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Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone

B&H # SOMDRIF245RK Mfr # MDRIF245RK
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Product Highlights
  • Infrared Transmission
  • Up to 26' (8m) from Line of Sight
  • Frequency Range 10Hz- 24kHz
  • 40mm Drivers
  • Foam Ear-Pads
  • Self-Adjusting Headband
  • Transmitter/Charger Base
  • Rechargeable Battery Included

The MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphones by Sony are a pair of on-ear type wireless headphones that combine comfort and mobility while listening to your home entertainment system. The headphones feature a hi-fi audio reproduction with 40mm drivers and a frequency range of 10Hz to 24kHz.

Integrated infrared technology enables them to be worn at a distance of up to 26 feet (8m) from line of sight with the transmitter base. This allows you the option to relax or move around, while enjoying hours of private listening in the comfort of your own home.

The self-adjusting headband and foam ear-pads allow for stability and comfort for extended listening
When the reception frequency is weak or not received, the headphones go into automatic mute mode
A rotary volume control and on/off button with red LED light are located conveniently on the headphones for quick adjustments
A rechargeable NiMH battery pack is included and operates for up to 60 hours.
Two standard AAA alkaline batteries may also be used, providing up to 28 hours of continuous operation.
Rechargeable transmitter base with supplied AC adapter.
Charging time on base is approximately 24 hours.
Type Infrared, Over the head, On-ear
Magnet Neodymium
Driver 1.57" (40 mm)
Frequency Response 10 Hz - 24 kHz
Effective Range Approximately 26' (8 m) at  line-of-sight
Battery Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride battery or 2 x AAA Alkaline batteries
Inputs 2 x RCA phono (1 x L/R)
1 x 1/8" TRS stereo
Cord Length 39.3" (1.0 m)
Dimensions (WxDxH) Transmitter: 5.5 x 2.4 x 4.5" (140 x 60 x 105 mm)
Weight Headphones: 21.3 oz (604 g)
Battery Transmitter: 5.3 oz (150 g)
Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone
  • AC Adapter (12 V)
  • Connecting Cord
  • Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride Battery
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyMDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone
     
    4.0

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound (8)
    • Comfortable (7)
    • Good value (7)
    • Lightweight (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home audio (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great purchase

      So far I have found nothing to complain about. Easy set up, great sound. I use them to watch tv in bed for a while without disturbing my wife. She's happy to not...Read complete review

      So far I have found nothing to complain about. Easy set up, great sound. I use them to watch tv in bed for a while without disturbing my wife. She's happy to not have to hear what I'm watching, and I'm happy to be able to actually hear everything on the program I'm watching. One less thing to argue about.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Do not work with Plasma TVs

      Please be aware that these do NOT work if you have a Plasma TV. There is a terrible interference sound when you are in front of the TV. Therefore, this renders them useless...Read complete review

      Please be aware that these do NOT work if you have a Plasma TV. There is a terrible interference sound when you are in front of the TV. Therefore, this renders them useless for these types of TVs. The included manual actually mentions this, but it is not stated on the sales page.If you have a Plasma TV, save your money!

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      5.0

      Good Headphones.

      By Ron

      from New York.

      Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

      Good Headphones and good sound.

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      1.0

      Do not work with Plasma TVs

      By whillusa

      from Huntsville, AL

      About Me Frequent Traveler

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • None

      Cons

      • Don't Work With Plasma Tv

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

        Please be aware that these do NOT work if you have a Plasma TV. There is a terrible interference sound when you are in front of the TV. Therefore, this renders them useless for these types of TVs. The included manual actually mentions this, but it is not stated on the sales page.If you have a Plasma TV, save your money!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Work like Sony products always work-good

        By Barry B.

        from Ft Myers, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music

          Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

          I use these for TV viewing for movies, concerts, DVD's. Much better than another set I have.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Sony headphones

          By Gh

          from Tarzana ca

          Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

          The Sound quality and comfort is good . The distance is not so far compared to my old Sony headphones..

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          4.0

          Great Product

          By Mack The Knife

          from Fort Worth, TX

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Cord Too Short

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio

          Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

          Very easy to install. Audio quality excellent. I have not used it long enough to know about battery life. Very happy with the product at this point.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Wider range but heavier than Sennheiser

          By sekharcu

          from New York

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Value
          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Working
            • Working Out

            Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

            Compared to my other pair, Sennheiser TI410, the Sony unit has better reception, with a wider arc. The Sony is quite a bit heavier, which may be an issue for some. I am very happy with the Sony.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Good infrared, a bit tight on the ears

            By sekharcu

            from New York

            Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

            I am quite happy with the Sony infrared headphonea. They function in a wider arc than do my Sennheisers. They are a bit heavy and tight on the ears.

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            5.0

            Excellent fidelity and sound.

            By FLAN

            from ABBOTTSTOWN PA

            About Me Senior Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Classical Music
              • Home Audio
              • Music
              • TV listening

              Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

              We have not been able to understand much of the voices on TV and find this headphone makes it much clearer. We are both classical musicians (Beethoven Bach Mozart etc) and are very discriminating in our listening. Classical music in the Sony is a joy to listen to. We had tried a different brand and found that they picked up other stations and interference. The Sony has a much narrow range for listening and does not pick up other signals then what you are listening to. Highly recommend them

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great purchase

              By the truck doctor

              from Channahon, IL

              About Me Average joe

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • None so far

              Best Uses

              • Watching TV

              Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

              So far I have found nothing to complain about. Easy set up, great sound. I use them to watch tv in bed for a while without disturbing my wife. She's happy to not have to hear what I'm watching, and I'm happy to be able to actually hear everything on the program I'm watching. One less thing to argue about.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              AWESOME WIRELESS HEADPHONES

              By Johnboy

              from NASHVILLE, TN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio

                Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

                I BOUGHT THESE HEADPHONES FOR MY WIFE SO SHE COULD WATCH TV AT NIGHT IN THE BEDROOM, WHILE I SLEPT WITHOUT TV NOISE. THESE WORK VERY WELL AS LONG AS YOU STAY IN RANGE OF THE RECEIVER, WHICH IN MY CASE IS ABOUT 6-8 FT. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE HEADPHONES TO ANYONE WHO MAY SHARE MY PARTICULAR CONCERN OR JUST LOOKING FOR GOOD WIRELESS HEADPHONES.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                nice but a little uncomfortable

                By Terrible T

                from Lincoln, NE

                About Me Retired but active

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Help Hard Of Hearing
                  • Home Audio

                  Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

                  Easy to use: charger works well, good reception and sound.
                  Only negative: non-adjustable primary head band is sized for big heads and although the secondary band adjusts to hold the phones on the head, the earphones themselves do not rotate. Result is they rest at a slight angle.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Better than RF

                  By LAL

                  from Maryland

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

                      These are great for TV in the bedroom use. You have to maintain line of sight but since most of the time one is in bed, it's perfect for this situation. I find that there is hiss when the volume is turned up on the headphones so it is necessary to use a variable audio output so the volume can be controlled with the TV remote. But there is far less his than with my old RCA RF headphones and these are smaller and more comforable, too.
                      Beware: if your TV/Cable box doesn't have an analog output these will not work. And if you only have a headphone jack you will not be able to switch between the TV speakers and the headphones.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      1.0

                      very bad

                      By Alejandro

                      from San Fernando, Chile

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor Sound
                        • Poor Value
                        • Too Much Ambient Noise

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

                          It does not work properly. Useless beyond 6 feet.
                          It doesn't deserve any star at all.

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

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                          5.0

                          great headphones

                          By r2

                          from Sarasota, Florida

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great Sound
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Audio

                            Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

                            I bought the Sony Infrared Cordless headphones for my wife. We already have an older Sony Infrared o another TV. Both have great clear reception and both used with Samsung LED TVs. Couldn't get the previous model new so the new one was chosen.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Stopped working when battery was changed

                            By Kelly

                            from Newark, DE

                            About Me Midrange Shopper

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Assemble

                            Cons

                            • Did not last
                            • No Tech Support

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

                              The product worked great UNTIL the rechargeable battery died. I put regural AAAs in like other reviewers have mentioned. Now it only works within 1 foot of the transmitter... and tech support is basically non-exisitant. Unimpressed. It's more of a disposable product unfortunately.

                              • I Am A:
                              • Couple No Kids

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                              4.0

                              Great Sound

                              By Day D

                              from Queens, NY

                              About Me Midrange Shopper

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Bedroom
                                  • Gifts
                                  • Living Room

                                  Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

                                  I use this headset in my room for my HDTV, ipod, and laptop, and so far, it has worked great. Set up is easy and sound quality is great. The headset is fits fine because it adjusts automatically. Affordability is a plus factor too!

                                  • I Am A:
                                  • Family Young Kids

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                                  5.0

                                  excellent product

                                  By Nick the Stick

                                  from Hawthorne, NY

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

                                  excellent product, works as advertised

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Product!

                                  By Joe the Pianist

                                  from Topeka, KS

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Battery Lifespan
                                  • Dock Recharges
                                  • Extended Frequency Range
                                  • Sound Clarity

                                  Cons

                                  • Limited Wireless Range

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Recording Studio
                                  • Office environment

                                  Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

                                  I use the headphones for recording in my home studio. They are great for usage within a desk environment. The wireless range is limited to within the sight of the dock.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Infrared Headphones!

                                  By Sailor From the Midwest

                                  from Topeka, KS

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Battery Life
                                  • Frequency range
                                  • Low Price

                                  Cons

                                  • Limited Range

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Desk Environment
                                  • Piano Desk

                                  Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

                                  These are great headphones, However they are best when used within the confines of a desk because of the infrared range. The frequency range sets these headphones apart from normal headphones allowing great bass and highs!!

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Worth the money

                                    By FatDenny

                                    from Buffalo, NY

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Comments about Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone:

                                    I was worried that interference from my plasma television would affect the signal and sound quality. So far, the headphones function very well as an aid for someone who has difficulty hearing the television. Worth the investment.

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