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Sennheiser RS 170 (HDR 170)

Sennheiser RS 170 (HDR 170)
alaScore 87

4045 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4045 reviews of Sennheiser RS 170 (HDR 170). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the portability and price. The comfort and usability also get good feedback, whereas the soundstage and size get mixed views.

sound, usability, comfort, price, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sennheiser RS 170 (HDR 170) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sennheiser RS 170 (HDR 170)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 user reviews of Sennheiser RS 170 (HDR 170) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The comfort and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability. Some have doubts about the soundstage and size.

sound, usability, comfort, price, portability

size, soundstage

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser RS 170 Closed Digital Wireless Headphone Sennheiser HDR 170 Additional Digital Wireless headphone (without transmitter)

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sennheiser RS 170 (HDR 170)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1628 user reviews of Sennheiser RS 170 (HDR 170) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The comfort and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed views about the size.

sound, usability, comfort, price, portability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Headphone with Dynamic Bass and Surround SoundSennheiser HDR 170 Headphone Receiver Charger/Transmitter not IncludedSennheiser HDR 170 Headphone Receiver

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Sennheiser RS 170 review: Sennheiser RS 170

 

The $279.95 Sennheiser RS 170 is a set of wireless headphones with a base unit that doubles as a transmitter and a battery charger. One of the nicest things a reviewer can say about wireless headphones is that they don't sound like wireless headphones,...

The Sennheiser RS 170 is a full-size set of headphones with Kleer wireless technology that delivers CD-quality sound.

The awkward placement of the controls on the right earcup may require a longer learning curve for some users, and the transmitter/charger base lacks digital inputs.

The RS 170 continues Sennheiser's unchanging dedication to sonic clarity and they're well worth the price for anyone looking to grab wireless sound from a TV, AV receiver, cable box, or game console.

Sep, 2012
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Expert review by: Jammer (onheadphones.com)

Sennheiser RS 170 Wireless Headphones

 

The revolution in wireless headphones.

High quality sound. Transmitter doubles as a battery charger for headphone batteries. The range of the wireless signal is pretty good. You can pair multiple headphones with single transmitter

Volume controls on the headphones takes a little getting used to

This headphone set provides the best quality you could expect from a wireless headphone set today. The transmitter is also highly useful as it provides the functionality of a charger as well. In addition, the transmitter can support up to four...

Mar, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: Stuart Andrews (trustedreviews.com)

Sennheiser RS 170 Wireless Headphones

 

The Sennheiser RS 170 headphones offer a potent combination of practicality and audio quality.

Lossless wireless tech ; Good build quality ; Strong bass response

Boxy mid-range ; Wireless comes with price premium

Sennheiser’s RS 170 headphones offer a potent combination of practicality and audio quality while avoiding the traditional pitfalls of their peers. Whether you’re after some late-night home cinema or some music while you're doing the chores, these are...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Matt (tech-reviews.co.uk)

Sennheiser RS 170 Headphones Review

 

The Sennheiser RS 170 Headphones feature a completely wireless system to bring you extremely portable high quality headphones, don't let the wireless fool you though, the Sennheiser RS 170 Headphones still deliver the highest possible quality by...

These include UK, US, EU and AU wall adapters, detachable audio cable, RCA cable, 3.5 / 6.3mm adapter, 2 AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries (for headphones), cable dresser, cable binder and instruction manuals.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

A Wireless Headset : Sennheiser RS 170 WIreless Headset

 

b>Wireless technology has allowed users the freedom to work untethered with their keyboard and mouse. The same technology can also give greater freedom when listening to music.

With the volume set at a level for comfortable listening, it was possible to pick up some outside noise so you were not totally isolated from the world. This could prove useful if the phone or door bell demands your attention while listening to music

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Wireless or Wired : Sennheiser RS 170 & Cyber Snipa Sonar 5 1 Championship

 

Headsets are very popular ways to listen, here a choice of two. The first both conventional and unconventional as it lets you roam as its Wireless. The second intended more for gaming means you are tethered buts its USB.

Until you try a wireless headphone set you do not know the extra freedom it gives you, you could make a cup of tea, fetch a book from another room or visit the loo while still listening to your favourite music from the living room. It is 20x23x9cm...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: sa4321234 (cnet.com)

"Has Interference and annoying to use"

 

I'm disappointed in them, persistent interference or something noise in the background all the time. The noise is producible by changing channels with the remote, seems to have something to do with the picture changing on the screen, and it then...

Good sound reproduction

Continual Interference noise and poor button design

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: QuirkyD (cnet.com)

"Design flaws are shameful"

 

They annoy the BLEEP out of me and I am stuck with them.

I guess they sound good but it is hard to notice when I feel like WHIPPING them across the room and SMASHING them on the wall!

-buttons hard to tell when on or off

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: welcers (cnet.com)

"great lil' product"

 

great sound, modest price. max cordles convenience.

accurancy

plastic ear pads

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: IMSMARS (newegg.com)

Very nice Headphones

 

Excellent Sound and very comfortable fit. Using it to listen to TV so I don't have to raise volume. Discovered the background music in many shows and movies to be excellent that could not hear normally. Excellent gift for someone with a hear disability

The headset fits so comfortable and dampens external noise in the room. Can be a problem if someone is trying to get your attention - or maybe not. If this is a problem Sennheiser Silver RS 120 version not as comfortable or tight fitting but does a...

Aug, 2014

Product Specifications

Configuration

Active Noise Cancellation: No
Dolby PL / AC3: No
Earclip: No
Neckband: No
Noise Cancellation: No

General Features

Ear Canal Headphone:Not Applicable
Indoor/Outdoor :Indoor
Product Type:Headphones
Signal Connection:Kleer / UHF Digital
Type:Headphones / Traditional Headphone
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