Has anyone tried them with a metal detector?
I came across an article which displayed some Bose audio sunglasses. The concept was not something I had really considered but when you read about them they are built for athletes that need to be aware of their surroundings to avoid accidents. We detect in areas where we need to avoid accidents and critters also so hearing outside of headphones is beneficial. This would also have the potential of eliminating hot and or uncomfortable headphones for me in the desert. I don't think they could work well at the beach with crashing waves.
Maybe we can begin a review of these Bose and other audio sunglasses here. Of course there would need to be some with LL and other technical specifications to work with our equipment but it could also be a new product idea for one of these companies.
By Nokta Detectors
Dear Valued Members,
We are adding 2 new headphones to our line-up.
1)NOKTA MAKRO KOSS HEADPHONES W/WATERPROOF CONNECTOR
Compatible with all waterproof Nokta Makro Detectors – Kruzer/Anfibio/Simplex
Allows the user to submerge the whole detector in water for shallow underwater hunting.
(The headphones are not waterproof).
2)NOKTA MAKRO KOSS HEADPHONES W/6.3mm JACK – for land use
BOTH HEADPHONES HAVE IN-LINE VOLUME CONTROL, ADJUSTABLE HEADBAND and SPIRAL CABLE.
Last week, I attempted to power on the ML 80 headphones I use with the Equinox 800. I purchased these new in March 2019. They would not power on. I charged them: the 3 red LEDs flash for about 10 minutes and then turn off, as if headphones were charged. But, the headphones still will not power on.
I attempted to contact my dealer and ML, but neither have yet responded. Does anybody have any novel ideas to try, or troubleshooting, remedies? I would greatly appreciate the help!
Over the years we've touched on the difference between High Impedance vs. Low Impedance headphones. Historically, the headphones designed for detecting have been High Impedance, and all were equipped with 1/4 inch headphone plug. Everyone developed a preference for their brand because of the way they fit and sound. These days more detectors are set up for the 1/8 inch headphone plugs and a few detecting headphones have offered that choice. The technology is clearly moving away from all wired headphones in favor of wireless. The market is really directed at music and communication devices, not detecting. I'm just curious how the impedance issue affects the newer technology. The latency of wireless is a completely separate discussion, but may be necessary to understand the importance of Impedance.
I have always used in ear monitors rather than over the ear headphones. It's just more practical in the desert environment of sunny Yuma. The majority of "ear buds" for lack of a better term are low impedance designed for listening to music on low powered handheld players. The high impedance ear monitors are available but quite expensive. The GPZ tends to overpower el cheapo ear buds and produces a really unpleasant sound.
My question is twofold: what was our understanding of the importance of Impedance in the old days with wired headphones and how/if that has changed with wireless.
Went out to 2 different beaches for a mix of GPX and AQ hunting. Tony repaired my headphones for the AQ and also made me a spare set , along with 2 short cables, so I could zip tie the short cable to the machine, and so I would not break the M8 connector. The short cable also converts the M8 to an M12, a more robust connector going to the headphones. So, for the first AQ hunt in a while, I chose my “spot” to see if I could find any low conductors where the GPX had previously run the 18” DD coil. I did not find any coins in that area, but did find little bits of melted copper and lead. So, I ventured out a bit and found the silver Washington quarter,Mercury dime and all the rest of the other coins. I Later met up with a forum member - Jim in ma, at one of his spots. Thanks for the invite up there. 👍 I used the GPX to see if I could replicate the depth and coin count that I have had previously at my silver beach. This beach was smaller in the dry sand area, but the EMI was considerably less. The sand structure was different too, as I did not hit a clay layer or any of the other layers I was used to. But the principle was the same, and I did score a decent number of coins including the Mercury, silver war nickel & .925 ring. All in all, it was a fun time out.