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My sister called me to help her find some wireless headphones with an adjustable volume knob on the headset. My brother in law has worked in a machine shop for decades and cant hear well. She would like to purchase some wireless heasphones with adjustable volume for $150.00 or less. I told her that quality wireless headphones at that price would be hard to find and that is why I'm seeking everyone's help on this forum. Please help me help my sister. Everyone's help would GREATLY appreciated. Bill
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I have narrowed my choices to these five: Able Planet True Fidelity IR200 for $89.00, Sennheiser HDR 120 for $79.00, Sennheiser PX210BT $159.00, Sony MDR IF245K for $79.00, Sony MDR RF4000K for $113.00. Which one would you prefer and why?.
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Are there any others that I should consider?
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I have narrowed my choices to these five: Able Planet True Fidelity IR200 for $89.00, Sennheiser HDR 120 for $79.00, Sennheiser PX210BT $159.00, Sony MDR IF245K for $79.00, Sony MDR RF4000K for $113.00. Which one would you prefer and why?.

I have used several different wireless headphones, SONY and Sennheiser. Overall, although, at short range, in the office, just across the aisle, I love the Sennheiser, RS 180. A bit pricey but love the fidelity. We have a set of Sennheiser, RS 140 in the living room, I have the RS 180 on my head as I post and my wife has her set on in the living room. We've also used SONY to our satisfaction. Can't say exactly why I gravitate to the Sennheiser over the SONY but if I only had SONY wireless headphones in front of me to buy, I wouldn't hesitate to put a set in the cart. Oh, and FWIW, as backup, not for sale, we have an unused set of SONY, MDR-RFK975RD in the garage. Why? Because wireless headphones have become an important staple in our daily lives.

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A word to the wise if you're not already aware, the distance one can get away from the transmitter is not even close to the stated value. They work great when close to the transmitter but once one gets to the other side of the home or outside, the reception falls like a stone. Depending on the location of the transmitter and overall transmitting conditions, the headsets can be used outside; SONY better than Sennheiser. Of course, the closer to the transmitter, the better. Line of sight is better than on the other side of two or three doorways. Also, I find they're easily interfered with when used in close proximity to an operating microwave oven. As to needing to replace the batteries, the rechargeable batteries in our units are the original batteries and after several years, they're still going strong. Other than those two warnings with an additional notation, I can't say enough good about the described models.
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I have narrowed my choices to these five: Able Planet True Fidelity IR200 for $89.00, Sennheiser HDR 120 for $79.00, Sennheiser PX210BT $159.00, Sony MDR IF245K for $79.00, Sony MDR RF4000K for $113.00. Which one would you prefer and why?.
I am also considering the Sony MDR RF985RK. Any thoughts anyone?
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