Sennheiser RS 130
Having troubles hearing the dialog on TV or movies? Household member struggling with the volume control? A good pair of wireless headphones may be just the ticket. You'll be able to clearly hear and adjust your own listening level with the Sennheiser RS130, a wireless headphone system with very good audio fidelity, SRS surround processor, and auto leveling circuit to keep the commercials at the same volume as the program. The headphones store and charge on the base station, and extra headsets are available so you can have multiple listeners from one base station.
- Enjoy movie and TV listening with very good fidelity and with your own volume control.
- Has auto leveling to keep commercials at the same volume as the program.
- Includes SRS Surround decoding for better audio imaging with movies.
- Headphones store and recharge on base station.
- Extra headsets are available for multiple wireless listeners.
What's In The Box:
- RCA to 1/8" adaptor
- 1/4" adaptor
- 2 AAA batteries
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Wireless headphones have many convenient uses but their performance will usually not be able to match 'wired' headphones in musical detail resolution or dynamic range extension. That said, the RS-130 is probably the overall best-sounding headphone within Sennheiser's wireless line. The RS-130's unique on/off switchable surround-sound (SRS) feature provides some semblance of 360-degree sonics but seems to lack spatial depth and immersive presence; it's perhaps a mild approximation of true surround-sound but, heck, maybe that's better than none at all! The highs & mids are acceptably clear and the RS-130 is missing fullness in the bass response -- just like most wireless headphones. Also, the open-backed headphone earcup design does not provide much external noise attenuation for those who want to listen to TV or music in isolation but DOES allow listeners to remain aware of their surroundings. As with many wireless headphones, keep in mind background static can on rare ocassion become problematic especially in local environments with high levels of EMI (electromagnetic) or RFI (radio frequency) interference. Therefore, wireless headphones are generally not recommended for audiophiles looking for top-shelf sonic quality but are ideal for general use with televisions & radios or for undemanding listening applications.
The RS-130 coverage is a far-ranging 100 meters as claimed by Sennheiser. That likely varies somewhat depending on obstructions or barriers in the line of transmission from the base unit but it should still have a decent reach in the majority of applications around the home/office. Sennheiser has 'built-in' 3 separate channels into the RS130 which are available for signal transmission from the base unit to the headphones to avoid possible audio interference. The RS-130 headphones have large circumaural open-backed earpads covered in soft velour fabric and a full-size headband design that is fairly lightweight (only 15 oz.) and comfortable considering it carries two AAA NiMH batteries and assorted electronics. The base transmitter doubles as a recharging station by simply hanging the headphone on the base. The headphones should operate for about 20 hours or so per charge. A full 2-year product warranty is provided by Sennheiser and all connector cables necessary for hooking up the unit are included in the RS130 package.
- Sensitivity: 104 dB/V
- Cord Type: Cordless
- Coupler Size: Large
- Warranty: 2 Years
- Cord Length: wireless
- Connector Type: Other
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 Years
- Ear Coupler Type: Full-Size
- Headphone Type: Full Size
- Wireless: Yes
- Noise Cancelling: No
- Manufacturer's Website
- Sennheiser USA
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