Advent AW770 Headphones

AW770

ADVENT 900MHz DELUXE

User Reviews (3)

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alonz929   AudioPhile [Oct 08, 2003]
Strength:

Awesome bass, decent highs, super-long range, plus stellar build quality and value highlight this product.

Weakness:

Supplied Ni-Cd AAA batteries don't do this product justice. Ni-MH rechargeables may be a worthwhile upgrade.

Great value for the $60 that I paid for them. Very surprising sound output, although not perfect. The slight hiss of the FM reception taints the overall quality of the music, but it's certainly nothing to fuss about.

Similar Products Used: Only corded heaphones from Coby, Philips, SonicBlue, and Panasonic.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
bgodkin   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 29, 2002]
Strength:

Price, performance, weight, AAA ni-cads easy to come by in need of replacement. Excellent Lows and Mids. Range is great, through walls and everything.

Weakness:

Finicky power switch at first but it cleared up. Lack of a charging status light. Highs are good but could be better but then again they are headphones. Transmitter hiss between tracks is annoying if You are not use to cordless headphones. Not overly annoying though.

I am very impressed at the range and performance of these headphones. I have been using heaphones alot for the last 5 years as I work nights and my family is asleep when I am awake. This s the first pair of cordless I have owned and will definatly be using them alot. I would definatly recommend them to anyone.

Similar Products Used: Nothing cordless. Sony MDRCD60 corded. Kenwood Corded. etc.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
PScooter63   Audio Enthusiast [May 16, 2002]
Strength:

Phenomenal transmission range, with little signal degradation. More comfortable and lightweight than many similar products, despite the bulk. The fact that they use AAA-size rechargable batteries (included) is a plus. Many competing products use specialty-sized batteries.

Weakness:

Stated S/N ratio of 60dB is definitely nominal. High-frequency transmitter hiss is very soft but omnipresent, and completely independent of input or output volume levels. Charging cord is too short (18") for my needs; I purchased a six-foot 1/8" monophonic extension cord from Radio Shack to compensate. Although the manual claims it has overcharge-protection circuitry, it would have been nice to have at least one of the two LEDs on the phones themselves indicate the status of charging. Having to wait several hours to find out whether the charge system was working at all was initially a little disconcerting.

I would not pay much more for these... great lows, but highs are only a little better than commerical FM stations. These fill the bill nicely for at-work or television listening, but for critical applications, I would look elsewhere. FYI, the audio level threshold light on the front of the transmitter seems to light at 0dB. If you follow the printed instructions and set the output level so that the light flickers 50% of the time, you WILL get input distortion. I adjusted mine to flicker only slightly at maximum input volume. As long as your expectations are not audiophile-level, and you''re not paying full price for them ($100), you should be quite satisfied. I certainly am so far.

Similar Products Used: Infrared "TV Listener" headphones sold through Brookstone several years ago... relatively expensive ($85) and shorter-ranged, but quieter S/N ratio.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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