from Costa Mesa, CA on 12/14/2011
I second jhjr4 in that the other reviewers don't understand audio equipment. Turn up your source volume to max (or near it) and then slowly turn up your headset. Be careful not to unplug the headphone jack otherwise you'll wake up the neighborhood with your speakers. They give great sound when setup properly. IR needs line of sight so make sure you can setup them so, otherwise, you'll have poor quality. The headset is comfortable. It doesn't squeeze your head and they are very light. If you move your head rapidly they could fall off. One note, the ear cushions fall off constantly. Once they came off the 1st time I couldn't get them to stay on. Probably could use some glue to tape but still, it's a pain. I actually lost one of the cushions so I am hoping that I can order replacement cushions. Without the cushions, the set is almost un-wearable. All in all for the price, sound, and comfort...a great value.
from Undisclosed on 9/16/2011
I got these with the express purpose of enjoying TV while exercising. The amount of extra hiss & static was unbearable when on the treadmill . . . an absolute waste of money. What were they thinking when advertising materials show people on equipment with big smiles. This is not the Sony I loved as a boy.
I am very happy with my ...
from Undisclosed on 7/28/2010
Light Weight, Sound quality
I am very happy with my recent purchase. It was easy to hook-up to my sony tv. The battery life is great, the battery charging docking system is easy to use. I've had 3 other head phones in the past. This is the best. For the price hands down go and buy these ones
As close to useless as can be
from Northeast USA on 1/10/2010
When I wear a pair of headphones, I find it annoying to hear a little bit of hiss or static that is not from the source audio, but for relatively cheap products, I can deal with it. With the Sony MDR-IF240RK headphones, the constant hiss and static are nearly as loud as the source audio. This happens if I am 1 foot away from the transmitter or 10 feet away. I have tried using both the Red/White RCA to minijack setup and the minjack to minijack setup, and both work as horribly as each other. And no, I am not using a plasma TV. These headphones are useless. Even if they were four bucks, I would advise you not to buy them.
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.