Sennheiser HDR 180

Extra headset for RS 180 wireless headphone system

Item #: 143HDR180

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Add an extra HDR 180 headset (or even two or three) to your Sennheiser RS 180 wireless headphone system and share the fun. Its advanced "Open-Aire" design delivers clear, natural-sounding detail, while Kleer® wireless technology serves up uncompressed audio that rivals wired headphone performance. Soft velour earpads and headband cushions make it comfortable to wear for hours.

Product Highlights:

  • add-on headset for use only with Sennheiser's RS 180 wireless headphone system (sold separately)
  • up to four headsets can be used with a single transmitter
  • RF wireless receiving range: up to 320 feet
  • Kleer uncompressed audio transmission for interference-free reception and high-fidelity sound
  • left/right balance control and on/off switch
  • automatic pairing to transmitter for hassle-free operation
  • frequency response: 18-21,000 Hz
  • headphones use 2 "AAA" NiMH rechargeable batteries (included)
  • requires transmitter/base-station from RS 180 system for use
  • weight: 7.4 oz. for headphones/receiver (without batteries)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • HDR-180 Wireless over-ear headset
  • 2 "AAA" Rechargeable batteries (1.2V/750 mAh)
  • Quick guide (English/ French/ Spanish/ Portuguese/ German/ Italian/ Dutch/ Japanese/ Russian/ Polish/ Turkish/ Simplified Chinese/ Traditional Chinese/ Korean/ Indonesian)

Features and Specs

Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Open
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response 18-21k Hz
Sensitivity N/A dB
Impedance N/A
Weight 7.4 ounces
Cord Length Not Given
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control No
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

Product Research


Overview: The HDR 180 is an additional (or replacement) headset for the Sennheiser RS 180 wireless headphone system (item number 143RS180, sold separately).

Kleer Wireless Transmission Technology: The RS 180 headphone system features the digital wireless audio transmission technology from Kleer. Kleer technology transmits uncompressed audio up to 320 feet over a 2.4 GHz digital link (2.4-2.8GHz), enabling you to enjoy your music without the hassle of cables. Kleer's uncompressed digital wireless transmission delivers CD-quality sound.

Note: Kleer technology will not interfere with wireless networks or other 2.4 GHz devices.

Batteries: Power for the headset is provided by two rechargeable "AAA" batteries (included) that fit into compartments in the headset. The batteries are recharged using the charger included with the RS 180 system. Fully charged batteries have an operating time of approximately 24 hours and require approximately 16 hours to recharge.

Auto Power Off: If there is no signal from the transmitter for more than 5 minutes, the headphones automatically switch to standby mode.


  • Volume: volume up/down; on the right earcup
  • Balance: adjust left/right balance; on the right earcup
  • Multi-Function: power on/off, mute, multi-user operation; on the right earcup


  • Reception Frequency: 2.4-2.48 GHz
  • Modulation: MSK Digital
  • Frequency Response: 18-21,000 Hz
  • Maximum SPL: 106 dB
  • Weight: 7.4 oz

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Sennheiser HDR 180

Written By Chas, Cleveland, OH on Friday, December 20, 2013

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

Great everything!

Pros: Great everything!

Cons: Difficult to sync with main transmitter. Had to call Crutchfield to send video link that describes this process.

Sennheiser HDR 180

Written By Anonymous, Henderson NV on Monday, May 06, 2013

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

The Headset is everything we were looking for. Unfortunately the engineers decided Multi Function switches are also good for people who can' hear well. Why add the frustration of wondering if the correct function is selected for the cost of another switch? Some times people who can't hear well are also quite old and don't need another source of irritation?

Pros: Very good quality in the sound.

Cons: Multi Function switch

2nd set, a little tougher to figure out.

Written By I bought the primary set, and this is the 2nd pair, Parker CO on Thursday, March 21, 2013

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

Definitely read the instructions. These require the owner to use the batteries sent - high capacity. Once both headsets have the proper battery load up, the magic begins. Great set. The bass, and especially the higher frequencies glisten with the sets. Far better than most TV speakers these days.

Pros: Late night listening now a breeze, and with great sound to match.

Cons: Remember to buy high capacity rechargeables. A few dollars more, but the local dirt cheap AAA batts just aren't enough push on the speakers. Causes unnecessary drop outs. Sennheiser ships a quality battery with the unit. Just don't swap out with local dept store cheapies.


Written By sambatts, Niagara Falls, New York on Tuesday, February 05, 2013

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  • "Coolness Factor"
  • Build Quality
  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
  • Sound Quality

This is my third set. First set had distortion problems after a month. Second set had same problems after 24 months and three weeks (after warrenty).I ordered a new set HDR180's head set only. The out of warrenty set was sent out to Sennheiser for repair at my cost and they sent me a complete new set (everything) at a repair cost. What great customer service. Great company. I now have two complete sets of the RS 180's. Great. I live in a apartment complex and watch alot of tv and blue ray movies and listen to alot of music so I'm very satified.

Pros: Great sound.

Cons: Little worried about the distortion problem may come back.

Great sound and convenience

Written By JohnD, New York, NY on Friday, September 23, 2011

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After the burn in period these headphones deliver a great range of highs and lows with the convenience of wireless. Very simple to use, my wife and I find them very useful for watching tv, movies and especially listening to music. The ability to recharge the batteries on the dock is very nice as well and they are very comfortable to wear.

Sennheiser HDR 180

Written By lgmack, Murrysville,PA on Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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Good sound but difficult to syns more than one set of headphones. works well with Tv and blu-ray. does not have a noise reduction feature.

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You can have tv volume on and headset working at same time Although there is a slight delay in the headset and if tv volume is high enough it can be distracting. We tried to overcome this with a second headset. Worked fantastic wife's volume at one setting and mine at another. HOwever, it is a bit more complicated setting up second set. But worth it [ THOMAS  Aug 15, 2014 ]
Yes, at least the way we have ours setup. We have it connected with a rca connector. This way, we can connect it back and forth from the tv to the computer. When you have the volume turned up on the tv sound you can also have the headphones on & listen to the tv with them on, at the same time. I work weird hours & use them whenever my family is asleep. I'll be using them & not realize somebody had woke up & turned the tv volume up. Their awesome headphones! We have two pair that you can sync up & listen to the same thing on each one. [ John  Aug 15, 2014 ]
On my amplifier, which is a Denon, I use the the earphone jack on the front panel. This cuts out the audio over my speakers and my wife and I both listen over the headphones. I was told by one of the tech people that if you hook up to an available pair of audio output terminals on the back that you can have both. I do not use mine that way so I can't vouch for that statement. [ ART L  Aug 15, 2014 ]
Yes, other people in the room can listen to the TV. You also have the option of turning off the sound (muting) and with theHDR 180 you will hear the sound -- which incidentaslly is excellent! [ william  Aug 15, 2014 ]
Yes,absolutely. Just be aware that there can be a slight echo chamber effect for the person(s) wearing the headphones. If the external sound is loud enough you hear it despite the headphones, as well as the sound coming from the headphones. The two sounds rarely reach your ears at the same time, so there is a faint echo effect. If I keep the external sound at a reasonable level there is no problem. I think that this would be a potential problem for any system. [ THOMAS  Aug 14, 2014 ]
Yes, the TV volume can also be on. [ JEFF  Aug 14, 2014 ]
yes. others still can listen to the TV from "the TV's speakers". I have the headset connected to the receiver headphone jack so while listening to the headset, the stereo speakers are shut off. But you can still turn the tv volume up and listen to the tv speakers. hope this helps. [ RACHOT  Aug 14, 2014 ]
This is simply an "extra" wireless headset for the RS 180 set which includes a transmitter + wireless headset. There is nothing to connect to this wireless headset to make it work with anything else other than the original transmitter RS 180. If you're on a budget, get a lower model of Sennheiser wireless headset+transmitter since that'll work fine with your iPod. This more expensive model is more for watching TV and movies. [ Weili  Feb 18, 2014 ]
Only if you plug the ipod directly into the base unit with a 3.5-mm audio connector. [ CHARLES  Feb 18, 2014 ]
Tough question. If you mean simply listen to an iPod from these headphones, then the answer is no. I have mine hooked up through my home theater system. I can use them with my Apple TV or mirror with them from an iPad or iPhone. I guess it would depend on how far you would go to listen to them like that. [ JEFF  Feb 18, 2014 ]
Hook the HDR180 up to the analog outputs on your TV and not the Blu Ray player. TV's still come with analog audio out. This way you can listen to the Blu Ray and the TV. [ Glen  Jan 06, 2014 ]
We use ours by connecting to the headphone jack on an AV receiver. [ Keith  Jan 05, 2014 ]
Hopefully your tv has an analog out. I have vizio and have split the leadout from the tv so that I can run the hdr180 as well as the sennheiser rr840. Just make sure that you get the whole set... headphones and transmitter. The 840 is for the 102 year oldl [ roger  Jan 05, 2014 ]