Looking for a pair of Wireless headphones that are not based on Bluetooth, which can be easily, stopped by a thick enough wall?
Then you might be in the market for a US$280 Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System (Carnoy and Guttenberg, 2015) that uses a proprietary wireless link technology to give you a 100m (about 330-foot) range like its siblings, the RS 185 and RS 195.
Please note that if US$280 is too rich for you blood, then you can always opt for the entry-level RS 165 which only gives you a range of 30m (100-foot). This proprietary wireless link technology uses a 2.4GHz band to allow you to listen wirelessly to your HDTV, Computer or any Audio Source, even if out of sight from your device.
US$280 Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone – Family Tree gives you options
It’s good to note here the similarities between these various headphones. The RS 165 comes with a bass boost option but the virtual surround modes are missing from these options.
Note that in terms of design aesthetics, the RS 165 has a closed-back design like the RS 175.
As you climb the family tree, however, you begin to get slightly better quality sound, as the RS 185, which is an open design offers more natural open sound when compared to the RS 175 and throws in the option of a manual input level control, which I think is really neat.
It gets even better when you climb the ranks and reach the lofty heights of the RS 195, which like its less advance cousins the RS 165 and the RS 175 is, curiously a closed back design, with added presets to improve Voice Detection when listening to conversations.
Now that we’ve gotten the family tree sorted out, it’s time to take the Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone for a spin.
Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone – Base Station needs to feed on your Wall Socket
First, unlike any pair of wireless headphones you’ve ever owned, the Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System uses a special Base Station that needs to be plugged into a wall socket to get it power.
This Base Station then transmits to the Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone. Compared to the headphone, the Base Station build quality isn’t very good but is not so conspicuous looking. It connected to your Audi Source via a digital optical connection as well as a 3.5mm analog minijack input
To listen to your HDTV, Computer or other Audio Source, simply plug in the Base Station to power it up and then plug in either the digital optical connection or the 3.5mm analog minijack input into the corresponding output jacks on your device.
Take special note when it comes to your HDTV to use the Line Out jack or any spare Optical Jack that you would normally use for your soundbar, as using the headphone jack will cause your TV’s built in speakers to lose sound
An what a Sound, clear as crystal and with a strong bass, making listening to Music or listening to a sports out of range of your TV a peasant experience, ensuring you never miss a play!
The Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone battery life is rated at 18 hours. The proprietary Wireless System is a lot like the 2.4 GHz Wireless System used in most Cordless Telephones but with HD Audio quality and works through almost any wall thickness, making cheaper Bluetooth headphones look more like a bargain and not a value purchase.
Here’s the link:
Carnoy, D, Guttenberg, S. (2015, May 8). Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System review: Premium wireless headphones for TV watching. Retrieved from http://www.cnet.com/products/sennheiser-rs-175-rf-wireless-headphone-system/