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Sennheiser RS 135 Wireless RF Headphones
New from Sennheiser to replace one of the best selling, affordable TV wireless headphones of all time, the RS 120, is the Sennheiser RS 135 Wireless RF Headphones.
Having trouble 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 RS135 Wireless Headphones (Generation II), a solid basic wireless headphone system with good audio fidelity. Just plug into the rear panel audio 'line output' on your TV or surround receiver, and peaceful and articulate listening are yours. The headphones store and charge on the base station, and extra headsets (HDR 135) are available so you can have multiple listeners from one base station. Please note that most newer TVs may only offer digital audio output so you may want to consider upgrading to the Sennheiser RS 175 if your TV is equipped with optical audio outputs only. If you're not sure what connections your TV has, just give us a call so we can make sure you get everything you need on the first try.
What We Think:
Knowing how noisy and bad most wireless headphone systems have sounded in the past, we were perhaps a tiny bit apprehensive when Sennheiser came out with their recent 'low-cost' wireless system. Would they be able to maintain their amazing industry success as with their higher cost headphone products at this affordable 'entry-level' price point? Answer: Yep! The RS 135 system sounds quite good for such an inexpensive wireless design, has a solid transmission range, plus includes a cool stand that automatically charges the headphone when simply placed on the stand. The only potential problem with these wireless headphones is that they are not a sealed-earcup (closed) construction, so you will probably be able to hear the vacuum cleaner as you clean house or that noisy street traffic right outside your window. Other than that potential issue, the Sennheiser RS135 Wireless Headphones gets a hearty wireless headphone recommendation at a nice price.
The RS 135 is a well-constructed pair of supra-aural cans (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 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 anywhere in the house. Also included in the RS-135 packaging box is the transmission base's AC power supply and built-in stereo RCA-plug cable to link the base to your audio source's RCA line-out connections.
- Enjoy movie and TV listening clearly and with your own volume control.
- Very good audio fidelity from this basic wireless system.
- Headphones store and recharge on base station.
- Extra headsets, the HDR 135, are available for multiple wireless listeners.
- Huge 100 meter, over 300 feet, range (line of sight)
- Includes 2 AAA NiMh rechargeable batteries
- Battery life - approximately 20 hours of playtime
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Headphone Type: Earpad
- Acoustic Seal: Open
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 24 ohms
- Sensitivity: 106 dB SPL/V
- THD+N: < 0.7 %
- Connector Type: RCA (on Transmitter Base Unit)
- Weight: 230 g (inc. batteries)
- Manufacturer Warranty: 2 year
- What's in the Box:
- Sennheiser RS 135 wireless headphones
- RS 135 base transmitter unit
- AC power supply
- RCA to mini (1/8") adapter
- (2) AAA NiMh rechargeable batteries
- mini (1/8") to 1/4" adapter
- Owner's manual