Things like features, form factor, functionality, durability of an item, can it be used in multiple situations, quantity of product availability all these things and more are considered.
I can't argue that the EJ-2Plus isn't a more convenient, really slick package. My objection is not with the features, but with the price.
Please consider the following and decide for yourself if this device, for a fraction of the price as the church's solution, can satisfy jbrok's statement.
I am a distributor of this product and have purchased/sold them for years now, it is current (not being phased out), and the price is correct. Amazon may discontinue it but Pyle, the manufacturer, has not. There are many sources you can purchase this item from for less than $15 (like eBay).Amazon is closing out this product in that it is below distributor price
The attenuation setting have been perfectly adequate for every application I have used this device for. In addition, almost every device we have connected, already had a headphone volume option which the user was more familiar with (laptops, PC's, iPods, cellular telephones, boom boxes, etc.)only three fixed attenuation points
if locating a microphone cable in a church building is a problem, sacred funds could be used purchase more. In any case...we're still way below the purchase price of the EJ-2Plusthey do not provide any cables for the unit
Adapters and bags can also be purchased at a fraction of the price! IMO, it makes more sense to purchase a nifty plastic box filled with adapters, cords, cables, batteries, etc. and still have sacred funds left over.EJ-2Plus is supplied with both RCA to RCA, and RCA to 3.5mm cables, and a nylon pouch for storage