Summary: I was able to hook the earphones to the Zone 2 on my receiver. This allowed me to listen to one source while my wife listened to another. She could watch TV while I listened to the CD player. Or I could use the earphones while watching the same TV as she was watching. The earphones allowed me to listen anywhere in our 1950 Cape Cod style home.
Cons: The charging time is somewhat slow. If you use the phones for an hour it will take two hours to recharge. I wish the recharge time was much faster.
Summary: I have been purchasing equipment from Crutchfield for about 30 years now and would rate each piece of equipment as I have the RS-220. Sadly, I returned the product because I could not hear over the system due to a severe hearing loss. My wife who has normal hearing, tested the unit and praised the sound quality of the RS-220 in all respects. I expected nothing less from a product sold by Crutchfield.
Summary: My old Sennheiser hd600 phones sounded wonderful but were chronically in need of new cables. I upgraded to a Cardas high end cable, but same result. I was dubious about wireless, especially due to compression. I was surprised to find out after rearching that Sennheiser made a pair that did not include this annoying feature. After discussing at length with a Crutchfield representative, I decided to give them a try. In a word, wow!
Pros: Sound quality is extraordinary. Have to hear it to beleive it! Controls are simple and straigtforward.
Cons: They were not paired at the factory. Fit is a just a bit snug, but that will self adjust with some use.
Summary: Once in a great while a product purchase meets or exceeds expectations. Such is the case with my recent acquisition of the Sennheiser headphones from Crutchfield. While the price seems obscenely high, the performance of the RS 220's is spectacular! Anyone who can appreciate and discern accurate and balanced sound reproduction and can afford the ticket should seriously consider owning a set.
Pros: Extremely accurate sound reproduction - no eq hot or dead spots. Comfortable. Open-air, so you can hear not only your chosen sound source, but background room conversation, etc. Provides a digital in/out for home theater connection. Good range - in my house reception reaches through at least one wall & one floor. Battery charge is very adequate for common usage.
Summary: It really is true what they say about these headphones being like real quality speakers so much as the sound seeming to come from everywhere instead of just directly to your ears. Once in a while there is a slight glitch in the sound even in the same room as the transmitter, but I am surrounded by monitors as this happens.
Pros: Marvelous sound. Freedom from worrying about a chord. It is great to hang up the phones and have them automatically charge. The passthrough feature is wonderful so you can turn off the phones and have the sound go to your regular speaker system. Very comfortable to wear and you can forget they are on.
Cons: Old poorly recorded music still sounds like old poorly recorded music! A slight rare occasional glitch in the sound that cannot be blamed on anything but the transmitter/headphones. Nothing is perfect, it seems. The range will not go entirely from one end of my house to the other on the same floor, let alone outside.
Summary: Having moved into an apartment, I wanted headphones for listening to CDs and DVDs and watching TV, so as not to disturb neighbors, especially late at night. The goal was a product with excellent quality sound that would act as a replacement for my previous sound surround system, and phones that could access Netflix, etc. from my smart HDTV. As well, wireless phones were a must, and so was comfort and ease of use for my wife and myself.
Pros: This is a quality product, and we are very satisfied. It has met our goals.