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Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System by Review Summary ,  Sep 7, 2015

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Sennheiser RS 175 RF Wireless Headphone System
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 165 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.6
Returned or considering to return: 5.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Surround5.0   above average
Comfortable4.7   average
Quality4.6   above average
Volume4.6   above average
Sound4.5   above average
Wireless4.5   above average
Price4.4   average
Audio4.3   average
Headphone4.3   average
Range4.3   average
Headset4.0   average
Battery3.1   below average


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Audio

Audio:
"Very disappointed with both audio performance and build quality of these headphones."
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"Sennheiser's owner's manual say if you have incompatible signal to set the digital audio output of your device audio source to PCM, with a sampling rate of max."
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"The Bass and Surround options are effective, the surround button giving more presence to the audio."
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"The surround sound option works depending on what your audio source is too as well."
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"Fairly easy to setup once you have your optical cable or stereo audio cable setup and your sound source menu options setup properlyfor the Sennheiser.4."
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"Once you do this, the headphones and the soundbar will both send out fantastic audio simultaneously......so you must mute the soundbar (or regular TV speakers) to eliminate any echo effect time delays....but fiber optic is so fast you should not hear any."
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"As with the 120's, I could hear what people were saying, but I had no idea that I was missing so much richness in background audio."
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Battery

Battery:
"I broke one with only slight pressure when inserting the batteries, but was able to glue it back on"
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"He sets it on the charger everytime he takes them off, however, after using for about two hours or so, the battery goes dead and he has to put them onthe charger again."
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"The only negatives are that they are a bit heavy with the batteries in each side and my ears do get a bit warm after a while."
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"And that's with no hearing aids :o)Pros;AAA batteries are easy to replace and can be supplemented by standard batteries if the rechargeable batteries go dead."
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"The batteries last for longer than expected and I'm able to walk to different rooms while still hearing the ballgame."
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"Great headset..as a pilot..iam used to headsets of this nature...sound is awesome...trouble with the full battery green light coming on...when i change to different batteries no problem,...price a little high....purchase again...price..."
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"Great clarity, phenomel indoor range, worth every cent, strong recommendationSurround modes are not very useful(who would want that any how), design heavy but comfortable, havent ran out of battery at all yet"
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"Battery life is good and recharging simple."
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"I broke one with only slight pressure when inserting the batteries, but was able to glue it back on"
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Charging

Charging:
"He sets it on the charger everytime he takes them off, however, after using for about two hours or so, the battery goes dead and he has to put them onthe charger again."
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"On previous pairs getting the head phones into the right spot on the charger resembled a lunar landing operation (frustrating)."
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"For those people reviewing multiple headsets and complaining about not being able to charge them at the same time, there is a simple solution, buy a AAA battery charger that plugs into a wall and you can plug all the batteries into the charger, directly into the wall outlet and charge all the batteries at the same time."
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"Yes, I know this is a First World Problems kind of thing, but I would have rather there was a design in which I could charge my headphones with another power cord closer to where I sit to watch TV."
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"Hold a charge really well and sound great."
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"Nice to have the transmitter post nearby to charge the headphones when not in use and red green charging indicator status.5."
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"Handy included charging stand is easier to use than taking Silent Safari headphones with their built-in battery to a USB port on PC to recharge."
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"Incredible sound, easy to use and charge!"
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"On these, the charging stand was easy to get in place for a recharge."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"On the down side, they are pretty big and not the most comfortable, they were among the highest price and the worst issue of all is you cannot use them wired."
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"COMFORT - The headphones adjust well to my head, and are comfortable to wear."
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"It's sounds great, feels comfortable and is very good quality."
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"Light weight, comfortable and great sound! "
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"Also it blocks outside noise well and is comfortable."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"Very important, as it took me an hour to figure out what settings to use as my first hookup with the headphones was dead silent and there was nobody to help me at Samsung or Sennheiser:a."
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"The headphones sound awesome, but the controls are horrible."
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"This is annoying as the headphones turn off whenever they are placed in the cradle."
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"Very disappointed with both audio performance and build quality of these headphones."
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"After big disappointment by Sony MDRRF985RK Wireless RF Headphone, I am so happy that I had decided to give this Sennheiser a try."
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"* The multifunction power buttons on the both the base and the headphones are too busy and hence confusing."
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"This wireless headphone system is fantastic."
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"COMFORT - The headphones adjust well to my head, and are comfortable to wear."
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"These headphones are fantastic."
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"This is my third set of wireless headphones..I previously purchased the RS 170 and they worked well with 3 issues..One was the controls for volume etc."
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"If you have the same hearing condition as me, or if you want to watch TV without disturbing or being disturbed, this headphones are a great tool."
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Headset

Headset:
"The only downside that we have noticed is that the headset is heavier and not quite as comfortable."
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"It is a challenge to ensure both my headsets are charged up since only one can be charging at a time."
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"i have hearing loss but with the sennheiser headphones i can hear those wonderful notes i have missed with other headsets---thank you for restoring the music i have remembered and have been missing."
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"For those people reviewing multiple headsets and complaining about not being able to charge them at the same time, there is a simple solution, buy a AAA battery charger that plugs into a wall and you can plug all the batteries into the charger, directly into the wall outlet and charge all the batteries at the same time."
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"This is one of the best wireless headsets I have used bar none."
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"I have not found the surround sound settings helpful but sometimes the Bass boost is nice to use, and the on headset volume controls are wonderful!"
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"Great headset..as a pilot..iam used to headsets of this nature...sound is awesome...trouble with the full battery green light coming on...when i change to different batteries no problem,...price a little high....purchase again...price..."
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"My recommendation -- While I have no experience or expertise in headsets, my suggestion is that if you're HOH or aging and starting to lose the edge in what people are saying on TV, instead of kicking the TV volume up, invest in a pair of these RS 175's and give yourself a rare treat."
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Music

Music:
"i have hearing loss but with the sennheiser headphones i can hear those wonderful notes i have missed with other headsets---thank you for restoring the music i have remembered and have been missing."
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"It's simply uncomfortable, to the point where I can't enjoy the music anymore."
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"The bass boost option works great if your music source is good enough."
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"just a little top heavy for working around the house, but great for just sitting enjoying music or movies."
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"The surround settings give enjoyable 5.1 simulation and the bass boost without surround also works for enjoying music."
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"That includes music as well."
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"Decent sound for TV shows, movies and casual music listening and the same goes for comfort but I found myself taking them off for a few minutes every hour or so to let my ears breath."
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Price

Price:
"Anyway, if that is not an issue for you then I would recommend these headphones as the best in this price range and quality."
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"On the down side, they are pretty big and not the most comfortable, they were among the highest price and the worst issue of all is you cannot use them wired."
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"QUALITY - The build quality is very good for this price point."
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"These are by far the best in its price range."
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"These got as low as $199 for Black Friday, but I still got a good price on them."
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"About a year ago I ordered the Sennheiser RS120's because Sennheiser has a great name and they were cheap so how bad could they be?"
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"Great headset..as a pilot..iam used to headsets of this nature...sound is awesome...trouble with the full battery green light coming on...when i change to different batteries no problem,...price a little high....purchase again...price..."
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Quality

Quality:
"Too hard to get good quality sound."
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"Very disappointed with both audio performance and build quality of these headphones."
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"Anyway, if that is not an issue for you then I would recommend these headphones as the best in this price range and quality."
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"QUALITY - The build quality is very good for this price point."
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"It's sounds great, feels comfortable and is very good quality."
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"Wonderful tone quality."
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"What a nice quality sound and craftsmanship."
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Range

Range:
"Anyway, if that is not an issue for you then I would recommend these headphones as the best in this price range and quality."
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"Fantastic sound without the hiss and excellent range."
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"The only negatives I have found is that the range is not all that great (maybe 30 feet) and they get sweaty after long periods of wearing them (so I took off a star)."
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"These are by far the best in its price range."
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"Great range."
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"Great range."
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"Nice wide range of amplification."
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"Now, where this is better then the turtlebeach set I also have ,is with the sound low and high range, both have good range and clear sound but the surround sound on these is much better esp on low , it gives a true surround sound, not the hallway like effect like the other."
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Sound

Sound:
"These perform so well a friend who wears hearing aids in both ears tried them and said he hasn't been able to hear TV sound this well in years."
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"They don't do as good a job of sealing out external ambient sounds as my V-MODAs, but they are 3-4 stars in this area."
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"The only problem was the sound of Netflix not coming true, but the Sennheiser manual tells how to change the settings of the TV to solve it."
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"Too hard to get good quality sound."
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"Oh my goodness, constant hiss and not great sound."
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"The headphones sound awesome, but the controls are horrible."
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"Sound is just beautiful and no drop outs."
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"They work and sound great."
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"They sound great and are very easy to operate."
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"Hold a charge really well and sound great."
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"Amazing rich and deep sound when fed through the optical port"
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Surround

Surround:
"The Bass and Surround options are effective, the surround button giving more presence to the audio."
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"Nice to confirm your current BASS BOOST or SURROUND SOUND setting lights on the transmitter post if within view.7."
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"I was able to install them within five minutes on my HDTV and the sound quality is actually superior to that of my surround sound."
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"Now, where this is better then the turtlebeach set I also have ,is with the sound low and high range, both have good range and clear sound but the surround sound on these is much better esp on low , it gives a true surround sound, not the hallway like effect like the other."
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Video

Video:
"My Bluetooth ones did that (breakup), and it was frustrating, sort of like a video freezing- just a hassle."
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"Also i'd run into this problem with action movies and never fully hearing the words of what was being said over loud BOOMs and crashes."
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"I don't know about you - but as an American listening to BRITISH accented movies or TV shows I would often have a problem understanding 10% of the words because of the thick accented words."
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"I can enjoy a movie now, without having to concentrate completely on what is said."
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"just a little top heavy for working around the house, but great for just sitting enjoying music or movies."
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"Sound great while watching my Blu-ray concerts and movies."
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"I didn't know movies could sound this good at home, and I can follow dialogue 'most all the time now."
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"Decent sound for TV shows, movies and casual music listening and the same goes for comfort but I found myself taking them off for a few minutes every hour or so to let my ears breath."
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Volume

Volume:
"VOLUME - YEEES, max volume here is blasting, to the point of being painful."
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"This is my third set of wireless headphones..I previously purchased the RS 170 and they worked well with 3 issues..One was the controls for volume etc."
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"Bought these so my father in law could listen at a high volume while we had the tv at a normal volume, work perfectly for that."
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"I have not found the surround sound settings helpful but sometimes the Bass boost is nice to use, and the on headset volume controls are wonderful!"
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"These are digital so I'm not worried about the tuning wheel or volume wheel wearing out as they did on the Sennheiser 120's, 'cause the 175's don't have wheels but button areas that you press."
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Wireless

Wireless:
"After big disappointment by Sony MDRRF985RK Wireless RF Headphone, I am so happy that I had decided to give this Sennheiser a try."
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"When I changed the advanced settings on my wireless router from Channel 5 to Channel 11, the drop-out problem disappeared."
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"This wireless headphone system is fantastic."
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"This is my third set of wireless headphones..I previously purchased the RS 170 and they worked well with 3 issues..One was the controls for volume etc."
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"This is one of the best wireless headsets I have used bar none."
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"If you are even thinking about wireless headphones then get these, you absolutely cannot go wrong."
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"The best wireless headphones I've ever had."
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