Sennheiser RS175 Surround Sound Wireless Over-Ear Headphones -, the buttons placement but the thing I actually don’t like it’s the low weight of the docking station

Been pleased with these since i bought them on 23rd november 2015 (3 days out of warranty). Last night they decided to stop charging. Changed the batteries (fully charged) but still they are showing, by the red indicator light, that they needed charging and then cut out. No matter what i do, no success. I have checked numerous forums and thuis seems to be a common problem. Not what i would expect from something costing in excess of £150. Going to see if seinheiser are ameanable to honouring teh warranty.

Sound quality is superb, range is incredible and they cancel out noise from your surroundings very well. Noise bleed is more than i would like from a closed back headphone, but the battery life and actually quite convincing virtual surround completely overshadow this. They feel very comfortable and the charging stand is ideal for a desk setup.

The best headphones that i have ever had, love the selection you have of volume, bass and two surround sound settings. The only downer and i am being very picky is to replace the headphones back onto the base for recharging can be a tad fiddly.

Key specs for Sennheiser RS175 Surround Sound Wireless Over-Ear Headphones – Black:

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  • Closed back headphones with digital wireless audio transmission
  • Digital audio clarity and transmission range up to 328 ft/100 m (line of sight)
  • Multi-purpose transmitter – functions as easy-charge cradle and docking station
  • Multi-receiver transmission – transmitter supports up to two pairs of headphones simultaneously
  • Ergonomic design for enhanced wearing comfort

Comments from buyers

“VERY GOOD CANS FOR TV, FILMS AND GAMES FANS , LESS SO FOR HI-FI FANS, GOOD SOUND QUALITY BUT NOT FOR LIFE!, Great all round. Great for gaming if you get 3rd party software”

Great sound (with or without the added bass feature), sturdy fit on the head and very user-friendly controls. I did have some interference with my wireless router which was nearby, but i changed the frequency channel on the router and i’ve had no issues since.

Simple to set up and use, comfortable on the head. I wear spec’s, and these headphones don’t crush the ear-loops against my head. The sound is good, and the range from the base charger unit to the headphones is more than enough for my needs.

Well its tricky to review these accurately as there are 2 main points. Firstly they do sound great, they really do. But the build quality and feel is really lacking. They feel so flimsy and cheap. The docking stand is all but hollow and falls over easily. For the price they should be considerably more sturdy and luxurious. I personally like the feel of wearing them but others that have tried them haven’t. Honestly if they jus felt and looked like high end headphones i would give them 5 stars.

Best earphones i’ve ever had.

The first pair to arrive had an issue in that the red charging light never turned green even after 48hrs. I returned them for a replacement and can honestly say the sound quality is absolutely excellent, no problem at all with the replacement set.

I bought these for watching tv and gaming on pc. The sound quality is really good, crisp clear with no hissing sounds so i can say the sound is top notch. The problem i have with them is they are really uncomfortable after having them on for longer than an hour or 2. When you first put them on they seem fine but as time goes on you realise they are clamping down on your head and your ears hit the plastic inside the padding where the sound is, they really hurt after awhile. I have to take them off every so often because of this problem, it might just be me and my ears but if you don’t have really small ear i think they will hurt you after some time. If they didn’t clamp down so much they would be much better in my opinion.

I bought these to block out noise from the road and the apartment above mine. Very good sound quality but the noise cancelling is not as good as i hoped. I have watched a few action movies which sound awesome (any star wars fans out there would be impressed). Bad thing is most noise can still be heard unless the volume is turned up pretty loud which is annoying. I would have researched for longer but i had to make a quick decision so i got these. I would definitely reccomend them though.

Excellent sound quality, easy to connect.

Still getting used to the buttons placement but the thing i actually don’t like it’s the low weight of the docking station. Its base is also very small so if’s easy to trip it over with the headphones weighting twice as much and quite tightly squeezing the station.

These smart looking and comfortable headphones have a quality feel, the sound is clear and accurate. I have enjoyed a good range of music through these and have been very satisfied with the quality of the sound, which has been crystal clear. They have worked perfectly, without the slightest of hissing or other interference, even when the base has been 4 mtrs away on the same floor, through two interior stud walls. This is about it’s limit though, the sound became intermittent at about 6 mtrs distance. Obviously, this is only a rough guide to distance, as other factors in a building will effect the distance the signal will travel. When the base unit is connected to a tv through the supplied digital optical cable, ( not when connected through the standard audio jack cable) it is possible to listen at a sound volume level though the headphones which is different and not effected by the volume controls of the tv. This keeps my partner happy as she likes quiet listening, i prefer a louder volume, especially for action music in films. The base and surround modes make movie watching a joy.

I’m very impressed with these, yes they are quite expensive, but they’re truly the first wireless headphones i’ve found without any annoying hiss or crackle, no matter whether you’re sat still or moving around the house. I get a range of about 30m within victorian house, through big solid walls.

You can’t beat the sennheiser brand for performance, sound and quality and these ‘phones don’t disappoint. Once you’ve plugged everything into where it needs to go, these are a dream. The power/charging station is decent. You simply place the headphones on top and they charge. Anyone who’s ever used gaming headphones will appreciate how much you actually miss out on when you don’t wear any. These allow you to pick up even the smallest of background noise and give you a deeper all round experience when watching your favourite shows.

Firstly, i already have a pair of bowers & wilkins p5 wireless bluetooth cans which can be truly awesome sounding beasts for playing music from the hi-fi at home or anywhere else. However, i found that using these b & w’s, the range of the bluetooth signal before sound cut-outs / drop offs occur, in my house at least, is abysmally short: sometimes shorter than 3. 5 metres which is very annoying. I therefore decided to try some rf wireless cans which manufacturer’s claim have a clearway range of up to 100 metres, so i purchased a pair of these sennheiser rs175’s based on that claim and the very favourable reviews they got here on amazon and other websites. Unfortunately, with these sennheisers, the sound cut-outs / drop offs are still happening in the same rooms of the house where the signal has too many obstacles/walls to contend with, although there is an improvement over bluetooth. If i’m wearing these cans say 3 metres from the transmitter, i have to keep my head in one direction to hear sound in some rooms or the garden. As for the sound quality, they are not too bad but are clearly made for people who watch tv, movies and play games rather than for serious hi fi music fans. The pseudo surround sound and bass boost features can make for exciting noises for your ears from any form of recorded sound. These headphones are very comfortable to wear. Overall, if you want a good sounding pair of wireless headphones for multi media generally, these may well meet your needs.

Very happy indeed with the quality of sound and the range. I can move to any point in my house without losing connection and a fair distance in to the garden too – not that i need to. And they are very comfortable to wear even though my head is on the narrow side there is no looseness. So yes, these h/p’s are great. Soon get used to operating the volume base controls on the h/p’s.

Having owned the earlier sennheiser rs130 for around 12 years, this was bought as a replacement. It has proved to be excellent, with the same surround sound feature, but great added bass. The stand is more modern and stylish and matches my current cinema and hi-fi system, accompanying it well with great quality sound playback.

Really good wi-fi earphones – great for watching tv in the garden without the neighbours complainingand really good sound, like being at the cinema and very comfortable to wear.

These are very comfortable on your ears and the sound is very good through them, wireless range is quite good too, easy to set up.

Decent, not brilliant, i had the rs120(i’m bad with names) previously and was hesitant to order a new set as reviews didn’t mention the popping, static and stupid white noise after x minutes the old set did. I hoped they had fixed it and. The sound is much much cleaner, if sound source stops the headphones make no noise rather than loud static, the low battery noise is still horrible. It’s too loud and irritating when it suddenly beeps on you. Just let the batteries run out, the lack of sound is the best possible indicator the batteries are dead. The only minor quibble i have is, the velvet headphone covers from the last set were more comfortable and felt much nicer, and the old set had both batteries in one side so replacing the batteries was that much easier and quicker. Minor niggles really as they are still comfortable.

The sound quality is first class and they are comfortable to wear. Using these ensures no one else in the household is disturbed when the wearer is watching a war film on tv.

Easy to understand and operate. Good quality sound and over ear.

Very good headphones, i can use them in my garden while i am working and anywhere in the house; also very comfortable.

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One Response to Sennheiser RS175 Surround Sound Wireless Over-Ear Headphones -, the buttons placement but the thing I actually don’t like it’s the low weight of the docking station

  1. Anonymous says:
    Theses are great wireless headphones. Needed some with an optical connection as a 3. 5mm audio jack wouldn’t give clear sound. Plugged them straight into the back of my bluray and the sound is exactly what i wanted. The bass is good even without the added extra bass feature. I could hear explosions and dialogue all crystal clear and sharp. I only give 4 stars as the surround feature is pointless. It just adds an echo to the sound so why that’s considered ‘surround sound’ is beyond me. Do not buy these if the surround sound is something you’re after. Do buy these if you want fantastic headphones with great clear digital sound.
  2. Anonymous says:

    This review is from : Sennheiser RS175 Surround Sound Wireless Over-Ear Headphones – Black

    Theses are great wireless headphones. Needed some with an optical connection as a 3. 5mm audio jack wouldn’t give clear sound. Plugged them straight into the back of my bluray and the sound is exactly what i wanted. The bass is good even without the added extra bass feature. I could hear explosions and dialogue all crystal clear and sharp. I only give 4 stars as the surround feature is pointless. It just adds an echo to the sound so why that’s considered ‘surround sound’ is beyond me. Do not buy these if the surround sound is something you’re after. Do buy these if you want fantastic headphones with great clear digital sound.
  3. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Sennheiser RS175 Surround Sound Wireless Over-Ear Headphones – Black

    Expensive but excellent headphones, son wears these for surround sound gaming for many hours per day, but also very good for music. Lots of research done before taking the plunge on these , no regrets.
  4. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Sennheiser RS175 Surround Sound Wireless Over-Ear Headphones – Black

    Expensive but excellent headphones, son wears these for surround sound gaming for many hours per day, but also very good for music. Lots of research done before taking the plunge on these , no regrets.
    • Verified Purchase says:
      It’s not gotten 5 stars just because my wife can still hear the sound coming out of the headphones, so the external sound insulation could be improved.
  5. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Sennheiser RS175 Surround Sound Wireless Over-Ear Headphones – Black

    It’s not gotten 5 stars just because my wife can still hear the sound coming out of the headphones, so the external sound insulation could be improved.
    • Verified Purchase says:
      Excellent sound reproduction at an affordable price. Doesn’t compress the sound too unrealistically. Ricardo siverburn, children’s author.
  6. Verified Purchase says:

    This review is from : Sennheiser RS175 Surround Sound Wireless Over-Ear Headphones – Black

    Excellent sound reproduction at an affordable price. Doesn’t compress the sound too unrealistically. Ricardo siverburn, children’s author.

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