Product Type: Sony headphones
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Sony MDR RF860RK
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Sony MDR RF860RK
Date: 12/03/12, updated on 12/03/12 (89 review reads)
Advantages: Induction Charging, Good Sound Quality
Disadvantages: Slightly heavy to wear
If you live with others, who may not apreciate your music playing loud all of the time, and don't want to be restricted by wires, then these are ideal. They provide the high quality of sound that you'd expect from Sony, have several great features and best of all, they won't break the bank! Available for about £50 online these headphones are probably the best ones available in within the budget.
One of the great features of these headphones is the induction charging. Which in my opinion is something needs to be much more widely embraced by manufacturers. The headphones come with a rather unusual, but stylish, cradle shaped base station. This is both the wireless transmitter and the charger. The headphones naturally fit into the cradle and and will charge when in, this means that you don't need to worry about charging them, as chances are they'll be left in the cradle when not in use. As a result I'm not even aware of the battery limitations, I rarely wear them for more than a few hours at once, and the rest of the time they are in the cradle charging.
The headphones themselves have only two controls on them; the volume wheel and a button to switch channel (three are supported in total). There is no on/off button on either the headphones or the base, as the headband detects when it is being worn, and cuts out when removed, only to resume power when placed back on your head.
As I mentioned earlier the headphones provide the high quality of sound that you'd expect from Sony. The quality of sound rivals that more expensive heaphones, and despite them being wireless there is no real loss of quality. The only noticable difference is a subtle hissing sound that you'd get from any wireless headset, and is noticable during few seconds silence between tracks.
These headphones are not the most comfortable pair available, although nor are they the worst I've had. The headband fits securely around my head, and the ear pieces are large enough that they won't squash your ears. The only problem is that they're not as light as I'd like them to be. Wearing them there is a noticable weight on your head, probably from the batteries and wireless reciever.
These are great headphones, especially for the price that they are available for, and I would say that they rival much more expensive models. So if your budget is around £40-£60 and you want a pair of high quality headphones that won't restrict you with wires, then these are for you!
Summary: Outstanding Quality and Value
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