Pioneer SE-DIR800C Wireless Headphones with Dolby Headphone Technology
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- Wireless 5.1 surround sound headphones with Dolby Headphone multichannel technology
- Support for Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Surround formats; transmission range of up to 26 feet
- Produces up to 5 virtual loudspeakers in your head to create an immersive surround experience
- Small, medium, and large "virtual room" presets based on acoustical measurements of actual rooms
- Built-in volume control; includes transmitter and rechargeable AA batteries; 90-day warranty
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|Dimensions||11.74 inches x 18 inches x 4.2 inches||11.6 inches x 9.3 inches x 5.9 inches||1.26 inches x 8.66 inches x 6.18 inches||10.37 inches x 4.75 inches x 4.8 inches|
|Item Weight||5 pounds||3.1 pounds||0.95 pounds||1 pounds|
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Most conveniently, the SE-DIR800C phones are completely cordless. The small wireless transmitter connects to your source (DVD player, game console, etc.) and broadcasts a clear, strong signal via infrared technology to the headphones. Thanks to the wireless technology, you won't snag a headphone cord on furniture, your dog, your glasses, or anything else.
The phones feature a trio of "virtual room" presets from which to choose. The options actually reproduce the sound of a playback system in up to three different listening environments based on the acoustic measurements of real rooms. The small room setting (DH1) re-creates a small, well-damped room with very little reverberation that's perfect for both movies and music-only recordings, while the medium room (DH2) is a more acoustically live (or "wet") room that's well suited to both formats as well (with moderate reverberation). Meanwhile, the large room setting (DH3) offers a bigger sound, more like the audio within a concert hall or movie theater.
A final bonus stems from the onboard volume control. With a volume dial on the headphone itself, users can easily turn up the audio without getting out of the chair. The SE-DIR800C phones, which offer a transmission range of up to 26 feet, are an ideal choice for folks who live in busy households where people go to sleep early, or for anyone who wants a little audio privacy while watching movies or listening to music. The phones are backed by a 90-day warranty on parts and labor.
What's in the Box
Wireless headphones, transmitter, rechargeable AA batteries, charger, coaxial digital cable, two-way stand, user's manual.
Top Customer Reviews
In my research I found out about Dolby Headphone technology and read about the Pioneer SE-DIR800C. Dolby Headphone technology treats the sounds from different channels in a way to make it sound like it's coming from different directions, the directions they would be coming from in a traditional 5.1 based speaker set up. I had heard the effect for myself with cheap stereo headphones and was not overwhelmed. But since the reviews of the Pioneer system were all so good, I decided to blow my tax return on them.
What this Pioneer system does, based entirely on the movie watching experience, is everything I needed.Read more ›
I knew from the start that wireless was going to be the only option for me, and I set about on an exhaustive four day hunt online for the best ones I could find, and the Pioneer SE-DIR800C really stood out. of course, so did the price; $300 is a lot to spend on what I considered to be a novelty item, but it was the only one that delivered on both sound and connection performance, so I took the plunge.
And so far, I could not be happier, with a few minor annoyances.
It really creates surprisingly accurate sound, though all of it sounds just a tad mechanical and tinny. It has several Dolby Pro Logic modes that all sound equally good, and it even manges to reproduce surround sound in a reasonably enjoyable way.
As long as I am in front of the device, it never looses connection. Never. it never pops, or crackles, or goes silent at all, no matter how I move my head, even when I am lying down. However, a suggestion: Don't turn the headphones on until you get your TV and cable box on first; I get some loud popping if I do that in the wrong order.
Of course, these are line of sight headphones. You have to be in front of the device for them to work, though I have found I can be directly to the side of them with no loss in connection at all.Read more ›
This is too bad. The speakers and audio system are great, but the physical package is not up to the task. They need a re-design, badly.
Volume levels are usually fine. There's plenty of volume for video games, but barely enough for movies.
The receiver is great. The Dolby Headphone is amazing. It opens up the sound stage by 10 fold over normal stereo. For games i can hear all sound positions in a horizontal 360 degree radius. For movies the immersion is great, too.
Now for the bad, after 1.5 yrs the headphones broke on me. The left side broke directly above the can, where it swivels on the headband. I was simply just removing them from my head, by grasping both cans, then all of a sudden the left side snapped. Upon further investigation, after tearing the headphones apart, i found that the cans are held together by a small 'U' shaped piece of plastic. Very cheap.
I have since bought a quality pair of wired headphones (AKG K601s) with a quality headphone amp. The Pioneer 800C receiver has 1/8" jack that i hook up my wired headphones and amp to. While the convenience of having wireless is not there, the sound quality is much better, and there is no worry about the headphones breaking.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Left earpiece swivel is prone to break. No replacement headphones available. Don't risk it, I had mine 6 months then broken...poorly engineered structurally.Published 10 months ago by Mark S. Andrew
Cheaply made junk. Worth about $50, not $500. Was notified via email ,a day after I ordered it, that it was NON-RETURNABLE.Published 12 months ago by morphagent
makes my ears sore after a while. Sound etc. is great.Published 15 months ago by Charles L. Duhe Jr.
I had the same problem many people have reported with the piece holding one of the cans breaks. I taped it up and used it like that for a while but didn't get a good seal on my... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Stephen J Proulx
I have owned these for 5 years and I purchased them used so there is no telling how old they actually are (I only mention this for the people who mention their breaking after a... Read morePublished 20 months ago by vk
Too much static, even with a change of batteries. Look for something else.Published 23 months ago by Georgios
It's like listening to a true 5.1 system with the subwoofer turned off. If you DON'T like bass, these are for you.
P.s. These were manufactured 13 years ago. Read more
These headphones are wonderful, as they were a blessing to my husband who could not hear the television clearly, until I purchased these headphones for him! Thanks so much!!Published on January 8, 2014 by Virginia Caudill