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TDK WR-700 Wireless Headphones - Thanks

Post by sweepstick47 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:41 pm

Just a quick post to thank all those members who took the time and effort to pass on their findings, tips and comments on these H/Phones as it helped a great deal in making my mind up before ordering a set of TDK 700s. ::g Cheapest I could find (Amazon £62.40 free UK postage)!
A strong contender was the Blaupunkt 112 but as they have a 'bass bias' I had to go for the TDK.

In a similar vein, I found that whilst the standard XP wired back-phones (issued with my Goldmax Power) are excellent in producing a full and clear audio range, the higher range suffers (becomes 'muddy') when the volume is turned down via the in-line volume control- disappointing! An important point for anyone like myself with some high frequency sound hearing loss. Thanks again all ::g


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Re: TDK WR-700 Wireless Headphones - Thanks

Post by Allectus » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:44 pm

Good, ain't they. ::g


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Post by sweepstick47 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:42 am

Allectus wrote:Good, ain't they. ::g


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Hi Allectus, They're in the post as they say and I'm looking forward to operating 'untethered'
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Post by davetee » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:53 am

Let us know how you get on with them?

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Post by sweepstick47 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:07 pm

davetee wrote:Let us know how you get on with them?
OK Dave will do. They just arrived this am but can't try them out yet as the weather is horrendous at the mo ::g
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Post by davetee » Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:39 pm

Couldn't wait...the thought of tangling with a headphone cord really doesn't appeal to me...so I went ahead and ordered a pair. All I need now is a detector to plug them into [:)

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Post by davetee » Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:08 pm

Tried them out for the first time using rechargeables and they lasted minutes if that. Is it best to use Alkalines only in these?

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Post by Titus Pantus » Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:17 pm

That's weird Dave, I use 650 mah rechargeables and they last 30-40 hours ish. What milliamp are the batteries you are using?,
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Post by Titus Pantus » Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:19 pm

davetee wrote:Tried them out for the first time using rechargeables and they lasted minutes if that. Is it best to use Alkalines only in these?
I just thought, they do turn off after 2mins approx if no signal is heard. I know this as I didn't realise this at first and only realised after 30mins of walking around with them after they had turned off!! x;
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Post by beaubrummell » Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:23 pm

They need a regular sound to be generated by the detector, like a constant threshold hum, to stay turned on.
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Post by davetee » Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:12 pm

Titus Pantus wrote:That's weird Dave, I use 650 mah rechargeables and they last 30-40 hours ish. What milliamp are the batteries you are using?,

Supposed to be rated 900mah. I'm aware of the 2 minute thing but I was getting signals all the time so they should not have turned off. I tried turning back on again and doing ground balance but no sound until I changed the batteries.

What rechargeables are you using?

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I tested the batteries and some of them are discharged. It's either a bad make of rechargeables or problem with headphones. I'm going to try alkalines next time out.

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Post by Copperballs1 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:34 pm

I saw your original post - I got mine when Staples used to sell them...they did a 50% cut in price and I managed to buy mine for around £28! I checked staples for you when I saw your post but they don't seem to sell them anymore. I thought they were okay, but I seem to be changing my batteries after every 8 hour session!

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Post by Allectus » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:40 pm

I just use normal alkalines with mine & they last really well...25hrs(approx) & that's with a noisy E-Trac! ::g

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Post by Allectus » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:58 pm

Titus Pantus wrote:That's weird Dave, I use 650 mah rechargeables and they last 30-40 hours ish. What milliamp are the batteries you are using?,
That's impressive TP. I'll have to give rechargables a go. ::g


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Post by sweepstick47 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:48 pm

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davetee wrote:Let us know how you get on with them?
OK Dave will do. They just arrived this am but can't try them out yet as the weather is horrendous at the mo ::g
PS. They're for my GMP Power v4.
Up-date: TDK's arrived ok although the batteries supplied were leaking - pack-dated 2009 with expiry 2014!! Impressed with the phones which are light and comfortable to wear although my preference is for 'over ear' cups rather than 'on-ear' type as they can be a bit painful after an hour or so detecting due to pressure on the 'lugs'! I'll be looking out for 'over-ear' cups to remedy that problem.

I found that the best solution for mounting the 'wireless transmitter' to the detector was to purchase an extension lead (cost £1.00) from the (you guessed it) pound shop which has the correct (female) connection to plug onto the wireless transmitter while the other (male) end plugs into the detector by the use of the supplied 3'5mm to 8mm adapter. The cable length is approx. 50cm so the extra is just placed around the detector arm-cup with the 'wireless transmitter' neatly placed on the outside of the nearside (if your r/handed) detector arm cup.
To keep it accessible for battery changes and switching on, I retained it as a temporary fix with a wide rubber band - job done.

It's my intention tomorrow to replace the 3.5mm jack plug by soldering on the standard sized right-angle jack-plug. A r/angle plug will allow the waterproof cover to fasten fully using it's Velcro strip. Hope this all makes sense!! Will report back with a couple of pics. Cheers all and good luck ::g PS. Batteries, I'm using good 800mah Philips rechargeable's.
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Post by rab the ranter » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:55 pm

No offence but why dont you save up for the proper xp wireless phones
For the GMP or even bid for a pair on flea bay, there are two pair on it
Just now. I just think all this effort you are going to may be in vain as
There is a definite lag in them that I just couldn't put up with on my T2.
I don't mean to sound negative but the xp headphones are awesome and
Designed with the correct tones and impedance for xp machines. And
They don't squash your lugs.

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Post by Titus Pantus » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:03 pm

Allectus wrote:
Titus Pantus wrote:That's weird Dave, I use 650 mah rechargeables and they last 30-40 hours ish. What milliamp are the batteries you are using?,
That's impressive TP. I'll have to give rechargables a go. ::g


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Post by Allectus » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:24 pm

Cheers mate, appreciated. ::g

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Post by sweepstick47 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:41 am

rab the ranter wrote:No offence but why dont you save up for the proper xp wireless phones
For the GMP or even bid for a pair on flea bay, there are two pair on it
Just now. I just think all this effort you are going to may be in vain as
There is a definite lag in them that I just couldn't put up with on my T2.
I don't mean to sound negative but the xp headphones are awesome and
Designed with the correct tones and impedance for xp machines. And
They don't squash your lugs.
Hi Rab, I will have to give the TDK's a fair trial before making the XP H/Phone decision. Whilst I'm hoping they will be ok so far as the 'lag' goes, I also notice that there is not the same level of clarity in the audio output signal but as I've only managed an hour or so due to the heavy rain over the last couple of days or so I'll give them a while longer before calling the jury back for a verdict. Cheers mate ::g
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Re: TDK WR-700 Wireless Headphones - Thanks

Post by hihosilver » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:05 am

I was looking at these but spotted that they're not even claimed to be water resistant let alone waterproof. Do you lot not go out when it's raining or something? That must limit detecting periods for you here in the UK. =))

Unfortunately I go out whatever the weather so does anyone have a recommendation for any that are wireless and waterproof/weatherproof with no noticable lag please, or are theses TDK's currently the best there is to offer? :-/
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Post by Allectus » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:52 am

They work fine in the rain. I just put the hood of my coat up! :)) ::g


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Post by sweepstick47 » Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:57 pm

sweepstick47 wrote:Just a quick post to thank all those members who took the time and effort to pass on their findings, tips and comments on these H/Phones as it helped a great deal in making my mind up before ordering a set of TDK 700s. ::g Cheapest I could find (Amazon £62.40 free UK postage)!
A strong contender was the Blaupunkt 112 but as they have a 'bass bias' I had to go for the TDK.

In a similar vein, I found that whilst the standard XP wired back-phones (issued with my Goldmax Power) are excellent in producing a full and clear audio range, the higher range suffers (becomes 'muddy') when the volume is turned down via the in-line volume control- disappointing! An important point for anyone like myself with some high frequency sound hearing loss. Thanks again all ::g
Here's a couple of pics showing where I decided the module should be mounted. It will be a simple job to put a 'raincoat' on it. Thanks for the comments and for looking. Cheers - sweepstick47. ::g

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Post by davetee » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:41 am

Took mine out again with some better batteries and they were fine. Also had a bad connection on a Jack adaptor and I've now sorted that.

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Post by Allectus » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:55 am

I done away with the small jack. ::g

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Re: TDK WR-700 Wireless Headphones - Thanks

Post by sweepstick47 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:51 pm

[quote="Allectus"]I done away with the small jack. ::g

I like your solution Allectus ::g In the end I decided that the tone wasn't quite so clear when I reduced the volume (already got some hearing loss so don't want to add to it) and although most users will not notice much difference, I found it quite noticeable. The outcome was, I bought a pair of XP WS3's and they really are the business - Cheers and stay lucky - ::g
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