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Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter

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Product Highlights

  • KLEER Wireless Technology
  • Up to 260' Range
  • Automatic, Interference-Free Pairing
  • Surround Sound Simulation
  • Dynamic Bass Boost
  • Neodymium Drivers
  • Around-Ear Design
  • Leatherette Ear Cushions
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The RS 170 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 base station 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 260' 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 also acts as a dock and charging station for the headphones.

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. A surround sound simulation mode puts you right into the middle of your favorite movies and games, while dynamic bass boost delivers deep, thumping bass. 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.

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 260' away from an audio source
Base station transmitter connects to your CD player, computer, home theater, or other audio devices. It also acts as a dock and charging station for the headphones
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
Surround sound simulation puts you right in the middle of your favorite games and movies
Dynamic bass boost provides deep, thumping bass
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
Multi-country AC wall adapter included
Type Around-Ear
Wireless Range Up to 260' (78.8 m)
Transmitting Frequency Range 2.4-2.8 GHz, Auto-Selecting
Impedance 32 Ohms
Sensitivity 106 dB
Power Headphones: Rechargeable Batteries
Transmitter: AC Power
Power Supply 100-240 V, 0.2 A, 50/60 Hz
Connectors 3.5 mm Stereo Plug with 1/4" and RCA Adapters
Dimensions (WxDxH) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight 7.6 oz (216 g) (Without Batteries)
Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter
  • TX 170 Transmitter
  • AC Wall Adapter (Multi-Country)
  • Headphone Charging Cable
  • Audio Cable with Adapters
  • 2 x Rechargeable AAA Batteries
  • Instruction Manual
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SennheiserRS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter
     
    4.5

    (based on 42 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (26)
    • Lightweight (17)
    • Great sound (13)
    • Good bass (12)
    • Great sound quality (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home audio (14)
      • Music (12)
      • Music and movies (8)
      • Home (7)
      • Relaxing (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (17)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (10), Audiophile (8), Gear head (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15), Yes (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      An amazing purchase

      I had a wireless IR sony headset from many years back. That had so much static that it was driving me mad. After an extensive amount of reaearch and many second opinions, my...Read complete review

      I had a wireless IR sony headset from many years back. That had so much static that it was driving me mad. After an extensive amount of reaearch and many second opinions, my mind was made up.

      There is no static or interference at all. Since this is a 2.4 Wifi system, it did clash with my linksys dualband router for a little while. I had done my research and read a post before purchasing that had simply changed their router frequency to channel 11 which had solved the problem. If you do purchase this amazing product, and have that wifi issue, just try changing the channel.

      I mainly use this headset for listening to everything from my desktop setup. It is great to avoid wired headset clutter when this headset provides you with wired quality sound.

      Bass and surround sound feature are great. But i have been using the standard settings which suit me just fine.

      To sum up. Do your research and you will find similar great reviews that this product is worth the price and i definitely recommend it!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      RS 170 Digital Wireless Headphones

      I use these when I'm on the rowing machine and they perfome well 90% of the time. They block out the sound of the rower effectively enough and provide good, clear stereo sound. ...Read complete review

      I use these when I'm on the rowing machine and they perfome well 90% of the time. They block out the sound of the rower effectively enough and provide good, clear stereo sound. I hear a few pops and hisses every time I use them but it usually stops after a few seconds, and is very intermittant. Once when I went into the "surround" mode the sound from the right ear cup dropped to almost nothing. This stopped when I switched back to normal mode. I suppose I would be dissatisfied if I had paid $300+ for the headphones, but since I picked them up for [$] from B&H I can't complain too much. They do what I want them to do and the glitches in performance are infrequent enough so far. Of course I do not consider myself to be an elitist audiophile. One other small complaint is that the leatherette material on the ear cups feels kinda thin and cheap. I hope it holds up to my workouts.

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      5.0

      Great Sound - Very Comfortable

      By Coach Bill

      from Colorado

      About Me Frequent Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Bass
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Audio
        • Music

        Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

        I listen to music with these headphones and also use them to watch television early in the morning before my wife is up. I love the wireless feature

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Outstanding wireless headphones

        By DM

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Audiophile

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Longer Adjustment Range

        Best Uses

        • Home Audio
        • Music

        Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

        This is the third pair of Sennheiser wireless headphones I've owned over the years and I've been very pleased with the sound quality produced by all of them. My only issue with the RS 170's is the fit; they're very comfortable, however it would be nice if the side expansion pieces were slightly longer like Sennheiser's RS 220.

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        • No

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        4.0

        RS 170 Surround Sound

        By Corvette Billy

        from Clinton, TN

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Battery Last Long Time
        • Good Bass
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Echo With Tv Turned Up

        Best Uses

        • Great for TV
        • Home Audio
        • Music

        Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

        Great head phones that I purchased for my father to watch TV with. He is hard of hearing and this helps him hear the voices on his shows better without having TV turn up on high. They sound great like you are at a theater but if volume is turned up for others in the room there is a slight delay in sound. With volume up on TV it has a echo sound. With volume down they are perfect.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Wish I had purchased sooner.

        By Rich

        from Beaufort,NC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Bass
        • Good Value
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Audio
          • Music
          • Watching TV

          Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

          I use these headphones for watching TV because of a hearing loss in one ear. I am very impressed with the quality of the sound. I can not believe the different sounds I have been missing.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good wireless headset

          By vijeet

          from new york, NY

          About Me Frequent Traveler

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Bass
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Audio
            • Music
            • Relaxing
            • With My Computer

            Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

            I use it with my Home Theatre. It has a good long range and can use it in the entire house. The volume should have been a little more, not as loud and can hear noise around.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great headphones

            By Whynot42

            from New york

            Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

            I also own the RS120 from sennheiser and the difference is startling. The RS170 has much better sound quality (no interference), has a cushion that covers your ear (less transmittance to the outside or the other way around) and no dial to 'tune' in. On the rs120 that was annoying because you lean back and accidentally rotate the dial.Now to the cons: could have better breathable cushions like the RS180 does, the manual is missing text and explanations, so when you want to connect a second headset it doesn't work easily, finally got it to work, but still have trouble with the second set to reconnect.Also not sure when the transmitter turns off or on, sometimes it stays on all the time, then it turns off sometimes (not while using it), however would love for it to either stay on permanently or turn itself on when there is sound like the rs120 does.

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            5.0

            finally clear sound

            By pbj

            from Great Falls, MT

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Bass
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Music

              Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

              I can hear clear dialog while watching TV no snap crackle pop as with previous headphones

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              RS170 Wireless Headphones are

              By Keithrver

              from Federal Way Washington

              About Me Senior citizen

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Easy to set up and use
              • Good Bass
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

              • Headset Controls Very Sma
              • Headset Volume Small

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • LISTENING TO TV
              • Music
              • Relaxing

              Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

              I am hard of hearing and have been relying on Sennheiser RS120 wireless headset for about three years. When I first started using the RS120 I thought it was a great improvement to be able to hear the TV and understand what was being said.The RS120's are hard to tune and are sometimes full of static. I have only had RS170's for about a week and I have been wowed by the improvement they made. No more static and no more fine tuning. The RS170' are so easy to set up and the cushioned headphones are softer and easier on the ears. The only minor complaint is that the controls are very small on the headphones. That is something that can live with.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great headphones!

              By Sharkycsi

              from Texas

              About Me Audiophile

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Bass
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music

                Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

                The sound from the headphones is great.They appear to be of good build quality. I wouldn't expect anything else from Sennheiser. My only complainant is the padding on the ear pads could be better. They start to bother my head after a couple of hours.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Sounds Great

                By The Listener

                from Lexington, SC

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Music and Movies

                  Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

                  Easy hook up. Plenty of volume. Fits comfortable over the head and ears pads are soft. I did find the power button on the headsets a little small to work. This would have been a 5 star rating if it wasn't for the power button.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Good Buy

                  By Mark

                  from Medina, TN

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Music and Movies
                    • Tv

                    Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

                    I use the RS 170's to watch T.V. late night without disturbing anyone in the house sleeping. The RS 170 is well made and the ear pads are soft and comfortable for wearing for several hours. they have a surround sound and bass boost buttons as well as volume. I've only listened to music once so far (one of the T.V sat. stations) but sound was good. comes with the new standard 3.5 plugin with an adapter for old 1/4 stereo plug and red/white adaptor. It also comes with the 2 required batteries that are rechargeable while still installed in headphones you just set the headphones on the base while not in use for charging. The range is pretty good defiantly won't have any drop issues in the same room. all and all the are very good but the price seem a little high to me with today's technology but I'm enjoying them and the family is enjoying the silence.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    Headphones sound good!

                    By JohnnyRotten

                    from Arizona

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Music and Movies

                      Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

                      Here's the thing.........sound great when you have them on.........battery lasts a while...... only draw back is LG TV is not able to send sound to headphones and TV speakers at the same time.... Plug in headphones and they mute TV...Tv issue not head phones. Love them so far....Oh and thanks to my loving wife for the Fathers Day gift.. Now I can enjoy Horror movies while she's in bed sleeping at a loud volume!!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      PERFECT FOR MY NEEDS

                      By B&H FAN

                      from Dallas, TX

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Added features
                      • Comfortable
                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy Hook Up
                      • Easy Set up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Tv

                        Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

                        I needed headphones to use with my TV so I could listen to it during the night and early morning, at the same time muting the TV sound, so the lady in the upstairs condo would not be bothered by the TV. Before buying this set, I had bought 3 others in town, all around $100-130. They all had problems like static, buzzing, and cutting off. It became obvious to me that I would have to pay more. This Sennheiser 170 has been ideal. The sound quality is excellent, with a couple of options such as normal sound and surround sound. You can set the sound to be very loud or very soft and everything in between, to your liking. The set up and hook up were very easy. The range is excellent. I can walk all around my large condo or even go outside and there is no break in the sound. They have been a great buy and I highly recommend them.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        RS 170 lives up to the hype

                        By Bill

                        from Perrysburg, OH

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Music and Movies

                          Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

                          I use the RS 170 for music and tv viewing(especially movies). The sound is wonderful and completely free from the interference of my last set of Acoustic Research headphones. Like others, I do not like having to turn these on at the base and also on the headset itself. But, the drawbacks are small, the sound is terrific, and the comfort level is wonderful. That all adds up to a great set of wireless headphones.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          4.0

                          Good headphones, bad controls !

                          By operating engineer & owner / operator

                          from Wisconsin now, Idaho & Florida before

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • A-1 Fit
                          • Comfortable
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                          • China Built
                          • Control Buttons
                          • Difficult To Use
                          • No Wall Mounting With It

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Computer
                          • Internet Radio
                          • Music and Movies
                          • Office Computer
                          • Work Outdoors

                          Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

                          I work on my equipment out in the driveway, my RF signal is good for 105 feet.. I took whole unit to home depot & fitted it nice into a black hanging shower soap rack...now hung eye level on shop wall. Very well built, but I will mod. the buttons as many others have written about, A VERY weak point....Read many reviews before you buy !

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Other

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                          5.0

                          Great once you learn how to sync

                          By Mike

                          from River Edge, NJ

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                          • Difficult To Use

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

                            I bought these so my wife and I can watch movies at night without waking the babies. I was really close to returning this set and the extra one I purchased because I was always having a hard time syncing both headsets to the transmitter. After reading the manual again, I realized I need to hold the power button on both headsets first for 7 secs, then the transmitter alone for 7 secs and worked right away! I feel dumb for doing it the wrong way the whole time, darn youtube video

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Love 'em!

                            By srf

                            from WA

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Added features
                            • Comfortable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Great Sound Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Music and Movies

                              Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

                              I've only tested this in my bedroom,about 15' away from the TV for about 1 week, but they sound great! Crystal clear audio with no static or drops. I spent more than I originally intended but, very happy with these. You're ears will get warm as these headphones cover them completely, but that is to be expected, and not a problem to me. They are comfortable as well. I like the fact that the transmitter will go into sleep mode after a few minutes if headphones are turned off, so I don't have to get out of bed late at night to turn it off.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              98% Positive Feedback

                              By Tony G

                              from Melbourne Florida

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Great Sound Quality
                              • Lightweight
                              • Repaceable Earcups

                              Cons

                              • Headphone Buttons

                              Best Uses

                              • Music and Movies

                              Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

                              Great wireless headphones. Comfortable, lightweight, and very good crisp sound. Bass boost not all that impressive, but surround sound feature is great. Only negative might be the placement and type of control buttons on the side of the headphone. Almost impossible to adjust without removing the headphones. They should be raised buttons (like my old Advent headphones)vs flat keys which you cannot find or press accurately while the headphones are on.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              4.0

                              Great product

                              By Lindy

                              from Redondo Beach, Ca.

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Great Sound Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Music and Movies

                                Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

                                Usse these headphone daily & couldn't be happier.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                Exactly what we needed!

                                By Big Man

                                from Frederick, MD

                                About Me Audiophile, Multimediaministrymanager

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Compact
                                • Good Value
                                • Great Sound
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Audio

                                  Comments about Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter:

                                  Great wireless headphone system. We use it for hearing impaired members of our church. Whole church is very satisfied with its use.

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