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Sennheiser HDR 170 Headphone Receiver

4.2 out of 5 stars 165 customer reviews
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  • AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries Instruction manual
  • 2010 CES Innovations Award Honoree
  • This system uses the uncompressed digital wireless transmission technology from KLEER Corporation
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  • Wireless-Feature

Product Description

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Closed, dynamic headphone receiver for RS 170 digital wireless headphone system. Includes bass boost and switchable surround sound.

Product Information

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Product Dimensions 9.8 x 9.8 x 4.3 inches
Item Weight 1.3 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.4 pounds
Manufacturer Sennheiser
ASIN B003ZL916U
Item model number 504251
Batteries 2 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
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4.2 out of 5 stars 165 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #5,941 in Electronics > Headphones
#23,164 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Player Accessories
#25,212 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater
Date first available at Amazon.com August 14, 2010

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The manufacturer commented on the review below
By Christopher S. Cornette on January 31, 2011
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This product REQUIRES a separate transmitter. It's meant to be an additional pair of headphones for use with Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Headphone with Dynamic Bass and Surround Sound. You can read my full review of that product on that page. Here is an excerpt that applies to the headphones specifically:

RANGE and CLARITY: Hands down, the most important issue in wireless headphones, and this pair EXCELS way beyond anything I've used. I get clean signal over 100 feet away, through a brick wall. I get clear signal while using my microwave (unless I'm standing within 1 foot of it). Always fast to pick up the signal, with nearly ZERO interruptions in signal after months of use (the Sony DS6000 may edge this pair out for sound quality, but has serious problems with intermittent signal interruptions).

SOUND QUALITY: The second best sounding pair I've ever used. With bass boost and surround on, this is a VERY PLEASING set of headphones to listen to, particularly for television and movies. Combined with it's incredible clarity of signal, I've never had any complaints about sound quality with this pair. The Sony DS6000 does have a slightly more natural feel and a little more depth to the sound, but the signal is not always as clean, so it often sounds a bit worse than the Sennheisers.

EASE OF USE/FEATURES: This set has button controls on the right earcup for power, volume, and to turn on bass boost and surround sound. The power button is a good and bad thing. You don't have to worry about the annoying temporary loss of signal that some models have when their auto off switch gets triggered because you moved around.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
March 22, 2012
Hello Chris- thank you for the detailed, thorough review. Enjoy your headphones!
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I've already reviewed the Sennheiser HDR 170 with the transmitter. In this review, I'm mostly going to discuss the experience of associating the headphones with your transmitter and using multiple headphones at the same time.

First, in the box, you receive the headphones, a pair of AAA rechargeable batteries, and a manual. As before, installing the batteries was pretty simple.

Associating the headphones using the manual provided was somewhat difficult because the manual, although 130 pages long, only has about 8 pages in English, then 8 pages each in 14 other languages. The part about associating is a single page in the middle of the manual, all illustrations, that pretty much tells you to turn off both the headphones and the transmitter, then, with the two within 1 meter of each other, hold the power button on each for 7 seconds.

When it comes to using multiple headphones for the receiver, the manual provided with the extra pair is useless; you have to use the digital manual for the transmitter. Apparently, the transmitter automatically starts up in single headphone mode; I'd turn on both, but only one would receive, then turn off the working pair and the other pair would start working. After reading the manual, which tells you, with both the headphones on and the transmitter off, to turn on the transmitter, then push the power button on the transmitter again to activate multiple headphone mode. After doing that, both headphones started working perfectly. In multiple headphone mode, bass boost and surround sound is activate/inactive for all headphones, while volume is controlled independently for each headphone.

My cousin and I tested the heaphones by watching a kung-fu movie on Netflix.
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It can be handy to have a second headset operating off of the same transmitter, and the sound quality for this device is exceptional. Unfortunately, the absence of charging capability on the second headset means that one must rotate the two headsets through the same transmitter, which also serves as a charger. This major inconvenience is noted in the product title, and so I am writing this review only to highlight the shortcoming: don't expect to use a second headset with the same transmitter without a MAJOR ongoing inconvenience.

Three Months Later - None of the other reviews actually address the use of the second headphone, which is what is being sold here. Bottom line - it doesn't work, at least not the way it is marketed. 1) The second headphone won't work without an elaborate process to match the transmitter to multiple headphones. (Just pairing a second headphone actually disconnects the first.) Even then, whenever the transmitter is turned off or the power fluctuates, the transmitter disconnects all but one headphone. These points are also stressed in the online manual. (The manual that came with the device was in German only. 2) I tried what the manufacturer recommended in his reply to this post - to timeshare the charger by rotating the headphones. It's very hard to avoid getting surprised by a dead headphone without keeping written records. (3) I then also got a separate battery recharger, with spare batteries to swap in as needed. This is the least inconvenient solution.

Any review on sound quality is irrelevant to this item and belongs with the main headphone/transmitter product. This item is sold as a second, parallel receiver. Sennheiser has taken a piece of quality engineering and mismarketed it. If I still had the box, I would demand a refund.
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The manufacturer commented on this review(What's this?)
August 22, 2011
Hello- Thanks for writing in. It should be noted that a headset can operate up to 24 hours per charge, so hopefully alternating the headsets on the base is OK for those that do not want to purchase an RS 170 system (charger included) or an auxilliary charger. Auxilliary chargers of the NiMH variety, can be had for as little as $10 or so.

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