from Austin, TX on 7/9/2009
Light Weight, Sound quality
We have two of these headphones for our family room Bravia TV that are WONDERFUL. We enjoy British movies and you can actually understand every word using the headphones. He wears them for all TV watching as he is a bit hard of hearing and I don't have to endure the loud sound. I can even mute the TV, and he can listen at whatever volume through the headset. I bought them at Brookstone, but now they just have their brand. BAD! We set it up in the bedroom. The volume you get through the headset is what the TV is set on. Therefore you can't have one person sleep with the other is watching TV like with these Sony ones.We should have come to this site for another Sony.
from Atlanta. GA on 7/4/2009
These will not work with a 50" Panasonic Plasma TV. There is too much interference from the TV.Also tried on a 36" Panasonic LCD. They worked much better but still had a slight static noise in the background.The headphones are comfortable.Price is right.
from San Mateo, CA on 4/27/2009
Light Weight, Sound quality
I used to have a lot of IR phones, but this one has all the features I was always looking for. We use it to listen to the TV after the kids are gone to sleep. We have two headphones using only one of the IR transmitters ( the not-connected one is covered with a tape ). While it is pricier than the others, it is one of the most comfortable ones with excellent built-in rechargable battery life. Worthy to note that after almost 2 years I still have the original ear sponges. The only not-so-positive thing I can think of is that when putting it back on the recharge cradle, sometimes I miss the recharging-connector, but even that one is fine as there is a red LED showing if it's charging or not... It's a great IR headset.
from Honolulu, Hawaii on 4/13/2009
I'm not an audiophile so I didn't expect that quality, but sound quality is much better than I expected. Just using this for strictly watching TV at night without disturbing the sleeping family(the wife really appreciates this as I have hearing loss). I'm sure that IR is a better method of transmission than radio waves due to less possible electrical interference. ` Very happy with this purchase!
Just what I was looking for
from Boise, Idaho on 11/9/2008
I was looking for wireless headphones. Most were radio type. These are infrared. Downside is that they are line of sight so I can't wander the house and get a signal. The upside is that when I am in the room they give a solid signal that I don't have to tune. I use these in bed so I don't keep my wife up with TV noise. The stereo signal is very good and the sound is much better than I expected. The rechargeable battery is great. All you have to do is drop the phones in the charger and they are ready for you next time. My bald head would appreciate a little padding on the top, but overall I'm very pleased with this purchase. I happened upon them at Circuit City - but they don't seem to sell them on line. They should. Good price for a good product. It has my endorsement.