Sony MDRDS6500 : Comfortable, easy install, no interference.

Only had these a few days but pleased with them, connected to the optical output of my bt vision box which lets me still use the sound on the tv at the same time if need be. I had no problems connecting them up and everything worked straight away, comfortable to wear and the range seems good, the only thing is i find them lacking slightly in the bass end.

Far better than i expected,plugged sraight into my tivo box via optical out,and watched a film in dolby digital,it was nearly as good as a full 5. 1 set up,also headset is very comforable to wear for hours. I can realy recomend this product.

Sony MDRDS6500.CEK Digital Surround Headphones

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  • 7.1ch, 40mm driver unit, 20 hour battery life, 2.4GHz / rf digital transmission
  • 40mm neodymium drivers
  • 12Hz-22kHz frequency range
  • 7.1 channel virtual surround sound

Unfortunately, at twice the price of the sony mdr rf 865, these headphones are not as good as the sony mdr rf 865. I bought them hoping they would be a lot better than the sony mdr rf 865. I tried to use them on my digital piano, but there is a delay in the response, which is no good if you are trying to play a piece of music. The delay is only small but it is enough to have a bad effect on my playing. Maybe if they are only used for listening to just continuous music, they maybe ok.

These are very substantial headphones and consequently quite heavy on the head. The sound quality is superb without a crackle or hiss (unlike my previous set which annoyed me greatly). In practice the range is approx 25-30 feet in my lounge. The sound breaks-up when i go upstairs or opposite end of the house. These are very minor gripes i still give 5*s for quality, ease of use, functionality, aesthetics and lack of background noise. I haven’t tested the unit for battery longevity as they work fine for listening to a couple of films then returning to the cradle to be recharged.

Only minor niggle is they are quite warm to wear. A 2 hour movie is about all i can take.

Sony MDRDS6500.CEK Digital Surround Headphones : Fantastic headphones, shame the volume control is so flush makes it a bit hard to adjust, apart from that i love them.

Absolutely great quality, have them hooked up to my sound card via optical and the clarity is amazing.

Short review to cover a couple of things that i struggled to find: firstly these cans are excellent for those of us with larger heads. Plenty of adjustment and the cups are slanted internal design allowing your ears to comfortable sit within then with no pressure on your ear cartilage. Secondly i have two wifi networks on 2. 4 ghz band in my house and i put one on channel 11 and the other on channel one, i get no interference whatsoever and i also have a dect phone in the same room. Finally build quality is great and the charging stand is also easy to slot on and off throughout the day. Great buy, highly recommended.

They’re big but comfortable. Maximum sound was quite low (for me. ), but i bought a compatible sound card and wow. I can now watch movies in total quality sound & volume without annoying my neighbours.

Expensive but got all the things that make life so much easier, now i’m not deafened by the loudness and my partner doesn’t need text on the telly so hear can understand what’s going on, comfortable headphones.

Comfortable to wear, easy to install and use. I happily recommend these phones.

I tried a number of wireless headphones in the last few years and these are by far the best. Very comfortable, excellent sound, very well made (unlike my previous sennheiser whose controls on the headphones failed after a couple of years). Expensive, yes, but i do a fair amount of transcribing and listening via pc as part of my work and it seems that you do get what you pay for with these things. I’ve docked a star because the range is not the 100 meters claimed. Works just fine throughout the house but i was hoping it would extend to the garden but it drops out after 30 meters from the house although that’s through a cavity wall to be fair. It ought to be stated what the conditions are when claiming range distances. However that’s a minor quibble for me so i’m very pleased overall and would recommend these to anyone deliberating.

Only been using for a short period of time however i have found them to do the job. Good build and comfortable to wear. Optical cable that comes with them looks really flimsy but it works well. My 3d player has a digital audio out (coaxial) but was able to buy a digital/optical converter online from maplins for £6 including postage. I just used an old audio lead i had lying around to connect adapter to player and it works fine.

Product quality service excellence.

Easy to set up with the digital connection, although i need to sort out a digital switch so i can use them with a sky box and apple tv too.

Extremely high quality sound, without the hinderence of wires.

I love these headphones, i have two sets and both are fantastic. The sound is quite sublime as you would expect from sony.

Amazing sound watched all my dvd collection sound is very loud and balance although would liked more bass on them but dolby digital and dts sounds amazing. They charge on the stand and last forever great for listening to the radio around the house have a few drop outs in the garden. Overall if you want good surround sound headphones i would recommends these.

Been using this for a while now – it’s great – no noise or distortion.

Brilliant sound on the xbox 360. Really good sound for everyday tv, zero interference from other headphone signals and no electrical noise, hopefully should last 5 years of daily 4 hour use like my last set of mid range sony headphones.

The 3d is so powerful i sometimes doubt am putting on headphones .

I’d been having issues with my old analogue headphones since upgrading to skyq. There is only an optical output now, so i’d tried a couple of dacs so i didn’t have to ‘bite the bullet’ but to no avail. Having read a few reviews, these were the only set that i could find would definitely work with an optical out, and it works brilliantly. There are loads of settings so you can tailor to your audio preference, they’re comfortable and look smart. The sound quality is great, especially the virtual surround sound. The range is the only thing that is disappointing compared to my old set, i get drop out in the kitchen now where i didn’t before, it’s only roughly 12 metres away from the transmission hub. Overall, great value for money, you won’t be disappointed.


When i ordered these headphones, i had been using some panasonic surround sound headphones for some time and had been quite happy with them but they were starting to fail so got these. Couldn’t believe the difference in sound quality, you can really hear a pin drop. Also i have a sky q box with the new dolby digital plus found system and these headphones can decode this signal. I know these headphones aren’t cheap but quality never is. I can whole heatedly recommend them to anyone. Wish i had bought them ages ago.
When i ordered these headphones, i had been using some panasonic surround sound headphones for some time and had been quite happy with them but they were starting to fail so got these. Couldn’t believe the difference in sound quality, you can really hear a pin drop. Also i have a sky q box with the new dolby digital plus found system and these headphones can decode this signal. I know these headphones aren’t cheap but quality never is. I can whole heatedly recommend them to anyone. Wish i had bought them ages ago.

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If you want to experience the full quality of your blu rays at full volume with booming sound subwoofered without pissing off neighbours or family members then this is for you. The sound is near perfection and really puts you in the film. Also great for video games and music. Only downsides are they are bloody expensive yet very flimsy and plasticy. Not sure why they are so i mean considering the price tag you’d expect durability. I wish more headphone manufacturers would move into the movie market instead of just video games.
If you want to experience the full quality of your blu rays at full volume with booming sound subwoofered without pissing off neighbours or family members then this is for you. The sound is near perfection and really puts you in the film. Also great for video games and music. Only downsides are they are bloody expensive yet very flimsy and plasticy. Not sure why they are so i mean considering the price tag you’d expect durability. I wish more headphone manufacturers would move into the movie market instead of just video games.

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I have been using it with my tv and playstation since two years and i can assure you that the sound quality is top. They are a bit expensive but sound quality and quality of the materials is really excellent. I connected them with an optical cable ensuring zero quality loss. Battery is very good and you can use them for hours. As soon as you put them back in their stand, they begin to recharge again.

This review is from : Sony MDRDS6500.CEK Digital Surround Headphones

I have been using it with my tv and playstation since two years and i can assure you that the sound quality is top. They are a bit expensive but sound quality and quality of the materials is really excellent. I connected them with an optical cable ensuring zero quality loss. Battery is very good and you can use them for hours. As soon as you put them back in their stand, they begin to recharge again.

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I use these for about 3 hours a day on average and am pleased with them. I have tried most brands and some more expensive and these are as good if not better than the others i have owned. On a weekend these et used a lot and battery life is great but unlike others they use a fixed battery so cannot just put a freshly charged pair in once flat. Sound quality is good although i think my previous set had better bass. As a package is worth the investment in my opinion.
I use these for about 3 hours a day on average and am pleased with them. I have tried most brands and some more expensive and these are as good if not better than the others i have owned. On a weekend these et used a lot and battery life is great but unlike others they use a fixed battery so cannot just put a freshly charged pair in once flat. Sound quality is good although i think my previous set had better bass. As a package is worth the investment in my opinion.

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Very good dolby headphones, wide soundstage, perfect for when you can’t turn up the volume on your tv set-up.
Very good dolby headphones, wide soundstage, perfect for when you can’t turn up the volume on your tv set-up.
I use it sometimes (nighttime). Enough to write a review in music. If you have a sony bravia tv, use sync menu (after speakers, after tv speakers) in order to activate the optical output (of the tv).

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I use it sometimes (nighttime). Enough to write a review in music. If you have a sony bravia tv, use sync menu (after speakers, after tv speakers) in order to activate the optical output (of the tv).
I bought these at £149 2016. After seeking advice from customers that have these headphones i went and purchased them. Great and clear sound and the volume can give it a nice boos if needed.

This review is from : Sony MDRDS6500.CEK Digital Surround Headphones

I bought these at £149 2016. After seeking advice from customers that have these headphones i went and purchased them. Great and clear sound and the volume can give it a nice boos if needed.

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I’m not 100% convinced about the sound quality (good not amazing) but so easy to use and can now watch match of the day without waking up my other half ;).
I’m not 100% convinced about the sound quality (good not amazing) but so easy to use and can now watch match of the day without waking up my other half ;).

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“you purchased this item on 25 mar 2013. “. 3 years later and i have them on my head right now as i type this review. Pros- never had the battery run out in a single session. – no lag noticeable when watching tv shows/movies. – adjustable head band on sides. – charging is so handy (pop the headphones on the stand and walk away; no need to turn them off). – comfortable for extended usage. – wore these exercising for many hours with no issues regarding sweat (not best practice). – a small projection on the right ear helps you find the power button without looking (its the small things that count). Cons- replacement parts are a nightmare to obtain and fit. – the sony ear pads were squeaky for a while until “broken in” very comfortable otherwise. – standing near a microwave results in in-terfe-re-n-ce. – may interfere with other devices if running on the same radio frequency bandwidth (keep other rf broadcasting devices apart). – the lights on the front can’t be turned off (slightly annoying if you enjoy watching movies in the dark).

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“you purchased this item on 25 mar 2013. “. 3 years later and i have them on my head right now as i type this review. Pros- never had the battery run out in a single session. – no lag noticeable when watching tv shows/movies. – adjustable head band on sides. – charging is so handy (pop the headphones on the stand and walk away; no need to turn them off). – comfortable for extended usage. – wore these exercising for many hours with no issues regarding sweat (not best practice). – a small projection on the right ear helps you find the power button without looking (its the small things that count). Cons- replacement parts are a nightmare to obtain and fit. – the sony ear pads were squeaky for a while until “broken in” very comfortable otherwise. – standing near a microwave results in in-terfe-re-n-ce. – may interfere with other devices if running on the same radio frequency bandwidth (keep other rf broadcasting devices apart). – the lights on the front can’t be turned off (slightly annoying if you enjoy watching movies in the dark).

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I’d been having issues with my old analogue headphones since upgrading to skyq. There is only an optical output now, so i’d tried a couple of dacs so i didn’t have to “bite the bullet” but to no avail. Having read a few reviews, these were the only set that i could find would definitely work with an optical out, and it works brilliantly. There are loads of settings so you can tailor to your audio preference, they’re comfortable and look smart. The sound quality is great, especially the virtual surround sound. The range is the only thing that is disappointing compared to my old set, i get drop out in the kitchen now where i didn’t before, it’s only roughly 12 metres away from the transmission hub. Overall, great value for money, you won’t be disappointed.

This review is from : Sony MDRDS6500.CEK Digital Surround Headphones

I’d been having issues with my old analogue headphones since upgrading to skyq. There is only an optical output now, so i’d tried a couple of dacs so i didn’t have to “bite the bullet” but to no avail. Having read a few reviews, these were the only set that i could find would definitely work with an optical out, and it works brilliantly. There are loads of settings so you can tailor to your audio preference, they’re comfortable and look smart. The sound quality is great, especially the virtual surround sound. The range is the only thing that is disappointing compared to my old set, i get drop out in the kitchen now where i didn’t before, it’s only roughly 12 metres away from the transmission hub. Overall, great value for money, you won’t be disappointed.
Item itself is great but the plug is european. I was under the impression it had a uk one but it doesn’t. It should state that somewhere. Minor annoyance really but the headphones are majestic.
Item itself is great but the plug is european. I was under the impression it had a uk one but it doesn’t. It should state that somewhere. Minor annoyance really but the headphones are majestic.

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Films are absorbing while wearing them, though lacking any bass impact – to an extent this is understandable given that they are headphones, but they definitely could deliver more. People around you can’t hear what you’re listening to, but noises they make will disturb you. The headphones receive less use than they might because they feel so dated: the styling; the use of an optical connection; the fact that all functions are controlled by distinctly un-user-friendly sliders on the base unit. Why oh why can i not change the surround mode via the headset itself?there is a newer / more premium model, mdr-hw700ds, which addresses these issues, but at more than twice the price they’re unjustifiable for me, so sadly i’m left with a still-expensive but thoroughly underwhelming product which i wish i’d never purchased.

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Films are absorbing while wearing them, though lacking any bass impact – to an extent this is understandable given that they are headphones, but they definitely could deliver more. People around you can’t hear what you’re listening to, but noises they make will disturb you. The headphones receive less use than they might because they feel so dated: the styling; the use of an optical connection; the fact that all functions are controlled by distinctly un-user-friendly sliders on the base unit. Why oh why can i not change the surround mode via the headset itself?there is a newer / more premium model, mdr-hw700ds, which addresses these issues, but at more than twice the price they’re unjustifiable for me, so sadly i’m left with a still-expensive but thoroughly underwhelming product which i wish i’d never purchased.

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Superb quality with excellent sound and a great range 100m can hear the tv or music all around my house.
Superb quality with excellent sound and a great range 100m can hear the tv or music all around my house.

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These head phones replaced 10year old sony headphones that had served us well. The new design is much better with charging through the head piece rather than the lefthand earpiece. The sound quality is good and they are comfortable to wear.
These head phones replaced 10year old sony headphones that had served us well. The new design is much better with charging through the head piece rather than the lefthand earpiece. The sound quality is good and they are comfortable to wear.
I`d love to give 5 starts but can`t. These are an outstanding pair of cans with superb sound quality and build but for 2 small niggles. The on/off button could be slightly more prominent to allow easier use but more importantly, after half an hour, i start to get sore ears. They may slacken off over time but doubt it. I use them every night for an hour or so and definitely end up stretching them at time to ease the pain. As for the rest, outstanding kit. And no, i don`t have a head like a space hopper.

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I`d love to give 5 starts but can`t. These are an outstanding pair of cans with superb sound quality and build but for 2 small niggles. The on/off button could be slightly more prominent to allow easier use but more importantly, after half an hour, i start to get sore ears. They may slacken off over time but doubt it. I use them every night for an hour or so and definitely end up stretching them at time to ease the pain. As for the rest, outstanding kit. And no, i don`t have a head like a space hopper.
I had an old sony pair for the last few years that were great but i decided to look for an upgrade. Stuck with sony as i had no problems with my previous pair. These are just amazing, for movies and games on the xbox one. Also for music, can hear everything crystal clear. They look cool and are very comfortable wearing for long periods. Don’t let the price put you off, they are worth it.

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I had an old sony pair for the last few years that were great but i decided to look for an upgrade. Stuck with sony as i had no problems with my previous pair. These are just amazing, for movies and games on the xbox one. Also for music, can hear everything crystal clear. They look cool and are very comfortable wearing for long periods. Don’t let the price put you off, they are worth it.
Sony mdrds6500 cek digital surround headphones. I have them hooked up all digital through a dac. I live in a converted flat sound travels to the flat down below so bought these headphones. I personally cant really fault them may be for some the bass isn’t overpowering enough but i don’t want to ruin my hearing. You cant go wrong with the sony surround headphones. But i would say hook them up all digital connection. I have no more complaints from the neighbours now. I also listen to music through my computer using them again all digital connection. And my cd player all digital connection.
Sony mdrds6500 cek digital surround headphones. I have them hooked up all digital through a dac. I live in a converted flat sound travels to the flat down below so bought these headphones. I personally cant really fault them may be for some the bass isn’t overpowering enough but i don’t want to ruin my hearing. You cant go wrong with the sony surround headphones. But i would say hook them up all digital connection. I have no more complaints from the neighbours now. I also listen to music through my computer using them again all digital connection. And my cd player all digital connection.
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