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    Feb 2018
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    Latest Opinions on the Z-Link System

    I've been thinking about getting a Z-Link system or the newer Z-Link/MS-3 Headphone combo. That said, I've read many stories regarding transmitter failure, enough to give me pause. In addition, it seems as though most of the positive reports I can find have been put out by "affiliated" folks.

    Has Garrett focused on working out (potential) bugs or do I have a good chance of getting a lemon still? I'd appreciate hearing from both long time and new users as to how their systems have been holding up.

    Thanks very much!
    Last edited by Jennison; Feb 08, 2018 at 05:10 PM.

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    Author, Treasures of the Eastern Shore and Pirates of the Eastern Shore

    Nov 2015
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    I can only speak for myself, but I got the original Z-lynk to plug into regular headphones and it works fine. I just wish I'd waited until the WS-3 came out because you still have to stow the headphone cord somewhere. I usually stick it in a pocket out of the way. I got it May 2017 and have used it a couple times a month on average (less in the summer when it was too hot) and have used it in windchill below freezing and no issues. Used it on my Ace 350 and 400. It does discharge rapidly when not in use, so I always plug it in the night before and take it off charge when I pack up to go. A friend of mine has had the Max for a couple of months and has not reported any issues with the WS-3 phones. YMMV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Nunez View Post
    I can only speak for myself, but I got the original Z-lynk to plug into regular headphones and it works fine. I just wish I'd waited until the WS-3 came out because you still have to stow the headphone cord somewhere. I usually stick it in a pocket out of the way. I got it May 2017 and have used it a couple times a month on average (less in the summer when it was too hot) and have used it in windchill below freezing and no issues. Used it on my Ace 350 and 400. It does discharge rapidly when not in use, so I always plug it in the night before and take it off charge when I pack up to go. A friend of mine has had the Max for a couple of months and has not reported any issues with the WS-3 phones. YMMV.
    Agreed! I dont think any of my customers have had issues with the Garrett Z-Lynk or Garrett Z-Lynk wireless kit


    I can tell you if you did run into a issue Garrett would fix it or replace it. They are the best in the business!
    Last edited by Bart@Big Boys Hobbies; Feb 15, 2018 at 10:09 AM.



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    Sep 2007
    Windsor Ontario
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    I bought one of the first ones and I did have the transmitter die. Garrett quickly replaced it. I think this is a great product, and the support is top notch.

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    Mar 2015
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    Hoping for some more responses to this before I pull the trigger on the z-link/ms-3 combo...I'm assuming the combos are all newer manufactures with the bugs worked out

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    Even if you were to get a lemon, Garrett has an excellent reputation and warranty and you'd get it taken care of. I wouldn't worry about it.

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    Mar 2015
    Marquette, MI
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    That is true, not overly worried about it, plus I do have at least a month to decide before the snow melts and the ground isn't frozen solid.

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    I used my Z-link w/ the MS-3 headphones this morning at the beach for the first time for about 2 hours. (I bought them for my AT Pro from Big Boys Hobbies, and they arrived yesterday). All I can say is "Wow!" Forget that they're cord free (which is awesome to say the least--no more cord to deal with!). It wouldn't matter if they didn't work well. However, they work really well! I am very impressed with them. Excellent audio, one knob volume control, lightweight yet sturdy, and very comfortable. There is zero lag time, (actually, 17 milliseconds according to Garrett) and so much nicer to use than corded ones, in my opinion. And as a bonus, not having to deal with the cord when I put the detector down to dig a signal was great!

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    Mar 2015
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    Very nice Phishfindr, mine actually arrived yesterday from Big Boys Hobbies also. Unfortunately, for me it'll be awhile before the ground is thawed enough to test them other than playing around in the house (which obviously I did immediately).
    Phishfindr likes this.

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    I just got the z lynk system. (Not the headphones) I get very low volume from three different headphones and yes, I the volume is turned up all he way. From what I have read, the speakers must have an impedence of 8 ohms to get the correct volume from the system. I looked all day for headphones with 8 ohms and found one, they are $30. So have to give up my $120 headphones that sound great and buy another crappy set just so this works?

    Garrett should advertise that the system does not work with all headphones. Very disappointed.

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    Diggin It All

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    Garrett sent me a replacement receiver unit and the system is doing the same thing, Low volume. I am going to send it back to garrett.

    Hopefully kellyco will take take it back.

    As the title asks, My opinion of the Z-lynk system is that it does not work with all detectors or all headphones.


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    Diggin It All

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    I called garrett today and got confirmation that the Z-lynk system has 1/2 volume level on Whites and Minelab detectors that have tone ID.

    I wish I would have known that before I ordered it.

    Even though I dont own a garrett detector they had superb customer support.

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    JP

    Jan 2013
    Bradford, NH
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    I have the Z link sys. but have hooked it up to a (cheep) set of ear buds. it seems to work very well and the volume
    is much more than I want at full so I crank it down about 1/2 way-- The buds have a very lite 3 ft cord so little drag on the ear// Perry

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    Oct 2012
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    I purchased the z-lynk system with the ms3 headset, everything was fine for about a month, the headset stopped working but you could give it a tap on the side and all was well. Monday I called Garrett to find about warranty no warrant paperwork had to be done, they shipped me a new set with return paid label for FedEx got it on Thursday no hassle. I have had nothing but great experiences dealing with Garrett. I am a Garrett fan for life, and a big fan of Bart Davis at Big Boy Hobbies too. Now I am waiting on Garrett to start shipping new Z-Lynk AT-pro Pointer, soon I hope.
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    Had my Z-lynk about a year. Absolutely NO problems
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