Summary: This was purchased, together with a second headphone set, primarily to enhance television listening. My wife and I both find tv speech sound muffled and overwhelmed by the 'background' music that seems so prevalent in today's films. The headphones certainly help in that respect and have proved an asset. However, there are some issues and these are the main reason for the mediocre score.
Summary: Acoustically the Sennhwiser digital wireless headphone is good but is spoiled by the fiddly controls. The buttons are too small to allow adjustment while wearing the headset and the auto switchoff is unpredictable and annoying. A good product spoiled by too clever visual design at the expense of practicallity.
Summary: Sennheiser RS180 (HDR180 Headphones and TR180 Transmitter) Pros. The quality of sound is greatly improved from the older models. 2 RCA sockets are provided for a further sound output. Attenuator Switch for 0db or -8db is provided. Cons. Measured with uncompressed pads the gap between the Headphones is only 56mm when unused so that adults may find the phones uncomfortably tight on the ears due to the strength of the headband. Range much reduced to the old model.
Summary: I had previously bought a pair of RS110 as a birthday present and was able to try them out. The range was excellent all over the house with no drop-outs. I was disappointed, therefore, to find that the RS180 signal cuts out in many spots, some quite close to the transmitter. At least one room gets no signal at all! That said, the sound quality is excellent in the areas where there is reception, and they are very comfortable.
Summary: Good and bad things with this product. The good is that they are very comfy on the ears and the audio is excelent with a respectable range. The not so good is that the phones have latency which when watching TV makes the sound out of sync with the video. I did report this to Sennheiser after only a few days but have had no response from them at all.
Summary: We bought these to replace an excellent pair of TR140's (simple wear & tear - the headband was about to snap after several years' daily use.) The TR range is RF, and it turns out the digital 'phones are effectively unusable for the TV - google Sennheiser RS180 + echo (or latency) and you'll see what I mean.
Summary: The phones and transmitter were pretty straightforward to set up from the CD instructions (what would you do if you don't have a computer, not everyone buys on line?). The quality of sound was very good indeed, smooth, open and very detailed, and the headphones light and very comfortable to wear. So far so good. The problem is that they were purchased to use around our fairly modest sized garden.
Audio quality excellent, radio transmission unreliable
5 April 2010
Summary: I am very pleased with the quality of the sound reproduction but disappointed with the transmission range. Walking around my standard brick-built house and garden I find that whilst reception over long distances is fine in some directions, in other directions reception drops out at about 25 feet.
Summary: Da hier schon genug Rezensenten hier ihren Senf dazu gegeben haben, möchte ich nur auf ein paar Dinge eingehen, die mir besonders aufgefallen sind. 1.Sehr guter Klang (an einer Asus Xonar Essence STX) für einen Funkhörer sowie sehr gute Reichweite! 2.Die Ohrpolster haben bereits nach EINEM Monat schon Löcher bekommen, dabei behandle ich sie wie mein Heiligtum... schlecht! In naher Zukunft brauche ich wohl Ersatzpolster, und diese kosten immerhin 21 Euro.