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MDR-HW700DS 9.1ch 3D Digital Surround Headphone System

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Product Description

New sealed Sony Japan MDR-HW700DS Digital Surround Headhpone System in the Japanese retail package. (Available only from Japan)


  • Driver unit: 50mm (CCAW voice coil adoption)
  • Reproduction bandwidth: 5-25,000Hz
  • Power supply: Built-in lithium ion chargeable battery
  • Battery life: 12 hours (With fully charged built-in lithium ion chargeable battery)
  • Weight: 320g, processor - 410g
  • Decoder: Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES, DTS, DTS Neo:6, MPEG-2 AAC, LPCM 2ch/5.1ch/7.1ch, Dolby Pro Logic IIz
  • Input terminal: HDMIx3, Opticalx1, Stereo pin jack x1
  • Output termail: HDMIx1, Opticalx1

Included Accessories:

  • AC Adapter
  • Optical digital cable (1.5m)
  • Charger micro USB cable (1.5m)


Yes! This item includes the manufacturer's full 1-year warranty. If any problems occur in that time covered by the warranty, Smart Imports will help you get it repaired or replaced by the manufacturer.

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  1. Very good product 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Aug 2017

    After my pioneer se-dir800c die, I try bluetooth headphone (backbeat) then Sennheiser RS175.
    Result was not as good than pioneer.
    I finally decide to go for this sony, and I am really satisfied.
    The sound is really good, the bass are strong but not tiring.
    The base is well conceive ,about all codec (dts,dd ...) are present, hdmi inputs really simplify the connectivity.
    Headphone can be charged by the TV through usb.
    They are really confortable and very light.
    Globally this is a great product.
    To be perfect I would add:
    -an hdmi 2.0 compatibility (at least pass through)
    -a fourth hdmi input (internet box/DVD/game console/pc)

  2. MDR-HW700DS 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jun 2017


  3. Good choice and price 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Jan 2017

    I purchased this item MDR-HW700DS with a second headphone to Smart Imports, in Europe it's only possible to get one headphone on processor... Everything works fine so far !

    Thx Smart Imports for all...

  4. For "cinéphile" mostly 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jan 2017

    How to have a "home cinema sound" in your bedroom... The perfect choice!

  5. Breathtaking 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jan 2016

    This helmet is incredible, so the sound quality by their bill, when worn so we forget that it is comfortable, the sound is perfect for me ...
    I connected before my amp, it's that simple, very simple and intuitive settings.
    perfect purchase
    If not controlled at Smart Imports, strictly no complaints so they are professional and quick, and very very arrange this email.

  6. Époustouflant 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Jan 2016

    Ce casque est incroyable, autant la qualité sonore que par sa facture, quand on le porte on l'oublie tellement qu'il est confortable, le son est pour moi parfait...
    Je l'ai connecté avant mon ampli, c'est simple comme bonjour, les réglages très simple et intuitif.
    Achat parfait
    Sinon commandé chez Smart Imports, strictement rien à redire tellement ils sont professionnels et rapide, très arrangent et très présent par mail. MERCI

  7. Great product and great customer service. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Dec 2015

    I`m really impressed with these headphones. They are very very good. The service from Smart Imports was courteous and shipping was quick. The product was well packaged for shipping.

  8. Good value for the money 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Dec 2015

    Good Value for Money

    Let’s start with an introduction to help you understand where I’m coming from: I have a large collection of Blu-ray movies and that’s all I do with my AV-equipment, i.e. watch those movies, but no normal TV-channels at all. I don’t use streaming from Internet or cable network, either. I occasionally listen to my CD’s. I’ve had several home theatre systems during the last ten years, but in most of the places where I have lived, the neighbors didn’t like the excessive noise, not surprisingly. The most expensive system that I bought, had a total cost of roughly 10.000 € (we all know that the appetite keeps on growing every time you buy a new set of loudspeakers, a new amplifier, etc.).

    With this Sony headset I thought I had a real bargain. I could enjoy movies on a huge screen with surround sound, but the total cost of this system would still remain quite affordable:

    1. Sony 9.1 surround sound headset - 300 € (before tax, pls. see below…  )
    2. A basic Blu-ray player - 100 €
    3. A reasonably good home theatre projector - 700 €
    4. A home theatre screen, at least 150” in size - 150 €
    5. HDMI cables, two of them - 50 €

    The total is just 1.300 €. It is a lot of money, but what you get is a pretty good home theatre experience!

    Let’s consider the more traditional alternative, roughly providing the same quality of sound and picture:

    1. A home theatre amplifier - 1.000 €
    2. 5.1 loudspeakers, i.e. six in total - 3.000 €
    3. A basic Blu-ray player - 100 €
    4. A reasonably good home theatre projector - 700 €
    5. A home theatre screen, at least 150” in size - 150 €
    6. HDMI cables, two of them - 50 €

    That’s 5.000 €. Of course there is no upper limit, if you really start spending on each individual element. High quality loudspeakers cost a lot, and if you buy ten of them (9.1), it costs even more. At least if you compare it to the cost of a system built around the Sony 9.1 surround sound headset, which – I believe – is a unique product in the marketplace. As a matter of fact, I’m really wondering why isn’t anybody else offering a similar product? And why Sony’s system that supports up to four headsets, is targeted for the Japanese market only?

    No need to say that this time my preferred choice was the 1st alternative above, 1.300 €. This kind of system I can even bring overseas with me, in a suitcase, weighing a few kilograms only. Taking the screen with me could be a challenge - not impossible -, but its purchase price is pretty minimal anyway. My best home theatre amplifier had a weight of approx. 17 kg, and it was quite a struggle to bring it with me as hand luggage on a long distance flight...

    Now I have a “complete” new home theatre system, where the only necessary upgrade would be to buy a few additional headsets, if I wanted to entertain guests as well (pls. note: to obtain this, you need to purchase the original model for Japanese market, not for Europe or US). And of course I could always buy a more expensive projector.

    How about the sound?

    Perhaps my expectations were too high. Compared to the best “traditional” home theatre that I have elsewhere, I would say that the system built around the Sony headset and the corresponding small amplifier (or base station, whatever the real name is) provides a good - but not excellent - viewing/listening experience, and with a fraction of the cost. A good acid test for the surround sound is the initial fighting scene of “Saving Private Ryan”, on the Omaha beach. Unfortunately, compared to the best home theatre system I’ve ever experienced, the first bullets fired by the Nazis from the beach didn’t seem to hit me right into my head. They simply exploded inside my head, coming from nowhere.  Overall, the “3D” surround sound seems to depict best the things that are left/right or behind my back, but the things that are supposed to be somewhere in front of me, are not located in the right place. They are all too close.  And yes, I did pay attention to the “L” & “R” marks on the headset, so this was not net reason ;-) . Increasing the level of the “center” channel didn’t change this either, much to my disappointment (since I had been reading some previous reviews that made me optimistic).

    I also tested the classic “Apocalypse Now (redux)” and the more recent “A Perfect Day to Die Hard”, but the same problem continued: In the audio landscape in front of me there was no depth, even though the latter movie had a 7.1 soundtrack. Whereas on both sides and behind me there were sources of sound that I could easily identify. The helicopters flying left and right and behind me were almost present in my living room. I’m also hesitant to say that I was ever able to make a difference in between different sources of sound in the vertical direction. Maybe, maybe not. The artificial “9.1” sound created by Sony didn’t convince me yet. Don’t know what would happen with a genuine 9.1 soundtrack. The 7.1 of “Perfect day…” was the best try so far. Maybe here is the solution: The surround sound feels much better with a really gigantic screen, while I put my seat very close to it. In this way I am practically “within” the scene, not looking at it from the distance. This could be the compromise you need to accept, if you don’t want to spend thousands of euros on loudspeakers. Frankly speaking, I don’t think any TV within an acceptable price range could handle this, so you really need to use a projector.

    On the other hand, the dynamics and the granularity of the sound were better than in any high quality home theatre. I could really hear some individual noises that perhaps were not even meant to be heard. ;-) In order to reach this, you would need to put the volume of your speakers *really* up, and you still might miss some details. Here you just turn the switch on your Sony headset and nobody cares.
    Needless to repeat all the installation instructions here, just read the on-line manuals and use common sense. I’d say the main point is to keep things as simple as possible and to ensure that the AV-signal gets into the Sony headset-system as “pure” as possible, i.e. you should remove all preprocessing done by your input source or AV R/A. I almost fell in this trap, since I had the wrong option chosen on my Blu-ray player, which resulted in a good, airy 2 channel sound, but without any 3D feeling whatsoever. It took me a while to find this out. Similarly, don’t take all the suggestions of the manual too seriously, do your own experiments by changing one variable at a time, and you will get closer to the ideal set-up gradually. For instance, I found out that I had to switch the “Control for the HDMI” to MODE2, instead of the default MODE1, which was contradictory to what the manual clearly says. Similarly, I was just about to get desperate with the surround sound, until I tried the “game” position while watching some of my movies. I’m not suggesting that you should do exactly the same what I did, but rather find out a configuration that you are happy with.

    Apart from the surround sound, I would say this Sony headset is good, but not spectacular. I tried a few CD’s, and the music was loud and clear, but perhaps the bass didn’t sound completely natural and I felt that some high volume treble sounds were distorted like in some poor quality headsets. The sound was still pretty ok, but I wouldn’t buy the Sony for music only, especially since the wireless connection didn’t work properly after I tried to move in the next room.

    To make the long story short: This is a good system that has a bit different advantages compared to a high-end home theatre system with loudspeakers. The system represents good value for your money and is reasonably simple to configure. The service provided by the retailer of the Sony headset (Smart Imports) was flawless.

    S S-E

    Please note: Most likely you will need to pay customs fees and taxes for the items that are delivered to you directly from Japan. At least this was the case with my purchase, where the local fees (Finland = European Union) were about 75 €. This practically ruins the financial advantage gained. Of course I can’t blame Smart Imports for that. But on top of this, the local bureaucracy delayed the delivery to my home address with more than two and half days, which is quite ridiculous, keeping in mind that it took only two business days plus Sat/Sun to get the item from somewhere in Japan, via Tokyo, to my nearest customs office, a 30 min drive away. This in spite of the fact that I had chosen the fastest and most expensive delivery option. However, since the Japanese, multi-user version of the Sony 9.1 headset was not available from any local vendor, I’m still happy with the overall cost & delivery time.

  9. top livraison top prix top prdoduit 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jul 2015

    Rien a redire sur le service et la rapidité!!
    Je conseil fortement !

  10. 9.1 Surround in a Headphone? 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Jul 2015

    Well; not quite, but still very good for the price, once set up they are an excellent way for late night listening and you do hear much more detail than the Tv or even a small HC system.
    The only thing I would say is watch out for the import tax as they look cheap to begin with, but if customs get their mitts on the item you will get anything from £30 to £100! on top, even with that said they will still be cheaper than any from the UK.

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