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Sony DR-BT50

Stereo Bluetooth Earcup Headphones with an Auranomic Design and Circumaural Closed Design

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Product Features:
  • Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Headset
  • 40mm neodymium magnet headphone driver units for reliable audio accuracy
  • Delivers crisp treble and superior bass
  • Bluetooth 2.0 hands-free enjoyment with a compatible mobile phone
  • AVRCP compatible to operate the basic functions of a Bluetooth enabled music player
  • Maximum Bluetooth range: 30 ft
  • Foldable design for easy carrying and travel
  • Circumaural over-the-ear design for maximum audio enjoyment while reducing outside noise
  • Auranomic inner earcup for an excellent fit and enhanced audio quality
  • Cushioned, adjustable headband and earpads for extra comfort
  • Built-in rechargeable battery for up to 17 hours of music playback or talk time
  • Remote control for play, stop, fast forward and rewind
  • 1-year Manufacturer Warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Standby power consumption: 200 hours
  • Driver unit: 40mm dome type
  • Frequency range: 2.4 GHz band
  • Volume control
  • Omni-directional microphone

Headphone Design

Headphone Type

Headphone type refers to the construction of the headphones.

Around the Ear means that the headphones wrap around the ear to provide a secure fit. This is most often seen in active and sports headphones.

Around the Neck means that the headphones wrap around the neck. This is also seen in active and sports headphones.

Earbuds means that the right and left sides of the headphones are separated and will fit securely into the ear. These are small, compact, and user friendly.

Over the Head headphones mean that the right and left speakers are connected with a support that goes over the head and rests on top. This is the typical headphone type.

Over the Head
Earpiece Design

This is the design of the earpieces on the headphones. Some headphones go inside the ear, while others rest on the outside of the ear. This helps you know exactly what type of headphones you will be receiving.

In-Ear: The ear buds go into the ear. Most often, the right and left ear buds are two separate pieces.

Enclosed-Ear: Usually are found on the larger headphones. They rest on top of the ear and have padding for comfort, as well as enclosing the ear to the speaker. This type of headphone helps to filter out surrounding noise.

On-Ear: This type of headphone involves the speaker sitting gently on the ear without going in the ear or sealing it off.

Enclosed-Ear
Specifically For
Some headphones can use an IR Transmitter in your vehicle, while some can be plugged into your media device and be used on the go or at home.
Home/Portable

General Features

Noise-Canceling
Noise Reduction technology removes unwanted noise from a signal. Background or ambient noise can be removed to produce clearer speech and enhanced hearing. Typically these Active Noise Canceling (ANC) headphones are powered and use batteries to activate the noise canceling technology. Also referred to as Noise Reduction or Noise Cancellation.
No
Headphone Connection
This is how the headphones connect to the audio source.

Corded means that the headphones use a cord to transfer the audio signal.

Wireless means that the audio signal is transmitted wirelessly to the headphones.

Bluetooth
1/4" Stereo Jack Adapter
Some headphones will come with a 1/4" stereo jack adapter to connect the usual 3.5mm jack to a 1/4" stereo plug.

1/4" Stereo jack is a larger audio jack that select electronics have.

No
Volume Adjustment
Volume Adjustment means that the headphone (independent of the source) can adjust the playback volume. Many headphones and ear buds have in-line volume control, which allows adjusting the audible volume from a switch on the headphones cord. Other headphones have a volume knob on the headphone can.
No
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 20,000 Hz
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
Black

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
90 days
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.2
Value
4.8
Features
5.0
Design
4.4
Usability
4.6

rafareino

Brazil

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Sony DR-BT50 aficionado daily

February 13, 2013

This amazing headset, is my transit companion, everyday since it arrived here. It has a pretty good noise cancellation/isolation, and has good balance between bass and treble (not that bass overdose that some phones makers says that is quality). It's super confortable to use for an entire workday. It's what I've done actually today using it in transit to the work, from there to house, and while I was working. Battery is another plus, it run at least, 10 hours without problems, the disadvantage is that you certainly will not remember to recharge it everyday, and the specific charger connector, is not as convenient as a USB one, that you can find easily nowadays. It look not so strong, but I dropped it a couple of times and it resisted perfectly. Overall is an AMAZING PRODUCT!!!

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Smeaton

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Kick ass awesome

January 31, 2013

I have used these head phones on the bus every day for the past six months. Sound is awesome, battery is great. Anybody who complains about these....

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ImNotStaying

Canada

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Bluetooth Headphones by Sony

April 26, 2011

I am very pleased to have these headphones perform to my expectations. I was skeptical, being a music enthusiast, about A2DP compression and frequency response, but that proved to not be a issue for me. True audiophiles will still require wires though--there is a compress/decompress delay of approx. 180-190 milliseconds on my machine (Windows 7, lean). Linux is even less; not even noticable. This is just a warning to those who might do audio/video editing. Advanced media players can timeshift audio, no worries. Windows 7 does not provide A2DP drivers. The most common driver you will have to Google is by Widcomm/Broadcomm--something like that. Read through forums to figure it out. Linux Mint picked up on it out of the box. Windows is still temperamental with it, but ... Windows is temperamental and I'm a super user. Will help to be IT savvy for any Bluetooth audio products at this stage. I gave full 'ease of use' rating because it's not the headphones causing complications. Charge time is quick--maybe 40 mins. Last me several days @ several hours constant use per day. No complaints here.

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alithebarman

Australia

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Well worth it

March 22, 2011

Whilst it might seem ridiculous to spend AUD$200 on a pair of headphones, if you're serious about taking your music around with you everyday this is a really great product. The design won't be for anyone, I had long hair when I first bought it which hides the fact that the ear cups poke about about an inch from your head. But now that I have a shaved head they can look a little silly, but I'm not too bothered about that. Bass response and sound quality are good. They're not high-end audiophile 'phones but I'm fairly picky about the music the quality of music I listen to, and this products suites me fine. While the call quality is fine, it's pretty much impossible to take a call on a windy day outside. Though I only really use this for making Skype calls through my mobile or laptop. Pairing is pretty easy, I've had to reset the pairing settings a few times when I had Eclair (the OS not he dessert) on my Android phone. But since installing Froyo there's be no issues. It works works well with the DoubleTwist app on my HTC Desire thought if I could change anything it would be to speed up the slight (half a second) delay in starting up and skipping tracks. The charger indicator (3 flashing lights for full, 1 for nearly empty) would have worked better on scale of 4 (4 for full, 3 for nearly full, 2 for "you should charge it tonight", 1 for nearly empty). I use my headphones on my walk to work, for about half of my working day, the walk back home, at the gym, on the phone in the evening etc and the battery lasts about 3 days, which I think is very good! Basically, until something better comes along I'd definitely recommend this product.

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Jeffrey

Golden Valley, MN

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Great Sound

December 27, 2010

The rewiews for these headphones are all over the place but I found them to work great and have great sound. I use the headphones with my BlackBerry Storm 2 and have had great results with both music and the phone. I will order a second pair for my wifes iPod Touch. I was concerned with reception distance as most bluetooth device have about a 3 foot range. I tested the headphones to 40 feet before they dropped signal, 30 feet through one wall. The headband is plastic but I don't see any problem as long as they are not abused.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

DR-BT50

UPC

027242706798

Weight

1.25lbs

Internal SKU

drbt50

Internal Product ID

21511

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Sony DR-BT50