I used that Bay Bloor "wall of headphones" for about 1 hour one day. It was excellent. (Not sure if it's still there).
I purchased my Grado SR-125 headphones there. The sale price they had was close to prices elsewhere, and since I'd made extensive use of their facility, I thought I'd buy there, rather than run around to save a few $. I believe they were about $200.
I tried every headphone on the wall and the only ones that sounded better than the SR-125s to me were another Grado set that were over $500...
I actually went looking for wireless, but when I tried them and walked around the room, the sound was inferior and the sound dropped out whenever I got a "ways" from the "sending unit". I stuck with the wired set.
I have a wireless remote device that I use for my head phone, but being wireless, the bandwidth is limited, and thus quality of sound suffers. That was 10 yrs ago. I would have thought that technogy has improved by now, but I have to go and try it out.
I picked up a pair of wireless Sennheiser's and went with the most expensive ones (non-DD though) which were >$200 a year ago. They sound good as long as you're sitting still and you're head is tilted in the right direction. No kidding, I could turn my head a certain way and I'd lose the signal. Turn it the other way and they sounded awesome again. And to add insult to injury when it kicks out, it sometimes kicks out with a loud pop/crack. I only mowed the lawn once with them as it was too pathetic to listen to anything.
I took my first set back as I thought the technology had to be better than this. The replacements were no better, but I've never got around to returning them. Nor do I have a better solution to listen with headphones on my treadmill with the TV and stereo at the other end of my 35' room.
Make sure you buy from someone you can trust that will take them back if you're not happy with them. Wireless audio technology has a way to go before I'll invest again.
Yeah, I know, been there done that. I've gone through a couple of these in my past. After a couple of uses I always end up having to jiggle the connector for it to make a good connection, and don't even think of moving after you get a good connection. So ... Treadmill + no movement = ain't gonna work.
25' is too short. 35-50' would be ideal but at these lengths your going to introduce a certain amount of noise in the line. Remember this is a line level signal which doesn't travel real well very far. This is the reason I thought wireless was the way to go.
I use Rocoton from the late 1980's. There is a transmitter and a receiver (the size of a small cigarette pack). I plug my headphone into the reciever unit and clip it to my waist belt or put it in my pocket and do the excercise bike. There is really not much interference (almost none). However, the lower end of the sound spectrum suffers. But, since I am doing excercise, the music enjoyment part is secondary. I wonder with the IR technology (Sony has this IR headphones) if it gives better bandwidth.
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