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Clarion WH204

Dual source wireless headphone system

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by Matt Freeman
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Clarion's WH-204 dual source wireless headphone system includes two wireless stereo headphone sets and an IR transmitter with two sets of audio inputs. Why two inputs? It accepts audio output from two different audio/video sources (like a DVD player and video game system), so two people can listen to separate audio tracks on the wireless headphones at the same time!

Each headphone set has an A/B source selector switch and volume control, so each user can select their own volume level and audio source. Each headphone set requires two "AAA" batteries (not included). An Auto ON/OFF microswitch in the earcups saves battery power by turning on the headsets only when audio is playing.

Important Note: The headphones are for passenger use only. Most states prohibit the use of headphones by the driver while operating the vehicle.

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Highlights:

  • in-car wireless headphone system
  • two sets of wireless headphones
  • infrared transmitter accepts two different audio/video sources (female RCA jacks)
  • each headphone set offers independent source selection and volume control
  • infrared transmitter must be mount with a clear "line-of-sight" path to the headphones
  • each headset requires 2 "AAA" batteries (not included)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Note: These headphones are for use in motor vehicles only — they are not designed for home use. We also carry a selection of wireless headphones for home and portable systems.

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  • 2 Pairs of 2-channel IR headphones
  • Ceiling-mount IR transmitter
  • 7" Channel A and Power harness (with 5-pin Molex plug)
  • 8" Channel B harness (with 3-pin Molex plug)
  • 2 Mounting hole covers (for transmitter)
  • 2 Self-tapping screws for mounting transmitter (M4 x 12mm)
  • Owner's Manual/Installation Guide
  • Addendum sheet

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Features

Overview: The Clarion WH204 Dual-channel IR Wireless headphone kit is especially designed for mobile audio/video. The wireless headphones enable you to enjoy music or TV audio without the clutter of cables. Each headphone allows for independent volume and source selection to provide individual and private listening. The system includes two pairs of headphones; additional headphones (WH204H) can be added at any time.

Transmitter: The infrared transmitter is designed to be mounted to the ceiling and out of the way. It features a large 4-1/4" wide, curved IR array window for a wide dispersion of the IR signal. The transmitter features two Molex plugs: one for channel A, power and ground, the other for channel B. Dimensions: Width=4.266", Height=0.996", Depth=3.706"

Headphones: The headphones have foam on-the-ear cups, a plastic adjustable headband, volume control, power switch, and a battery compartment for two "AAA" alkaline batteries (not included). A circuit in the headphones senses when audio is being received and automatically turns on/off the headphone power. A red LED in the right earcup indicates when the headphones are on. A 2-way switch lets you switch between source A and B.

Automatic Level Control: The headphones have an automatic level control to prevent input signal overloading. This assures the signal is clear and free of distortion and protects you from unexpected loud bursts of audio through the headphones.

Important Safety Note: The headphones are for passenger use only! Most states prohibit the use of headphones by the driver while operating the vehicle.

Controls: The headphones have the following controls:

  • Right Earcup:
    • Channel A-B Switch: allows you to switch between channel A and channel B audio
    • Volume: rotary control allows you to adjust the volume of the headphones
  • Left Earcup:
    • Power On/Off Switch: turns the headphones on or off
 
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4 out of 5

Awesome

Written By Craig, Edmonton, AB on Thursday, July 17, 2008
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These things automatically wirelessly connected to my headrest Clarion monitors.
Kids love them and am I ever glad not to have to listen to every Sponge Rob-Square Head video they watch!
6 out of 7 people found this helpful
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