Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – – Wonderful- Worth every penny

An excellent quality bluetooth headphone. Wired connection similar to bluetooth in terms of quality. Pity i had to return because not charging and don’t know if any other electric fault.

I haven’t been impressed with sony lately but these headphones are amazing. Sound quality is superb and you walk around your flat, house or wherever without any worries of the sound quality deteriorating. The most surprising quality about the headphones is that you only have to charge them at least once every 4/6 weeks even with heavy usage, the battery life is incredible like nothing else i’ve never experienced.

Spent ages reading all the reviews on bluetooth cans and tried most of them . These are the ones in this price bracket. Great sound, comfatable, lightweight, awesome battery life, phone usage works well. Here are the specifications for the Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones –:

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  • Wireless over-ear headphones developed with Sony Music Entertainment, with Bluetooth v3.0, NFC and a 30-hour battery life
  • 40mm Liquid Crystal Polymer diaphragm
  • 5Hz-40kHz frequency range
  • Bluetooth audio streaming

As a consumer i rate things on a buy once principle. These are great headphones that are comfortable, offer good build quality and clear sound. The design of these high quality **not noise cancelling** bluetooth headphones is simple and appealing. [ed these are not as believed when originally wrote the above noise cancelling headphones. I still rate these headphones and enjoy them daily. The noise cancelling feature should be made clear. ]

Great headphones very comfortable, although a bit expensive but i suppose you get what you pay for.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Almost there, despite the slight discomfort

  • Sweaty, bulky and uncomfortable

  • Amazing but gutted.

These are by far the best headphones i have ever owned and i have owned a few. Awesome bass with crystal clear trebles and a good mid range, plenty of punch and lots of volume. Very comfortable to wear and very well made with good quality materials.

Lovely sound, design and well built.

I searched a number of sites for bluetooth headphones and read a number of reviews. Everything i read about these were very positive but i was a bit dubious at paying such a hefty sum. Nevertheless i took the plunge and was very glad i did. The last pair of headphones i bought was in the 1990s so obviously the improvement was phenomenal. I am a bit ‘mutton and geoff’ in one ear but even i could hear a vast improvement to what i am listening too. I bought them mainly for commuting to work which takes around an hour and they last a very long time on one charge but also use them working around the home and in the garden (wired earbuds were no use as they were always getting caught and falling out). They are easy to operate and to pair with my smartphone and ipod and while they are expensive i would recommend them. A very comfortable fit, light to wear although i do find that walking to work my ears do get a bit hot and sweaty after a while. I also think they are quite smart to look at and often see people on the station platform looking at them. The fact there is no wires is a blessing although i use the wired attachment when on the computer.

Battery life, sound quality, comfort are all outstanding. Sound leakage is next to none. Small hissing noise when no sound being passed to them is the only reason i dont give them 5*.

These headphones are very easy to wear and extremely comfortable, in fact easily the best fit and can be worn for long periods without any sore ears.

Has these headphones for a couple of months. I cannot find any fault with them. The headphones seem to connect with anything really easily, well recommended.

When these arrived i noticed they didn’t have a ce marking and the box said ‘for the chinese market only’ thinking that sony would not have a global standard this didn’t bother me. Like all bluetooth devices they suffer from most of the ‘classics’ like a slight blip before a new steam & occasional drop-outs. When stable they have a really warm sound without the base being too obtrusive, they are comfy but i could imagine them to get a bit sweaty on hot days, the range is good i get 14 metres before they drop. Can’t hear any hiss, classical music sounds great for bluetooth. Batteries seem to go on forever, been using them everyday for a week now & still going strong. I did audition the bose but i think the volume is higher on these. Overall don’t think you could get any better than these nice looking cans. As a footnote i wouldn’t pay sony’s web price of £400 though that’s taking the mick.

Really good headphones, down side bit too big sound quality is fantastic. Bluetooth works very well but a little pricey.

It was disappointing to have to return the first pair of mdr-1rbt headphones purchased from amazon as the product was missing the charging cable and looked like it might have been a previous return. However, being the first purchase from amazon where i had a problem i returned the product for replacement and am extremely pleased i did. The returns process is very easy, and in only a few days my replacement headphones arrived. I am not an expert on headphones so cannot rate these compared to others on the market but as someone who is often away on business i was looking for headphones which would allow me listen to musc through either my mobile or laptop without worrying about cables. Also important was to be able to make or recieve a call. These headphones are perfect for this. The sound quality is cystal clear, and i am now hearing so much more which is clearly lost through my home hifi system. Setting up the headphones via bluetooth again is simple and quick. For me they are also very comfortable to wear, and after a few minutes you forget you have them on your head. I have ordered seperately a hard carry case to help protect the headphones, as i feel the soft carry case supplied does not offer any real protection, but is a good space saver option.

Very high quaality headphones. Connects easily in seconds, easy to set up. Sound quality is amazing, you will be lost with the clarity of music, crystal clear performance. Good position of the handling buttons.

Nice clear sound, punchy without being overpowering like beats. They do get hot after a while though. The inner pads are so thin and cause the the inner frame of the diaphragm to touch my ears which does cause discomfort and is noticeable after say an hours use. This was highlighted in a hifi review. I still took a chance and that’s the only real thing that slightly bothers me. Don’t come with an i-control inline remote cable for some strange reason for the huge price?. There not as exciting as say the my logitech ue9000 headphone as they are have a stronger bass. These are a little more accurate though. The battery life is fantastic, they pair so easily via nfc.

I wasn’t totally okay with having mediocre bluetooth headphones. So i was in for buying something despite the price. At first i was inclined for sennheiser 550 (my laptop hasn’t got the apt x codec, nor my celular phone), but for the price i had to be sure. Sony mdr1rbt were the best reviewed in the meta research i made. However i wasn’t prepared for this superb quality. Awesome sound, awesome battery. I guess there will always be experts who don’t like this or that. But these headphones are really good. The price is really high and no headphones should cost this much, but for less you get less quality. The corporations are here to screw us. At least i can listen to sweet music with these headphones while they do it.

Sound quality is amazing, the bass is there, the mids are perfect, battery life is incredible, i haven’t even charged it since the day it arrived and the battery is still going at this exact moment. If you compare it to the beats, price and sound doesn’t even come near the sony range. The best thing about this when it runs out of battery you can plug in the wired and continue listening to your music which beats doesn’t allow you. So comfortable and it is worth every penny.

A wonderful set of headphones and worth every penny, extremely comfortable and pairing is so easy especially via nfc, i definitely made the right choice. Would have been nice if they were noise cancelling but i was more interested in the ease of use for bluetooth while still being able to cable them if needed. They are not cheap but like i said worth every penny.

Very comfortable and excellent sound quality.

I have had few other bluetooth headphones, but this one is worth every penny compare to my previous mm450, the one thing i hated about my mm450 were the volume it only got a little bit better when using the bluetooth options item self. Although the quality were good but what is the point having excellent quality without being able to even hear the sounds, however, these are equally loud with and without the bluetooth. The design are of the headphones are well made. If you want good base excellent sound go for it. I feel like buying another one but am officially broke after buying this headphones.

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One Response to Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – – Wonderful- Worth every penny

  1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality and great buttery life says:
    Great quality and great buttery life, you forget to charge it. If you use it for long time you get your hear sweat but i think is acceptable. The material are really good and strong. I hit them several time but never scratched. The material quality is superbe. They are expensive but it worst to buy it.
  2. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    Great quality and great buttery life, you forget to charge it. If you use it for long time you get your hear sweat but i think is acceptable. The material are really good and strong. I hit them several time but never scratched. The material quality is superbe. They are expensive but it worst to buy it.
  3. 3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    Good but just not the same sound quality as the wired version.
    • Verified Purchase says:
      Good but just not the same sound quality as the wired version.
      • 5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars Excellent headphones. says:
        These are the best headphones i have ever owned. I have been using them for about 2 months now and i am so pleased with them, sound quality is insane for a pair of bluetooth headphones and i am so pleased i didn’t go for the ugly and overpriced beats ones. My previous headphones were actually beats solo’s and i thought those headphones where amazing until i got these sony’s. Battery life lasts me 7 days with about 5-6 hours use a day then a charge is about 6 hrs so really quite remarkable. Also i found out if you press the on button and volume up button simultaneously then this activates the s master digital sound enhancer making for an even better experience, its not in the manual which is stupid but i found this out on a sony blog thread. I have to give these headphones 5 stars, build & sound quality is second to none.
  4. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    These are the best headphones i have ever owned. I have been using them for about 2 months now and i am so pleased with them, sound quality is insane for a pair of bluetooth headphones and i am so pleased i didn’t go for the ugly and overpriced beats ones. My previous headphones were actually beats solo’s and i thought those headphones where amazing until i got these sony’s. Battery life lasts me 7 days with about 5-6 hours use a day then a charge is about 6 hrs so really quite remarkable. Also i found out if you press the on button and volume up button simultaneously then this activates the s master digital sound enhancer making for an even better experience, its not in the manual which is stupid but i found this out on a sony blog thread. I have to give these headphones 5 stars, build & sound quality is second to none.
  5. Anonymous says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    I was delighted with the comfort and bluetooth performance of my new headphones. Everything i tried, on youtube and bbc iplayer, was out of sync, wonderful sound quality but lagging a fatal fraction of a second behind the action. I got the same result on my iphone 6, ipad 2 and ipad mini but i got a clue as to what was going on when, in desperation, i got out my old iphone 3gs. Next step was to check support on sony uk’s website and there, under bluetooth compatibility for this product it states that compatibility only goes as far as the iphone 4 . I’m still a bit baffled and annoyed by this as the compability issue only seemed to affect video syncing but, with regret, the headphones have been returned. Meanwhile i was so impressed by the audio performance and comfort of my headphones-for-a-day that i’m waiting for the release next month of the sony mdr1 abt. . Which the sony website assures me are fully compatible with the iphone 6 (?)ps according to the sony website the more recent mdr10 rbt are little different, only assuring compatibility as far as iphone 5. No doubt a minor skirmish in the “phone wars” (apple v sony) and information is difficult to find.
    • 2.0 out of 5 stars Everything but the sync says:
      I was delighted with the comfort and bluetooth performance of my new headphones. Everything i tried, on youtube and bbc iplayer, was out of sync, wonderful sound quality but lagging a fatal fraction of a second behind the action. I got the same result on my iphone 6, ipad 2 and ipad mini but i got a clue as to what was going on when, in desperation, i got out my old iphone 3gs. Next step was to check support on sony uk’s website and there, under bluetooth compatibility for this product it states that compatibility only goes as far as the iphone 4 . I’m still a bit baffled and annoyed by this as the compability issue only seemed to affect video syncing but, with regret, the headphones have been returned. Meanwhile i was so impressed by the audio performance and comfort of my headphones-for-a-day that i’m waiting for the release next month of the sony mdr1 abt. . Which the sony website assures me are fully compatible with the iphone 6 (?)ps according to the sony website the more recent mdr10 rbt are little different, only assuring compatibility as far as iphone 5. No doubt a minor skirmish in the “phone wars” (apple v sony) and information is difficult to find.
      • 4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing but gutted. says:
        Just got these headphones and they are amazinnnggg, great mids, great bass but not too much, been waiting for these forever but i’m returning them because for some reason the functions on the ear cups didn’t work and the bluetooth didn’t seem to work either and i tried on 3 different devices. Sound is amazing and if they worked perfectly on the first time round these would’ve gotten 5 stars. I’ve tried these headphones before actually buying them and i’m gutted i’ve gotten a rotten one but i can’t wait for the replacement.
  6. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    Just got these headphones and they are amazinnnggg, great mids, great bass but not too much, been waiting for these forever but i’m returning them because for some reason the functions on the ear cups didn’t work and the bluetooth didn’t seem to work either and i tried on 3 different devices. Sound is amazing and if they worked perfectly on the first time round these would’ve gotten 5 stars. I’ve tried these headphones before actually buying them and i’m gutted i’ve gotten a rotten one but i can’t wait for the replacement.
    • 3.0 out of 5 stars Sweaty, bulky and uncomfortable says:
      I’ve had these for about 6 months and they are just so uncomfortable. The main issue is that after about 20 minutes my ears just get really hot, and the padding inside them does not really work and put a lot of pressure on my ears (the auricle, to be precise). The sound quality is fine, but not extreme. The sound is a little warm, but quite pleasant, and the bluetooth sound quality is nearly identical to wired. You can get that “ahhh” from the wired sound that isn’t quite achieved with bluetooth but it’s hard to perceive in most listening environments. The battery life is phenomenal.
  7. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    I’ve had these for about 6 months and they are just so uncomfortable. The main issue is that after about 20 minutes my ears just get really hot, and the padding inside them does not really work and put a lot of pressure on my ears (the auricle, to be precise). The sound quality is fine, but not extreme. The sound is a little warm, but quite pleasant, and the bluetooth sound quality is nearly identical to wired. You can get that “ahhh” from the wired sound that isn’t quite achieved with bluetooth but it’s hard to perceive in most listening environments. The battery life is phenomenal.
  8. 2.0 out of 5 stars I urge you not to spend the money on this ... says:

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    I urge you not to spend the money on this product. It is vastly overpriced and the bluetooth did not work. There is a myriad of headphones out there, avoid thesefurthermore, i was so unimpressed with the product that i promptly returned it using collect+ (one of the returns services amazon encourages), my refund was processed as expected and the funds were put into my account. A few weeks passed and i saw the same amount had been deducted from my account and apparently they never received the product.
  9. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    I urge you not to spend the money on this product. It is vastly overpriced and the bluetooth did not work. There is a myriad of headphones out there, avoid thesefurthermore, i was so unimpressed with the product that i promptly returned it using collect+ (one of the returns services amazon encourages), my refund was processed as expected and the funds were put into my account. A few weeks passed and i saw the same amount had been deducted from my account and apparently they never received the product.
  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    Good sound, easy to use, comfortable, ears can get a little warm, bluetooth very useful love no cables.
    • Verified Purchase says:
      Good sound, easy to use, comfortable, ears can get a little warm, bluetooth very useful love no cables.
      • 4.0 out of 5 stars ... noise deadening as I had hoped but still very good sound says:
        Not quite as noise deadening as i had hoped but still very good sound.
  11. Anonymous says:

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    Not quite as noise deadening as i had hoped but still very good sound.
  12. 2.0 out of 5 stars It's not a bad headphone but just not worth the 2 to 300 ... says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    They sound the sam as the original 11rbt to me and to be honest i expect more from a headphone of this price. It’s not a bad headphone but just not worth the 2 to 300 pounds price tag.
  13. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    They sound the sam as the original 11rbt to me and to be honest i expect more from a headphone of this price. It’s not a bad headphone but just not worth the 2 to 300 pounds price tag.
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars Expensive, but you really do get what you pay for says:
      Well built, comfortable and work well (wired or wirelessly). Pairing via bluetooth with my iphone 5s was a doddle, and pausing, playing and navigating tracks from the phone is a breeze – as is taking calls. The sound quality is also top notch, with warm but not overpowering bass. Sony claim that these ‘phones decompress bluetooth audio to provide a less ‘lossy’ sound for the listener and they seem to have carried this off, with differences between wired and wireless performance all but imperceptible. I don’t have an android device so haven’t had a chance to try the nfc connection, but other reviews suggest this works well also. If i was to find fault, they are quite bulky and don’t fold down at all – and they come with a cheap-feeling bag offering only limited protection. But given i mainly use them indoors and don’t move around much, this isn’t a problem for me. Alongside similarly priced offerings from the likes of b&w, bose and beats, these really are a great reminder that sony has made and continues to make great headphones. I’m very happy that i wen’t with them.
  14. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    Well built, comfortable and work well (wired or wirelessly). Pairing via bluetooth with my iphone 5s was a doddle, and pausing, playing and navigating tracks from the phone is a breeze – as is taking calls. The sound quality is also top notch, with warm but not overpowering bass. Sony claim that these ‘phones decompress bluetooth audio to provide a less ‘lossy’ sound for the listener and they seem to have carried this off, with differences between wired and wireless performance all but imperceptible. I don’t have an android device so haven’t had a chance to try the nfc connection, but other reviews suggest this works well also. If i was to find fault, they are quite bulky and don’t fold down at all – and they come with a cheap-feeling bag offering only limited protection. But given i mainly use them indoors and don’t move around much, this isn’t a problem for me. Alongside similarly priced offerings from the likes of b&w, bose and beats, these really are a great reminder that sony has made and continues to make great headphones. I’m very happy that i wen’t with them.
  15. 2.0 out of 5 stars Since I purchased these primarily for the wireless bluetooth capability and good audio quality I have been massively let down says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    Ever since i purchased these i have been unable to use the bluetooth without getting an intermittant beeping sound, which is very noticeable during quiet parts of a song or when the volume is low. I have tried pairing with different bluetooth devices however i always have the same problem. This issue is not present with the wired connection, it only occurs when using bluetooth. Since i purchased these primarily for the wireless bluetooth capability and good audio quality i have been massively let down.
    • Anonymous says:
      Ever since i purchased these i have been unable to use the bluetooth without getting an intermittant beeping sound, which is very noticeable during quiet parts of a song or when the volume is low. I have tried pairing with different bluetooth devices however i always have the same problem. This issue is not present with the wired connection, it only occurs when using bluetooth. Since i purchased these primarily for the wireless bluetooth capability and good audio quality i have been massively let down.
  16. 5.0 out of 5 stars These are amazing in sound and functionality. says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    I actually wear these for everything. If battery goes down, just use cable. They dont leak too much sound so i can still watch my action films with a punchy scary sound without waking or disturbing any people in close proximity, that is until i scream cos something startled me. Blue tooth works really well. Can control next/prev track, pause, volume and that makes them usable in gym. Ear cups soft and comfortable and holds them securely to your head without making them uncomfortable. Very little sound from outside world gets through so i would not recommend for walking in public places where metal cars can now creep up on you. They do also have a phone button for voice activating a phone call or answering i someone phones you whilst you are wearing via bluetooth to phone.
  17. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    I actually wear these for everything. If battery goes down, just use cable. They dont leak too much sound so i can still watch my action films with a punchy scary sound without waking or disturbing any people in close proximity, that is until i scream cos something startled me. Blue tooth works really well. Can control next/prev track, pause, volume and that makes them usable in gym. Ear cups soft and comfortable and holds them securely to your head without making them uncomfortable. Very little sound from outside world gets through so i would not recommend for walking in public places where metal cars can now creep up on you. They do also have a phone button for voice activating a phone call or answering i someone phones you whilst you are wearing via bluetooth to phone.
  18. 4.0 out of 5 stars V happy with sound quality says:

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    For bluetooth headphones they are great sounding, and battery life is more than useful. Ergonomics are a little off as i don’t use them too often i can never remember where the buttons are when it is on my head. The skip back/forward/pause button is particularly ineffective, could be better placed and shaped as it’s a tiny bit fiddly. I’ve tried other bt headsets and returned them immediately as the sound was awful (sennheiser)overall very happy with them.
  19. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    For bluetooth headphones they are great sounding, and battery life is more than useful. Ergonomics are a little off as i don’t use them too often i can never remember where the buttons are when it is on my head. The skip back/forward/pause button is particularly ineffective, could be better placed and shaped as it’s a tiny bit fiddly. I’ve tried other bt headsets and returned them immediately as the sound was awful (sennheiser)overall very happy with them.
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars Dont buy says:
      I am very disappointed, headphones not working with ps3 (only microphone works), not working with tv (you need to buy cabel, connecting cord of course is not included), sound. May earphones sound better and i got them for free with my htc. Maximum sound limit is too low. Headphones losing signal when you moving around the house. After 30 mintus you will feel sweaty ears. Buttons are in uncomfortable places. Nfc i do not understand this idea it is useless. After sending a request to connect the headphones to a different hardware, seller wrote to me: read the instructions again. And of course the price i found the best price 218. Sony mdr1rbt wireless bluetooth prestige headphones – black.
  20. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Sony MDR1RBT Wireless Bluetooth Prestige Headphones – Black

    I am very disappointed, headphones not working with ps3 (only microphone works), not working with tv (you need to buy cabel, connecting cord of course is not included), sound. May earphones sound better and i got them for free with my htc. Maximum sound limit is too low. Headphones losing signal when you moving around the house. After 30 mintus you will feel sweaty ears. Buttons are in uncomfortable places. Nfc i do not understand this idea it is useless. After sending a request to connect the headphones to a different hardware, seller wrote to me: read the instructions again. And of course the price i found the best price 218. Sony mdr1rbt wireless bluetooth prestige headphones – black.
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely says:
      I auditioned a range of bluetooth headphones and in my opinion these are by far the best. Having the option to use bluetooth or wired is a big plus. Sound quality is up to par with the price.
      • Verified Purchase says:
        I auditioned a range of bluetooth headphones and in my opinion these are by far the best. Having the option to use bluetooth or wired is a big plus. Sound quality is up to par with the price.

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