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Sony MDR-DS3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews of Sony MDR-DS3000. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and price. The comfort and usability also get good comments. There are some negative comments about the noise isolation. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

sound, usability, comfort, price, portability

noise isolation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-DS3000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 156 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony MDR-DS3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony MDR-DS3000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and price. The portability and comfort also get good feedback.

sound, comfort, portability, price, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony MDR-DS3000K Infrared Wireless Headphones

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony MDR-DS3000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 user reviews of Sony MDR-DS3000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Comments about the portability and price are on the whole positive. The comfort and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the noise isolation and reliability, and there are some mixed reviews about the bass quality.

sound, usability, comfort, price, portability

reliability, noise isolation

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR-DS3000 Wireless Digital Surround Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony MDR-DS3000 Wireless Digital Surround Headphones

Sep, 2015

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Expert review by: Jammer (onheadphones.com)

Sony MDR-DS3000 Wireless Headphones

 

Watch movies late at night without waking the neighbors!

These headphones provide good sound quality. Compatible with Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro-Logic II and DTS surround sound. Quick integration with your home theater system

There is an annoying hiss during quiet phases. You will have to use analog connectors for DVD audio

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Mar, 2011
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Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Sony MDR-DS3000 review

 

Headphones you can almost forget about

Very comfortable

7m range ; Some background hiss

A good, surround-sound-like performance

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: DinoJC (sonystyle.com)

broke after a 8 months....

 
Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: NewEnglandRetiree (sonystyle.com)

Problem solver

 

searched everywhere and the Sony DP-IF3000 was finally concluded to be the one I wanted; Superb sound, excellent range, and able to listen to just about every type of sound and quality; The best for either "movie theater surround" or "music" quality...

Sound quality ; Reliable ;

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Cooray (sonystyle.com)

The best of the best!!!!!

 

searched everywhere and the Sony DP-IF3000 was finally concluded to be the one I wanted; Superb sound, excellent range, and able to listen to just about every type of sound and quality; The best for either "movie theater surround" or "music" quality...

Sound quality ; Reliable

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

great headset

 

one of the better wireless solutions

good and lightweight.. when used with the optical connection for the base... there is no hiss or background noise as others have reported

line of sight for the wireless portion

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Zycore (newegg.com)

Almost junk

 

For the price you would think they would work with out any static.I purchased this for my inlaws who just bought a plasma TV and there is so much static it is unuseable. I am using the headphone at home with a tube TV pluged into my panasonic digital...

Infrared instead of RF. Easy set up. Recharable batteries and base. 1/8 mini jack to mini audio cable included

No Audio mini plug cables included. Sound is ok lacks bass ; Constant low static sound.Dose not work with Plasma TV's

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great for HDTV & DVD's

 

It took some experimentation with my PC's sound drivers to get it sounding good and obtain proper lip sync. The time that you invest is well worth the effort.

Genuine surround sound in a headphone--beats regular headphones by a large margin when viewing HDTV or DVD's on your PC. Batteries are nimh and last a long time

As others have mentioned, there is a baseline hiss but it isn't noticeable when something is playing. It's a pain to get the pins for recharging the headset to line up on the base

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: David (newegg.com)

Hissing is annoying

 

These wireless headphones are a two-edged sword--it's great not having a cord attached to them, but I suspect that the hissing is due to the infrared transmitter and is therefore a big tradeoff. I tried a pair of these a couple of years ago and...

Support for DTS and Dolby Digital, and they're wireless

Annoying baseline hissing/static, even when close up and directly in front of transmitter, that is almost always noticeable, especially during relatively quiet movie scenes or mellow music

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: LighterETC (newegg.com)

Wonderful wireless headphones

 

As someone who works with sound in my profession (technical producion) I was really suprised that this product was able to deliver what it promised, a seriously accurate emulations of dolby digital surrround.

Great Quality, the highs are clear and crisps and the lows really thunp, at more than one point watching a movie in cinema mode i had to take off the phones to make sure the sounds i was hearing we're coming from outside (i.e. a huge bolt of thunder)

Since they're IR a line of sight is required which is fine if your sitting and watching, but dont expect to be able to walk into the next room to make a sandwich and still get a signal

Jun, 2006
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Product Specifications

Enter a world without wires with the new MDR-DS3000 Infrared Wireless Headphones. These headphones are ideal for DVD players and other components with Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround or DTS Surround Sound. These unique open-air headphones are comfortable, cordless and have a 23-foot transmission range, a 90

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:20 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Wireless Technology:Infrared

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / TV
Type:Headphones

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:9.9oz

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:DS3000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

Remote Control

Type: None
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