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Hi, I have bought RS 160 headphones and am quite pleased. But now I want to buy RS 180 headphones (without transmitter) to use with the 160 transmitter. I have 2 questions though - 1. Can both RS 160 headphones and RS 180 headphones work simultaneously with the RS 160 transmitter? 2. Is there any difference in sound quality when I connect the RS 180 headphones with the RS 160 transmitter from when I connect the RS 180 headphones with RS 180 transmitter? I want to know whether RS 180 headphones will sound equally good when connected to RS 160 transmitter as when connected to RS 180 transmitter?
post #302 of 442

Yes, you may pair the HDR 180 (i.e. RS 180 headphones) to the TR 160 (i.e. RS 160 transmitter). In fact, you may pair up to 4 Sennheiser wireless headphones to the transmitter at the same time. 

 

Sound-wise, there'll definitely be some difference. The RS 180 headphones are open with velour pads while the RS 160 are closed and come with leatherette pads.

 

Additionally, with your proposed setup, you won't get to utilise the Automatic Level Control for the RS 180 headphones. However, the Balance Control is local to the headphones so you can still make right/left volume adjustments even if the RS 160 do not offer this feature.

 

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Originally Posted by BigMak2012 View Post

Hi, I have bought RS 160 headphones and am quite pleased. But now I want to buy RS 180 headphones (without transmitter) to use with the 160 transmitter. I have 2 questions though - 1. Can both RS 160 headphones and RS 180 headphones work simultaneously with the RS 160 transmitter? 2. Is there any difference in sound quality when I connect the RS 180 headphones with the RS 160 transmitter from when I connect the RS 180 headphones with RS 180 transmitter? I want to know whether RS 180 headphones will sound equally good when connected to RS 160 transmitter as when connected to RS 180 transmitter?
post #303 of 442

I have a RS160 for late night tv watching but I'm thinking of buying more wireless, so I ordered two full sets of RS180

 

My question:

 

I will now have THREE base stations. I want to connect each base station to a different TV system (I have three TVs)

 

Can I use my two RS180 headsets one day on one system and then use the same headsets with a different base station the next day. Will the base station automatically pair with whatever base station happens to be on? Depending on what I am watching (HT system, main TV or bedroom TV), I want to be able to switch my headsets to a different source

 

I think this will work but I wanted to confirm


Edited by warpdriver - 6/5/12 at 11:47am
post #304 of 442

Hey Rosmadi...after returning  the RS 180s for short range transmission I ordered the RS160s ( instead of the RS 170s-because I liked the small tramsnitter)....I tried them out for a few weeks and returned them also! The 160s were a bit better with transmitted range ( 85 ft), but I still wasn't satisfied....and YES! I did perform the 'direct' method as well... I am happy with sounds and everything but to me its not worth the  money these cost if I cannot use these 'outside' in my yard !  I am open to trying something else unless you convince me otherwise!..Thanks again for your concerns!

post #305 of 442

Is it possible to use an RS 180 headset with the RS 160 transmitter?

post #306 of 442

@beerhunt I find it really strange that you have range issues... I live on the 3rd floor of a building and not only I can go from one side of the apartment to the other across 2 closed doors and still get clear signal but I have went down with the garbadge and even in the street I was getting signal.

 

How far were you from the docking station?

post #307 of 442

Also, btw, I wouldn't recommend the RS180 to use outside... not only they are open phones I would be afraid of dust and such to easily jump in :P

 

But... if what you want is wireless good sound outside I would recommend the Sennheiser PX 210 BT.

 

I have used them now for 2 weeks and I simply love them!!!

 

Use them with any BT device (ipad, iphone, etc) and listen to your tracks.

 

If you want to go really nuts in sound quality get the Apt-x dongle but honestly... they don't need that...

 

Cheers!

post #308 of 442
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Originally Posted by K1NJO View Post

Is it possible to use an RS 180 headset with the RS 160 transmitter?

See post #302

post #309 of 442

Yes it is. I am using my RS 180 headphones with RS 160 transmitter and it works great.

 

Check Rosmadi's reply to my question to get more detail.

 

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Originally Posted by K1NJO View Post

Is it possible to use an RS 180 headset with the RS 160 transmitter?

post #310 of 442

Ahhh ok!  I don't know how I missed those posts.

 

Now if I can just find the RS 160 transmitter by itself...

post #311 of 442

Sorry for this late reply. Just got back from my vacation.

 

Anyway you may use your headsets with any of your transmitters. However, you'll need to firstly pair each of the headset individually to each transmitter (of which it wasn't originally paired to). 

 
Do note that the headset will automatically be connected to the last transmitter it was paired and connected to. If you wish to connect it to another transmitter in the same room, you'll have to do it manually (i.e. turn off the other transmitter). 

 

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Originally Posted by warpdriver View Post

I have a RS160 for late night tv watching but I'm thinking of buying more wireless, so I ordered two full sets of RS180

 

My question:

 

I will now have THREE base stations. I want to connect each base station to a different TV system (I have three TVs)

 

Can I use my two RS180 headsets one day on one system and then use the same headsets with a different base station the next day. Will the base station automatically pair with whatever base station happens to be on? Depending on what I am watching (HT system, main TV or bedroom TV), I want to be able to switch my headsets to a different source

 

I think this will work but I wanted to confirm

post #312 of 442
  1. Can the HDR 180 (RS 180 headphones) be charged using TX 170 (RS 170 base/transmitter)?
  2. Can the HDR 170 (RS 170 headphones) be charged using TX 180 (RS 180 base/transmitter)?
post #313 of 442

Yes, both headphones can be charged with either transmitter.

 

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Originally Posted by BigMak2012 View Post

  1. Can the HDR 180 (RS 180 headphones) be charged using TX 170 (RS 170 base/transmitter)?
  2. Can the HDR 170 (RS 170 headphones) be charged using TX 180 (RS 180 base/transmitter)?
post #314 of 442

I'm doing some research online to decide between the 170 and 180. I was leaning towards the 180, then came across a review on Amazon for the 180's that contained the following:

 

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Despite Amazon lists this item as "Sennheiser RS180 Digital Wireless Headphone System with Dynamic Surround Sound", this is NOT the model with surround sound. If the surround sound feature is important to you, RS 170 is the one you want.

I purchased the RS180 from Amazon. No until I openned the item, read the manual, and confirmed with Sennheiser's website, I realized that Amazon made a mistake on listing it as "with Dynamic Surround Sound". RS 180 has something call ALC ("Automatic Level Control" enhances speech intelligibility). Sennheiser made no claim to have surround sound feature in the manual or their website for the RS180. Unlike the RS 170, the Dynamic Bass Boost & Surround Sound on/off buttons do not exist on the headset. RS 170 is the one with Dynamic Bass Boost and Surround Sound simulation features.

 

The main thing I want to use the headphones for is watching movies and getting a theater-like sound experience. Can anyone vouch for the 180's vs. 170's, which has the best sound for watching Blu-Rays?

post #315 of 442
Got a question. I bought rs 180 and love it. But not the ear pads though. I love the soft ear pads of rs 170 and have bought the replacement ear pads from Headphone mate eBay store. What's your opinion on this.

What have u done to replace the ear pads of rs180



Thanks.
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