Sennheiser RS 130

Sennheiser RS 130


Sennheiser RS 130 is a homebody. From your couch to your kitchen, these wireless headphones with the stationary transmitter are family friendly. The base transmitter is wall mountable as well as coffee table convenient. Automatic tuning with a search function and memory is another nice feature found here.

Sennheiser RS 130

Sennheiser RS 130

A self-learning level control will help avoid those nasty volume spikes. Both visual and acoustic notifications alert you to new changes in your settings. These are perfect for TV. Watch your team crush their adversaries in comfort with the padded, cushioned headset. At the same time, you can keep an ear out for household emergencies thanks to the open design of the earpiece. These phones will travel out of doors with you; however, they do have a limited range. Still, they should work in most yards from a porch or patio.

The RS 130 is an open, circumaural RF wireless headphone system with switchable surround sound (SRS headphone). Its excellent sound image with outstanding bass response makes it an ideal choice for all types of music and TV use.

The system is extremely user-friendly due to its easy-recharge function and intelligent auto-tuning. Acoustic and visual signals confirm the adjustment of new settings. An innovative, self-learning automatic level control ensures that the wireless headphones always reproduce an optimum audio level. The RS 130 combines optimum comfort with a captivating surround sound experience.

Sennheiser RS 130

Sennheiser RS 130



1. Open, circumaural RF wireless headphone system

2. Excellent sound for hi-fi systems and TVs

3. Switchable surround sound mode (SRS)

4. Automatic search tuning with memory function

5. Three selectable RF channels

6. Optimum audio levels due to self-learning automatic level control

7. Very lightweight headphones, extremely comfortable to wear

8. Range of up to 150m (864 MHz variant), or up to 100m (926 MHz variant)

9. Convenient storing and recharging function

10.Easy recharging: Simply put the headphones onto the charging cradle

11.Rechargeable nickel metal hydrate (NiMH) batteries, two included

12.Acoustic and visual signals confirm the adjustment of new settings

13.Operating time: approximately 22 hours

14. 2-year guarantee

What’s comfortable?

Padded, adjustable headband

Controls directly on headset

Cushioned earpieces

Sound Retrieval System (SRS) gives surround sound effect

Transmitter doubles as a charger and stands for headset

Intelligent charging; stops charging when battery full

Sennheiser RS 130

Sennheiser RS 130

What could use redesigned?

The range of 300+ feet; even in my tiny place, I’d have to stay closer to the base unit than I’d like.

Looks; not thrilling

SRS off switch; why exactly are we turning off surround sound effect?

Not Bluetooth capable

Open air design invites external noise

Sennheiser RS 130 Specs:

Stereo: SRS, surround effect option

Headphone Type: Open Circumaural

Frequency Response: 18 – 21 kHz

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >68 dBA

Range: About 330 feet

Frequency Type: RF, 926-928 MHz

Battery Time: 22 hours fully charged

Weight: 9.7 oz.

Transmitter: Separate unit

Battery Type: Rechargeable NiMH

Transducer: Dynamic

Sensitivity: 104 dB


These are not the pair for shutting out the world and drowning in audio bliss. They’re more the “half an ear open, listen for your name being called to dinner while finishing your homework” pair. Talk time is pretty sweet, though, at 22 hours. The less time spent charging; the more time spent enjoying! Storage and charging are also synonymous here – the phones rest on top of the transmitter and charge in place. The heightened bass response is another nice touch Sennheiser has included. Make movies rock with the extra bass and surround effects. All told, these are a pretty decent set of headphones.