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: Yes indeed!
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 over-the-ear headphones, meaning the earcups will rest gently on the outside part of the earlobes. The RS-135 earpad cushions are made of a soft and comfortable velour fabric material and the headband padding is nicely positioned to prevent “hot spots” on top of your head during long listening sessions.
The headband frame contains two tiny metal plates between the pads that serve to make contact with the base station’s headphone hanger and provide the electrical connections needed to charge the wireless headphones Just simply hang the cans on the base station and, voila', they instantly start charging.
The headphone controls are simple and include volume, transmission tuning and an on/off switch. The base station itself has no controls. Simply place the headphones on the hanger, they will charge automatically and an LED light glows green to indicate full charging status. The Sennheiser RS-135 headphones will permanently store and charge on the included base station.
When you connect the base transmitter to any television audio line-out, it immediately begins transmitting when it self-detects the presence of a signal. With a range of over 300 ft., you can use this system nearly anywhere in the house.
Additional RS 135 RF headphones [called the Sennheiser HDR 120 unit] are available sold separately, so you can have two listeners from one single RS 135 base station if desired.
Please note some new 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 only.
This Sennheiser RS 135 RF 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.
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