Techbargains Review - Sennheiser RS 180 Digital Wireless Headphones
17 April 2014
Summary: These headphones are a big improvement from Sennheiser's previous models and they raise the bar high enough that going wireless no longer feels like a painful compromise. While I'll still take a multiple speaker home theater experience every time, the RS 180s fill a niche that will see much use in my home. Highly recommended.
Pros: Wireless, Sound quality, No interference, Charging cradle/transmitter
Summary: Another plus: A single transmitter can feed up to four pairs of headphones, so multiple users can listen simultaneously. It's possible to find wired headphones of similar quality for less, but if you want a truly excellent set of headphones with wireless convenience, you won't find a better choice than the RS 180.
Pros: Amazing sound quality, Comfortable, Good wireless range, Automatic Level Control
Cons: Awkward button placement, Some minor sound lag
Excerpt: All other things being equal, I’d guess most of us would rather have wireless than wired headphones. It is pretty obvious that cords get in the way, cords require you to remove headphones to get up and find an old CD, and cords restrict your dance moves. Of course, cords are so much a part of headphones that we don’t think about the limitations they impose.
Summary: The RS 180 comes across as an average sounding pair of wireless headphones. For a price of Rs. 17,990, one expects a lot more than that. We were pretty impressed though, with the range but we would also have liked much better audio quality to go with it. It’s easy to get this kind of performance of wired phones for a lot less. The fact that the RS 180 is not very good at isolating noise doesn’t help the cause either.
Excerpt: Wireless headphones used to be perfect for head-bangers: The constant static and dropouts made you want to bang your head against the wall. But it’s a different ballgame now, and cruising around the house sans wires doesn’t have to cause any audio-induced migraines.
Excerpt: How long have you use it? 3 months What is the particular feature you like best and least? over wire volume button not easy to find when the headset is on your head Have you tried many other models before buying it? 5 or 6 other Pioneer brand headphones, AKG and others .. <br /...
Excerpt: There are no fewer than five models in Sennheiser's RF wireless range. The RS 180s are pricey, but they're worth it. The tower-like transmitter doubles as a hanger for the 'phones and charges the two AAA NiMH concealed in the cups. The shape is identical to that of the RS 160s, and both models use KLEER's ‘lossless' RF system, but the 180s benefit from nicer materials – and so a more premium and comfortable feel. The 180s are open-backed, and sound benefits as a result.