Sony DR-BT50 Stereo Bluetooth Headphone - DRBT50

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AVERAGE RATING
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Total Reviews
4
3.8
Overall Satisfaction
3.8
Value
4
Ease of Use
4
Performance

As headphones, this set is pretty good. The sound reproduction is accurate with rich bass, ample highs and adequate mids (of course most people turn down mids on their equalizers anyway). If the only aspect of these headphone was sound reproduction, I'd have to give it a 4. Unfortunately, the way the sound gets to the headphones is via Bluetooth. I used this set with my computer along with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse. The mouse and the headphone fought each other viciously for bandwidth, with the headphones usually winning. I got a different mouse, thinking that my 2004-era one wasn't playing nice. Unfortunately that was over-aggressive and made the sound cut out whenever I moved the mouse. Also, it was a chore to get my computer to use the headphone for sound output and half the time it would be unable to make the initial connection. Basically the headphones are completely functional, but I can only get them to work half of the time. I consider these complaints failings with the bluetooth protocol itself, as I'd always had intermittent problems with bluetooth with whatever device I'm using. I realize that many people use bluetooth only with their cell phones and I think that's where the technology should stay. I can't recommend paying the premium for an inferior experience when used with anything but a cell phone. If you're going to spend this much money on headphones, skip the bluetooth and get nicer cans.

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Great Sound, When Bluetooth Works

on 2/6/2010

As headphones, this set is pretty good. The sound reproduction is accurate with rich bass, ample highs and adequate mids (of course most people turn down mids on their equalizers anyway). If the only aspect of these headphone was sound reproduction, I'd have to give it a 4. Unfortunately, the way the sound gets to the headphones is via Bluetooth. I used this set with my computer along with a bluetooth keyboard and mouse. The mouse and the headphone fought each other viciously for bandwidth, with the headphones usually winning. I got a different mouse, thinking that my 2004-era one wasn't playing nice. Unfortunately that was over-aggressive and made the sound cut out whenever I moved the mouse. Also, it was a chore to get my computer to use the headphone for sound output and half the time it would be unable to make the initial connection. Basically the headphones are completely functional, but I can only get them to work half of the time. I consider these complaints failings with the bluetooth protocol itself, as I'd always had intermittent problems with bluetooth with whatever device I'm using. I realize that many people use bluetooth only with their cell phones and I think that's where the technology should stay. I can't recommend paying the premium for an inferior experience when used with anything but a cell phone. If you're going to spend this much money on headphones, skip the bluetooth and get nicer cans. Read More

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Maybe the best bluetooth headset?

on 7/8/2011

Unlike the other reviewer, who blames the problems of bluetooth on the headset, I am very happy with this unit which I've had for over a year. The headset is very light weight, thus not built like a tank, so be careful with it. Realizing that light weight and working on bluetooth which may 'argue' with other bluetooth and WiFi units, using this headset is absolutely wonderful with a cellphone (I have a DroidX) full of music and Pandora, I use it all the time outdoors mowing, etc. If you want a headset that is built like a tank and never fails, good luck with finding one, especially at the price of this one. Read More

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Product Overview

AURANOMIC DESIGN INSIDE EARCUP DRIVE POSITIONEDPARALLEL TO NATURAL ANGLE OF EAR FOR SUPERIORAUDIO TRANSMISSION BLUETOOTH VERSION 2.0 CIRCUMAURAL CLOSED OVER-THE-EAR FOR MAXIMUMAUDIO ENJOYMENT EXTREME COMFORT FROM CUSHIONEDADJUSTABLE HEADBAND & EARPADS 40MM DRIVER NEODYMIUM MAGNET REMOTE CONTROL ON EARPIECE RECHARGEABLE FUNCTION VOLUME ADJUSTMENT TALK/MUSIC PLAY TIME IS APPROXIMATELY 17 HOURS

Specifications

Manufacturer Sony
Mfg Part# DRBT50
SKU 205984641
UPC 027242706798
UPC 14 00027242706798
Features
Product Type Headset / Headset
Earpiece Design Over-the-head / Over-the-head
Earpiece Type Binaural / Binaural
Driver Size 1.57" / 1.57"
Minimum Frequency Response 100 Hz / 100 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response 4 kHz / 4 kHz
Integrated Microphone Yes / Yes
Wireless Operating Distance 32.8 ft / 32.8 ft
Connectivity Technology Wireless / Wireless
Brand Name Sony / Sony
Driver Type Neodymium / Neodymium
Manufacturer Sony Corporation / Sony Corporation
Product Model DR-BT50 / DR-BT50
Product Name DR-BT50 Bluetooth Stereo Headset / DR-BT50 Bluetooth Stereo Headset
Wireless Technology Bluetooth / Bluetooth
Manufacturer Part Number DRBT50 / DRBT50
Microphone Technology Electret / Electret
Sound Mode Stereo / Stereo
Weight (Approximate) 6.56 oz / 6.56 oz
Tech Specs
Host Interface Not Applicable
Product Type Headphone
Manufacturer Part Number DRBT50
Manufacturer Website Address www.sony.com
Manufacturer Sony Corporation
Product Model DR-BT50
Product Name DR-BT50 Stereo Bluetooth Headphone
Brand Name Sony
Earpiece Controls Volume
Earpiece Design Over-the-head
Earpiece Type Binaural
Driver Size 1.57"
Driver Material Neodymium Driver
Form Factor Ear-cup
Plating Not Applicable
Sound Mode Stereo
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Wireless Technology Bluetooth
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
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