Conclusion: I purchased a Sennheiser RS 170 to help me hear better when I watch movies and television on my Sam Sung & Bose surround sound system. I listen with the head set and everyone else in the room can hear through the normal sound system....it works great!
Excerpt: The design on this unit leaves a lot to be desired. Replacing batteries is a bear. Difficult to get into the copartment. Secondly, the buttons on the side earpiece to adjust volume do not have a different feel or touch.
Pros: Comfortable, Compact, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
Conclusion: My headphones just arrived today. First time for ordering from Sonic Electronix. Fast delivery. Took everything out of the box, hooked it up to my Toshiba 42" HD Flat screen. Connected everything, put batteries in headphones, turned transmitter on and Hallelujah, they work like a charm.
Summary: I'm disappointed in them, persistent interference or something noise in the background all the time. The noise is producible by changing channels with the remote, seems to have something to do with the picture changing on the screen, and it then continues with no remote activity nearly all the time,...
Pros: Good sound reproduction
Cons: Continual Interference noise and poor button design
Summary: My wife and I both use Sennheiser RS-160, RS-170 and RS-180 wireless headphones. I use the RS-160 in the shack with my transceivers. We both use the RS-170 and RS-180 for listening to old time radio shows every evening, allowing us to listen without interruption regardless of what we do or where we...
Conclusion: Bought this for myself and a supplemental headphones (HDR170) for my girlfriend. Over the years I bought a few headphones from Sennheiser and always was satisfied. This one doesn't disappoint either. Sound is superb and I never loss the signal from one end of the house to the other.
Conclusion: I brought these over a month ago, I have a very bad hearing loss and with the tv volume all the way up I could hear ok but still couldn't understand what was said and my wife couldn't stay in the same room because the tv was so loud.