Headphones and Home Amps

Hi, it has been awhile since I have posted. I hope everyone is doing well! Has any definitive answer been given to the headphone and/or home amplifier question? I have search the internet and got conflicting results.


it's fine

by Tracey_E - 2022-07-22 14:01:16

If you get your pacer within 6" of a large speaker, you may feel it. Anything else is not going to have any effect. 

Thanks Tracy

by JerseyGM - 2022-07-22 15:08:40

Thanks Tracy; how about headphones? Is the jury still out? Wire better than Bluetooth?

bluetooth is fine

by Tracey_E - 2022-07-22 17:30:57

Bluetooth has no impact on a pacer. Headphones sometimes have magnets, but they're too small to cause a problem. I run with airpods every day. 

Amps, headphones

by Persephone - 2022-07-22 18:00:34

I use and stand next to amps several times per week - they're not massive amps, but you did ask about home type of equipment. I'm not that much of a serious headphone user because I don't have to be (got the amp, got the PA), but when I do use headphones I take them fully off when done and don't drape - not that I think that draping is going to be hazardous but I figure it's good practice. Happy playing / listening!


by AgentX86 - 2022-07-23 00:03:14

Very high-end headphones have stong rare-earth magnets in them.  I was warned about having someone lay their head directly on my chest while using these professional headphones.  I have to say that the opportunity to test this hasn't presented itself. I'd think it was a little too uncomfortable to try, even.

No audio amplifier is going to cause any problems whatsoever.

Bluetooth headphones

by LondonAndy - 2022-07-23 10:00:05

I have been using bluetooth headphones for years, and must admit it had never occurred to me to even think if there might be any ill effect. Never had a problem, apart from leaving a pair in an airport lounge one trip - very annoying.


by AgentX86 - 2022-07-23 10:28:17

Bluetooth isn't going to hurt anything, even directly over your PM.  Your PM uses Bluetooth to communicate so can't be upset by it. Bluetooth has a minimal output power (otherwise batteries woudn't last) so wouldn't be a problem anyway.

Power source

by Persephone - 2022-07-23 16:30:52

Right, to follow up on what Agent was saying, Bluetooth is a way to get your device of choice to do what you want without having to hard-wire it. Regardless of the source of the input, be it hard-wired or Bluetooth, some headphones may contain magnets that may be of question for use by a person with a PM (I don't personally know if any actually are hazardous). In other words, in this case, the input delivery method is irrelevant.

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Do feel free to contact the manufacturer of your device. I have found them to be quite helpful when I have had questions and concerns.