Found on the Ultimate Gray Ghost, Original Gray Ghost, the Jolly Roger, and the Nugget
All the metal detectors
currently on the market, with one exception, only use one audio channel. That is why they
only have one speaker. Most headphones are taken from the consumer audio market and have a
stereo plug. The detector manufacturer is then faced with wiring two headphone channels to
one source. It can be done two ways and some current detectors use each. Unfortunately it
is not a perfect fix and it can also lead to some weird side effects such as lowered
output, adjustments to one ear affecting the other, shorted connections, sound in only one
ear, or no sound at all. If you have noticed weird problems when using your old home audio
headphones on your detector it is due to this compromise in wiring. These problems can be
solved by purchasing an adapter but that is just one more thing to buy, one more thing to
lose in the grass, and it makes the plug and socket a bigger target for damage by the
inevitable branches and rocks.
We designed these
headphones specifically for the ultimate sound on all single-output metal detectors, not home stereos. Because wiring methods vary between
models, we have put in a compatibility switch to undo the compromise wired into your
detector's headphone socket. Our headphones can be switched between wiring methods without
ever needing an adapter. Plug the unit into your favorite detector and simply flip the
switch for the best audio.
The Added Benefit:
You will find that one
position gives you great audio while the other is silent. Use this as a convenient mute
switch to silence your detector when set aside for digging, or while conversing with a
friend, all without changing your favorite volume setting!