Review of the Able Planet IR210T wireless stereo headphones
If you love watching action movies with lots of gunfire, explosions, and car chases, but do not want to bother the people around you, a good pair of wireless headphones is a necessity. Able Planet IR210T headphones are built for wireless audio entertainment. These headphones feature a single-channel transmitter, which means you should not experience interference from other electronics during use. The Able Planet IR210T is intended for use with TVs, home theater systems, and in-vehicle audio/video entertainment. It features LINX AUDIO for optimal sound quality and speech clarity.
Design and features
The Able Planet IR210T headphones look gorgeous with a glossy black finish. The set is made of durable plastic. Its convenience and comfort features include an adjustable padded headband, soft ear cushions, and spring-loaded swivel ear cups. The headphones fold flat for convenient storage.
Here is a very cool feature that saves the IR210T's battery power. It can turn itself on or off depending on the ear cup orientation. The headphones automatically turn on when you wear them, and off when you take them off. In addition to preserving battery life, this feature obviously saves you the worry of forgetting to turn them off. The Able Planet IR210T runs on two AAA batteries, included with the headphone set. You can get about 8 to 10 hours of use out of two AAA batteries. The battery slots are located inside the left speaker. The volume control is on the right speaker.
The Able Planet IR210T comes with a beautifully designed infrared transmitter. The headphones can be ordered separately (in case you already have a pair of IR210T headphones with a transmitter and you do not want an additional transmitter) or with the transmitter.
Most infrared transmitters work best when you point your equipment directly at the sensor, which is not always convenient. Able Planet has overcome this limitation with its IR210T headphones. The headphones’ transmitter features multiple diodes distributed throughout the product, making them capable of receiving and transmitting a signal from any direction.
We powered on the infrared transmitter and connected it to our audio source, an LG 42CS570 television. The movie ‘The Avengers’ was playing. I put on the IR210T headphones. They were light and easy on my ears. I did not feel pressure around my head or ears.
The headphones automatically turned themselves on. They produced highly detailed sound with great clarity and a higher fidelity than most wireless headphones.
When I tested these headphones, I started out about two meters away from the transmitter. At this distance, I did not hear any static, and the sound quality was great. When I moved to about nine meters away from the transmitter, the sound quality did not degrade. It was as clear and distinct as it was when I was two meters away. I did not experience any interference in wireless audio transmission throughout my tests.
The IR210T features LINX Audio technology that filters out undesirable sound, reduces distortion, and boosts the higher frequencies, thereby adding clarity to speech and music. I could hear music and speech clearly even when I turned the volume down significantly.
The Able Planet IR210T headphones are light and comfortable. The wireless reception is extraordinary: I did not get any interference even if I moved around. The IR210T produces highly detailed sound output with great clarity and the best fidelity that any high-quality infrared wireless headphones can produce. The Able Planet IR210T headphones also come with a lifetime warranty.
We highly recommend the Able Planet IR210T headphones, and give it our highest, the 4 Lights On rating. They produce amazing sound quality, they are available for less than $100, and their unique wireless system is fantastic.
On-ear volume control
Battery life: 10 hours
Speaker drive: 40mm
Impedance: 32 ohms