I don’t know how many people are in my position, but my wife is working on a book in the living room and would not be able to concentrate if I listened to the stereo. So as a solution, I purchased an Acoustic Research wireless headset, model AWD209, at J and R yesterday for $99. I am listening to “Ben Webster and Associates” directly from the CD player right now with the amplifier on mute and it sounds terrific. I should mention that the headsets are not a solution when I am listening to the FM tuner since the mute button on my Rotel Preamp/tuner also mutes the headset when it is plugged in. Maybe your receiver has a switch for speakers or headset, but mine does not. But the bottom line is that this is one terrific sounding headset as well as marriage-friendly.