The RS 160 is a two-part headphone system, powered by a couple of NiMH batteries and a transmitter that connects to your output device. It's very simple to set up as the whole system is plug and play. This compact and portable transmitter utilizes Kleer's uncompressed digital wireless audio transmission. It offers an effective range of 20m (line of sight), and can serve up to four pairs of headphone.
Posted by: greg2e from: boston, ma on
Great wireless headphones, do not get the Sony 900MHz Analog RF Wireless Headphones MDR-RF970R! I had to try and purchase 2 other brands to come to these headphones. If you don't have the money for these phones, get the Rocketfish Wireless Stereo Headphones RF-WHP01. They have good sound (they were just too small for my ears and were not leather).
34 out of 34 found this review helpful.
Posted by: MadMaxxNYC from: Brooklyn,NY on
These headphones by Senheiser are quite comfortable, deliver excellent bass response and treble response, are an overall excellent choice in wireless headphones, especially for a home theatre system. They isolate exterior ambient noise quite well. A great value for your money!
24 out of 25 found this review helpful.
Great First Impression
Posted by: johnny51273 from: Tulsa on
I just got these to replace a cheaper wired set I wear playing guitar. It only took 6 hrs to charge the batteries in the headset. I also had to purchase an 1/8" to 1/4" adapter to use with my amp or receiver. Plug and play works great. The tone and effects sound much closer to the sound produced by the amp so settings are more accurate.
I read one review that said that you couldn't use them to play guitar. I'm not sure if they have a super trained ear or didn't set them up properly but I can't notice a delay and they work well playing guitar or watching tv.
They are very comfortable and fit over my whole ear. They have good padding and fit well on my head.
Wish they would have provided a set of rechargeable batteries for the transmitter as well. A docking station would have also been nice.
Overall a great first impression and I'm happy with my purchase.
30 out of 34 found this review helpful.
Best so far.
Posted by: Papion420 from: Fairhope, Alabama on
This is my third set of head phones I have purchased from Best Buy and I am finally satisfied. They are so comfortable I forget I have them on. I can walk around the house and no distortion. I would recommend them to anyone seeking good quality sound.
17 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Great headphones, difficult to use
Posted by: Dave260 from: Fort Wayne, IN on
This is my third set of wireless RF headphones for use in the bedroom for my wife and I. We watch TV in the morning and at night, and listen to music on sleepless nights. The audio quality of the RS 160 is excellent, however, the controls lack any human factors for ease of use. To understand how to operate these headsets you have to read the users manual contained on the CD, as the multi-function power control is not intuitively obvious. To operate the headphone, one must remove them and directly look at the three switches (volume up, power, volume down). Otherwise, it is too easy to press the power button instead of the volume buttons. Once I installed adhesive backed, rubber pads on the volume up and volume down buttons, I was able to operate the headphone with it in place. The rubber pads allow me to feel the two volume control buttons and locate the power button in the middle. I am surprised that such a quality audio product did not include better printed material and tactile feel to the three control buttons.
22 out of 24 found this review helpful.
Great pair of headphones for the price
Posted by: abess13 from: Brownsburg on
From the reviews that I read, I was a little worried about the comfort of these headphones and the only complaint that I have is that they squeeze your head a little bit. Besides that, these are an awesome pair of headphones. The sound quality is superb (especially on a song that has great bass) and the ease of connectivity is even better. One of the good things about it is that there is an option for rechargeable batteries for both the transmitter and the headphones. The portability is a good feature. Definitely a great pair and I am glad I made the investment.
17 out of 18 found this review helpful.
Very cool wireless
Posted by: BestBuyer12011 from: Denver, Colorado on
It would have been nice to have a written manual as it was a gift to our mom who has no computer. It would have been nice to have re-chargeable batteries for the transmitter since there is an adapter jack to recharge both the transmitter and headphones at the same time. Good sound, good wireless distance, but a little heavy after a while. My kudos to the folks at Best Buy Store #209 for their great help and directing us to the right jack for the older equipment.
14 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Great for any audiophile or long-haul studying
Posted by: BrokeCollegeGirl14 from: Austin, TX on
First of all, let me begin by saying that I'm no spoiled brat that just buys the hottest electronics. I'm a broke college student working to pay my way through, so it took me a long time to decide to make this purchase (I got a bonus at work haha!!) and I have not been disappointed! Additionally, this review is coming after I've had the headphones for four months.
Okay, well I will say I have bit of an addiction to headphones/speakers and I have some sort of sound going on while I shower, in my bedroom, a pair (headphones) for working out, travelling, and I was looking for a pair that I could go wireless while I do things around my apartment. I've tried both sets of Sony wireless headphones (the ones that hook up using bluetooth as well as the ones with a setup similar to this one) and I wasn't satisfied until I ran across these. Overall I love the sound quality and it cancels noise like no other! I can't even hear my terrible singing over the music and I don't even have to blast the music to achieve it! I've been able to pick out little things in the beats of the songs that I haven't been able to enjoy with other headphones/speakers and the ear cups make them extremely comfortable to wear for a long period of time (rather than having your ears smashed by the other flat types). They're ergonomic (I have a big head lol) and I only felt uncomfortable for the first few times I wore them and then they relaxed a bit like a pair of new shoes.
There are not many downsides to these headphones except that if you want that crazy bass, you won't find it here, but you also won't be disappointed. Coming from a person who would take bass over anything, these are phenomenal! The clarity is out of this world. Additionally, I was able to walk all around my mom's large house (just under 3000 sq ft) up and downstairs with these on and the quality of the sound never let up. On the downside, I walk around my tiny apartment and the sound stops quite often (unlike others, when you get too far from the base, it doesn't crackle, it just beeps once and cuts out and then regains it's sound when it can). I realized that the more walls that come between you and the base, the weaker the signal; my mom's house is very open with minimal walls, so that's probably why it worked out. I also wish these had a stand to hang on like other wireless sennheisers I saw because I don't like my headphones to just lay there when they have a gap between the cushions for hanging. Anyway, I'm sure I've written too much but these were a wonderful buy!
14 out of 15 found this review helpful.
best bet for wireless headphones for movies
Posted by: Suicyco from: SC, CA on
I researched wireless headphones for a long time before buying. Then one day my wired headphones developed a short, so pulled the trigger. Research paid off.
I use these only for movies but movies with lots of special effects. The dynamic range is perfect for this use and the range allows me to listen from my kitchen, more than 16 feet from the station. I wouldn't dare compare them to my dual-driver in-ear monitors for music, but for my use - movies, A+
The only downsides have to do with the batteries.They are a small size in the head unit which is good for weight. However, being NiMh, they drain while the unit is off. Being small they don't seem to last long sitting unused and unplugged. The simple solution is to leave them plugged in when not in use. That's the other disappointment...
If you're willing to pay an extra $100 or so you can get equivilent phones that have a charging cradle. Having to insert a plug was unexpected, but I got what I paid for.
I gave 4 of 5 for comfort and fit only because I have not used them much yet and I am a little concerned about the durability of the set at the swivel point. That said, I have seen no actual problems at this time.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Great sound but a little awkward!
Posted by: thedvsmonkey from: IL on
My wife bought me wireless headphones and 6 years ago and I've used them every single day since then. Unfortunately, the ear pieces have disintegrated making them unusable. I finally decided on these as a replacement and didn't mind spending the extra money since Sennheiser makes good stuff. They sound great, set up was easy and I love them except for a few things. They really eat up batteries so get yourself a set of rechargeables so you always have a fresh pair on hand. Having to push a button on the receiver every time I want to use them is annoying. My old pair had an on/off switch so I just kept it on all the time. Now I have to remember to turn it on before I walk across the room and get into bed and get comfortable. And lastly, I only use these to watch tv when I'm in bed so the shape of the ear pieces has the bulk of the ear pieces in the rear of the phone which of course goes into the pillow which then jams forward and digs into my ears. Not the most comfortable for me. But, I can live with all of this.