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perproductions
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Hi everyone,

is there anything about on the market that would allow me to have wireless headphones whilst using my camera.

Its just a personal niggle of mine that my headphone cable gets in the way filming, especialy handheld.

I know its a minor thing but just wondered if there was anything out there that was small enough to be used in conjunction with my fx1

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How about a radio mic system in reverse? The Sennheiser G2 transmitter, for example, will accept a line level input from your headphone socket and the receiver will power a pair of headphones.

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perproductions
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ive tried that but get very poor quality sound through the headphones, and of course it only works out of one ear as its mono.
Unless im doing something wrong.....

RayL
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1. Please define 'poor quality sound'. Distorted? Bass light? muffled? Loud sounds come through but quiet sounds are muted?

2. use a mono to stereo adaptor

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if you are getting poor sound, you must be doing something wrong. The Sennheiser 500 series gives excellent sound when used correctly.

I think though that you would be much better off with a short cabled solution, with decent headphones like the Sennheiser HD25 used by soundmen up and down the country

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I confess i've walked away from the camera forgetting my headphones are connected.
I normally have the excess cabled wire tied leaving 4 to 5 feet dangling.
Wireless would be easier, though I'd want stereo to monitor 2 mikes.
Downside of wireless would be that if you hear interferance, you won't know if it's on the input or output side of camera.
A coiled lead may be a compromise.
Coiled cables are frowned upon for high output appliances (kettles) due to eddy currents/overheating, but should be OK for Headphones, so don't know why we don't see them more often - don't DJ's use coiled version?

Cliff Richard used to wear wireless headphones for sound, though you have to wear rollersaktes as well.:eek:
(Slightly cryptic joke for us old gits).

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HallmarkProductions wrote:
if you are getting poor sound, you must be doing something wrong. The Sennheiser 500 series gives excellent sound when used correctly.

I think though that you would be much better off with a short cabled solution, with decent headphones like the Sennheiser HD25 used by soundmen up and down the country

Just a point of info: It is only the 500 series that has the headphone output - the 100 series does not. (I agree the 500 drives a pair of HD25s perfectly, though!)

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If it's just walking away from the camera, then the Sennheiser MX-W1 may suit you.

Otherwise, use a G2 transmitter and EK 300 G2 receiver and plug in a pair of HD 25-1 II headphones (but this would be mono only).

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thanks for the ideas, i only have the ew100 g2 kit so i dont have the headphone output.

i have tried my system in reverse but got really low output on the headphones, i just presumed it couldnt be done but if anyone has and idea of if it can using the ew100 then i would love to know

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perproductions wrote:
.......... if anyone has and idea of if it can using the ew100 then i would love to know

A battery powered, portable headphone amp, driven by your Sennheiser 100 receiver's line output?

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perproductions wrote:
thanks for the ideas, i only have the ew100 g2 kit so i dont have the headphone output.

i have tried my system in reverse but got really low output on the headphones, i just presumed it couldnt be done but if anyone has and idea of if it can using the ew100 then i would love to know

Then use one of THESE into the line-out of the EK 100.

I have one for giving a decent quality headphone level.

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i saw these on the gadget show last night, they do what i want!

anyone seen them in action or got any??

http://www.buy.com/videoclip/i2i-stream-two-pack/73161.html

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perproductions wrote:
i saw these on the gadget show last night, they do what i want!

anyone seen them in action or got any??

http://www.buy.com/videoclip/i2i-stream-two-pack/73161.html

Looks interesting, but it's a US site.

It may be illegal in the UK - check to see if there is a UK distributor. If not you *may* run into problems.

It all depends on what frequencies it uses to transmit. If it's the 2.4GHz internationally agreed set it should be OK. ut you need to check.

John
 
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Cheaper way of doing this. Buy a set of headphones on eBay that have FM as the wireless technology look for those that have an FM radio included.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/5-in-1-Wireless-FM-Headphone-Headset-Earphone-Hi-Fi-TV_W0QQitemZ190283685855QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_AudioVisualElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Headphones?hash=item190283685855&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1690|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318

Then look at MP3 player accessories that use FM broadcast to transmit audio to your car radio Ones that run off of a couple of AA cells something like
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LCD-FM-Wireless-Transmitter-for-3-5mm-MP3-MP4-CD-Player_W0QQitemZ220352261497QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CE_MP3Access_RL?hash=item220352261497&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72:1300|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318
Possibly not legal but they are low power devices

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Great! - looks like it's UK-legal then. :D

John
 
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