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Sony MDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone

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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
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    SonyMDR-IF245RK Infrared Cordless Stereo Headphone
     
    4.0

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound (6)
    • Good value (5)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Comfortable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home audio (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent fidelity and sound.

      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...Read complete review

      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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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      nice but a little uncomfortable

      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...Read complete review

      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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      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.

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        • 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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 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.

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          • 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.

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            • 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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              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.

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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.

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                        • No

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                        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!

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                              • 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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                                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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