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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 368 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

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    Dawntastic1
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    Okay so the reason I wanted these headphones was originally for my daughter to use with the iPad. It clearly states under the description: "Compatible with any audio components (TVs, CD/DVD players, MP3 players, mobile devices)." I took that as tablets also... Only problem is that unless your planning on leaving your phone, tablet, mp3 or whatever on a table hooked up to the base you are SOL. So in my case that wasn't going to work, we're not going to connect wires to the iPad to then have "wireless" headphones. I decided to give these to my parents to try out. My father is pretty hard of hearing and always blasting my mother out from the other room with his tv volume. Problem solved. The headphones were easy to hookup. He seems to be using them without any issues. Not sure about how long the battery life actually is since he "doesn't want to take the chance" and puts them right back on the base unit when he's done using them. The sound wasn't the best IMO, but to my 70yr old father it was great. No more loud tv disrupting grandma, everyone's happy. I would say these are nice for the older generation. But for us Gen Xers and especially millennials, these headphones just wont hit the mark.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must for late night watching

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    J0A0A7
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    Set up was quick and easy. Less than 5mins I had the headphones working with my Tv via the RCA Jacks. You can also use an optical cable but just make sure the output is set to pcm and not dolby digital or else they won't work. As for the rca jack settings I have them set to fixed so I can control the volume from the headhones instead. Sound quality is good and have a decent amount of bass and they also get loud too. I did not experience any audio drops so the range is pretty good. The headphones themselves are comfortable enough to wear for a couple of hours. Build quality is good and they don't feel cheap with care you should get a couple of years from them. They are rated for 10hrs of usuage and charging is very simple just put the headphones back on the base unit. Overall they are a pretty good barebones wireless headphones that get the job done. Comes handy at night when our little one is asleep for school.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Limited use tinnitus simulator

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    DavidJr
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    These headphones are light, fairly comfortable over-the-ear and simple to set up. The range easily allowed me to walk around my two story house without interruption. They are decent for hooking up to a non-wireless capable devices and letting you listen quietly on your own. You can connect with TOSLink optical cable (not included) using PCM only, or with RCA jacks and the included 3.5mm adapter to RCA. So, you can essentially have two audio sources that you can switch between with a button on the headphones. However, there are a few problems I have with this headset. The base station is larger than my cable modem, but it does hold the headphones for charging, the only way to charge them. The images on the box show a good comparison of how big it's. They are for a small use situation that can be achieved with a Bluetooth adapter and a cheaper set of headphones and those headphones could then be used with any other Bluetooth device. These headphones are essentially Bluetooth, but only work with the base station. The sound quality isn't the worst I have ever heard, but there is an awful metallic echo sound every time the sound goes quiet. You can simulate the sound by tapping on the outside of the headphone. It is one of those sounds that once you hear it, you can't unhear it and your ears feel like they are ringing the whole time you are listening to something. They seem cheaply made due to the material and weight, but they handled some good twists and bends without breaking. If I could pair the headphones with my phone and then switch over to my TV connected to the base station, on the opposite side of the room, I might have considered them a little more useful. However, the metallic echo sound is what really throws me off with these and unless you like feeling like you have tinnitus, it'sn't worth it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sound great, no more complaints from the spouse!

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    ShawnInKB
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    Very easy to setup - took like 2 minutes to plug into the TV. Can connect with red/white RCA, 3.5mm, or optical. Then just turn off the speakers and put these on. Comfortable and sound good. Easy to adjust volume controls on the right side headset. Worked easily throughout my entire 2nd floor leaving the living room to snack in the kitchen without missing a beat. Wore for about 3 hours watching late night football and no more late night complaints of "Can you please turn it down!" Save your marriage and buy these :- @@@@@@@

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wireless headphones with no TV sound lag

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    mkcar1
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for watching TV

    Posted
    BradleyFl
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    Insignia - NS-HAWHP2 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black The first thing I noticed about the headphones was how light they are. They have a nice base station that has RCA input with RCA pass through so you don't need a splitter. It also has an optical input. They come with the RCA cable and the RCA to mini headphone plug you will need for most devices. It dose not come with the optical cable. The power is supplied by the power adapter, also included. You can select what input to use either from the base station or with the headphones. The headphones have buttons for Power/Sync, Volume up/down, input select. They recharge while placed on the base station. Red lights for charging, green light when full, blue lights while in use. The input select lights are a soft white and are separated completely. One at the top and one at the bottom. Very easy to see what input is selected. When I first placed them on my head (with them turned off) I noticed how cheap and plastic they feel. They are light and you can hear the plastic echo when you talk. This all changes as soon as they have an input. For their price point they sound great. Plenty of response for watching TV. You may want something better for listening to music but watching TV these are perfect. The light weight actually adds to the fact that you may want to watch a 2 hour movie with them on. Stated battery life is up to 10 hours. I'm sure that will vary depending on the volume level you've them set at. The hookup as far as the base station goes is truly beyond simple. Just add an input and they handle everything else. You may need to select what input you're using but that selection seems to stay once you've selected it. I had a much harder time getting my Marantz A/V receiver to give me a NON-Volume controlled line level output. I'll be completely honest here, it took me 5 minutes to completely understand how everything about these headphones work. It took me over an hour, and a call to Marantz, to get a line level output on my receiver. They removed the tape monitor output jacks. The Marantz receiver comes with a 287 page manual, and they left out one crucial piece of information for getting the output I needed. I'm completely satisfied with these headphones for their intended purpose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight, comfortable and sounds great!

    Posted
    Shail
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    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

    Love the comfort and the sound

    Posted
    Dan292
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    Let's start with setup. These headphones come with and connect wirelessly to a base station which must be plugged into AC power. The headphone's battery is charged by hanging it over the base station where three pins on the base station connect to three metal tabs on the inside top of the headphone bracket. The instructions say that it can take up to four hours for the headphone to charge the first time out of the box, but mine were fully charged after about an hour. Pairing the headphones to the base station is the next step, and that's supposed to involve pressing the power button on the headphone and waiting for lights on both the base station and headphone to turn solid blue. In reality, all you have to do, when the phones are done charging, is turn them on. I had barely removed my finger from the power button, and the phones had already paired with the base station. I was listening through them in no time. In short, once charged, setup was a snap. As far as comfort and sound, I love them. These are over-the-ear headphones, and they fit very comfortably over my somewhat large (according to my wife) ears on my somewhat large (according to my wife) head. They've very light with good adjustment range, and I could wear them all day and barely notice that they're there. Their over-the-ear-ness means they shut out ambient sound beautifully, and I know this because I had a football game playing rather loudly on the TV in the same room, and I couldn't hear it at all. The sound quality itself is clear and crisp with good base and volume range. As I write this, I'm listening to Glen Campbell through these connected to my computer's headphone jack, and Glen never sounded better. Having said all of the above, I do want to emphasize one caveat with these headphones. They are wireless, but they're not portable. When one thinks of wireless portable headphones, one typically thinks of headphones that pair by Bluetooth to your smartphone or other audio source, and that makes them portable as you can be listening to audio from your phone while walking, jogging, riding the bus, or whatever. But these headphones are wireless only in that they connect wirelessly to the base station, while the base station connects by wire to the audio source. So this system IS a way to bring wireless headphone capability to an audio source that doesn't have Bluetooth and would otherwise have to use wired headphones for private listening. If you want to listen to songs stored on your smartphone, you wouldn't want this system as you would be better off just getting a pair of Bluetooth headphones and pairing them with your phone. With this system, you can give ANY audio source with audio output, even a 1960s AM transistor radio with a headphone jack (and the proper cables), wireless capability. The two options for audio connection are digital optical or RCA jack (phono or mini-plug). The package comes with the cables necessary to connect the RCA jacks to either phono plugs or to a mini-jack, but you will have to provide the optical digital cable if you want to connect to, say, a television set with optical audio output. You can also, of course, connect to the TV's RCA audio-out jacks or headphone jacks, if so equipped. As a result, use of these headphones requires staying within range of the base station, and the box says that that range is up to 33 feet. So these are best used by someone who might want to listen to a TV or stereo system without bothering others in the room and still be able to get up and move around or who just doesn't want the bother and annoyance of wired headphones. I did test their range by leaving my computer desk, which is in one corner of the house, and walk to the farthest point in the house. The audio stayed with me until I was as far as I could be from the base station and still be in the house. It only started to break up at the most distant point, and that's going though about five walls as well. In short, it is unlikely that range will be an issue for most users. The base station also has RCA audio-out jacks that allow connection to another audio player. So you could, say, connect the output of your TV set to the base station, and then connect the base station's audio out jacks to the audio input of your home theater system. With this feature, you can listen to the TV through the home theater system, or you can listen to it through these headphones, all without the need to disconnect and reconnect wiring each time. One last comment about connections. You can have audio sources connected to BOTH the RCA and digital optical jacks at the same time, and you can have both audio sources playing at the same time. A button on the headphone allows switching between the two. As is the case with pretty much any piece of electronics one buys these days, the only documentation in the box is a quick-setup guide, and it gets you going just fine. A 25-page user guide is available at the Insignia website, and the setup guide gives the web address. As I said at the top, I love these headphones in terms of comfort and audio quality. If you want to have wireless headphone capability for an audio source that wouldn't otherwise have it, you will not go wrong with the Insignia Digital Wireless Headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So easy my Grandma hooked it up!

    Posted
    GameOverSuckas
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    So I got these specifically for my Nanny because at 85 her hearing certain pitches especially voices on tv have diminished and instead of having the tv turned up max volume I figured she (and everyone else in the house haha) could benefit from using these instead.She loves them. I put them on and they do have a good sound. She watches Bluegrass on her country channel and I must say they put a pop in her step. They're very lightweight plastic framed. The cushioned ear surrounds are comfortable. They're simple in design. Far from high end and without bluetooth capability. But work great for someone wanting privacy for television. Set up was simple plug and play. Everything was self explanatory. You can connect two different items through RCA and one through digital optic input. The frequency these run are 5.8ghz which is the same as my Router. I'dn't recommend for gaming but for general television purposes they work great. At this price they're are some better options in my opinion but they do serve their purpose. I'd recommend these to others

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to do at a value price

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    kcdc123
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    This is my second set of TV headphones from this brand, which shows how much I liked the first. It was relatively easy to set up with an optical sound cord that has to be purchased separately. They do supply RCA cables if you want to go that way The sound is good and the adjustable headset is so much more comfortable than the last one. I had to take off one point because of the volume control positioning. I have to take the set off my head to locate the Volume up and down buttons without hitting the Off switch instead. And there's another button down there, perhaps Mute, to be dealt with as well. But I would definitely purchase this item again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tv headphones.

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    Pamb
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    The headphones were easy to set up. They sound good and make it easier for me to hear the tv. My sister's room is right next to mine. My loud tv bothers her. This solves the problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight (and that's a good thing)!

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    computerboy
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    So what do you do when you want to watch your TV but your roommate/spouse, etc. want to be in the same room but doesn't wish to hear the sound? Or your spouse is hard of hearing but you don't want the TV to be too loud (for you. @@@@@@@ Some people use this along with external (regular) speakers. This means if one person can't hear too well, and wants the TV to be louder, while the other party doesn't want it too loud, this device can be used for that. You just have to turn the volume setting on your TV accordingly. Otherwise, if it's used by oneself so the other party isn't disturbed, then turn off the volume of the TV. A wireless headset like this probably saved a lot of marriages and relationships. They pretty much work the same way and I have another brand which worked just as well - but let's go through why I like this one more. First of all, if you want to get this for your iPad, it won't work. The connection to your device has to be wired. Either via RCA jacks (analog, cables are supplied) or optical cable (digital, and you have to get a cable yourself). It isn't a blue-tooth device so anything with no audio output won't work with this. The description on Insignia is a little confusing, almost misleading about this. It also comes with a 3.5 mm cable to RCA connectors, too, in case you want to use this with a table, a computer or an Android phone (that has an audio output) Remember - this is for listening only. You can't talk with it (it won't record/hear your voice. @@@@@@@ So if you want to use it with a computer (or a phone that supports it), it can't be used for a conversation. It is so easy to set up. First, you'd have to charge the headset. Place it on the stand and plug it in. The light in the front turns green when it's fully charged. First time took about a couple of hours. The battery should last 10 hours. I don't think the battery can be removed (or replaced). So hopefully it will last a few hundred charges, i.e. two years or so. The headset itself is light. The other one that I have been using for a year is heavy and it really squeezes my head. My brother hates it, but I just put up with this. This Insignia is much lighter and it didn't feel tight. The earpieces cover the ears but I can still hear a little external sound (which I think it's safer as I don't want to be completely isolated). The earpieces are soft and comfortable. I don't have a problem watching a few episodes of Netflix in bed at all. It "pairs" almost automatically. As soon as you lift the headset from the stand, you can turn it on with a switch on the stand (the green circle), or the TOP switch on the right side of the headset. I quickly memorized the function keys on the headset. Power (off / on) Volume up Volume down Input selector. WIth the headset away from the base, turning it on, the LED light is sturdy BLUE. With the headset away from the base, turning it off, the LED light blinks BLUE. Placing the headset on the base turns off the headset. The LED turns RED (it's charging the battery). When the battery is full, it turns GREEN. WIth the headset away from the base, VOLUME UP button increases the sound. WIth the headset away from the base, VOLUME DOWN button decreases the sound. WIth the headset away from the base, INPUT SELECTOR switches between ANALOG and DIGITAL. The light on the base is LIGHT. If it's displayed at the top, it's analog "RCA". If it's displayed on the bottom, it's digital "digital". So if you lose your place, just press on it again. The big LED on the base can be used to switch the input and the white LED will show accordingly. Now, if you want to use the digital input, you have to buy your own digital cable. It transmits the light from your device to the base. The cable is fragile. If you bend it, it may break. So be careful. I can't tell the difference between analog v.s. digital when I was watching a blu-ray movie. One thing you should know, you need to set your device to do PCM output via the digital cable. Anything else the base can't process. Just go to the menu of your (blu-ray) player and try to find sound output, or output type or something like that. So do I recommend this to a friend? Heck yeah!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice headphones. Terrible instructions.

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    TechSavvy55Plus
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    Review for InsigniaT - NS-HAWHP2 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black These headphones are great if you want to watch TV without disturbing others. Better yet, they're great for exercising in front of the TV while still being able to hear it without blasting the volume. I like that they have multiple means for connecting to various systems. If you have a digital audio out available, that is the best, but the cable is not included. If you have a headphones out (1/8" jack) there is an included cable for that, as well as a standard red/white RCA cable. If you have a home stereo system connected, you can also daisy-chain this unit (you'll need an extra set of RCA cables) so that you can choose whether to listen through the headphones or the stereo system without rewiring each time. Set up, docking, and pairing on these headphones is pretty easy, but you may not think so if you try to read the instructions included. Insignia only needs to sit 10 people down with the instructions to determine where they could be clearer. They should spend the time on testing their documentation to avoid problems down the line! These headphones work well for their purpose and I'm happy with them. I dinged one star because the user documentation is so poorly presented.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy Install TV Wireless Headphones

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    Ozarksguy
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    I purchased these wireless headphones because my hearing is poor. These are easy to install and easy to operate. They are a good value for the money if you don't care whether or not you have stereo output.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mom's Enjoying Her TV Shows Again!

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    Shell
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    Device setup was simple as it provided multiple ways to connect to your TV. Pairing was quick and had it up and running in about 15 minutes but did allow the headset to fully charge after testing. Couldn't be happier as my Mom (86 years young) has lost about 45% of her hearing and struggled with clarity in voices coming from the TV speakers. Had even purchased her a sound bar but that only made things louder and not clearer. These headsets brought me to tears seeing the smile on her face when she put them on and said she could understand EVERYTHING the TV characters were saying!! Just wish I had purchased sooner!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable Headphones with Good Sound

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    AcurNet
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    The Insignia - NS-HAWHP2 Wireless headphones are really comfortable headphones with a nice quality sound. They are easy to setup. Simply charge them up and you are good to go for hours of listening without disturbing others. I like to use them for listening to the television more than anything. They make video games and action movies sound great. The headset dock neatly on the tower and is a really convenient way to store the headphones when not in use. I would recommend these to everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Posted
    Chris
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    We had to reconfigure our cable hook up to the amp and TV because the headphone docking station needs to be plugged into audio out. But once we got that all moved around, the headphones work great. It is such a relief to hear and understand what is being said on TV!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    married? Buy this

    Posted
    Headphones
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    Very easy to setup. Should have purchased this years ago. The sounds are very good, spouse can watch another tv in other area of home and not disturb me. we finally get some sleep, Buy it! Can't go wrong with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    Mark
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    Wireless tv headphones are great and easy to set up. Help out quite a bit for hearing impaired so volume can be turned down on tv

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall they're good

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    Rcroker
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    So, it's not what I expected but decent quality. It was easy to set up, and easy to use. The volume is not what I expected I had to turn the TV up to 70 while a vacuum was running, the volume on the headphones were at max. WIth that being said I was using the headphone jack instead of the digital. The ease of set up is nice. It would be great if they had a bluetooth feature to connect to your phone or to the tv, but overall good product.

    I would recommend this to a friend