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Sennheiser RS 175

Wireless headphones with transmitter

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Enjoy an explosion-heavy action flick without getting phone calls from neighbors. Hear the squeaking shoes of late night hoops while the rest of the house sleeps. The Sennheiser RS 175 headphone system puts you in the middle of the on-screen action with a choice of two virtual surround sound modes. Connect the included wireless transmitter to your TV or receiver's optical digital or analog output, put the headphones on, and listen to your show, movie, or game. No one else needs to hear a thing.

Immerse yourself in your TV experience without disturbing others

headphones and transmitter

The RS 175 includes a comfortable pair of over-the-ear headphones and a wireless transmitter with a choice of virtual surround sound modes and dynamic bass boost.

Enjoy an explosion-heavy action flick without getting phone calls from neighbors. Hear the squeaking shoes of late night hoops while the rest of the house sleeps. The Sennheiser RS 175 headphone system puts you in the middle of the on-screen action with a choice of two virtual surround sound modes. Connect the included wireless transmitter to your TV or receiver's optical digital or analog output, put the headphones on, and listen to your show, movie, or game. No one else needs to hear a thing.

Listening to music is enjoyable, too. Move around your room freely while your tunes play. If you need a little more oomph, a dynamic bass boost button lets you add some low-frequency power. 

Huge wireless range and rechargeable headset batteries

Need to run to the fridge, and don't want to miss important play-by-play or dialogue? Sennheiser's wireless link technology gives you a listening range of up to 328 feet. 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.

Plush padding and earcup buttons for easy control

Comfort is important when choosing any headphones, especially if you use them to watch an entire movie or show. The RS 175'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. That's where you'll also find buttons to toggle between surround sound modes and the dynamic bass boost.

Get an extra headset so you and someone else enjoy the same show. 

Product Highlights:

  • over-the-ear, closed-back design helps keep out external noise
  • included wireless transmitter delivers high-quality audio to the headphones
  • transmitter features an optical digital (Toslink) input and 3.5mm stereo minijack input for connecting from your TV or audio system (cables included)
    • optical input does not accept Dolby Digital signals; TV must be set to output PCM audio
  • wireless range: up to 328 feet (line of sight)
  • selectable virtual surround sound modes add depth and atmosphere to movies and shows
  • dynamic bass boost button increases low-frequency response
  • multi-receiver mode enables two people to listen to the same source (requires additional compatible headset)
  • transmitter also serves as a docking station to recharge the headphones
  • battery life: up to 18 hours with a full charge using the included batteries
  • volume controls, virtual surround sound, and dynamic bass boost button on headphones
  • includes 2 "AAA" NiMH rechargeable batteries for the headphones (standard "AAA" may also be used)
  • includes multi-country AC adapter for powering the transmitter
  • 59" optical digital cable included
  • 78" stereo mini cable included
  • frequency response: 17-22,000 Hz
  • headset weight: 10.9 oz. (with batteries)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • HDR 175 Over-the-ear wireless headphones (black)
  • TR 175 transmitter
  • NT9-3AW AC adapter with attached 68" DC output cord (DC Output: 9V 300mA)
  • 4 AC plug adapters (US / Euro / UK / Australia)
  • 2 "AAA" rechargeable batteries (1.2V 820mAh)
  • 5' Optical digital cable (Tos-Link connectors on each end)
  • 7' Audio cable (3.5mm plugs on each end)
  • Instruction Manuals on CD-ROM
  • Quick Guide
  • Safety Guide
  • Compliance Information

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Outstanding quality, does everything Oeyton Tyler said it would!!!!! Thanks, Stan

Stanley Simpson, Savannah, GA

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Stanley Simpson from Savannah, GA on 4/8/2018

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Outstanding quality, does everything Oeyton Tyler said it would!!!!! Thanks, Stan

Pros: Sound , quality, it is the perfect headset for someone that has hearing problems, & is old!!!!

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Bullhead City, AZ on 4/5/2018

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Excellent product I had tried Bose but I got very l limited range. I am very pleased with my phones now

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Good for some but not for many

Sage from Irvine, CA on 4/4/2018

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These are usually really great as most Sennheiser items are, but the biggest problem they have is oftenI get constant dropouts like it loses the signal. It usually reconnects quickly.I get very frustrated when it keeps dropping off and reconnecting constantly. When they work properly they are great! I wish there was a way we could choose broadcast/receive channels but there isn't. The other big issue for me is they won't decode anything above PCM or just plain old stereo. In reality, there is no actual surround sound in headphones that use two items to create sound, but that is constantly being worked on as you read this . If your HDTV doesn't have a method to downgrade the surround sound it receives from anything to PCM it will not work. Netflix and other streaming services many times give you a choice of what you receive. If you can deal with these issues they are fine, if not, look elsewhere

Pros: Easy to use and sound great when they work

Cons: Drops out a lot, transmitter won't decode Dolby Digital, DTS or anything about PCM stereo

Fantastic Headphones

Ron from Troy, MO on 3/25/2018

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These are FANTASTIC!!! Setup was a breeze. I wear hearing aids for loss of high frequency. Trying to understand speech on TV was becoming a major issue and background noise made it impossible. Brooke recommended these and I cannot thank her enough. Even my sound bar was difficult to understand speech and most surround sound drove me nuts. These headphones have 3 modes of surround sound and I switch between them based on what I am watching. No longer use hearing aids when watching TV and the enjoyment of watching is better than ever with these headphones. Only issue I have is that they can get a bit warm around the ears, but that is a very small inconvenience for clear wonderful sound. I tried TV Ears a few years back and there is absolutely no comparison - at least for me. I think the wife loves them too because she can now set the TV volume to what is comfortable for her. She does have to raise her hand (to get my attention) when she wants to speak to me due to the noise cancelling. Kind of cool though :) Thanks to Brooke again for listening to my issues and recommending these!!!

Pros: Sound quality Surround Sound options Background noise cancelling Comfort

Cons: None really. If a little air could get in it would help, but that would negate the background noise cancelling.

Peachey Keen

Robert from Virginia on 3/21/2018

I bought the RS-175 head set because I have trouble hearing and my wife doesn't. Of course this means that I need the volume cranked-up a notch or two more than she would prefer. Solution: the RS 175. I have the control I want and so does my wife. Sennheiser is a peacemaker. Besides overall performance, the RS 175 has large ear cups. This means the ear cup enfolds my ears without resting on my ears. Very comfortable indeed!

Pros: Volume control on the head set. Large ear cups. Charging station that looks really cool. And the product connects the Bluetooth feathure functions without flaw!

Cons: None

Terrific wireless headphones!

Don L from Tucson, AZ on 3/20/2018

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Great product! A little tricky to initially coordinate setup with TV and receiver to mute main speakers and allow individual private listening. Once that was set up the quality of the sound is exceptional for music, TV, and movies. Surround mode is the most enjoyable I've ever experienced from headphones!

Pros: Great sound Range reception distance exceptional excellent sound isolation On headphone controls very nice

Cons: Initial charge took quite a while Coordination with TV and Receiver took some experimenting to allow private listening without external speakers

Got my Boom going

Paul from Cypress, TX on 3/11/2018

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Now I can enjoy my late night tv! Sound quality is far better than I expected.

Pros: Sound quality, adjustment options and comfort of the fit over time. Sound stays in the ear cups

Cons: None at all

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Ronald from Warminster, PA on 2/20/2018

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Great product keep them coming thanks for the germans for a great product Ronald Hermann

Pros: great tecs working for you

Cons: no cons

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pam from Ruckersville, VA on 1/22/2018

great for tv watching. very balanced in sound . quite comfortable on head and ears.

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Anonymous from Harrison, MI on 1/16/2018

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Sounds great thanks

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Don't put it off.

Tom from Mount Enterprise, Texas on 1/15/2018

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First I would like to start of by telling you that I am 83 y/o. I do not use any type of hearing aid. My main reason for purchasing these was to help me understand all of the dialog. My audio system is a Denon and while the sound through the center speaker was good it was not good enough for me. What a difference the RS 175"s make. Not only is the dialog clear but there are other sounds. background music and ect. that I did not realize were there. I am only sorry that I waited so long to make the purchase. I purchased another set for my Wife after she tried mine. It was a no brainer.

Pros: Great Sound, Great clarity Good Range Comfortable (I wear them 2-3 hours at a time.) Controls on Headset are great. Very good Bass.

Cons: I have found none at the present time.

Sound fantastic

CHRIS from WA on 1/11/2018

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They function as advertised. The sound is exceptional. Yes they do get a little warm after a while. But they Are earmuffs after all. Very comfortable for the duration of a movie or 2. The rechargeable batteries hold their charge quite well ,it is nice that they hang on the transmitter for charging. I purchased them because it irritates me beyond belief how loud the commercials have got. They work very well for maintaining a constant volume level with easy to reach volume controls on the Side. As far as durability I don't know I just have have them about a month now. I would purchase them again. Unless of course They break in under a year even though the warranty is for 2 years they should last longer Then a year. I am happy with them.

Pros: Maintain a constant volume level. You can hear sound You didn't even know were there. Good for music videos also

Cons: They get a little warm On the ears with extended use.

Great Sound

William from Williamsburg, VA on 1/3/2018

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Got this for Christmas because my family complained that the TV is too loud at night. I almost prefer listening through the headphone rather than my surround sound system. The range is terrific. I've walked to the other side of the house and the sound come through with no change is quality.

Pros: Digital surround sound quality is awesome. It's easy to set up right out of the box. Great range.

Cons: Only way to input digital sound quality is through optical cable.

great sound really awakens your senses...

Frank from Naples, FL on 12/28/2017

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Outstanding system. It was a present for my wife for Christmas and I was so impressed that I ordered another set of headphones so I can experience what she marveled at with the high quality of the sound that was available for listening enjoyment.

Pros: Wow! The background music, or action, etc. comes alive you won't miss any dialog wearing these headsets. Very much impressed. Well worth the cost! I highly recommend this setup..

Cons: None so far Excellent product! Great buy indeed!

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kevin from Methuen, MA on 12/28/2017

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great product. very satisfied

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Anonymous from Carbondale, CO on 12/19/2017

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The Sennheiser RS 175 headphones are everything that I expected, great surround sound. I highly recommend these.

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Anonymous from Salisbury, MD on 12/12/2017

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great headset wonderful sound now wife can read her book while i watch tv

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Anonymous from Mcdonough, GA on 12/11/2017

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Great headphones. I am hearing impaired and can't hear tv without running the wife out of the room. These are my fourth pair purchased form Crutchfield. Easy setup, they just keep getting better.

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Stephen from Los Angeles, CA on 12/8/2017

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Sound is excellent but the fit is very tight and the volume controls are difficult to use in the dark.

Pros: sound, connectors

Cons: tight fit and difficult controls

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Joseph from Palm City, FL on 10/26/2017

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Great Product...ease to setup and the sound is exceptional.

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Bruce from Fountain Valley, CA on 10/16/2017

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I was shopping for wireless headphones to replace my wife's older Sonys for which the battery would no longer hold a charge. My wife's a bit hard of hearing from a TransPac flight she'd made with a cold that damaged her hearing. She likes to wear them around the house so while fidelity was a factor, range and comfort were more important considerations. I went back to Crutchfield's adviser Harley, who had successfully guided me to an A/V receiver a few weeks earlier. I had hoped to find a Bluetooth set that included a transmitter I could connect to an older A/V receiver or TV out so my wife could also take phone calls while wearing the phones. (She often doesn't hear phone ring while wearing over-the-ear headphones.) Apparently no one has made a wireless unit yet to satisfy this market. After comparing headphones w/ the longest range, we settled on the RS 175's. While my wife can't appreciate the audio quality of the phones, she loves the new controls on the headset, which are so much easier to use than on the RS-180's she uses on the other TV.

Pros: For my wife's purposes, great range & comfort.

Cons: No BT capability to use mobile phone while wearing headphone set. I didn't expect Sennheiser's RS series to have that capability, but I could find no BT by anyone that I could connect to my older entertainment system. A market void, IMHO.

Good value

Bryan from Pensacola, FL on 10/15/2017

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Easy to set up, sound is great, easy to learn the controls. When there is no sound in the movie or on TV, there is static in the headphones, and I'm only 10-15 feet from the transmitter. You can't hear the static when anything is playing, just when it is silent. Overall I think they are a great buy.

Pros: Good sound, easy to use

Cons: Static

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Anonymous from Hernando, MS on 10/9/2017

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Over the ear and causing ears to become very warm, causing sweating after about thirty minutes. fits very tight but will loosen after a little at a time adjustment. Hold power down for a few seconds and it will come on, not listed in paperwork. Take very small and clear pieces of plastic off of plug- in cords, they look like they are made on there, not listed in paperwork either. Its like trying to put a round piece in a square hole, will not fit. Sounds VERY good and would buy again IF the padding on earpieces were not so hot to wear.

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Exceptional Wireless Headphones

Samuel from Princeville, HI on 10/1/2017

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I have owned several pairs of wireless headphones in the past and these are by far the best. I can wear the headphones anywhere in the house and get a clear, static free signal. The sound quality is almost as good as my Oppo PM-3's at half the cost. The Sennheisers are light weight and comfortable. The controls are conveniently located on the headphones including on-off, volume, bass boost and surround sound options. It should be noted that, in order to use the optical input, the output source has to be set to "PCM". The optical input will not function if the source is "bitstream" only. Unfortunately my TV optical out is bitstream only so I am forced to use the headphone output from my amplifier. That said, the headphone setting works perfectly well. This is a quality headset at a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

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Hid stand behind TV!

Darrell from Renton, WA on 9/14/2017

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I agree with the reviews that praise the RS175 in all ways and I am reviewing because of my unique circumstances. I have a new Yamaha RX-S601 slim AVR and it does not have a Toslink output. So, I started testing Bluetooth headphones (with separate Bluetooth adapter) but I kept coming back to the Sennheiser because of the sound... and less hassle). So, my new Samsung Series 8 TV has a Toslink, so I decided to hook it up there. Problem is, I have a super clean install and don't want a big headphone rig hanging around. Take a look at my solution! Works super. I drive 2 headphones and recharge the easily removable batteries with a separate battery charger (batteries last a long time). You do need to keep the connector at the top of the stand workable for initial pairing of the second headphone and also in case pairing is lost (hasn't happened yet). To cut the stand, I carefully disassembled it and used the trusty Dremel. I was careful to never touch any components. Now, everything is perfect. Love it. PS My guess is that the warranty is voided.

Pros: Sound Range Reliable link to transmitter Easily removable batteries

Cons: No Bluetooth pairing option to transmitting base stand. That would be cool but maybe impair sound quality.

Great for listening to TV and being able to hear

Anonymous from Surprise, AZ on 8/16/2017

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These did exactly what I was looking for. The sound is great and I now am not missing conversations from the program I am watching, it is clear and precise. Switching on the surround sound is a great option. They are easy and comfortable to use every night and being able to hang them on the charger to recharge is a plus.

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Peace At Movie Time!

Bill from Rocky Mountains Idaho Wyoming Border on 7/30/2017

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Reading the other reviews posted on this product I have to agree with those that found the audio to be exceptional, range including room to room through walls with no interference or sound quality degradation to be amazing. Use the surround feature and you feel immersed in the audio output, your experience is to seem bathed in rich sound, the vocals are clearer and easy to understand. We have a Onkyo 7.2 THX certified surround sound system in our living room we watch our Samsung 4K 75" TV With. If I'm setting in the wrong area I have a hard time sometimes understanding the speech, wife is patient with my occasional what did they say questions?? Now I can get a reasonable representation of the full room sound exsperience wearing Sennheiser Headphones and the dialogue is perfectly understandable. Ending that frustration was easily worth the expense. My wife was sceptical spending over a couple hundred dollars for a pair of headphones. Now she says she'd have happljy paid twice that much because she can watch a movie all the way through with me without me pausing it to ask... what did they just say ???!!! Signed Peace In The Family At Last!

Pros: All the above

Cons: None

Great product!

Denny from Castle Rock, CO on 7/9/2017

Awsome! I have always had to have the TV volume up so high that it really was uncomfortable for my wife and visitors. The fact that these phones work independent of the TV volume makes things really compatible again. Also, since the range is so much better than blue-tooth, I can walk around the house doing things without missing anything. Add the fact that the sound quality is excellent and you have a real winner with these phones.

Pros: Sound quality, range, ease of operation.

Cons: Could be a bit louder.

As Advertised

Bob from Sarasota, FL on 6/8/2017

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Just fine for their purpose but you won't mistake them for audiophile headphones. They are for private watching of TV sound and work well for that purpose.

Pros: Light weight, comfortable, decent sound

Cons: These are not your high quality, audiophile headphones. Lighter construction maybe similar to Bose.

A blessing for TV watching

Bill from Waxahachie, TX on 5/24/2017

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This isn't my first Sennheiser headphones. This pair (RS-175) are everything the previous ones have been and everything that they are advertised to be. In my opinion: you won't go wrong with this product. It's truly been a blessing when it comes to watching TV. Not only to me but also to those around me. The only issue for me is the wifi interferes with them, so I've had to relocate the transmitter further away.

Pros: Comfortable with a great range of sound options.

Cons: For me - Not any.

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Donald from SC on 4/13/2017

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The Sennheiset KS 175 have exceeded my expectations. Now my wife and I can watch tv at the same time. The KS 175 earphones are comfortable and noise reduction is excellent. I would recommend these earphones to anyone.

Pros: Comfortable Easy to setup Great Controls

Cons: Weight slightly heavy

Great quality sound and light weight

Mike from Austin, TX on 4/3/2017

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Simply amazing! I was looking for something that I could use while watching TV or playing the Xbox when my kids and girlfriend were sleeping. I was hoping for a high quality sound and I got it. This product met all of my criteria and turned out to have a better sound than I was expecting. It was easy to set up on my smart TVs and on my old Amplifier.

Pros: Great sound, light weight, you will hardly notice it is on your head, and I am able to listen to a movie I'm playing upstairs from downstairs.

Cons: High price but in the end it was well worth it since I use it everyday.

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Anonymous from Portland, OR on 2/18/2017

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works great for running on the treadmill while watching TV... also nice for early morning watching without disturbing my spouse! the optical connector is a bit flimsy - would prefer spring-loaded holder to all-plastic construction

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Great sound, range, and comfort.

Frank from Berlin, NJ on 2/9/2017

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Easy setup. Headphones are very lightweight and comfortable. Sound and range are excellent. The controls on the headphone take some getting used to. My fingers aren't real sensitive and it's a little hard to feel the right button without having to remove the headphones to see what you're doing.

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Anonymous from Honolulu, HI on 2/7/2017

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Very clear and clean sound.

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vod from New Bern, NC on 2/1/2017

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Husband needs help to hear. I don't. This provides spectacular audio...says the wife with the "dog ears."

Pros: I don't have to listen to blasting sound, and he can hear all details.

Cons: can't think of any.

Sennheiser RS 175 - Great sound!

Ric from Prescott Valley, AZ on 2/1/2017

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Bought a new Ultra High Def TV and the only audio output was a TOSLINK. My headphones, at the time, where Sennheiser RS110 (sit on the ear), which I've had for over 3 years and they used an RCA connection. After some research I found a TOSLINK splitter to RCA. However when I went to connect the RS110 I noticed that the Sennheiser base AC connection cord was starting to short, occasionally losing power. I thought about buying the same model again as I was very comfortable with the use and set-up. However, looking at reviews of other Sennheiser models I decided to try the RS 175 based on what other reviews said about the sound clarity. Note: The whole reason I originally purchased headphones was at times I couldn't understand the dialogue of what was said no matter how loud I raised the volume or resorting to pressing the 10 second replay button on my TIVO - just couldn't understand certain dialogue. I first balked at the price of the RS 175, but like I said reviewers seemed to be very pleased with stereo sound (RS 110 is mono) and the headphones fit over the ear as opposed to sitting on the ear. Once I did the initial charge and tried them, I can't state enough what a difference this makes -night and day difference for me. There is no comparison sound wise - it's amazing and virtually eliminated all dialogue issues for me. Very pleased and highly recommend. Crutchfield was my choice to purchase based on there rep and return policy - although, I won't be returning these

Pros: Absolutely amazing sound quality for TV

Cons: Little pricey, but quality makes it worth the price. Hope they last a lot of years. Base unit has to sit somewhere close to the side of the TV as the headphones sit on the base unit to charge. With a little ingenuity and a sufficiently long TOSLINK cable the unit could be stored in a cabinet.

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Anonymous from San Diego, CA on 1/30/2017

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My husband had headphones before but they wore out quickly and became uncomfortable. He really likes this pair, especially with the option on the surround sound. The best ones yet was his comment. He can hear clear dialogue again. I enjoy the lower level on the tv sound so we both enjoy movies again. Worth the money so far after 10 days

Pros: Easy controls Easy on/off switch Lightweight and wireless

Cons: None so far

Too Mcuh bass, swamps clear speech

Dave from Andover, MA on 1/23/2017

I have a very common hearing loss which is loss of high frequencies. My hearing in the low range is very good. Therefore I always need the bass reduced to hear clearly. Unfortunately this product has no way to reduce the low frequencies and in fact emphasizes the bass. I found that if i created an air gap in the foam cuffs, it reduced the bass by letting low frequency air pressure pulses escape. This requires me to mutilate the foam pads. I know there are HiFi enthusiasts who deplore tone controls, but if your goal to be able to hear speech clearly, then tone controls are a must. Other than the lack of tone control, it is a very good product.

Pros: Excellent quality and works well

Cons: No way to reduce the low frequencies which overwhelm the mid and highs of speech.

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Anonymous from Ambler, PA on 1/9/2017

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I purchased the RS 175 from Crutchfield arrived in 3 days, perfect. I needed a headphone that would enabled me to hear the dialogue on the TV without being 3 words behind, works great. The only less than 5/5 is that for music I enjoy my sound system better than the RS 175s. I needed my wife to hear the tv at a volume that was comfortable for her, accomplished. Easy set up with optical cable10 minutes no issues. Happy wife happy life.

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Unbeatable Wireless Headphones

Al from San Jose, CA on 1/4/2017

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The RS175 headphones were a replacement to the older RS170 model I had for years but was failing. I loved the RS170 because there is no other wireless headphones that provided the range and clarity they did. The RS175 model was a total surprise and a great gift. Sennheisser really improved everything over the older 170. Clarity is even greater. MUCH fuller fidelity and it's now a one switch power on and off instead of two, conveniently located on the headphones instead of split between the phones and base. The controls are easier to use because of a total redesign of their size and location. When the headphones are first removed from the charging base an led flashes a certain amount of times indicating how long the phones can be used without a recharge. In short: A great product made even greater. Cudos to Sennheisser for making the best headphones on the planet..........I LOVE 'EM!!!!!!!

Pros: The finest made, best sounding, longest range wireless headphones........PERIOD!

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Bend, OR on 1/2/2017

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Comfortable, clear sound, quality construction.

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Anonymous from Denton, NC on 12/20/2016

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We purchased 2 base units and 2 headphones in order to be able to use the headphones at tv's located in two different areas. There is great clarity and you have the ability to hear every word no matter the background or how low the voices are. There is low background sound in some movies that we normally would not heart or hear clearly. The ability of one person to listen to the TV while one person is reading or sleeping is a great feature. I would highly recommend the Sennheiser RS175.

Pros: Great Sound, convenience, and easy to set up and use.

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quality ,accurate sound

Happy from Mystic, CT on 12/19/2016

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Pleased with these headphones that I use to listen to TV. I wanted another set to listen to TV in bed as I have a pair to listen to TV in living room . I have a pair of less expensive Sony headphones and am happy with them but wanted lighter weight and more accurate sounding pair with easy to replace batteries , that's what these are.

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Anonymous from Rainier, WA on 12/13/2016

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Love them! Can now understand the actors and enjoy the programs.

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Anonymous from Roseville, CA on 12/11/2016

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Fantastic sound, lightweight and comfortable for our neighbors TV viewing. He can now understand the British mystery programs on PBS.

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Anonymous from Eureka, CA on 12/7/2016

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I use these to listen to tv at night while wife is sleeping. The headphones are comfortable and the sound is great, very clear even at low volume. Controls are easy to use without looking at them.

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Anonymous from Roanoke, VA on 12/4/2016

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What I as looking for, excellent sound quality, easy to set up, reasonable price.

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Anonymous from Bellevue, WA on 11/30/2016

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Sound is quite clear - much better than another product purchased several years ago.

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Anonymous from Holdrege, NE on 11/30/2016

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Easy to set up and sound quality is great. Very happy with this purchase.

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michael from Tucson, AZ on 10/10/2016

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These cordless earphones are perfect. They are comfortable to wear and have eliminated the need to turn up the surround sound in order to enjoy my television. I really like the fact that you can adjust the kind of sound you wish to listen to.

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Excellent - even with hearing aids

Jerome from Melbourne, FL on 10/9/2016

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I wear hearing aids in both ears. My wife still complains I have the TV too loud - or she has someone over and talks so I can't hear the TV. Enter the RS 175s. I have them hooked up to the analog audio out on the TV. They work very well. My hearing aids don't whistle and the sound is better than from my Bose sound bar. I can listen as loud as I want - even with the Bose turned off. The reason I gave it only 4 stars is because the buttons on the right ear piece are hard to distinguish and I sometimes press the wrong button.

Pros: Work with hearing aids, very good audio

Cons: buttons on right ear piece take some getting used to.

Luv It

Dave from Saugus, MA on 9/11/2016

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Couldn't be more please with this purchase. Having trouble hearing TV when characters are whispering or speaking softly. Been researching for a solution and decided to call Crutchfield for advice. Glad I did because the Sennheiser RS 175 is awesome. Excellent sound, adjustable bass, 2 surround sound options, what more can you want.

Pros: Wireless, excellent sound, long battery life, surround sound options, easy set up, very comfortable

Cons: None

New New like a new car.

Ray from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 9/11/2016

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I like the RS 175. I had to get used to the closed Ear Phones since I still have the HDR 180's on my other TV. They are open ear phones. There is a difference but once you get used to the closed phones you realize the sound is clearer and more personal. I really like them. It is like getting a new car.

Pros: Quiet sound.

Cons: None

Sennheiser RS 175 rock

charlie from Hudson, NY on 9/10/2016

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own another Sennheiser. hard to believe the RS175 are even better. the sound quality is 1st class, the clarity whether voice or music the wireless feature with rechargeable batteries. the ability to walk around inside or outside short distances without missing anything. also having volume and surround features on the headset is so convenient. hooked-up via optical cable with the TV and now with a a/v receiver. it really brings out the clarity of sound. just be sure your audio setting on the TV is set at PCM.

Pros: great sound quality, wireless convenience, comfort on your head and ears

Cons: none at the moment

Sennh headphoneseiser RS 175 wireless

Ol' Russ from Lake City, FL on 8/3/2016

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The unit was very easy to setup, connected to my Sony TV, and sounded great after the 16 hour initial battery charge. However, I have a DVR and Yamaha sound bar also attached to the TV. When only the TV was hooked to the transmitter, via Optical audio in port, everything was good. The sound bar did not have an audio out port, so no way to connect it to the transmitter. Since others wanted to listen to the sound box, I had to use a red/white (RCA) cable connector to the analog cable, connected to the back of the DVR and then to the analog input on the transmitter. Now, everybody is happy. The sound quality from the headphones is first class.

Pros: Easy setup and sound quality.

Cons: None yet

Didn't know what I was missing

B. C from The Villages, Fl on 6/15/2016

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Easy to put together including the plugs would of been easier. If I had look at the directions. They are comfortable and I'm not struggling to hear missing most.

Pros: Sound is great

Cons: Buttons to control volume are a little difficult to manage at first.

RS-175

Joseph D. from Templeton, CA on 6/13/2016

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5 Stars, only because its the highest available rating I could give it! After 2-TV Ears, and another retailer's product, the RS-175 is by far your best investment! The clarity is amazing. The headset is extremely comfortable. Thank you, Crutchfield!

Pros: Easy installation; comfort, clarity.

Cons: None whatsoever.

Great Headphones for watching TV

Leonard from Houston, TX on 6/8/2016

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I bought the headphones to watch TV and not bother my wife. I tried connecting them to the optical out on my plasma TV but could not get any sound. I did see the note about them not working with Dolby Digital, only PCM stereo. I connected them to my CD player and they sounded great. I ended up connecting them to the RCA analog outputs on my U-Verse DVR, since I use that as my TV source. Voices are very clear. I've had no audio drop outs when walking around the house with them on. I would recommend them.

Pros: Clear Voices when watching TV No audio Drop outs. Long battery life between charges.

Cons: A bit expensive Optical audio input must be PCM stereo

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Josborne from Geneva, IL on 4/27/2016

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The RS 175 was very easy to set up. It took a full 15 hours for the first charge and they recommend using until fully discharged before charging again. I plugged it into the audio out port of my TV so that I was able to use it for any video or audio output fed into the TV from my DirecTV or any of the streaming services apps on the TV. Audio Quality: Great highs, clear distinct dialog and when in surround mode the movies sounded much better. The bass boost was minimal, but somewhat effective. About what you would expect from a headphone. It's not a sub after all. I am very pleased an would recommend it to anyone. My next purchase will be for a Denon surround receiver that has audio out for Channel 2 that will allow connection of the headphones there and thus be able to use the RS 175 for all sources of audio. If you have an older receiver as I do now you will likely be limited to plugging into one audio out location on your TV or whatever source you want to listen to. However for me that is not that big of a deal as the only thing I miss is the Blu-ray player output and I am using this less and less with on demand and streaming services in HD and UHD.

Pros: Great high and midrange sound. Excellent noise reduction, long distance support from the base> 300ft

Cons: Bass could be better, but that is always the case with headphones

Absolutely wonderful product

marilyn from nyc on 2/1/2016

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Great product ...one can watch TV and not disturb others. Sound is great, especially the surround sound.

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Excellent Product which Solved a Significant Issue

Gerald - from Sudbury, MA on 1/25/2016

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My wife has a hearing issues and wears hearing aids so she can hear the conversations or watch TV etc. She does not like wearing the hearing aids and when watching TV with them finds the sound sometimes is not clear. The alternative ,which she often uses is to turn up the TV volume to a high level which makes it difficult for me ,who has good hearing, to be in the same room ie the loud sound is very uncomfortable to me. I talked to Bryce at Crutchfield about getting the Sennheiser RS 175 headphones as an option to having her listen to TV so she can hear it while the actual TV volume is low enough to be comfortable for me. Based on his experience and assurance I purchased the RS175 headphones. They are 100% outstanding and resolved the issue. My wife loves the headphones. She finds them comfortable; can hear perfectly with the actual TV volume at a low acceptable level; and finds the sound much clearer vs. using the hearing aids. The headphones are a high quality product which perform as advertised. The TV we have is older and although it has an optical output it was not compatible with the headphone optical input. Using the analog RCA outputs on the TV and a converter to a single cable connecting it to the cable input on the headphones worked perfectly. I would recommend this headphone to any family that has a similar issue of needing to have the TV at a normal sound level at the same time as needing a higher sound level for someone that has a hearing issue.

Pros: They perform perfectly and provide an excellent solution to melding normal TV volume with a higher volume for someone with a hearing issue. The headphones are well made and very comfortable to wear. They are worthy of a 5 star rating. The experience in dealing with a Crutchfield is also 5 star.

Cons: Expensive but well worth the money for soling the aforementioned issue

Excellent Clarity

Matt C from Houston, TX on 1/21/2016

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With a baby on the way, my wife and I want to be prepared. Getting a pair of wireless headphones so that the little bugger's sleep doesn't encroach on our Game of Thrones and House of Cards binges was definitely on the list. The headphones have been great. My wife has commented on how clear she can hear everything. She likes her cop dramas and now says that she can hear every telephone ringing in the police station... pretty impressive since she had never heard it before, despite a 5.1 Polk Audio system. She has never been a huge fan of over-ear headphones with these proving slightly more comfortable than those she had used in the past. Usually it limits her ability to use them to only a couple of hours. I, on the other hand, have no issues with over-ear headphones and can use them for many hours on end. Bass boost is decent, not amazing. The first level of surround mode is pretty good but the second level is a little excessive with vocals sounding very hollow. For music, I leave the surround mode off. For TV and movies, I usually put it on surround mode level 1. Range is nice. I can walk around the house without noticing any drop in signal strength or quality. Noise isolation is also pretty good. My wife usually has to resort to charades-type communication to get my attention when I have them on, so they must isolate pretty well.

Pros: Clarity, range, and surround mode (level 1)

Cons: None

Sennheiser RS 175

Mark B. from Boca Raton, Florida on 1/15/2016

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I choose these for watching tv and movies. I had an older pair of Sennheiser, and wanted to upgrade. I was especially interested in the surround sound and enhanced bass functions. Both exceeded my expectations. Noise Isolation is also very good.

Pros: Sound quality and wireless range.

Cons: Controls on the headset are somewhat awkward to use, but not a significant issue.

Great Headphones

islandgirlfl from Space Coast, Florida on 1/14/2016

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Bought these for my son. He wanted headphones he can listen to the TV and not disturb anyone, He informed me that they work great & they are amazing.

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Nice

brian from Jacksonville fl on 1/12/2016

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These are very nice sound is awsom hook up wasn't as easy as I thought but would still buy them again

Pros: A sweet set up great bass

Cons: Hook up

Work great with my system

Ryan from California on 1/4/2016

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The best thing for viewing movies in a busy house hold.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None yet

Sennheiser RS 175

Michael T. from Indiana on 12/31/2015

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I have owned a set of wired Sennheiser phones for years and found them to be an excellent product . I received these RS 175s as gift to be used for the home theatre. She has volume issues and is now happy that I only rattle my brain not the windows. All is good.

Pros: Sound Quality

Cons: Yet to be found.

Sennheiser delivers

Anonymous from Virginia on 12/28/2015

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Received these as a Christmas gift, and as with the other Sennheiser product we own, they deliver as promised.

Pros: Sound quality, comfort.

Cons: None yet.

Sennheiser RS 175 headphones

Ed K from New Jersey on 12/20/2015

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Bought it to watch a big screen tv. The headphones give me a total experience because it has great sound and real involvement .

Pros: Great sound Good noise isolation

Cons: Not easy to adjust without taking them off Fit for me a little uncomfortable . Hope wearing it will improve fit.

Awesome Wireless Headphones

E in MS from Mississippi on 12/14/2015

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I got these wireless headphones as a gift from my wife. I must say these headphones are awesome. The clarity, the bass and the surround sound is out of this world. Now I can watch TV in bed and not have to worry about waking anyone up or trying to read lips on TV. :)

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing so far.

Finally!

halbo from California on 12/14/2015

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The perfect thing for private listening.

Pros: Great Sound. Easy set up. Comfortable. Good reception.

Cons: None.

Defective product

JB from North Carolina on 11/10/2015

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I listened to the new headphone for a few minutes and then the earpad fell off. It detached from the plastic base that couples it to the rest of the earcup. I asked for a return authorization.

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GREAT

Dunlin1 from New York on 10/8/2015

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Thanks Crutchfield for another great item, these things sound much better than I though they would. I can now watch movies at night after work without bothering the family and not feel like I'm missing out on listening to my home theater system.

Pros: Works extremely Great with optical digital out from blu ray player and works very good from headphone jack of home theater system.

Cons: make sure your blu ray player has optical digital out if you want to listen with toslink.

Great Product

Linda from Georgia on 10/6/2015

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Sound is clear and distinct. Headset fits snuggly aound the ears making the sound even better. It can be adjusted for head size. Set up was quick and easy. Delivery was fast. I actually called to obtain help with the kind of headphone I needed and the technician was able to help me find the perfect one. The price is a little high, but I think in the end they are worth it. I use them with the TV and turn the TV sound down when using them, but it is a nice feature that the sound of the TV is adjusted separately so they would be really good for someone hard of hearing to use while watching TV with others.

Pros: Sound Easy set up TV Sound and Headset sound controlled separately

Cons: None

No More Blaring Volume

JML1986 from Washington, DC on 9/26/2015

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This system is nearly perfect for my needs. I'm getting older & having problems hearing dialogue. This easy to set up system has been perfect. The difference is remarkable! I got a second headset for my husband, and he thinks they're great. I also bought a second system for my mother for Christmas. I know she'll really appreciate them.

Pros: Easy to set up with my LG TV; Really helps with hearing dialogue on cable & AppleTV; Supports second set of headphones.

Cons: Ears can get warm because the headphones enclose your entire ear. I need to remove them after about an hour to let air circulate.

Sennheiser RS 175

Andy R. from Arizona on 9/26/2015

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I am pleased with the comfort and performance of these headphones. They are much more comfortable than the ones I was using and the quality of sound is much better.

Pros: Sound and comfort

Cons: None

Sennheiser RS 175

Sennheiser RS 175 from Idaho on 9/21/2015

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I chose the Sennheiser RS 175 headphones because of the closed design and fiber connection. However the bass was a little week but good enough with some movies. Had problem connecting with the Smart TV. Must turn on the TV speakers to make the headphones work and the fiber connection will also drive the sound bar. I used a fiber optic splitter. Just turn down the TV volume. Also switching between TV, Netflix and You tube, had to turn off and on the TV for the headphones to work. This is a Samsung Smart TV issue. I didn't have any problems with the other brands in our house - LG, Sony, Sharp. Also connected a DAC to various music instrument amps. - keyboard, guitar, e-drums and they worked great. Wife likes the quiet time practice. Nice product, I am sure they will meet your needs or application.

Pros: Great versatility, sound, plenty of volume to blow your ears off.

Cons: Samsung TV connection was hard to troubleshoot, but as always I got it to work.

Sennheiser RS 175

RustyH from New Jersey on 9/18/2015

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Works good. Easy setup.

Pros: strong Bass, volume buttons are placed a little better than older models.

Cons: Not really a con, but I prefer the velour earcups, over these leather type ones.

Great headphones

John G from Washington on 9/4/2015

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This is just what I wanted/needed. As I get older my need to have a higher volume on the TV has been a thorn in my wife's side. With these headphones I can have the sound level I need and have the sound level that my wife hears acceptable for her. (This may mean muting the sound). The price and delivery from Crutchfield were as good or better than I could get anywhere else.

Pros: Uses the video sound output directly from the TV (I needed to add a "Digital Optical Audio Splitter" to connect to the headphones and the Home Theater amplifier.). What I hear is close to the surround sound that I would hear from the speakers. Comfortable for me to wear. Easy to recharge.

Cons: Figuring out which is the "R" and which is the "L" is not obvious.

Sennheiser RS 175 headphones

Dave from Florida on 8/10/2015

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First time headphone purchase. Work great with clear sound anywhere throughout the house. Sound really good although not comparable to a good sound system, but is still very good with no hiss or static. Are great when I want to listen loud without disturbing others. No complaints. Really like the stand/charger feature.

Pros: Clarity anywhere Good sound, especially for movies Stand/charger

Cons: Somewhat fatiguing to wear for long periods.

Sennheiser 175

Tom K from Maryland on 8/2/2015

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Great product. Easy to hook up, clear sound and comfortable to use.

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Good sound but uncomfortable

James C from Washington on 7/4/2015

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It was very easy to setup...just charge the headphone then plug in the transmitter. It sounds great and I'm able to move around in my 2-bm condo listening to TV with no problem. The only complaint is that the headphones are uncomfortable to me. I can't wear them for more than an hour at a time.

Pros: Sound quality, wireless

Cons: Bulky, uncomfortable

PIECE OF mind

EDM from New York on 6/25/2015

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First wireless headphones set I bought for watching movies without disturbing other members of the household. No interference and good sound quality on any setting. My TV is 16 feet away from where I am seating and the signal is strong and clear. Also kuddos to Crutchfield customer service +++ Friendly, knowledgable & fast.

Pros: Sound quality / easy set up.

Cons: Slightly bulky on your head.

Great TV sound, and range.

Steve from NorCal on 6/20/2015

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Wireless sound has definitely improved. Great sound for TV, and spouse can barely hear them, when laying next to me. They don't drop out all the way from the MBR to the kitchen, (40 ft.), but do so, once I go outside onto the deck off the kitchen. Although, I like the sound of my new HD 650s much better, especially the bass, I could be happy with the RS 175s if I could only have one ... plus no cord around my neck if I fall asleep. The digital and analog input choice is a very nice feature too. Currently using the digital from a TV's optical out.

Pros: No cords, great sound, good range, and closed back, (so great for the bedroom, when your wife is trying to sleep). A second set can be used with the same base/transmiter ... just got an e-mail that the Sennheiser HDR 175 Accessory RF Wireless Headphone for RS 175, item number 143HDR175 was back in stock.

Cons: Really great sound, but not as good as the wired, sort of high-end HD 650s. [But the HD 650 has an open back design, so not good at isolating the sound to one person, which is especially important in the bedroom.

Birthday Gift

Lynda S. from Texas on 4/29/2015

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These were a replacement for Sennheiser basic headphones purchased several years ago. They gave good service for my husband, but not good enough for his hearing problem. I ordered the new headphones as a birthday gift and he has been enjoying them every day. He loves the quality of the sound and also the fit.

Pros: Sound and comfort

Cons: None

RS 175 A Good Value

Billy from Tucson, AZ on 4/7/2015

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I would purchase these RS 175 headphones again. Pleased with customer service from Crutchfield.

Pros: Can watch TV now without disturbing others, so there's your "noise reduction." Comfortable. Batteries adequate - - - easy to recharge.. Good sound quality. Wireless signal strong in every room.

Cons: Volume up/down and other buttons take some getting used to.

Sennheiser RS 175

Joe from California on 4/6/2015

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Reliable, high quality sound in a comfortable, easy to use package.

Pros: Sound quality, ease of use, stereo and mono connections, extra bass

Cons: headphone fit and comfort

Excellent

GG from Albany, NY on 3/31/2015

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i needed some thing for after 10 pm TV viewing. They work perfectly. Great sound, easy set up and use. The rest of the house can sleep peacefully without all the TV noise and loud commercials. I did a lot of research and settled on the Sennheiser from Crutchfield. I've used them for a month and I'm very pleased. I highly recommend these head phones.

Pros: Comfort. Fit. Ease of set up and use. Excellent sound quality.

Cons: Zero

WOW!!

ImStillaYankee from Florida on 3/5/2015

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If you're looking for a pair of wireless headphones and are considering the Sennheiser line, save yourself the time and stop looking right here. I also have the RS 180 (which I just bought back in September) and unless you absolutely must have an open ear then the 175's are your choice. The bass blows away my 180's (can't say the bass in the 185's haven't been improved though), that's not to say the bass in the RS 180 is awful but these are just so much better--so much so they were actually vibrating on my ears on a test run watching The Matrix. I was expecting a slight improvement, mainly due to the closed ear vs. the open ear of the 180 but the difference was obvious even to my tone deaf wife. These headphones are also more comfortable and more adjustable than the RS 180's.

Pros: Deep, thundering bass. Flawless wireless performance. Choice of surround levels. Optical input. Comfort.

Cons: Price--especially since I recently paid full price for the RS 180!

Sennheiser RS 175

Anonymous from Virginia on 1/31/2015

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I have used the headphones for 2 weeks, I have no issues. There are comfortable and I like the surround sound quality.

Pros: sound quality and comfort

Cons: none at this time

Quality Product

Ray E. from Nevada on 1/29/2015

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For headphones the surround sound is pretty good. It is comfortable on the ears. It breaks up a little when go to another room. Otherwise, it sounds great.

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Features

Overview: The Sennheiser RS 175 Digital Wireless headphone system consists of a pair of wireless headphones (HDR 175) and a radio frequency (RF) transmitter (TR 175). 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 175'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, surround (to activate Virtual Surround Sound), and bass (to activate the Dynamic Bass Boost feature). With the batteries installed, the HDR 175 headphones weigh approximately 10.9 ounces.

TR 175 Transmitter: The transmitter connects to your television's or audio system's audio output via the included 3.5mm cable or optical digital cable (accepts 2ch PCM audio only). You can switch between the two inputs with a provided toggle switch. 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. The extended transmission range is approximately 328 feet (100 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 175'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.

Virtual Surround Sound: The headphone system offers two virtual surround sound modes (Hi/Lo) that simulate the presence of external speakers. Special signal processing produces a spatial sound quality, with differences in intensity between the Hi and Lo modes. You can engage Virtual Surround Sound from the transmitter or the headphones.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 17Hz - 22kHz
  • Maximum Sound Pressure Level: 114dB at 1kHz, 3% THD
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.5% at 1 kHz, 100dB SPL
  • Transmission Range: Up to 100m (328')

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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.

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Recommended by an audio visual repairman [ Victoria  Apr 10, 2018 ]
Hogan provided much more in-depth information. Professional, not just run of the mill sale person, knows his business. [ KENNETH L  Dec 16, 2017 ]
Have Sennheiser HD 180 TV ears and see them as a quality product. [ James  Dec 15, 2017 ]
price and support. staff was very helpful. [ Elree  Dec 05, 2017 ]
Boyfriend needed wireless headphones to play video games on the tv. [ H  Dec 03, 2017 ]
Product fits need. [ James  Dec 03, 2017 ]
These headphones are really great. I purchased them several months ago, and wanted a second pair for the bedroom. When I noticed they were on sale, I had to purchase them. They are comfortable, the sound is great, and I can even wear them outside. [ SUSAN  Nov 28, 2017 ]
I needed a way to watch TV while enjoying the company of my wife, who reads a lot. I also need comfort and sound quality which is close enough to what I'd hear from my home theater speakers. I think the Sennheiser RS 175 will do the job. [ DAVID  Nov 23, 2017 ]
Buster told me to [ Paul  Nov 21, 2017 ]
Friends have recommended this headset, appears to be high quality with many features I'm looking for? [ Steven W.  Nov 20, 2017 ]
I needed wireless headphones that worked with new tv [ Cosette  Nov 16, 2017 ]
Recommended by my brother. [ VERENA  Sep 17, 2017 ]
Sennheiser brand is synonymous with quality. I already own several pairs. Read the reviews. Didn't require the extra features in the higher priced models. Needed a superior quality, reasonably priced wireless headset that I can use while watching TV and my wife can read her books in peace. The old saying is true, "happy wife, happy life". [ Samuel  Sep 15, 2017 ]
Need wireless headphones for TV after the boss goes to bed. [ Walter  Aug 13, 2017 ]
Chose this based on customer reviews. My husband can now hear TV clearly and I can adjust the sound on the receiver to fit my own needs [ Anna  Aug 13, 2017 ]
RATINGS [ anthony  Aug 08, 2017 ]
Talked to Support regarding another (Sony) set of Wireless Headphones and connectivity to the Samsung 4K inputs so it would work. We have an older 1080 65 Samsung that our old set of headphones (Sony) won't work on. She was helpful and after looking at the New 8500 4K tv that yes the Sony connection needed a certain port that wasn't available. Guided me to a Set of Sony Wireless Headphones that wouldn't have worked and sent me email link to these that are compatible with the Samsung [ BILL  Jul 16, 2017 ]
have a Sennheiser currently but has developed a hum [ L  Jul 15, 2017 ]
wife complained TV to loud when turned down to her comfort level I couldn't hear TV. either put in hearing aids or order headphones now I can hear TV and not her. The both of them work great together [ John F.  Mar 17, 2017 ]
I've had other Sennheiser headphone and loved them. The RS 175 have made watching movies fantastic. I can hear all of the dialogue. [ Maje  Feb 03, 2017 ]
My husband has used this product for almost 2 years and it is very effective and durable, so, of course, it's what I chose for a Christmas gift for my son-in-law! [ Penny  Dec 02, 2016 ]
Reviews were good, product capabilities were what I wanted, company is dependable and price was reasonable. [ JAMES C  Oct 28, 2016 ]
Price and Item Return Policy [ Thomas  Sep 11, 2016 ]
Quality of brand, Crutchfield customer service! [ Harry  Aug 30, 2016 ]
It was suggested by Ryan. Ryan's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Chris  Aug 28, 2016 ]
suits purpose. read several strong reviews on the 175 vs.165 and/or 195. attractive price with scratch & dent. [ C  Aug 13, 2016 ]
I have tried all Sennheiser headphones for watching TV and found these are the best. [ GEORGE W.  Jun 30, 2016 ]
Compatible with my new Samsung Smart TV UN43UK7100 UHD 4k. [ Harlan  May 26, 2016 ]
These headphone were getting great reviews and based on my good experience with a pair of entry-level Sennheiser headphones, I took the leap. That had just the right amount of functionality for my needs. The RS 185 and RS 195 did not provide a good enough cost-to-feature benefit for me to shell out any more moolah. [ Matthew  May 24, 2016 ]
the third set we have purchased [ FRANK  Apr 27, 2016 ]
Great products by Sennheiser. Sound quality if Excellent!!! [ Jamie  Apr 17, 2016 ]
I'm hard of hearing and my spouse and I fight over the tv volume, plus I may be able to listen to music while doing yard work. [ D  Apr 03, 2016 ]
With the help of Hogan and Abe, we figured out that this item would meet all of our needs. Hogan's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=122 Abe's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=156 [ Chris  Mar 27, 2016 ]
Features and reviews [ T  Mar 17, 2016 ]
March/April 2016 Crutchfield Catalog and CHATS with Jane & Morgan. Need to get rid of the headphone wires and tangle. Jane's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=197 Morgan's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=181 [ B  Mar 16, 2016 ]
Because of the reviews and talking with an advisor (Stone). And I prefer doing business with Crutchfield. Stone's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=188 [ DAN  Feb 15, 2016 ]
I was looking for a good set of wireless headphones and the RS 175 meets my needs and is from an excellent maker of headphones, Sennheiser. [ Richard J.  Feb 09, 2016 ]
Sennheiser is simply the best! [ Clarke  Jan 29, 2016 ]
A friend loaned us their 170 model to try and we were amazed - incredible clarity and finally can hear every word of dialogue! [ Deborah  Jan 14, 2016 ]
Hard of hearing and want a quieter room when I have company over [ Roy  Jan 12, 2016 ]
I have been using Sennheiser wireless earphones for years to listen to TV as I have impaired hearing. I picked this model because I upgraded my TV and needed earphones with a digital optical hookup. My older model is working fine and has been trouble free. Worth the extra money for the quality and reliability. [ Frank  Jan 07, 2016 ]
I've had Sennheiser wireless headphones with transmitter for a number of years but unfortunately they have quit working -- old age I guess. I enjoyed them so much I saw no reason not to stay with the brand. [ Ruth  Dec 23, 2015 ]
this was a replacement for rs130, which also offered surrround sound. [ Terry  Dec 20, 2015 ]
Due to diminished hearing (even when wearing top of the line ($6000) hearing aids); I have not been able to understand the audio of anything on the TV for over one year...Bummer. After hours of online research; it became obvious that the RS 175 would meet my needs and enable me to participate with my family watching TV and Movies. It has been extremely frustrating and isolating to hear sound coming from the TV; but not be able to understand a single word. I am very optimistic about the RS 175. [ Karen  Dec 07, 2015 ]

7 questions already asked

The headphones are great, I don't wake my wife when I can't sleep. As far as noise canel, I have no idea. [ Steve  Feb 19, 2018 ]
Honestly, i do not know. I have tinnitus ( ringing ears 24/7) , sorry ! But they are great for the price ! [ MICHAEL  Feb 19, 2018 ]
Not completely...you can hear a noise if it occurs, provided the volume is low enough. The louder the volume the less you will hear of any noise around you. But you will be able to hear for instance a shout for help or a glass breaking or a door slamming in the next room etc....the things I would want to hear! [ David E.  Feb 19, 2018 ]
No. The ear cups seal out noise fairly well but they are not noise cancelling. [ Michael  Feb 19, 2018 ]
Hi Jaimie. All you need is a digital optical audio cable, and you are good to go. [ DAN  Feb 12, 2018 ]
I did not need to purchase additional cables to install my RS 175. I used only what the manufacturer supplied. [ Brian  Feb 12, 2018 ]
A new in the box unit comes with the cables necessary for the device to work. Check the "Whats in the Box" section of the product description page in case you might need longer cables than are supplied with the unit. [ TOMMY  Feb 12, 2018 ]
None I'm aware of. Just plug in with what's in the box. [ Harlan  Feb 12, 2018 ]
Hi Jaimie, I purchased this product for my mother and the setup couldn't have been easier. I used the included fiber optic cable and made the connection from the optical digital audio out connector on the tv to the base station of the RS 175. The headphone connection to the base station is wireless. Hope this helps. [ John  Feb 12, 2018 ]
It is a wired connection only, not Bluetooth. The wireless connection is just between the base unit and the headphones, but the base must be connected to the audio source by a wire. [ Leonard  Nov 06, 2017 ]
Hi Doug. I have the optical cable going to my tv, and the Roku video going through my av receiver (along with Directv and Blu-ray player) Then I can set my receiver to HDMI 2 for regular listening, or HDMI1 for the Sennheiser RS 175. The sound through the headphones is incredible! Highly recommend the RS 175!!!! [ DAN  Jul 28, 2017 ]
If the Roku has an optical out, I would think that it would work. I have connected the optical connection to several devices and it has worked well. Based upon my non-professional opinion, I think it will work. [ Lee  Jul 28, 2017 ]
The transmitter requires a wired connection and can only be connected to one TV at a time. The headphones are wirelessly connected to the transmitter. More than one set of headphones can be paired with a single transmitter. Hope this helps! [ Jaynemarie  Jun 30, 2017 ]
I am definitely no techie, but I don't believe a single unit can attach to multiple TVs unless you have each hookup with the same blue tooth capability on the back of each tv. Would suggest you ask Crutchfield rep. I have always found them very knowledgeable [ JAMES W  Jun 30, 2017 ]
I just use the digital optical cable. It is run directly into my TV (a recent Samsung model). In fact I chose these headphones specifically because they offer this connection option. The audio quality is excellent. When playing Blu-Ray or DVDs through this TV with audio then run to the headphones, there is really no need to switch to either of the simulated surround settings accessible from the headset mounted buttons. For that matter, the Bass boost is also unnecessary when viewing movies and would really be far too excessive. I think there would be very little noticeable loss or difference when playing music through the analog cables. These are still a perfectly acceptable norm for connection to many home theater and of course audio-alone sound systems. I found that the volume level of these headphones (which can be quickly adjusted by the +/- buttons on the right ear cup) is surprisingly strong. I'd read reviews complaining about the weak volume level of some other wireless headphone brands with similar style ear cups and similarly intended for Home Theater use. If you plan to use these headphones exclusively for music, you might be well satisfied with other styles (in-ear and on-ear) which are not only lighter weight and often cheaper but can be great for reproducing 2-channel stereo sound. Many offer Bluetooth connection (these do not) which may be useful if you also plan to run music through an ipod, tablet or other portable music systems. One last comment regarding the range of these. I live in an apartment, but even when blocked by several interior walls the RF sound signal remains strong and does not break up. I have even worn these down stairs and 100 feet away from the transmitter and was surprised to notice the sound did not drop off with the signal even passing through exterior walls. [ Robert  Mar 02, 2015 ]
There is only one cable that attaches to the TV. So long as one has a digital audio outlet, it may be labeled as optical, then this product will work on that TV. It is very easy to install and works great. [ Matthew  Feb 25, 2015 ]
It should work with any TV . It has the option of connecting to the analog or digital optical audio outputs on your TV. It has excellent sound quality. [ David  Feb 23, 2015 ]
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