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Sennheiser RS 180 Open Digital Wireless Over-Ear Headphone

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  • Open, around-ear digital wireless headphones with Kleer's uncompressed audio transmission
  • Dynamic transducer systems with powerful magnets for clear and detailed audio reproduction, great for music as well as TV
  • Multi-purpose transmitter, also functions as 'easy-charge' cradle and docking station
  • Multi-receiver transmission - (up to 4 people), no set-up required as plug and play
  • Automatic level control for optimum audio levels

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Sennheiser RS 180 Open Digital Wireless Over-Ear Headphone + Sennheiser HDR 180 Additional Digital Wireless Over-Ear Headphones (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: 1.3 Kg
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  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: RS 180
  • ASIN: B002TLT10S
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 4 Nov. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (283 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
Product Details
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

4.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

324 of 328 people found the following review helpful By David Fidler on 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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74 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Bobbo Bear on 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By apw1 on 3 Dec. 2011
I'm a Sennheiser fan and have had a pair of Sennheiser HD 565 headphones for so long that the padded headband has disintegrated from within. I'd long contemplated buying a pair of wireless headphones, but had been put off the RS 180's by the negative reviews on this site. I decided to take the plunge after Which Magazine rated them as one of their best buys. I needn't have worried. They arrived sooner than I'd expected and were simplicity itself to install and set up. They're fantastic. It's a joy to be able to move from room to room and listen without any loss of signal. I have a BT Home Hub and use the internet via a wireless connection and I can listen to a CD or the radio and use the internet at the same time without any problem at all. There's no interference from the microwave or from the metal doors in the conservatory. The ALC (Automatic Level Control) button to enhance speech is great and means you can reduce the overall volume. The length of battery life isn't an issue for me because using any full ear-covering headphones for longer than 2 hours becomes hot and uncomfortable.
My principal use is for music, and for watching films late at night without disturbing other members of the family so these are ideal. I've also been quite impressed by the reproduction of the surround sound effect on some of the films I've watched. Yes, the buttons are a fiddle - but I knew that to start with, and apart from altering the volume I've not needed to mess about with the balance. My only other gripe isn't with the headphones, but with the lack of a printed instruction manual. It's a real pain to have to upload the CD just to re-check the significance and the sequences of the flashing green lights on the transmitter and headphone set. The manufacturer has assumed that everyone buying these headphones has access to a computer. Surely the instructions could have been incorporated into the Safety booklet.
Aside from that, this is a great piece of kit.
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