greyfox085 Review

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Wireless is great, but not flawless
 from Connecticut,  Aug 5, 2011

Firstly, the wireless ability is great. I can walk to the other side of my house and still maintain a signal. That being said, the fact that it's broadcast over an RF signal produces some undesirable effects. Most noteworthy is the CONSTANT "fuzz" associated with RF signals. There is always this faint fuzz, or hissing in the background, and if you turn the headphone volume up too high, it gets louder and begins to drown out the sounds you're trying to hear. On the flip side, if you turn the headphones down to accommodate, the volume of everything drops significantly. Now you're in a situation where you have to turn your source volume (TV, stereo, etc) up very high to offset the balance...and it really only offsets it so much. Another point to touch is interference and static. It is an incredibly sensitive piece of equipment. If you turn your head too far to the left or right, you can get interference which is that lovely static noise that one hears when you are in your car with the radio on and you go under a tunnel. Sometimes it's real bad, sometimes it's not so bad... If you're looking for a pair of cheap, wireless headphones, these are definitely the ones. However if you're looking for a great buy and a great set of wireless headphones... these aren't really for you. I had to learn that lesson. But for all the bad I've talked, the fact that they're wireless really is a great little feature, even though it's got some detrimental side-effects. The docking base also has a "Call" button, and it works amazingly well. My roommate often comes home with something to say and if I don't hear him, he just hits the call button and speaks. The volume of the source material drops significantly, and his voice booms out above it very clearly. It certainly works, and very well I might add. Battery life on these headphones is roughly 30 hours, which isn't bad, and recharging takes a good long while. almost the same amount of time. I recommend having a set of backup headphones at the ready for this...I do. So I give this item a 3/5 because it's just about average. Not amazing, but not garbage either. I'd recommend it for anyone looking to spend thrifty. Just know that you aren't getting anything particularly amazing.

  • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? It was identical.
  • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes.
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. It's made of decent quality. No super cheesy parts to note about.
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