Good wireless headphones with line input

By Louthrax

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17-05-2020, 00:28

Hi all,

I’m planning to buy new wireless headphones with a base that could accept Line input (connected to a Flashjacks output).

I already tried old basic wireless headphones, but they all show lots of noise. I think the transmission is analog - surely the MSX and all electronic stuff around do not help. And that’s a real shame as the output of the Flashjacks is crystal clear with no noise at all.

So I’m looking for some headphones with digital transmission from the base, but the base has to accept line / jacks input.

Would you guys have something to recommend ?

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By Louthrax

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17-05-2020, 10:53

Couldn't wait for an anwser and ordered this one:
Sennheiser RS 175

By defdanny

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27-03-2021, 19:32

Hi Louthrax, I am looking for some wireless on/over-ear headphones with the same requirements.
Are you still happy with the Sennheiser RS175?

By ro

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27-03-2021, 22:42

If you are a cans geek like I am, check out Grado.

By sd_snatcher

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28-03-2021, 14:56

I just noticed this thread now, but I have a Bose QC-35 II and it's is a very good headphone with active nose cancelling. It also has integrated microphones, that allows it to be used in headset mode for phone calls and audio conferences.

It has both wireless and wired modes, and the active noise cancelling is a blessing on noisy offices, planes, buses etc.

By Louthrax

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28-03-2021, 20:21

defdanny wrote:

Hi Louthrax, I am looking for some wireless on/over-ear headphones with the same requirements.
Are you still happy with the Sennheiser RS175?

Hi Defdanny,

Yep, using it almost everyday, and so far, it's perfect. No extra-introduced noise, and no audible sound-lag I could notice by playing music on both the amplifier speakers and the headphone and the same time.

The only thing that surprised me a bit at the beginning was the "auto volume adjustment" feature, but that can be avoided by lowering the volume of the source (mine was connected on an amplifier output, that should not happen if you take the raw scart output).

Also, I have other 2.4Ghz devices present in the room (an 8BitDo arcade joystick and a logitech K400 keyboard) and everybody's working fine together without interferences or interruptions, at a distance of 2-3 meters from the PC).

I tried other wireless configurations before that (including bluetooth), but it was not that good.

Disclaimer: I'm only using this in my living room with openMSX / Retroarch. My official gaming room is still completely wires and CRTs based Smile

By defdanny

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01-04-2021, 23:06

@louthrax:thanks. I really like the feature of the wireless base station with line Input connector.
what are your experiences with transmission distances inhouse? better or equal to Bluetooth, for example?
@sd_snatcher: the Bose is a nice one, too. It always show up in different Top-lists for noise canceling wireless Headphones.
thank you for sharing your experiences.
@ro: never heard about Grado. will have a look. thanks!

By defdanny

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04-04-2021, 23:18

Well, after long weighing up the advantages and disadvantages I decided to order some wired headphones that I want to use on my PC / MSX hardware for music creation.
I ordered the beyerdynamic DT770 pro.
Wireless seems not so important for me, also the whole segment of ANC bluetooth headsets is not what I need.

By ro

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05-04-2021, 09:24

Can't go wrong with Beyer! Their BT's were my first set of "wow". I've been collecting cans 'n budz for a long time (studio owner here). Lately the whole True Wireless got a boost, and there's some pretty good ones. I'm talking IEM (In Ear Monitor). Taking a step back and looking at wireless over/on ears, we get more *shit* for the bucks. Still some good players out there.

I mentioned Grado. It's a open-back headphone company from Brooklyn, NY. I've had some pretty good cans, but those are just....wow... can't use them in the studio tho. Open back means they bleed a lot (in and out). But the sound...Their SE80 for example, it's only 150 buckaroons or so and you get a life-time headphone. Can't go wrong.

I've got the Grado BT on ears, they are just phenomonal. But again, open back. The new Grado GT TW in ears have a very open natural sound, which is praised not only by me. But I don't like the fit of those IEMs. My Jabra active 65 do better in that context.

Then I've got this whole bunch of BeyerDynamic DT's... and I mean a lot Smile the closed back 900 series are very useable, as is the 770.

Another brand of IEM I like a lot is RockJaw. Not for studio, but for home use.

There's a ton of GOOD stuff out there, but a bigger ton of BAD stuff. I've listened to sets that cost well over 1000 euros and to sets that cost just a fraction of that.

Oh, and if I really want to get annoyed by todays music byte-quality, I put on a set of electrostatics...they hide nothing. Good for mixing music, but not for pleasure.

have fun!

By defdanny

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05-04-2021, 23:44

thanks ro, seems like you're into the "sound hardware" / professional studio equipment for some time. In these concerns, I am an absolute beginner. Still creating my (MSX) music with a pair of desktop boxes from the supermarket. Big smile
So, Beyerdynamic headphones seems a big step forward for me.

I also looked up Grado as you mentioned it before. I was very unsure, if i should buy a closed or open-back headphone... I have no experience, and sadly no occasion to test them in real-life at the moment...

well, lets see what the mailman will bring the next days.