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Sony MDR-DS 5100

Sony MDR-DS 5100
alaAverage 2.7

2 reviews

Feb, 2016

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Expert review by: M. Wiley (

Sony MDR-DS5000 Virtual Surround System Review


If you live in an apartment you know what a pain in the ass neighbors can be when you are trying to listen to your music at unreasonable levels. This ...

Oct, 2001

Product Specifications

Virtual Dolby Digital reproduction is based upon the psychoacoustic science of Head Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs). HRTFs are changes to the volume and high frequency content of sound, caused as parts of your head obstruct the passage of sound from the source to your ears. HRTFs are important because they vary predictably, depending upon the angle the sound is coming from: front, sides, back or in between. Sony's MDR-DS5000 works by systematically applying these HRTFs to all 5.1 Dolby Digital channels and recreating the sound field of an ideal listening room. This achieves a startling illusion of surround sound using standard headphones. And as long as you're within range of the transmitter, you'll be in the "sweet spot." The soundstage you hear will remain broad, deep and dynamic. The MDR-DS5000 provides an optical digital input for the Dolby Digital bitstream and PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio from your DVD-Video Player, DSS Receiver or Digital Television. A built-in Dolby Digital IC decodes the bitstream accurately. For added flexibility, the MDR-DS5000 offers analog stereo inputs and built-in Dolby Pro Logic decoding to accommodate VHS Hi-Fi movies, stereo TV and other sources. The binaural processing of the MDR-DS5000 is performed by Sony's proprietary Logic 3D integrated circuit. It employs the impeccable precision of a 24-bit Digital Signal Processor operating at 44 million instructions per second (MIPS). So you hear a convincing representation of Dolby Digital surround sound. Your home theater enjoyment shouldn't be limited by a headphone cable. That's why Sony designed the MDR-DS5000 for full cordless operation, with separate frequency-modulated infrared carriers for both binaural left and right signals. So get ready. There's a whole new world of 5.1 channel surround entertainment, and the MDR-DS5000 is at the head of it. That's exactly what you'd expect from Sony, the company Defining the Digital Future.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:12 - 24000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Wireless Technology:Infrared

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / TV

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty