Sony MDRRF970RK Wireless Stereo Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Around-the-Ear, 900MHz RF Wireless transmission, FM stereo sound
- Induction charging: not direct pin contact for ease
- Noise Reduction technology to reduce interference
- Neodymium magnets for higher fidelity sound, The right ear cup has the volume dial and auto-tuning button, while the left ear cup houses the supplied rechargeable batteries
- Charging time approx 16H; Battery up to 14H, Works with Television
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I have been using it in a single family house (vs. apartment building) and I always connect it to the LINE OUT of a TV, not the earphone jack, so that I can just mute the TV while listening to the headphone.
It works so well for me that I am going to buy a 2nd set of the same thing so that I can always have a one fully charged waiting there when the another I am using runs out of battery (That is why I am here today).
Hope this helps to tell why the reviewers are so wide spliting here - they may use it in different ways or locations.
This was to be a gift for my soon-to-be 92 year old aunt. She has problems hearing certain frequency ranges and is missing out on much of the dialog on television.
She has an older Sony TV set (circa 1998) without a headphone jack, so a Sennheiser (my 1st choice) headphone was out of contention. I needed something to plug into the line out RCA connectors on the back of her set. This Sony unit seemed to fit the bill. I decided to have it sent to my home first to ensure it would work and to look for any idiosyncrasies. To my delight, I found none. Not a single problem...well, getting the headset out of the plastic packaging was a bit tough !
I followed the instructions for the setup (I have a Sony, but a newer model) - easily done, by the way. I allowed the headset to charge overnight. So far, so good. I removed the headset from the cradle and placed it on my head...Voila...sound! And not just any scratchy audio, but rich and crisp. The audio compression circuitry was working as advertised and the headphone audio adjust allowed me to turn up the volume to an uncomfortable level. Perfect for a 92 year old lady hard of hearing.
So, I gave it the range test...kinda. I gingerly stepped out of the house and walked around...perhaps 50 to 75 feet away. Not a hiccup or a dropout. I had a good feeling about this.
So, I packed it up to be sent off to California...and my dear old aunt. I used my yellow Hi-Liter to mark areas of interest and attention in the instructions (my auntie is a bit of a Luddite).Read more ›
Serious range! I can leave my office upstairs and go get the mail without losing a signal. Sound quality is great. the box dosent say surround sound but it sounds like it does. I have been using it for a few weeks and have yet to change the battery. Lots of people are talking about white noise when they listen to music or other things and ive never had that problem. i work in an office with 11 wireless computers and phone lines and never lose signal.
The only problem ive had with these is they have cut out when my house phone rings. I just changed the channel and problem solved. Also the chord that comes with it to plug into your headphone jack is about 9 inches long. I found a 12' one on amazon for 10 bucks. sounds better too.
If your looking for a good pair of headphones without spending 150. I recommend these. Great docking station too.
I have a Sony KDL-55EX620 LED TV and on rear side, it has a single "line-out/headphone combined" 3.5mm port. There are options in the TV in the "Audio" section to select between the two use cases and it configures the port accordingly.
I believe newer TVs don't have a RCA/line-out with separate RED/White anymore, but they have a optical/coaxial digital audio out and a combined (or only headphone out).
The new sony headphone manual explains the configuration really well (how to use with Line-out, or headphone-out, or on a receiver how to use the 2nd-zone or REC-OUT mode). I will describe the case for my setup.
I don't have a receiver. TV is in bedroom and we both want to be on headphones to reduce noise at night waking up the kids (sleeping in close-by rooms). I configured my TV to use the combined port as "line-out" port. I believe this makes the audio coming out of line-out at full strength, and the TV Remote volume controls do not impact this output level. This allows the Sony Wireless Transmitter to receive a high-power audio signal and transmit high quality signal to the headsets. The headset volume control is there to personalize your required volume, so wife is happy getting a very high quality audio in her headphone and can control volume as she likes it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought these to watch TV in bed and not disturb my husband. Works very well, even if you walk into the next room. Read morePublished 26 days ago by ccm
Left speaker stopped working after a year, grandma enjoyed it for a year not worth a second purchase.Published 2 months ago by Holly
I bought these for a relative of mine in 2012. Other than the fact that they are wireless. the build quality is great for what you pay for(I paid about 50 bucks... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brice