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Equinox Headphones
Posted by: Cos
Date: March 12, 2018 02:50PM
My new Equinox has arrived and I am in the process of setting it up for detecting. I would like to, at least initially, use the WM 08 Wireless Module, but the ML 80 headphone attachment cable (to connect the headphones with the WM 08 module) plugs into the very bottom of the ML 80 headphones, and I suspect would fall out or disengage with use. Also, why use the expensive wireless headphones when you are not even using the wireless function of the headphones. Therefore, does anyone know where I can purchase a good set of wired headphones with a 1/8 inch plug that will insert into the WM 08 Wireless Module? I would like a set with good sound, a relatively light, straight cord (rather than coiled) with a 1/8 inch straight plug on the end (not a 90 degree plug) that will plug into the wireless module. Any suggestions??

Re: Equinox Headphones
Posted by: halfstep
Date: May 03, 2018 03:06PM
Minelab has an adapter cable that will be available soon that goes from the 1/8" equinox plug to a 1/4" female straight plug so you can use aftermarket headphones. Most metal detecting headphones have a 1/4" plug. But some aftermarket headphones are plug specific like on the CTX 3030, Equinox or the Garrett AT series detectors to maintain their waterproofness.

I have seen some custom built adapter cable for the equinox on @#$%&. If you want to use a headphone with a 1/8" plug, then you can just buy a 1/4" to 1/8" adapter to plug into the adapter cable.

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Re: Equinox Headphones
Posted by: borntofli
Date: May 03, 2018 05:56PM
Why dont you just use wireless headphones and eliminate module completely????

Re: Equinox Headphones
Posted by: EtracTom-AdirondacksNY
Date: September 20, 2018 01:27PM
The NOX 600 comes with that type of headset pretty much same looking as the wireless ones but wired with the 1/8 in plug straight on the end of the cord. Would be great to use with the WM08 module.
. I'm trying to find a place where I can buy a set to have to use too. Don't hurt to have options. I have the 800 and it only comes with the wireless headset.

Re: Equinox Headphones
Posted by: Spentshell
Date: October 06, 2018 08:56AM
My understanding is the wireless module improves the latency so I zipped tied it to the headphones as I didn't like dealing with the cord.

Re: Equinox Headphones
Posted by: godeus
Date: June 09, 2019 06:28AM
I like the XP FX-02 wired lightweight headphones. They have great sound and straight cable with 1/8 " plug. Cheap also at about $20.

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