Style of head/earphones - recommendations

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Style of head/earphones - recommendations

Post by ubdai66 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:55 am

What is the most popular or recommended style of head/ear phones to use whilst detecting.
Over the ear
On the ear
In the ear.

The second part of this is should I go for a wired or Bluetooth solution. I've seen some comments that there is a very small delay lag on some Bluetooth sets. Is this a big issue or something that can be ignored.

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Re: Style of head/earphones - recommendations

Post by Ten pence! » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:58 am

Most use traditional over your ears type headphones, what machine have you got? This will have a bearing on your final choice.

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Re: Style of head/earphones - recommendations

Post by ubdai66 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:26 am

I've got a Fisher F75 which only has a normal style socket for headphones. I was thinking about trying out a Bluetooth transmitter to go cord-free though.
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Re: Style of head/earphones - recommendations

Post by Pete E » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:01 pm

ubdai66 wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:26 am
I've got a Fisher F75 which only has a normal style socket for headphones. I was thinking about trying out a Bluetooth transmitter to go cord-free though.
Careful choosing a transmitter as the lag on some is far worse than others, and it makes them unusable...the one mentioned in my sig line was recommended on here and while it probably does has a tiny amount of lag, it's unnoticeable in practice...
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Re: Style of head/earphones - recommendations

Post by Wigeon » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:18 pm

Have a look at these. I have used them for some time now on my eTrac and GMP. A very good and flexible piece of kit. No lag.
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Re: Style of head/earphones - recommendations

Post by Roughwood » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:03 pm

I Agree with Wigeon, very good. I bought mine with the over the ears headphones and am very happy with the whole package. ::g
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Re: Style of head/earphones - recommendations

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:27 pm

I personally love over the ear ones but they can get hot in the summer. It’s personal choice at the end if the day. Do you listen to music on your phone? What headphones do you prefer to use for that? I’d start with that type and see if it works for you.

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Re: Style of head/earphones - recommendations

Post by peteh » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:08 am

+1 for the Detecnix set up as Widgeon suggested.

We had these for our T2's. The receiver and transmitter type combination, batteries lasted around 6-7 hours. The receiver always went flat first which wasn't a problem since you can simply just plug the headphones straight back into the machine for the remainder of the hunt [:)
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Re: Style of head/earphones - recommendations

Post by Wigeon » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:09 am

peteh wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:08 am
+1 for the Detecnix set up as Widgeon suggested.

We had these for our T2's. The receiver and transmitter type combination, batteries lasted around 6-7 hours. The receiver always went flat first which wasn't a problem since you can simply just plug the headphones straight back into the machine for the remainder of the hunt [:)
Your experience of battery duration is exactly the same as mine. I bought one of those power bank gizmos with two outputs and leads to charge both receiver and transmitter. As my detecting pal and I always take about an hour break at lunchtime, the booster charge from the power bank enables them to last longer.
Having said that, my own personal 'power bank' has usually had enough after six hours detecting, :D .
My wife made me a leatherette pouch for the transmitter, with a piece of Velcro tape stitched on to it. The hooked part of the tape I stick to the detector (semi permanently). That arrangement works very well for me.
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