Like the TT-16, the TR-16 talent receiver features 16 user-selectable frequencies controlled from top panel control buttons. The TR-16 is designed with a 3.5mm earphone connector, to be used with standard IFB earpieces such as the Telex Telethin announcers earpiece systems or any other 8-500 earphone. The TR-16 receiver features a selectable high frequency boost control to equalize the high frequency loss associated with the use of behind the collar acoustic tubes and earphone drivers. Additionally, the TR-16 has EDR for increased dynamic range. Operating on two AA batteries (up to 20 hours on alkaline cells), the TR-16 also features a low battery indicator on the backlit LCD display when 10 percent of battery life remains.