1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

Wireless Headphones - need suggestion

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by jer99, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. jer99

    jer99 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2013
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Gerald
    I'm considering purchasing the Yamaha RX A3020 to supply two rooms.
    I would like to buy a set or wireless headphones that would not eliminate the sound from the TV when in use. Something that would allow me to crank the volume a bit on the headphones but keep the speakers lower.
    I was looking at the MDRD S6500 - it has optical but I dont know if 1) the Yamaha has optical out and 2) if it would do what I want.
    I was looking at the Sennheiser S170 but I was told those would either plug into the headphone jack and eliminate the speaker sound, or, plug into preamp with a latency problem.

    Anyone know of anything I can use to accomplish what I want?
     
  2. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
    HW Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    17,041
    Likes Received:
    894
    Location:
    Chicago-ish/NW Indiana
    Real Name:
    Sam
    The 3020 has Zone 2 Digital output(it is right on the spec page).If using the same source for both things at the same time, you get 2.0 pcm in both areas(all Zone 2 Digital AVR, which there aren't many, do that. You can't ask a DAC to decode the same source two ways).
     
  3. jer99

    jer99 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2013
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Gerald
    That sounds good, but with my limited knowledge I'm still confused.
    OK, so I use Zone 1 for one room, zone 2 for the other. If someone is utilizing zone 1 for say the blu-ray and someone else zone 2 for the direcTv.....

    If the headphones are plugged into digital output, doesnt it "take away" the sound from the speakers? or, does it send the sound to the speakers AND the digital out.

    If I'm using Zone 1 for 1 room and zone 2 for another, can a digital wireless headphone work the way I want?

    I would prefer the Sennheiser ( common batteries), but it doesnt have a digital input apparently. I'm open to suggestions there as well.

    How does everyone handle having headphones and speakers?
     
  4. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
    HW Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    17,041
    Likes Received:
    894
    Location:
    Chicago-ish/NW Indiana
    Real Name:
    Sam
     
  5. Dougofthenorth

    Dougofthenorth Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    124
    Likes Received:
    14
    Real Name:
    Doug
     
  6. jer99

    jer99 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2013
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Gerald
    Sennheiser just got back and said that the headphones use the RCA jacks. If I use the RCA jacks and the speakers are wired, will the Yamaha play through both?

    Someone else said that the Yamaha will not use HDMI input and push it out through the RCA Audio jacks, true?
     
  7. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
    HW Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    17,041
    Likes Received:
    894
    Location:
    Chicago-ish/NW Indiana
    Real Name:
    Sam
    Nope. Digital in, digital out.Get headphones that do have optical.
     
  8. jer99

    jer99 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2013
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Gerald
    So if I get headphones that use optical, by using opitcal out for the headphones on the yamaha, would that negate the speaker wires out?
    or, could they work in unison?
     
  9. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
    HW Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    17,041
    Likes Received:
    894
    Location:
    Chicago-ish/NW Indiana
    Real Name:
    Sam
    Unison.Again....The toslink(optical) doesn't know what it is connected to. Ergo, it has zero, nada, nil, not a single possible, at all, period, end of story...Effect on speaker output.
     

Share This Page