Wireless Surround Headphones

By Mike Kobrin  |  Posted 2006-06-29 Print this article Print

Review: LTB WR-51 Cinema 1 wireless headphones are on the expensive side, and the wireless performance isn't perfect, but they are an interesting option for late-night movie watching or gaming. (PCMag.com)

The LTB WR-51 Cinema 1 wireless headphones offer true 5.1-channel surround sound. The package consists of the headphones and a base station that transmits over the 2.4-GHz radio frequency band. It works equally well with PCs and home theater systems. Though its not nearly as convincing as a set of surround speakers, it does provide sound thats well suited for action movies and gaming.
The wireless performance isnt so hot when youre moving around, but when youre sitting in one spot, it works fine. The price is high (you can find it for less online), but it may come down as more players enter this market.

Setup is very easy, though youll need an optical or coaxial digital output for plugging the base station into the desired source. Read the full story on PCMag.com: LTB WR-51 Cinema 1 Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on mobile and wireless computing.
Mike Kobrin is PC Magazine's lead analyst for audio products, including headphones, MP3 players, and speakers. He is also a working trumpet player in and around New York City.

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