Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Headphones (Discontinued By Manufacturer)
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- Closed circumaural digital wireless headphones
- Dynamic headphones with clear and detailed audio reproduction
- Multi-purpose transmitter also functions as an "easy charge" cradle and docking station
- Multi-receiver transmission for up to 4 people to listen from the same source
- Dynamic bass and surrond sound listening modes
- Not compatible with Bluetooth technology
- The product generates stronger permanent magnetic fields that could cause interference with cardiac pacemakers and implanted defibrillators (ICDs).
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From the Manufacturer
Wireless headphones come in many shapes and sizes but few offer better home theater performance than the Sennheiser RS 170. This wireless headphone system is made up of a pair of wireless headphones (HDR 170) and a multi-purpose transmitter (TX 170) which also functions as an 'easy-charge' cradle and docking station. The RS 170 also features a Dynamic Bass Boost and Surround Sound simulation mode for edge-of-your-seat excitement with your favorite music and movies.
There's no setup needed--simply plug the transmitter's cable into your HDTV or home theater system's output and you're ready to go. The wireless headphones operate on 2 AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries, which are included. The transmitter also acts as a charging stand for the headphones when not in use, and can fully recharge depleted headphone batteries in about 16 hours.
KLEER Wireless Audio
The RS 170 utilizes KLEER's lossless digital wireless audio transmission, offering a range of up to 260 feet for audiophile-grade sound and reception to four optional pairs of Sennheiser KLEER headphones. Never fuss with tuning again thanks to automatic, interference-free pairing between the headphone and transmitter. KLEER technology will not interfere with wireless networks or other 2.4GHz devices. Up to 4 compatible Sennhesier KLEER heaphones can be paired with the same transmitter for private listening for multiple individuals.
Audiophile-level transducer systems with powerful neodymium magnets deliver clear and detailed audio reproduction. An exceptionally detailed, full-bodied sound reproduction is pumped into the listeners ears, filling the sealed, private earcups with liquid smooth audio. Selectable Dynamic Bass Boost delivers deep, slamming bass response on demand, while Selectable Surround Sound simulation provides immersing depth for a state-of-the-art movie theater experience. The headphones' leatherette earpads and headband cushions deliver outstanding comfort while their closed, around-the-ear design prevents sound leakage.
For more than 60 years the name Sennheiser has stood for the highest quality products and customised solutions across all areas of sound recording, transmission and reproduction. As one of the world's leading providers of integrated solutions for electro-acoustic products, systems and services, Sennheiser constantly meets the challenges of developing creative answers which satisfy the requests and requirements of customers.
What's in the Box?
Sennheiser HDR 170 headphone, TR 170 transmitter/charging station, multi-country AC wall adapter, detachable audio cable, 1/8" female to RCA male audio adapter, 1/8" female to 1/4" inch male audio adapter, 2 AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries, operating instructions, warranty.
- Carrier frequency: 2.4 - 2.8 GHz (auto selecting)
- Range: Up to 260 feet
- Operating time: Up to 24 hours per charge
- Audio input: 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo headphone plug (includes 1/4" and RCA adapters)
- Transducer type: Sealed
- Headphone type: Circumaural
- Sound pressure level (SPL): 110 dB
- Total harmonic distortion (THD): <0.5% a 1 kHz
- Signal-to-noise-ratio: 85 dBA (0,5 Vrms, 1 kHz)
- Frequency response (headphones): 18 Hz - 21,000 Hz
- Impedance: 32 Ohms
- Charging time: 16 hours
- Battery: 2 x AAA size NiMH rechargeable batteries
- Dimensions (transmitter): 4.7" x 4.3" x 9"
- Weight (transmitter): 7.6 oz (216g)
- Weight (headset): 7.6 oz (216g)
Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
Top Customer Reviews
1) ZERO interference, static, or "hiss", or lag time between sound and screen
2) REASONABLE distance without losing signal (I think 50 ft from your TV is quite reasonable)
3) PERFECT no loss sound and deep bass as I expect from a quality surround sound system while watching a movie
This headset meets all 3 requisite criteria. You can stop reading. Really.
Ok, apparently you need more, due diligence = happiness I suppose. I have purchased 2 wireless RF headsets (as a reminder, this is not an RF headset) in the past from Amazon. With RF, you will ALWAYS have static. It is a fact of life, the end.Read more ›
Here is my take - you may not have the same experience or have the same needs or expectations.
TYPES OF WIRELESS HEADPHONES: For those that don't know, there are broadly 3 ways by which wireless headphones receive their signal:
IR (infrared) -- these use a line-of-sight signal and avoid radio interference. They have the disadvantages of short range and reduced mobility (you have to remain within sight of the base station), but they usually do produce a clean sound.
900 MHz -- these are analogue radio headphones. The main disadvantage is susceptibility to hiss and other noise, especially when you move your head or move to another room.
2.4 GHz -- these are digital radio headphones, like the RS 170, and are more likely to be free from hiss and noise.
I bought the RS 170 phones to replace cheap ones I've been using for late-night TV, and which operate on 900 MHz, providing constant hiss, much worse when I move about.
The RS 170 sound brilliant. I've used them for late night TV and movies, and for music (radio and CDs) allowing me to move to other rooms in the house. They're comfortable to wear and I'm sure they'd be great for use on a treadmill or working out. All over my home, and in most of the garden, the sound is crystal clear with no hiss or extraneous noise. Except, that is, for the echo ...Read more ›
I did a lot of comparison of brands and models before deciding. Ultimately the key deciding points to my choosing the Sennheiser RS170 were (in order of importance to me): 4-1/2 star rating by consumers, digital audio transmission, closed back on earphones, charging/storage stand, reported performance, number of years this model has been sold, well rated high & mid-range sound, frequency response 18Hz - 21,000 Hz, simulated Surround Sound, ability to add on another headphone set if my wife ever needs a set, quality appearance, battery life up to 24 hours.
Quality: The 4-1/2 star rating on the RS170 on Amazon was the highest rating of all the brands and models of headphones that Amazon sold during March 2012.
Price: I paid $279.95 on Amazon mid March 2012.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I originally bought the RS120 but ended up returning due to bad static. These not only sound better overall but they are'nt as clunky and feel very nice around my head. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Adrian D
Best wireless headphones for a home entertainment system I've used. No static or distortion as you'd get with radio or Bluetooth types. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Travis S Pierce
love them very much! soft on your ears and a nice surround sound for the money!!!Published 11 days ago by glenn mathis
So far they work OK. It has a less than helpful design for the user interface in several ways.
There are 4 LED lights on the charging/signal stand, none of which is power. Read more
This has been working for quite some time without a problem or failure as of yet! Use it about 7 hours a day! Read morePublished 19 days ago by Robert C. Cammack