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Insignia™ - RF Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 368 reviews

90%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Buy These - Skip Divorce Court

    Posted
    RBrylawski
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I've to say I'm really glad I got these Insignia NS-HAWHP2 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones. First, if you're married/coupled and have a significant other who either likes things too quiet, or better yet, won't let you watch TV in bed, then something like this will save the cost of a divorce lawyer. For years now, I've wanted to be able to watch the news in bed or SNL on a Saturday night, but simply haven't been allowed to. Now I can and these sound great for their intended purpose. They really are primarily designed for use with a TV. My Smart TV is actually Bluetooth headset capable, but won't work with any Bluetooth headphone I've tried and I've tried multiple sets. Initially, I had a rough start with these. They can be set up either via digital or analog inputs. While they come with a 3.5mm headphone jack to RCA plug, you can set them up via Optical Digital cable. Knowing that the digital way would provide better sound, I bought an optical digital cable and the directions suggest you have to configure the output to PCM, which I did, but they simply wouldn't work no matter what I tried. On the base/charging station, you can switch between digital or analog, but that didn't do anything either. So the simplest way to connect them is via the headphone jack on your TV to RCA cable to the docking station and it worked right away. The little user guide provided with these headphones suggests multiple ways to connect them, but it leaves much to be desired as it really doesn't provide enough detail. I was determined to watch SNL in bed, so I'm glad I was able to get them working. The headphones come with a built in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a convenient to use docking station (see attached photo), which provides, according to Insignia, 10 hours of continuous use, though I'ven't tested the actual use time. The headphones themselves are very lightweight and are very comfortable on my head. I don't have a large head, but with as much adjustment as they offer, if you do have a large head, I'm sure they will fit just fine. Also the range is quite far. I was able to maintain a clear connection, more than the stated 33 feet distance from the charging stand. These are not going to be your go to Bluetooth headphones for most of your listening needs. They are however, a great go to option if you need to be able to watch TV, without disturbing others. For me, they have provided a flexibility that was sorely lacking and for that I'm very happy with them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wireless headphones with no TV sound lag

    Posted
    mkcar1
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    I have tried several models of Bluetooth wireless headphones/earbuds from different manufacturers and all, to varying degrees, had a problem with sound being a tad behind TV screen action - but not with these. If you need help hearing the TV and don't want to blast out any others watching with you or maybe a night owl and want to watch TV without disturbing others sleep - this is for you! Found the over the ear headphones to be a tad clunky but comfortable with very nice sound and stereo separation. There is no background "static" with these at all. Just clean sound with decent bass. With built in volume controls it's easy to set sound level how you want. Handy given different channels volume levels. Range is phenomenal - I walked everywhere within my house and back yard to at least 60 feet away through multiple walls - and never lost the signal. I assume its due to this using 5.8 GHz wireless signal and not Bluetooth. So, you can roam and not miss any of the "sound" action. Nicely packaged and comes with; Headphones Docking Station RCA audio cable 3.5 mm to RCA adapter cable AC power adapter (small brick but is longitudinal so "hides" next plug is using power strip) Setup guide and manual Before you start I suggest making sure that the connection you are going to use from your "source" actually has sound output. If you are planning on using RCA connection you can check using a wired set of headphones and 3.5mm cable. The TV in my computer room didn't have sound out of the output jack due to how my soundbar is attached. Digital Optical is a tad harder to verify and I didn't use it anyway. To start just plug in the AC power adapter to wall and docking station, and wait for initial full charge - mine took about 45 minutes. The headphones sit on top of the docking station which has an indented area where the headphones charging pins should fit to charge. Small round light on front of docking station shows red while it's charging and green when fully charged. I already had a 3.5mm extension hooked up to one of my TV's so it was easy to plug RCA cable into the docking station. At this point just lift the headphones off the docking station - making sure it's synched with docking station - solid blue light. I didn't have to synch headphones as they were ready. Turn on headphones, set to correct input (it will remember it next time) and you are now ready to listen in complete silence to everyone around you. States you get around 10 hours of constant use. Max time I used at any 1 time was 4 hours but they were still going strong. Also I set up my other TV's for possible use in advance by just running 3.5mm and RCA cables. Now I can just move the docking station from TV to TV, if I want. I had plenty of extra RCA cables lying around but had to purchase some additional 3.5 mm extension cables. For price point and setup this is an excellent choice for anyone wanting audio privacy while watching, but not limited to, TV. This can be used with any audio source with an output or headphone jack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight, comfortable and sounds great!

    Posted
    Shail
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The headphones work exactly as described. I hooked them up with the digital output of my tv (please note that the cable is not included with the headphones so you will need to buy that separately). The setup was easy. You plug in the headphone base to your power supply, connect your device using digital/optical cable or RCA cables that come with the headphones, turn on the headphones and that's it. The sound quality is good. The range is good. You can plug in up to two devices (one with RCA cable and one with Optical cable) and switch the source by a button on the headset. The headset has the buttons to power on/off, change the volume and change the source. For me it took a while to getting used to their placement. But it's not a big deal. NOTE: The "wireless" in the title of these headphones is slightly misleading as you can't use them with your phone, tablet etc as you would do other bluetooth enables wireless headphones. Yes, you can plug in your phone using 3.5mm cable and RCA cable that comes with the headphone but you will have to leave your phone in a place near to the base i.e. you can't move it around with you. In my opinion, the primary objective of these headphones is to watch TV without disturbing other people in the house and they are really good at that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Wireless Connection Without Bluetooth

    Posted
    RalphHenry
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    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    These headphones are excellent for comfort and sound. They are not Bluetooth connectible but they are indeed wireless. Many people need the capability these headphones provide because their audio source does not have Bluetooth. If you have a boombox or TV or other playback device that has a headphone jack or even RCA output connectors, this is the product you are looking for - and is not easy to find anymore. Turns out my wife's old boombox that she plays books on was the perfect target to test these headphones. The earpads go over the ear and are nicely sized to go over your complete ear. They are super comfortable. The sound is great and so I lost these headphones immediately to her which is fine. The base unit is upstairs but she went all over the house (first floor, second floor and basement) and did not lose connectivity. I also have used this type of wireless connectivity in an RV, where the built-in stereo and TV units sometimes don't have Bluetooth and this type of wireless connectivity is very convenient; and allows one person to listen to music without disturbing others so they can read a book etc. The product comes with the headphones, a base charging/wireless-sending unit, AC adapter, and cables to connect the sending unit to a either a 3.5mm jack or to RCA plugs. You can place the sending/charging unit near your audio source and connect it to power and to the source. The headphones sit in a charging area on top of the sending unit. The headphones can then be worn anywhere and the sending unit sends the signal to them. I was very impressed with the price and quality of these wireless headphones. I do recommend them if you need to connect a source wirelessly but the source does not have Bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice sound, good for my need

    Posted
    SteveT
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Needed a headphone to practice guitar. Bluetooth had too much of a delay. Got these on sale and WOW no delay, good sound and now I practice wireless.

    I would recommend this to a friend