Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5 out of 5 by MikeRED MDR-IF245R - Great performance and value
I use these for watching TV with the analog stereo outputs on my cable box. IR design allows for long battery life. Leaving them on the stand/transmitter when not in use leaves them ready for many hours of use (at least 12 hrs. I've never run them down yet). Excellent fidelity and audio range is evident while watching movies and any musical material (see note and the end on use with plasma TVs). Super bass and excellent separation with clean high end response.
These are a significant improvement over the older IF240's, which I like very much and own a pair of these, too (used in a different room). The IR transmitters work with either/both of them if two (or more) people want to use headphones on the same transmitter.
One caution for plasma TV owners: Plasma TVs tend to throw out a lot more random infrared that may be picked up by IR receiving headphones - sounds like 'buzzing' static. Some plasmas are much worse than others - the more random IR noise from the plasma, the closer you need to be to the IR transmitter to overcome the plasma noise (you may also need to reposition the transmitter). My humble opinion is that random IR TV color noise is easier to deal with than RF wireless interference. This appears more off of the center/in-line IR 'beam' axis of the transmitter, and varies depending on the individual programming content. LED TVs usually have far less random IR. Being directly in line with the transmitter reduces random TV IR 'spray' and getting closer to the transmitter also diminishes the problem if it is present.
May 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ngato Not so great
First off the battery charge light never came on, so never sure if installed Sony battery charged correctly. Used till battery died, wouldn't recharge, even overnight. Just use rechargeable AAA instead. Must be in front of transmitter for clear sound. Otherwise, works as expecte4d for the price.
May 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by melia tv headphones
The headphones are great. They are lightweight and easy to wear. I love them. They work well with the sony bravia tv .
May 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Regor Finally after an exchange they work and work well
First set would only hold a charge for about 5 minutes. After they were exchanged, the replacements seem to work fine! Hope they continue to do so!
May 3, 2014