Pioneer SE-DIR800C Wireless Headphones
Wireless headphones have always been the holy grail of speaker technology for us. One of the main issues they typical face is the low quality sound that is produced. Most digital receivers only output 2 channel stereo via the headphone jack so even if you had high quality wired headphones you were out of luck, not to mention if you wanted to use wireless headphones over that same link.
Well Pioneer has a set of wireless headphones that seems to fix these issues. Instead of using the headphone jack you hook your optical cable from your stereo into the back of the base station. The included base station is full of high end stereo goodness. It will allow you to hear the full sound coming out of your stereo and not just the wimpy 2 channel sound.
Pioneer has built in what seems to be an amazing surround sound simulation environment into these headphones. We have always been skeptical about wireless headphones since we couldn't phathom how you could reproduce the great sound coming out of your speakers. Well looking over what people have been saying it seems Pioneer might just have pulled it off.
We are very excited to see this kind of quality being put into consumer headphones. Most of the wireless headphones we have read about have suffered from lack of quality. While they do play music, it is tolerable at best. With the SE-DI800C Pioneer looks to have bridged the gap between high quality headphone sound and wireless technology.
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Posted by David Ficocello at March 22, 2007 1:00 PM
So one of the main problems people seem to have with this product is its weak signal. A lot of complaints are about how if the dog walks in between you and the receiver the signal will cut out.
Not sure how much success you will have with boosting the IR signal, but you could try this.
If you do end up trying out an IR receiver we would love to hear what you think about them. It would make a great article.
Thanks for reading