Sennheiser RS 175 Wireless Headphone

The Sennheiser RS 175 Wireless Headphone system is probably the 'sweet spot' in the Sennheiser TV headphone lineup. It sounds great, offers a very broad array of TV connection options and has an excellent 300 ft signal transmission distance.

The Sennheiser RS-175 base transmitter unit can connect to the 'Audio Output' from your TV via a digital Toslink/Optical cable, analog mini [1/8"] cable or a 'mini to RCA' interconnect cable. The RS175 covers the full gamut of potential connection options and works with the widest array of televisions.

The tone of the RS 175 is very clear so speech and dialogue becomes audible even for those with mild to moderate hearing loss. There is a Bass Boost feature that provides thump as well as a simulated Surround Sound feature for enhancing film sound effects. However, we typically recommend leaving both features off if you are just wanting maximized speech and dialogue clarity only.

Keep in mind some new flat screen TVs may only have a Digital/Optical audio output. The Sennheiser RS 175 system is the perfect solution for high-quality wireless headphone listening via Digital output from your TV. The extra-long 300 ft (approx) transmission capabilities of the RS-175 may also make it more suitable for certain homes versus the RS-165 model which has a significantly shorter 100ft range.

The closed-back construction of the RS 175 earcups provides good noise isolation so the sound from the headphones does not 'leak' out into the room. It also isolates the headphone listener from the TV speakers or other ambient environmental noises, allowing better focus on the audio detail in the headphones without distraction.

The Sennheiser RS175 headphones are quite lightweight and remarkably comfortable. The large sealed-back oval earcups typically fit completely around the ears on most wearers. And like the other Sennheiser 'RS' wireless models, the transmission base doubles as a charging stand for the headphones.

We think the solid construction, strong transmission range and impressive sound quality of the Sennheiser RS175 system is top-notch for wireless TV headphones. It's why the RS-175 perennially rates among our staff's most highly recommended products in this entire category.


  • Features

    • High quality digital sound improves speech and dialogue clarity for TV or movies
    • Closed-back earcup provides moderate noise isolation and minimizes sound 'leakage' from the headphones
    • Full size earcup design for maximum wearing comfort
    • Bass Boost and Surround Sound features enhance film sound effects
    • Connects to your TV via either analog or digital (optical) methods
    • Transmitter base unit doubles as charging stand for headphones
    • Up to 18 hours of playtime per charge
    • Can be used with 2 headphones simultaneously
    • Wireless range of up to 328 feet (100 meters)
    • Free 2-year Sennheiser manufacturer's warranty
  • Specifications:

    • Driver Type: Dynamic, Closed
    • Impedance @ 1kHz: 32 ohms
    • Sensitivity: 114dB SPL/V
    • Frequency Response: 17 - 22,000 Hz
    • THD+N: <0.5 @1khz,100db spl
    • SNR Ratio: 85 dBA at 1 Vrms, Digital Input: > 90 dBA
    • Modulation: 8-FSK Digital
    • Carrier Frequencies: 2.4 – 2.48 GHz
    • Weight: 310 grams including batteries
    • Wireless Range: Up to 100 m (328 feet)
    • Battery Life: Up to 18 hours
    • Manufacturer Warranty: 2 year

    What's in the box:

    • Sennheiser RS 175 Wireless headphones
    • RS 175 base transmitter
    • 2 AAA rechargeable batteries
    • AC power supply (multi-countries)
    • Stereo 6 foot mini-mini audio cable
    • 5 foot Digital Optical cable
    • Owner's manual and quick start guide

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