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Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter

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Price: $279.95
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

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 2.4-2.8GHz, Auto-Selecting
Impedance 32 Ohms
Sensitivity 106dB
Power Headphones: Rechargeable Batteries
Transmitter: AC Power
Connectors 3.5mm Stereo Plug with 1/4" and RCA Adapters
Dimensions (WxDxH) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight 7.6 oz (216g) (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
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    SennheiserRS 170 Digital Wireless Surround Sound Headphones with Transmitter
     
    4.5

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (19)
    • Lightweight (13)
    • Great sound quality (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Great sound (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (7)
      • Music and movies (7)
      • Home audio (6)
      • Music (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (16)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (9), Audiophile (6), Gear head (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)
        • 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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      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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                      4.0

                      Great Product

                      By BART

                      from EASTON,MD

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          I had to return the first headset because it would not charge. Quality control might need to be improved. The replacement headset works just fine. The manufacturer might want to improve on the on and off switch on the headset. Maybe make the button larger so it is easier to feel/find when on the head. As I have a hearing problem, I use this produce to watch TV so the sound for other people is not so loud. The product has a sleek design and fits nicely on the book shelf that my TV sits on. Thanks, BP

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                          4.0

                          Works great

                          By Duc

                          from San Jose, CA

                          About Me Gear Head

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Great Sound
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Audio

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

                            Bought this so that me and my wife can watch TV in our room while our baby sleeps.
                            Works perfectly for it. I bought the 170 over the 180 because I needed the open air design so that i can hear my baby when he cries. fit is comfy for me and i have a big head.
                            only con is that when using 2 or more headphones, volume is not independent between headphones.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Better Than I Thought

                            By Oaktree

                            from Roxboro,NC

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear signal
                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Good Bass
                            • Great Sound
                            • Stylish

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Audio
                              • Music

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

                              Sound is clear,no hiss at all. I use for TV,Movies and Music. The right amount of bass and the surround sound is better than expected for headphones. I have walked in all rooms of my house and outdoors and the sound never changes. I will buy the Garfield GAHSBK softie ear covers as the part that touches the ear can get warm after prolong wear. Some reviewers said this would help.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Excellent Sound!

                              By Danny C

                              from New Jersey

                              About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • Non

                              Best Uses

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

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

                              Mostly used for TV. Had a pair of S**y headphones that I loved but drop outs were too often. Thought they souned great but compaired to these...nah.
                              The Senn's have a much better sound. And I think they call it "Kleer" technology?? It makes all the difference in the world. No drop outs. They are rated at 60' but I got better range then that. I had walls between the phones and the transmitter and no problem. I highly recomend them! And B&H Photo also. Have bought a few products from them and the experience has always been professional and easy.

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                              4.0

                              I would recomend this product to friends

                              By Consultant

                              from Cayman Islands

                              Verified Buyer

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

                              These headphones are excellent. I carefully researched a wide range before buying, especially reading customer comments. I used to own a pair of Sony headphones and these are far superior. I can go throughout my house with no difficulty and the sound is excellent. I also bought Garfield GAHSBK Headphone Softie earpad covers. I highly recommend that these be bought with these headphones.

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                              5.0

                              I'll buy one more

                              By Fah Sviroski

                              from Porto Alegre, RS - Brazil

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Good Battery
                              • Good Reception
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Poor Interface

                              Best Uses

                              • Home

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

                              I use to listen to my home theater where the sound does not come in my house. Another great use is able to give privacy to any other person can hear a sound, without disturbing other people and the sound is of excellent quality.

                              P2 may lack an entry in order to use the excellent headphones listening to my ipod.

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                              5.0

                              Awesome product

                              By Prcface

                              from New jersey

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Using these for Xbox 360 and tv use... Can't talk through them but I don't need to. Amazing sound, bass and range and Zero interference. Surround sound is not Dolby but may be better

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                                    4.0

                                    A little uncomfortable

                                    By Flys4Fun

                                    from Kansas

                                    About Me Audiophile

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to set-up
                                    • Good interface
                                    • Reliable Reception
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Uncomfortable in time

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home

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

                                    Easy to set-Up. First turn the volume all the way down on Headphones, then turn UP the volume on your Amp or the device the headphones are connected to, this will eliminate any static/hum or drops from receiver. The sound is great any they work very well. I bought these to listen to the TV afere my wife went to bed or before anyone was up in the morning. I found the headphones uncomfortable to wear after about 20 minutes or less, heavy and tight. I returned them to B&H and got a less expensive JVC brand. B&H customer service is very good.

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                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    RS 170 Digital Wireless Headphones

                                    By gordo

                                    from anchorage, ak

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good interface
                                    • Good price BH
                                    • Good sound
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • "leatherette" material
                                    • Some hissing and popping

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Office

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

                                    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

                                    Crystal Clear!

                                    By Shownuff

                                    from Baton Rouge, LA

                                    About Me Audiophile

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Scanning
                                    • Good interface
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable Reception
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home

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

                                      These headphones are expensive but you get exactly what you pay for. I have had others (much cheaper) and they were junk. These are crystal clear and have a great range. And are very comfortable. Easy to set up and easy to use. I have seen a couple of reviews about not liking the volume controls. Volume up and Volume down. How hard is that? If you can afford it, buy these. You won't be dissapointed.

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