Compact, ergonomic over-ear headphones. Connectivity Technology: Wireless
Bass boost & surround sound listening modes. Maximum sound pressure level: 114 dB at 1kHz, 3 percentage THD. THD, total harmonic distortion: <0.5 percentage at 1 kHz, 100 dB SPL
Digital wireless technology ensures that signal transmission remains clear & accurate
Easy to set up & enjoy
Wireless communication technology: Kleer
MAIN controls located on headphones
SENNHEISER RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System Reviews
First let me say that I suffer a serious hearing loss which makes it difficult to watch television with my wife because I have to have the volume up so loud and even then I can’t hear everything. I have had two sets of sennheiser RS 120’s for a few years now and loved them. My wife wanted to get me these for Christmas this year because they were apparently capable of surround sound. Now I’m not an audiophile but I will try to point out some pro’s and con’s here.The 175’s are an over the ear fit as opposed to the 120’s being an on the ear fit. The 175’s fit much tighter which is very nice when up and moving about yet the tight fit makes it difficult to hear when my wife is speaking to me during a show which she does quite often. I’ll let you decide if that’s is a pro or a con. The 120’s were loose enough that I could hear her speak even though I still had to remove the headset to understand her. The looseness had a downside though in that if I went to the fridge for a drink or snack and bent down the headset fell off. Not so with the 175’s. Both sets have excellent sound reproduction even though the 120’s are analog. The 175’s can be digital or analog which can be decided by a switch on the back of the transmitter. You have the option of connecting to the sound source by optical cable or 3.5 jack which in my case required a y adapter converting to RCA jacks. I was amazed to find that there is a very noticeable difference between digital and analog, digital being the best by far. With the digital you don’t hear any static or interference noises in non-dialog or silent spots. At least I couldn’t hear any and my wife said in her words "this is fantastic".sound with the 175’s:You can switch between regular stereo, low SRS, and High SRS by clicking a button on the side of the headset. This can also be controlled at the transmitter. There is a very noticeable difference between each setting. I have noticed that on low SRS the background recordings seem to be moved back and reduced in volume while the main dialog remains at regular volume. Ever had one of those instances where the main character is talking in a whisper voice, which seems to be in vogue these days, and is suddenly overrun by the background noise, which also seems to be a problem these days. Well, low SRS helps to overcome that problem for me. I can hear the dialog very clearly and if you’ve lived for a while having to constantly asked "what did he/she say?" then you can really appreciate that fact.In High SRS there is a distinct surround sound quality. I’ve never been able to experience this before due to my hearing loss so to me it is awesome. I love Paul Simons music, especially "Graceland", "father and daughter" and "late in the evening". I just thought I liked them before but after listening to them through the 175’s I have heard notes and instruments that I didn’t realize were there. Now I love the songs. Having discovered that I went back and watched a couple of my favorite movies and discovered background sounds that I had been missing and they add so much more to the entertainment value. Keep in mind that I have experienced all this with the 120’s also and there is a large difference.continued pros sound aside:I like that the controls are on the side of the 175 headset because I often recline when watching television and this keeps the controls from contacting anything and changing the settings unintentionally.This was a problem with the 120 sets because the controls were behind the headset.The 175 set, to me, is much more comfortable because of the padding and because possibly of the tighter fit which keeps them in place verses the loose fit of the 120 set.cons (maybe):The 175 set is only capable of employing two headsets.The 120 can employ several at one time. I’m not sure how many but certainly more than four because I have that many headsets.The 120 has an option of three channels selectable on the transmitter and the headset which means you can use more than one in a household without interfering with each other. This is the situation at my house. I have one set in the bedroom and one in the living room and we can use them separately on separate channels at the same time. My grandkids love the headsets so this settles a problem when they come to visit and want cartoons while I want news.The 175 has only one channel so this setup would probably not be possible.The 175 power button has to be held down for about three seconds to activate while the 120 has a slide switch. The 175 has a very slight delay between activation and transmitter connection. The 120 is instant. This caused a rather humorous incident early on. My wife was watching a movie on Netflix and I picked up the headset, turned it on, placed it on my head and thought I was waiting on a connection when in reality I was in a very quite point in the movie just before an explosion and massive gunfire. I was on my way to my recliner when all hell broke loose and it was so realistic I almost wet my pants and overran the recliner. It was apparently the highlight of my wife’s day. She still laughs about it. Her lack of concern about my bruised shins and ego aside…after the fact it was funny.I know this was lengthy but I hope it helps someone in my situation to make an informed decision.In short I would never had purchased the 175’s for myself due to the cost because I wouldn’t have believed they would make this much difference. Now that I’ve experienced them I would buy them in a heartbeat.Now a word about sennheiser’s customer service. I had a situation early on where I lost the optical connection with my TV. I was quick to blame the new headset simply because they were new. I sent an email to sennheiser in hopes they could find a solution before I had to send the set back. I had a return mail in about 45 minutes telling me what to do. Turns out the problem was with the television and not the sennheiser transmitter. Quick response, great customer service.
I’m a musician with a home studio. With several sets of headphones all getting old, I decided to invest in some new ones. I’ve had good luck with Sennheiser in the past so I wanted to check out what they were currently offering. After reading lots of reviews, I decided to give these rs175 rf’s a try. I was a little leery of them being wireless but trusting in the Sennheiser name, bought them anyway. I wanted them for general recording and playback.Pros: Excellent sound… flat, uncolored. Clear detailed, etc. All the qualities I’ve come to expect from Sennheiser. Wireless setup was virtually nothing… plug in the base where you’d plug in the headphones and you’re done. Turn on the headphones and start listening. The stand serves as the charging station and placing the headphones on it is straightforward and secure… not clumsy at all. I have a fairly large head with proportional sized ears… (size xxl hat). The ear pads fit completely over my ears and completely seal very nicely around them. You won’t be bothered by outside sounds, nor will your spouse be bothered by what you’re listening to. A quick check of the range shows I can go anywhere in my average size home without losing the signal. (I didn’t try going outside).Cons: The only negative is that there is a bit of latency. If you use them for listening to music or even tv, you won’t notice it… but if you turn on speakers at the same time and listen to both, you’ll notice a very slight lag in the headphones.Bottom line: these are excellent headphones, quality of build and quality of sound are both first rate. But if that latency is an issue, you probably shouldn’t be looking at wireless anyway (I suspect this occurs on any wireless system).
Needed a pair to listen to program on TV read the info about them not a regret on buying them comfortable to wear over ur ears they sit well over the ears no pressure on or around the area of the ears sound is very good as well with the surround sound system on great film to listen to like star wars ect overall a very good buy and quality product âï¸
Purchased these from Richer Sounds via Amazon, Lacks the quoted range in my opinion, but just about ok around a 3 bed house, go outside the back door and they start suffering from signal drop out.
I purchased the Sennheiser RS175 to connect to my TV. My TV is connected to a Samsung soundbar. Neither the TV nor the soundbar have headphone jacks. It took awhile to figure out that I had to change my connections around to get sound through the headset. Now that I have it working, I can say it was worth the trouble. The Sennheiser RS 175 produces excellent sound. The bass boost and surround sound features tailors the already excellent sound to the users preference. The headset is extremely comfortable, but I have yet to wear them for longer than 2 hours (and I wear glasses). Battery life for my purpose is excellent. I put the headset back on the charger before going to bed and in the morning it is fully charged enough to last all day. Simply turn on the headset by depressing the on button located at the bottom of the headset for a couple of seconds, then mute the TV. Sound leakage from the earpieces is minimal. The charger stand looks good & I have to disagree with the reviews that say the plastic is flimsy. I am not sure what they are expecting, but it looks great and is not meant to support anything other than the headset during charging. It is more than sturdy enough for this task.An expensive unit, but it is worth the money. You get what you pay for, fabulous sound, comfort and long battery life.