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Sennheiser HDR 160

Extra headset for RS 160 wireless headphone system

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Add an extra HDR 160 headset (or even two or three) to your Sennheiser RS 160 wireless headphone system and share the fun. The headphone's comfortable, cushioned earcups fit snugly around your ears to seal out external noise. Advanced drivers accurately reproduce everything from a clear soprano voice to the heart-pumping beat of the latest R&B track. Kleer® wireless technology serves up uncompressed audio that rivals wired headphone performance.

What's in the Box:

  • HDR-160 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)

Product Highlights:

  • add-on headset for use only with Sennheiser's RS 160 wireless headphone system (sold separately)
  • up to four headsets can be used with a single transmitter
  • RF wireless receiving range: up to 60 feet
  • Kleer uncompressed audio transmission for interference-free reception and high-fidelity sound
  • built-in volume control and multi-function button to control power, mute, multi-user mode, and headphone/transmitter pairing
  • frequency response: 18-21,000 Hz
  • headphones use 2 "AAA" NiMH rechargeable batteries (included)
  • requires transmitter/base station from RS 160 system for use
  • weight: 7.8 oz. for headphones/receiver (without batteries)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Sennheiser HDR 160 Reviews

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WTP from Virginia on 8/10/2015

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Cheap, cheap cheap. The instructions are a waste of time. Don't expect to remove the batteries often or you will be putting tape to hold the pads in place. CRUTCHFIELD sold me a TV which supposedly worked with these head phones. Except the jack didn't fit the hole in the back. The 3.5 mm standard jack seemed to require too much force so I just half inserted it. But I got sound. Quality of sound? Fair and maybe good if I get the jack situation straight.

Pros: They operate --- with jack inserted sideways.

Cons: Bad instructions. Pads had a battery cover affixed by cheap plastic slots into which a snap was inserted. The life of these will be short if you have to remove the batteries and may not even hold up to putting the phone on and off your head. Why not screws for another dime a unit? The controls for volume and on/off on the phones are also cheap. Suitable for a ten dollar toy for a child of single digit age.

Great Sound + Wireless = Freedom!

SmooveB from Seattle, WA on 1/30/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After a month of readily using these headphones almost every day (we have a baby in our small space), we are very thankful we got these headphones. And we also finally think we know how to use them properly. The sound is quite good for both movies and regular TV. And currently I have it hooked up through the headphone jack of my receiver. I haven't had time to fiddle in the tight space behind the receiver to do a direct RCA connection - so perhaps the sound may be better. The only thing that I'm not sure about is when there is dead air, sometimes I hear a slight low hum. Is it a battery issue? Is it a source issue? Not sure. But overall, as someone who used to be able to pump up his 5.1 home theatre system, I am quite satisfied.

Pros: 1) Other brands eg Sony - transmitter only has SINGLE mode. So cannot add headphones - not even for your significant other. Sennheiser allows up to 4 headphones. 2) This model has an "attenuator" button to punch up the volume on the dialogue. It is quite helpful when you're watching loud movies so you want to turn it down but still be able to hear the dialogue. 3) each headphone has its own volume control. So my wife can't complain about the volume. 4) Depending on walls, good distance.

Cons: 1) Printed instructions are terrible. The online instructions are better but still not clear enough to know exactly how to set up multiple headphones. Took a couple weeks of using it and being frustrated at times when I had guests over but the headphones didn't seem to want to work. 2) Perhaps once a week the sound may be a bit funny if watching a quiet movie with the low hum. But it doesn't last the whole time. Not sure what the issue is yet.

Good sound bad instructions

Brade from Ocean View DE. on 8/24/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The sound is very good however the instructions are very Bad. I had to search the Sennheiser website to find out how to pair these with the transmitter. No instructions were included with the headphones.

Pros: Sound

Cons: No instructions


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Overview: The HDR 160 is an accessory (or replacement) headset for the Sennheiser RS 160 wireless headphone system. The closed back, over-ear design helps keep external noise out.

Note: The HDR 160s are not stand-alone headphones. They must be used with a compatible Sennheiser wireless headphone system (such as RS 160).

Kleer Wireless Transmission Technology: The RS 160 headphone system features the digital wireless audio transmission technology from Kleer. Kleer technology transmits uncompressed audio up to 60 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 160 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
  • 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: 8.0 oz

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