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Quickie RS 160 review:
 
Purchased them from http://www.headphone.com/   B stock RS 160's.  These are the ones with the small base transmitter power by two AA's.  Glad I bought them wish I had gotten them sooner.  Finally a wireless headphone that I can audio edit [spoken word] content with.  Been audio editing spoken word content and mixing since 1997 professionally.  Noise floor is very clean and extremely stable.  I'm frankly impressed.  What little noise down there is probably generated by other devices. 
 
When compared to the Sony MDR 6000....no comparison.  MDR 6k's are going on eBay soon.  I also bought those from http://www.headphone.com earlier this year or late last year.  The Sonys are bulky and don't fit well leaving a open gap in front of my ears.  The angle of the Sony's was odd.  They also interfered with one of my laptops wi-fi. 
 
Fit with the RS160 is good.  These are a great choice for TV and casual music listening.  They are in no way a substitute for my ratty old Sennheiser HD 540 with a even a modest amp such as the HeadRoom total bit head.  Or even my new replaceable cable Shure SE 425 IEM my current 2nd favorite headphone .  The RS 160 are not an audiophile level experience or headphone you would want for critical music immersion.  They are a convent alternative for what they are designed for.  Non picky people may be happy fine with them for ALL music listening. 
 
Transmitter range is adequate for my needs but the added range of the RS170 or 180 would be welcome but not essential.  Since I have multiple computers in more than one place the small transmitter base is extremely handy.  No power cord for the transmitter is great when you want to go portable.  If you have little need to have such a small and portable base transmitter you may want the 170 or 180 instead for the added range. 
 
Any questions fire away.  popcorn.gif
post #137 of 442

Thanks for the RS 160 review. Glad you like them :)

post #138 of 442

Would someone know how much delay these headphones cause? I’m most likely to buy either 170 or 180 (even though I absolutely love the looks of 598 so I haven’t totally made up my mind yet.. ;)), and I’m going to use them (at least 50% of the usage) to play FPS games with my PS3. In that kind of games, delay in picture or sound == death..

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Would someone know how much delay these headphones cause? I’m most likely to buy either 170 or 180 (even though I absolutely love the looks of 598 so I haven’t totally made up my mind yet.. ;)), and I’m going to use them (at least 50% of the usage) to play FPS games with my PS3. In that kind of games, delay in picture or sound == death..


Ask Sennheiser.

 

The first ones had quite a long delay, but I queried this will Sennheiser about 9 months ago and they said that were already looking into it and it would be shortened - so current versions should be better than the originals.

 

Personally, for your use, I would use wired headphones that have zero latency.

 

 

 

post #140 of 442

Just tested it. Less delay than with a cell phone or VOIP type phone. Sorry I don't have a micro second number for you but sounds like anything less than a wired headphone is less than ideal. Just buy a set if they don't work out sell on eBay or here.



 

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Originally Posted by dogilainen View Post

Would someone know how much delay these headphones cause? I’m most likely to buy either 170 or 180 (even though I absolutely love the looks of 598 so I haven’t totally made up my mind yet.. ;)), and I’m going to use them (at least 50% of the usage) to play FPS games with my PS3. In that kind of games, delay in picture or sound == death..

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Originally Posted by dogilainen View Post

Would someone know how much delay these headphones cause? I’m most likely to buy either 170 or 180 (even though I absolutely love the looks of 598 so I haven’t totally made up my mind yet.. ;)), and I’m going to use them (at least 50% of the usage) to play FPS games with my PS3. In that kind of games, delay in picture or sound == death..



I can't see any issue with my "original" RS180.

post #142 of 442

Thanks for the answers guys. I asked from Sennheiser about the delay, and they just answered: The delay in both RS 170/180 is 25 ms.

 

Now I just have to decide between 170 and 180...


Edited by dogilainen - 11/19/10 at 4:21am
post #143 of 442

I think the best bet here goes to the Rs180 if  its going to be used in cuite  surroundings. if noisy surroundings the Rs170.
 

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Thanks for the answers guys. I asked from Sennheiser about the delay, and they just answered: The delay in both RS 170/180 is 25 ms.

 

Now I just have to decide between 170 and 180...

post #144 of 442

Hi guys,

 

just got my RS-180 delivered - sound great :)

 

Only thing weird is, they been charging now for over 20 hours after my first use...

 

Anyways, got a couple of questions regarding the Surround Headphone Adapter mentioned in this thread - JVC SU-DH1 & MixAmp:

 

(1) Are there better alternatives to these 2 ?

 

I read some bad reviews about both of them and they're pretty old as well...

 

(2) Can these 2 - or other Surround Headphone Adapter alternatives - handle DTS-HD or Dolby True-HD sources ?

 

Thanx for your input !

 

- M

post #145 of 442

They're the only two simulated surround headphone adapters I'm aware of, I researched extensively about both.

If you're more of a gamer the mixamp is the better choice, maybe even if you're not, as the mixamp is the only one still actively developed/supported.

 

I'm very happy with my SU-DH1, unlike Mixamp is supports DTS 5.1, which is sometimes present on PS3 games & even more so in movies.

But it's EOL, so may be hard to find now......

 

Finally... if you want Hi-Def DD & DTS you'll have to look into AVR's or seperates I'm afraid.


Edited by jalyst - 12/5/10 at 8:16pm
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They're the only two simulated surround headphone adapters I'm aware of, I researched extensively about both.

If you're more of a gamer the mixamp is the better choice, maybe even if you're not, as the mixamp is the only one still actively developed/supported.

 

Finally... if you want Hi-Def DD & DTS you'll have to look into AVR's or seperates I'm afraid.

post #147 of 442

@ jalyst & mcnoiserdc:

 

thanx for your response.

 

I am a gamer (video game consoles only) but it's more about the movies.

 

I am assuming that (certain) AVR's would have a dedicated headphone jack that supports surround sound output also for HD sources such as DTS-HD and True-HD ?

 

Do I need to keep an eye out for AVR's that support the RS-180's or should all of them (that do support surround sound output through the headphone jack) be compatible with the RS-180 ?

 

Also, my RS-180 keep charging and charging and never finish charging... really weird...

 

They had 3 full runs of 24 hours of charging and the orange LED is still on. Used them twice only so far for maybe 3 hours each. I contacted Sennheiser support already; they haven't got back to me yet...

 

Thanx !

 

- M

post #148 of 442

Possibly, I haven't look into this area in a long time, my memory's hazy....

I don't think you'd need an AVR which has explicit support for the RS180, just one with some form of simulated surround & analogue-out via a standard head-jack.

Re charging, the initial charging process is weird as I recall, consult the documentation you were given & on their site, but it does sound potentially faulty.

post #149 of 442

I believe you just need the avr to have some sort of surround output through standard head-jack like jaylist said.

post #150 of 442

 

i have been lurking around your forums awhile and since you all finally convinced me to pick up a pair of the rs170's i thought i would forward the deal i found for RS160 $128.60, RS170 $148.98, RS180 $203.22

 

cheers and thanks for all the info.

 

pjz.

 

http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/233496

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