Sennheiser RS 180

Wireless headphones with docking station

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Great headphone sound goes wireless

Sennheiser's RS 180 wireless headphones let you enjoy superb sound that won't disturb family members or housemates. Advanced "Open-Aire" speaker technology delivers clear, natural-sounding detail, while the Automatic Level Control smooths out variances in volume — quiet dialog is easier to hear, and loud commercials and explosions are kept in check. The luxurious velour earpads sit around your ears to seal out external noise. And with a listening range of up to 320 feet, you can roam freely throughout your living area — make popcorn during TV commercials, look through a photo album in another room, or stay up for a late-night listening session while your spouse sleeps soundly next to you.


Exceptionally "Kleer™" wireless technology

The RS 180s use Kleer wireless technology to deliver uncompressed stereo sound. Unlike other wireless technologies, Kleer delivers lossless, CD-quality digital audio, which means you won't be able to tell the difference between these headphones and your wired ones. Multi-receiver mode allows up to four people using Sennheiser Kleer headphones to listen to the same audio source, so you can easily share music, movies, or TV shows with your friends and family. (Add-on HDR 180 headsets available separately.)

Never misplace your headphones with the multi-purpose transmitter

The multi-purpose transmitter keeps your headphones charged up and ready to go. It also doubles as a docking station, so you'll never forget where you put them. Wireless setup is easy — just connect the transmitter to a spare headphone jack or RCA audio output using the included cable. Then plug the transmitter into an AC power outlet. Automatic tuning does the rest, pairing with the headphones for interference-free sound.

Product Highlights:

  • comfortable over-the-ear design with velour padded earcups and a padded, adjustable headband
  • Kleer™ wireless technology delivers uncompressed stereo transmission over 2.4 GHz to 2.8 GHz wireless frequency range
  • multi-receiver mode enables up to four people to listen to the same source using optional Sennheiser HDR 180 add-on headsets
  • multi-purpose transmitter also functions as a charger and docking station for the headphones
  • range: up to 320 feet
  • high-performance "Open-Aire" drivers with neodymium magnets
  • Automatic Level Control compensates for peaks and dips in the volume of your audio source
  • headphones feature balance volume control for each earcup, on/off switch, and automatic pairing to transmitter
  • frequency response: 18-21,000 Hz
  • impedance: 32 ohms
  • total harmonic distortion: <0.5% at 1 kHz
  • 3.6-foot detachable audio cable with 1/8" mini headphone plug — 1/4" adapter and RCA audio adapter also included
  • includes multi-country AC power cable
  • headphones use 2 "AAA" NiMH rechargeable batteries (included)
  • weight: 7.6 oz. for headphones/receiver (without batteries); 7.6 oz. for transmitter (without batteries)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • HDR-180 Wireless headphones
  • TR-180 Transmitter
  • 2 "AAA" Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (600 mAh)
  • AC adapter (output 5V/500mA) with 57" cord
  • 4 AC adapter plugs (US/EU/UK/AU)
  • 44" Minijack cable
  • 12" Minijack-to-RCA adapter cable (with a female 3.5mm connector on one end and male stereo RCA connectors on other end)
  • 1/8" to 1/4" Adapter
  • Instruction Manual CD-ROM
  • Quick Guide
  • Safety Guide

Features and Specs

General
Fit Style Over-the-ear
Earcup Type Open
Noise-canceling No
Bluetooth No
Frequency Response 18-21k Hz
Sensitivity 106 dB
Impedance 32 Ohms
Weight 7.6 ounces
Cord Length N/A
Airline Adapter Included No
iPod Control No
Volume Control Yes
Built-in Microphone No
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

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Features

Overview: The Sennheiser RS 180 RF stereo hi-fi wireless headphone system offers transparent and balanced sound imaging with excellent bass response making it ideal for hi-fi, home cinema, and TV use. The Sennheiser RS 180 wireless headphone system is made up of a pair of wireless headphones (HDR 180) and a multi-purpose transmitter (TX 180) which also functions as an charging cradle and docking station. The RS 180 features Automatic Level Control which compensates for variances in the volume of program material to enhance speech intelligibility. The RS 180 utilizes Kleer's uncompressed digital wireless audio transmission, offering a range of up to 320 feet, audiophile-grade sound, and reception to four optional pairs of Sennheiser Kleer headphones. The Sennheiser RS 180 offers automatic, interference-free pairing between the headphone and transmitter.

Kleer Wireless Transmission Technology: The Sennheiser RS 180 headphone system features the digital wireless audio transmission technology from Kleer (with a range up to 320'). Kleer technology transmits uncompressed audio over a robust 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.

Wireless Headphones: The RS 180's wireless headphones utilizes an Open-Air speaker system that mimics the acoustic properties of hi-fi speakers for a truly immersing, hyper-real sound quality. The Open-Air speaker system delivers the most natural sounding private wireless audio experience possible. The over-the-ear design also prevents sound leakage. Velour earpads and an adjustable cushioned headband provide a comfortable fit. The headphones receive their wireless stereo audio signal from the included transmitter. The wireless headphones are powered by two supplied rechargeable NiMH AAA batteries (for up to 24 hrs). You can place the headphones on the multi-purpose transmitter to recharge the batteries (approx. 16 hrs).

Note: The headphones can operate off of AAA alkaline (1.5V) batteries or NiMH (1.2V/600mAh) rechargeable batteries.

Multi-Purpose Transmitter: The transmitter connects to your television's or audio system's audio output and then transmits the audio signal wirelessly to the RS 180's wireless headphones. The Multi-purpose transmitter also functions as a charging cradle and docking station. The transmitter operates off of standard house-hold AC current via the included AC power adapter.

Automatic Level Control: Automatic Level Control (ALC) automatically compensates for variances in program material volume for optimum speech intelligibility at all times.

Multi-Receiver Mode: Up to 4 Sennheiser Kleer headphones can be connected to one transmitter so 4 people can listen to the same sound source.

Note: Additional Kleer headphones sold separately (item number 143HDR180).

Auto Power Off: If there is no signal from the transmitter for more than 5 minutes, the headphones automatically switch to standby mode. If the headphones are outside the transmission range or switched to off for more than 5 minutes, the transmitter automatically switches to standby mode.

Controls

Transmitter:

  • Multi-Function: With the multi-function button, you can switch the transmitter on, to standby mode, set the transmitter to multi-user operation, and associate the transmitter.
  • ALC: Activates the Automatic Level Control function.
  • Attenuator: The attenuator switch allows you to select 0dB or -8dB to match the incoming audio signal of your audio source for optimal sound performance.

Headset:

  • Multi-Function: With the multi-function button, you can switch the headphones on, to standby mode, set the headphones to multi-user operation, mute the headphones, and associate the headphones.
  • Balance: Balance control for right/left volume adjustment.
  • Volume: Allows you to increase the volume of the headphones.

Connections

Transmitter:

  • Audio In: 3.5mm input to connect to your TV using the supplied mini-jack cable or optional mini-jack to RCA cable.
  • Charging Contacts: Interfaces with charging contacts on headset to charge the AAA NiMH batteries.
  • DC Input: For use with supplied AC adapter.

Headset:

  • Charging Contacts: Interfaces with charging contacts on transmitter to charge the AAA NiMH batteries.

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Written By Hayley, Sammamish, WA on Saturday, December 27, 2014

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These headphones rock. Sound quality is great. Range is good for me (1 br apt, can walk around entire apt without interference). Decent nose cancellation. Would recommend over the next model up.

Pros: Good sound, decent range, light weight and comfortable

Cons: Expensive

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Written By pat, van etten, new york on Saturday, December 27, 2014

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I purchased the wireless headphones for my husband for Christmas, they are everything that was described and more! I talked with a sales associate who was very helpful in answering my questions about the headphones and assured me that he would be there to assist if needed. You just can't go wrong with a purchase from Crutchfield, you can always be sure of quality products and helpful assistance. Thank you Crutchfield.

RS 180

Written By Larry D., Georgia on Friday, December 26, 2014

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I am loving my new ears for watching but mostly listening to TV. I was not aware of how much I was missing until I put on the headset and realized the clairity.

Pros: Easy set up, comfortable, well made and most of all they allow me to hear even wispers on TV shows.

Cons: NONE

so far great headphones!

Written By pluto2557, niagara falls ny on Friday, December 26, 2014

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Just got these for Christmas and i love them they have great sound except when volume is all the way up they sort of crackle when there is bass. I also think there could be a little more bass to them but overall i absolutely love them so far!

Pros: Great sound and noise cancelling!

Cons: Could use a little more base and they crackle when there is bass on higher volume.

Sennheiser RS 180

Written By MM, Honolulu, Hawaii on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Installation was very easy to do, since the TV did not have audio output jack, I went out of the cable boxes digital audio port to a converter box, sound was clear and sharp coming from the headphone speakers.

Great value and performance

Written By Robert J, Arizona on Thursday, December 18, 2014

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This is our second set of Sennheiser 180 headphones with base station. We love them. We have a high end sound system in our main home theater area but our room acoustics are not great and the headphones provide much better sound quality and detail. While our listening areas are usually quiet, we like the open back as it allows us some connection with our surroundings. A big advantage to the headphones is the ability to listen to programming without intruding on anyone nearby who is not interested in hearing the content.

Pros: Great sound quality and value.

Cons: The buttons on the headphones could be better differentiated. Once you get used to operating them it is not a problem.

A very good product at a good price

Written By Charlie, the Washington, DC Area on Thursday, December 18, 2014

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The RS 180 is a very good product, the only thing that I do not like about it is the same thing that others have mentioned, the push button controls on the right head phone are difficult to operate. I find myself have trouble finding the button that I want without removing the headset to operate it. I am slowly getting used to it.

Pros: Quality of the produce

Cons: I do not like the button controls on the headset

Great WiFi Headphones for the Price

Written By GadgetNerd, Houston, Texas on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Headphones are clear and the sound is succinct. It takes some getting used to the "open sound" you receive due to the open webbing. Eventually, you learn that not everything you are hearing is coming from the movie or music. The ambient sounds have pros and cons: you can hear the phone or doorbell ring, but you can be distracted by other noises in the room.

Pros: Great sound, Good price, "Ear Cups" that breathe

Cons: Velour on the "Ear Cups" is not as smooth as expected. In fact, the material can be irritating and itchy after about an hour.

Worth the price

Written By headphones, Florida on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Tried six other wireless brands, returned them all. The RS 180 sound great, are comfortable and are easy to control. Used only for music on a newer mid-level receiver. Have had them for about one month and I will be keeping them. Wireless range a little less than I hoped for but do cover the range I need which is most of my house. These are not noise reducing headphones. Even at moderate volume I do hear background noise from (ie. people talking in the room).

Pros: Easy to set up and use.

RS 180

Written By Ron C, Bakersfield CA on Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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I have had 5 pr of senn wireless headsets the others were not digital. i think I will try the RS 170 with the closed design ear piece. I think my older ones had better sound quality. But it could be the open design

Pros: How do you go wrong w/ sennheiser great product

Cons: You need better engineers. layout for buttons stink

Best Over Head Phone

Written By knidhi, New York on Sunday, December 14, 2014

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Best Over head Phone. I ever had.

Just what I was looking for

Written By Anonymous, Ft Smith AR on Friday, December 12, 2014

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Able to take my dogs out and not miss anything. Sometimes I mistake what I hear wearing these Head Phones for real time. Able to hear beyond any room speaker

Pros: wireless

Cons: A little difficult attaching power adapter

Sounds great, but...

Written By Anthony P., Tampa,mFL on Thursday, October 16, 2014

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The sound is pretty good though I think my Klipsch earbuds sound better--a lot better, too bad my earbuds aren't wireless. I needed wireless headphones so I can watch my multitude of Blu ray movies whenever I want, not just on movie night at the house and I can now watch my 3d Blu Rays at my leisure. Out of the box I was extremely disappointed with the sound, popping and crackiling at every beat of a drum or any kind of boom (something I never experienced in any headphone I've ever owned) and was about to put them back in the box when I thought that maybe it was distortion so I lowered the volume on my Denon receiver and the sound improved. Wound up having to lower it all the way to -45db. and then turn up the volume on the headphones almost to max. Got rid of the distortion. As for the wireless distance, I have a 2 story 3,000 sq. ft home and the headphones worked flawlessly as far away from the base as I could possibly get, even going outside to the house next door. As for any cons, for the money I would expect les plastic--a lot less. Also wish I could find surround sound headphones (other than the new Sony's that are in Japan).

Pros: Long Range Wireless, good sound quality

Cons: Price, build quality.

Sennheiser RS 180

Written By Linda, United States on Sunday, August 17, 2014

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I purchase these headphones for mu husbands birthday. All I can say is that he is truly amazed. Our son in law has a similar pair and my husband had spoken about how great the sound reduction was. He was very happy to receive them and has told numerous people whom have already purchased them from you.

Pros: Great price for an amazing product!!

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Written By ronnie d., longview, tx on Saturday, August 02, 2014

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Love these wireless headphones in every way. My only complaint is I wish I could use them on my stereo while still playing the stereo at a comfortable level for others. I have an Onkyo receiver with Bose speakers for my home stereo system and my poor hearing causes me to want to listern to the system louder than others. I had hoped that these wireless headphones would allow me to listen to music or a movie at a different volume than others, but the only way I could connect the headphones to my receiver was via the headphone jack which shuts down the stereo speakers. Hence the headphones work great when I listen to a movie alone, but do not work for their intended purpose. The clarity of voice is so good, I use them all the time rather than the normal stereo speakers as long as I am alone.

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Written By Mr. irishaustrian, Livonia, MI on Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Much better than the old ones they replaced. I am happy with them.

Better than the RS220s

Written By Meade, Charlottesville, VA on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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I originally purchased the Sennheiser flagship wireless earphones (RS-220s) and was impressed by their build quality, the controls, their comfort, and the sturdy attractive design. Unfortunately, the RS-220s use an awful transmitter than cuts out & pops/hisses about every 20 seconds. For $500 that is unacceptable. So, I unhappily downgraded to the RS-180s. In short, these sound just as good as the 220s and never cut out or pop/hiss. They are well made but certainly a step down from the RS-220s. Overall I'm very happy with them and look forward to years of use. If Sennheiser ever fixes their 220s, maybe I'll give them another look, but until that time, the RS-180s are as nice a wireless headphone as you can buy.

Pros: -Great sound quality -Very rare for audio to drop out -Good range -Very comfortable

Cons: -Button layout is horrendous. It will take quite a bit of practice before you can adjust the volume without accidentally turning them off -Quality 'feel' is inferior to the RS-220s for both the headphones and the base

Very good sound reproduction

Written By Music Lover, N E GA on Saturday, February 01, 2014

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Sound quality is very good, but I haven't worn headsets for years, so nothing to really compare them to. I listen to music several hours a day, I listen for certain instruments and sounds. The Sennheiser 180 s miss very little compared to my speakers...bass has a different sound but I would expect that..These ear phones against 3800 dollar speakers...It s great to be able enjoy my porch swing and my music at the same time.. well worth the money. If you buy, I recommend the attenuation switch be set to no compression, my preference.

Pros: Easy set up, mobility is great, good sound, and packed by Crutchfield.

Cons: The ear pads are hot to my ears, I am a hot natured person. I've solved the problem with cloth pad covers. The markings on the headset could be raised a little more making it easier to identify the controls by touch.. that would be it....

Great product

Written By Catherine, Wilmington, DE on Sunday, January 19, 2014

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Have had the RS 180 wireless headphones now for several weeks. Have a severe loss of hearing in my left ear and a small loss in my right ear. I have been able to adjust the volume so that I am now able to hear with both ears. Music if fantastic and I was surprised to be able to really hear so much. The staff was wonderful in helping us set up the equipment. Not much to it but enough that we had to call and got expert assistance in the set up. I am extremely pleased with my wireless headphones.

Pros: You can adjust volume to what is right for you or for each of your ears individually. No wires to get tangled up in. Headphones are comfortable.

Cons: Have to remove headphones if I want to make a change in volume. Since I am the only one using them that is really not a problem.

Sennheiser RS 180

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

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Great sound, little tricky synchronizing additional headset.

Pros: Great sound, range & comfort.

Cons: User Manual is pretty much useless. Little tricky to synchronizing additional headset. Had to watch Sennheiser You Tube video to figure out sync process.

Sennheiser RS 180 Wireless Headphones

Written By Vern, Arizona on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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I found the RS 180 headphones easy to set up, and the sound quality is excellent.

Pros: Good sound. Easy to install.

Cons: Ear pads are NOT comfortable. Controls are a pain to access.

Seinheiser RS180 - Great Product

Written By George, Rochester, NY on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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These headphones work great. I have a hearing problem especially with frequencies around the female voice. I would have the TV volumn so load it would drive my wife crazy.

With these I turn the speaker volume off, remove my hearing and can hear exceptionally well with RS180's.

Only a few programs with extremely noisy background noise are a problem.

These work for me 95+% of the time.

Love EM!

Pros: Great sound Easy to use Good value for the $$

Cons: None that I have found

Wireless 180

Written By Jim, Nipomo, Caliofornia on Sunday, August 25, 2013

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I use the set when on the treadmill and sound comes through without interference. It comes through outside on the patio and throughout the house. I haven't measured whether I get 300 or not but don't need that distance. The sound quality is good but could be a little better. The earpiece could also be a little more comfortable. All in all its a good set.

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Written By NeilD, Castleton, NY on Tuesday, June 04, 2013

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I have had other wireless headphones. This time I decided to spend more money to an upgrade. After reading many reviews I decided to try these. They are everything I expected them to be. I really enjoy the lack of interference. The comfort level is excellent and my, the high and low volume are smoothed our and my wife sleeps well while I am enjoying late night TV. Great product that is worth the extra $$$.

Pros: Sound, comfort, extra feature, rechargeable batteries.

Cons: A little expensive.

Sennheiser RS 180

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

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For us with marginal hearing this sytem is top notch. The sound quality is exactly what we were looking for. Unfortunately the engineers did not see fit to consider that people who are hard of hearing, many times are also getting up there in age and don't need the frustration of Multi Function swithches. Maybe a dollar more and they could have made the headset perfect!

Pros: Excellent sound quality.

Cons: Mulifunction switch

Headphones for the home

Written By Great, reliable, surprisingly deep bass, Parker CO on Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Let me start by saying, they are wireless. For wireless sound, this is a phenomenal product. Very nice highs, and lows met. I hear 60% more sound over the television (Samsung ES8000 60" LED HDTV). Dramatically improved over the tv speakers. The only reason for the 4 star is I OWN the RS 220s - FREAKING AMAZING SOUND. The RS 220s cost a tidy sum though by comparison. This is an easy late night tv watching pick up, or to keep the house noise down. Very comfortable too unlike other brands. Sennheiser makes them light, easy to wear, easy to recharge.

Pros: Comfort and pricing are both exceptional.

Cons: Just a few dropouts once in awhile.

Outstanding Headphones!!!

Written By skifishvail, Vail, CO on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Excellent sound quality and great comfort!

Pros: Sound quality, comfort, & clarity, and volume and balance buttons right on the headphones.

Cons: none

Incredible Headphones

Written By David K, Saint Petersburg, FL on Sunday, February 24, 2013

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What an incredible headset. I wear hearing aids and when I had an older model of the same headset, the feedback could only be avoided if I wore the headset over my hearing aids rather than my ears. Looked stupid, felt stupid and didn't work all that well. This one...wow, no feed back, wear them right over my ears with the hearing aids on and they work GREAT.

Pros: Can watch TV or listen to music with my volume setting not my wife's.

Cons: well the only con I can think of is the price, but I'd pay even more if it were more expensive. I love the quality of the sound.

Sennheiser RS 180

Written By JonM, Rincon, Ga on Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Wow I can hear what women and children are saying and music from My Ipod sounds fantastic.

Pros: Theater sound quality, I fell like I'm right in the action.

Cons: Hurts My ears after a couple of hours, also bought an extra Head set and had to call tech to get it to work. Need better directions.

I like it

Written By semmla, New York on Sunday, February 03, 2013

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I am happy with this wireless. It produces a good quality sound. It is very comfy and easy to operate. I have no problem with a position of the controls. It is pricey but worth every penny. It is also quite stylish.

Pros: Goof sound quality. Comfortable. Stylish.

Cons: Price

RS 180 Transmitter Failure

Written By GL, Kingston, OK on Friday, January 25, 2013

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Owned the RS 180 for 2 years, 1 month and the transmitter failed. Transmitter will not turn on.

Pros: none

Cons: Awfully expensive equipment to have fail so quickly. Might as well buy another brand than pay the repair cost.

Sennheiser RS 180

Written By JoeyP, Omaha Neb on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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Originally ordered the RS 170. The vinyl ear pads get hot in winter, I can imagine what they fell like in summer. The 170 is closed and I like the open back of the 180. Comfort is unparalleled with the velour earpads. Can wear for hours and hours. Awesome sound. Worth every penny

Pros: Sound quality, solid bass response, 5star comfort, lightweight

Cons: No real need for left and right sound balance IMO

Sennheiser RS 180

Written By Anonymous, Fort Myers Beach Fl on Monday, January 21, 2013

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Very nice headphones...

Fabulous

Written By NormaA, Honolulu, Hawaii on Thursday, January 03, 2013

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

Just Fabulous Sound.

Pros: Easy set up. No interference.

Cons: None

G-Rrrrrrrrrreat!

Written By ben s, winston salem nc on Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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

This is my 2nd set of Sennheiser RS headphones. My previous pair the 120's were discontinued just a few years ago. the difference between those and these new 180's is staggering. Nothing but improvement from volume and balence button locations to the super extended clear sound range to the comfort and extended bass response. a minor incovenence is having to let the phones and base resync before each use but after a week of use that becomes less importent and just a thing to watch as the blue lights flash fastly and then sync into a slow togetherness of harmony.

Pros: range of signal pickup ability to hear others speak to you even at the highest volume levels softness and breathability of speaker surrounds

Cons: inability to completely block out surrounding close-by noise

Sennheisser RS 180

Written By Bob, Mineola, NY on Friday, December 28, 2012

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  • "Coolness Factor"
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  • Noise Reduction
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Excellent headphones! Very comfortable with good sound, wireless range, comfort and battery life. As other reviewers commented there are some minor cons, however the pros make up for it. The freedom to walk around my home listening to my choice of music, movie, etc at an enjoyable sound level without disturbing anyone else (late night) is great.

Pros: Great sound quality with excellent spacial sound. I've yet to run the batteries out with regular charging (I've used them up to 8 hrs). The range is very good but I've found it is somewhat reliant on signal strength to the receiver. FM does not have the range that a digital source or satellite radio (with rooftop antenna). The headset does not get static, it merely goes silent until the signal strength is sufficient. Easy to set up and operate. Charges easily.

Cons: The buttons are not easy to distinguish, very close together. The flashing green light when the headset is active can be annoying if wearing them in bed in a dark room. It's not noticeable during normal movie use, etc. The volume could have a slightly lower minimum for wear when going to sleep, just a notch too loud.

Great investment

Written By Bill, Fredericksburg, VA on Thursday, December 27, 2012

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

This headphone set far exceeded my expectations. Well worth the cost.

Pros: Every aspect of this set is a "PLUS".

Cons: None.

RS 180

Written By Anonymous, CAlifornia on Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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  • Noise Reduction
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This product could not provide sound within 40 feet within my house. Far from the 300 feet quoted

Sennheiser RS 180

Written By Dick I, Annapolis, Md on Sunday, November 04, 2012

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  • "Coolness Factor"
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  • Comfort
  • Noise Reduction
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Work 1000% of expectation. - and keep my wife from growling at me for having my "sound too ; loud"..

good for non old school

Written By carls, northern 'bama on Saturday, July 28, 2012

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

these are not noise cancelling headphones(that's why the low noise cancelling rating), and all head phones look geeky, they are uncool

Pros: these head phones sound better with new school 5.1 and 7.1 recorded music than 2 channel huge stereo speakers (tweeter, midrange, woofer)

Cons: old school music that was recorded using a 2 channel stereo e.g. Van Valen sounds better on my 2 channel stereo speakers.

RS 180

Written By Ron G, Cedar Bayou, Tx on Saturday, July 14, 2012

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

First I want to commend my Crutchfield Contact Lee on his excellent handling of my questions and order. The RS 180 has fantastic sound qualities. The only shortcoming is in the volume and on/off switch for the headset. I have not been able to develop a feel for identifying them by touch. If Sennheiser would add a mute button for muting TV advertisement that would probably be the button I would use most of the time. The buttons (other than on/off) would seldom be used. Overall an outstanding buy.

Pros: Great sound, comfortable, great range

Cons: Volume buttons on headset too close to the on/off button, could use a mute button

Sennheiser RS180-Good but not perfect

Written By HaroldMc, Austin, TX on Monday, April 23, 2012

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The quality of sound is great & the fit comfortable, but my wife tells me that it bleeds sound that she can hear when I turn the volume up. I have to be careful to keep it below a certain level when she's sitting next to me, or she gets an annoying secondary sound feed from my headphones.

Pros: Great Sound. Comfortable fit.

Cons: Sound bleeds to adjacent viewers.

Sennheiser RS 180 Wireless Headphones

Written By Chris, Hawaii on Tuesday, April 03, 2012

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Awesome wireless headset!

Pros: Clarity and range.

Cons: None

Sennheiser RS 180

Written By Anonymous, Renton, WA on Monday, April 02, 2012

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Steve Miland

Pros: I am HOH on my Right ear and it's nice to be able to adjust the volume according to my hearing.

Great wireless headphones

Written By Chuck58, Maryland on Monday, April 02, 2012

The RS 180 headphones are very comfortable and have very good sound range. Best part is not being tied to a cord. Walk around your home and never lose the music. Avoid disturbing other family members if it is late at night and you want o lsten to some music. The charging station is very appealing. Just position the headphones over the charger and contacts on the underside of the headset connect to the base station. I have yet to have the batteriies run out with several hours of listening. These are not noise eliminating headphones so don't think that if someone is playing a tv loudly you won't be able to Hera it. No volume adjustment on the headphones. Not a big deal, just adjust the source volume. I guess it could be an issue if you were going to buy extra headsets and other people wanted to listen at different volumes

Pros: Light weight. Wireless. Good sound reproduction

Cons: Limited adjustments on headphones

Good buy

Written By John L, Highland, Ca on Friday, March 23, 2012

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Very good sound, great range even outside.

Pros: Sound quality

Cons: Buttons hard to find, takes some getting used to.

Sennheiser RS 180

Written By Anonymous, Pittsford Ny, USA on Friday, March 16, 2012

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product came well packaged and protected from damage. pretty easy to set up, headset fits well on different size heads. buttons tricky on headset figure out. but easy to adjust. sound is very good and does go a long way, even outside at least 80 ft away without breaking up or losing sound quality.

Pros: easy set up; comfortable to wear, not to heavy, adjustable head strap. good quality sound

Cons: headset button confirguration tricky to figure out- patience but definetly possible; when using mutiple audio and video components in a theater system can be frustrating to figure where the audio leads have to go to get sound from the headsett.

Sennheiser RS 180

Written By brehon1104, louisville on Monday, February 27, 2012

I am extremely upset and confused that the RS180 doesnt have "Bass Boost & Surround Sound" that the RS 170 headset has. WTH?

Pros: sounds great.

Cons: no bass boost, although is the a superior model. ???

Sennheiser 180 headphones

Written By MikeS, Salem, OR on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Sound is totally clear--not a buzz, hiss, etc. in a month of use. Would like a little more bass. Plugged into a 47" LG LED 3D. Phones go outside with no loss of signal.

Pros: Very clear--full sound

Cons: Would like more bass

rs180

Written By dana, littleton, co on Sunday, February 05, 2012

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originally ordered the rs170. on sale, but out of stock. got a call a month later to say they are stillout of stock for a few months, but that crutchfield would substitute a better set(rs180)for the same sale price(great customer service)they said that it would ship the next day(weds.). i had it in my hands on friday, by 11:00a.m.(awsome) this set was to replace a "as seen on tv" set that i had for years that had ok sound,but recieved a lot of background noise, and had a very limited line of site range(couldnt leave the room, or move more than 6' side to side).i went to a "box retailer" in town who didnt carry this brand in stock but sold me a pair that "was just as good".i returned them the very next day. they popped, hissed, and had poor sound. the rs180 will recieve without any noise, or static, throughout my entire house, basement & garage. these are excellent- well worth the higher price. very happy with these.

Pros: comfortable, great sound,long range

Cons: headset controls poorly designed owners manual/cd poorly written

Sennheiser RS 180

Written By HarryB, Cheyenne,Wy on Saturday, February 04, 2012

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the Sennheiser RS 180 Wireless headphone is everything it says it is. It is easy to hook up, the sound is truly amazing, very clear with stereo. The distance it reaches is unbelievable,My TV is in the basement and I will go upstairs to the kitchen and never miss anything. The headphone are will made and confront-able. The only short coming is they could have separated the on and off switch from the volume controls.

Excellent product!

Written By LordChadwick, Fountain Hills, AZ on Saturday, February 04, 2012

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I recently moved into a condo from a large single-family home. I had two concerns. One being reducing my enjoyment of movies and music that a cranked up loud enough to blast the stucco off my exterior walls. That concern has been eliminated. My Sennheiser RS180s are everything I expected and more. The sound is crisp, clear and bold. In fact, I can hear clearly everywhere while walking around the condo including the patio and downstairs garage. They're light, easy to use and synced perfectly with the video. Pay the money and get the best.

Pros: Clear, crisp and bold. acoustics. Light weight. Long range.

Cons: Haven't found any yet.

Sennheiser RS 180 and HD 180

Written By Anonymous, Plano, Tx on Friday, February 03, 2012

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Instructions are inadequate. Thankfully, Crutchfield's service department researched the problem. Their staff explained how sync multiple headphones and gave me a link to a YouTube video. Headphones now work in multiple headphone mode and the sound and comfort is great.

Pros: Comfortable, great sound when walking around the house and outside.

Cons: Should have better instructions.

Great

Written By Bill B, Huber Heights, OH on Friday, February 03, 2012

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Very easy setup. Didn't work very good using the RCA pre-out on my receiver. However they were great using the headphone jack. This also permits you to adjust sound level using receiver or remote. Only had these for 1 day so I will have better idea after about a week.

Pros: So far music is great and I think understanding what people are saying on TV shows and movies will be very good. Works great usuin headphone jack on receiver.

Cons: Didn't work very well using RCA outputs from pre-out of my Onkyo receiver.

Sennheiser RS 180

Written By C. Vance S, Mesquite, NV on Friday, February 03, 2012

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The headphones worked perfectly immediately upon completing the connection. They are a great assist in understanding TV shows given my partial loss of hearing and comprehension. I'm truly satisfied with the headphones and the price I paid for them. With respect to the price, I received a competitor's email ad yesterday offering the headphones for $100.00 more than Crutchfield's price.

Thanks!

Vance

Great sound, needs easier recognized controls

Written By DonS, Ojai, CA on Thursday, February 02, 2012

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The sound is fabulous, set-up a little confusing but well worth it. Biggest gripe to Manufacturer is please make the headset controls more easily tactile recognized so adjustments to volume, etc. can be made with the headset on one's ears. Can't tell which contol button is which while wearing the device.

Sennheiser RS 180

Written By jaimeb, Lubbock, tx on Monday, January 30, 2012

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The sound is incredible, clear and crisp. Very easy to hook up

Pros: ease of installation,Quality materials

Cons: acessing buttons while wearing a bit confusing at first and material that contacts skin can be a little softer

Sennheiser RS 180

Written By Wireless headphones with docking station, Rancho Mirage, CA on Monday, January 30, 2012

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When I finally figured out how to use the headphones they worked very good. My only problem if that the function buttons are too small and too hard to find whey you are wearing the headphones.

Pros: Good quality sound

Cons: Poor documentation

Sennheiser RS180

Written By Sennheiser RS180, Pittsburgh on Friday, January 27, 2012

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Great product- I did not bother to use the rechargables included as I already had rechargable AAA's on hand - so cannot rate that aspect of the product.

Pros: Very comfortable, very good sound quality- probably not like a $500 pair of wired cans with a head phone AMP- but still very good for watching blue-rays at night,etc.

Cons: none

awesome sound

Written By Dean, Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, January 26, 2012

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These are the best headphones I've ever owned. The sound quality is superb. The functionality of the wireless headphones so that I can listen to music and move around the house is just what I was looking for. All in all a great purchase.

great piece of equipment !

Written By charliec, boston, ma. on Monday, January 23, 2012

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i bought this as a christmas present for myself, best christmas present i ever received! it was easy to set up, easy to use, very comfortable to wear, has great range, and the sound is excellent!

Pros: no more arguing with the wife over the tv volume!

Cons: that i didn't order two headsets when i ordered the first one! one for me and one for her.

Sennheiser RS 180

Written By Mat M, Henderson, NV on Monday, January 23, 2012

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I am unable to keep the second headset bound to the transmitter. Each time my wife & I want to use them I must first go through the same "binding" procedure. Seems to me a simple "switch would be appropriate.

Pros: Great sound !

Cons: See review

Excellent!

Written By NB, Ohio on Sunday, January 22, 2012

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Work as advertised. Excellent quality.

Better than fines!

Written By Lagato, Reading, PA on Sunday, January 22, 2012

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Soo satisfied. I had paid over $600 in fines 'cause of a new neighbor. Although I have lived here a very long time and never had complaints this "neighbor" filed many complaints so the cops listened to her. Just think - with those fines I could have purchased two more headphones. I cannot tell you how much I enjoy these head phones. I tune out the world and listen to my music - from bluegrass to opera and everything in between. I move all over the three floors of my home and the music travels with me. Simply awesome as are Paul and Lefty. Come on, gals, who can tolerate this bothersome house work w/o music?

Pros: +++++++++++++

Cons: Nine

Great sound

Written By Anonymous, Tucson, AZ on Monday, January 16, 2012

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Great sound and easy setup. This is the first time that I have bought anything from this site - great service.

Sennheiser RS 180

Written By Rich, Painted Post Ny on Tuesday, December 06, 2011

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Can hear everwhere in my apartment with no distortion. Excellent sound.

Pros: Great sound and easy setup definately recommend this unit.

Cons: Small volume buttons but thats minor to me.

Exceptional Headphones

Written By Holzkopf, Cadillac, MI on Tuesday, November 08, 2011

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The sound is absolutely phenomenal. Being a senior citizen, with decreased hearing capabilities, I really did not realize just how much dialog I was missing from todays TV shows, even with the volume turned way higher than my wife likes. The headset is very comfortable and natural feeling. The "open-aire" design allows you to hear ambient conversation, unless your headset volume is cranked way up, while still enjoying the enhanced clarity these headphones produce. The "ALS" option enhances the sound more than I ever expected. Todays TV shows introduce far to much background noise or music which often muffles the dialog. These headphones do an excellent job of restoring that missing dialog. I am using these headphones connected to a Toshiba Regza HD television.

Pros: Being a long time user of Sennheiser's noise canceling headphones, I was quite sure I could depend on the excellent Sennheiser quality for this set of wireless headphones. I was not disappointed in the least with these headphones. They far exceed my expectations.

Cons: If I must pick any negative attribute, I would agree with some other reviewers that the control buttons are a bit of a challenge to get used to. It's a good thing that they do not have to be accessed very frequently.

Good Quality Headphones

Written By Tom, New Mexico on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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I am using these headphones with my Panasonic HDTV. Sound is clear, with no hiss or other noises. Sound quality is excellent. Headphones are comfortable, and can be worn for an extended period. The Automatic Level Control maintains the audio level you set, and enhances the speech, so no more missed dialog when the actors mumble. Being able to charge the headphone batteries by placing the headphones onto the transmitter stand is very nice.

The manual says that the orange "charging" light will go out when the batteries are fully charged. Well, after 6 days, the light is still on. Everything seems to work OK, so it isn't a problem. The volume, balance, and mute controls are located on the right ear headphone, near the bottom, and it is difficult to distinguish them with your fingertips. Making the buttons a bit more distinct would help. I have several times changed the R/L balance when I was intending to either mute the headphones during commercials, or change the volume level. When you remove the headphones from the transmitter stand, you must turn on the power, turn on the ALC, and then turn on the headphones every time. It would be nice if the ALC setting was remembered, and if removing the headphones from the stand automatically turned everything on.

Another vote for excellent

Written By LarryB, New Bern, NC on Thursday, April 28, 2011

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I agree with the all of the other reviewers that loved this headset. None of the crackle, hiss, or pop of earlier Sennheisers or my Sony. I also find the range spec overstated. Straight line is meaningless as all houses have walls and doors. I am getting about 50 feet before some cutout. For TV viewing that is no issue for Pandora on the deck, I need to try something different. The battery charging light stayed on much longer than expected but crutchfield tech support told me that would be the case for the first few charges and, sure enough, it is working fine now. Having said all of this, the sound is extraordinary and worth the money.

Comparing to a 3 year old Sennheiser Wireless Model

Written By Dan B., York, PA on Friday, April 22, 2011

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I purchased the RS- 180 set to replace a 3 year old Sennheiser Wireless Headset. The old headset had a constant background hiss, the range was limited to one room, and sound would drop out easily. Lastly, the headset was not comfortable and didn't allow your ears to "breathe".

So, how does the new set hold up? VERY well. All of those issues are gone: NO background noise, the range covers my entire home (1500 sq ft), no sound dropout. The sound is very accurate and the headset is much more comfortable. An added bonus allows you to add up to 4 other headsets to this system.

The only downside to the design (and this is huge) is the horrible button layout on the headset unit. The buttons are tiny, all grouped together, and placed in an illogical order (the on/off power button is located in between the up and down volume buttons!!!). To make things worse, all of the buttons are located on the headset where a person would naturally place their hands in order to pick up the headset to put them on. This is very frustating in that you have to learn how to NOT touch them when putting these on so as to not mess things up. If you want to adjust settings during playback, without taking them off, good luck.

Bottom line: excellent sound transmission and reception, very comfortable to wear, excellent features. However, the poor button layout on the headset could actually be the deal breaker for a system that, otherwise, sounds fantastic.