A 200 SET

Stereo personal sound amplifier
279,00
incl. VAT – free shipping
Article No. 004454
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ 3.5
4 Reviews

Overview

The A 200 is a stereo personal sound amplifier for people who may sometimes need to rely on artificial assistance for their hearing. Due to the stereo amplification via two integrated permantly polarized microphones, the user can clearly determine the direction of the sound source. Dynamic headphone transducers ensure a natural and transparent sound reproduction with optimum speech intelligibility.


Features

  • Reading glasses for the ears: personal sound amplifier for people with slight to moderate hearing impairment

  • Automatic limiter system

  • Extremely easy to operate

  • Adjustment of frequency response to the listener’s hearing

  • Practical charger for storing and charging the A 200


What's in the box?

  • 1 A 200 personal sound amplifier
  • 1 BA 151 accupack
  • 1 L 200 charger for accupack
  • 1 plug-in mains unit for L 200
  • 1 spare set of ear-cushions (softer version)
  • 1 set of sealing tape for adjusting the frequency response

Technical Data

  • Color
    blue
  • Frequency response
    200 - 12,000 Hz
  • Ear coupling
    in-ear
  • Transducer principle
    dynamic
  • Weight
    535 g
  • Operating time
    up to 12 h
  • Acoustic amplification
    Max. 35 dB
  • Max. Sound pressure level (active)
    105 dB
Reviews (4)
3.5 of 5 ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Lou
    Jackson, MS
    ★★★★★
    Excellent

    No device will correct hearing. Devices aid hearing and this one is great. We bought it for our 97 year old dad who'd gone almost completely deaf. Hearing aids are not practical for a lot of older people. (I'm a hearing aid wearer.) This device improved Dad's life and ours. He wore it to watch tv and would put it on when we needed to talk to him, ask him what he needed or wanted. We took it with us to doc appointments. Dad is gone but I've loaned it to a friend whose mom is 94 and in just a day communication improved.

    PRO:

    It works great. Improves quality of life for people with hearing loss who aren't suited either because of age or abilities or temperament for hearing aids. It's much more user friendly than today's hearing aids and can be used as-needed.

    CON:

    Wish I could get more assorted ear buds. Also, the dial could be positioned better - particularly someone very elderly.

    BEST USES:

    For folks who need occasional aided hearing, and who want to hear the tv without having it so loud the rest of the household is miserable, for small group or one-on-one conversations.

    BOTTOM LINE:

    I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Doitright
    Tennessee
    ★★★★☆
    Works As Designed But Not Perfect

    My mother was spoiled by the IS410 on her TV and the ambient noise amplification is distracting.

    PRO:

    Inexpensive option

    CON:

    Abient Noise Is A Problem

    BEST USES:

    Basic Hearing Assistance

    BOTTOM LINE:

    I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Danny Turenne
    Mascouche, Quebec Canada
    ★★★☆☆
    Can be improved

    This is my fourth device, and they have all the same problem, the volume button is intermittent. I need to turn it on - off many times to make it working. Can you just make them "Off" when they are recharging on the base an "On" again when they are removed from the base, this way we dont have to readjust the volume each time?

    PRO:

    A real simple solution for occasional use. The sound is clear and loud.

    CON:

    The volume button is far too small and not well located. The feedback is loud and hurts when the volume button is too high.

    BEST USES:

    I use them at home and office mainly to talk with people. Fast to put and remove.

    BOTTOM LINE:

    I would recommend this to a friend.

FAQ

  • Assistive Listening Systems Product Descriptions & Basic Differences

    Sennheiser offers a range of wireless headset options that utilize a variety of audio transmission signals (Infrared and Radio Frequency) and a variety of wearing styles to suit different wearing preferences.

    These headsets can be connected via a 3.5 mm plug into a dedicated headphone jack (which will often cut sound to the external speakers) OR to the RED & WHITE RCA audio output jacks (often found on the back of the TV, cable box, receiver, DVR, etc) and when connected in this manner they will allow for operation of both the headphones and the external speakers. All models offer unique functions yet will be able to provide an excellent listening experience and personal preference will play a large part in selection.

    Our range of wireless headphones can be seen on our website (http://en-us.sennheiser.com/wireless-headphones).

    NOTE: We do NOT recommend Bluetooth headsets for applications like TV watching as the latency (time it takes for a Bluetooth signal to be transmitted) that is inherent to all Bluetooth devices causes the audio to be out of sync with the video.

    A few quick differences to keep in mind when choosing:

    - Set 900 - (Infrared transmission - must be line of sight to the transmitter to work) (Incorporates increased audio intelligibility where the frequencies of the human vocal range are enhanced to make dialog stand out from background noise and and hence dialog is more distinct.) (Incorporates built in microphones to increase ambient sound and built in preset audio adjustment levels to adjust for different types of hearing loss.) (Volume to each ear can be adjusted independently and the transmitter can be set to stereo or mono sound.)
    - Set 840 TV - (Radio Frequency transmission - you don't have to be line of sight to the transmitter and can move around within the range of the transmitter). (Incorporates increased audio intelligibility where the frequencies of the human vocal range are enhanced to make dialog stand out from background noise and and hence dialog is more distinct.) (Incorporates built in preset audio adjustment levels to adjust for different types of hearing loss.) (Volume to each ear can be adjusted independently and the transmitter can be set to stereo or mono sound.)
    - Set 840 S - (Radio Frequency transmission - you don't have to be line of sight to the transmitter and can move around within the range of the transmitter.) (Incorporates increased audio intelligibility where the frequencies of the human vocal range are enhanced to make dialog stand out from background noise and and hence dialog is more distinct.) (Utilizes induction loop technology to work specifically with Hearing Aids.) (Incorporates built in preset audio adjustment levels to adjust for different types of hearing loss.) (Volume to each ear can be adjusted independently and the transmitter can be set to stereo or mono sound.)
    - Set 830 TV - (Infrared transmission - must be line of sight to the transmitter to work.) (Incorporates increased audio intelligibility where the frequencies of the human vocal range are enhanced to make dialog stand out from background noise and and hence dialog is more distinct.) (Incorporates built in preset audio adjustment levels to adjust for different types of hearing loss.) (Volume to each ear can be adjusted independently and the transmitter can be set to stereo or mono sound.)
    - Set 830 S - (Infrared transmission - must be line of sight to the transmitter to work.) (Incorporates increased audio intelligibility where the frequencies of the human vocal range are enhanced to make dialog stand out from background noise and and hence dialog is more distinct.) (Utilizes induction loop technology to work specifically with Hearing Aids.) (Incorporates built in preset audio adjustment levels to adjust for different types of hearing loss.) (Volume to each ear can be adjusted independently and the transmitter can be set to stereo or mono sound.)
    - IS 410 - (Infrared transmission - must be line of sight to the transmitter to work). (Incorporates a compression feature that compresses background noise to allow dialog to become more distinct.)
    NOTE: On the Set 830 S and the Set 840 S the induction loop can be replaced with a set of wired headphones to allow for more wearing options. This means that there is a wire from the headphones to the wireless receiver but you are wireless from your audio source.

    - A 200 - (No wireless signal transmission) - Personal amplifier that amplifies ambient sound and makes it louder but does not receive a signal directly from an audio source via wireless transmission.



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  • Manufacturer's Declaration in relation to Pacemakers RF Compatibility



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  • What do I do if my Assistive Listening System suddenly stopped working?

    In a situation where a unit that has been functioning correctly has suddenly stopped functioning for no apparent reason the issue is likely an internal electronics glitch caused by a power surge. To resolve this issue an internal electronics reset is required.

    Disconnect the transmitter (base station) from both the audio source and the power source and at the same time remove the batteries from the headset. Leave the system disconnected from power and the batteries out of the headset for 15 minutes. This gives the internal electronics unit a chance to reset back to factory settings.

    After the reset period reconnect the system to power and put the batteries back in the headset and test the system.



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  • What is the wireless signal range of a wireless Assistive Listening System?

    As an industry standard the range of wireless headphones is measured "line of sight" (headphones from transmitter) as it is the only way for all manufacturers to measure the range in an equal manner.
    The effective wireless signal transmission range (ie: how far the headphones can get from the transmitter) will vary from product to product and is determined by the type of wireless transmission signal (Infrared, radio frequency, etc) being used by the individual wireless headphone system. 
    The effective wireless signal transmission range will also be affected by external factors like obstacles, audio signal strength, wireless signal congestion, etc.



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  • Why do I experience Static/Hum/Hiss when using an Infrared Assistive Listening System?

    Typically a static/hum/hissing sound in the infrared headset is caused by one of the following events: 

    1) One of the RCA cables (red/white) is connected into an input rather than an output or the 3.5 mm connection has been plugged into a digital output rather than an analog output. To resolution is to make sure the audio cable is connected into analog audio outputs.

    2) There is some form of interference with the infrared beam of light from an external source (ie: a lamp or other form of light is disrupting the infrared light). The resolution is to remove this external interference. NOTE: If the unit is connected to an LED or plasma TV the light from the screen can actually be causing the interference and we would recommend switching to a radio frequency (RF) model rather than use an infrared model.

    3) The hiss is being created by the audio connections themselves through a faulty connection. The resolution is to try the unit on a separate independent audio source (like a cable box, DVD player, iPad, stereo, etc). If the unit works correctly on the new audio source you can then determine that the issue lies with the original audio connections and new connections with the original audio source need to be established. NOTE: For testing purposes we would recommend connecting directly to the audio source with the 3.5 mm connection on the audio cable as it is possible that a faulty 3.5 mm to RCA adapter could cause the issue.

    4) The audio signal itself is corrupted and the hiss is actually part of the audio signal. This typically occurs when a cable signal is involved. The resolution is to call the cable company and request that the audio signal is reset.



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  • Why do my speakers shut off when I connect my Assistive Listening System to the headphone output?

    A connection to the headphone jack of any audio component (ie: TV, A/V receiver, computer, etc) will automatically disable the speakers.

    If you need the speakers active so others can be enjoying the same audio we recommend connecting your Assistive Listening System to the audio outputs (ie: RCA, optical output, digital audio out, etc) of the audio component.



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  • RF (Radio Frequency)

    RF is the acronym for Radio Frequency.

    Radio Frequency is a type of wireless signal.

    Radio Frequency signals have the ability to pass through most obstacles (like walls).



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Downloads

  • Instruction Manual
    • Instruction manual (10 MB) Download

      Version 08/16

  • Fact Sheets
  • High Resolution Images
  • EU Declaration of Conformity
    • EU Declaration of conformity BA 151 (590 KB) Download