Sennheiser has never really embraced the technology of Bluetooth headset making and the few they have created have really just been to keep up with the other players in the mobile phone market. This is most likely why Sennheiser recently launched a new line of headphones that use their own wireless protocol, Kleer.
The Kleer technology is different from Bluetooth in that it provides lossless and uncompromised wireless audio at full CD-quality: 16-bit resolution at 44.1 KHz.
The RS160s have very conventional on-ear headphones that are well padded to give you a comfortable fit and tight seal over the ear. They also have a separate TR 160 wireless transmitter that has a built-in amplifier that transmits your music when hooked up to your device.
The Sennheiser RS 160s have a rugged build and are small and fold up easily making them more portable meaning you can take them with you wherever you go. They are also ideal for listening at home as well as the office.
Both the Sennheiser headphones and transmitter have battery life of between 21-24 hours. You will find that this will largely be determined by how loud your volume is. They also come with two rechargeable AAA batteries and you can use the transmitter’s power supply to recharge the batteries.
Setting up and pairing of the headphones to the transmitter is simple and quick.
The RS160s produce a crisp, clear sound on all genres of music and an especially deep and strong bass for tracks that have a lot of bass. You may however want to avoid turning your volume all the way up to avoid sound distortion.
The RS160s have reasonably good noise cancelling features. This assures you of crystal clear phone calls too.
Like every great headphone out there, the Sennheiser RS 160 RF wireless headphones are not without some advantages as well as some drawbacks.
The Sennheiser RS 160 RF wireless;
- have a long wireless range,
- produce an amazing sound,
- are built to last,
- fold up easily for compact storage,
- have great battery life and
- are very comfortable for wear long.
These wireless cans;
- are highly priced,
- can get a bit tricky on the multi-tap skipping function.
The Sennheiser RS 160 RF wireless is a great set of Bluetooth headphones and also offer strong wired performance. The price tag on these babies may be a little too steep for many. However, if you are an audiophile who doesn’t mind digging a bit deeper into your pocket, then get them. They are easy on the eyes, sound fantastic and are sturdily built meaning they are bound to last you a life time!