Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

August 30, 2009

Acoustic Research wireless headset

Filed under: consumer guide — louisproyect @ 5:44 pm

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.

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  1. Sounds like nice gear. I recently rediscovered my early model IPOD shuffle, which sold for a frugal fifty bucks back in the day, and despite the alleged inferior quality of MP3 recorded sound it’s a great little “marriage saving” tool. It’s great for plugging into late evenings (my spouse racks up tennish, I’m usually too keyed up to rest until much later) when music calls. And a dose of Stuff Smith has been my recent self-medication after another day dealing with our cretin’s paradise.

    Beyond the technical toy thing, being able to crank Stuff without distrubing the spouse is a quality reality check for we late life violin/fiddle beginners at close of day.

    Comment by Michael Hureaux — September 1, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

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