$ 109.95 $ 129.95
The Sennheiser RS 135 RF 'Generation 2' wireless headphone system is a simple, easy-to-use design with impressively clear audio fidelity. Just plug the RS135 base station into the rear panel 'audio output' from your TV or surround receiver and - voila' - wire-free listening is all yours.
Knowing how poorly most TV wireless headphone systems have sounded in the past, we were perhaps a bit apprehensive when Sennheiser came out with their 'affordable' RS 135 wireless system. Would they be able to maintain the same success as with their upscale wireless headphone products at this affordable 'entry-level' price point? Our conclusion: Yep!
The Sennheiser RS 135 RF headphone system sounds quite good for such an inexpensive wireless design with a very solid transmission range of 300ft. It also includes a cool base station transmitter that automatically charges the headphone when placed on the stand.
The only potential drawback with these wireless headphones is they're an open-earcup design, so you will probably be able to hear the spouse vacuuming or that noisy street traffic right outside your window. Other than that, the Sennheiser RS135 Wireless Headphones gets our hearty wireless TV headphone recommendation at a nice price.
The RS 135 is a well-constructed pair of 'supra-aural' over-the-ear headphones meaning the earcups rest gently 'on the ears'. The earpads are made of a soft and fairly comfortable velour-like material; the headband pads are nicely positioned to prevent “hot spots” on top of your head during long listening sessions. The headband contains two tiny metal plates between the headband pads that contact the base station’s headphone hanger and provide the electrical connections needed to auto-charge the unit. In other words: simply hang the cans on the base station and, voila', they instantly start charging...nifty!
The RS-135 headphones store & charge on the included base station and additional RS 135 headphones ( Sennheiser HDR 120) are sold separately, so you can have two listeners from one single base station if so desired.
Please note that many recent flat-screen TVs may only offer a 'digital' audio output connection, so you may want to consider upgrading to the Sennheiser RS 175 model if your TV is equipped with just digital audio outputs. This Sennheiser RS 135 unit does NOT have any digital-optical connection ability and connects to your TV only via an 'analog' mini-to-mini cable included in the package.
The headband controls are simple and include volume, transmission tuning, and an on/off switch. The base station has no controls; Place the headphone on the hanger, they auto-charge and a LED light appears to indicate charging status; connect the base to any RCA-plug audio line-out source and it immediately activates the base transmitter when it self-detects the presence of any signal. With a range of over 300 ft., you can use this nearly anywhere in the house.
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