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I would like to be able to use headphones with my system wirelessly.

I need a link with a transmitter that would connect to my preamp outputs and a receiver to plug the headphones into.

My power amplifier can remain off so the speakers do not operate.

Does anyone know of such a system that will provide a high quality audio link?
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Update: Sorry I read your post more closely.
Sound like you want to use your headphones with a wireless transmitter/receiver.
I know of none that are acceptable that are reasonably priced.
There are pro solutions for live sound but these are not inexpensive. Also not sure of how well they perform.
My suggestions would be to look at what I posted below.


I use the Sennheiser RS220 and they sound great.
Analog inputs sound good, digital sound great.

If these are these are out of budget both the 180's are nice. The 170's are ok.
One of the few that do not use compression.
http://en-us.sennheiser.com/wireless-headphones


Long thread on Head-fi http://www.head-fi.org/t/574847/sennheiser-rs220-availability
More impressions http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-wireless
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Thank for the information.

The 170 and 180 look good.

I was hoping for a wireless link that was separate from the headphones, so that any headphone can be plugged into a receiver box, but maybe that doesn't exist.
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I am looking at the 180 and 220 at Amazon.

I would pay for the 220 if it sounds better, but maybe the 180 would sound as good.

I am thinking that the extra cost of the 220 is because it has a digital input, which I won't use.

I will be connecting to the analog outputs of my Audio Research preamp.

Any thought on the sound quality of the 180 vs the 220?
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180's sound great for TV, movies and casual music listening. IMHO the 220's are much better and good enough for more focused listening.
Heck order both and keeps the ones you like.
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Thanks again for the help.

Sennheiser says both models are "audiophile quality", and seem to have essentially the same specs, so I am going to give the 180 a try.

My guess is that the difference in cost is the added DAC of the 220, which I have no use for.

I will primarily be using the OPPO BDP-95 player with balanced outputs to my Audio Research LS-26 preamp, and its output will go to the headphone transmitter.

Again, thanks for your help.

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Great
Let us know how everything turns out.
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I am very pleased with the 180 headphones.

The sound quality is nearly is good as my speakers, and the headphones are lightweight and have a huge adjustment range.

The range is also great; I haven't found anywhere in my house that they don't give 100% performance.

You just set place the headphones on the stand for charging, and each headphone has a NiMH AAA cell for power.

I am amazed at the amount of sound they can get from a single 1.4 V cell.
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I would like to be able to use headphones with my system wirelessly.

I need a link with a transmitter that would connect to my preamp outputs and a receiver to plug the headphones into.

My power amplifier can remain off so the speakers do not operate.

Does anyone know of such a system that will provide a high quality audio link?

I'm happy with my RS 170s.
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I am very pleased with the 180 headphones.

The sound quality is nearly is good as my speakers, and the headphones are lightweight and have a huge adjustment range.

The range is also great; I haven't found anywhere in my house that they don't give 100% performance.

You just set place the headphones on the stand for charging, and each headphone has a NiMH AAA cell for power.

I am amazed at the amount of sound they can get from a single 1.4 V cell.

Great to hear.
I don't think Sennheiser makes a bad product.
I have the amazing 800's an older pr of the 600's and just picked up a pr. of HD201 for my little guy. For $30 they are just fantastic!
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I also have the 180s, great sounding headphones, amazing for a wireless product. I agree on the range, it is superb all throughout the house.
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