Sennheiser RS 120 Headband Wireless Headphones - Black Reviews

Sennheiser RS 120 Headband Wireless Headphones - Black

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Sennheiser RS120 Wireless Headphones

Mar 11, 2010 (Updated Mar 11, 2010)
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Pros:Good clarity, comfortable, good coverage around the home

Cons:Ear pods are just a tad too large which causes problems when reclining.

The Bottom Line: A quality set of headphones with good clarity and overall quite comfortable.


This is not going to be a real technical review, and I am a bit out of my comfort zone writing in this category, but I am really enjoying these headphones and wanted to share my experience with you.

My husband brought home a set of Sennheiser RS120 Wireless Headphones several months ago, but I had never used them until the Olympics aired.  During those two weeks, my husband went to bed at 9:00 every night, yet I wanted to stay up until 11:00 and sometimes midnight to catch all the Olympic coverage.  The headphones worked like a charm.

The box contains a set of headphones, a recharging transmitter, the power supply and rechargeable batteries.  The box refers to these as "RF wireless headphone system with high fidelity sound".  They are designed for hi-fi, computer, or TV use, and have a range of 330 feet.

Set up is easy. Plug in the transmitter, and a green light will illuminate.  Below the green light is a red light, which glows when the headphones are charging.  Turn the on/off switch on the side of the headphones to "on", and you're good to go.  If you have reception problems, turn the receiver tuning button until you get good reception.  I have never had any interference issues from our TV, cable, or stereo while using the headphones.

Charging these headphones is very easy.  The transmitter has two posts sticking up from the base, and the headphones rest on these posts.  There are three pads along the top of the headphones, with a small metal section between them, and this metal section is what makes contact with the metal rods on the transmitter.  When the headphones are placed on the transmitter properly, the red charge light will light up.  I have made the mistake of doing this too hastily, and the connection was not made to recharge the unit, so be sure metal contacts metal.  The transmitter has a very small footprint, and measures a mere 9 inches in height.

In most situations wearing these headphones is quite comfortable, even though they are slightly bulky.  Each side of the headphones "headband" adjusts, making both the right and the left 1 1/2" longer, for a total of 3" added length.  I use mine on the smallest setting, which is perfect for my small frame, and they fit quite snugly on my head.

Each ear cushion is oval, and measures 3" by 4", and replacement cushions are available from the manufacturer.  There is a plastic tag that sticks out from the left cushion that reads "twist ear pad to open", and shows the picture of a battery. 

The volume button is on the right side, just above the tuning button, and I find it a little bit awkward to use while wearing these, so it takes some practice.  It would be easier for me if the buttons were on the front of the headphones instead of the back.

As for how well these work, I have been very pleased with them, but haven't had any other headphones to compare them to.  There is good stereo, and the sound is good, although listening to certain shows I occasionally feel like I am in a tunnel.  Listening to the songs of Celtic Woman on TV, and watching movies is a real pleasure!

No matter where I go in our 2000 square foot home, I have good reception.  It's so nice to take a snack or potty break from watching TV, and not miss what is going on. 

My one and only complaint about wearing these headphones is the size of the pads.  They are just a little too large, and when I lay my head back on my recliner the backs of the ear pads actually extend past the back of my ears too far, thus hitting my recliner, pushing them slightly forward on my head.  It doesn't really make much difference with sound quality, but it does with my comfort level.  The sound is crisp and clear with no static whatsoever.

The volume button turns the sound up extremely loud, so I would recommend these to a person who has hearing problems.  I don't have such problems, and keep my volume at a very low setting.  I like the fact that the headphones are fairly lightweight, and when sitting upright they are comfortable even when wearing them for a couple of hours.  I have never had the headphones die on me, so they hold a charge for many hours. 

Overall, I give these two thumbs up, and would purchase them again based on my experience.

These retail from $95-$130, so shop around if you are planning on buying a set.


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