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Can anyone recommend a good pair of Wireless Headphones for my home stereo?
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Post 1 made on Thursday July 21, 2005 at 12:42
Alexis Guillen
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I figured if your passionate about your remote, you would also have quality components and accessories. Anyone have a pair of wireless headphones they would recommend?

I'm not interested in range so much as I'm concerned with a clear, non-distorted signal. Also one that is known not to interfere with my Wifi, microwave, cordless phone etc...If a pair like this does not exist, then I would grudgingly settle for or pair w/ cord.

Thanks for any help!
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Post 2 made on Thursday July 21, 2005 at 12:57
bomberjim
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I have a pair of AR (Acoustic Research) that works well. They are 900Mhz and interference is not a problem. Of course my cordless phone isn't a 900Mhz model, so that may be a factor.

I think interference is pretty much a crap shoot depending on your environment. I'd go to Cnet.com (or elsewhere), look at the reviews, and buy from someplace that doesn't charge huge "restocking" fees if they don't work well in your environment.

Another thing to consider is your receiver. Some receivers shut off the speakers when the headphones are plugged in, and some don't. This would determine whether or not you can leave the transmitter plugged into the headphone jack or not.
Jim L
Post 3 made on Thursday July 21, 2005 at 18:27
dollysowner
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I have been using Sennheiser wireless headphones for a number of years, and have been very pleased with them. They are comfortable, sound good, and have a substantial range.
Post 4 made on Wednesday July 27, 2005 at 12:15
Ernie Bornn-Gilman
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Does anybody else have any ideas?

My client has tried 900 mHz headphones in the new room and cannot get a clean signal if they are more than two feet away from the base station. This same set, and another of the same model, work fine in another part of the house. To add to the frustration, this is MILES from any residential or commercial areas and I do not know of any sources of RF inside the house, including alarm.

Unless the HDMI cable could be leaking something....

Any IR headphones, maybe?
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
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Post 5 made on Wednesday August 10, 2005 at 11:48
Ernie Bornn-Gilman
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I just saw IR headphones advertised in a (possibly) junk mail catalog.

The company is Herrington in Londonderry NH, 800 903-2878, and the item is V736 @ $49.95, with additional headsets available @ $29.95 each.

They also have 12" powercords that will allow you to plug six wall warts into the six outlets of a power strip if you have to. These are sold 5 for $20, and are item T187. T188 at the same price has a pass-through outlet, too.
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
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Post 6 made on Thursday August 11, 2005 at 11:08
bomberjim
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Just saw a review of some Sony IR headphones on CNET([Link: reviews.cnet.com]). Kinda expensive, but well rated.
Jim L
Post 7 made on Monday August 22, 2005 at 02:26
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There is only one choice for Headphone Clarity....Amphony Digital headphones.. Get the 5.8GHZ units to avoid problems with PC networks and microwave ovens.

http://www.amphony.com/

Absolutely no hiss at all. Perfectly clear. I love mine.

Regards,

Robert Cook
Post 8 made on Monday August 22, 2005 at 04:07
Ernie Bornn-Gilman
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I have looked these up, and found it hard to find the price on them. The first etailer that I looked up noted they were out of stock, and of course did not say why.

The manufacturer's site offers no email address for you to ask why this is, as to whether that seller does not support the model, or maybe Amphony doesn't make enough to fill the orders, or maybe the latest batch turned out to be crap so they have been recalled....in other words, there is a dearth of information out there on these, but they might be good!

Do you know the prices on the different models, and where they really can be obtained?
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw


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