AFTER I POSTED THIS, IT OCCURRED TO ME THAT A BETTER FORUM WOULD HAVE BEEN "GENERAL" AS MY HEADPHONES AREN'T COMPUTER HARDWARE IN THIS INSTANCE. SO, REVEREND, COULD YOU (OR SOMEONE) CHANGE THIS?
They come with a transmitter that plugs into power and to my TV or DVD player or a VCR. And mostly they work fairly well. The sound is usually quite clear. On the headset there is a volume control and a slider switch with 2 settings,A and B, at opposite ends of the slider. There appear to be basically 2 inbetween and very precise positions of the slider where the reception is best.
But sometimes I notice that if I move my head back even 2" or sideways the same amount, the sound becomes next to inaudible or simply gets just too blurry. Move my head back to where it was and all is well again.
And yet sometimes moving my head like this has no negative effect whatsoever. And when a decrease in volume/clarity occurs, I can often bring it back with just a minutest adjustment of the slider.
What's going on--how does this headphone setup work--is what I experience normal behavior for this type of audio transmission? How can I correct the problem?
I don't want headphones with a wire to them from my TV or DVD.
Are there headphones that broadcast without this directional problem and if so who makes them?
These headphones cost about $40-50 a couple of years ago. They had already been superceded by newer models when I bought them.
One other quirk is that my hand approaching or being moved away from the headphones will sometimes cause the volume to increase/decrease.