When it comes to professionally installed and designed entertainment rooms, we frequently tackle issues related to acoustics, light management, comfort, and power management. One topic that is often left untouched is the necessity or preference for a “quiet” or private home entertainment setting.
The reasons behind wanting this type of configuration are endless, but to mention a few, they may include constraints in sound isolation due to thin walls, the need for auditory privacy due to R rated content, or wanting to make sure a home is newborn baby-friendly.
The silent entertainment room is not necessarily one that will always be enjoyed with headphones, but rather it is one that gives you the option, based on each particular situation, to move from high quality, speaker-served surround sound to digitally-enhanced wireless sound transferred to high quality headphones.
Up until a few years ago, the idea of a high-quality wireless transmission for sound was not even on the horizon. Currently, advances in headphone design and seamless pairing with transmission units make this implementation not only possible, but also desirable.
What Should You Look For in Wireless Headsets?
Multi-Unit Integration- Your new silent room implementation should be set up in such a way that you can pair it with a number of compatible headsets. This will allow you to enjoy your silent set-up in good company when needed. Say hello to stay-at-home date night after the kids have gone to bed.
Comfort and Ergonomic Design- Your wireless headphones should facilitate a comfortable and lightweight hearing experience. The closer they are to making you feel like they are not there the better the headset. Think unobtrusive.
Clarity in Sound Delivery- The highs and midrange should be clear and both treble and bass should be well balanced. Your listening experience should be up-to-par with the acoustical qualities of your home theatre room. The signal loss should be minimal.
Battery Life- This is a very important feature on any wireless device. Your installer should recommend a set that offers rechargeable batteries. Duration of the battery should be sufficient to last you for a few hours, enough to enjoy a movie or two or an important sporting event.
Transmission Distance- Ask your professional installer to help you select wireless componentry with a transmission distance that makes sense for your space. If your home theatre is large and you are prone to wonder around, you will want your set to give you flawless coverage with no signal loss or blind spots.
Incorporating wireless listening technology into your home entertainment system is an upgrade that makes sense and will add to the quality of life of everyone in the family. If you have not yet upgraded consider all the benefits you are missing.