Boss Waza Air Headphones

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  1. MartinC

    MartinC Member

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    Anyone tried these yet?

    AUD$699 seems a trifle steep ... but does seem to make the new THRs feel a bit less outlandish in price.
     
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  2. Blix

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    No one here have tried them yet, they dropped like two hours ago... :bonk
     
  3. martijn

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    These are very interesting. I wonder whether one would be able to bypass the amp and effects, and just use the cab and ambience sims, so you can plug directly from a pedalboard.
     
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    They're using it with a pedalboard too in the Anderton's video.
     
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  5. JT986M2

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    You can. Lee Anderton did that in the video Andertons uploaded. You have to plug into the pedalboard via a lead (or an extra wireless system) and then plug the headphone dongle into the output of your pedalboard. He was impressed.
     
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  6. martijn

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    How about stereo outs?
     
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    There are not outs, stereo or mono.
     
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    I meant: What if I have stereo outs from my pedalboard, and want to send that to the stereo headphones?
     
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    Very interested in these although expensive.
     
  10. martijn

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    It seems the WL-T has a stereo TRS jack, so in theory it should work?

    Edit: unfortunately, it is not stereo:

    Instruments whose OUTPUT jack is stereo 1/4-inch phone type (TRS 1/4-inch phone type)
    Symptom: Only the L-side signal is output.
    Cause: The WL-T has monaural specifications, and so only the L-side (tip-side) signal is output.
    Remedy: Because of the specifications, no remedy is available.

    source: https://www.boss.info/us/support/by_product/wl-50/support_documents/
     
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  11. Blix

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    Nope, it's TRS for the charging of the battery. No stereo.
     
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    Oh this looks like fun
     
  13. Renzinho

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    Every time I've tried to play with headphones I hated it. But this excites me a lot.
     
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    Is there an fx loop?

    If not I am
    Out
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  15. MrTAteMyBalls

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    Whoa. These look amazing.
     
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    Looks pretty cool... when do they ship?
     
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    Bummer,

    I was hoping that this could be used as a wireless stereo monitor. I think they blew it in that regard. I’m trying to find a simple stereo wireless solution for for my practice board, but nothing exists other than traditional IEM systems. If I wanted mono, I could just by two boss WL-20’s and use one for the board and save 400. I can’t be the only one who wants to do this and not have the bulk of a traditional wireless system.

    EDIT: My comments further on in the thread show that I completely changed my view on these.
     
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  18. Algebraist

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    I'm interested, I always play through headphones these days and am happy with that set-up, and the price is not at all steep considering they have the wireless system included, and they are for all intents and purposes a little mini Katana amp, not to mention they're actually not expensive compared with audiophile headphones.

    I have something causing me concern though; I saw Lee play his pedals through them successfully but I play through an HX Stomp and use amp modelling (and want to continue doing so - more choice from the Stomp than the Waza-Airs), so if I did that into these would the Waza-Air amp sound interfere with whatever amp I am using in the Stomp? e.g. if the Waza-Air is set to 'clean' and I play a better clean amp sound through it then which one would dominate?
     
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  19. lessthan12

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    Just ordered a set, they’ll be here tomorrow. Will use for a bit and report
     
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    Today, just ordered a set from sweetwater
     
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