Sennheiser RS 135-9
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They are great, easy install and great sound
Plug the transmitter a 3.5mm minijack audio output on your TV or a headphone output on your stereo system.
As the parent of a three-year-old, I have to pick and choose when I watch my favorite special effects-filled TV shows. It's not like I can turn on Game of Thrones in the middle of playtime. The Sennheiser RS 135-9 wireless headphone systems lets you watch TV with exciting, detailed sound, even when others are asleep.
The on-ear headset has an open-back design for spacious sound from movies, shows, and music. Some sound does escape. But they're certainly more sleep-friendly than blasting the volume on your TV or stereo system
You plug in the included transmitter the same way you would connect a set of wired ‘phones. It connects to your TV's stereo RCA or 3.5mm minijack audio output, and you also get a 1/4" adapter to accommodate a full-size headphone jack on a stereo system. The radio frequency (RF) transmitter has a maximum range of 330 feet and can send its signal through walls and ceilings. The headphones are powered by included "AAA" rechargeable batteries. With the batteries inserted, just hang the headphones atop the transmitter and charging will automatically begin. You'll get up to 20 hours of use with a full charge.
When you're binge-watching TV or listening to music for long stretches, comfort is key. The RS 135-9's lightweight headset features soft cloth earcups that rest on your ears. Extra padding lines the top of the headband. The volume control is built for leisure, too — it's located on the right earcup, along with a tuning dial to keep the wireless signal strong, so you don't have to get up to make adjustments.
They are great, easy install and great sound
Anonymous, Altoona, PA
Average Customer Review(s):
They are great, easy install and great sound
After checking out a number of Earphones for my hearing impaired Mother I decided to go with these. Unfortunately the TV had no place to hook the Earphones up to and I had to call customer support. They were great and after checking out the problem came up with a solution that worked. Mom is now listening to TV and hearing it a whole lot better. Definitely worth getting.
The headphones work well, however there is quite a bit of static when you are moving. I lose signal at about 18+ feet, which is far less than advertised. They serve my purpose of watching TV when others are sleeping. I had to also purchase two different items; a toslink cable and a Metra ethereal box. I figured out how to hook it up, but there is no directions on how to connect the toslink cable. First time connection is always more time consuming. As I read on other reviews, the headphones do not stay on your head easily when up and moving.
Pros: Good sound
Cons: static and lose signal from 18+ feet
The headphones were easy to set up and my dad is absolutely loving the freedom of listening to television while not disrupting my mom! Plus the freedom move around is amazing. Wearing the headphones, you can walk into other areas of the house while still hearing the program or music you are listening to. Just a huge thank you also to Sam at Crutchfield who made the recommendation for this particular set of headphones and who offered help in set up and questions! Highly recommend these for anyone.
work great. not very positive contact when placed on charger stand
2nd set of this product I have owned. For the price, this is an excellent value.
Pros: Good audio Not too expensive
Cons: When tv in pause for a lengthy period there is deafening static. Don't stay on when moving around, especially leaning forward.
It simply works! Sennheiser has a lot of experience when it comes to wireless audio transmission. I can roam around the house (within reason) and still get a clear audio signal.
I have had this RS 135-9 for a month or so. I have not been able to get it to work Plug it in and get nothing out. No lights or anything. Most likely I will try again some time. As far as re-programming the TV for the jack, Not sure if I am going to do that. It is a mess of wire
Cons:Crutchfield response on 11/16/2017 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to this customer to help him further. We'll either help him get the headphones working the way they should, or help him return them for an exchange or refund.
Sound is just right I haven't tryed others but this one is just right for me , No LED indicator in the headphones The on
Pros: Sound is just right Fits my ear
Cons: The only con is no LED WHEN IS ON
Love the sound. Crisp, clear, like being in the theatre or stadium.
Cons: Slip off head when leaning over.
They are perfect for a home where some family members enjoy peace and quiet, while others enjoy continous tv entertainment.
Pros: Knowing there is technical help available through Crutchfield if needed for set up was nice but not needed. Especially nice for those that have hearing difficulties.
I purchased the first unit for a hearing impaired relative who was getting frustrated with his "TV Ears." Based on his positive feedback I order a second unit for my home. Setup was easy and performance is great.
My 97 year old mother-in law is thrilled. Neighbors are no longer complaining about volume on tv. Headphones are comfortable also. Only complaint is that she has to be careful adjusting volume and not tuning. They're too close together.
Pros: Great sound and very comfortable
Cons: Tuning and volume switches to close together. Easy to make a mistake.
I have an older set of the same headphones and these are a definite improvement. I've notices an improvement in both sound and reception at extended distances. I had one complaint with the old ones and was unhappy to see they haven't fixed it on the new model. The placement of the volume control and fine tuning are easy to confuse so I spend a lot of time retuning them, especially after my wife uses them. I'm happy to report that the older pair is still in use in our guest room, and they are about 10 years old. We were told we should get the extended warranty as the batteries won't last forever and they're not cheap. When mine went south, I replaced them with regular Duracell rechargables and have had no issues. Don't waste money on the warranty!
Pros: Great sound, comfortable, easy to use.
Cons: Volume and tuning controls to close.
Wish I had gotten this a long time ago. It's still in time to keep my wife from moving out. I have to check my friends and neighbors as they leave my house to make they haven't hidden the headset under their coat, everyone wants it.
Pros: - high quality product - comfortable - great sound and range
Cons: - installation may be tricky depending your a/v setup - every visitors wants to take it home
Longtime wearing gets a little tiresome. Controls small but work well. Good power and volume, tone. A niche product that works well for TV, and projects clearly to small groups. No probllems to date. Worth the price. Crutchfield excellent to deal with.
Setup was easy and the sound quality for the purpose I'm using them for was, I thought, much better than I expected. I'm using them for listening to TV and the performance is more than satisfactory.
Sofar so good enjoying the earphones.
Works great, a little tricky to hook up if you have a multi zone surround system. Ear pads wont stay on well
I only watch movies these headphones are fantastic. I don't need all the bells and whistles they're comfortable or buy them again
the first time I used it, the right ear cover made me sizzling sounds into my ear . it was terifying and i took it off quickly. it continued making those noises. we called and asked for a new one to try. it was very obvious it was defective.
Definitely quality construction. The sound is very good. These were purchased for a friend so I have not been able to test the signal distance, but from 15 feet it is perfect.
great product, my girlfriend wears them I get to sleep
Love my headphone very good sound and you don't wake the house up! Very comfortable. Crutchfield is the best.
Pros: Sound fantastic
The headset is tight and uncomfortable even after releasing to the maximum length. Sound quality not as god as I expected.
I got this for a gift and it turned out to be brilliant! Shipping was fast and order was as described. Recipient says headphones are more comfortable than the ones he was using before. Special note: go to Sennheiser's website and follow the instructions and watch the video, if there is one. We had a complicated installation and this made it SOOO much easier! We are very happy with these, and would order again!
Pros: Great phones, fast shipping
real jazz and other music and tv work very well through this over head set. love the walk around flexibility all over my house and out of doors while enjoying music.
Pros: bluetooth allows for great distance listening, fairly light weight,long lasting charging,wears well.
Cons: took a second pair to understand how they really work after returning the first pair need better instructions.
Set is good. It serves the purpose. It has adjustable tuner, I would prefer preset channels between base and headset.
It's OK but I can't get the volume up as high as I want it without the distortion. Not sure if it's the product or maybe too many years playing drums in a rock band.
Pros: Light, self charging, clean signal
Cons: Not loud enough for my ears
The sound quality was not as crisp as I expected. I had to seek tech support on the installation. Once my troubleshooting was completed there should not be any issues.
Pros: Compact size
Cons: Sound quality, I did feel the stereo surround sound quality that I expected listings when watching tv
Sound is nicely tuned to TV broadcast EQ but poor for CD/DVD output. In general, fidelity is just OK, isolation is poor (not closed cup on ears) and distortion shows up fairly quickly with increased volume. RF performance is good, can walk around the house without losing signal.
Nice range, easy to wear,fast shipping
This system set up in minutes and had excellent sound. THIS IS THE BEST FOR PRICE AND QUALITY!
Pros: Nothing esier or better at $100 can not go wrong you will love so will others around you.
Cons: Should have bought years ago.
Great set of headphones for the money. Really love tem.
Pros: Good sound and distance
I love them , my wife loves them while I'm watching tv in bed late at night. Comfortable , light & amazing sound quality
Pros: Comfortable , light & amazing sound quality
Cons: None , just the frequency control is a learning curb
Very good system . A little large on headphones size . Sound is very good . Can go outside and still hear tv.
Pros: Everything is good
Cons: Large headphones
These Sennheiser RS 135-9 work as advertised. I can walk a couple hundred feet out of the house and with minimal interference, a couple steel storage buildings may cause some interference. These are great when you don't hear well or if you want to be quiet in the house. I should have purchased years ago....
Pros: All that was reviewed and more, wonderful.
Cons: Nothing Yet
If you have an extremely large head, these headphones are made especially for you . For regular citizens, these phones fit very loosely on the head with very grip or tension- A sudden abrupt turn could result in a dislodging of the unit Performs well once within range of transmitter , but move on to another room about 30 feet away and you may encounter unnecessary static (no it has nothing to do with the concrete walls , as I owned a much cheaper model from another company before and that unit work wonderfully well - item since replaced by upgraded model)
Pros: Ear pads are quite comfortable and the rechargeable batteries provide a cost savings
Cons: Loose fitting headphones ; Performance too staggered away from transmitter.
My neighbor asked me to set up his wireless headset that he had bought the day before at a local store. It was terrible. Both the headset and the transmitter had to be charged using USB ports on his TV. When a green light turns on for each item, you can use the product. I showed him my Sennheiser headset. He loved the idea that when you are through watching TV, you turn off the headset and place it in the charging cradle and walk away. It will be ready when you want to watch TV again. Great Product.
Pros: Great Sound
Very nice sounding headphones with good bass.
Pros: Wireless, Great Sound
Cons: A little bulky
Overview: The Sennheiser RS 135 RF Wireless headphone system consists of a pair of wireless headphones (HDR 135) and a radio frequency (RF) transmitter (TR 135). The system is designed to enhance the sound of your TV or home audio source, and to give you the freedom to walk around your home with the headphones on.
Wireless Headphones: The HDR 135's wireless headphones feature an open, supra-aural (on-ear) design. The soft-padded ear cups and headband provide hours of listening comfort. The headphones have the power control left ear cup, and volume and tuning controls on the right ear cup. Two charging contacts are located on the inside of the headband. With the batteries installed, the HDR 135 headphones weigh 7.9 ounces.
TR 135 Transmitter: The transmitter connects to your television's or audio system's audio output via the attached RCA cable (82" length). The audio is transmitted on the 900 MHz band (926.15 to 927.55 MHz) with FM stereo modulation. The extended transmission range is approximately 328 feet (100 meters) with reception through walls and ceilings. The transmitter is powered by a 9-volt DC power supply/AC adapter. The transmitter features a convenient charging stand for the headphones that extends above the top of the transmitter. Two keyhole slots are provided on the back to allow you to wall-mount the transmitter, if desired.
Audio Connections: The transmitter has an attached audio cable with stereo RCA plugs. Two adapters are included: a female stereo RCA-to-male 3.5mm (1/8") plug, and a female 3.5mm-to-1/4" (6.3mm) plug.
Rechargeable Batteries: The headphones are powered by two (included) "AAA" rechargeable NiMH batteries (1.2V, 600mAh). The batteries fully charge in approximately 18 hours when placed on the charging stand. Typical battery life is approximately 22 hours of use. Standard, non-rechargeable "AAA" batteries should not be used in the headphones.
Additional Headsets: The optional Sennheiser HDR 120 wireless headphones, sold separately, can be used as a second set of headphones for the RS 135-9 system. They operate on the same frequency band with FM stereo modulation. Multiple pairs of headphones can be used simultaneously with the RS 135-9 wireless system.
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Best option to control HDTV sound so we do NOT annoy the rest of the family [ S Jan 23, 2018 ]
Pretty good references 4 & 5 star [ Gary Dec 27, 2017 ]
Seemed to have the most features for the price, and the quality brand name. [ William Dec 18, 2017 ]
Family member who is hearing impaired -hope this is a solution for TV viewing. [ eric Dec 06, 2017 ]
had set previously [ charles Nov 22, 2017 ]
I read the article in your most recent catalog and have high hopes for the performance of these headphones. [ James Sep 26, 2017 ]
I bought this because the first one worked so well. [ Michael Jun 20, 2017 ]
good price very good reveiws [ laura Jun 06, 2017 ]
Price and product quality. [ JAMES May 13, 2017 ]
Friend has one. [ James May 01, 2017 ]
Price in scratch and dent outlet seemed good. [ SIDNEY T Apr 27, 2017 ]
Recommendation from Brooke [ MICHAEL Apr 23, 2017 ]
Recommended by advisor, Sam [ George Mar 13, 2017 ]
Sam's expert knowledge. [ Cecil Feb 03, 2017 ]
If it works, looks like good value. [ Ronald J. Feb 02, 2017 ]
My wife needed a device so she could increase the TV volume more than I needed. It works very well. I have had good experience with a regular Sennheiser headphone. [ Alfred Jan 31, 2017 ]
I got a pair of these for my mother for Christmas so she could watch TV at night without disturbing her husband. I got them set up and tested out for her and liked them so much, I have to have a pair for myself! [ Ron Jan 01, 2017 ]
My mom is hard of hearing and I'm hoping these headphones would make her TV viewing more enjoyable. [ ALFREDO Dec 29, 2016 ]
I bought a LG tv last year from Crutchfield very good service. That why I bought the headphone today they will stand behind all of there products [ SHELTON Dec 27, 2016 ]
Good price and no taxes [ Ruth Dec 16, 2016 ]
I picked these for the price. Not to mention so I can watch TV and not disturb others in the house. [ John Dec 10, 2016 ]
Good reviews and good website with video [ Shirley Dec 09, 2016 ]
Mobility. If there is a way to get better fit of the ear muffs (they fall off sometimes when I bend to do housework), this tool would be perfect! [ JOANETTE Nov 28, 2016 ]
Used for smaller TV in separate room from main TV that has a Yamaha receiver that can output audio to Bose Bluetooth earphones. Now in smaller room TV that does not have earphone jack can use a wireless earphone set with similar results when needed and no need for a separate receiver with earphone jack which would be overkill for my needs. [ Don Nov 25, 2016 ]
BUDDY SAID THESE WOULD DO THE TRICK!!!!!! [ N Oct 05, 2016 ]
We thought that these headphones would work and David was a big help during the chat I had with him. David's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=22 [ Loretta Aug 21, 2016 ]
Recommended for my particular needs by a Crutchfield staff person. [ Edwin Jul 12, 2016 ]
I need to be able to watch TV at a volume where I can hear the dialogue clearly when my wife is still sleeping and I can't turn up the volume. [ D Jun 20, 2016 ]
right price, right features [ Robert Jun 10, 2016 ]
Have Sony and wanted to get a little better quality in a second set. Was in the market and happened to be on sale in the latest catalog I got. [ James Jun 03, 2016 ]
Had a prior Sennheiser Listening before this order. Received excellent fidelity. Need hearing assistance these days more than ever [ Maurice R. May 24, 2016 ]
THE PRICE & I'VE HAD VERY GOOD LUCK WITH ITEMS I PURCHASED AT CRUTCHFIELD [ EDUARDO May 23, 2016 ]
So I don't bother others while watching tv [ RICHARD M May 22, 2016 ]
My grandfather needed some wireless headphones that were not Bluetooth and these also recharge on the receiver so I thought these would be convenient. [ Kenneth May 21, 2016 ]
i have been looking for wireless headphones for you tv and sterio at reasonable price and here we are THANKS [ james May 20, 2016 ]
I have been looking at these types of headphones it seems like for about 25 years, ha. Well because it's Crutchfield and price was right, I'll be able to hear... I'll keep you in mind for all electronics... Thanks [ Stephen May 18, 2016 ]
Looking for a light weight wireless headphone to plug into my wall mounted TV. Positive recommendations and reviews helped. LOVE Crutchfield! [ Eric May 15, 2016 ]
Because I am dealing with Crutchfield and Sennheiser, both Nr !. [ Lewis E. May 01, 2016 ]
Need a headphone [ Bernd Apr 29, 2016 ]
The wireless head set or one like it was seen in another house and looked like a well put together product. We seen it at another web site, but they were out of the product, so we seen your web site with the RS 135-9 and you had it on hand, so we bought it from you. Thank you! [ Bradley A. Mar 29, 2016 ]
recommended by rusty Rusty's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=179 [ kirk Mar 18, 2016 ]
Good experience previously with Sennheiser products. [ Lawrence Scott Mar 08, 2016 ]
I don't think so, I have mine connected to a Home Theatre set, and have to turn down the sound from the Amplifier/Receiver to use my head phones. Also, the head band on mine does not "fit" tight enough; and if you move your head a little too quick, they fall off! [ Dennis Oct 30, 2017 ]
Yes, volume directly from the television is independent of the headphones. The headphone wearer can adjust to suit his or her preferences, and the other people in the room can adjust the volume of the television -- one does not affect the other. [ J Christopher Oct 30, 2017 ]
I purchased these as a gift. They plug into the aux. Not sure if that would shut off the sound on all TVs. If you had more headsets/reievers they should function. An aux adapter would allow a wired. Headset to be connected. Hope that answers your quuestion. [ Kenneth Oct 30, 2017 ]
YES IT SURE IS. [ CLAY Oct 29, 2017 ]
Absolutely. Most modern TVs have audio outputs (RCA type) that do not cut out the TV's speakers. The headphones have their own volume control. [ Dr. James Oct 29, 2017 ]
Yes just control the TV volume as normal. [ CHARLES R Oct 29, 2017 ]
Yes other viewers can still hear the t.v. while you use your headphones or you can mute the t.v. and just hear it through the headphones [ MIKE Oct 29, 2017 ]
Over-the-ear phones completely cover your ears so as to seal out external noise and also to prevent sound leakage from inside. On the other hand, on-the-ear phones are smaller and rest on your ears. [ Rosmadi Jan 06, 2017 ] Works for Sennheiser
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