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Sennheiser RS 180

Wednesday 25 May 2011


Rating of 4

The basics

Wireless headphones haven’t quite caught the imagination in the way manufacturers thought they would but with the Sennheiser RS 180 headphones being almost child-play to set up, now may be the time to revisit the technology. No wires, perfect sound and a price that won’t alarm the bank manager, check them out…

The good

The Sennheiser RS 180 has a great built quality to it. Made largely from plastic with felt lining to the headband and covers to the ear-pieces have a subtle almost workman-like look and feel to them. The headphones are fitted with balance and automatic level controls mounted on the right headphone. These allow you to control the volume as well as pitch the balance perfectly between the right and left cans. Sennheiser claim up to 24 hours of music from a full charge, which proved to be similar to our findings. We found sound quality to be large and booming with plenty of bass that hits like a hammer but without harming the high-end. Roaming around an typical three story house the signal never dropped, even when standing in the garden, so you’ll be able to use them just about

The bad

These are quite a wide and heavy set of headphones. With a battery fitted inside each can and the charging connector sitting at the top of headband, you’ll find the overall weight of 240g can become a little tiresome if you wear them for long periods.

The bottom line

The Sennheiser RS 180 may be a little wide and heavy but for wire-free audio they certainly deliver in terms of build and audio quality.
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Tony Pan

Here's a question are they auto tuning and do they have more than two bands. My dad has a pair to watch TV as he is hard of hearing. I bought another pair for myself, selected a different band and then tried to use them on my own TV in downstairs flat.. His output sound kept bleeding into mine even though through concrete and he was on band 1 and I was on band 2. Would 3 bands make any difference?

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