Headphones for Bounty Hunter Tracker IV metal detector
May 20, 2016 2:02 PM   Subscribe

Hello; I bought a Bounty Hunter Tracker IV metal detector. I need headphones for this. Can I use just ear buds for this? Any tips about headphones for this? Stereo,mono,adapter etc? The manual says this: Bounty Hunter Stereo Headphones Use with Bounty Hunter metal detectors. Lightweight and adjustable with true stereo sound, adjustable volume, 1/8 jack with 1/4 adaptor, 4’ cable. HEAD-W Thanks everybody.
posted by LOOKING to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total)
Most metal detectors use a standard 1/4" jack. In my experience, you won't need audiophile quality phones for a detector. Either you hear the beep or you don't, there's no extra information to be gained from the nuances of the sound. I recommend a cheap pair of cans. You can wear one on the ear and one off so you're still able to stay aware of your surroundings. Good hunting!
posted by cosmicbandito at 2:25 PM on May 20, 2016 [1 favorite]

There is no harm in using earbuds, but you may have a better time hearing results with a full ear/can style headphone. A quick price check on Amazon shows the Bounty Hunter Stereo Headphones run less than $35, so they seem to be pretty typical. As cosmicbandito said, either you'll hear the beep or you won't hear the beep, so if ear buds work for you, great.

Caveat: I haven't used a metal detector since I was a teen in the early 1980's.
posted by mosk at 2:29 PM on May 20, 2016

Thanks for the info :-)
posted by LOOKING at 3:49 PM on May 23, 2016

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