I will be taking the Simplex swimming this summer, and looked into some underwater headphones. N/M makes UW phones for the Kruzer and Anfibio,
and they will also work on the Simplex. On some of the forums some of the owners of the N/M UW phones mentioned they are not loud enough.
I ran into the same issue with the nox phones from Minelab. Too quiet for my 60 yr old ears. I ended up getting some LS Pelso phones and they had nice volume.
But I sold them along with the nox last year. I checked with kellyco who is a distributor for Pelso, and they did not know if Pelso made the UW phones for
The Simplex, Kruzer and Anfibio. I went on Ebay. and sure enough there was one set for the Simplex that the manufacturer in Hungary had listed.
Cost $94 with one week shipping. Well they arrived today. I plugged them into the Simplex, turned it on, still had the volume in the machine cranked up to 4, swept a quarter past the coil, and my head almost exploded. 🤢!! I turned the volume down in the Simplex to 1, and the volume is just right for me now.
If you need a louder set of UW phones, check out the Pelso brand. A nice snug fit, good quality as well. HH & Swimming.
Using Wi Stream module is helping me vs Bluetooth wireless headphones.
Like to hear some other folks reports using Wi Stream with Nox in difficult sites.
Just ordered these:
and paired with one of these portable chargers (for example)::
am wondering if it will work prospecting in the US Southwest desert. (If not it won't be the first time I've wasted $10, even this month.) I'll report back when they arrive, but given it's Christmas rush for shippers it may not be until after Christmas.
Here's a link to a Google Search which shows several places to buy the above speakers. And just one choice of the USB charger/power-pack of many on the market.
By Steve Herschbach
The Minelab ML-80 headphone is made by another company and sold under other brand names. The Miccus Stealth SR-71 has been a popular alternative. Unfortunately an update has possibly made the latest version of these headphones incompatible with the Minelab Equinox. From this ad:
"IMPORTANT NOTE FOR METAL DETECTOR USE: The current SR-71 Bluetooth 5.0 release DOES NOT work with metal detecting equipment. The reviews are citing earlier 4.2 versions of the headphones."
This also for the Miccus website:
"Are different brands of Bluetooth products compatible? Yes. Bluetooth manufacturers are required to make their Bluetooth products compatible with all other Bluetooth devices; failure to meet this requirement means products cannot legally display the Bluetooth logo. Just because a device is Bluetooth enabled, however, does not mean it supports the A2DP stereo music profile. All Miccus Bluetooth products support A2DP and will only work with other Bluetooth devices that support the A2DP profile as well."
Does anyone have any recommendations for aftermarket aptX low latency headphones for the 800? I have hearing problems and I am not happy with the sound quality of the Minelab headphones. They have a mushy sound and I prefer a crisper sound. I have Killer B's that sound much better but I prefer not to deal with a wired connection