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Sony Black Analog RF Wireless Headphones - MDR-RF985RK

Abt Model: MDRRF985RK | UPC Code: 027242850514
Sony - MDR-RF985RK - Headphones
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$108.00  
40 mm Driver Units/ Easy-Adjust Headband/ Noise Reduction System/ Automatic Tuning/ Up To 45 Meter (150 Ft.) Reception Range/ Up To 25 Hour Battery Life/ Fast Recharge/ Volume Control On Headphones/ Easy Connection Of TV, Hi-Fi, And Other Components/ Black Finish
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Sony Black Analog RF Wireless Headphones, Model MDR-RF985RK

Untangle your mind and relax with crisp, personal audio without wires. They also feature a comfortable headband and long battery life up to 25 hours. Best of all, one simple setup is all it takes to achieve optimal RF signal reception and you're on your way to cordless freedom.

Features:

  • Cordless Headphones
    Enjoy high-fidelity sound, at home, in wireless freedom
  • Long-term comfort
    The easy-adjust headband allows for long-term comfort and ease-of-use
  • Expressive sound
    40mm drivers deliver deeper bass and audio clarity for a superior home entertainment experience
  • Quality sound
    Wireless radio-frequency transmission provides quality indoor transmission. (Up to approximately 150 ft)
  • Fast charging
    Quick charging your headphones is a breeze with the secure charging system. A 3.5 hour charge will produce a full charge of approximately 25 hours. recharge function

Specifications:

Audio

  • Audio Modes: Mute: Operates when RF signal is weak or not received
  • Channel Selection: Select by a slide switch
  • Driver Unit: 40 mm
  • Effective Range: Approximately 150 feet (45 m)
  • Frequency Response: 10-22000 Hz
  • Transmitter: Ch1: 915.5 MHz, Ch2: 916.0 MHz, Ch3: 916.5 MHz [selective, FM Stereo
  • Tuning: Manual tuning via switch on both base and headphones
  • Volume Control: Yes (Rotary)

General

  • Design: Over-the-head, Home-music/movie/games
  • Diaphragm: PET
  • Headband: Wide, Easy-Adjust
  • Magnet: Ferrite
  • Power On/Off: Power turns ON when headphones are worn; Red LED illuminates
  • Type of Use: Home

Hardware

  • Communication: Wireless Analog 900 mHz Radio Frequency
  • Headphone Type: Closed, Dynamic

Inputs and Outputs

  • Audio In: Analog Phono Input (left/right), Analog Stereo Input mini jack (x1)

Power

  • Battery Charging (Approx): 16H (to fully charge an empty battery); Battery is charged by placing MDR on TMR
  • Battery Life (Approx): 18H (with fully charged supplied NiMH battery pack); 28H (with AAA type alkaline battery)
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack (supplied); AAA x2 (not supplied)
  • Internal Power Supply: Transmitter: Supplied AC adapter (12V,200mA)
  • Output Power: 5mW + 5mW
  • Power Requirements: Rechargeable nickel-metal hydride battery (supplied) or commercially available (size AAA) alkaline batteries

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Cord Length (Approx.): 39-3/8" (1.0 m)
  • Transmitter
    • Height: 4-1/4"
    • Width: 8-5/8"
    • Depth: 3-7/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 10.59 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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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 CancelingYes
MicrophoneNo
Power SwitchYes
Volume ControlYes
Gaming HeadsetsNo
  

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
4.0

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (21)
  • Good value (17)
  • Great sound (15)
  • Durable (11)
  • Lightweight (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home audio (14)
  • Relaxing (6)
  • Music (4)
  • With my computer (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Audiophile (4)
    • Primary Use:
    • Listening to ipod (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

WIRELESS HEADPHONES THAT WORK GREAT

I have a Samsung 55" LED TV in which I've simply needed to enable headset usage so as to not disturb others if watching during late night. After buying applicable cables with proper...Read complete review

I have a Samsung 55" LED TV in which I've simply needed to enable headset usage so as to not disturb others if watching during late night. After buying applicable cables with proper plug ends, a new set of quality brand wired Headsets, much to mydisappointment Samsung does not provide an Audio Output on a $2,400 TV, with a signal sufficient to drive a simple set of headphones to enable even a low listening volume level. Swell! After much reading about amplified wireless Headsets for TV usage - pros and cons - there is much hype about the Sennheiser #tm# brand of Headphones. After reading more about this Model of Sony Wireless Headsets, I took the chance and purchased these. Wow... Very satisfied. The volume is fully adjustable to please the individual using them, they have a #25hr.# of usage with rechargeable LI-Ion battery that recharges in 2.5hrs. from an exhausted charge, they are comfortable to wear, the sound is in-depth, they are audibly "clear", you have three #3# channels to chose reception on, the transmitter/charging station is light weight, can be set at various locations nearby the TV itself, they do not cost a fortune, there is NO time delay #sync# between when you visually see a persons lip movement, vs. when you hear it in the headsets #an issue with some even more expensive brands#, they have a Red Charging On LED, a Green Audio On LED showing activity, they do not incur static into the Headsets when a program, movie, or video being watched has audio silence, and they have solved my problem nicely. There may be better Models, Brands, Types out there, but you will not be disappointed with these. The only two small recommendations: 1. Design with separate Volume controls for each ear piece. 2. The audio Cable included is very short, only about 3' #1m# long. Change this to at least a 6' Cable to enable more flexible Transmitter positioning,

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Harsh Ticking and Spams of Static

In almost every song I play there is this extremely harsh ticking. As the tempo increases, the ticking also becomes more frequent. I'm 100% this is not part of the audio file. It...Read complete review

In almost every song I play there is this extremely harsh ticking. As the tempo increases, the ticking also becomes more frequent. I'm 100% this is not part of the audio file. It sounds almost like the speakers are shorting, its that harsh and much loader than the rest of the audio. I can physically feel a tremble when the tick happens. And every once in awhile, though no often, there is a harsh spam of static that last for about half a second. The ticks and spams of static happen at precise moments in the songs, they happen every time without fail. This is by far the worst audio experience I had with headphones. Btw, this headphones don't block out any outside noise. I can hear myself typing and clicking the mouse.

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5.0

They were a gift to my husband, he loves them.

By 

from Browns Valley, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sound

    Comments about Sony Black Analog RF Wireless Headphones:

    Said what I have to say. This should not be a requirement of a review.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Awesome Home Theater Headphones

    By 

    from Palatine, IL

    About Me Casual Gamer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Setup

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Games

      Comments about Sony Black Analog RF Wireless Headphones:

      Great Headphones. Inexpensive, easy to hook up, comfortable and sound great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      comfy

      By 

      from Morton Grove, IL

      Comments about Sony Black Analog RF Wireless Headphones:

      Very good sound, holds a charge and comfortable. Wish there were 2 on the 1 tower.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      good Wireless Headphones

      By 

      from il glenview

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Clumsy Design

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment

      Comments about Sony Black Analog RF Wireless Headphones:

      very good Wireless Headphones

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      I would buy again.

      By 

      from Thousand Oaks, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Sony Black Analog RF Wireless Headphones:

      Watch TV

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great Product!

      By 

      from Arlington, VA

      About Me Old With Poor Hearing

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Failed After 2 Years

      Best Uses

      • Private tv viewing

      Comments about Sony Black Analog RF Wireless Headphones:

      Very good quality sound; I use these so my significant other is not overwhelmed with high volume from our TV.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Good but should have been made better

      By 

      from Syracuse, NY

      About Me Gear Head

      Site Member

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Value
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Too Much Ambient Noise

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Music

      Comments about Sony Black Analog RF Wireless Headphones:

      It's a good wireless headset.
      I changed out the audio cable that came with it for a better quality audio cable and at least for me, it seems to have sounded better, (my personal opinion. No real proof.)

      I have had it for two years and have rarely heard static... until now.
      Now it's 50% audio & 50% static. It seems the internal battery is going.
      And unfortunately the battery is soldered into headphone's circuit board in the left ear piece.

      I would suggest for those considering a wireless headset, make sure you get a good one that allows you to replace the rechargeable battery. This one does not.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Very well packed and shipped! Thanks ABT!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great Value

      By 

      from The Villages, Fl

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Needed Adapter

      Best Uses

      • Home Audio
      • Relaxing
      • With My Computer

      Comments about Sony Black Analog RF Wireless Headphones:

      Great product and value. I can watch tv in one room and not blast my wife out in another

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

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      4.0

      Got Two Sets!

      By 

      from Waldorf, Maryland

      About Me Audiophile

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Audio

        Comments about Sony Black Analog RF Wireless Headphones:

        I have two identical headphone sets for first floor and second floor TV. I can also use both headphones (for two) watching TV without disturbing our guest. Works will everywhere in the house, but the signal is interrupted if you are to close to an operating microwave oven.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Finally able to understand movies....

        By 

        from Weatherford, TX

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound

        Cons

        • Cord Too Short

        Best Uses

        • Home Audio

        Comments about Sony Black Analog RF Wireless Headphones:

        I lay in bed about 25 ft. from my tv. This has solved my problem of not understanding what`s being said. Except for the short cord that goes from my receiver to the unit and not being able to replace the rechargable batteries I have no grips. Just plug it in to the earphone connection on your receiver and turn the headphones on and enjoy. Make sure the power cord is connected and unit is fully charged.

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        • No

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