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?
Summary: I researched wireless headphones for some time, and must say the RS 170 are excellent and are the best on the market in that price range. The sound quality is first rate and they are most comfortable to wear. I connected transmitter base into hi-fi in our lounge and I could still hear through headphones from the other end of our long kitchen, just what was wanted.
Summary: Great while they worked, only lasted 11 months after careful treatment then the sound went, a lot of crackling and the volume button stopped working. Sent them under warranty for repair to the manufacturer under the so called two year warranty. They kept them 8 weeks, had to be reminded twice and were sent back with the same fault. Hopeless! I wouldn't buy from them again. Exceptionally poor service.
Summary: Perfect audio experience. I have never used wireless head phones because I thought the quality of wired headphones is a lot better. But this Sennheiser RS170 has proved me wrong. So now I am freed from wire and audio quality can still be preserved. There are some minor issues: 1) the headphone is a bit heavy (I have a weak neck) and 2) if you are wearing glasses than you'd better take it off first or the cups may not cover you ears tightly.
Excerpt: I bought for myself a Sennheiser RS-170. I am an audio and video lover and my previous (several ones) headphones were not up to my satisfaction level because either the quality of the sound (hiss, interferences, etc.) or reach. I have installed the Sennheiser very easily with a very straight forward procedure and in few minutes I was enjoying of its quality. No more hiss or interferences.
Pros: Quality of sound and reach
Cons: A little more expensive than similar products
Summary: Ok, so i'll start with the simple review for those who can't be bothered to read on... If you want seriously good 'phones buy these now! And now into more detail... my situation: Having a little'n that goes to bed early purely meant that when watching films the volume had to be low (i have a full surround sound system) it seemed to be a waste of money as the majority of the time my film watching is done at night.
Summary: I bought these headphones mainly for use with the TV. I often have difficulty hearing dialogue in movies, which is frustrating. Also wanted them for if my wife goes to bed early. I looked around the net and found a lot of very good technical reviews for this product. I was initially a bit put off by the price. But after finding them a bit cheaper on eBay, decided to bite the bullet. What a good decision. These are fantastic headphones.
Summary: These headphones give impressive results. I should explain my personal context: 98% of my music listening is classical CDs, with a preponderance of violin music. Classical music is a tough challenge, since the dynamics vary from solo flute playing very softly, to full orchestra and choir at full throttle. These headphones cope with almost anything. I don't use them much for roaming; just for listening without disturbing my neighbours.
Excerpt: Ok so I have these headphones for over an year now and they work great. Had a small electrical fault with a charge unit but sent them to Dublin tech office (they give you address when you call them up) and got them back fixed in 2 weeks. The 2 year warranty came in handy!!!! Don't forget you have to use rechargable AAA batteries because I used normal ones and thought something was wrong again!!! After replacing with proper ones had no issues so far.
Summary: The earphones (leather part) can be replaced, the earphone cord can be replaced (always the first to go), the batteries can be replaced... All the vulnerable parts can be ordered and replaced.. I really like this as I am very hard on ear phones.. The quality of sound is wonderful...