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2.0 out of 5 stars Drastically over-rated product, July 16, 2011
This review is from: Sennheiser RS110 Over-Ear 926MHz Wireless RF Headphones (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
I've owned two m/n 110 Sennheiser headphones in the past three years, which I suppose qualifies me to evaluate them. Both headphones suffered from the same two problems, one an irritant, the other a fatal flaw: within weeks of first use the headphones loose their "temper" i.e., they no longer maintain any curvature, and consistently and repeatedly fall of one's head. This can be partially corrected by fastening the earpieces together overnight so that some of the headset curvature returns, but it's still a pain in the "you know what" to have to deal with, particularly with a product only a few weeks old.

The far more significant problem suffered by the m/n 110's that I've owned is early transmitter failure. In both units the transmitters failed, PRECEDED by a period of several days of what seemed to be bursts of static 1-2 seconds long that occurred while watching programs.

Given the price of these units, and the manufacturer's reputation, I am of the opinion that 18 months is far to short a life span for this product. It would seem as though they are making it to last just long enough to exceed the warranty period.
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Posted on Aug 22, 2011 9:40:01 AM PDT
Hello- thank you for your feedback. The source's volume is too low (or not getting to the transmitter at all). The internal electronics will shut off within 5 minutes if no/very little volume is detected. The signal level needs to be increased before reaching the transmitter. The transmitter needs a nice, loud signal to work with. This can be accomplished by turning up your source on variable-level outputs, or by amplifying the signal from a fixed-level output. Try increasing it in small increments to prevent overload which results in distortion. Your source component may have a weak output which is causing this. Also, check to see that you are connected to outputs and not inputs. You may also try to connect to a cable box (or DVR, HD receiver, etc) and its audio outputs. If you have a headphone plug, this is another alternative.
 
 
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Initial post: Aug 22, 2011 9:40:01 AM PDT
Eric Palonen says:
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Hello- thank you for your feedback. The source's volume is too low (or not getting to the transmitter at all). The internal electronics will shut off within 5 minutes if no/very little volume is detected. The signal level needs to be increased before reaching the transmitter. The transmitter needs a nice, loud signal to work with. This can be accomplished by turning up your source on variable-level outputs, or by amplifying the signal from a fixed-level output. Try increasing it in small increments to prevent overload which results in distortion. Your source component may have a weak output which is causing this. Also, check to see that you are connected to outputs and not inputs. You may also try to connect to a cable box (or DVR, HD receiver, etc) and its audio outputs. If you have a headphone plug, this is another alternative.
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