Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter

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Price: $199.95
Product Highlights
  • KLEER Wireless Technology
  • Up to 60' Range
  • Automatic, Interference-Free Pairing
  • Neodymium Drivers
  • Around-Ear Design
  • Leatherette Ear Cushions
  • Battery or AC Power
  • Digital Volume Control with Mute

The RS 160 wireless headphones from Sennheiser allow you to enjoy full uncompressed CD-quality audio without the hassles of wires. The system includes a pair of around-ear headphones and a compact transmitter that lets you enjoy your audio. The transmitter connects to your CD player, computer, home theater, or other audio devices. It uses KLEER wireless technology to send uncompressed digital audio up to 60' to the headphones. KLEER technology provides automatic, interference-free pairing between the transmitter and the headphones, so there's no need for tuning. The transmitter can operate on batteries or AC power for terrific versatility.

The included headphones are designed to provide top-quality audio and long-lasting comfort. The transducers use neodymium magnets to provide clear, detailed audio with a wide frequency response. The adjustable headband and around-ear leatherette cushions provide a secure and comfortable fit. The cushions, along with the closed-back design, help to block out unwanted ambient noise so you can focus on your music. The headphones also have a digital volume control with a mute function for convenient control.

Note! Transmitter supports up to 4 sets of headphones. Additional headphones sold separately.

KLEER wireless technology lets you enjoy uncompressed digital audio wirelessly from up to 60' away from an audio source
Compact transmitter connects to your CD player, computer, home theater, or other audio devices, and can operate on battery or AC power
Automatic, interference-free pairing between the transmitter and the headphones, eliminating the need for tuning
Neodymium magnets provide clear, detailed audio with a wide frequency response
Adjustable headband and around-ear leatherette cushions provide a secure and comfortable fit
Closed-back design and around-ear cushions help to block out unwanted ambient noise so you can focus on your music
Digital volume control with a mute function for convenient control
Multi-country AC wall adapter included
Type Around-Ear
Wireless Range Up to 60' (18.2 m)
Transmitting Frequency Range 2.4-2.8GHz, Auto-Selecting
Impedance 32 Ohms
Sensitivity 106dB
Power Battery or AC Power
Connectors 3.5mm Stereo Plug with 1/4" and RCA Adapters
Dimensions (WxDxH) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Headphones: 7.8 oz (221g) (Without Batteries)
Transmitter: 1.9 oz (54g) (Without Batteries)
Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter
  • TX 160 Transmitter
  • AC Wall Adapter (Multi-Country)
  • Headphone Charging Cable
  • 3.5mm to 3.5mm Audio Connection Cable
  • 2 x Rechargeable NiMH AAA Batteries
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    SennheiserRS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter
     
    4.4

    (based on 39 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (2)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound (23)
    • Comfortable (22)
    • Lightweight (19)
    • Good value (16)
    • Good bass (12)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home audio (21)
    • Music (14)
    • Relaxing (13)
    • With my computer (10)
    • Indoors (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Audiophile (11), Gear head (8), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Primary Use:
      • Listening to ipod (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (28), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Work well, but there are tradeoffs

    The headphones are good. The sound is clear, bass is enhanced by the headphones (compared to Senn HD 545).I like the fact that they are highly portable. Its sound is not...Read complete review

    The headphones are good. The sound is clear, bass is enhanced by the headphones (compared to Senn HD 545).I like the fact that they are highly portable. Its sound is not perfect, but the best wireless I had tested. The disadvantage are: 1) you can't use them while they are charging; 2) the range is not that far when there are walls in between (1 wall+1 fridge enough to stop the signal); 3) they hurt my ears after listening to them for more than 1 or 2 hrs.Would I buy them again? I think I would go for the 170. They use the same technology, which I think is great. I also think the base is worth it as makes it easy to plug for recharging, and, as far as I know, the earpads are bigger.The main reason to buy these headphones are two:1) Less expensive; 2) very portable.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good quality but big eared-people beware

    I have used those headset a few days but, unfortunately, I'm returning them. They're well built and the sound quality is good but the tip of my, apparently large, ears seem to...Read complete review

    I have used those headset a few days but, unfortunately, I'm returning them. They're well built and the sound quality is good but the tip of my, apparently large, ears seem to slightly touch the grill inside the cups and it starts hurting after a couple of hours. Also, I was slightly disappointed to realize that for the added bulk, the sound wasn't all that much better than my older entry-level Bose headphones.

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    5.0

    Tip

    By Sav

    from Western Australia

    Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

    Using good NIMH rechargeable batteries will make these headphones sound HEAPS better than standard alkaline batteries

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    5.0

    Great Headphones!

    By Sav

    from Western Australia

    Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

    I've owned this set of headphones for over two years now and I am still impressed with the outstanding quality of sound.
    Great range of sound with no hissing or crackling.
    The only suggestion I have for seinheiser is that it would be great if the transmitter were wireless to pair with Apple gear.

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    4.0

    Comfort oriented

    By Deezycakes

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

        I was using my HD 280s, but the wire was starting to get in the way, plus my workstation is spaced out. So that was my reasoning for buying the RS 160. Sound quality wise, the HD's seem better to me, but I think it's mainly because there is no reciever to go through. So the RS 160's are not as "hot" in that regard. However, being an editor who wears headphones for 5+ hours at a time, these are great. More comfortable than my HD's (noticed that the second I put them on) and more lightweight. The head band part is kind of flimsy, but I'm sure it will hold up just fine. They are NOT tight by any means,

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        4.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By simman

        from Battle Lake, mn

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors
          • Night Time

          Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

          Have not used headphones yet: audio receiver stopped working, and TV has not audio out jacks.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          REview after 6 months of use

          By MZ

          from Michigan

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Can Pair Multiple Devices
          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • No Interferences

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

            I am happy with this headphones and I recently purchase a second pair (only headphones) to use with the same receiver for watching movies with my wife without disturbing the baby.Sound quality is good, clear and crisp, but I am not an audio expert, I guess an average "listener" will be happy with them.Headphones are very light, cushion is very soft and even tough I wear glasses I don't have big problems despite these being all around the hear heaphones.They works with 2AAA batteries, so, if they run out of battery you could just replace with two rechargeable AAA batteries (or alkaline). I never did it, as I normally charge them with their charger and the batteries provided last for many hours of use.I saw some concerns of some users regarding the volume buttons as they are all very close to each other and to the power button. Honestly I don't think it is a big deal, just have to get used to it.The base is very small and can be placed almost everywhere. Also the base can work with batteries (I still have to figure out what could be the use of this).I didn't check the range as I have a small house, but the good thing is that I didn't have any interference from other wireless devices (I have plenty of wireless networks close by).When I bought them last october they were $.

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            5.0

            Excellent!

            By Nima

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors

              Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

              I use it for listening to music.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              EXCELENT EQUIPMENT

              By renatomarcio

              from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Color Value
              • Long-Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors

                Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

                Bought to use with two headphones at the same time, wirelessly. Works perfectly, excellent audio quality and volume.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Works great, but uncomfortable

                By Teaman

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Ease of setup
                • Works Great

                Cons

                • Uncomfortable On Ears

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Night Time

                Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

                Just set up the wireless headphones, and the early reviews are very positive, in so far as how it works. It was easy to set up, the link connects quickly, I seem to have great range (can walk throughout the house with minimal interference, etc. The only slight negatives: 1) the earphones are not very comfortable. Specifically, they are too tight. After a half-an-hour, they definitely start to irritate my ear. Maybe with time they will loosen up. 2) Sometimes I got a slight echo effect, but it was only on one show, so it could have been the broadcast itself. These are just early reviews. I haven't used them enough to really say. But if not for the ear discomfort, these would be 5 star, in my book.

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                • No

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                4.0

                RS160-very nice headphones!

                By JimA3

                from San Mateo, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Sound
                • Long range

                Cons

                • none yet

                Best Uses

                • Tv Watching At Night

                Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

                I use the headphones for late night TV watching so it doesn't bother my wife sleeping. I had an old pair of Sony TMR-RF970A that had an internal battery which no longer stays charged. The RS160 is significantly better, true sound, no interference, and the headset fits my head perfectly. I find the headset to be very comfortable. My wife also used them and commented on how well they worked and how comfortable they were. This is a great product for the price. I would have given it 5 starts, but I could not attest to the battery life. I have had them for a couple of weeks and worked my way through season 2 of Breaking Bad on DVD's with no problems.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great for the whole family

                By Rufus

                from Conyers, GA

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

                  I am hard of hearing, but, if I turn the TV volume high enough that I can hear well, it gives my wife and daughter headaches. I can use these headphones to listen at my level while they watch TV with the volume at a level which is comfortable for them. And I can hear dialog better with these headphones than I can with high volume on the TV. Plus, I can walk around the house while still hearing the TV program.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Very Fine Product

                  By Jerry

                  from San Jose, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

                        I bought the headphones to watch TV at night while family is sleeping.
                        Pros: Headphones look like a solid build quality, no cheap foam against your ears. Very thoughtful engineering. Easy to setup. Great sound and no hissing or other noises some other models have. Even the rechargeable AAA's included are high quality Eneloop's by Sanyo. We'll see how they last and perform in the future.
                        Cons: only one, really. The Power and Volume control buttons are located too close together to easily operate them.
                        They advertise those to use with your portable electronics - iPod, etc. IMHO those phones are too big for portables. You'll look like a fool in those on the street. As for home - they are perfect.

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                        1.0

                        Can't get past the pain they cause

                        By Mike in Vegas

                        from Las Vegas, NV

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

                              Haven't used much or in large area to check quality. Read reviews saying they were uncomfortable. Not true...THEY ARE PAINFUL to use. Would not recommend on that reason alone. They decided to get fancy with a strange shape for earpiece. Don't know why they couldn't just do oval shape like all others. (If it ain't broke, don't fix it)

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great Quality at a Reasonable Price

                              By MaryMac

                              from Louisville, KY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Music Listening
                                • Playing A Musical Instr

                                Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

                                I have been using this product with my virtual pipe organ system. I really like to hear full sound volumes and cannot always run it through the speakers because my husband likes to watch TV in peace. The audio quality of these headphones has a very natural sound without adding coloration and are ideal for the job. I can crank them up and be in organist heaven without disturbing anyone.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Good Product and Helps My Hearing Issues

                                By Darrel

                                from Lake Jackson, Texas

                                About Me Hearing impaired

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Good Value
                                • Great Sound

                                Cons

                                • Needed Rca Adaptor

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Audio

                                Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

                                Unlike my previous wireless (FM) headphones for TV, these transmit a very clear and distortion free audio signal. My hearing is poor. I have hearing aids, but often don't bother to wear them around the house. I can't hear normal TV audio levels, and it drives my wife nuts when I increase the volume. These headphones are a good solution. Clear sound and comfortable. I can adjust the headphone volume independently of the TV, and even mute the TV while still listening with the headphones. My only small issues are that the volume control on the phones is hard to locate and operate while wearing the phones, and I needed to purchase an inexpensive adaptor plug to match the audio output on my TV.

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                                4.0

                                Great performance, a few small quibbles

                                By toe

                                from Los Angeles

                                About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                                Pros

                                • Good Bass
                                • Great Sound
                                • Stylish

                                Cons

                                • Bad For Travel
                                • Bulky
                                • Packaging
                                • Too tight

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Audio
                                • Music
                                • Relaxing
                                • Working Out

                                Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

                                Overall these sound great, very clear. Loads better than the old RF pair I had. Three compaints: 1) They don't fold, so forget about these being good for travel--without at least a hinge in the middle they are strictly homebound. This also makes storing them a pain. (2) Slightly tight if you have a large head. Comfortable, but after an hour I had enough and had to stop using them. (3) I know this may sound silly, but good lord, the freaking clamshell packaging! After narrowly avoiding damaging the headphones themselves trying to cut through the plasic with scissors, I cut myself and drew blood on the razor sharp plastic edge. I was furious at Sennheiser before I even tried their product. Sennheiser, this is a bad starting point to get customers to like your product experience.

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                                3.0

                                All that glitters isn't gold.

                                By TV Zep

                                from Barberton, OH

                                About Me Avid Tv Watcher

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Great Sound
                                • Stylish

                                Cons

                                • Controls Hard To Use
                                • Hard To Charge

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Audio

                                Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

                                I use the headphones to listen to TV at night, The sound is allot better than what I was using but trying to adjust the sound once the headphone is on can be challenging. The biggest disappointment is that base isn't a charging unit and the way you can charge it does not make any sense so I wait for the batteries to discharge and then add newly charged ones.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Great Phones at Great Price

                                By RockStar

                                from Toa Baja, PR

                                About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Good Bass
                                • Good Value
                                • Great Sound
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Cord Too Short

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Audio
                                • Music
                                • Relaxing

                                Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

                                This is a great pair of wireless headphones. Great quality at great value. Don't give it a full 5-star only because I had to fuss with them for a while to get the right position so that I would be within range in every spot of the room but once I found it, had no more problems. Battery life is excellent and they fit real nice. Volume, on/off switches could be a bit more separated and the cord for connection to the amp a bit longer. Generally, is a fine piece of equipment. Highly recomend it to anyone.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                best $ I ever spent

                                By stroonz

                                from Farmingdale, NY

                                About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Durable
                                • Good Bass
                                • Good Value
                                • Great Sound
                                • Lightweight
                                • Stylish

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Audio
                                  • Music
                                  • Portable Devices
                                  • Relaxing
                                  • With My Computer

                                  Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

                                  These headphones are really nice. They are comfortable to wear for long periods of time. No noise, just great sound. I both these so I can practice the guitar without annoying anyone else in the house, I guess there are 3 others who love them too.I like that they are rechargeable and come with everything except for batteries for the transmitter. The sound is what you expect from Sennheiser, first class quality. Built well but lightweight. And I feel well-worth the price.

                                  • Primary Use:
                                  • Listening to iPod
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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Beautiful crisp sound!

                                  By PhoenixF2B

                                  from South Florida

                                  About Me Video Editor

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Bass
                                  • Good Value
                                  • Great Sound
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Range could be longer

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Audio
                                  • Music
                                  • Relaxing
                                  • With My Computer
                                  • Working
                                  • Working Out

                                  Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

                                  Very comfortable to wear, the sound is crisp and never gets interference or breaks up.

                                  • Primary Use:
                                  • Working out
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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                                  4.0

                                  Great sound at a good price

                                  By T.j.

                                  from Washington, DC

                                  About Me Gear Head

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Good Value
                                  • Great Sound

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor instructions

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Audio

                                  Comments about Sennheiser RS 160 Digital Wireless Headphones with Transmitter:

                                  These are amazing the only reason I have a hard time giving this 5 stars is the instuctions and interface to sync the headsets is a little vague. Sound quality is great, in two weeks of use I've not noticed any sound cutout unless I'm a floor away from the basestation.

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