Best Buy Review by olds97lss
Works great, very light, decent sound
Bought this to use with our TV as we are getting hard of hearing. My wife wanted them for herself. Using this with a HomeSpot Dual Stream Optical Digital Wireless transmitter connected to the TosLink on our vizio m701d-a3r TV. I have all of our devices connected via HDMI to a yamaha receiver with a single HDMI going to the TV and the speakers on the TV are off.
There is a hair bit of lag, but unless your staring at the mouth of the person talking, it’s not very noticeable. I’m pretty particular about that kind of thing and the lag isn’t enough for me to really notice unless I stand 5 feet from the TV and look for it.
With the headphones and the transmitter, it works exactly how we wanted. Plugged the xmitter into a usb port on the TV for power, bound the device to the headphones and now, whenever the TV is on, the xmitter is powered and she just turns on the headphones and it connects. No fuss whatsoever.
I first had her try my bose AE2W headphones, but they were too warm for her ears. She still wore them for a couple weeks because she liked being able to hear without blasting the TV. The skullcandy ones are almost as light, but they aren’t nearly as warm since they rest on the ear instead of enveloping it. They don’t get quite as loud as I had hoped, but she doesn’t have to max them out to hear the voices when people are talking on the TV.
I tried a new receiver that had dialog amplification which helped for a while, but as time went on, her hearing degraded and we had to try something else.
On days when she isn’t working, she has the headphones on for many hours at a time and tends to forget they are on as she walks out the door to run errands. She’s wore them clear to the car on more than one occasion due to forgetting they are even on her head.
She has yet to have them go dead while using them. She charges them at night and if she uses them for many hours in a row, she plugs them in to a charger at her end table for a little while to avoid running them dead. I think the battery is supposed to last 12+ hours, so odds are, unless we are binge watching something on netflix, she won’t have an issue anyway.
I may get a second set for myself so I don’t bend hers out of shape as my head is much larger. However, I’ll have to get another transmitter and a fiber splitter I think as the xmitter I bought is supposed to handle two sets of headphones, but the instructions are very lacking. Which makes it questionable as to if I can get a second set paired without screwing up her headphones.