Excerpt: I needed headphones to use with my TV so I could listen to it during the night and early morning, at the same time muting the TV sound, so the lady in the upstairs condo would not be bothered by the TV. Before buying this set, I had bought 3 others in town, all around $100-130. They all had problems like static, buzzing, and cutting off. It became obvious to me that I would have to pay more. This Sennheiser 170 has been ideal.
Pros: Added features, Comfortable, Compact Design, Easy Hook Up, Easy Set up, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality
Excerpt: I use the RS 170 for music and tv viewing(especially movies). The sound is wonderful and completely free from the interference of my last set of Acoustic Research headphones. Like others, I do not like having to turn these on at the base and also on the headset itself. But, the drawbacks are small, the sound is terrific, and the comfort level is wonderful. That all adds up to a great set of wireless headphones.
Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality
operating engineer & owner / operator, B&H Photo
30 January 2014
Excerpt: I work on my equipment out in the driveway, my RF signal is good for 105 feet.. I took whole unit to home depot & fitted it nice into a black hanging shower soap rack...now hung eye level on shop wall. Very well built, but I will mod. the buttons as many others have written about, A VERY weak point....Read many reviews before you buy !
Pros: A-1 Fit, Comfortable, Great Sound Quality
Cons: China Built, Control Buttons, Difficult To Use, No Wall Mounting With It
Summary: I was looking to replace a less expensive set of wireless headphones and these fit the bill. Extremely good noise cancellation without any hiss. The headphones have a pretty good range, with little drop in sound quality. The surround sound and extra bass features provide numerous variations of sound that are fun to play with.
Pros: Great style and comfort--excellent sound quality and range
Summary: I've used these headphones for about 3 years now. Used to have some Sony ones but they were garbage in their wireless capability. These produce superb sound quality you will not be disappointed with. Excellent range, never had them cut out or lose sound quality. You will not be disappointed. Unless you buy something else...
Pros: Sound quality, works well every time, consistent rock solid. You can connect several headphones to 1 base transmitter!
Cons: Cups get a little uncomfortable after hours, maybe they all do. Control buttons are way too small with no differentiating symbol to feel. Takes a while to get used to them so you can work them without taking the headset off. Getting extra headsets to work sometimes takes finesse with your timing in "hitting" the power button on the unit and the headsets can have a delay so you might think the 2nd headset is not working. Give it 10 seconds anyhoo before you try the pow...
Excerpt: I bought these so my wife and I can watch movies at night without waking the babies. I was really close to returning this set and the extra one I purchased because I was always having a hard time syncing both headsets to the transmitter. After reading the manual again, I realized I need to hold the power button on both headsets first for 7 secs, then the transmitter alone for 7 secs and worked right away!