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This is our second set of these headphones and we have been very happy with the quality. At this price we expected some minor "issues" but they have performed well. My husband has hearing loss as does a friend. The two guys each put on a set of the headphones and they run off a single base (you can't charge while using headphones though!). When you first turn them on ... you hear hiss but once you have sound coming through it disappears. These have very good range as well. I have a split level home and we can go up a set of stairs and to the opposite far end of the house (even behind a closed door) and the sound comes through! They hold a charge very nicely but when they go ... they go with a pop and that is it. I love to use them late at night to watch our big screen without bothering those sleeping in the house.
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Initial post: Dec 10, 2010, 6:37:13 PM PST
There is still a question left after your review. I would like to know how much sound can be heard from one foot away while some one else is using them?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2010, 8:47:05 PM PST
I am afraid I don't know exactly what you are asking so I will try a few answers. 1) The sound from the TV is completely unaffected by the use of the headphones. The headphones have MORE than ample volume (keep in mind that the headset (batteries) and the base unit (AC) are powered so they don't seem to bleed sound. 2) It is unusual but if I am listening to the headphones in the kitchen (TV in living room ... with wall between) the quality and volume remain very good. Obviously if something blocks signal ... there is a bit of hiss but merely moving one's head generally clears this up (I think antenna is in the band over the head). 3) If I am sitting right next to our friend on the sofa who is VERY hard of hearing (and thus has the volume up around 60%) I can hear a bit of sound coming from the headphones. These are a real value for the money ... but one would not expect the "pads" to be sound cancelling like a $150 pair. If you are not hearing impaired and you use the headphones with the TV at normal volume ... you will get an echo effect ... but why would anyone do that? My husband and our friend says they do not hear this (others are watching TV in the room with volume up) so I have to assume the headphone volume is meeting their needs. These have been reliable and have met our needs VERY nicely. We would purchase them again but we have had this set for almost two years and they are still going strong. I hope this answers your question.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2012, 9:51:32 PM PST
Ed Richards says:
Depends on the volume setting on the headset and the audio acuity of the other person.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2012, 12:33:16 AM PST
So sorry I did not "cut to the chase" .. Ed is correct. If my husband takes is headphones off (thus eliminating the benefit of the cuffs) I can hear sound coming from his headset. If he has them on.. I don't hear anything sitting 3 feet away .
Posted on May 1, 2012, 7:59:05 AM PDT
Henry T. Whitehead says:
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Posted on May 19, 2012, 8:18:45 PM PDT
Big Bob H. says:
My question is, can others hear the TV while you are using the headphones ??
My wife needs the headphones and I do not. Can we both hear the TV at the same time ?
In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2012, 8:31:42 PM PDT
If she listens to the tv at max volume then you could here a bit .... but at a sensible volume I can't here the TV when I am laying next to my wife.
In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012, 10:43:06 AM PDT
Big Bob H. says:
You did not answer the question. Can two people watch and listen to the TV at the same time with one person using the headphones and the other listening to the TV volume ??
In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012, 11:41:48 AM PDT
The answer is yes. TV and head phones can be on at the same time.
In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2012, 2:21:53 PM PDT
GGalovin is correct as long as your TV is not set up to cut off the speaker sound when a headphone is plugged in. Very old TV's were set up that way but more recent models will allow for sound to go both ways at the same time.