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Sennheiser RS 180 Open Digital Wireless Headphone

by Sennheiser
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
RRP: 239.99
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  • Open, circum-aural digital wireless headphones with Kleer's uncompressed audio transmission
  • Dynamic transducer systems with powerful neodymium magnets for clear and detailed audio reproduction
  • Multi-purpose transmitter - Also functions as 'easy-charge' cradle and docking station
  • Multi-receiver transmission - Up to 4 people listening to the same source
  • Automatic level control for optimum audio levels
  • Balance control for right/left volume adjustment
  • Ergonomic and adjustable headband for an excellent and secure fit
  • Extremely comfortable velour earpads and headband cushions
  • No set-up required – Just plug and play
  • 2 year warranty
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Sennheiser RS 180 Open Digital Wireless Headphone + Sennheiser HDR 180 Additional Digital Wireless headphone (without transmitter) + StarTech.com 6in Stereo Splitter Cable - 3.5mm Male to 2x 3.5mm Female
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 22.9 x 23.1 cm ; 544 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.8 Kg
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  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 502875
  • ASIN: B002TLT10S
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 4 Nov 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

Powerful Sound
Smart, modern design

Sennheiser RS 180 Wireless Headphones

With the RS 180, Sennheiser delivers an excellent sound reproduction. Using an open, around-the-ear design, the headphones can breathe from both sides of the ear cups, offering you an excellent sound image. This wireless headphone system utilises Kleer's uncompressed digital wireless audio transmission for better detail and can serve up to four pairs of headphones. In addition, it gives you the freedom to travel up to 100m (line of sight) from your sound source.

  • Simply switch on the transmitter unit and you are ready to go - no need to manually tune or fiddle with different FM bands
  • Be carried away by the transparent sound of the open over-ear headphones
  • Experience enhanced speech intelligibility with automatic volume control
Learn more about the RS 180

Be captured by the sound - not by the cable. This wireless headphone system combines superb musicality and freedom of movement within no less than 100 m (line of sight) range. High-end transducers powered by neodymium magnets find every detail in your favourite music and deliver them with precision and clarity.

For music and TV
Features
  • Open, ‘around the ear’ digital wireless headphones with Kleer's uncompressed audio transmission
  • Digital transmission means that this system is less susceptible to hiss or interference
  • Powerful neodymium magnets - for clear and detailed audio reproduction
  • Multi-purpose transmitter - also functions as 'easy-charge' cradle and docking station
  • Multi-receiver transmission - up to 4 people listening to the same source
  • Automatic level control for optimum audio levels – vocal quality is particularly good
  • Balance control for right/left volume adjustment – ideal if you have different hearing ability left and right
  • Ergonomic and adjustable headband for an excellent and secure fit
  • Extremely comfortable velour covered ear cups and soft headband cushions
  • Smart, steel-grey appearance with sturdy metal stand
  • No tuning or set-up required – just plug and play
Did you know?

This headphone system features the digital wireless audio transmission by Kleer, using no compression at all, delivering a lifelike and detailed sound over long distances – far longer than devices using standard Bluetooth.

An open-backed design offers an exceptional natural listening experience, but beware sound leakage - you may be able to hear the TV sound if it is on independently for a friend or family member.

Proprietory (manufacturers’) or SCART adaptors may be used so that the headphones do not cut the TV sound for others in the same room.

Sennheiser recommends this headphone for...

...all audiophiles who like to enjoy the freedom of wireless listening without having to compromise in sound quality. The perfect companion for movies and games. Also ideal for those with mild hearing loss who would prefer to listen to higher volume levels than their TV companions. This is the perfect gift idea for an elderly relative.

Compatibility

The HDR 180 headphones and the TX 180 transmitter can be connected to any line-out jack on home audio devices.

Meet the range

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RS 120
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RS 160
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RS 170
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RS 180
Suitable for TV/Hi-FI TV/Hi-FI TV/Hi-FI TV/Hi-FI
Wearing Style Open, supra-aural Closed, Around-The-Ear Digital Wireless Headphones Closed, Around-The-Ear Digital Wireless Headphones Closed, Around-The-Ear Digital Wireless Headphones
Functionality Control elements conveniently positioned to provide easy, intuitive operation Compact Portable Transmitter with Multi-Receiver Capability To Allow Up To 4 People Can Listen To The Same Audio Source. Digital Volume Control With Mute Function Dynamic Bass and Surround Sound Listening Modes. Multi-Receiver Transmission - Up To 4 People Can Listen To The Same Audio Source Automatic Level Control for Optimum Audio Levels. Balance Control for Right/Left Volume Adjustment. Multi-Receiver Transmission
Range 100m 20m (Line of Sight) 80m (Line of Sight) 100m (Line of Sight)
Transmission FM with Three selectable RF channels Kleer Audio's Uncompressed Digital Wireless Audio Transmission. No Set-Up Required – Just Plug and Play Kleer Audio's Uncompressed Digital Wireless Audio Transmission. No Set-Up Required – Just Plug and Play Kleer Audio's Uncompressed Digital Wireless Audio Transmission. No Set-Up Required – Just Plug and Play
Power Transmitter with metal cradle for storing and recharging the headphones. (Optional wall mounting of transmitter possible) 2 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries Included. Multi-Country Charger 2 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries Included. Multi-Purpose Transmitter - Also Functions as 'Easy-Charge' Cradle and Docking Station 2 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries Included. Multi-Purpose Transmitter - Also Functions as 'Easy-Charge' Cradle and Docking Station

Manufacturer's Description

Sennheiser RS 180

Keep it natural. This two-part system uses Kleer's digital wireless audio transmission which leaves the audio signal uncompressed. Setting the stage for the impressive performance of its high-class headphones.

  • Don’t bother “setting up” anything – just plug it in
  • Be carried away by the transparent sound of the open circum-aural headphones
  • Experience enhanced intelligibility thanks to automatic level control
Powerful Sound

Learn more about the RS 180

Be captured by the sound - not by the cable. This wireless headphones system combines superb musicality and freedom of movement within no less than 100 m (line of sight). High-class transducers powered by neodymium magnets find every detail in your favourite music and deliver them with precision and clarity.

Features
  • Closed, circum-aural digital wireless headphones with Kleer's uncompressed audio transmission
  • Dynamic transducer systems with powerful neodymium magnets for clear and detailed audio reproduction
  • Multi-purpose transmitter - also functions as 'easy-charge' cradle and docking station
  • Multi-receiver transmission - up to 4 people listening to the same source
  • Automatic level control for optimum audio levels
  • Balance control for right/left volume adjustment
  • Ergonomic and adjustable headband for an excellent and secure fit
  • Extremely comfortable velour earpads and headband cushions
  • No set-up required – just plug and play!
Powerful Sound

Did you notice?

This headphone system features the digital wireless audio transmission by Kleer, using no compression at all, delivering a lifelike and detailed sound.

Sennheiser recommends this headphone for...

...all audiophiles who like to get rid of the cable without having to compromise in sound quality.

Compatibility

The HDR 180 headphones and the TX 180 transmitter can be connected to any line-out jack of mobile or home audio devices.

Why Sennheiser?

For over 60 years every Sennheiser mic or headphone comes with a built-in mission: to stay true to the sound and soul the music was given by its artist. From the fragile intimacy of a whispered word to the deep and dark punch of an attacking bassline. Sennheiser delivers pure emotion and excitement. A quality that has convinced a broad spectrum of artists and of course music lovers all over the world. Sennheiser offers a great experience for everyone who really wants to hear.

Product Details
RS 110
Product Details
RS 120
Product Details
RS 160
Product Details
RS 170
Product Details
RS 180
Suitable for TV/Hi-FI TV/Hi-FI TV/Hi-FI TV/Hi-FI TV/Hi-FI
Wearing Style Open, supra-aural Open, supra-aural Closed, circum-aural digital wireless headphones Closed, circum-aural digital wireless headphones Open, circum-aural digital wireless headphones
Functionality Control elements conveniently positioned to provide easy, intuitive operation Control elements conveniently positioned to provide easy, intuitive operation Compact portable transmitter with multi-receiver capability. (up to 4 people listening to the same audio source) Digital Volume Control with Mute function. Dynamic Bass and Surround Sound listening modes. Multi-receiver transmission - Up to 4 people listening to the same source Automatic level control for optimum audio levels Balance control for right/left volume adjustment. Multi-receiver transmission - Up to 4 people listening to the same source
Range 100m 100m 20m line of sight 80m line of sight 100m line of sight
Transmission FM with Three selectable RF channels FM with Three selectable RF channels Kleer Audio's uncompressed digital wireless audio transmission. No set-up required – just plug and play. Kleer Audio's uncompressed digital wireless audio transmission. No set-up required – just plug and play. Kleer Audio's uncompressed digital wireless audio transmission. No set-up required – just plug and play.
Power AAA batteries - NiMH batteries charger sold seperatly Transmitter with metal cradle for storing and recharging the headphones. (Optional wall mounting of transmitter possible) 2 AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries included. Multi-country charger 2 AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries included. Multi-purpose transmitter - Also functions as 'easy-charge' cradle and docking station 2 AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries included. Multi-purpose transmitter - Also functions as 'easy-charge' cradle and docking station


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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289 of 292 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Headphones, but too simple. 14 Jun 2010
Because I wasn't able to find them in stores to try out, I purchased the RS-170 and RS-180 together for a side-by-side comparison. The theory being that if both were okay, the 180s would be mine (the hifi freak) and the 170s would go to the wife (the hifi luddite).

Sound:

Both have good highs but that's where the similarities end. The 180s have a much more robust sound stage (the 170s sound tinny by comparison) and the bass response is head and shoulders above the 170s. Some reviews have classed the 180s as hifi-snob worthy and I'd say that they're almost right. For a set of wireless cans, the sound is really really good. Anecdotally, the 170s received about 90 seconds of 'testing' between the wife and I before deciding that the gain in sound quality of the 180s was well worth the extra 40 quid.

Reliability of Signal:

Some have complained of issues with signal. I have one dead spot in the house (metal door frame as I exit the house to BBQ my steaks) but that's it. If I take them upstairs and close the door and move around a lot, do I experience the occasional drop out. But everyone knows that "100 ft range" means "line of sight". When you start to put walls/doors in there, of course that degrades your range.

User Interface:

They're generally pretty simple to operate but I find the process of mating the cans to the base to be a really tedious process. Because we have two sets running from the same base station, the way in which Sennheiser has you mate multiple cans is really stupid. Esp when you have to re-mate them. (We have two transmitters so I periodically mate one set to the base station in the computer room and growl at Sennheiser when I have to re-mate them to the transmitter in the TV room; it's a real faff).
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow wow wow!!! 24 Jun 2012
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First things first. I absolutely love these headphones! Freedom to cook while listening to the TV or music, no wires when using my PC, grab a coffee without having to remove my headphones. Once you've gone wireless you won't want to go back.

Build Quality:
Lots of plastic and very plasticky. Not a hint of metal in sight. However, it feels like a quality product, the metallic smoke grey finish has a slick varnished coating to it like a new car, its nicely built and the pieces fit very well together. The headband can be twisted a bit too, but feels delicate. Overall they do not have that rugged, durable build to them like professional studio monitors might have, fragile even, and should be handled with care. Leave them on the floor or on the sofa at your peril.

Base Station and range:
Feels light and not as well built as the headphones. Offers a -8db switch for amped sources, 3.5mm analogue input. Two buttons on front, one to hold down and power on/off, and a ALC button to enhance speech in movies/TV/videos (surprisingly useful!!). Plop the headphones on top to recharge and an orange light stays on until fully charged. I like the design of the stand. It looks good wherever I put it. Power on the base, power on the headphones, thats all I had to do to make them connect and work. As for the range, the signal will not penetrate past around 2-4 walls and is liable to cut off in a city apartment like mine once I'm a few rooms away. Best used in the same or next room.

Battery life:
A single charge lasts for ages and is excellent. 12-24h of continuous battery life should be enough for anyone. Easily replaceable AAA batteries. Good quality Sanyo Eneloops were supplied with my pair.

Comfort:
Supremely comfortable.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sennheiser RS180 wireless headphones 1 Jun 2011
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I bought these to replace a a pair of R(s?)130 headphones, attracted by the new "Kleer" system, and first impressions are very good. Very easy to set up straight out of the box. The sound quality is the best I've ever had from headphones, wired or otherwise, and it's noticeably more crisp and full compared with the 130s, and they're lighter too. Comfortable to wear and will go very loud if that's what you want.

I'd seen reports that they can interfere with wireless networks so I was concerned, but I have a PC within a few feet and a laptop in the same room that have been unaffected. The router (Netgear) is in the room next door though.

Now for the downside: they are open ear so you can hear outside noise, including the TV sound if it is on, and because the Kleer system introduces a tiny delay in the signal it sounds as if there is an echo which makes them unusable with the TV sound on. Not a problem for me as I am using them mostly to watch/listen without disturbing others late at night, but this may be a factor you need to consider. The delay is so short that there is no noticeable problem with lip synchronization on dialogue when watching TV.

Also, the switches for on/off and volume are very small and a bit fiddly but this is only a minor criticism.

They are expensive so I was expecting good quality and I think they deliver - one star deducted for the fiddly controls/echo.
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73 of 78 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars what a shame... 10 April 2010
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Have used the previous incarnation of these (Sennhesier RS 140) on an almost daily basis for a long while, so was looking forward to this update of the range.
Bought a pair of RS 180s, used them for a couple of days, returned them and went back to my RS 140s.
First major and inexcusable flaw was to make the control buttons almost flush with the body and then stick the power button between the 2 volume buttons. On what planet is this a good idea? I would really like to know what was going through the head of the designer when they came up with that gem.
The second flaw was that the RS 180s couldn't get a signal where my RS 140s could (base stations being in the identical place, of course). Tried twisting the base station around to achieve a better signal but had no effect.
The ear cups are also much smaller, making them quite uncomfortable (I have quite normal, man-sized ears and no way resemble an elephant).
The one positive thing going for them was that the sound was slightly better, with some improved clarity.
Its quite frustrating to see a great product go in this direction, with style triumphing over usability when there's no reason they can't go hand in hand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good sound quality. Easy to use.
I tried bluetooth headphones and was disappointed with the sound quality. Haven't had the battery run out on me yet. I use them with the computer. Read more
Published 4 days ago by G. Bygrave
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but there are technical issues
First of all: I'm no expert when it comes to sound quality or anything like that. All that I can say in this regard is that I like the sound that these headphones produce quite a... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Vincent
4.0 out of 5 stars sennheiser RS 180 open digital wireless headphone
this headphone is ok but would prefer the on and off switch to be at the side of the headphone as it was with sennheiser RS 140 which would be more convenient
Published 15 days ago by john b kellett
5.0 out of 5 stars headphones for my tv
these are really wicked headphones and they do exactly what they say they will would strongly recommend for any sound system
Published 21 days ago by jessica
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
These headphones are great, easy to set up, and audio crystal clear, for hi fi and tv.
i mainly use them for tv when on movies dvd's etc sometimes the loud backgound music... Read more
Published 26 days ago by Mjwilding
5.0 out of 5 stars No serial number
The headphones are awesome, can not fault them in any way. Comfortable and amazing sound quality.
The only thing I'll say that isn't good is the fact that I didn't get a... Read more
Published 28 days ago by R. Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars love them
These are the best head phones i've had. The sound is magnificent there might be better ones on the market, but think they would cost, although saying that these are not what you... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tim Parkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good product
Easy set up, good sound, simple battery fitting with good charge lasting all day, not sure about wireless range, I live in a Park Home ie no bricks just plasterboard and wood, yet... Read more
Published 1 month ago by MR NORMAN DELAFIELD
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it
Pricy but worth the dosh - great for keeping the noise down late at night. No issues with loss of signal. Comfortable too.
Published 1 month ago by Arthur Twoshakes
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but not superb
The headphones are very good with crystal clear sound, no interference at all from phones or routers. My gripe is fiddly buttons and no Dolby for a relative high price . Read more
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