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Sony MDR-DS3000 Wireless Digital Surround Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 82 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.6
Returned or considering to return: 13.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Quality4.5   above average
Sound4.3   average
Surround4.3   average
Comfortable4.2   below average
Battery3.2   below average
Charging2.2   mediocre


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Battery

Battery:
"The first time you hear a dog barking you will take them off because you think there is a dog nearby :) I've read some complain about the proprietary batteries...they are not proprietary."
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"But you can use regular Alkaline batteries, but obviously I don't know how good they would work."
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"My only complaint about the batteries is that you can not buy replacements except through Sony."
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"I've never run out of battery power on the rechargables, and worst case, these take standard AAA if needed."
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"One reviewer was upset because the enclosed Sony batteries have square supports at either end (she referred to them as square thingies) and she thought it meant only Sony baterries would work."
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"After charging the batteries and testing the headphones, the sound quality was exceptionally good up to 15-feet from the processor."
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"They are easy to use and battery life between chargings is good."
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"I've had no problem with battery life, although I'll admit that I probably haven't used them for more than five hours at a time without recharging them."
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"If you use another brand of rechargeable batteries, be sure to have an appropriate charger for them.. One advantage to this would be that the by not using the charger, it would always be in transmit mode."
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"They are very well made and the battery lasts for quite a while."
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Charging

Charging:
"New users will find it really hard and it may take twenty minutes to correctly put it right on the charge and that's really a drawback negative point in the design."
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"The drawback of the charge base with the half inch high pop up plastic has two sides metal hair like positive negative wires stick up to accept the headset's left side two small pieces of thiny metal rest down for charging and the red LED charging light will go off if it full."
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"The charging station is what is completely and utterly frustrating and plain awful."
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"The problem is with the charging dock that you must place them in when not using."
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"The only negative is that when one set is charging, the other can't be used."
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"The volume control on the headset was almost impossible to operate and placing headset on the charger was not an easy task."
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"It's hard to say though, since unlike the IF630R the 3000 barely seats on the charging terminal and easily slips off."
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"Well, you'd think that after 2 full days of sitting on the charger, they might be."
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"Good thing the charger has a little red light on the front to let you know it is charging."
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"They are easy to use and battery life between chargings is good."
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"I love the headphones, great sound, comfortable, and so far the charge last quite awhile."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"I'm not sure this is the best solution :-) The headphones are fanstastic otherwise -- comfortable, lightweight and you can easily hear room conversation at a moderate volume."
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"They not sound great but are so comfortable that you forget they are on."
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"Well worth the money and very comfortable."
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"Sound quality is excellent and the fit is snug and comfortable."
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"I love the headphones, great sound, comfortable, and so far the charge last quite awhile."
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"The foam pads are exceptionally comfortable."
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"Ease of use and comfortable to wear for long periods of time."
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Quality

Quality:
"I made the mistake of choosing price over quality and do I regret it."
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"While the sound quality is okay (not excellent & NOT stereo), there are serious downers in my view:1) The included rechargeable batteries can ONLY be charged by attaching a headset to the transmitter."
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"The sound quality is very good."
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"Generally, build quality is good."
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"After charging the batteries and testing the headphones, the sound quality was exceptionally good up to 15-feet from the processor."
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"Sound quality is excellent and the fit is snug and comfortable."
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"Still I'd rate the quality as excellent and overall I'm quite happy with the product."
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Sound

Sound:
"I know these still produce fantastic sound and I will use them until they fail on me."
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"Having to use the analog input the sound of these headphones were horrible."
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"I had to push the volume of my Pioneer reciever volume almost 3 4 of the way up to even get decent sound and even then it was not that good."
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"While the sound from the six Klipsch in-ceiling speakers, Yamaha RX V861 receiver with Sony 52'' Bravia TV is great, the set-up sound cannot compare to the lush, discrete element sound of these headphones, which also solve the problem of my not being able to watch TV, listen to music when my wife is sleeping or on the telephone."
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"But hey, its a lot better to crank the sound up on these at night while my wife sleeps then it is to turn the sound way down so that I do not disturb her and not be able to hear anything."
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"The sound is comparable to a really good pair of headphones but is admittedly not as good as a surround sound system."
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"In order to enjoy the 5.1 surround sound you should set the volume up 50% sound,it's quite loud but at that level you'll impress the system's ultimate surround sound."
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"Whenever, I have the action DVD movies have DTS on the discs I will turn on this Sony to enjoy my own world in the Digital Theater Surround sound without bothering anyone."
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"I also have a nice Bose Surround sound system and yet i prefer these headphones almost exclusively these days."
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"I brought this item looking for great sound and I found it."
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"I think the sound is great and gives good bass."
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Surround

Surround:
"( Cannot be compared with a good surround system - no headphones ) of course but it does the job right."
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"The sound is comparable to a really good pair of headphones but is admittedly not as good as a surround sound system."
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"In order to enjoy the 5.1 surround sound you should set the volume up 50% sound,it's quite loud but at that level you'll impress the system's ultimate surround sound."
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"What I love the positive of this MDR is its DTS surround system is more than your home's surround sound and it is more likely in the movie threater's surround sound."
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"Whenever, I have the action DVD movies have DTS on the discs I will turn on this Sony to enjoy my own world in the Digital Theater Surround sound without bothering anyone."
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"I also have a nice Bose Surround sound system and yet i prefer these headphones almost exclusively these days."
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"The headphones deliver a nice sounding base and the surround effect is decent considering these were released in 2004."
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Volume

Volume:
"A bit of fiddling with the volume wheel usually fixes the problem and I'm prepared to believe I've just been unlucky."
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"The only 2 things that kind of bugs me is the volume control on the right side is a little hard to find at times, and getting them seated back in the charger you have to move it around a bit."
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"The second thing I dislike is the volume control on the side of the headphones."
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"In order to enjoy the 5.1 surround sound you should set the volume up 50% sound,it's quite loud but at that level you'll impress the system's ultimate surround sound."
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"Another great feature is that you can choose to keep the volume up on the TV at the same time, making it possible for others to listen at a moderate level."
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"Pros:- Comfortable to wear- Automatic on off- Optical connectors- Attractive- Fairly easy to adjust the volume- Easy to setup and useCons:- Way too much hissI purchased some Pioneer SE-DIR800C headphones instead, and I love them."
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"The volume and dolbu digital sound is pretty decent."
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"The sound quality is good, but the volume control could be easier to move."
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