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Wireless Headphones Interference

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Anonymous
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Wireless Headphones Interference

I had an occasional need for some wireless headphones, the cabled ones were good, but I desired a bit of mobility.

Initially I tried bluetooth, good quality, but the sound lag was annoying when watching TV.

Then I tried wireless headphones, good quality, with no sound lag.

 

Recently I started to get interference, intermittent but regular low level splats.

It sounded to me like mobile phone paging a transmitter.

Changing channel on the HP's made no difference.

 

The interference was not 24/7, more like someone firing up their computer day time.

Today, I checked local wifi using iStumbler mac app.

There was quite a strong signal, on another channel, noise 100% (Whatever that means)

Lightbulb moment, could it be my not so near neighbour firing up his computer and going online via router....

 

Checked timings with him.....

 

It was.

He changed his wifi router channel, and the interference disappeared.

 

Noise is now just 2%.

 

Happy Bunny

 

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Community Gaffer
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Re: Wireless Headphones Interference

Glad to hear you sorted it. As an aside...

Initially I tried bluetooth, good quality, but the sound lag was annoying when watching TV.


A pair of Bluetooth headphones that support AptX would not present this problem (assuming the TV/transmitter itself also supports the codec).

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Product Team
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