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post #481 of 486
I appreciate your input. I know the RS195 is closed-back, with a lot of audio-altering circuitry. I'm not really surprised it sounds like it's reshaping the sound. The 185 is open, and supposedly more for "hi-fi" listening. I don't know if this means it sounds more natural (flatter) or not. I wish Headroom had the new RS series in its graph-building database, but they don't yet.
post #482 of 486
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Originally Posted by CH23 View Post
 

hi all,

 

i was looking for a good opportunity to buy these headphones for a long time, as i had, and still am, loving the rs180.

 

the only reason i held off for so long (since release) was the very steep price.

 

last week i finally managed to snatch a pair for a really nice price, and i'm thoroughly enjoying the sound of these.

 

 

the plan was to replace the rs180, which i use in office, however, due to all 2.4GHz bands being in use, this won't happen. (i tried them for half an hour and thought the headphones were broken, with the amount of drop-outs i had)

 

i took them home, let them charge, and have been enjoying them at home without a single drop-out for a few days. (coaxial with my FiiO X5, analogue with my turntable, and optical with my (apple)tv)

 

something i'm missing with most cans, but not with these, is a very nice balance between bass and treble. great.

 

i do find the 16 hour charging time for only 8 hours of music a bit strange. the RS180 needs only 6 hours of charging for 24 hours of music. same batteries.

while i understand that there's a lot more happening in the transmissions between the 220 than the 180, i don't get that the charging time must also be tripled.(for instance, the audio on the RS180 is compressed, thus less data must be transmitted per timeframe. this is also the most likely reason why those have little to none dropouts at work)

 

apart from these headphones, i also tried the RS195, and, although they are marketed as "audiophile grade", they are far from that. even with all the settings and knobs turned to off, the system changes the sound between source, and ears. i was extremely disappointed with that. the RS180, though hardly noticeable to me, messes with loudness levels a bit, and the RS220 doesn't seem to change anything on its own.

 

for those looking for great wireless headphones, i would recommend these.

 

and a second pair of triple A eneloop batteries.

 

 

P.S. sorry for waking a sleeping thread, but i really wanted to add this. it's hard to get any information on these headphones, that wasn't a direct copy-paste from Sennheisers' marketing department

 

 

-CH23

Thanks for this. I was looking a comparison between RS185-RS195 and RS220. I am glad I chose RS220.

 

Off-topic: I need new power adapter for my base station. The only option is ordering online. But I don't know whether the socket is generic and what size is it. Can you help? The original adapter is ridiculously expensive.


Edited by rikk009 - 11/20/15 at 4:52pm
post #483 of 486
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Originally Posted by rikk009 View Post
 

Thanks for this. I was looking a comparison between RS185-RS195 and RS220. I am glad I chose RS220.

 

Off-topic: I need new power adapter for my base station. The only option is ordering online. But I don't know whether the socket is generic and what size is it. Can you help? The original adapter is ridiculously expensive.


i would go for the original preferably. it's possible a generic power supply can be used, but will affect the sound in a negative way.

post #484 of 486

Generic adapter is fine, the voltage must be exactly the same, polarity correct and ampage either the same or higher. There is a switching power supply inside anyway so unless the generic supply produces high ripple and is poorly grounded there is no way to tell the difference.

post #485 of 486

Thanks. I went ahead and bought a generic adapter for now atleast. I did exactly what you said and it works great. 

post #486 of 486

I wanted to ask a technical question.

 

What will happen if I use a USB to optical converter to feed the RS220 via fiber cable? The signal is not processed by a DAC so will I hear anything?

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