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Soundstream VHP-12

Infrared wireless headphones

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Soundstream's VHP-12 wireless headphones

These headphones fold flat into their carrying case for easy storage.

Soundstream's VHP-12 wireless headphones round out your vehicle's back-seat theater experience by allowing your passengers to enjoy the show without bothering anyone else. These headphones connect wirelessly to a compatible IR transmitter, like that found in the Soundstream SHDM-103 headrest monitor, offering dual-channel operation that ensures uninterrupted reception of the sound. You can also play music from almost any other source, using the VHP-12's auxiliary input.

Comfortable and convenient

These headphones feature over-the-ear foam cup and an adjustable headband for a comfortable fit. They fold flat to fit into their compact, hard plastic carrying case for convenient storage. They also include a volume control, an on/off switch, and feature automatic level control to prevent signal overloading and unwanted distortion. You'll also find noise-isolating technology that reduces static, along with an automatic power-off feature which saves battery life when no audio signal is detected for a few minutes. Warranty: 1 year. 

Soundstream VHP-12 Reviews

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3 Reviews

Soundstream VHP-12 headsets

Written by: Diondrae from Kansas City, KS on January 24, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I simply feel these headsets are not ready for the market. I wouldn't recommend to anyone. You may be better off just using your plug ins.

Pros: Not sure.

Cons: IR transmission is very weak unless plugged your getting feedback from headsets via usage of USB thumb drive that has music or movies on it. Even so I experience an unpleasant way of sitting in order to receive just subpar performance. I can't turn my head to the left without experiencing a break in audio. There is always a constant hissing sound which is a distraction to the audio. In my opinion this product seems to be a first generation tester product which is not ready for the market.


Written by: Anonymous from Warner Robins, GA on August 19, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They connected to the soundstream headset screens I purchased but not well. They had an awful noise and would cut in & out during playback. Wasn't satisfied so I returned them. As usual Crutchfield took care of me although the return of funds has been uncharacteristically slow.

Pros: The hard case and the fact they fold flat.

Cons: Horrible sound/connectivity.


Written by: MikeyH from Rockland, NY on July 10, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So far OK. The price was good and they paired up immediately with my SYNC system on my Expedition. After only a couple of uses my kids have stated to complain about static. The batteries are fresh so that's not the cause. It will bare monitoring.

Pros: Quick connect

Cons: Some early static

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What's in the box?

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  • IR wireless headphone
  • Carrying case
  • User's Manual

Product Research


IR Wireless Headphones: The Soundstream VHP-12 IR wireless headphones operates off of a carrier frequency of 2.8/3.8MHz for the right channel and 2.3/3.2MHz for the left channel. The wireless headphones require two "AAA" alkaline batteries, which are not supplied. The lightweight headphones offer an adjustable fit with comfortable soft vinyl ear-pads. The battery compartment is on the left earpiece, while the On/Off button is located on the right earpiece. The right earpiece also has a rotary volume thumbwheel control, and a red LED which illuminates when power is on. The headphones Auto Power Off feature turns the headphone's power automatically off after a few minutes without receiving a signal source.

Compatibility: These IR wireless headphones are designed to work with Soundstream headrest & overhead monitors which feature a built-in IR audio headphone transmitter.

Audio Input Jack: The right earpiece is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input to connect a portable MP3 player or mobile phone with music. Audio cable not included.

Carrying Case: The earcups rotate and the headphones fold flat for easy storage in the included carrying case.

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