Rated 5 out of 5 by NAM20 Nice sound and good value for money
Good sound quality and range. The base unit and headphones are high quality and the phones are comfortable to wear if on the heavy side. This product is highly recommended you will not go wrong.
December 20, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by hdcrespi89 They simply do not work.
I had just recently purchase a Panasonc VIERA E60 Smart LED 42" TV. I thought these headphones would be great so I could play video games or watch movies without disturbing anyone in my house. It would not work at first with my consoles, so I tried plugging it into my TV. My TV doesn't have a headphone jack So I have to plug the RCA end to the TV and headphone end into the power hub. This did not work. So then I go on Amazon and bought 2 different cords; Fibre Optic Audio Out to 3.5mm AND Fibre Optic Audio Out to RCA. Neither of them work and I am thoroughly disappointed with my purchase.
September 26, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by buyersremorse Can not recommend
The reception on these headphones are poor. Lots of static. If you move your head, you are met with pops, snaps, and fades in and out. It is a shame because battery life is great, as is comfort. Sadly, the poor reception on any of the 3 channels really sullies my opinion of these headphones. Sony technical support didn't really have any suggestions beyond changing audio channels (which I had already tried). I will be attempting to return.
February 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by DiscerningTV Quality Product
After over ten years of use with a prior model, I purchased these as a replacement since the ear cushions had deteriorated and the sound started to cut out. Having had these for only 6 months, I am very pleased with my purchase so far. The sound quality is great, as is the reception and fit. However they are huge and seem bigger than necessary, but I wanted over the ear and that is what you get. They are comfortable and are easy to set up and recharge. It took all of two minutes since I simply had to unplug my old ones and plug the new ones in. While its still early, my only complaint is the price on this site. I did not purchase mine from Sony directly, but off Amazon for less than half price. So while I might be more critical at twice the price, I would easily buy another set at the price I paid in a heartbeat. They simply do the job I purchased them for and they do it well!
December 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Fredericko916 MDRRF985RK successful; MDR-IF240R MDRIF245R static
1. Sony Headphone MDF-IF 240R purchased 10/30/2012 worked well for elderly impaired priest for two years; then became inoperative with static.
2. Sony Headphone MDR-IF245R purchased 3/1/2014 was inoperative with static. Numerous calls to Sony tech support yielded disappointing advice with no solutions.
3. Sony Headphone MDR-RF985RK purchased 7/21/2014 works successfully after choosing Channel 2 on transmitter.
Purchased as gift to elderly, hearing impaired priest now relating many thanks as he can hear his Sony TV without turning the volume full blast.
Purchasing three Sony headphones, two with static, did create stress and extra expenses.
August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RockinRoc Better than Before!
I bought a pair of these head phones about 5-6 years ago. I accidently broke the one ear piece from the top part of the head set. Before I did that they worked perfect.
I was mad at myself for ruining a good head set. I went back online to SONY and couldn't find the same headset. I phoned SONY with my old headset's model number and the lady was VERY helpful and said this set was a better set and compatible to the one I had broken.
Upon receiving the new headset, I found out this one had an ON-OFF switch on the headset itself! NICE!!
It works perfect and I can now watch TV without interferring with my husband's sleeping and visa-versa.
Thank you SONY! You've never let me down..
Repeat customer since 1991
September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GGSC Peace and Quiet
I gave these headphones to my husband for his birthday because the loud TV was driving me crazy. They solved the problem and he loves them.
January 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by BillVO Dropouts
The sound quality and comfort are great. I wear hearing aids, and they fit over my ears without my having to remove the aids. There's plenty of volume.
However, there is a problem with RF dropouts every so often. Might be several in 10 seconds time or it might be once in a minute or so. Tried changing the transmit frequency to no avail. Transmitter is within spitting distance of the phones.
I'm returning mine to try another unit (maybe it's just this one), and if that doesn't work, I'll look for another model.
September 16, 2014