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Sennheiser RS 140 Wireless HiFi Headphone with Dynamic Compression System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Wireless, rechargeable hi-fi headphones with switchable dynamic compression system
  • Maximizes clarity of spoken voices to enhance TV sound or assist people with moderate hearing loss
  • Intelligent auto tuning and automatic signal control ensure high-quality reception
  • Transmission range of up to 150 meters; 18 Hz to 21 kHz frequency response
  • Includes NiMH battery pack, charging stand, transmitter, and 1/4-inch plug adapter
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The Sennheiser RS 140 Wireless Balanced Headphones use a switchable dynamic compression system for excellent sound accuracy and balance control for optimum right/left volume adjustment. The adjustable high output level can compensate for minor hearing loss, and the auto-tuning mechanism with memory function finds crisp, clear music. The self-learning automatic level control provides optimum signal reception. Power comes from NiMH batteries that are recharged by simply putting the headphones on their transmitter base that can be mounted to a wall. A charge lasts for 23 hours. The RS 140 is backed by a two-year warranty.

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The Sennheiser RS 140 Wireless Balanced Headphones use a switchable dynamic compression system for excellent sound accuracy and balance control for optimum right/left volume adjustment. The adjustable high output level can compensate for minor hearing loss, and the auto-tuning mechanism with memory function finds crisp, clear music. The self-learning automatic level control provides optimum signal reception. Power comes from NiMH batteries that are recharged by simply putting the headphones on their transmitter base that can be mounted to a wall. A charge lasts for 23 hours. The RS 140 is backed by a two-year warranty.

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  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 9 x 4 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0007QKXYU
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: RS 140
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (381 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

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Audio choices are obviously very personal, so I hesitate to recommend anything too strongly here. Tastes and tolerances differ so greatly, and wireless audio products really seem to push those differences. Maybe some of my needs and wants will match yours, maybe not, but please consider my thoughts here in light of the many personal qualifiers that I add. Those qualifiers may or may not relate well to your own situation. By the way, my apologies in advance for such a long review, but I really appreciate details when researching audio gear. I thought you might, too.

BACKGROUND
I'm about as picky as they come when sound is the issue. I have a small home recording studio and 30 years of experience as a semi-pro musician (jazz, rock, classical, country). That said, I approach every musical equipment purchase with thorough research and comparison. Since I already have good wired phones (Senn 280s, Audio Technica M50s, and others) in my studio, I wanted some wireless cans mostly for moving around the house and yard while listening to music from my home stereo system, kind of a self-indulgent luxury. I've read enough to know that any wireless models using a radio signal (the best type of signal if you'll be in a different room than the transmitter) will produce some hiss and pop on occasion. I accepted this fact before buying. Still, I decided I would not accept something else: poor sound quality, in a musical sense. Two of the sub-$200 phones with rather consistently high reviews (in magazines and online) were the Senn 130 and 140 models. So I ordered both models to compare them in the privacy of my home. (I paid about $115 for the RS-130 and $135 for the RS-140; be patient because the prices here fluctuate often.
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Sennheiser is an old and trusted name when it comes to headphones. I purchased the wireless RS140 because I have a hearing loss and do not want to wear my hearing aids all day long. I primarily wanted them so I wouldn't have to turn up the tv to understand what was being said. After I hooked them up, I turned them on and only had to adjust the volume. I found I could walk around my apartment go into other rooms and not miss a word. The sound is perfect.
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I purchased a Bose wired "Triport" headphones to replace my 5 year old Sennheisler wireless... Thinking I can't go wrong..A wire connection has to be better, Right? Wrong! I gave the Bose away to my kid and purchases the Sennheisler RS140 wireless...There is no comparison... It's not even in the same league....The sound is unbelievable!!!!
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EDITED REVIEW- NOT 2 STARS- 5 STARS!!!!

Original Review:

The sound is great on these headphones and based solely on that criteria I'd give them 5 stars, BUT... The design has a very SERIOUS flaw. If you want to use these headphones while laying down on a sofa, or in a recliner or in bed to watch TV, you might as well forget it. Whoever designed the placement of the balance and volume dials ought to be fired. They're the kind you move up or down, not left or right and they're placed on the rear edge of the right earpiece which means that if you lay your head back against a pillow or cushion, the volume gets inadvertantly turned completely down (annoying) or completely up (painful) and the balance gets shifted as well. I can't understand why they placed the knobs in this configuration. If you're looking for headphones to use in bed or relaxing on a sofa, don't buy these ones.

Revised Review:

I'm sorry, I need to amend this review. I usually watch my TV laying across the foot of my bed or sofa and use my hand resting on the earpiece to keep the side of my head propped up, or resting the side of my head on a pillow or cushion. Right when I got the headphones I really wasn't used to having headphones on when I watched TV... I'm used to them now (which didn't take very long), and avoiding the knobs is not a problem anymore and hasn't been for quite awhile... These headphones are GREAT, convenient and easy to recharge- I'm SO glad I bought them. I've had them now for two or three years. I think and they work like a CHAMP!
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I purchased the Sennheiser RS-140 wireless headphones several months ago to get rid of the rat tangle with wired headphones. I have a hearing loss in both ears and typically watch television and listen to music with headphones to avoid annoying the neighbors, so wireless headphones are a much better option since I have more freedom to move about.

I have been extremely pleased with the comfort and sound of the Sennheiser RS-140 headphones. I do not hear any hiss or pop while moving around inside, although I do hear some hiss and dropouts if I am outside several feet away from the transmitter. I have literally worn these headphones all day without recharging them and they remain quite comfortable.

These headphones do have a few caveats, however. I have a neighbor with a wireless device that sometimes interferes with the headphones, although changing channels solves the problem. The balance and volume controls are on the back of the right can so laying on a couch, sitting in high-backed chair, or propping your head against a pillow may inadvertently change either or both controls. Even so, I find having the volume control easily accessible is very convenient.
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