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post #121 of 448

dont see why not but why not email senn and ask

 

but the stand is actually really good as it doubles as a headphone stand and recharges them at the same time

post #122 of 448


Hello klvru,

 

Yes, you may pair the HDR 180 (RS 180 receivers/headphones) to the RS 160 transmitter.

 

Do check with your nearest Sennheiser dealer for a separate HDR 180 if you're getting the RS 160 

 

 

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Originally Posted by klvru View Post

I know this is a rather old thread, I'm planning to get the RS180 but the transmitter is holding me back. I know you can't operate it through battery hence is not portable. I'm wondering if is possible to use the RS 160 transmitter with rs 180?

post #123 of 448

Will I get same sound quality on rs 180(same as it own transmitter) if I use rs 160 transmiter?

post #124 of 448

Should do, it just won't have the same range, hence it'll cut out at a shorter distance than the RS180 transmitter.

I believe all 3 models have slightly different ranges, can't remember exactly what they are, check the Sennheiser website.


Edited by jalyst - 11/6/10 at 10:55pm
post #125 of 448

You will hear a different sound quality on the HDR 180 (headphones/receivers) when pairing it to the RS 160 transmitter. Do note that the RS 180 transmitter has ALC and balance controls, and that the HDR 180 are open headphones while the HDR 160 are closed headphones. 

 

Range also differs for the transmitters - 20m for RS 160, 80m for RS 170 and 100m for RS 180 (approx. in open area)

 

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Originally Posted by eterniaz View Post

Will I get same sound quality on rs 180(same as it own transmitter) if I use rs 160 transmiter?

post #126 of 448

That's odd, it was confirmed to me by Senn. reps that balance & ALC occurs on the headphone itself? (HDR 180)

 

I reckon the only difference in quality you'll notice is when you go too far out-of-range.

i.e. no quality; because the signal will cut entirely instead of being crackly etc.

 

This will occur more easily using the RS160 transmitter because it's range is nowhere near as good as the rs180 transmitter.

post #127 of 448

Hi jalyst

 

Basically, it really depends on which transmitter you've paired your headphones to. 

 

If you pair the HDR 180 headphones to the RS 160 transmitter, you won't get ALC though you may adjust the balance using the buttons on the HDR 180 headphones.

 

However, if you pair the HDR 160 headphones to the RS 180 transmitter, you will be able to enjoy ALC though you will have to use the button on the RS 180 transmitter. You won't get balance control on the HDR 160 as neither this headphone nor the RS 180 transmitter has the buttons for this function. 

 

Another scenario - If you've paired the HDR 180 headphones to RS 170 transmitter, you will enjoy the Dynamic Bass and Surround Sound modes though you can only control these features on the transmitter. And like in the HDR 180 - RS 160 pairing, you may may adjust the balance using the buttons on the HDR 180 headphones.

 

 

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Originally Posted by jalyst View Post

That's odd, it was confirmed to me by Senn. reps that balance & ALC occurs on the headphone itself? (HDR 180)

 

I reckon the only difference in quality you'll notice is when you go too far out-of-range.

i.e. no quality; because the signal will cut entirely instead of being crackly etc.

 

This will occur more easily using the RS160 transmitter because it's range is nowhere near as good as the rs180 transmitter.

post #128 of 448

Hey guys,

 

I am considering buying the RS180 or RS170. Which one do you think I should buy... They would mainly be for watching TV and Movies. My TV in in a quite noisy envirennment but I still want the RS180 for the superior SQ And dont really need the surround which I read is more of a gimmick.

 

What do you think

 

I had a pair of cheap RCA 900Mhz Cans so this is a big step up and I dont want to be dissapointed...

 

 

post #129 of 448

Hi. Welcome to Headfi and sorry about your wallet I would have bought the RS170 if i had to listen to them in a noisy place. Maybe you can pm Yufee on page 8 as he owns both the Rs170 and the 180. I think this is like listen to wired cans just without the wire so i dont think you wil be disapointed.
 

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Originally Posted by MixMaxime View Post

Hey guys,

 

I am considering buying the RS180 or RS170. Which one do you think I should buy... They would mainly be for watching TV and Movies. My TV in in a quite noisy envirennment but I still want the RS180 for the superior SQ And dont really need the surround which I read is more of a gimmick.

 

What do you think

 

I had a pair of cheap RCA 900Mhz Cans so this is a big step up and I dont want to be dissapointed...

 

 

post #130 of 448

I PM'd Yufee, we'll see if he answers...

 

Thanks for your thoughts Very Legal

post #131 of 448
Quote:
Originally Posted by MixMaxime View Post

Hey guys,

 

I am considering buying the RS180 or RS170. Which one do you think I should buy... They would mainly be for watching TV and Movies. My TV in in a quite noisy envirennment but I still want the RS180 for the superior SQ And dont really need the surround which I read is more of a gimmick.

 

What do you think

 

I had a pair of cheap RCA 900Mhz Cans so this is a big step up and I dont want to be dissapointed...

 

 


I think you will need the 170 with the closed back.

 

I really think Sennheiser made a mistake with this range as in the old range the surround version was open and the high level version for the hard-of-hearing was closed.

 

In the new range it's the other way round.

 

I think they should have made the 170 open and the 180 closed - maybe in the next range.....

post #132 of 448

Pretty sure i'm going with the 180... After reading more furums talking about the differences between the two...

 

I will move the refrigerator that makes most of the noise... Should be fine...

 

Still waiting on the answer from Yufee ... but next weekend, I'm buying.

post #133 of 448

The 180's great.....
All the advantages of a decent (not top-end) corded open circumaural, but in a wireless package.
So long as you haven't got excessive ambient noise... you'll love it.

The simulated surround and bass boost on the 170 are nothing special.
I listened and would greatly prefer my receiver or SU-DH1 so I can utilise DD or DTS 5.1.

And the bass boost doesn't make the 170's bass dramatically better than the 180's.
Excessive noise from leakage isn't an issue with the 180 IME, sound does leech-in a little more easily though.


Edited by jalyst - 11/11/10 at 5:51pm
post #134 of 448

Just bought the RS180

 

I moved the fridge that made most of the noise...

 

Thanks guys

post #135 of 448

enjoy :)

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