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Hearing Impairment and Watching TV in Poor acoustic echoing rooms

Posted by Juan on 11 December 2017

Problem#1: Poor dialogue intelligibility

The sad fact is that todays televisions have very poor quality internal speakers, resulting in awful dialogue intelligibility. Poor dialogue intelligibility inevitably results in you diving for the TVs remote and turning up the volume. Now you have a situation where the TV volume is too loud, which annoys your partner, but the dialogue is still unintelligible, just louder.
Solution: SR175 Sennheiser Wireless Headphone and happy life

Problem#2: Late night Bedtime TV viewing

Watching TV late at night at reasonable volume levels could disrupt your partners sleep:
Solution: SR175 Sennheiser Wireless Headphone and continue your happy life.

Happy wife, Happy life

I have been testing the SR175 headphones, from German Headphone manufacturer Sennhieser, at home for some time. I have never seen my wife happier, I am watching the news on TV at 6 am in total silence while not disturbing her, and with the THE LOUDNESS level I want. Now I am able to wear the SR175s while preparing my morning cupper, or late-night movie watching in bed and it is the same result: no disturbing others.

Room's acoustic nightmare

The SR175 has been also a great acoustic nightmare solver for my entertainment area. Our living/kitchen open floor design is typical of today's modern living areas -hard surfaces all around with tiled floor, glass sliding doors, clean uncluttered walls and large flat ceiling, creating such echo that speech intelligibility become hard to comprehend.

Room acoustic TV watching solution

When watching TV, the room's echo makes following the plot extremely difficult. So  I connected the SR175 Base/chargers optical input to the TV's optical digital out, (which most of today TVs come with, however if your TV is an old unit that does have only analogue audio out, the SR175 also has an analogue input). The moment I heard the movie with the SR175s I was able to hear every little detail in the voices, the dialogue became clearer and I could also turn up the volume as much I liked without altering the TV speakers volume level, which was set at my wife's preferred listening level.

RS175 Sennheiser Headphones- RRP $499  + $50 Bonus Voucher

Features:

  • Closed-backed headphones with 'Kleer' digital wireless technology
  • Exceptional digital audio clarity and transmission range of up to 328ft/100m (line of sight)
  • Enables switching between dynamic bass and virtual surround sound listening modes for situational sound customization
  • Supports analogue and digital audio inputs and allows toggling between the inputs
  • Intelligently designed controls for maximum ease of use
  • Multi-purpose transmitter also functions as 'easy-charge' cradle and docking station
  • Multi-receiver transmission transmitter supports up to two pairs of headphones simultaneously
  • Ergonomic design for enhanced wearing comfort
  • 2-year warranty

Click here for more info: http://www.audiojunction.com.au/shop-product/cordless-headphones/sennheiser-rs-175-digital-wireless-headphones

Author: Juan
Tags: Headphones Sennheiser

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