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Not bad... but "sometimes" requires VERY high volume as input.,
This review is from: RCA WHP141B 900MHZ Wireless Stereo Headphones (Electronics)
The quality of the stereo signal is excellent. However, depending on the input source, you must sometimes make sure that you have the sound source set to a VERY HIGH volume (or the "hiss" that others have mentioned will be more pronounced).
The "hiss" that is experienced with this headset can be described as a kind of windy sound that's added to the transmitted sound. It kind of sits far in the background of all other sounds. It doesn't distort the signal, it's just very distracting at times. It's an indication that the input signal isn't at high enough of a volume.
An example of input sources;
Connecting to my PC required me to adjust the PC sound output to a VERY high level.
Connecting directly to the RCA outputs on my DVD player delivered excellent sound.
I also purchased the Acoustic Research AW722 headphones as a comparison. There is less of an issue with "hiss" with the AW722, but the RCA headphones are more comfortable AND in my opinion deliver more of a FULL stereo sound (when configured correctly). Also, the AW722 has the WORST battery recharging method I have ever seen (induction). They stopped recharging properly within one day of owning them, meaning that you will have to resort to charging the batteries using an external charger.
An interesting note; The AW722 headphones (Acoustic Research) will work with the RCA transmitter (because the headphones can be manually tuned). Tuning the AR headphones to the RCA transmitter did not exhibit ANY hiss, which leads me to believe that the "hiss" on the RCA headphones is caused by the receiver in the headset. If you already own the AR headphones, you might find it usefull to know that you can still use them with the RCA transmitter (at the same time as the RCA headset if you wish).
There are certainly better wireless headphones out there, but if you get a good price on these (in the $10-$20 range), you'll probably find them to be fairly decent.
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Initial post: Dec 14, 2012 11:37:51 AM PST
Martin Gross says:
Why do I just get a HUMMM, and not the sound?
Posted on Oct 18, 2015 3:50:56 PM PDT
I set my computer's settings to the highest sound volume, and adjust the sound level on this wireless headphones, instead.
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