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Philips SHC1300

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      27.01.2015 22:53
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      Not great at all

      As I was hapeading to uni I thought it wouldbe a great idea to buy some wireless headphones so that I could walk around and listen to music without awing anyone up. I was looking for something not too bulky, by a good make and that wasn't to expensive. These seemed like the perfect option.

      However when I got them home and tried to use them I found it very very difficult to get them to work at all. First of all the plug was basically broken and would only work if placed in one exact position and them would knock itself out of place over and over again causing the lack of what little signal I was able to find. When I did get them to work and found a signal it was always very crackly, even when facing directly towards the signal box there was still a staticy noise coming from the background, let alone when you tried to move something, was worse than the ratio in a car!

      The fact that they work off of aaa battery's didn't bother me so much as I bought a cheapish set of rechargeables and a charger so not to spend any money on battery's which would have come in handy had the product actually worked in the first place.

      Also I know when a friend bought these headphones that it came with a European two pin plug than an English 3 pin one, however mine which I bought fro an Argos store did come with an English one :)

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      21.06.2011 11:09
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      Worth getting if you can still pick these up

      I got these before i started university for just under £20, they lasted me quite a while and it was only when finally the casing fully came off, and i couldn't be bothered sellotaping the wires in the headphone unit itself back anymore, that I decided to get new headphones.

      The headphones were quite bulky and a little uncomfortable when wearing for long periods, the foam that came around the ears started fading away after a few years of use, they were quite thin to begin with, when they finally came off these were uncomfortable, but not enough to put you off using them for the odd hour or two.

      These were powered by 2 AAA batteries, which would normally last a few weeks. When the headphones started running low on juice, you could position the transmitter closer to the headphones to get another few hours out of it, but the volume would start going downhill. I bought some rechargeable batteries so that when one pair finished i could switch to the second pair and start charging the first pair again.

      The headphones came with a volume switch on the left ear and the right ear piece had an on/off switch, which was very convenient as you didn't need to dig around for a wired remote or anything. The receiver had to be placed higher than the headphones but i could walk freely around the room and i didn't have any problems getting a signal, i could almost get a signal outside as well, but it was very faint. The sound quality on wireless headphones is never going to be as good as wired headphones but for me the sound was more than acceptable.

      Overall these headphones were the best wireless headphones i have had, a lot better than any of the newer ones. I bought one of the newer models, it worked for a few months and then it wouldn't pick the receiver up, i haven't bought any since.

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