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      29.12.2003 01:26
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      Hooray...., headphones are no longer dull and boring. This is relatively new to me and I didn't even know they existed. Philips have introduced wireless headphones which look funky fresh and oh so modern. It was my birthday a couple of months ago and my parents decided to get me them because they know how much I love my music and they seemed such a bargain. I received them later on and was delighted with what I saw. A silvery black colour with what looked like soft padding on the inside. They felt quite heavy in my hand but they're headphones not earphones. I thought it would be alright once I put them on my head. I couldn?t think what else I could use them with other than my personal CD player. Then I though about the PC, TV, electronic piano and much more possibilities! I took them out of their packaging and read the instructions . From what I read I thought all information was clearly laid out and in an easy to understand language. Pictures were used to illustrate points. The service and support seemed great and the product came with 1 year Warranty. Which I hoped I wouldn't need the details of. I find Warranty is always good to have just incase of mishaps with the product. These headphones looked quite flimsy and my others broke if they were dropped on hard surfaces or sat on by me! I finished with the instructions and took out the headphones. To my disappointment I found out that they needed to be charged for 15 hours and I did what I was told. Also 2 AAA batteries which needed to be rechargeable were included and had to be inserted into the headset. The person could be as much as 7m away from the transmitter with the infra red (Ir.) display before the sound would crackle or stop. Leaving the person with freedom of movement and increased comfort. I actually had to wait till the next day before I could put them to use. This was a major disadvantage and was incredibly time consuming for me. The headphones set on t
      op of the transmitter which was a circular oval shaped object. The headphones still work if the transmitter isn?t directly opposite them. You don?t have to be exact. The transmitter enclosed the infra red system. The lights were present in the front of them in a row. I successfully had them charged and plugged them into my Personal CD Player. I was amazed at the comfort and sound quality. They sat snugly on my had and surrounded my ears perfectly which I felt enhanced the sound much more than my old set. The maximum volume this product can handle is 50Db after that the infrared light flashes and the person hears nothing. Not a set of headphones for someone listening to heavy metal and extremely loud rock music. (not me of course!) I hope this set brings me years of great music listening and don?t just stop working in one ear. Before I forget, I checked up on what my parents think I?m worth! £15.99 is what they paid. A total bargain! I also got other things, so that?s all right! Thanks ever so much for reading and I?ll keep in touch with your ops also! Happy New Year everyone! Olivia xx

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        07.10.2001 08:48

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        Music is great. portable music is great. Lightweight portable headphones are EXELENT. I got these headphones as a birthday present.. and wow! what a birthday present they where. These are most comfortable feeling headphones ever created! They sit snugly over your head, dangling away. These are supplied with a base set, and a few cables, and a power plug, and batteries, and of course, the headphones themselves. The base set contains a litle hook on the top as seen on the image for holding the headphones, 2 LED's on the front, one to show when the power is on, one to show when it is charging, and 3 holes in the back.. one for the power cable, one for the input, and one for the charge cable. The charge cable is plugged into the back of the base and then into the side of the headphones. When this has been done, the little green charging light appears on both the base set and the headphones.. and away you go leaving them for a 16 hour charge. Using the headphones could not be any easyer. You plug the base set in, plug in your hi-fi or whatever you are using, wait for it to auto switch on when the music starts playing.. fiddle with the little tuning discs on the base and the headphones untill you have crisp clear sound (this dosent take a minute) and then you walk away adjusting the volume on the headphones experiancing clear sound werever you go. Well actually that last statement isnt quite true.. the bathroom door upstairs is re-inforced to hold the house up.. so it has metal things in it.. there is a half-second slight fuzziness as i walk thru the door.. oh diddums. And then I can sit in the bath and listen to music!! I ahve managed to use this in the hosue, in the garden, and even in my next-door neighbours house! Wahey! If you dont own a pair of these at some point in your life then I trully feel sorry for you! So go get some!!! Oh yeah, the range on them is 50 metres by the way.

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