off. If you're using the included rechargeable batteries, it also charges up when you place it on the base station and there's no need to take it off since it stops charging when the batteries are full. The strap adjusts to your head so it fits anyone comfortably. There is also no need to calibrate or tune as it does so automatically without any problems. The set includes everything needed to connect to any av source so you don't have to buy them separately.

    These headphones use infrared so you need to be in the same room with the base station and not have anything obstruct it. There is also a lesser amount of static noise when compared to RF-based headphones and virtually no chance of interference with other wireless devices. So, these headphones are the perfect choice for use when watching tv.

    The sound quality is very good and the SRS function enhances the experience. I have not encountered any problems with it. I hear reports of static or hissing from other reviews, but those people probably didn't bother to read the instruction manual. You have to turn up the volume on the audio source as loud as possible before adjusting the volume on the headphones, and that will get rid of the static. I have no problems with the way the charger is set up as well. The vibration function is nice but I can't see it as really useful except for video games.
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