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Equinox Wireless Poll  

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  1. 1. Do you use the Equinox Bluetooth, the WM08 module, both, or none? Follow up posts explaining your vote will provide important information. I'd ask people make a little extra effort on this one. Please pick one of the first five options, and one of the last two if appropriate. Thanks.

    • I use the Bluetooth exclusively
      54
    • I use the WM08 module exclusively
      13
    • I use both depending on the situation (please explain below)
      10
    • I prefer to use the built in speaker
      10
    • I prefer wired headphones
      13
    • When I use the WM08, I do so mainly for faster responses
      9
    • When I use the WM08, I do so mainly to make wired headphones wireless
      11


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At first I ran just the speaker, but now am using wireless apt-x LL headphones. Never could get used to the wired headphones supplied. I found that with the headphones I was hearing fainter signals that may or may not have a display value which turned out to be a worthy dig. I hope someday there will be bone conduction headphones with apt-x ll or a design similar to shooting range headphones where one can also hear the ambient environment for safety; not to suppress sound but to simply hear both.

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Yes.  I obtained a short audio patch cable for my Gray Ghost MDT headphones which have a detachable non-coiled audio cable similar to any wireless BT headset nowadays, attached the WM08 to the Headpho

I have tried multiple styles of wireless modules and bluetooth headsets - and while I realize the latency should be un-noticeable, I have always felt a slight hesitation in the target tone before it h

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I just plug in the headphones provided with my Equinox and haven't bothered to mess with the wireless stuff.😉

 

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I use mainly the wm08 module because it's way faster than the Bluetooth. I can hear the difference on polluted ancient sites. (Mineralization and iron)

Wired directly to the control box or using just the speaker is way more faster, but i don't like being Wired directly to my machine because i would have to remove the headphones every time,  i don't like using the speaker because i want to pay attention to what I'm listening, ambiance sounds like the wind can be a problem and i won't be as much focused as i am while using the headphones.

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I use the wm8 most of the time.

Either with high quality senheiser ear buds or a small speaker mounted on my hat.

I do like the external speaker for its convenience if I'm only picking the detector up for a quick swing.

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I use the WM08 exclusively because it allows me to use my own headphones that I had built by Minelab Mal (minelab owners forum)

They are second to none in my opinion and I have had a good number of phones over my 40 years of detecting. 

the Bluetooth ones are ok but using mine with the WM08 means I get no outside noises and the tones are sharp and clear

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Since getting the Quest headphones, I've used nothing else.

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I have voted Steve  👍

The answer though is "it all depends". 

I prefer to use the speaker as it is nice and loud, I don't like headphones much and I can wear a broad brimmed hat when using the speaker.   

But, when I am around people the speaker is annoying for them. 

So, I sometimes use the supplied headphones which I actually find quite comfortable and user friendly.  I also used them recently at the beach due to the wave noise and have also used them next to a river for the same reason.  Ditto for windy days in the bush.  

I have used the WM08 several times with some Phillips sports earphones attached as it keeps me wireless from the detector, allows me to wear a wide hat and also allows me to hear my surrounds better than wearing the full over ear headphones. 

But roughly 80% of the time - I use the speaker.   

Cheers, N.E.   

 

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I use the wireless when I can, and the direct wired for beach hunting when close to the water.

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Sorry Steve , none of the choices really defined what I have done so far....so I didn't do the poll , I think I'm in an "all of the above" category for the time being....

 I've used the speaker and the ML wireless HPs  ( not bad) , Still need to try out the WM08 with all my other wired HPs and IEMs (lots to choose from) .

 I have a pair of Master and Dynamic BT wireless ( i never heard of them either) that don't seem to want to pair to the 800.....arrrrrrrrrr!

They are the best sounding HPs I've ever owned  BY FAR , so maybe have to use the WM08 with them and the wire option... still a lot of experimenting to go until I have a preferred set up.(The M&D were a gift from a friend that reviews HPs for audiophile magazines , He was downsizing to move into an RV,,,and sent me a box full of various models from his endless collection ! ) 

Totally ruined me for using any other model ,,including my old faves from the road doing shows !  I called to thank him but ended up good naturedly telling him off for ruining all my other HPs as adequate !  skuh kuh kuh kuh kuh  They are around $600 and I'm SO glad he didn't send any of the really high end ones (up to $5K)

Stay Tuned.............

 

 

 

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