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Sony MDR-DS6000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 289 reviews of Sony MDR-DS6000. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The comfort and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the mids quality, and there are some critical opinions about the size.

sound, usability, comfort, price, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR-DS6000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 user reviews of Sony MDR-DS6000 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The comfort and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the mids quality. Some have doubts about the size.

sound, usability, comfort, price, portability


77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR-IF540RK Wireless Headphone System with Rechargeable Battery (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony MDR-DS6000 Wireless Surround Digital 2.4GHz RF (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (

Sony MDR-DS6000 Headphones Review - Intro


The Sony MDR-DS6000 headphones are a set of wireless headphones with digital surround sound. They also offer compression (so you don't get deafened when the loud bits come on) and music and cinema modes that tweak the sound. This base station requires...

These headphones are well designed and look sharp.; These headphones control leakage well, so your music will be kept private; Wireless connectivity and digital surround sound.; The extra features (such as surround sound support) are interesting

The base station is a bit cumbersome.; We saw some distortion and a weak frequency response at the high end ; These headphones are really limited to in-home use by their large base station and dependence on external power.; The extra features don't...

The Sony MDR-DS6000 headphones bring wireless, surround sound cans to the home theater scene, but the price is steeper price than we'd like. These headphones seem to be aimed at a movie-watching audience, who will value the surround sound and not...

Apr, 2008

Staff Recommended

Expert review by: Jammer (

Sony MDR-DS6000


Experience great tunes and no wires

Sony MDR-DS6000 is a comfortable pair of wireless headphones that comes with excellent bass quality. It includes a surround sound support feature

The model is highly reliant on external power sources, so they are recommended for in-home use. The unit is not properly functioning when it comes to gaming, although the manufacturers claim it was design for such activities

The product includes some useful and exciting features, offering compression and digital surround sound. However, even if the bass is great, the overall quality of the sound is decreased by numerous distortions that one can experience at times. Also,...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (

Sony MDR-DS6000


The MDR-DS6000 headphones are a wireless, surround sound-enabled option from Sony. The system includes the headphones and a large, flat disk that serves as both a wireless transmitter and a charger for the headphones. In addition to wireless...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (

Sony MDR-DS6000


A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

While the DS6000s seem to mesh best with the mainstream home DVD-watching demographic, at $300 they seems to be priced a bit high. These are well worth considering if you’re in the market for a set of wireless headphones, but it’s also worth bearing in...

Apr, 2008


Expert review by: (

Sony MDR-DS6000


The Sony MDR-DS6000 RF device is extremely comfortable and produces a terrific sound quality. The surround sound was a fantastic feature and the bass was adequate. However, the earphones often interfere with other wireless devices, such as an Xbox.

These headphones have a terrific 5.1 surround sound

The wireless headphones interfere with other digital devices, like Xbox Live

We recommend these headphones for the excellent sound quality.

Consumer review by: aurelius (

Do not buy, they are unusable


Do not buy these, they are unusable, they make an extremely loud an irritating hissing and crackling noise, while barely being able to hear the actual sound they are meant to be playing. Absolute waste of money, if their were 0 stars, that's what I...


They make an unbearable hissing and crackling sound, even within a cm of the transmitter

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: QuietWineGuy (

A Waste of Money


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.

Hiss & Static

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: trezero (

Worthless if you use wifi


After searching for a while, I bought these headphones. The sound quality is ok for the few seconds at a time that anything comes through. The range is good for a bout 6 to 8 feet realistically. Anything beyond that it cuts out constantly. If there is...

if you live 10 years ago they might be ok

Interferes with ANYTHING wifi and makes watching internet TV impossible

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: GadgetRMe (

Interferes with WiFi Routers - otherwise 5 stars


These headphones are great, but have a very serious flaw in that they interfere with WiFi routers which share the same 2.4 Ghz channels.

Great Surround Sound, No Hiss, Easy Optical Setup

Interferes with WiFi Routers, No Manual Wireless Channel Selection

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Laff (

SONY Infrared Wireless Headphones


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...

Sound Quality,light weight

Top Adjustment

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Pump up the volume and groove about your listening room as you enjoy music or TV soundtracks with Sony's MDR-IF540RK Wireless Headphone System. This complete kit that includes a transmitter and headphones offers features like a Lightweight, open-air design, 30 mm drive units for deep bass, Automatic On/Off, and a Vibration Function (with level volume) for an exciting game and movie experience. Also utilize the two audio inputs to accommodate audio and video sources, the rechargeable battery, up to 45 hours of battery life (optional alkaline battery), a transmission range up to 24 feet, and a transmission coverage angle up to 90 degrees. The MDR-IF540RK enables an easy connection to your home audio system, TV, PC or VCR. Hear the difference.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:12 - 22000Hz/18 - 22000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo/Surround Sound
Wireless Technology:Infrared/Radio

Audio System

Recommended Use:Game console / Home audio system / PC multimedia / TV/Home audio system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:90 days warranty