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Big mistake buying these!.
on 2 June 2013
Regrettably, I ignored the many negative reviews, well they are Panasonic so how bad can they be?;
Received: 23/April/2013, so have given the items over 5 weeks of use before reviewing them, unlike some reviewers who have barely gotten them from the box before screaming delight!.
Use: Watching films etc. via Panasonic TX-P42X50B
I bought these as an update for an old pair of Philips wireless headphones and I chose the Panasonic as it is usually a reliable/respected breed and it would be a compatible match for the TV.
Charge holding: "up to 15 hours of operating time between charges" ...Nothing like that!, 3 hours if your lucky!, after which the sound becomes crackly and fuzzy, this is a problem not just because of sound distortion but charging these things takes many more hours than you get to use them.
Sound, ok for the first hour or so then the fun starts: retuning!.
Comfort: There is none!. These headphones should be called 'head-clamps' as that is what they feel like, and no I do not have a large head!, mine is average female size so god help average headed males!.
Tuning: Every time you put them on they need tuning in!, moving your head or, god forbid, resting your head back on a cushion can result in the same. Retuning is much more fiddly than tuning the old transistor radios as, of course, you must do this whilst they are clamped round your head, getting it right is very difficult and very frustrating, especially as you know you will have to do the same should you remove for a short time.
Some say 'you get what you pay for', I do not agree with the statement as every penny spent should equal value regardless, and this item is not worth the £49 I paid for them, in fact I don't feel they have any value at all given they do not do the job they promise. Use, after a full charge is less than a third of that advertised and the constant retuning takes away any little pleasure these things may have offered, so the pain of wearing them is a lot less acceptable.
Though the hassle of returning them is off putting I suspect that's what I shall do, as they have become back up for a very old, comfortable, stable pair of Philips head phones that stay tuned in regardless of how long they sit unused, in my case over 18 months!.
Advice: Do not buy them, and certainly do not buy them for an aged relative as they will find them uncomfortable, difficult, fiddly and frustrating to use.