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...
Pros: Wireless, Sound quality, No interference, Charging cradle/transmitter
Summary: When I got these I had a set of HD-25s which I've had for a decade and I expected the same superior quality from Sennheiser, however I'm quite disappointed. I really want to love these headphones, I really do, but the interference in the headphones really destroys the experience.
Summary: I got these headphones to wear at night so I didn't disturb my neighbors when I was watching tv or movies at night. I haven't used Sennheiser's other wireless headphones but these seem to put out sound nearly on par with my HD 595s. They do get warm over extended use.
Summary: I bought these headphones just before starting redecorating my house. I have used the headphones while painting my house and it was a great experience. The digital connection between transmitter and phones was never lost, not even when they were separated by two floors of armoured concrete.
Pros: Very comfortable, affordable, great for movies
Cons: Somewhat analytical for classical music, influences wifi connectivity of laptops etc., buttons on the phones tiny.
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.
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.
Pros: Superb sound quality. AAA rechargeable batteries keep you bumpin’ for 15 hours. Well-cushioned ear pads have a more delicate touch than a safe cracker.
Cons: Power/volume buttons require a deft touch. No digital inputs. 0 and no noise canceling?
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.