Garrett Z-Lynk Wireless Headphones System Review
Guest Post: Twisted T
A friend of mine mentioned a new wireless headphone system from Garrett – the Z-Lynk. As soon as we were done talking about it, I knew I had to have one!
I do a lot of woods hunting and am always catching the headphone cord on a branch or something else, so this would be a great addition to my detecting arsenal.
You can get a basic Z-Lynk (good for all detectors with a ¼” phono jack) or the one for the AT Pro and ATP Gold (it has the special connection for the detectors headphone jack) I already have a special ATP headphone to ¼” jack cable (bought so I could use standard ¼” headphones rather than Garrett headphones) and besides I wanted to check it out on all my detectors (AT Pro, Fisher F5 and Fisher F2).
It came in a nice little storage/travel case, all new and shiny, with all the parts and cables you need to get going.
Putting the transmitter on the detector took all of 3 seconds. Seriously, it is that easy. All I had to do was plug the supplied cable into the ¼” phono plug then plugged my headphones into the Z-Lynks receiver and was ready to go.
Next I turned on my AT Pro metal detector and the z-lynk transmitter and then the receiver. I turned the sound up on the receiver and adjusted the volume on my headphones and noticed that the sound is great – but I couldn’t tell any difference with or without the Z-Lynk Wireless System .
Did a quick test on a couple of coins I had lying around – did not notice any lag when going over the coins. If there was any lag these old ears couldn’t discern it. Laid 3 coins in a row about 1” apart. Swept the coil over them and it picked each out with no noticeable lag time – each coin was clear and loud and separate, no blending.
Next I did a quick test to check on the lag by plugging in the headphone directly to the detector without the Z-Lynk and going over the coins again. It seemed to me to pick up the coins in the same spot with or without the Z-Lynk.
Later, I installed the Z-Lynk on another one of my detectors a Fisher F5. The results were exactly the same as for the ATP – sound is good and clear, no lag time and was able to pick up the coins.
Then I did the same test as before by plugging the headphone directly into the detector, again it seemed to detect the coins in the same spot as with the Z-Lynk.
With all those good things said I have a couple cons – minor things but they popped into my mind when testing.
One thing I think Garrett should have supplied is an extra band to hold the unit to the detector.
I can see this wearing out when switching it a lot between units. Also because I used a different type of Garrett headphone adapter – rather than the one made for the ATP/Z-Lynk – I found the cable that connects the headphone plug to the transmitter a bit short. This limited where I could install the transmitter on the detectors shaft.
As I said those ares mall things, but they are still some things that mattered to me at least.
With all that said I found the Garrett Z-Lunk Wireless headphone system unit lives up to everything they said it would be – quick, responsive, virtually no lag time and works with all detector brands.
I think people will be impressed with this unit and it will be a big seller for Garrett.
I for one will be telling people who are tired of getting hung up on their headphone cables or who just want to be cable free to purchase this unit.
Garrett Z-Lynk Wireless System Instructional Video
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