Sennheiser RS175 wireless TV headphones £99.95 delivered at Sennheiser Outlet (B Stock)
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Sennheiser RS175 wireless TV headphones £99.95 delivered at Sennheiser Outlet (B Stock)

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I bought a pair of these from the Outlet to replace my aging RS 160 and they look brand new. Free delivery and free returns if you don't like them.
The link takes you to the whole Outlet - either filter to Home and TV Audio or scroll down to find them.
Great for watching TV late at night. Connect by 3.5mm audio cable or optical (toslink/ S/Pdif)
3221343.jpgComes with full 2 year Sennheiser warranty.
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Awesome for watching late night movies about murders and burglars, alone in a dark room with no clue if some just broke a glass pain in your door to gain access.
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A steal, awesome for watching films and TV shows with, great sound.
Edited by: "corkeinator" 27th Apr
Awesome for watching late night movies about murders and burglars, alone in a dark room with no clue if some just broke a glass pain in your door to gain access.
Bought these for my PS4, headsets are usually pants and I don't use a Mic, so these seemed perfect and get amazing reviews.

Thanks very much, OP.
Look like a good price - thank you very much.
Excellent headphones, I really like mine.
Anyone bought B stock from them before? What's it like?
corkeinator13 h, 37 m ago

A steal, awesome for watching films and TV shows with, great sound.


Are they good for music?
ra7866 h, 27 m ago

Anyone bought B stock from them before? What's it like?


Mine looked brand new. From what I've read, some are customer returns (could be warranty or just within the 30 days or whatever it is) but others are just damaged boxes or old/discontinued stock.
Still using my 10yr old rs140’s, bomb proof headphones, but do I need a newer set
Do they have a balance control or separate volume for each ear?
GreenJohn30 m ago

Do they have a balance control or separate volume for each ear?


One volume for both ears.
may seem like a dumb question but is the volume control independent of input ?
I have a hearing deficiency and when listening to a film on my laptop simply cant get the volume I need so end up using subtitles which can detract from the visuals sometimes.
In essence I need a separate amplifier, do any users have any pointers / advice ?
Thanks.
Following feedback comments received I've ordered the RS 195 as they have additional controls that will be useful.
A BIG thank you to both the respondents and original poster.
I'm really looking forward to using them
Edited by: "uksnapper" 28th Apr
uksnapper10 m ago

may seem like a dumb question but is the volume control independent of …may seem like a dumb question but is the volume control independent of input ?I have a hearing deficiency and when listening to a film on my laptop simply cant get the volume I need so end up using subtitles which can detract from the visuals sometimes.In essence I need a separate amplifier, do any users have any pointers / advice ?Thanks.


The volume on these boosts whatever the source volume is. On my TV, I can increase the volume of the 3.5mm headphone out in settings then manage the volume separately on the headphones. I think the output on optical is fixed though. Sennheiser do a pair of headphones for those with hearing loss - the RS 195 in the same range. More expensive than the 175 though.
Are these 7.1 Surround? Would it work with an Xbox One?
uksnapper43 m ago

may seem like a dumb question but is the volume control independent of …may seem like a dumb question but is the volume control independent of input ?I have a hearing deficiency and when listening to a film on my laptop simply cant get the volume I need so end up using subtitles which can detract from the visuals sometimes.In essence I need a separate amplifier, do any users have any pointers / advice ?Thanks.


My RS160’s have a balance control on them and an independent volume control. Might find other headphones in the RS range do - RS 165s ?

Edit - mine are actually 140s
Edited by: "alictait" 28th Apr
PsillyPseudonym49 m ago

Are these 7.1 Surround? Would it work with an Xbox One?


No, they only accept stereo via optical as far as I'm aware. The surround they're on about is their own processing of stereo I think. They should work with an Xbox One though as xbox does have a optical out. Otherwise most TVs also have an optical out as well.

If you wanted something similar that did accept 7.1 you'd need to pay more and get the Sony MDR-HW700DS.
If these are the digital ones, this is a steal
speculatrix40 m ago

If these are the digital ones, this is a steal


It says the following:

Features & details
  • Closed back headphones with digital wireless audio transmission
  • Digital audio clarity and transmission range up to 328 ft/100 m (line of sight)
  • Multi-purpose transmitter - functions as easy-charge cradle and docking station
  • Multi-receiver transmission - transmitter supports up to two pairs of headphones simultaneously
  • Ergonomic design for enhanced wearing comfort. Maximum sound pressure level: 114 dB at 1kHz, 3% THD
Awesome! Many thanks to OP. Been after a pair of these for a while.
Thanks OP. I really shouldn't be spending £100 on a strictly unnecessary item at the moment, but I live in fear of my RS 140 headphones falling apart (I wear them every day for at least an hour and often much longer) and these will put my mind at ease.

I do actually have an even older set of RS 140s as spare at the moment, but they are held together with gaffer tape and a de-handled metal spatula which was the only thing I could find that was stiff and springy enough to sort-of repair the over the head plastic section when it snapped after years of hard use. I think it's time to put them out of their misery. :-)
I really shouldn't buy these.... I currently just use my Hyper X cloud headphones plugged into Shield controller, does anyone know if these 175's would sound better than the Hypers?
For the record, I think I know why these are B-grade... a lot of people will put them on and think they're not very comfortable. It might depend on how much hair you've got to provide additional padding. I don't have any. :-)

The sound quality and price are superb, but if I'd tried these on in a shop I wouldn't have bought them. Headphones are like shoes... they're either comfortable or they're not. My old RS 140s were lovely right from the start (unlike the 120s which sit on the ear and gave me earache) which is why I used them for a decade and wore out the first set. These 175s... well, I'm sure the pads will soften with use, but I think I'm going to try and get some replacement pads and doctor them somehow. For this money I don't mind a bit of messing about, but at full price they'd have gone back in a heartbeat.

The 175s are definitely more sound-isolating than my 140s, which is a good sometimes, but not if you don't like being sneaked up on. :-) I'm also not a huge fan of the digital buttons rather than good old fashioned analogue dials and switches. But the bonus there is that it's harder to accidentally alter the volume by resting your head on the sofa, deafening yourself. Not that I'm stupid enough to do anything like that. Honest.

Oh, and it's slightly more of a pain replacing the batteries now. On the 140s I just have a couple of spare AAA's charged and swap them when required. The two batteries both go on the same side, whereas on the 175s it's a battery either side (for balance I imagine, not that I ever noticed a problem with the 140s). Not a big deal, especially if you always use the stand to charge, but at full price these products aren't cheap and niggles add up when you're researching. Hope this helps someone in the future.
Andrew_McP02/05/2019 12:45

For the record, I think I know why these are B-grade... a lot of people …For the record, I think I know why these are B-grade... a lot of people will put them on and think they're not very comfortable. It might depend on how much hair you've got to provide additional padding. I don't have any. :-)The sound quality and price are superb, but if I'd tried these on in a shop I wouldn't have bought them. Headphones are like shoes... they're either comfortable or they're not. My old RS 140s were lovely right from the start (unlike the 120s which sit on the ear and gave me earache) which is why I used them for a decade and wore out the first set. These 175s... well, I'm sure the pads will soften with use, but I think I'm going to try and get some replacement pads and doctor them somehow. For this money I don't mind a bit of messing about, but at full price they'd have gone back in a heartbeat.The 175s are definitely more sound-isolating than my 140s, which is a good sometimes, but not if you don't like being sneaked up on. :-) I'm also not a huge fan of the digital buttons rather than good old fashioned analogue dials and switches. But the bonus there is that it's harder to accidentally alter the volume by resting your head on the sofa, deafening yourself. Not that I'm stupid enough to do anything like that. Honest.Oh, and it's slightly more of a pain replacing the batteries now. On the 140s I just have a couple of spare AAA's charged and swap them when required. The two batteries both go on the same side, whereas on the 175s it's a battery either side (for balance I imagine, not that I ever noticed a problem with the 140s). Not a big deal, especially if you always use the stand to charge, but at full price these products aren't cheap and niggles add up when you're researching. Hope this helps someone in the future.



Re: comfort, a lot to me depends on whether these are actually om the ear or (well) over the ear. I've had a few pairs from the outlet. The last was a pair of HD599 which have enormous earpads and are great.
I've had to return a pair of earbuds. I really don't get on any way with earbuds, these were the CX 7.00BT. They seemed to me to have a highly distorting top end. Maybe they were faulty. Their return procedure is via UPS and involves calling them to book at appointment when you have to be 'in' for a day.
If anyone knows.... Are those any better from Sony 1000 XM2 for movies-series watch? Do they worth buying if u have the headphone mentioned? I do have a Samsung Q90R and watch movies etc from TV speakers. Would those headphones provide better sound? (In a room so can't have multi-channel speakers etc)
jasee6 h, 5 m ago

a lot to me depends on whether these are actually om the ear or (well) …a lot to me depends on whether these are actually om the ear or (well) over the ear.


I learned the hard way with RS 120s, which were my first wireless headphones because they were more affordable at the time. I tried hard to like them, but my ears will not tolerate headphones which clamp on top of my ears; they get very sore very quickly. The 175s are certainly plenty big enough to surround my growing ears (getting older sucks!) but the foam is just too stiff (so far) for my tastes. My beloved 140s have foam which is -- even allowing for spreading with time -- is significantly broader, spreading the load over a greater area of head.

Back in the early 80's, back before I used to wonder about the transmission of head lice and associated human head horrors, Laskys in central Manchester used to have a wall of headphones you could try on, all playing the same thing. I spent a lot of time there fantasising over some of the best kit they had on show. There's never a substitute for actually trying things on, and I'd think I'd still be in Laskys today if it existed... and if they didn't mind me bringing sterilising wipes. :-)
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