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Question Wireless headphones for running on a treadmill

I have a treadmill in our living room, and I like to watch TV or movies while running. The problem is that the treadmill is too loud for me to hear some dialog without cranking the volume up really high, which ends up bothering my wife in another room.

I'd like to find some sort of wireless headphone system that I could use while running. I'd prefer to stay away from Bluetooth if possible since I've heard it can have some lag between the audio and what's being shown on the TV.

The perfect solution would be an RF transmitter that can plug into my home theater system, and an RF receiver that I can plug my wired headphones into. I can't seem to find anything like that. Does that exist? If not, do any of you have any other ideas? Would a Bluetooth solution actually work?

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...and an RF receiver that I can plug my wired headphones into.
If you aren't going wireless, just get an extension cable.

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If you aren't going wireless, just get an extension cable.
The treadmill is a good 15 to 20 feet away from the receiver. I don't mind a short headphone cable hanging off me (especially if I can tuck the receiver in my pocket or something), but I'd prefer not to try to run with a 20 foot cable attaching me to the other side of the room.
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I have four pairs of these http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAW600RF-9...ess+headphones . The reviews are low because it is hard to find replacement batteries, but the trick is to get a similar rechargeable battery and trim the lable on the side to match the old battery. It charges by contact on the bottom/side. My oldest pair is about a decade old and we use them every night.
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I have four pairs of these...
I was hoping to get something a little smaller than that since I'll be running.

I had a nice pair of Sennheiser headphones for my computer that were similar to the ones you linked to. They worked great, but there's no way I'd be able to run with them on. :\
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Have look at Sennheiser, they do have wireless RF headphones e.g. http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-RS1.../dp/B0001FTVEK
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Have look at Sennheiser, they do have wireless RF headphones
Those are almost exactly what I had for my computer. Again, the problem is that they're way too big to run with. I'm looking for something much smaller that would be comfortable enough to run a few miles in.

If possible, I'd like to just plug my existing wired headphones that I take out for jogs into some sort of wireless receiver.
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I didn't even think about in-ear monitors. Most of those are pretty expensive, but seems like it could be worth looking into some more. Thanks!
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I was hoping to get something a little smaller than that since I'll be running.

I had a nice pair of Sennheiser headphones for my computer that were similar to the ones you linked to. They worked great, but there's no way I'd be able to run with them on. :\

Oops. Sorry, we are old and only use them to walk and for slow jogs, so for us the sweat is the only problem since they completely cover the ears.
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