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Philips SBC HC8440 Cordless Headphones

by Philips

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  • Lightweight design improves comfort for prolonged use
  • ALC helps prevent audible distortion of input signals
  • 32mm speaker driver delivers high performance sound
  • FM Wireless transmission for freedom of movement
  • Choose from 2 channels to minimize interference
  • Reduces costs by using rechargeable batteries


Product details

  • Item Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
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  • ASIN: B000ACD5JQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 Nov 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 156,456 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Just imagine it, no hassles with cables, and the freedom to move around and enjoy your music with a quality FM wireless stereo headphone.

Enjoy a comfortable fit and experience better bass performance thanks to the three-way adjustable ear shells that fit naturally around your ears. With a choice of two transmission channels your listening pleasure is protected because you can easily switch to the one with the best reception.

This smart electronic circuit ensures that the audio input level is automatiucally adjusted to the right level, preventing distortion and preserving your listening enjoyment. With high frequency FM wireless transmission, which can even pass through walls, you can even listen to your music when you're in another room.

The durable, lightweight quality materials enhance comfort for extended wearing. The headphone set incorporates facilities for recharging the batteries.


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Customer Reviews

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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. E. Finlayson on 16 Aug 2006
I only bought these yesterday, but I must say they were very easy to setup, and for the price come with quite a few items in the box.

You get:

- the headphones

which are very comfortable and padded and come with a power on / off button (but the transmitter automatically switches off if it detects no sound). a volume control, a channel switcher (both channels were clear for me), and a socket to plug the headphones into the charger.

inside one ear there is an allocation for two rechargeable AAA batteries (supplied philips own brand 550MaH i think!), which has a built in charger (just connect this to the base unit with the supplied lead for 16 hours and you will get about 15 hours charge time).

philips reccommend that you use only their rechargeable batteries if you need to replace them, but i imagine they would be hard to get hold of so i think standard rechargeable batteries would suffice (though i havent tested this), or just standard non-rechargeable batteries if you are stuck).

out of the box you will have to attach the foam earpiece to the side that takes the batteries, this is easily done.

- the receiver

this is quite a small receiver (compared with other larger units that i have seen) that looks quite neat. out of the box it has a wire, that you slot the hollow solid aerial onto.

you need to plug one end of the receiver into a power socket with the supplied transformer, and the other end into the headphone socket that you wish to use.

two lights on the front of the reciever firstly indicate if the reciever is plugged in and secondly if you are charging the headphones.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth D. on 12 July 2008
We love these headphones that you can wear around the house and still follow what goes on on the television. Great for keeping in touch with the cricket and still do other things.
Also, you can watch television without disturbing others in the room who might not be interested in the programme.
Of course, as an other reviewer says, there is background noise when you have the headphones on but no reception. Why put them on in the first place if you don't need them?
We recommend them, especially to families with teenagers and parents with different programme tastes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 26 May 2008
Opened the box and charged them for 16 hours as instructed. Using them today and they're fantastic. I walk all around my flat listening to my entire MP3 collection on my computer (using WinAmp), free from wires. Unlike the other reviewers, I find the sound quality great, even in the kitchen doing the washing up. Maybe it's different if you have a big house. I'm in a 1-bed flat.

Very happy with my purchase, they're comfortable as well and the volume control is very useful.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Thrope on 5 May 2008
I've been eyeing up a £300 pair of Bose noise reducing headphones and saw these yesterday in PC World for £35 and I couldn't resist trying a cordless set-up (will re-visit the Bose idea next year).

I am using them to play music stored on my laptop and I am totally astonished. The sound quality exceded my expections for a cheap wireless bit of kit.

I've been all over the house, doing the washing up in the kitchen, upstairs moaning at my daughter about the state of her room etc and the music has gone everywhere with me!

Great range (I haven't been out in the garden but, I reckon I'll be able to wash the car out in the road with no problem).

They work well with The Cure, Mark Hollis, Sibelius and Bruckner. I've only had them charged up from today and they're on 9 hours 45 minutes and going strong. The box says they can do 15 hrs - we'll see.

If you want wireless convenience and you don't demand high-end fidelity, you shouldn't be disappointed with these. I'm very pleased with them.

Gary
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29 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Manny V on 10 Feb 2006
Cannot connect to a DVD player directly as the connections option provided are 3.5mm stereo Jack and adaptor for 1/4 jack. No RCA option. The lead is permanently connected to the tranmitter base further reducing your options. Sound quality terrible even to a layman like me. Bass effect poor. Volume even at highest level is weak. Distortion. Construction flimsy with adjustment to head set limited to an elastic band. Charging also flimsy with no docking option. Burnt my money. Will do more research before buying.
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