Excerpt: I purchased this product along with an extra set of headphones for TV listing. My wife has difficulty hearing some of the scenes where the conversation is somewhat whispered or the background music,etc. is a bit overpowering.
Excerpt: I have a problem hearing the higher frequencies (brought on by loud noises back in Nam, not Woodstock), so I use the headphones for listening to the TV. The Good - with the headphones I can hear everything clearly. I can also hear the phone ringing and someone knocking at my door.
Summary: I originally purchased the Sennheiser flagship wireless earphones (RS-220s) and was impressed by their build quality, the controls, their comfort, and the sturdy attractive design. Unfortunately, the RS-220s use an awful transmitter than cuts out & pops/hisses about every 20 seconds.
Pros: -Great sound quality -Very rare for audio to drop out -Good range -Very comfortable
Cons: -Button layout is horrendous. It will take quite a bit of practice before you can adjust the volume without accidentally turning them off -Quality 'feel' is inferior to the RS-220s for both the headphones and the base
Summary: After doing quite a bit of research (reading product reviews - both good and bad) I settled on a pair of Sennheiser RS 180. I've been quite pleased with this product and would recommend it.
Pros: Very good to excellent sound reproduction. Easy to sit up and use.
Cons: Two - 1) Ear cup design could be larger - If they were like the cups on Sennheiser HD 518 - they'd be perfect. 2) There needs to be some visual system that allows the user to quickly determine true center point audio balance.
Summary: I bought the RS180 as an upgrade for my husband's RS120. The new headphones look very nice and are definitely more comfortable on the ears. Soundwise they are very good - although I really expected a bigger difference from the sound of the RS120.
Pros: Comfortable on ears
Cons: Volume controls are not easy to use. More sound leaks out than expected.