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Hi, I am looking for wifi headphones. I am hard of hearing so must have a treble control and minimum bass.

I dont know whether over or on ear would be better I dont want an open back for fear of sound leakage bothering my wife.. Their sole use will be tv listening.

My budget is around £70.00. I have found two that I quite like namely Sennheiser RS 120 ii and Phillips SCH 8525.

I would very much appreciate recommendations please and opinions on my choices. Thanks jack

post #2 of 8
The RS 120 is an open headphone but it works very well. A good closed wireless headphone is the Sennheiser RS170 but I am not sure what it goes for in your neck of the woods.
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Hi Byrnie, Thanks for that. I think I need a closed over ear as my wife and I sit  together whenever we watch tv and sound from an open back would be irritating for her.

The Sennheiser is about £160 [ $266 ] from Amazon uk and is above my budget. I would prefer about £75 [$115.]

I have lost high note frequency in my hearing so a lot of bass is no good for me. I need a soft tone with more treble than bass. I assume that cans with seperate controls are only available on higher end models.

The cans must be wireless. From the limited info that I have provided are you please able to recommend a few models that fit the bill. I assume you would not recommend Phillips!!! Thanks again. regards jack

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Originally Posted by jackteet View Post

Hi Byrnie, Thanks for that. I think I need a closed over ear as my wife and I sit  together whenever we watch tv and sound from an open back would be irritating for her.
The Sennheiser is about £160 [ $266 ] from Amazon uk and is above my budget. I would prefer about £75 [$115.]
I have lost high note frequency in my hearing so a lot of bass is no good for me. I need a soft tone with more treble than bass. I assume that cans with seperate controls are only available on higher end models.
The cans must be wireless. From the limited info that I have provided are you please able to recommend a few models that fit the bill. I assume you would not recommend Phillips!!! Thanks again. regards jack

I haven't heard anything positive or negative about the philips ones and I only have experience with the RS120 as I own two pairs for watching TV while the baby is asleep.

Here's are some great guides for that kind of stuff:
http://www.head-fi.org/a/2013-head-fi-winter-gift-guide-wireless-headphones
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-wireless
Edited by Byrnie - 2/22/14 at 4:03pm
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi Byrnie,

Thanks for the links which are most helpful. I like the sennheiser but being open backed I assume that my wife sitting next to me will hear sound from the headphones.

As an alternative I rather like the Sony MDRRF 865 RK which are closed and over ear.This is nearer my budget than the sennheiser 160. In your opinion are Sony headphones worth a look. thanks jack.

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I own a pair of the RS120. They are open back, but unless you have them real loud, they don't leak too bad. The sound is good and they are comfortable. I use mine at night because I like to listen to the TV when I go to bed and my wife likes to have quiet. Works well for me.

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Hi Chuck, Thanks for that. The trouble is I am partially deaf so I will need the volime on the headphones about 30% volume whereas my wife will only need the tv volume about 10%. I do like the look of the sennheised 120 ii but may have to settle for a closed ear and the 160 is above my budget.

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Originally Posted by jackteet View Post
 

Hi Chuck, Thanks for that. The trouble is I am partially deaf so I will need the volime on the headphones about 30% volume whereas my wife will only need the tv volume about 10%. I do like the look of the sennheised 120 ii but may have to settle for a closed ear and the 160 is above my budget.

If the pair of Sonys, that you listed, are in either of those guides then they must be good.  I don't personally have any experience with them though.

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