Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Headphone with Dynamic Bass and Surround Sound

August 6, 2013 - Comment

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

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.

Product Features

  • Closed circumaural digital wireless headphones
  • Dynamic headphones with clear and detailed audio reproduction
  • Multipurpose transmitter also functions as an “easy charge” cradle and docking station
  • Multi receiver transmission: up to 4 people can listen from the same source
  • Dynamic bass and surround sound listening modes

Comments

Paul Bishop "PaulDDB" says:

Pity about the echo … 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…

busy dad says:

much better then expected 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…

Anonymous says:

I bought the older Sennheiser wireless headphones (analog) two years ago. I wore them almost every day and liked them, except that the volume control wore out. I took it apart, cleaned it, and it worked perfectly after that.I bought the HDR 170 two months ago. The sound is better and they are comfortable. However, I have three complaints. First, the volume controls are difficult to use. There are five buttons – up volume, on/off, down volume, surround, and bass. No problem if you take off the headphones and look at the buttons, but while you’re wearing them you can’t feel which button is which, so I turn the headphones off when I want to change the volume, etc. Sennheiser should have made the buttons feel different.The second problem is that the range is shorter. With the old analog headphones I could go in the backyard to hang laundry and the sound was weak and scratchy, but I could hear it. With the HDR 170 headphones the sound switches on and off annoyingly…

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