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Sony MDR-DS6500 2.4GHz RF Wireless 7.1 Surround Headphone System

B&H # SOMDRDS6500 Mfr # MDRDS6500
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Product Highlights
  • 2.4GHz Wireless Transmission
  • Up to 328' Wireless Range
  • Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound
  • 40mm Neodymium Drivers
  • Around-Ear Cushions
  • Adjustable Headband
  • DTS and Dolby Compatible
  • Up to 20 Hour Battery Life
  • Transmitter/Charging Stand

The MDR-DS6500 2.4GHz RF Wireless 7.1 Surround Headphone System allows you to enjoy an immersive sound experience in a compact headphone, without the hassles of setting up a full room speaker system. The headphones use 2.4GHz RF technology to provide a wireless range of up to 328' away from the base station. The headphones support Dolby and DTS digital surround technologies to provide a realistic experience that puts you right in the middle of your movies, games, and music.

The headphones have large 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets to deliver crisp audio with a wide frequency response. The closed-back earcups and thick around-ear cushions provide a comfortable fit and excellent noise isolation, while the adjustable, padded headband provides a snug fit for virtually any head size. A built-in volume control lets you make convenient adjustments.

A built-in Lithium-ion battery provides up to 20 hours of operation, and charges in about 3 hours. Simply place the headphones on top of the transmitter/charger base and they recharge automatically. An LED indicator lets you know when power is on.

Immersive sound in a compact design
2.4GHz RF technology with auto-tuning provides clear, reliable signal transmission with a wireless range of up to 328' away from the base station
Compatible with Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital Surround EX, DTS, DTS-ES Matrix, and DTS-ES Discrete to support up to 7.1 channels of digital audio
Optical digital and 3.5mm analog stereo inputs for wide compatibility
Large 40mm drivers with neodymium magnets deliver crisp audio with a wide frequency response
The closed-back earcups and thick around-ear cushions provide a comfortable fit and excellent noise isolation
The adjustable, padded headband provides a snug fit for virtually any head size
A sound enhancer has different modes for Voice, Game, Cinema, and Compression
A built-in rotary volume control lets you make convenient adjustments
A built-in Lithium-ion battery provides up to 20 hours of operation, and charges in about 3 hours. Simply place the headphones on top of the transmitter/charger base and they recharge automatically. An LED indicator lets you know when power is on
Type Closed-Back, Dynamic, Wireless
Modulation 2.408 to 2.473GHz, MSK Modulation, Auto-Tuning
Wireless Range 328' (100 m)
Frequency Range 12Hz - 22kHz (Digital Input)
Distortion 1% or Less
Inputs 1 x Optical Digital Input
1 x 3.5mm Stereo Analog Input
Power Built-In Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery
Up to 20 Hours Operation, 3 Hours Recharge Time
Power On LED
6VAC, 800mA AC Power Adapter (Transmitter Base)
Cable Length 4.95' (1.5 m) Optical Digital Cable
Operating Temperature 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
Dimensions (WxDxH) Transmitter: 4.75 x 4.75 x 10.4" (120 x 120 x 263mm)
Weight Headphones: 11.3 oz (320g) (With Battery)
Transmitter: 14.8 oz (420g)
Sony MDR-DS6500 2.4GHz RF Wireless 7.1 Surround Headphone System
  • Transmitter/Charger Base
  • Built-in Li-ion Rechargeable Battery
  • AC Power Supply
  • Optical Digital Connecting Cable
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Labor
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    SonyMDR-DS6500 2.4GHz RF Wireless 7.1 Surround Headphone System
     
    4.3

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (6)
    • Great sound (6)
    • Stylish (6)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home audio (4)
      • Music (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Audiophile (3), Gear head (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Great headphones but fall short...

      By Movie Watcher

      from ND

      About Me Avid Moviegoer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Friction noise

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony MDR-DS6500 2.4GHz RF Wireless 7.1 Surround Headphone System:

          I like these headphones for a varity of reasons, such as great sound, but one reason that I really like them is that they have a digital connection. No additional converter is needed. The major flaw in these is for people that wear glasses. The headphone earpads rub against the bows of your glasses and make squeaking sounds. I noticed that even when I take off my glasses that I still hear a lot of plastic on plastic noise. I am shocked that Sony did not do the proper testing on these. Also, I have yet to get the DTS to work.

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          4.0

          Good Product

          By scpmghemonc

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Casual Viewer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony MDR-DS6500 2.4GHz RF Wireless 7.1 Surround Headphone System:

                I expected it to be more soft padded and comfortable on ears. Over all good product.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                7.1 surround Sound rechargeable Sony

                By Jeff

                from Philadelphia Pa.

                About Me Movie Buff

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Captures The Imagination
                • Emotionally Engaging

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Viewers
                  • At Home

                  Comments about Sony MDR-DS6500 2.4GHz RF Wireless 7.1 Surround Headphone System:

                  Wow brings the hi def movie experience to you whether you have a a complete 7.1 sound system and do not want to use it all the time or if you just use tv speakers this will allow you to hear music concerts and movies the way they were meant to be heard. Also very confonfortable no problem wearing for a few hours at a time.
                  Recharges when your done with a magnet in the center for security nd without fiddling around to find the rechage location. I keep these behind the tv so this comes in handi. Also led lights tell you all functions from charging to type of output 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. Best Headphones ever purchased and for wireless unbelievable. Charges in only 3 Hours for first use.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Really good headphones

                  By Victor Mine

                  from Ituverava - Brazil

                  About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Great Sound
                  • Stylish

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Music

                    Comments about Sony MDR-DS6500 2.4GHz RF Wireless 7.1 Surround Headphone System:

                    I used it with my wdlive plus and worked so well with DTS. Good volume and has diferents settings that makes the mOvie even better.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    I expect more form them

                    By Uturiko

                    from Guadalajara, MEXICO

                    About Me Gear Head

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Great Sound
                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                    • Poor Bass

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Audio
                    • Music

                    Comments about Sony MDR-DS6500 2.4GHz RF Wireless 7.1 Surround Headphone System:

                    The sound is good, not as a real 7.1 system, but is acceptable. Bass shoud be more powerfull. Compared with stereo Bose OE2 headphones, Bose has a better bass sound.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I will by one more MDR-DS6500 very soon!

                    By "Facepuller Photography"

                    from New York City

                    About Me Frequent Traveler

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony MDR-DS6500 2.4GHz RF Wireless 7.1 Surround Headphone System:

                        The best Wireless Surround headphone System I ever had!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Comfortable, nice sound

                        By Flash

                        from Atmore, AL

                        About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Good Bass
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight
                        • No wires
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Audio
                        • Late night TV
                        • Music
                        • Relaxing
                        • With My Computer

                        Comments about Sony MDR-DS6500 2.4GHz RF Wireless 7.1 Surround Headphone System:

                        I use these headphones for Home Theater, Home Audio, Video Games, TV late Nights
                        without keeping the one who must be obeyed
                        from getting her sleep. These are the ticket...

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        So Far Fantastic

                        By Hilary

                        from North Salem, NY

                        About Me Exercizer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Convenient
                        • Durable
                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight
                        • Stylish

                        Cons

                        • Expensive

                        Best Uses

                        • Audiovideo to TV
                        • Working Out

                        Comments about Sony MDR-DS6500 2.4GHz RF Wireless 7.1 Surround Headphone System:

                        This is my 1st pair of Sony wireless headphones after blowing out THREE pairs of Pioneers. I use them when I run on my treadmill an hour each day and found these to be light, comfortable, incredibly clear sound, no AA batteries to worry about and no "beam" to the base unit meaning you can move your head everywhere and not be cut off from the sound. I highly recommend them.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Sony MDR-DS 6500 Wireless 7.1 Headphones

                        By DMEVID

                        from Cleveland, OH

                        About Me Audiophile

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Audio
                          • Music
                          • Portable Devices
                          • Relaxing
                          • Traveling
                          • With My Computer
                          • Working
                          • Working Out

                          Comments about Sony MDR-DS6500 2.4GHz RF Wireless 7.1 Surround Headphone System:

                          Just received them today from B&H. I have owned the Sony MDR-RF 6000 Wireless 5.1 Channel headphones for about 3 years and wanted 7.1 Channel to go with my new receiver. I have been waiting for Sony to release them for two months now. I just watched a movie with them and I love them! They sound awesome! I was switching back and forth with the MDR-RF 6000 then the MDR-DS 6500 and I can hear sounds from the new headphones that I don't hear from the old ones. You will love them...

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                          • No

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