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Sennheiser HDR 180

Extra headset for RS 180 wireless headphone system

14 Reviews | 3 questions - 13 answers

Item # 143HDR180

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Our take on the Sennheiser HDR 180

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

What's in the Box:

  • 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)

Bought these so to use 2 headphones with the RS 180 docking station. Great sound and very comfortable. Rate them 5 stars for individual phones themselves but 4 stars when both used simultaneously for awkward and sometimes frustrating pairing with the transmitter.

Eddie B, Colorado


Sennheiser HDR 180 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(14 Reviews)

Have to re-pair to transmitter regularly

Steve from Texas on 11/27/2015

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Exact same headset that came with the RS180 transmitter, as that unit the button positions are terribly positioned - really easy to turn the headset off when trying to adjust the volume. Biggest issue I've had is I seem to have to regularly pair the headset to the transmitter.

Pros: Add additional headset to an RS180 transmitter, works well

Cons: Seems to require going through the pairing process frequently. Buttons are poorly positioned.

Great sound

Eddie B from Colorado on 11/17/2015

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Bought these so to use 2 headphones with the RS 180 docking station. Great sound and very comfortable. Rate them 5 stars for individual phones themselves but 4 stars when both used simultaneously for awkward and sometimes frustrating pairing with the transmitter.

Pros: Great sound. Very comfortable.

Cons: Pairing 2 pairs simultaneously not straight forward and can be frustrating.

HDR 180 Headphone

Doug from California on 10/8/2015

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Excellent sound quality and easy setup.



Excellent purchase!

mp from Nevada on 9/2/2015

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Excellent, not perfect. Once synced correctly they stay connected. These sound amazing! Seriously, I can't believe how clear and crisp. The batteries have yet to die. They stay connected and the range is pretty good, reaching to all parts of the house. Only the microwave seems to interfere with them. The open design sounds like you are IN the action rather than listening to the action from a recording, if that makes sense. Now for why they don't get 5 stars... Room for improvement in user friendliness. While everything does work, it could be alot easier to work. Pushing the on / off buttons on the transmitter and the headphones you have to hold the buttons for more than a second and they don't always do what you want the first time. I have actually had the transmitter come on by itself from static electricity. The headphones don't always shut off or on with the first try and can sometimes come back on by themselves. The buttons on the headphones themselves could have a better tactile feel. It all works, just not without some trouble. Hence, 4 and not 5 stars. Also, my head is pretty big. I wear extra large hats / helmets. My headphones have to be ALL the way open to fit and just barely at that. I would like just a tad bit more room both in the earcups and between the headband and the earcups. Just a tad. Being an open design, they are pretty comfortable with my ears never getting hot. All in all, no regrets whatsoever.

Pros: Sound quality. No hiss or unwanted noise whatsoever. Comfortable for headphones.

Cons: Could be bigger for Big heads and more user friendly.

Great Product!

rlk from Maryland on 6/22/2015

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Great Product!!!



extra headset to go with my rs 180

Ken from Florida on 4/6/2015

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Great addition to RS 180 so two can listen to tv from one transmitter

Pros: Great sound - easy to understand dialog

Cons: none

Great Headphones

Anonymous from Frisco, TX on 3/11/2015

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Great sound and comfortable. Tiny controls and tedious pairing process.

Pros: Great sound and reach.

Cons: Tiny controls and tedious pairing process.


thefnitemp from Houston, TX on 2/7/2015

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Sennheiser HDR 180

Chas from Cleveland, OH on 12/20/2013

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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

Anonymous from Henderson NV on 5/6/2013

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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.

I bought the primary set, and this is the 2nd pair from Parker CO on 3/21/2013

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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.


sambatts from Niagara Falls, New York on 2/5/2013

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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

JohnD from New York, NY on 9/23/2011

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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

lgmack from Murrysville,PA on 7/19/2011

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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.




Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: The HDR 180 is an accessory (or replacement) headset for the Sennheiser RS 180 wireless headphone system (sold separately).

Note: The HDR 180s are not stand-alone headphones. They must be used with a compatible Sennheiser wireless headphone system (such as RS 180, RS 170, RS 160).

Kleer Wireless Transmission Technology: The Sennheiser HDR 180 headphones feature the digital wireless audio transmission technology from Kleer (with a range up to 320' with the TX 180 transmitter). 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 technology will not interfere with wireless networks or other 2.4 GHz devices. Kleer's uncompressed digital wireless transmission delivers CD-quality sound.

Note: The 320' range is determined in optimum conditions, in an open area with no obstacles between the transmitter and headphones. Typical performance in a home environment will be somewhat less.

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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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

It pairs with my other receiver so now I have two headphones. [ Gene  Jan 14, 2016 ]

3 questions already asked

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 ]