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Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Headphones

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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
  • Multi purpose transmitter-also functions as an "easy charge" cradle and docking station
  • Multi receiver transmission up to 4 people and listen from the same source
  • Dynamic bass and surrond sound listening modes
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Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Headphones + Sennheiser HDR 170 Headphone Receiver + C2G / Cables to Go 40645 3.5mm Stereo Male To 2X RCA Female Adapter
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Product Specifications

Brand NameSennheiser
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height9.30 inches
Signal to Noise Ratio (db)85 dB

Technical Details

  • Wireless-Feature

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 9 x 9.1 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002TLT10I
  • Item model number: RS 170
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (884 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

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.

Sennheiser RS 170
Few offer better home theater performance than the Sennheiser RS 170

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.

Sennheiser RS 170
Offering a range of up to 260 feet for audiophile-grade sound and reception
Audiophile-Grade Performance

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.

About Sennheiser

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.

Technical Specifications

  • 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 Description

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.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

My main use is to listen in bed so I can watch TV and listen to music without disturbing my spouse.
Bob Walter
The headphones have volume up and down buttons on them, but I always have to take them off in order to locate the buttons and make volume adjustments.
Mark
The built in recharging stand on the transmitter and the rechargeable batteries in the headphones have worked great.
Martin Arrowsmith

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

883 of 934 people found the following review helpful By Paul Bishop on December 4, 2009
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I've only had the RS 170 phones for a few days. I had expected to rate them 10 stars because of the excellent crystal-clear sound; but I believe they have a flaw that may render them unacceptable for some people (see CONS, below). I'm giving them 4 stars because they are so good - I should probably rate them either excellent or "not acceptable".
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 ...
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165 of 171 people found the following review helpful By Robt W. Eggerichs on March 20, 2012
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First off let me say that I thought long and hard before deciding to spend $280 on headphones. I can't hear as clearly as I once could. Even with the sound turned up, I sometimes have trouble understanding what is being said. My wife has no trouble hearing the TV so we are constantly at odds on how loud to keep the volume. If she is reading a book in another room she is always asking me to turn the TV down. So I decided headphones were more practical and less expensive than a surround sound system that would have provided a speaker close to me. I figured good set of headphones should make the sound more understandable. I plan to use these for TV, DVDs and CDs played through my DVD player.

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.
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147 of 154 people found the following review helpful By busy dad on January 17, 2010
Let me say that the main reason I bought these headphones was for watching movies with out hearing lip for having my home theater too loud.

I enjoy using the surround feature and the Bass boost for movies. I have a high end home theater and I do not miss it as much as I thought I would. Does the Bass feel like my two 1,000 watt powered subs. Of course not, but the bass is very good.

The main time I would use the headphones is times when I have my system very low so the headphones sound much better then my system when it is played at a low decibel level. While I have a movie in I can walk all over my house and it never breaks up. The sound is crystal clear all over the house.

The closed headphones are a nice feature so you can shut out most noise but you can still hear someone calling you if needed.

The only problem I have so far is an occasional sound dropout. I moved the transmitter and manually paired the headphones. Since then I have had no problems but it is too soon to be sure if it worked.

I highly recommend these headphones for watching movies. I am not a music guy so I could not comment on that.

7/14/10 I would like to give a quick update. The sound from the headphones for movies is still great. I do not get any sound dropout when I am close to the unit. I do tend to agree with a previous post that the range is not great. My house is decent size and when I go to some rooms the sound does drop out.
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55 of 55 people found the following review helpful By TM on December 5, 2013
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For starters, I do not write reviews so this will be relatively short and definitely to the point. All of the other reviews posted will tell you just about everything you may want to know and enough to make you wary about purchasing this. I wanted to share my experience to dispel the fears of anyone who is on the fence as to whether this is what it claims to be. 100%, it is precisely what it claims to be. I do not garden (I am in my early 30's so maybe that will change in a few decades at which point I will submit an updated review), I do not have hearing deficiency, my aging grandmother does not live with me who requires louder volume while watching Antiques Roadshow while everyone else watches in misery at normal people volume, I do not try to listen to music while down the street at my neighbor's house four blocks away. I live in a larger than average home with every wifi entertainment/streaming gadget known to man. I watch movies and shows at high volume, and don't want to disturb the family during late hours, etc. through my surround sound. My requirements for a wireless headset are as follows:

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.
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