Full Specifications & Features




Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)
220 X 32 X 157mm
320 g

General Features

Closed Type
Driver Unit
50 mm dynamic – Dome type
Circum Aural Type
Dynamic Type
Impedance (Ohm)
Frequency Response
Sensitivities (dB/mW)
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Volume Control
Yes (Rotary)
Cord Length
Optical digital output – square type (supplied optical input cord)
Charge Time
Wearing Style
Headband, Over-Ear

What's In The Box

  • AC Power adaptor
  • Optical cord 1.5m (square shape plug)
  • USB cord
  • Warranty card
  • Operating instructions


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9.1ch VPT for more natural surround sound

VPT (Virtualphones Technology) is our proprietary virtual surround sound technology that enables listeners to enjoy a movie-theatre-like ‘live’ surround sound experience. In addition to 5.1ch surround, VPT adds surround-back (2ch) and front-high speakers (2ch) to deliver greater depth and directionality for a more realistic and expressive sound field.

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30m wireless range won’t hold you back

 Say goodbye to knots and tangles, and enjoy the full freedom to move with the MDR-HW700DS’s 30m wireless listening range. 

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Dual-band for stable wireless transmission

The MDR-HW700DS headphones feature two wireless transmission frequencies: 2.4GHz insulates against interference caused by obstacles, while 5GHz prevents radio wave interference. Real-time tuning automatically selects the free channel – without sound interruption – so you can enjoy degradation-free sound quality and uncompressed audio transmission.

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Pure sound without compromise with DSP

Digital Signal Processing (DSP) enhances all of your audio for optimised personal headphone listening, reproducing the depth and precision of immersive 9.1ch surround sound.

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Dynamic drivers deliver authentic sound

Powerful 50mm neodymium driver units with large vents enable these headphones to deliver punchy, rhythmic bass on even the most demanding movie or music soundtrack. Turn up the volume and hear clear, precise sounds across the whole spectrum.

Full support for high-quality HD sound

Enjoy the best audio on offer for your movies, games and music with the HDMI audio inputs. With support for up to 192kHz/24-bit uncompressed audio, you’ll enjoy dynamic audio and a truer representation of the original sound across all frequencies.

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Dolby® TrueHD for sound as the director intended 

Enjoy peerless audio quality with Dolby TrueHD, which delivers lossless sound across movies and music. By reproducing sound identical to original studio masters, it offers unparalleled audio fidelity for Blu-ray Discs and downloaded content.

Track the action with DTS Neo:X

Enjoy immersive surround sound with enhanced Front-Height and Wide sound placement. DTS Neo:X™ reproduces ambient and directional effects – from raindrops to low-flying jets, and everything in between – to create an immersive listening experience.

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A deeper audio experience with Dolby Prologic IIz 

Experience more depth and presence when playing music, movies and games. Dolby® Prologic IIz introduces two front height channels to your audio playback for more spacious, true-to-life surround sound on everything you watch and listen to.

Cinema, game and voice modes

Select the best audio mode for whatever you’re watching, playing or listening to: Cinema Mode, developed with the Sony Pictures Entertainment, reproduces the ideal sound field of a movie theatre; Game Mode, designed in collaboration with Sony Computer Entertainment (PlayStation), reproduces the perfect sound field for your games; and Voice Mode enhances the clarity of dialogue, lifting it above dramatic sound effects and background music.  

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DTS-HD™ for studio master precision

Enjoy precise, detailed home audio. With DTS-HD Master Audio, you’ll enjoy the original, uncompressed soundtracks on your favourite Blu-ray Discs — just as the director intended. DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio also offers intensely detailed reproduction for musical performances, allowing every note to shine with near studio-like quality.

4K pass-through for 4K content

Maintain 4K quality from source to screen. The 4K pass-through feature allows 4K data to ‘pass through’ and be displayed on a 4K TV or projector, without compromising image quality. Giving you the pure 4K experience makes this the MDR-HW700DS’s base unit the perfect partner for 4K-capable TVs and players, and a solid cornerstone for your home entertainment system for the future.

Pressure-relieving earpads for total comfort

Soft leather earpads with pressure-relieving cushions have been designed to rise and shape around your ears, ensuring a comfortable fit. Smooth materials and seamless sewing provide a harmonious mix of comfort and durability for long hours of listening.

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Multiple HDMI ports for simple connectivity

With multiple HDMI inputs, you’ll be able to connect all your devices – including you Internet TV box, Blu-ray Disc™ player, and games console – with ease. What’s more, TVs with HDMI-ARC and CEC support are able to transmit audio and control commands back using the same cable, reducing both the complexity and clutter of your Home Cinema setup.

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Long battery life is perfect for movie marathons

The MDR-HW700DS headphones are designed to deliver up to 12 hours of listening from a single charge.

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Easy recharging via USB

Keep your headphones powered up and ready to go using the dedicated USB port – perfect for charging via the dedicated base station or any standard USB port.