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Better unit than some with 2X the price
on July 16, 2010
I had an Altec Lansing unit ($130.00) that was OK for a few years, then it could not pick up signal 2Ft away.
So, I had to junk it.
A.L. Use to be a good company with excellent products... don't know what happened. However, they did offer to exchange it (did) and the second unit had quality issues as well and finally had to toss it.
I was not about to spend $100 for another unit and looking at the low-end of the products offered. Cables Unlimited always had satisfactory products and I thought I should give this unit a shot. I didn't want to buy any units that needs battery replacement and this one has a re-chargable headset.
Battery charged up and tried it.
It works as claimed in the stated distance without any problems.Close doors or other rooms had no effect on this whatsoever. If anyone has a problem with the distance, then your unit may be faulty and send it back.
The sound is perfect if you're watching TV but I have not tried it with music. Sounds like it is a bit shy on the bass or deeper sounds, but that's not a factor for TV viewing. I would recommend this unit over some of the more expensive units.
If you desire deeper sound this may not provide it and start saving your money in the $300.00 range units or more. SO, don't expect a $40.00 unit to sound like made by BOSE and other hi-end companies. The quality of workmanship of this unit is surprisingly right up there.
EDIT AND UPDATE:
I bought four of them and two already failed. One of the unit the right side stopped working. The other unit would not charge the batteries. None of the units really works as it should. Looks like a good design but the quality is not very good. I sent them back and exhanged it for same model, hope I get a working unit this time.
When it work properly it's really good and it has a long range.
BTW, you can't have two unit on the same time in a same home. It will interfere with each other. No matter if you select different channels... don't work either way. So, one unit per household or a long distance between units.