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Pros / These headphones have a terrific 5.1 surround sound.

Cons / The wireless headphones interfere with other digital devices, like Xbox Live.

 Verdict / We recommend these headphones for the excellent sound quality.

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The Sony MDR-DS6000 RF wireless headphones are comfortable, adjustable and have excellent sound quality. The 5.1 surround sound produces some of the best quality sound from wireless headphones we have ever heard. However, the earphones broadcast on a wireless frequency and often interfere with other devices, such as laptops or gaming systems.

Performance

There’s no doubt that the sound quality on these headphones is outstanding. The surround sound comes across in clear, distinct drivers. Like most other wireless stereo headphones, this model (like even the best wireless headphones) is not heavy on the bass. We also noticed the earphones often interfere with several other wireless devices. When we tried to use these headphones we were unable to connect to Xbox Live.

The advertized range for the device is 95 feet. We found the device to be most effective within about 30 feet of the transmitter. The sound quality decreased rapidly as we went more than 30 or so feet away from the transmitter, and the background static became louder and louder. We also noticed that the bass sound is sorely lacking.

Features

The Sony MDR-DS6000 RF wireless headphones use a radio frequency to transmit sound from basically any audio source to your headphones. This allows the device to have a much larger range than other similar products that use Bluetooth and infrared technologies. Infrared use light emitting diodes (LEDs) and has a very limited range, and you must be within sight of the transmitter. Bluetooth devices are even more limited in their range.

They also include a volume control on the earpiece as well as a power switch. The batteries recharge as you rest the model on the transmitter. The battery life is approximately 10 hours, more than enough to watch several movies. The headband is adjustable and the earphones are comfortable. Even after hours of use you will feel totally comfortable with these headphones.

The wireless headphones have several drivers in the earpieces that enable a surround sound quality. The 5.1 channel includes a subwoofer, front audio and rear audio. The quality is fantastic and we loved the texture it gave to sound as we were using the headphones to watch DVDs.

Accessories

These wireless headphones come with everything you need to instantly connect with an audio output device and begin listening to all your favorite music, TV shows and DVDs. You can use this model to connect to everything from MP3 players to computers. The batteries are included and are rechargeable.

Help & Support

Sony offers a variety of outstanding customer support options that will help answer all your customer service questions about Sony wireless headphones. The support options are divided into groups by product and from this selection you will be able to find product manuals, frequently asked questions and warranty information. When we contacted the customer service telephone line, we were immediately connected with knowledgeable customer service representatives who were able to answer our questions.

Summary

The Sony MDR-DS6000 RF device is extremely comfortable and produces a terrific sound quality. The surround sound was a fantastic feature and the bass was adequate. However, the earphones often interfere with other wireless devices, such as an Xbox.

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