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    Wireless Headphones - Are they safe?

    Hey Guys,
    In the past 5 months, I have gone through no less than 9 pairs of cheap headphones. Why? I just happen to stand up and walk away whilst forgetting I've got the headphones on.... Snap goes the wire...

    Therefore I've come to like the idea of getting a 'wireless pair'. However, I have read over for instance, the Stuart Report, and I am somewhat concerned about having a wireless emitter so close to my head

    My question is, are the bog standard wireless headphones on the market safe? Do they give out a strong enough level of radiation to cause considerable concern?
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    i'd have thought they'd be radio waves rather than anything with a higher frequency... and as far as i know that should be safe enough, but if they do use a higher frequency then maybe try not to wear them too much?

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    As safe as a Microwave, as safe as a Mobile Phone, etc.

    Don't worry about it. You are frying your brain a million different ways anyway, kid.

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    Any "radiation" emmited by wireless headphones would be almost unmeasureable against the background radiation from other RF devices like mobile phones etc..

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    well, get pyle to try them out first

    he seems to have a lack of common sense...great tester

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    Yes Pete, but how are we going to tell if anythings happened to him?
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    I'm not sure about you directhex, but last time I checked, IE didn't emit radiation, and Firefox's market share went down......
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    Tee Hee - IE all the way (except for 1 thing that doesn't seem to work for me in IE right now)
    And yes they are safe - I wouldn't worry about it at all
    I've got some philips ones but I never use them as I'm too lazy to charge them - that may be a bigger concern for you.

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    Headphones are receive-only, and the transmitters in the base unit are low-range and fairly weak so they won't fry your brain. Or you can buy a nice pair of wired headphones with a detachable cord.

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    yes they're safe.

    agreed to the detatchable cord idea - cheapish senners have them
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    No they are not safe.

    You'll take someones eye out with them if you're not careful.


    f1r3f0x FTW!!!11

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    They are safe aslong as you don't try to sleep with them on.

    They hurt your girlfriend when you roll around.

    Also don't wear the big'uns for too long cos the put a lot of pressure on your ears with the battery pack.
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    Sweaty ears is a problem, but I don't think its normally fatal, if caught early enough.

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    A mobile phone puts out way more horrible-radio-waves that a pair of wireless headphones, most people usem them daily and arent all dead...

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    On what basis are radio waves 'horrible'?

    I can't stand X-Rays, myself. Bloody crap they are!

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