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wouldn't buy it again
on December 20, 2013
Bought this 3 years ago and then a second one shortly thereafter because I liked it. Unfortunately, after a year and a half, the headsets started failing. Sometimes adjusting the set, as if I had different head sizes, would help get sound in both ears. Eventually one side would fail for good and then the other side. Between the two, I have one ear left. I was going to throw more money into the hole if there was an affordable, just headset, replacement .. couldn't find any. I wouldn't have bought the replacement if I found one that was over $30 since I know the lifespan of these guys.
There was always an element of 'fuzz' added to the program I was watching, but I put up with it since I knew I wasn't paying for quality and this is IR. One tip if you have them already: One of my SD TVs cancels the TV speakers when I plug the base jack in. When I turned the volume way up on the TV and only had to slightly increase the volume on the headset, there was less 'fuzz' than otherwise.
Found XO Vision headset in the garage that I'm not using for the car system and tried it with the MDR-IF240RK base and it works! Works better than the headset that came with the MDR base, better range, better sound and can turn the tv volume down to one bar! Here's the link...