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Sony MDR RF970RK

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1029 reviews of Sony MDR RF970RK. 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 really like the portability and price. The comfort and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the size and bass quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony MDR RF970RK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 907 user reviews of Sony MDR RF970RK 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 really like the portability and price. The comfort and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the bass quality.

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony MDR-RF970RK Wireless Stereo HeadphonesSony MDRRF970RK 900 MHz Analog RF Wireless HeadphoneSony 900 MHz RF Wireless Stereo Headphone System with Automatic Tuning (Model# MDR-RF970RK)

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Swantko (

Sony MDR-RF970RK Wireless Headphones Reviewed


Because they are wireless, these Sony headphones give you freedom to roam up to about 150 feet from your audio source without being tethered to it. The system can operate on three frequencies and when you put the headphones back in the cradle of the...

The RF970 headphones are extremely convenient and work perfectly if you stay close to the transmitter. Earphones fit snugly over the ear yet are very comfortable for extended listening sessions ; Wireless headphones offer great freedom and allow you to...

The radio link quality is pretty disappointing. I see no reason why my cordless phone can work perfectly out to my mailbox, but these headphones fall apart simply by moving through a few rooms. Sony should let channel changes be made from the...

The Sony MDR-RF970RK headphones are great in theory, but fall flat on execution. If you want a pair of headphones that you will use in close proximity of the transmitter, then the Sony might not be a bad choice. They do work pretty well in that...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (



I will buy another pair as soon as I find them.

The headphones work great, good reception all over the house


Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: andrewacosta117 (



I use these headphones for work and it is so convenient that they are wireless and that they can be recharged when I am done for the day. Install was easy just plug and play.

They turn off once you take them off your head to save energy. They use rechargeable batteries. Long range

They are very big but I can live with it

May, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

Works flawlessly


wireless, rechargeable battery, docking while charging, cheap

the sound is just average, I don't really mind

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Achillies, (

Good deal


I was looking for these haedphones for a while. Originally they are somewhere $80-$100. I bought refurbished however they are as good as new and works like a charm. Setup is very easy. Initial charging time was around 24 hours (slow charging is good...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Chuck, (

Won't work


Instructions don't match product. Product won't work.

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: (

Sony MDR-RF970RK


the coverage is not that great over 40-50 feet it starts cutting on off the are hot round the ears and heavy but great for listening to music or playing games the head phone are big and bulky but for $39.00 you cant go wrong for Sony product. 3.5 stars...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Alan, (

Good deal on mid-range quality and performance.


Like the induction no-contact charging system and base, and also the auto-shutoff when the headphones are removed from your head.Using them to watch TV or movies within 10 feet of the base, so no issues with range or interference and setup was simple...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: (

Sony MDR-RF970RK Radio Freq Wireless Headphones -


dont be as stuipd as i was keep your moneyi thought with a name like sony these would be great head phones well theyre notlots of humm and buzz but they do sit very comfortably on the head

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: pizzabandit (

Look ma, no wires!


This being my first set of wireless headphones, I can say I do enjoy these very much. I am not an audiophile and as long as the sound is clear and loud enough to hear I am satisfied normally. I am very impressed with the sound these things have and...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Don't let your headphones cramp your style... go wireless, and roam free. Sony's MDRRF970RK wireless digital headphone system has a transmission range of 150 feet, allowing you to move about your house or yard without missing a beat. The 900MHz radio frequency delivers high quality sound, and the 40mm driver unit provides deeper bass, lower distortion and a wider dynamic range. These lightweight headphones are easily recharged by placing them on the transmitter and delivers up to 14 hours of your favorite tunes and stations on one full charge. Once you go wireless Sony's MDRRF970RK, you will never return to wires again.

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:10 - 22000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Wireless Technology:900 MHz radio frequency

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony MDR

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