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SONY MDR-RF970RK Supra-aural Radio Freq Wireless Headphones

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  • 10Hz-22KHz
  • 3.3 ft. / 1 m Cord Length
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A choice of performance, style and value, the SONY MDR-RF970RK Supra-aural headphones produces first class sound quality with wireless freedom that enables you to listen in the comfort of sofa, bed or even bathtub. The MDR-RF970RK features noise reduction technology that really lets you listen to your tunes without any unwanted sounds. This system includes Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, 900MHz RF wireless transmission and headphones with a 40mm driver for deep bass. An auto tuning feature conveniently scans up and down the band to automatically tune in channels. Hear the difference with the MDR-RF970RK wireless headphones system.

  • newegg Transmission 900MHz radio frequency transmission with up to 150 ft transmission range.
  • newegg Sound 40mm driver with neodymium magnets give you a dynamic, high fidelity sound reproduction. Noise reduction technology reduces interference for a pure, immersive listening experience.
  • newegg Ergonomic Design Flexible headband with soft ear pads enables a comfortable fit even during extended listening.
  • newegg Handy Control Volume adjustment on ear piece with auto power On/Off puts the control at your fingertips.
  • newegg Battery Supplied rechargeable nickel-metal hydride battery automatically charge by placing the headphones on the transmitter base station; headphones charge via electromagnetic induction charging.

Learn more about the Sony MDR-RF970RK

Model

Brand
SONY
Type
Wireless
Model
MDR-RF970RK

Wireless

Wireless Type
RF
Power Supply
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack

AAA x2

Transmitter: Supplied AC adapter (12V,200mA)
Operating Time
14H (with fully charged supplied NiMH battery pack)

22H (with AAA type alkaline battery)
Distance
150 feet

General SPEC

Driver Unit
40mm diameter
Frequency Response
10Hz-22KHz
Ear Coupling
Supra-aural
Cord Length
3.3 ft. / 1 m
Weight
Headphones: Approx. 10.59 oz. / 300 g (Including supplied battery)

Transmitter: Approx. 7.7 oz. / 220 g

Features

Features
Frequency Response: FM stereo

Channel Selection: Select by a slide switch

Tuning: Auto Tuning on headphones

Transmitter Frequency Response: 30-12,000Hz

Headphone Type: Closed, dynamic

Headphone: Mold band with self adjusting mechanism for suspenders

Diaphragm: PET

Magnet: Neomydium

Power On/Off: Power turns ON when headphones are worn; Red LED lights up

Output Power: 5mW + 5mW

Input(s): Stereo mini jack x1, Pin jack x2 (L/R)

Transmitter
Ch1: 915.5MHz
Ch2: 916.0MHz
Ch3: 916.5MHz [selective]

Frequency Response
38kHz (Sub Carrier frequency)
19kHz (Pilot tone)

Battery Charging (Approx.)
16H (to fully charge an empty battery
Charged by placing MDR on TMR

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
90 days limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 30 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • DAVID C.
  • 9/3/2013 3:31:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHeadphones

Pros: The headphones work great, good reception all over the house.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I will buy another pair as soon as I find them.

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  • Andrew A.
  • 5/22/2013 6:58:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: They turn off once you take them off your head to save energy. They use rechargeable batteries. Long range.

Cons: They are very big but I can live with it.

Other Thoughts: I use these headphones for work and it is so convenient that they are wireless and that they can be recharged when I am done for the day. Install was easy just plug and play.

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  • Gene P.
  • 12/20/2012 2:15:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsJust okay

Pros: Looks nice
Very comfortable
Turns on automatically

Cons: The plastic squeaks so much... And loud
Charging can be loose

Other Thoughts: For the price, it's just okay...
I bought 2 and it can be used simultaneously.

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  • Mohammad A.
  • 11/5/2012 4:01:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks flawlessly

Pros: wireless, rechargeable battery, docking while charging, cheap

Cons: the sound is just average, I don't really mind.

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  • Clifford S.
  • 10/8/2012 6:05:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSony MDR-RF970RK works well for me.

Pros: Clarity, volume control

Cons: None as of this review

Other Thoughts: The ability for lower TV sound, which my wife prefers, while I can enjoy clear, crisp sound at a higher level that I prefer. Very helpful if one of us goes to bed while the other is still watching TV. For us, it's an excellent product.

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  • Franklin W.
  • 9/27/2012 9:51:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot bad, not bad at all.

Pros: Inexpensive
Wireless
Comfortable
Adequate sound

Cons: A little heavy
Slightly warm
Bass is a little muddied
Highs fall short

Other Thoughts: These are a comfortable, simple to use, and more than adequate sounding set of wireless headphones. Mine seemed to be in near mint condition with the exception of a couple minor smudges and scratches on the base. I can't even tell if the headset itself has ever been used.

Comfort wise, they're a bit heavy for long gaming sessions nor would I recommend them for all day use. They also tend to be a tighter on the head andbit warmer around the ears than my MDR-XD200s.

Acoustically, they're great for my day-to-day background music, gameplay, and TV watching but I don't think I'd ever use these for a concentrated listening session. The bass line seems to be bit muddied and the highs seem to fall a little short. I'm not sure if the problem originates at the transmitter or the speakers but the end result is the same. I think an equalizer will probably help correct these issues.

Overall, I can recommend them.

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  • Kyle G.
  • 9/17/2012 7:52:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReplacement Unit, Lemon Part Deux

Pros: Same pros as my first review, still comfortable and sleek looking. Newegg has performed their job flawlessly and with high efficiency.

Cons: Huge disappointment again. Same cons as my first review, however this replacement unit did actually come with the NiMH battery pack unlike the first. The sound quality is so bad, the popping sounds hurt my ears listening to anything on them and the radio hiss is terrible (even sitting right next to the RF transmitter). I am beyond disappointment.

Other Thoughts: As stated, Newegg did everything proper as they normally do. With other positive reviews, I guess I just have terrible luck and have received now two defective "Refurbished" units. Others might continue to have better luck and get decent refurbished units, just keep in mind it is possible to get lemons too (which I suppose applies to any manufactured product, just never had two in a row like this before).

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  • John M.
  • 9/10/2012 6:18:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSony come through again!

Pros: I use these as computer headphones. The cord plugs right into the sound card jack.
Light and comfortable after hours of use. The earcups are designed to accommodate the shape of your ears. I've got a big head for a average size guy. Some adjustable ball caps are too small for my head.
The batteries can be replaced with AAAs, you can also find the rechargeable battery pack online. ]
The 3 channel FM band setting is helpful in the apartment building I live in.

Cons: Some may find the Bass a little weak, you don't want bass to thump on headphones you will pop your eardrums! With my PC's sound card EQ software, I tweaked it so the rocket blast or gernade thump fills out nicely.

Other Thoughts: I would buy again.

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  • Elliott T.
  • 8/31/2012 8:48:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Headphones

Pros: - Good sound for TV and games. Ok for music
- Good price

Cons: - kind of big

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  • Greg C.
  • 8/30/2012 7:11:11 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat sound fantastic price

Pros: Great sound, comfortable. Recharagable.

Cons: had trouble with the promo code.

Other Thoughts: I have been looking for wireless headphones for some time since I sometimes stay up late and when I saw these headphones on the e-mail at this price, I bought two. Gregt item and an even better price. Don't be afraid to buy refurbished. I have bought refurb items from NE for years and always reliable and good quality.

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