Wireless Headphones Monitoring System

G22

New member
Hi,

I heard on this forum that analog wireless headphones system exist and that id be able to monitor my voice with 0 delay like if it was wired.

Id like a receiver rack unit that could do at least 2 headphones.
  1. I have a Behringer XR18 that I'm using for broadcast/podcast/streaming. I'd like to use the headphone out or a XLR aux bus out.
  2. I have a Motu M.2 that I'm using for home studio recording. I'd like to use the RCA output to connect to the receiver
My actual headphones are Focal Listen, I could keep them for mixing wired but when I do live monitoring I'd like something that's:
  • Comfortable
  • Delivers great sound quality
  • Long lasting batteries
  • Good wireless distance
  • No cracks, pops, interference of any sorts
Thank you for helping me!
 

rob aylestone

Well-known member
Personally, if it has to be radio (because BT is not designed for low latency) it has to be the analogue Sennheiser G2 or G3 for me. However - and it is a big however, I'd not use it for mission critical mixing. There is a companding system - so it's squashed and stretched. There is also RF noise potentially and all the other stuff that goes with RF links.

I've got a load of IEM gear, and I would never use it in my studio.

You WILL get pops, crackles, interference, odd warbling sounds and randomness - it comes with the system. A single unit on it's own has less of these artefacts, but, they still happen - randomly, and always at the worst time. On stage, I have had a few occasions where part way through a show my IEM feed has been replaced by a DJ in the building next door, even though the RF path from IEM transmitter to me was less than 5m!

If you want the best quality - an RF link is the worst thing you can do. Cables are transparent.
 

Papanate

Active member
Hi,

I heard on this forum that analog wireless headphones system exist and that id be able to monitor my voice with 0 delay like if it was wired.

Id like a receiver rack unit that could do at least 2 headphones.
  1. I have a Behringer XR18 that I'm using for broadcast/podcast/streaming. I'd like to use the headphone out or a XLR aux bus out.
  2. I have a Motu M.2 that I'm using for home studio recording. I'd like to use the RCA output to connect to the receiver
My actual headphones are Focal Listen, I could keep them for mixing wired but when I do live monitoring I'd like something that's:
  • Comfortable
  • Delivers great sound quality
  • Long lasting batteries
  • Good wireless distance
  • No cracks, pops, interference of any sorts
Thank you for helping me!
You could try the Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Headphones or the Apple AirPods Max. Both color the sound - the Sennheiser's a less so than the Apples.
 

G22

New member
You could try the Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless Headphones or the Apple AirPods Max. Both color the sound - the Sennheiser's a less so than the Apples.
They're bluetooth wich introduces delay when monitoring your voice.
 
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