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. Took 5 minutes to hook it up. Very easy to assemble. I put a DVD in my Laptop that is connected to my television with HDMI cable, hit the Surround Sound on and WOW ! ! !
Excerpt: I am hard of hearing and have been relying on Sennheiser RS120 wireless headset for about three years. When I first started using the RS120 I thought it was a great improvement to be able to hear the TV and understand what was being said.The RS120's are hard to tune and are sometimes full of static. I have only had RS170's for about a week and I have been wowed by the improvement they made. No more static and no more fine tuning.
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Easy to set up and use, Good Bass, Good Value, Great Sound, Lightweight, Stylish
Cons: Headset Controls Very Sma, Headset Volume Small
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 move about in the house. Very light weight and comfortable. Extremely durable, considering they are so light weight.
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. Like someone said about hearing loss it gives us the opportunity to adjust the volume to our own taste. They are lightweight and work on 2 AAA battery.
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. Now with the head phone she can turn the volume to where she wants it and I can set my RS170 where I want them,the voice is so must clearer and I can understand what is said.
Conclusion: I spent a lot of time researching wireless headphones and these are what I ended up with and I couldn't be more please! The sound is fantastic with no dropout at all. I haven't tested the range yet but I haven't reached the limit yet while wandering around my home, including going into different rooms. The only (slightly) negative is finding the correct switch on the right headphone.