Sennheiser RS 165
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Easy to use and great sound
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Crutchfield: Sennheiser RS wireless headphones
The RS 165 includes a comfortable pair of over-the-ear headphones and a wireless transmitter that delivers high-quality audio.
If you need to hear your TV more clearly without having the whole neighborhood hear it, then check out the Sennheiser RS 165 headphone system. Connect the included wireless transmitter to your TV's headphone jack or audio output, put the headphones on, and you can listen comfortably while no one else is bothered. They're great for late-night TV in the bedroom, so you won't disturb your spouse. Or use them in the rec room so you can better hear the TV while walking on the treadmill. Folks who are hard of hearing can use them to better follow the dialogue in their movies and TV shows, too.
Comfort is important when choosing any headphones. The RS 165's headset features thick padding on the headband and earcups, so you can enjoy its crystal-clear sound for long periods. If you need to adjust the volume, don't worry — you won't need to get up or mess with the TV remote. There are built-in volume buttons on the right earcup. There's also a bass boost button if you want a little more low-frequency power.
The headset and transmitter are paired at the factory, so there's no need to do it yourself. The headphones are powered by "AAA" rechargeable batteries (included). With the batteries inserted, just hang the headphones atop the transmitter and charging will automatically begin. You'll get up to 18 hours of use with a full charge. What about wireless range? If you have a room that's longer than 98 feet long... wow, that's impressive! If not, you'll have more than enough range to use these headphones in your TV room.
Easy to use and great sound
Anonymous, Colfax, IA
Average Customer Review(s):
Easy to use and great sound
It's an excellent buy; fine sound, comfortable, wide range of reception.
Pros: sound and range of reception is great.
Cons: A little tight-fitting but assume it will ease through use.
Great product, works great, easy to set up. Only negative is the phono input. You're pretty limited with that. I worked around that by using an audio/video switch and a RCA to phono cable. Then I was able to RCA cables from components. I also ran digital optical out and through a decoder to the switch. Tech support was great in answering all my questions while setting it all up. Bottom line is that now I can listen to sat tv, movies ,whatever and it all sounds great. These are a HUGE step up from cheap Bluetooth headphones. Much, much better sound quality. I'm hearing things I never picked up on before. Thanks Crutchfield.
I am enjoying the use of my headphones. They work great. The reason I did not give a five-star rating is because they ar really large. I am 5 ft. And 103 lbs. I bought them to watch the Hallmark channel and enjoy the movies so much more now that I can hear and understand the dialogue with a few people speaking. Thank you for your wonderful service.??
Pros: Works great
Cons: Too large
Sound is good, head phones are comfortable.
Great quality surround sound...added bass button a plus. They are very light so the fit is very comfortable, particularly if you se them in bed at night as I do. Just be sure to check the way you put them on .
Pros: Great surround sound, bass button, easy re charge which lasts a long time
Cons: A little expensive.
My reasons for buying these may be very different than others. I initially bought them to listen to TV at a different volume than the TV. Now, that said, as I used them more, the sound quality is very good as well. Now I am 67 so I'm out of touch with headphones and most of today's electronics. So, now I use them to listen to music programs on the TV and I'm very happy with the sound and the easy functions though I do wish the volume controls were not on the ears and I'd like to see a separate remote that I can hold in my hand and adjust. But I do recommed them.
Comfort and sound are great.
Pros: Very comfortable and easy setup. Crisp sound.
Cons: No rca input. Had to buy an adapter.
Works perfectly - just as advertised! (a rarity in this day for sure). These were recommended by Crutchfield staff as a good product to meet my needs. I needed a wireless headphone set with it's own volume control separate from the TV's built-in volume. Long-life rechargeable at the base. Couldn't be easier! :)
Pros: Easy setup, great sound, long battery life, easily rechargeable, minimal cable mess, great clarity and range.
Easy set up. Excellent sound for the price would rccomend
well designed-good sound and easy to use!
I'm not very satisfied. First I have not found a way to connect both L&R ears. I have different type wires on my TV. Second, when I turn the unit I have to wait up to 30 seconds for them to come on. Third, while listening to my one side it will cut out ocassionly. Usually at a key part of the program. Very disappointing.
Pros: Comfortable to wear.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 2/22/2017 Thomas, we're sorry you're having problems with your new headphones. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
I think this is a great product. Very good sound. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I have a sensitive head and sometimes it feels like too much pressure against my ears. But I am glad I have it as I can listen to the TV and not bother the kids.
I use these not to disturb my wife or to drown out background noise while I watch tv.. the range is less than my old 30.00 RCA headset (not by much). However sound quality is night and day. The comfort of the headset compared to the RCA ones is also night and day. Love the bass boost. Watching a good movie bass boost on and totally different experience, or turn it off to hear the announcers in the for front of the sound.. Have used them 3 days no charging and still functions properly. You do have to charge 16 to 24 hours first charge..
Pros: Great sound, comfortable, bass boost
Everything I was hoping they would be. I am 72 and having difficulty hearing a lot of the audio when watching movies. With low audio and high background noise I struggled to follow the storyline. With the RS165 headphones I don't miss any of the audio, they sure worked for me. My wife tried them and I had to order her a set.
Pros: Made watching movies great again.
I bought these for the wife. She is losing her hearing and the tv is so loud...WOW peace and quiet once again. These Sennheiser's are the best quality. We hooked them up and let them charge overnight. I tested them the next day and the sound is awesome. I might buy another pair for me.
Pros: Charging cradle and headphones are easy to use and provide awesome sound quality.
Earphones are great...just what I needed.
These had great sound, but they really "pinched" my head. You may have different experience. I do wear glasses, and they caused the eyeglass pads to dig into my nose. I do not have the same problem with the Bose QC headsets.
Pros: Great sound
Cons: Uncomfortable for me and my spouse
Used to watch TV while my wife is sleeping. Easy to setup, great sound, well placed controls.
Pros: Easy to keep batteries charged.
Cons: For many sound systems and TV's, you will have to buy an adapter to connect the transmitter.
Pros: You can walk the complete house and still hearing the program
Sound quality is good. On button on the headphone is very small, requires careful pushing to turn on.Buttons on the transmit unit respond slowly. Directions for use are poor. Labelling to obtain extra cables are nonexistent, requiring knowledge and looking at photos with care and comparing to photos on internet to order .
Pros: Reasonably comfortable. Good volume control.
Cons: Weak directions. Transmit range about 20 feet. Microwave oven interferes when on.
I love these headphones
Excellent product and Great service!
Pros: Informative web site and one day free delivery!
Cons: The only con is i have a small head and would like to make the fit tighter.
I had an RS160 for years and one ear pad broke (my fault) I ordered the RS165 and hope to get as many years out of it. My wife uses a RS160 still and they have both been trouble free. I like the sound a little higher than her so it works well all around. We have two TV's and I watch one and she watches the other due to our likes and dislikes on programing..
Pros: Easy to use, easy to charge, sound quality very good.
Very happy with purchase. Had an older pair of Sennheiser that sat on the ears. They were good but just got tired. Was advised to try this model, and was very happy I did. I don't like to buy something only to have to return it because it wasn't what I had expected. Thanks for the advice.
Pros: overall great performance and comfortable fit
Cons: none as of yet
Overview: The Sennheiser RS 165 Digital Wireless headphone system consists of a pair of wireless headphones (HDR 165) and a radio frequency (RF) transmitter (TR 165). The system is designed to enhance the sound of your TV or your home audio source, and to give you the freedom to walk around your home with the headphones on.
Wireless Headphones: The HDR 165's wireless headphones feature a circum-aural (around-the-ear), closed design to significantly reduce background noise. The soft-padded ear cups and headband provide hours of listening comfort. The headphones have controls on the right ear cup: power on/off, volume up, volume down, and bass (to activate the Dynamic Bass Boost feature). With the batteries installed, the HDR 165 headphones weigh approximately 10.5 ounces.
TR 165 Transmitter: The transmitter connects to your television's or audio system's audio output via the included 3.5mm cable. The audio is transmitted on the 2.4 GHz band (2.40 to 2.48 GHz) with 8-FSK Digital modulation. The transmitter can send signals to up to 2 pairs of headphones at the same time. Transmission range is approximately 98 feet (30 meters) without obstructions. (Typical performance with obstructions will be somewhat less.) The transmitter is powered by a 9-volt DC power supply/AC adapter. Adapter plugs for the US, Europe, UK, and Australia are provided, allowing for use in other countries. The transmitter doubles as a convenient charging cradle for the headphones. Transmitter dimensions: 4.96"W x 9.264"H x 3.96" D.
Rechargeable Batteries: The headphones are powered by the two included "AAA" rechargeable NiMH batteries (1.2V, 820mAh). The batteries fully charge in approximately 8.5 hours, when placed on the top of the transmitter. Battery life is approximately 18 hours of use. Standard, non-rechargeable "AAA" batteries may be used in the headphones, but the headphones must not be placed on the charging cradle.
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.
Dynamic Bass Boost: The RS 165's Dynamic Bass Boost feature raises the intensity of the bass when activated. You can turn the Bass Boost on or off by pressing the Bass button on the transmitter, or on the headphones.
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Sennheiser's RS line of wireless headphones gives you freedom to roam while you listen. The included transmitter lets you listen all over your house with no wires.
Answer was provided to confirm audio output simultaneously from both TV and Headphones [ Gerald A. Jan 10, 2018 ]
My consultant suggested the headphones to work with an older receiver [ Donna Dec 12, 2017 ]
Hopefully it will provide the listening enjoyment for my mom that the other reviews said it would. [ Randall Dec 12, 2017 ]
best quality/price point solution. [ David Nov 08, 2017 ]
Wanted a good set of phones to listen to TV [ THOMAS J May 20, 2017 ]
replace a radio shackles from headphones that are corroded and needed replacement [ Robert Ray Aug 17, 2016 ]
reviews were good and I like to auto recharging when the headphones sit on the base unit [ Peggy Jul 17, 2016 ]
We need a way to privately listen to TV audio output (so we don't disturb the other when trying to sleep). We choose this model primarily because of the great price. If DH isn't happy with the sound quality, we will return this for the 175 model which has virtual surround-sound. [ Bruce Jul 08, 2016 ]
Its fits to my necesity [ JOSE Apr 07, 2016 ]
to watch TV in bed after leg operation... [ C Apr 04, 2016 ]
Was considered the best buy for the money [ John Jan 16, 2016 ]
Ordered for my Dad who is getting hard of hearing. He can listen to his sports games on TV without driving my Mom crazy. [ Don Jan 05, 2016 ]
I have been a TV EARS customer for several years and have become increasingly dissatisfied over the years due to decreased audio performance and product reliability. I decided to try a different system and Sennheiser RS 165 seems to fit my needs with comparable price and good product rating. [ Gary Dec 22, 2015 ]
We have a Sennheiser 120 and two 130 headphones. They have been in constant use for years. They are starting to fail, so time to buy the newer version. Hoping they are as comfy as my 130's are. [ Linda Dec 18, 2015 ]
First I love Crutchfield. Everytime I have ordered, I either call or chat with customer support. These folks really are able to tell me exactly what I need and when I receive it, it works just like they have told me it works. I have never had to make a return. If I need an answer crutchfield is there. [ George R. Dec 08, 2015 ]
Yes! You can use the headphones at your desired volume level and she can get her sound from tv at her volume level, headphone volume is controlled independently. [ DEBBIE Jun 07, 2017 ]
Yes. You can. You need to connect the headphone base unit to the TV audio output. The base unit will then trasmit the sound to the headphone. Mine works great! The Sennheiser headphone also has its own voice level control. [ Lee Jun 07, 2017 ]
If you plug your wireless headphones in using an RCA adapter instead of a headphone jack, then sound should go to the headphones as well as through the normal speakers. You should be able to get a headphone jack to RCA conversion adapter, but that may add more noise then getting a single adapter that goes from headphone base to RCA port. [ Andrew Jun 07, 2017 ]
selectable virtual surround sound modes add depth and atmosphere to movies and shows
wireless transmitter adds an optical digital input (cable included)
wireless range: up to 328 feet (line of sight)
Wireless headphones with transmitter
Closed-back stereo headphones
Wireless headphones with transmitter
Wireless headphones with transmitter