Sennheiser RS 180
Sennheiser RS 180 Circumaural (around the ear) Wireless Headphones are designed for a compact but robust audio experience. The Kleen wireless technology doesn’t interfere with mobile or home phone services and keeps the sound at cd-Quality. Enjoy the freedom of movement (with lush and vibrant bass and treble) while maintaining your neighbors from hearing your television or stereo!
The elderly or otherwise hard-of-hearing also benefit from both the wireless technology and integrated audio enhancement. Their proprietary KLEER lossless audio technology auto balances volume during advertisements and makes soft dialogue more intelligible.
Comfort is magnificent. Soft, velvety circumaural earpads, (around the ear). Full size, adjustable headphones. But not too large. Fairly streamlined fit on the head.
This is a feature which adjusts the loud and soft to be less variable. This should be helpful for movie listening and for those of you who feel some recordings have too broad of dynamic range. But many audiophiles prefer more dynamic range so luckily for them; this feature can be turned on and off.
This is a feature which has become hard to find these days. Frankly, most listeners don’t need it. But we’ve run across quite a few people with hearing issues who would very much benefit from this feature. If your hearing is better in one ear than the other, you can use the balance feature to adjust to give you a better, more even listening experience.
Attractive and sleek design
The design of this headphone is sleek, unlike other wireless headphones it does not look bulky and cumbersome to carry around. It can easily be worn, and multiple tasks can be performed without the extra making off with feeling. To make the design even more attractive, Sennheiser has created RS 180 in metallic silver color finishing it off with gray tinges and giving a fierce, unbreakable look to it.
Added comfort level
With the excessive use of headphones, it was reported that many users had different sorts of ear aches either on the inside or behind the ears where pressure was exerted on a continuous basis. To add comfort RS 180 is light weight, which means the pressure exerted is minimal. Moreover, it has velvet or velour fabric on the area that covers the ears to make it soft and comfortable to wear. It avoids sweating and covers ears just the right way.
Volume adjustment buttons
There are obvious discomfort factors if the volume buttons are not placed appropriately. With these headphones, the systematic design shows that the company has been there for long and learned the art of excellent headphone design quite well. The easy placement on just the right spots on the headphone along with on and off buttons makes it an easy to use wireless headphone.
Recharger cum stands for hanging
Talk about portability and neat designs in this age and the market would come rushing for it. This applies to RS 180 as well; the headphones come with a stand that also recharges the battery at the same time. Connectivity is basically on a base that is 3.5mm of analog input and stereo output.
Automatic volume booster
When watching movies almost everyone has gone through the experience of rushing for volume controls when a scene becomes quiet or loud in a seconds time and the speaker’s blast in the ear. For this, automatic level control (ALC) is one of the best features of RS 180 as it automatically adjusts the volume according to the sound speed and its need.
To experience a 360 degree surround sound effect, RS 180 is the best option that one can go for. Even the most minute details and sound effects become prominent in the headphone experience. It is surely quite distinguishable as compared to other headphones similar to it. High adventure scenes and actions films are best to watch with this.
Up to 320′ wireless range
Simple analog input setup
Transmitter accepts up to four headphones per station
The wireless connectivity is certainly best in its class. Movement around an office building frequently yields no audio drops.
Data goes through the headset first, not through the console. This helps mitigate lag during audio transmission.
Battery length is good, and rechargeable on the included station.
Much like other headphones in its class, the Sennheiser RS 180 has volume controls on the cups of the earphones. Thus, when the device is being worn the volume buttons must be felt, not seen.
Unlike newer wireless headsets with HDMI technology, these headphones use strictly analog input. (The RS 220 offers digital inputs at a higher price point)
The foam cups are soft and comfortable but expect noise leak. The earcups look flimsy but happen to have a sturdy construction for touch.
Buying these headphones boils down to one question: Are you willing to spend a little extra for what are primarily mid-level headphones souped up with wireless capability? If yes, then the Sennheiser RS 180 are, simply put, right for you.