Whilst most of us like to make the most of our home cinema systems by turning the sound up, others, such as the hard of hearing, have to. This unfortunately can make it uncomfortable for everyone else in the room with volume levels so high. Fortunately, this is where the Geemarc CL7400 Wireless Headphones come in.
The Geemarc CL7400 headphones work in a clever way. They actually amplify the audio signal to higher volume levels and allow it to be controlled independently of the main television. This means that the person wearing the headphones gets to listen at a volume they can enjoy, and everyone else in the room can listen to the sound normally.
How the headphones work
In the box we’re presented with a small variety of audio cables, a power cable, the headphone base unit and of course the headphones themselves.
Connecting it all is a fairly simple affair – plug in the red and white phono connectors to the back of your television or home cinema system, and then into your headphone base unit, together with the power cable. You’re then ready to go, and it’s just a simple case of powering the headphones on.
The headphones themselves are wireless which make it easy to get up and move around, or even do the gardening in! The quoted range of 50m in open space isn’t far off and was very impressive.
Although the headphones are wireless they don’t need any batteries as they are fully rechargeable – simply sit them on top of the base station and leave to them to charge while they’re not in use.
Volume, and plenty of it
The Geemarc CL7400 have been specifically designed for the hard of hearing so it is no surprise to hear that they are especially good in this department. The volume of each channel can be controlled independently using the buttons on each side which gives the headphones more flexibility – the overall tone can also be adjusted from the side also.
As well as impressive volume the headphones are also light and comfortable in use and one could certainly use them for extended periods without discomfort.
They only slight downside we noticed was there was sometimes a high level of hiss, but this depended on the broadcast. Overall the sound was well balanced and precise without being too forward.
The Geemarc CL7400 headphones then are an impressive solution for those who are hard of hearing and despite the relatively high price, they will certainly be worth the cost.