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# 16428 10-Oct-2007 01:32
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hi guys,

I'm looking for wireless headphone for lounge, cause I got baby sleeping after 8 but its only time I can watch TV

I browsed trademe but it seems there is no reasonable quality items yet to be found

Could someone recommend wireless headphone?

Cheers

Shin

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  # 90382 10-Oct-2007 02:42
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What exactly are you wanting quality-wise?  And how much do you want to pay?

a quick look at the sony site produced the following item:

http://sony.co.nz/products/product/audio/headphones/mdrif140k.jsp
MDRIF140K  Sony Headphones - Wireless, Open Dynamic style, 18 - 22,000Hz
Infra-red Wireless Open Air style Sony Headphones with easy connection to TV, Audio and PC equipment 
RRP in NZD$, GST Inclusive $99.95 
 
depending on what you want you may find them at dick smith/jaycar etc or at one of the general appliance stores like noel leeming/harvey norman...  if you want to spend large then perhaps go looking at the bose stores




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  # 90400 10-Oct-2007 09:10
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I have a pair of these at home and they work very well.

Philips SBC-HC8540 that I got from DSE.

They are true wireless, ie not IR, so you can walk all around the home with them on and still listen to the TV, radio, PC etc.

I can go all around my two story house, and got have any loss in volume, or get any interference.



 
 
 
 


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  # 90406 10-Oct-2007 09:51
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Regs: What exactly are you wanting quality-wise? And how much do you want to pay?

a quick look at the sony site produced the following item:

http://sony.co.nz/products/product/audio/headphones/mdrif140k.jsp
MDRIF140K Sony Headphones - Wireless, Open Dynamic style, 18 - 22,000Hz
Infra-red Wireless Open Air style Sony Headphones with easy connection to TV, Audio and PC equipment
RRP in NZD$, GST Inclusive $99.95

depending on what you want you may find them at dick smith/jaycar etc or at one of the general appliance stores like noel leeming/harvey norman... if you want to spend large then perhaps go looking at the bose stores


I have the Sony ones and they are fine. Last for a long time on one AAA battery. Do need line of sight but it's pretty forgiving and the quality is fine




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  # 90424 10-Oct-2007 11:12
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Thank you guys!

I wasn't expect the price range are like that, since my wife spend a couple hundred for her earphone, I was thought wireless headphone would cost a lot more than that for average quality.

However now it seems price is pretty reasonable, :)

Cheers

Shin

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  # 90546 10-Oct-2007 20:59
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Have a look at the Sennheiser wireless range if you're keen to spend a little bit more.

Excellent sound quality, RF (not line of sight limited IR), rechargable via base station etc



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  # 90564 10-Oct-2007 23:16
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Not wireless, but 3 meter cable is reasonable on a pair of Sennheiser 280 Pro cans I got a few months ago and would highly recommend them for detail, although a little low on bass. Great external noise attenuation too:

http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/icm_eng.nsf/resources/HD_280_Pro_GB.pdf/$File/HD_280_Pro_GB.pdf

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  # 90591 11-Oct-2007 08:45
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If you want 5.1 headphones, I have a pair of these http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SE-DIR800C-Digital-Wireless-Headphones/dp/B0007XL43M

Haven't used them in a while after picking them up in Japan.  Let me know if you're interested.



 
 
 
 




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  # 91104 15-Oct-2007 13:29
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hi burtz,

I left message to you, but apparently you didn't use the email address or it just went junk mail folder.

Please let me know how much would you like to have by email

cheers

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  # 91110 15-Oct-2007 14:29
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burtz: If you want 5.1 headphones, I have a pair of these http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-SE-DIR800C-Digital-Wireless-Headphones/dp/B0007XL43M

Haven't used them in a while after picking them up in Japan. Let me know if you're interested.




As an aside I plan to try to get 5.1 also over headphones. I purchased one of these


http://www.amazon.com/JVC-SUDH1-Surround-Headphone-Adaptor/dp/B000ETBZ5G

It takes the optical output from a DVD player and creates a Dolby Headphone signal in 2 channels. I then feed that signal to my IR transmitter to my headphones and (hopefully) hey presto, I have Dolby Headphone signals over wireless




Staying in Wellington. Check out my AirBnB in the Wellington CBD.  https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/32019730  Mention GZ to get a 10% discount

 

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System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen, Denon AVRS730H 7.2 Channel Dolby Atmos/DTS-X AV Receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast, Odroid C2 running Kodi and Plex

 

 


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