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#196754 11-Jun-2016 15:40
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I have Digitech 2.4Ghz wireless headphones.


Every time I use the microwave, the phones are interfered with.


I also get a problem with wireless. When I use either Chrome cast or the T2100 Freeview plus box, they both interfere with the phones and vice versa. Either I get interference on the phones or the wireless drops or cannot find the connection to the internet.


There are also wireless HDMI sender/receivers that I might consider but they are also on the 2.4GHz bandwidth and I suspect those too will cause problems.


What are solutions to get round the 2.4GHz bandwidth conflicts?


I heard some time ago there were 5.8GHz wireless headphones but I can't currently find any.


The ones I own have another problem of their own. Someone who designed thought it would be "clever" idea to save on battery (even though they are rechargeable) by automatically switching off when the sound is too low. Unfortunately it is not an option - you can't switch this "enhancement" off. I use it for listening to the TV and for music. Whenever there is a quieter part to the show I'm watching - maybe they're whispering - the sound switches off. And don't even use them for classical music - forget it, too many quiet moments. I could try turning the input sound up higher but them the sound distorts. I probably need better wireless phones.

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  #1570240 11-Jun-2016 22:42
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This is a very cheap headphone. There may be overcrowding or not, but my guess is a more sophisticated set will not experience the same level of issues if at all.

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  #1570263 12-Jun-2016 01:35
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If you are hearing interference then they are possibly analog ones.


Digital ones will normally drop out, my ones will certainly if I am using anything else on 2.4


There is no solution other than to stop using the band for other things, so get a dual band router and force the chromecast on to 5Ghz, assuming you have the new round one that supports it. Put your other stuff on a 5GHz capable wireless bridge and stop heating food in the microwave.



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  #1570290 12-Jun-2016 05:48
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Is Bluetooth an option? I use BT headphones around my house. They are good for up to about 10 metres if the walls aren't too thick.

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