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Sony MDR IF3000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Sony MDR IF3000. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Comments about the durability and usability are overall positive. The comfort and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

sound, price, comfort, usability, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR IF3000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony MDR IF3000 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the reliability and usability. The comfort and price also get good feedback.

sound, price, comfort, usability, reliability

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR-IF3000 Additional Infrared Wireless Dolby Digital Headphones for MDR-DS3000 Transmitter (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Sony MDR-IF3000 Additional Infrared Wireless Dolby Digital Headphones for MDR-DS3000 Transmitter

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Dr.P (

Sony MDR-IF3000 Infrared Headphones


These headphones represent a good value for the money, but they are not apt to be adequate for the serious music listener.SONY MDR XD100 STUDIO MONITOR HEADPHONESPros:These headphones are a good value for the money.Cons:No major problems.

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Dr.P (

Sony MDR-IF3000 Infrared Headphones


These headphones are able to reproduce subsonic frequencies, but their sound is average at best for most listening uses.SONY MDR XB300 EXTRA BASS HEADPHONESPros:These headphones have a very wide frequency range.Cons:They limit the types of music that...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Dr.P (

Sony MDR-IF3000 Infrared Headphones


These headphones sound good and feel comfortable to wear. However, they do not appear to be very durable.SONY MDR AS30G ACTIVE STYLE HEADPHONESPros:These headphones are light in weight and sound very good.Cons:They appear to be very flimsy.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: ocort001 (

Sony MDR-IF3000 Infrared Headphones


My final recommendation for this product is that they are cheap, have a unique shape, and are very durable.A good shopping decisionPros:It is very comfortableCons:Might break easily because of the small size

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: undertheoath (

Sony MDR-IF3000 Infrared Headphones


Get them for running and nothing else.Cheap, Semi-Reliable, Great for Active LifestylesPros:comfort, price, useCons:break easy, not high quality sound

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: christia (

Sony MDR-IF3000 Infrared Headphones


Will keep buying them till I find something I like better. Theyve served me well.Stay put for sports, but don't last foreverPros:Stay put. Good sound. Comfortable. No ear soreness like those ipod headphones!Cons:Wish they lasted longer. But you get...

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: dnhoshor (

Sony MDR-IF3000 Infrared Headphones


Definitely worth a try if you want to experiment with a different style headphone.They work well with my large ears.Pros:Inexpensive, sound good, and are comfortable on my fairly large ears.Cons:They may not fit your ears.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: shigeki (

Sony MDR-IF3000 Infrared Headphones


Wanna listen to music without your buds flailing out? These could be your next headphones.Slide On and Go!Pros:Good all-round sound quality, low price, comfortable, lightweight.Cons:Wires not top-notch.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: shmoo1 (

Sony MDR-IF3000 Infrared Headphones


There are wiser ways to spend your money.For That Gentle, Music Loving, Deformed Chimp In Your Family... Who Has Sensitive Hearing.Pros:At thirty bucks, they are fairly cheap.Cons:At thirty bucks, they are still over-priced.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: excaliburn (

Sony MDR-IF3000 Infrared Headphones


My favorite headphones, but I had to (1) break them in, (2) buy a quality headphone amplifier, (3) use a decent DAC, and (4) recompress my OGG files.You have to let these break-in before they shine.Pros:Amazing clarity, very comfortable, subtle bass...

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs. PRODUCT FEATURES: Digital Surround Headphone System; Compatible with Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS; Superior "Virtual Phone Technology" creates surround sound field within the headphones with realistic presence; Automatic recharging function => battery is automatically charged by placing the headphones on the transmitter; Up to 7 meters distance reception range; Volume control function on the headphones; Power-saving function turns off infrared signal emission from the processor automatically when an audio signal is not input for 10 minutes; Automatic ON/OFF functions on headphones to preserve battery life; Self-adjusting mechanism eliminating the need for headband adjustment.

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:Stereo
Wireless Technology:Infrared

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system / TV

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

Remote Control

Type: None