Summary: I bought these after two weeks of deliberation over headsets offered by several manufacturers across a fairly limited price range. The RS 160 series seemed a bit too budget, and the 180 series are apparently open headphones, which would have been useless to me. Hence my decision to go for the RS 170 Wireless. I unboxed the set and took everything home along with the supplied RCA extension to see if i could connect the Transmitter to my Yamaha AV Receiver.
Summary: The reason I give these Headphones 3 stars is the lack of bass response.They have a bass boost button but all that does is make the bass( which I consider light) louder. They're comfortable to wear and basically do what you expect from a pair of headphones. I haven't experienced them dropping out at any stage so from that point they're fine. Handy headphones.
Summary: I had two of these headphones. The first I had to send back after about six months - it stopped working. With Amazons returns policy I was able to get a replacement. The second set stopped working after about 14 months. Still within the manufactures guarantee, I had to pay to post it to them for repair. The return supposedly within 10 to 15 days, was eventually sent back after a month (following two phone calls by me).
Summary: Bought these for my 85 year old mother to replace her old, cheap headphones. They are expensive but they provide crystal clear sound and a relatively easy to use docking tower. Very comfortable headphones that don't leak sound to others in the vicinity, unlike cheap headphones.
Summary: Bought a set of these, also a set of spare headphones for two people wanting to listen. They are first rate. I cannot go back to speakers now, unless I was offered Definitive Technology set up. You get what you pay for so don't bother with other cheaper sets. Four stars is because they are still bulky when sat on your head and tight fitting.Thought inventions were going the thin way nowadays so why not headphones?
All you could ask for in a pair of home headphones.
Thomas Stretch, Amazon
1 January 2013
Summary: There is no interference and plenty of isolation with these 'phones. The 3D sound stage is faultless, likewise the bass boost. The set up is a doddle, the range excellent and I couldn't be happier with them, well worth the money. I bought them because of the Sennheiser reputation, they haven't let me down before, but this time they've excelled themselves, no real need to pay any more for 'phones, no matter how much you have, the improvement would only be marginal.
Summary: I have never been able to use a 5.1 system, because of the noise, that is upsetting the wife. The Sennheiser RS 170 is absolutely brilliant, all the sounds and effects make you feel as if you are in the middle of the picture.I have had Blu-rays for a few years and tried them with my normal headphones, which were good ,but these are at least ten times better.The closed headphones are very comfortable and they don't warm up your ears until about 4 or 5 hours and even then...