Don’t disappoint yourself when you go out and buy some wireless stereo headphones. Make sure that you buy exactly what you need. Let me show you.
The first area you want to look at is the basic general features. You have to ask several questions:
What is the range?
Do you want a microphone on the headphones to make it a headset?
Do you want to upgrade to surround sound?
Do you want volume controls on the headphones?
How long do you want the battery to last?
How much are you willing to spend?
Do you want simplicity or complexity?
How high performance would you like the wireless stereo headphones?
There’s another approach to looking for the best wireless stereo headphones. If you’re looking for superior sound quality, rather than just regularly high quality sound, you should look at buying some Acoustic Research wireless stereo headphones. Acoustic Research offers high quality headphones that can transmit through walls and floors. An example is the Acoustic Research AW771 900 MHz Wireless Stereo Headphones. The ear cups are suitably padded for user comfort and they can swivel to your needs. The headband is also adjustable. The RF range is much further than regular headphones, at around 300 feet (90 metres). The sound is high quality and has strong bass.
With Acoustic Research wireless headphones, you can be sure that range and quality is always high. There is an additional feature that comes with some of the headphones called auto tuning. Acoustic Research wireless stereo headphones with auto tuning, fine tunes the reception for the best possible sound. The charging cradle charges the headphones by induction (magnetic proximity), so you can be sure that the headphones are always ready to use. Even though the range is very large, the technology behind the headphones ensures clear reception.
However, if you’re looking for slightly more simple headphones, I can recommend brands such as Sony. Sony MDR-RF970RK 900 MHz Wireless Headphones, for example, has a range of 150 feet (45 metres) and has similar features to the Acoustic Research ones, except slightly less potent. The comfort and adjustability is a bit lower and the sound quality is great, but not excellent. It has its own volume control on the headphones and has a good battery life.
Then there are expensive Sony wireless stereo headphones such as the Sony MDR-DS6000 Wireless Headphones. These will give you all the Acoustic Research features, but with surround sound and even better sound quality, but watch out for the price!
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