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Model:
RS120
Sennheiser Wireless Headphones

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Sennheiser Wireless Headphones
 
4.1

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4.0

Sennheiser RS 120 Headphones: A treat for tired old ears

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from Boca Raton, FL

Comments about Sennheiser Wireless Headphones:

Not long ago my father-in-law, who has a considerable hearing problem asked me to look into wireless headphones for him that he could use while watching TV. Often when we're over at his home watching TV together, the volume is jacked up so high that for the rest of us it's become somewhat of a comical experience.

Even with my own slight hearing problem, I find the needed volume to please his tired old ears a little hard to deal with. After a thorough search for a solution, I chose the Sennheiser RS 120 Wireless Headphones for him.

The Sennheiser RS 120 Wireless Headphones are wireless and come with an AC powered transmitter/recharging base and can be attached to virtually any electronic sound source through the use of included RCA plugs or the 1/8" & 1/4" adapters.

The system has a rated range of 328 ft. through walls. A more realistic way of judging their range is to say you will be able to receive a usable signal throughout your home.

Operating on the 900MHz range interference from 2.4GHz & 5.8GHz devices such as cordless phones is minimized.

After a week of testing the Sennheiser RS 120 Wireless Headphones I was pleased with their performance, particularly when used in concert with an HDTV.

Specific aspects of the headphones are rated and discussed below.

Sound Quality
Sound quality of the RS 120s is quite good for a wireless headphone. The rated frequency response of 22Hz - 19500Hz) gives the listener a full range listening experience that while short of studio quality is far superior than any audio your TV could achieve on its own or even with the assistance of a powered Sound Bar. The headphones are powered by a pair of rechargeable NiMH AAA Batteries. While the cans are described as "over-the-ear", they more accurately sit "on-the-ear", but even so sound isolation is very good. The headphones allow you to adjust the volume independent of the volume setting on the sound source--in this case, the HDTV. The headphones can be further fine-tuned to eliminate any interference from other electronic sound sources.

Comfort
The head set is well cushioned and very light and thus extremely comfortable. However, these are relatively large cans and if you watch TV from bed, you'll be bothered if you fall asleep with them on.

Design
The open design of the Sennheiser RS 120 is smooth and functional. The use of open cell foam on the cans minimizes any heat build-up when worn for long periods of time. Although wireless headphones offer the ability to move around free of wires, I find that the phones have a somewhat loose fit that probably would present a problem to most if worn while exercising or while particularly active.

Durability
Sennheiser Headphones have an excellent reputation for durability. Given the short period of ownership it's difficult to rate these headphones on any other basis than reputation.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Wireless headphones still aren't a mature, stable product

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from Chicago, IL

Comments about Sennheiser Wireless Headphones:

I love the IDEA of these headphones, but the reality doesn't live up. Lots of interference, fairly short battery life, and the range isn't that great. Still, they're good for tooling around your apartment or office for a few hours without snagging your headphone cords on everything.

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4.0

My second purchase

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from Hampton, GA

Comments about Sennheiser Wireless Headphones:

My husband has to go to sleep very early in the evening.  That usually doesn't present a problem within itself, but I also like to move back to the bedroom and work on crosswords, read, etc. while I am watching TV.  I tried repeatedly to lower the volume on the TV to not disturb the hubs, as well as using closed captioning.  No luck because at my age I'm started to have trouble hearing.  He complained about even the smallest amount of sound.  I wondered what to do and looked around at wired sets online and didn't like these because I would have had to get a 12-15' cord and it would be too cumbersome and heavy.  I found these wireless sets online and decided to give them a try.  What a difference that made!!  I go to bed, put the TV on mute and watch whatever I want.  What I like is that the sound quality is really good even at a lower volume.  I can also get up and walk around the house and still hear the program I'm watching.  I ended up buying another pair for my family room so that I can watch the loud action movies when he goes to bed that I get online through Netflix.  Canot beat the price for the quality.

 
4.0

Cool techy wireless headphones

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from San Jose, CA

Comments about Sennheiser Wireless Headphones:

These wireless headphones with a rechargable base is definitely one cool toy to have or purchase for a friend. They are extremely comfortable and being openair they fit so well that sometimes you completely forget that you're wearing them. They connect to the base wirelessly, and to charge them you just have to place the headset on the metal support on top. A very cool concept. The range is around 100 meters, which is well enough for you to wander around the house listening to music without any worry of lost signal. The sound quality is pretty good for a wireless headphone, and definitely a good product to buy. That said, there are several problems with the headset. The first one is RF interference: the base allows you to choose between three different modes while there's a dial on the headset to tune to that station. It works, but I find that majority of the time only 1/3 channels is clear. The sound quality is relatively fuzzy sometimes, and definitely doesn't have the deep rich sound quality of a regular headset, but I contribute that towards wired versus wireless. Another issue is if the sound is too soft, the base thinks that you're not playing anything and will cut the connection. This results to static background noise.

Despite all these issues, this is still a good buy, and definitely a neat headset to have.

 
4.0

not too comfy, but high quality & convenient for sure

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from Portland, OR

Comments about Sennheiser Wireless Headphones:

I just got these headphones & I am very satisfied with them.  I would recommend this purchase to anyone who loves music or has struggled with sets of second-rate headphones that are constantly needing to be replaced for one reason or another.

 
4.0

Sennheiser headphones keep silence golden

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from Spring, TX

Comments about Sennheiser Wireless Headphones:

I purchased these headphones originally for my husband so that he could listen to the tv while walking around.  Then, I realized, not only could he listen to the tv while muted in the room, he could also listen to the tv at top volume and I could listen to it at a lower volume within the room!  Fantastic!  We liked them so much that we ended up buying a second pair and now can use them to watch the same movie at our own volume level without disturbing the baby or other guests in the house.  Secondarily, we can have one base hooked up to a receiver in one room and another hooked up in the other room.  The headphones will easily move from room to room to pick up the new signal.  They do also work through walls within a reasonable distance.  The only problem we have had is the connectivity with different types of receivers and systems (being able to listen to all sound outputs.)  Occasionally, we have had an issue with them losing connectivity for no apparent reason, but this has only been later in their life span and not been a detriment.  Usually can be reastablished by replugging back in the connections.  Overall, worth the price.

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5.0

The Sennheiser RS120 headphones are a great buy...

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from Macon, MO

Comments about Sennheiser Wireless Headphones:

The Sennheiser RS120 926 MHz Wireless RF Headphones with Charging Cradle are simply wonderful.  I purchased them as a Christmas present for my father in law who has a lot of hearing problems.   He can now hear his favorite shows without disturbing anyone else.

They were very simple to hook up to the television set.  SImply plug in the RCA plugs to the RCA Audio Output of the TV and plug the transformer pack into the wall outlet and it is done.

These wireless headphones have a 120' range and  run on rechargeable batteries, which are charged by simply dropping the headphones onto the base station.  There are no wires to plug in or connections to break off.  Simply drop the headphones on the charging loop of the base and make sure the charging light comes on.

The volume is adjusted independent of the television volume so you can watch TV or movies at a level which is comfortable for everyone.  With a little bit of tech skill, you could even set one set of headphones up to use with your TV and your stereo or other equipment.

I would definitely recommend the Sennheiser RS120 926 MHz Wireless RF Headphones with Charging Cradle to anyone seeking a high quality headset and especially for those with hearing problems or a day sleeper in the family.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Wireless Headphones!!

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from Tallahassee, FL

Comments about Sennheiser Wireless Headphones:

These headphones are great!! Hook them up to your TV or Stereo and walk around your house!! Or sit across the room and be able to hear the TV even better! I love these things. They are lightweight & adjustable. The charging cradle is too cool. The charging cradle is small and easy to place also. The headphones have great sound and great bass!!! That's the best part. I love doing housework or just walking from room to room and being able to hear the my favorite show! Reaches up to 330 feet! You can also buy an adapter to hook them to your computer. These are some high quality grade headphones! There is a little interference with mine sometimes but only once I get so far away from the transmitter..Adjust the volume right on the headset! They are definitely worth the money!

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Cordless headphones, what a concept, a concept I like, a lot

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from Aurora, IL

Comments about Sennheiser Wireless Headphones:

***Bottom-Line***: If you are in need of quality wireless headphones you could do a lot worse than the **Sennheiser RS-120**. 

The **Sennheiser RS-120 Wireless Headphones** are designed for use with Hi-Fi audio, television, or computer.  The open air RF (radio Frequency) German-made headphones are designed to provide a rich palate of aural sound (frequency response rated at 22Hz - 19500Hz) through walls as well as ceilings allowing one to roam throughout the house while listening to your tunes. 

Power to the headphones is provided by a set of NiMH (size AAA) batteries.  These batteries are in turn recharged by putting the headphones on their transmitter base; said base can be mounted to a wall. The entire system-transmitter base and headphones weigh in at just 8.1 ounces, but the headphones are rather large; large but comfortable. 

**Use**

In and around my house the sound quality from the **Sennheiser RS-120 **was outstanding!  I was able to roam throughout the house without experiencing and signal degradation or interference.  Frequency response was suburb, and the overall sound was crisp and enjoyable.  It helps that there is no frequency overlap in my house; i.e. my cordless phone operate at 5.8GHz and my wireless LAN operates at 2.4GHz.  The **Sennheiser RS-120 **operate on a radio frequency of 926MHz         

Work is a different story altogether.  The **Sennheiser RS-120's** still work for the most part but there is some interference from my other wireless accessories, including my cordless keyboard and mouse and cordless *Plantronics* headset.  I am able to change the channel and fine tune the frequency when needed however, and for the most part I am able to listen to music and or radio interference free. 

The range inside my standard office building setting is outstanding through doors and walls.  I can roam a considerable distance before static degrades the signal; very impressive.

**My Viewpoint**

I like my new **Sennheiser RS-120 Wireless Headphones**, so much so that I am planning on purchasing a set for my home stereo.  Yes, there is some interference in my work setting with other devices, but I expected that and systems ability to allow for fine tuning is a definite plus.  If you are in need of quality wireless headphones you could do a lot worse than the **Sennheiser RS-120.**                  

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