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Sony Wireless Surround Digital Headphones - MDR-DS6500

Abt Model: MDRDS6500 | UPC Code: 027242806900
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7.1-Channel Surround Sound / 40mm Driver Units/ Amazing Clarity Provided By Neodymium Magnets/ Extra-Long 20-Hour Battery Life/ Up To 328 Feet Range/ Black Finish
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Sony Wireless Surround Digital Headphones, Model MDRDS6500

Set yourself free from cord constriction in style with MDR-DS6500 wireless headphones. Stroll up to 328 feet away from the transmitter in any direction you choose and still enjoy premium CD-quality sound. Tune in music, movies, games and more with the amazing clarity provided by neodymium magnets and 40mm driver units. An extra-long 20-hour battery life means you won't have to recharge as often to make the epic 7.1-channel surround sound experience last.

Specifications:

General

  • Design : Over-the-head, Home-Surround Sound
  • Headband : Wide, Double, Adjustable
  • Magnet : Neodymium
  • Plug : Nickel, stereo mini plug
  • Type of Use : Home

Audio

  • Audio Modes : Dolby DigitalDolby Pro Logic IIxDTSDTS ES
  • Distortion : 1% or less (1 kHz)
  • Driver Unit : 40 mm
  • Effective Range : Approximately 100 m (328 ft) maximum¹
  • Format(s) Supported : Compatible with Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Surround EX, DTS, DTS-ES Matrix, and DTS-ES discrete
  • Frequency Response : 12 - 22,000Hz (digital input)
  • Infrared Carrier Frequencies : 2.4 gHz: 2.408 GHz – 2.473 GHz; MSK Modulation
  • Sound Enhancer : Off, Voice (stereo), Game, Cinema, Compression (Off/On)

Hardware

  • Cord : Wireless Digital 2.4GHz Radio Frequency

Power

  • Battery Charging (Approx) : Approximately 3 hours
  • Battery Indicator : Power-on LED indicator
  • Battery Life (Approx) : Approximately 20 hours
  • Battery Type : Built-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
  • Input Power : AC Power Adaptor (6V, 800mA)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation) : 2.0 W

Inputs and Outputs

  • Audio In : Optical Digital Input (x1), Analog Stereo Input Pin Jack (x1)

Operating Conditions

  • Operating Temperature : 41° - 95° F (5° - 35° C)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • 4.75" x 4.75"x 10.38" in

Approximate Weight:

  • Headphones: 320 g (11.3 oz)
  • Processor: 420 g (14.8 oz)
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Footnotes:

  1. Transmission distance is a rough estimate, and may vary depending on the surrounding environment and installation location.
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TypeOver-Ear
Wired Or WirelessWireless
Ideal For Wireless TV UseYes
Ideal For Sports/WorkoutsNo
iPod ControlsNo
Mobile Phone ControlsNo
Sound IsolatingYes
Noise CancelingNo
MicrophoneNo
Power SwitchYes
Volume ControlYes
Gaming HeadsetsNo
  

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Sony Wireless Surround Digital Headphones
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Great sound (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Good bass (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home audio (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Audiophile (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very good, high-end wireless headphones

So, I've long been wanting a good wireless headset that could connect to both my computer and office Blu-ray setup (40-inch Google TV in this case) at the same time. So...Read complete review

So, I've long been wanting a good wireless headset that could connect to both my computer and office Blu-ray setup (40-inch Google TV in this case) at the same time. So far, this is the best set I've seen on the market, and while it's close to perfect it has a couple of minor issues that prevent me from giving it five stars. - First, the PROS: - Nicely built, super sleek, yet very comfortable and light, I could wear these for hours. - Stylish charging station, headphones fit on them very elegantly. - Useful lights in the front explaining the signal type (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc.) - Good, clear sound with zero hiss whatsoever, which was essential for me. - Clear, obvious right and left ear markers (in red), something more and more headphones are leaving out. - CONS - The base station wakes up automatically when you pick up the headset but the headphones do not, a big miss if you ask me, particularly since the station turns them off automatically when docking. Minor but asking me to turn it on manually each of the thousands of times I'll pick it up when it could do it automatically is a somewhat surprising oversight. - The bass just seems to lack punch. The sales literature says there are huge drivers in the earpieces but they just don't deliver here until you hit too high a volume. Bass is still fairly good mind you, just not utterly crisp like Sennheiser wireless headsets. - Buttons on the headphones, particularly the volume control, are very hard to use once the headset is on. There's a tiny bump next to the volume dial so your fingers can find it, but it's still very hard to change without taking off because it's so recessed. If the latter three points had been addressed, I'd say this headset won't be beat for years, however as it is it's merely very, very good since the manual turn on and volume control are small, constant nags. Can't say much about the surround sound BTW, I just can't hear it myself. Bottom line: Worth the investment unless you're waiting for absolute perfection.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good sound, but expected better wireless range

After one day use, I concluded the following. They are really light and comfortable, give good feeling - you can almost forget that you wear them. Sound is great. Other reviews highlight...Read complete review

After one day use, I concluded the following. They are really light and comfortable, give good feeling - you can almost forget that you wear them. Sound is great. Other reviews highlight this better. Here is my huge disappointment. After having wireless Philips headphones (middle range price - about 70-80$), which worked really up to 40-50 m, this model of SONY was a disappointment. After passing through the two walls and 30 meters (max) in the office area the sound becomes distorted and disappears soon after. This is far from claimed 100 m distances. I understand that 100 m is a maximum distance, but I cant imagine that presence of only two office walls can kill the signal completely. Range was one of the reasons I have chosen this model, because of the conditions of work I am doing. Considering to return it this weekend.

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5.0

Performs excellently!

By 

from Miami

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Value
  • Great Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio

    Comments about Sony Wireless Surround Digital Headphones:

    Great Product!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was prompt!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By 

    from garden grove ca.

    About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Bass
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Relaxing

    Comments about Sony Wireless Surround Digital Headphones:

    after doing extensive research looking for a wireless over the ear headset with digital audio output i came across these, these headphones are the best, and at 190.00 theyre a bargain, out of the box they look slick, very comfortable, easy as pie to set up, i really like how the base station automatically turns itself on and off, the sound is awesome, with blu rays, the dts is flawless, as far as noise cancelling, theyre okay, but i didnt buy them for that, i was sick of tripping over the cord from my wired set, living in an older house the range is still great i can go out in the front yard which is about 35 feet from the base and still get clear sound, the fact they come from sony just made them that much better, sennheiser sells a set with digital output for 300.00, but theyre not 7.1, these are, i flat out love these, way happy i bought them, and im glad i purchased them from ABT, they were very helpful on the phone and with the order, theyre ups tracking window is beyond words, it links right to ups to give you the most current status, first time ive seen that on any website.

    Service and delivery comments:

    the delivery was excellent, arrived right on time, in perfect condition, abt packed them very well so they wouldnt get damaged, came in the exact box i saw them online in.

    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to iPod
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Really easy and works great.

    By 

    from South Carolina

    About Me Frequent Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Bass
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Unattractive Design

    Best Uses

    • Home Audio
    • Music

    Comments about Sony Wireless Surround Digital Headphones:

    My primary usage is with a flat screen television that only has optical audio out jacks on it. This headphone is reasonably priced, works great, and is a direct hook up with no adapters required. Great.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    FITS WORKS COMFORTABLE

    By 

    from DESPLAINES

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony Wireless Surround Digital Headphones:

        GOOD PHONES

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Work Well No Compliants

        By 

        from Palos Heights, IL.

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Bass
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio

          Comments about Sony Wireless Surround Digital Headphones:

          Using these to listen to the TV - work great

          Service and delivery comments:

          Great delivery time

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Pros and cons

          By 

          from 98222

          Comments about Sony Wireless Surround Digital Headphones:

          Yes, sound is clear and stable but you have to keep your head still and you cannot eat anything during listening, because every head movement and your jaws create incredible disturbing cracking noise. This annoying noise is creating by rubbing plastic against plastic , Due to this enjoying and disturbing cracking noise this product cannot be rated as the best. I gave max 3 stars- no more and it is not worth this money

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          4.0

          Home theater just for you.

          By 

          from Abt

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer
          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Use
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

          • More Bass

          Best Uses

          • Music and Movies

          Comments about Sony Wireless Surround Digital Headphones:

          My neighbor came over the other day to tell me that my home theater system was too loud. I get home from work at midnight, so that's usually when I watch movies. I'm not willing to watch movies at a whisper level, so I pick up these headphones instead.

          While not exactly the same as using my ht system, they are pretty close! I was surprised at how well they imaged the sounds around me. They are the perfect solution for my problem.

          One surprising benefit was that dialog is actually much clearer and more understandable than on my full system. This is a very nice feature that I wasn't expecting.

          The only thing I'd change is that I listen to movies loud. These can keep up with my volume demands until something explodes. If there is a ton of bass, they cut out a bit. I will admit I have them turned all the way up. If listening at a normal level like most people will, it's totally not an issue. I should probably keep them turned down lower than I do anyway.

          These were really easy to hook up and use. They are also pretty comfortable. No issues using them for 2 consecutive movies.

          If you are worried about disturbing another person while watching TV or movies, these would be perfect and are well worth the $.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great purchase love my headphones

          By 

          from california

          Comments about Sony Wireless Surround Digital Headphones:

          I love the headphones.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love them

          By 

          from Wilmette Il

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music

            Comments about Sony Wireless Surround Digital Headphones:

            I have hearing loss in both ears and found it difficult to hear the TV without turning up the volume . These headphones solved that problem. They eliminate the need to strain to make out the dialogue and are comfortable and easy to operate. The sound quality is wonderful.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great

            By 

            from Clovis, NM

            Comments about Sony Wireless Surround Digital Headphones:

            Best head phones I ever had. Thank you Sony.

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