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Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphone System with Noise Reduction

B&H # SOMDRRF970RK Mfr # MDRRF970RK
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The MDR-RF970RK wireless headphones from Sony provide you the freedom to roam freely through your house while listening to your favorite tunes. Simply connect the RF transmitter to an audio source such as a television or home sound system and you're free to walk up to 150' away. Noise reduction technology reduces interference so you get the cleanest signal possible. The transmitter also acts as an induction charger for the headphones, so you can cradle them quickly without worrying about pin contacts.

The headphones are designed to keep you comfortable for hours, thanks to the adjustable, padded headband and thickly-cushioned earcups. The 40mm neodymium drivers provide great sound with a full frequency range so you hear every detail. The headphones feature automatic on/off and have a built-in volume control so you can make adjustments without returning to the audio source.

RF transmission allows you to listen to your audio source from up to 150' away, while noise reduction technology minimizes interference
Auto-tuning feature scans and selects the best available channel for clear transmission
Transmitter also acts as an induction charger with no connection pins to worry about
Automatic on/off feature
Comfortable, stylish design with adjustable, padded headband and cushioned earcups
Large, 40mm neodymium drivers for terrific stereo sound with deep bass and clear treble
Built-in volume control for easy adjustments
Operates for up to 14 hours with the included NiMH rechargeable battery pack. Two standard AAA batteries may also be used, providing up to 22 hours of continuous operation
Type RF Stereo Headphones
Frequency Range Transmitter: 30Hz - 12kHz
Headphones: 10Hz - 22kHz
Transmitting Frequency Range 915.5, 916, 916.5MHz (Selectable)
Connectors 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Mini Jack
2 x RCA Jacks (L/R)
Dimensions (WxDxH) Transmitter: 8.5 x 4.1 x 3.8" (216 x 105 x 96mm)
Weight Transmitter: 7.8 oz (220g)
Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphone System with Noise Reduction
  • Transmitter
  • Power Adapter
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Labor
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Parts
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyMDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones
     
    4.2

    (based on 86 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (45)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (27)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (7)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (67)
    • Great sound (52)
    • Good value (48)
    • Lightweight (36)
    • Good bass (25)

    Cons

    • Poor sound (7)
    • Too much ambient noise (5)
    • Unattractive design (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home audio (59)
    • Music (25)
    • Relaxing (13)
    • With my computer (10)
    • Portable devices (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (52)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (14), Traveler (7), Gear head (6), School (3)
      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to ipod (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (48), Yes (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great for the price

    I watch TV later than my wife stays up so I use these headphones to save my marriage :) The sound is good and stays strong throughout the house, so I can raid the...Read complete review

    I watch TV later than my wife stays up so I use these headphones to save my marriage :) The sound is good and stays strong throughout the house, so I can raid the refrigerator downstairs during commercials and not miss anything. I like the constant recharging of the batteries so everyday the charge is strong. The auto off when the headphones are removed is perfect (this was a replacement of an older Sony with the same feature which I found mandatory) so when I fall asleep with them on (which is almost always) they're easily removed without having to deal with finding the power button.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Digital Junk Noise and Static

    Though I like the feel of the headphones, after 30 minutes of having them on my head I knew there was no I was keeping them. At random intervals, and no less than...Read complete review

    Though I like the feel of the headphones, after 30 minutes of having them on my head I knew there was no I was keeping them. At random intervals, and no less than ~10 times per minute, there would be some digital junk noise. It's hard to describe the sound but it's unacceptable. I thought it might be that I was listening to streaming radio, but I switched to iTunes and the noise persisted. I have returned these and will stay away from wireless for a few more years. Also, whatever spring device they used for the headband to fit your head makes an annoying rusty spring sound when stretched normally. Don't buy!

    Reviewed by 86 customers

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    5.0

    Excellent reception.

    By Pilates girl

    from White Plains, MD

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Good Value
    • Great Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

        They turn on and off automatically.
        Very clear reception.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Peace in the Family

        By Mema

        from Ellsworth, Maine

        About Me Grandmother

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio

          Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

          Our daughter and son-in-law are now able to hear each other even though their daughter, my granddaughter, is watching her cartoons. This is an excellent present for my kids.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          3.0

          Not a good product

          By IN hoosier

          from Indiana

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Sound
            • Poor Value
            • To Much Amvient Noise
            • Too Much Ambient Noise

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

              The headphones have a problem with static noises that I cannot get rid of. I expected the sound to be better since they are a Sony product.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              great product

              By timmy

              from IL

              About Me Frequent Traveler

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio

                Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                Great sound, amazing quality. Definitely a great purchase that I can hand down to my sons and there sons. A true keep safe, wow. Always remember these headphones.

                Timmy

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Have a cheap feel, mediocre sound

                By alatterell

                from Kansas City, MO

                About Me College Student, Teenager

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Cheap
                • Falls Off/Out Of Ear
                • Poor Sound
                • Tinny sound
                • Unattractive Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                  First I was surprised at how cheap the headphones felt, Like cheep plastic. That I can deal with. Then I set it up and turned them on and was disappointed in the tinny sound. That I can live with too. The deal killer is- I needed a set that would allow me to hear the tv ABOVE my crazy screaming boys. I want them to hear the tv too. It doesn't seem like this is an option with this set. They are going back to the store.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Sony headphones

                  By fdocca

                  from Orange,CA

                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Great Sound
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Music
                    • Relaxing
                    • With my TV

                    Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                    This is very nice headphones.Easy to set up. Have had no problems.Sony product is excellent. Im very happy.

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                    5.0

                    Delivered as scheduled and earphones are

                    By CDR

                    from Central Washington

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Audio

                      Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                      Earhones are great. And they were delivered as scheduled. Very satisfied

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Squeaking

                      By Kit

                      from Honolulu, Ha

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Great Sound
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio

                        Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                        The headphones are light and comfortable to wear with good sound but there is an annoying squeaking sound that I hear when I move my head.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        I can hear the words

                        By Stan

                        from Ventnor City, NJ

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Audio

                          Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                          I can finally hear the words above the music on TV programs. I love them.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By Jim

                          from CT

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Good Value
                          • Great Sound
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                              I am very happy with the headphones. I returned another major brand set that operated on batteries, however, the batteries only lasted about 4 hours before the batteeries needed to be replaced. I also love the feature that the headphones go off automatically when you remove them,which is a great way to save the rechargablo batteries life.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Killer Wireless Headphones

                              By Arkie

                              from Little Rock, AR

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                                  I bought these headphones looking for something to work in the media room only so as to not disturb the others in the house. To my surprise I can walk all over the house with them on and hear everything i'm watching. Perfect for going to get another beverage or snack during the commercial.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  You should buy these headphones

                                  By RJL

                                  from Fern Park, Florida

                                  About Me Audiophile

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Audio
                                    • Music
                                    • Relaxing

                                    Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                                    Easy to set up.
                                    Great sound quality.
                                    Range is vrry good.

                                    I would like to see a somewhat better volume control on the phones.
                                    They are just a little tough to easily change.

                                    Bottom line....really good product. I recommend it!

                                    Roger Larsen

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

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Wireless Headphones

                                    By infamous agent

                                    from calgary, alberta

                                    About Me Gear Head

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Good Value
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Audio
                                      • Music
                                      • With My Computer

                                      Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                                      Great purchase. The price to quality is great.

                                      Well built, long lasting battery. The sound quality is great for a wireless device and the range is really good.

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

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great Phones

                                      By Relaxed

                                      from Pagosa Springs, CO

                                      About Me Retired

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Good Value
                                      • Great Sound

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Audio
                                      • Music
                                      • TV

                                      Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                                      Easy use. Previous Sony, 10 or 12 years old, still worked and sound was great but switch was above the ear, thus any motion cut the sound off. These phones have switch in the head band. They work no matter what you are doing anywhere inside or outside. Sound is good. Couldn't ask for more.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Great sound quality

                                      By John

                                      from New York city

                                      About Me Gear Head

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Durable
                                      • Good Bass
                                      • Great Sound

                                      Cons

                                      • Big

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Audio
                                      • With My Computer
                                      • Working

                                      Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                                      These are good headphones, the sound quality is outstanding and the noise canceling works very well. They are a little bigger than most so laying down with them on is a bit tough. They are great for work applications .

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Great help for me

                                      By HorCav

                                      from Dublin,CA

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Audio
                                        • Music

                                        Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                                        I use these headphones to help me with my hearing when watching TV. They are absolutely what I was looking for. I can't say more because I had the set for a couple of weeks now.
                                        Before I used TV EARS and they went bad in one year (2 sets). What a piece of junk!

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Nice bang for the buck!

                                        By Heywood

                                        from Aldan, Pennsylvania

                                        About Me Audiophile

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Good Value
                                        • Great Sound

                                        Cons

                                        • Cord Too Short

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Relaxing
                                        • With My Computer

                                        Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                                        Great headphones. The sound is great. I have a couple of small issues. 1.the instruction should read when you first install, that the headphones don't work until you put them on. 2. The transmitter does not come on until it senses sound. 3. The earpiece makes some squeaking noises that, at times can become distracting.

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

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                                        1.0

                                        Great sound but squeaks ruin it!

                                        By Gary the listener

                                        from Quesnel, BC

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Good Value

                                        Cons

                                        • Flimsy Construction
                                        • Squeaky

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                                          My wife tried these for listening to TV while working. Sound is great until you move your head and you get a major plastic on plastic squeak from the frames. It makes them unusable unless you are going to be sitting still.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • Yes

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                                          5.0

                                          This product lives up to its stated use.

                                          By Danny Boy

                                          from Cape Girardeau, Missouri

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                          • Cord Too Short

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Audio
                                          • Music
                                          • With My Computer

                                          Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                                          I love almost everything about this product. I own two other wireless headphones, one cost quite a bit more than this one and this one well out performs that unit. The only little thing wrong with this unit is that when I place it in the cradle to recharge I have a small problem getting it to connect to recharging. I have to play with it some to get it to connect. But this is a small problem.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Sony MDR-RF970RK overall great product.

                                          By shadow walker

                                          from NEW JERSEY

                                          About Me Audiophile

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Good Value
                                          • Great Sound

                                          Cons

                                          • Unattractive Design

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Audio

                                          Comments about Sony MDR-RF970RK - Wireless RF Stereo Headphones:

                                          Headphones allow me to hear TV clearly and not annoy others around me. The Headphones do the job. The only problem I have is that the pastic from the head band to the ear muffs squeak everytime you move your head which is annoying. Overall excellent purchase experience.

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                                          • No

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