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Phil66
post Nov 7 2017, 09:15 PM
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Hello folks,

I have a pair of Sennheiser HD600 headphones. Is there a reliable gadget that can make them wireless? I don't mean a full conversion, just something I can plug into my Focusrite heaphone socket and then something I can plug the headphones into that is small enough to allow me to coil up the cable and hang it down my back?

I've browsed the www but I'm not really sure what I'm looking at. I've found bluetooth adaptor things but I don't think that's what I want. I'm a bit of a numpty with these things rolleyes.gif

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post Nov 7 2017, 10:38 PM
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Yeah I also made a search and seems everybodys aim for this is for smartphones. I'd consider a headphone extension cable if possible.


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post Nov 8 2017, 04:44 AM
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Here is a nice conversion kit that is high quality. It's not cheap though at $70.



QUOTE (Phil66 @ Nov 7 2017, 04:15 PM) *
Hello folks,

I have a pair of Sennheiser HD600 headphones. Is there a reliable gadget that can make them wireless? I don't mean a full conversion, just something I can plug into my Focusrite heaphone socket and then something I can plug the headphones into that is small enough to allow me to coil up the cable and hang it down my back?

I've browsed the www but I'm not really sure what I'm looking at. I've found bluetooth adaptor things but I don't think that's what I want. I'm a bit of a numpty with these things rolleyes.gif

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post Nov 8 2017, 10:00 AM
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QUOTE (Mertay @ Nov 7 2017, 09:38 PM) *
Yeah I also made a search and seems everybodys aim for this is for smartphones. I'd consider a headphone extension cable if possible.


Thanks but the cable is plenty long enough. I usually put my headphones on first so I can take off the guitar and work on my track in Reaper. Sometimes I forget and put them on after the guitar, I then forget I've done that and take guitar off first. It's nothing major but a minor niggle when the cables get took around the guitar stand rolleyes.gif

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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Nov 8 2017, 03:44 AM) *
Here is a nice conversion kit that is high quality. It's not cheap though at $70.


Thanks Todd,

I'll look into that and see if it is available in the UK when I get home. smile.gif


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post Nov 9 2017, 10:37 AM
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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Nov 7 2017, 08:15 PM) *
I have a pair of Sennheiser HD600 headphones. Is there a reliable gadget that can make them wireless? I don't mean a full conversion, just something I can plug into my Focusrite heaphone socket and then something I can plug the headphones into that is small enough to allow me to coil up the cable and hang it down my back?


Just a warning...latency might be a problem with bluetooth. Some amp emulator apps specifically block usage of bluetooth audio output for that reason.



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post Nov 9 2017, 07:26 PM
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Thanks, I didn't know that. I wonder if there's a WiFi version?


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post Nov 10 2017, 03:40 AM
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Very true! this is a good point. Bluetooth can introduce lag in to your system. This can cause a variety of issues depending on how the lag shows up. Senheiser makes a pair for a couple hundred bux, maybe 100 onsale on line, that use their own wireless tech so there is no lag. But then you are buying all new cans. Getting a longer extension cable is probably the cheapest and best bet for recording/mixing work using your existing phones..
https://en-us.sennheiser.com/wireless-audio...-digital-rs-160


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Just a warning...latency might be a problem with bluetooth. Some amp emulator apps specifically block usage of bluetooth audio output for that reason.


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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Nov 10 2017, 02:40 AM) *
Very true! this is a good point. Bluetooth can introduce lag in to your system. This can cause a variety of issues depending on how the lag shows up. Senheiser makes a pair for a couple hundred bux, maybe 100 onsale on line, that use their own wireless tech so there is no lag. But then you are buying all new cans. Getting a longer extension cable is probably the cheapest and best bet for recording/mixing work using your existing phones..
https://en-us.sennheiser.com/wireless-audio...-digital-rs-160


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Thanks

Cable length is fine, the I usually put my headphones on first so I can take off the guitar and work on my track in Reaper. Sometimes I forget and put them on after the guitar, I then forget I've done that and take guitar off first. It's nothing major but a minor niggle when the cables get took around the guitar stand by the strap.

I was hoping to find a wi-fi solution really, I'll just have to focus more, if I put them on first it isn't an issue taking the guitar on and off.

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post Nov 15 2017, 05:31 PM
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Here are the best wireless headphones of 2017. One of them should do it smile.gif None are cheap but all are nice.

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https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2406182,00.asp


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Thanks

Cable length is fine, the I usually put my headphones on first so I can take off the guitar and work on my track in Reaper. Sometimes I forget and put them on after the guitar, I then forget I've done that and take guitar off first. It's nothing major but a minor niggle when the cables get took around the guitar stand by the strap.

I was hoping to find a wi-fi solution really, I'll just have to focus more, if I put them on first it isn't an issue taking the guitar on and off.

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post Nov 16 2017, 08:33 PM
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Thanks Todd but I paid around £300 for these not long ago, there's not much around that touches them for sound quality. I don't want to change them, I will just have to deal with it and get into the habit of putting them on first.

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post Nov 20 2017, 07:05 AM
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You are pretty much looking at getting a blutooth adapter kit then. Bottom line. And yes, it will add a pinch of lag. sad.gif

QUOTE (Phil66 @ Nov 16 2017, 03:33 PM) *
Thanks Todd but I paid around £300 for these not long ago, there's not much around that touches them for sound quality. I don't want to change them, I will just have to deal with it and get into the habit of putting them on first.

Cheers smile.gif



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I can't handle lag, that's why I am all hardware for effects, I'll be more disciplined with my headphones I think biggrin.gif

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Sure thing smile.gif For recording work, wired really is the way to go. Wireless does introduce lag so it sorta ruins things for real recording work IMHO. There are some wireless options that don't introduce lag, but none that I know of that are add ons for existing headphones. So if you like the cans you've got, it's wired time : )

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I can't handle lag, that's why I am all hardware for effects, I'll be more disciplined with my headphones I think biggrin.gif

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post Dec 7 2017, 07:35 PM
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How about something like a Line6 G10 with a double ended female to connect headphone plug to transmitter?

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Sure smile.gif Bit pricey just to have wireless headphones but if it's in the budget, why not?


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QUOTE (Phil66 @ Dec 7 2017, 06:35 PM) *
How about something like a Line6 G10 with a double ended female to connect headphone plug to transmitter?


Connect your headphones to the transmitter? That no work. You've got things backwards there smile.gif.

Here are your wireless options:

1) Digital: Bluetooth. The problem is latency. For listening to music that's ok. For playing the guitar, that's not ok.
2) Analog wireless headphones. Some good IEM's will be expensive, but simple RF headphones can be reasonably priced. These will generally have low latency, but the problem is your audio quality will suffer. Coming from Sennheiser HD600's, you'll likely be disappointed by the comparison. And they are prone to interference problems.


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laugh.gif Yeah, I hadn't really thought about it, it was something that popped up in an advert on a web page and I jumped on it. In my haste I must have just thought it was a two way comm. I now see what you're saying. I might still get a G10 for my guitar though.

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You would have to connect your audio source to the transmitter, not the headphone. Whatever the output sources is that you are plugging the headphones in to, you'd need to plug the transmitter in to that. The headphone woujld have to be connected to the receiver unit. So in theory it could work. However, the receviever unit is NOT small. It's a bit of a brick. Not to meantion the entire thing would set you back about $200, and the transmitter has a batter that needs recharging after several hours.

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laugh.gif Yeah, I hadn't really thought about it, it was something that popped up in an advert on a web page and I jumped on it. In my haste I must have just thought it was a two way comm. I now see what you're saying. I might still get a G10 for my guitar though.

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Yeah Todd, I realised as soon as Rammi said . I've ordered s GT100 anyway now,. Just for convenience. Bit of a luxury but you're only here once eh? Arriving Monday.

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let us know how it goes smile.gif could be a good solution for folks!!

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Yeah Todd, I realised as soon as Rammi said . I've ordered s GT100 anyway now,. Just for convenience. Bit of a luxury but you're only here once eh? Arriving Monday.



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