Sennheiser RS 170 are one of the most popular digital wireless headphones for tv. Featuring Closed-End earcup design they offer you to enjoy loud music or tv without any sound leakage. They are great to wear in bed when you want to watch tv but don’t want to disturb anyone nearby. RS 170 tv headphones offer a great isolation and its sound will only be heard by you (the person wearing the headphones) – they are great wireless headphones for tv for hearing impaired.
Some users report that RS 170’s don’t eliminate ambient sounds completely but you should know that Sennheiser RS 170 are not noise-cancellation headphones and if you don’t want to be able to hear the outside world while listening to music or watching a movie, you should consider buying a noise-cancellation headphones instead (for music production etc). Other than that, Sennheiser RS 170 are very good-sounding closed-back wireless headphones for tv.
RS 170 headphones for tv are very comfortable to wear for a longer time. Leatherette (artificial leather) earpads are very soft and appear to be very resistant to abrasion. Headband cushions make the comfort package complete. Comparing to Sennheiser RS 180 headphones, RS 170’s materials look of a better quality.
Thanks to Sennheiser’s 2.4-2.8 GHz KLEER lossless technology, RS 170’s have an extra wide operating range. Manufacturer claims this to be up to 260 feet in a best case scenario (line of sight). However, wireless technology is not perfect yet and you can expect your headphones to operate in a smaller range if there are obstacles in line of sight between your headphone receiver and transmitter. When I spoke to a salesman in audio store, he also mentioned that for this exact reason some people returned headphones and requested back their money. Automatic, interference-free pairing is a nice feature as well. KLEER will take care that your headphones pair flawlessly. During the time of use I never experienced interruptions which are very common with some cheaper wireless headphones.
Sennheiser RS 170 wireless headphones for tv are very easy to set up; all you have to do is plug the transmitter’s cable into your TV or home theatre system’s output and your headphones are ready to go. The wireless headphones for tv are powered by 2 AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries (included with your purchase). Initial charging will take around 16 hours, and fully charged set will offer up to 24 hours of listening. Multi-purpose transmitter also functions as ‘easy-charge’ cradle and docking station. Up to 4 Sennheiser KLEER compatible wireless headphones can be connected to the transmitter and listen to the same source. Once you are done using the wireless headphones for tv, just put them back on the docking station and your set will always be fully charged.
The RS 170 also features selectable Dynamic Bass Boost and Surround Sound simulation mode.
The entire package includes Sennheiser HDR 170 headphone, TR 170 transmitter/charging station, multi-country AC wall adapter, detachable audio cable, 1/8″ female to RCA male audio adapter, 1/8″ female to 1/4″ inch male audio adapter, 2 AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries, operating instructions and warranty (2 years).