Sennheiser RS 140 Wireless HiFi Headphone with Dynamic Compression System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 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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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.Read more ›
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.
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!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Can't remember when I ordered these but they are still working great with great sound. They are several years old I do know this. These are great sounding wireless headphones. Read morePublished 4 months ago by sternbul
works well - range not as far as I had hoped - otherwise an overall good productPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
These are really nice phones. They work great and the cordless feature is more than often greatly appreciated.Published 6 months ago by Louis Drew
It was well received. It was in fairly good condition and it works.Published 11 months ago by Darlene Jante
These are great. Since the dawn of time I have been using RS140 hooked up to my old stationary pc using winamp on shuffle. Read morePublished 17 months ago by kim Boege