Sennheiser RS220 Wireless Open Circumaural Over-Ear Headphone : Wonderful wireless listening experience with caveat

Getting previously owned and reviewed the sennheiser hd598 and sennheiser hd700, i was not expecting a lot. But i was quite pleasantly surprised when i listened to the rs220. They are considerably far better sounding than the other two sennheiser headphones i mentioned. The rs220 headphones have the exact same driver as the renowned hd600 and it truly reveals in the high quality of the audio. In fact, these are so fantastic that they have produced me want to buy the hd600 now. They are as fantastic as my other superior headphone, the philips fidelio x2, but in a different way. The rs220 are quite neutral sounding when compared to the x2. I truly appreciate that the vocals are not recessed like they are on the philips. General, these are very little like as dull and monotonous as the hd598 and hd700. The audio is participating and neutral.

Owning been a admirer of sennheiser for a lot of several years and an proprietor of numerous mid-range wired headphones from sennheiser, my anticipations were being superior when i opened the box. Initially impressions are extremely good – the breadth of connections available is excellent: digital audio, rca stereo connectors (with a three. 5mm converter if expected) and a electronic coax connector. Cables are provided which makes a welcome alter and they are a realistic size. The connectors plug into the again of the stand and you can hence have 3 resources related. For my check, i made use of the tape monitor output on my denon amplifier as i observed the sound considerably outstanding to working with the headphone socket (as i would have anticipated). The headphones then sit on the stand to charge and you simply just clear away them to use as necessary. There are two sets of controls on the headphones: quantity and supply. One particular factor that i straight away observed is the headphones are awesome and substantial. I have a instead large head and frequently obtain (with sennheiser being superior than most) that the headphones will not really fit – this time, not an concern.

Sennheiser RS220 Wireless Open Circumaural Over-Ear Headphone (discontinued by manufacturer)

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  • Flagship open, around-ear digital wireless headphone with outstanding uncompressed digital audio transmission
  • Transmitter features one analog audio input
  • Range of up to 100 m (line of sight) from sound source and up to 30 m indoors
  • Power on/off, balance control and volume control integrated on headphones
  • Multi-purpose transmitter which also functions as ‘easy-charge’ cradle and docking station

These headphones are quite extremely great, and it is really wonderful staying wireless, and not acquiring to just take them off each and every time you get up and shift about. They perform wonderful during my flat. I have only experienced these a person working day so they’re not operate in nonetheless, but what i listen to so far is very excellent and will only get improved as time goes on. I would have given these five stars, but, soon after getting them on for a few of several hours i come across that wherever the pads are in get in touch with with my head it becomes alternatively itchy and pretty heat and i truly feel like having them off for a while, maybe they are a little bit on the restricted aspect, but hopefully they might loosen up a little bit. So all in all i am extremely delighted with the seem of them but convenience clever not so, primarily as they wherever so pricey.

I am a self-confessed sennheiser admirer obtaining been employing headphones from all across their variety for just about twenty a long time, as perfectly as shopping for them as presents for other individuals. I a short while ago acquired, and gave a difficult-earned five* critique to, some momentum on-ear. My `hi-fi’ merits the name and i enjoy accumulating superior high-quality recordings in lossless formats to acquire gain of it. Suffice to say i love listening to detailed songs on revealing and unbiased equipment. I am not a supporter of `bass boost’, `noise cancellation’ (in most of its guises anyway) or other manipulation of my sound. If i want to keep out the sound or retain my listening to myself, i use my trusty sennheiser hd280pros (another set i would give 5* to) and these now stay at my business office driven by a meridian explorer usb dac (5* as well) on my laptop computer. But i have not experienced particularly favourable experiences of wireless telephones in the previous. The analogue wireless types (even from senn) normally put up with from hiss/crackle from interference and, as the units heat up on your head, they can also drop their frequency security and fall out. These headphones are by far the most effective wireless telephones i have at any time listened to. They sound completely superb to my ears.

This is high-stop wireless headset designed to absolutely integrate with your residence amusement program. Both of those the headphones and wireless transmitter which also will work as a charging and docking station seems to be sensible and contemporary. With inputs and outputs which includes rca analogue, coaxial, and electronic inputs (pink) / output (inexperienced), the transmitter can be utilized with tv, hello fi, mp3 gamers/phones (just about anything with a headphone socket) and pcs/desktops, building this a very adaptable piece of amusement kit. With all these inputs and outputs, the set comes with all the cables and adapters you need, all of which feels like fantastic high-quality, this is significant as it can have an vital impact on the copy of seem. The transmitter has touch delicate buttons which are intelligent seeking and responsive, they include choices for deciding upon the sound source, charging and battery indicator, volume and electricity. All possibilities are also conveniently available on the headset with lifted buttons for easy recognition through touch, in addition to this you can also modify the harmony handle. I could not seriously determine out the affect of equilibrium management, but what i did locate was that the volume is eventually controlled by the headphones and not the resources. This indicates you won’t be unexpectedly blasted in the ear, which is a seriously very good protection characteristic. The headphones will also bleep if you have arrived at the max quantity so you you should not finish up overcompensating by urgent `volume up’. Obtaining the capability to select the resource is a genuinely very good aspect, due to the fact it implies you can obtain a lasting home for the transmitter and have every thing plugged in at the similar time.

Sennheiser RS220 Wireless Open Circumaural Over-Ear Headphone (discontinued by manufacturer) : I’ve had these for about a month and have only had one set of wireless headphones before – a phillips set from about 10 years ago. The philllips headphones were actually quite good but these are superb. I didn’t like the idea of a wired set. So wireless phones were the way forward. These reproduce musc very much as i like – not too heavy on the ear. Lots of detail without being too warm. They do qualify as warm – but anything less may not suit headphones imo. I guess it depends what you want from them. They fulfill what i needed and some. Clear, detailed but not bright.

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Sennheiser RS220 Wireless Open Circumaural Over-Ear Headphone (discontinued by manufacturer)
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5.0 of 5 stars, based on 12 reviews

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  • Anonymous

    This review is from : Sennheiser RS220 Wireless Open Circumaural Over-Ear Headphone (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Having previously owned and reviewed the sennheiser hd598 and sennheiser hd700, i was not expecting much. But i was very pleasantly surprised when i listened to the rs220. They are much better sounding than the other two sennheiser headphones i mentioned. The rs220 headphones have the same driver as the renowned hd600 and it really shows in the quality of the sound. In fact, these are so good that they have made me want to buy the hd600 now. They are as good as my other good headphone, the philips fidelio x2, but in a different way. The rs220 are quite neutral sounding compared to the x2. I really appreciate that the vocals are not recessed like they are on the philips. Overall, these are nothing like as dull and boring as the hd598 and hd700. The sound is engaging and neutral.
  • Anonymous

    This review is from : Sennheiser RS220 Wireless Open Circumaural Over-Ear Headphone (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Having previously owned and reviewed the sennheiser hd598 and sennheiser hd700, i was not expecting much. But i was very pleasantly surprised when i listened to the rs220. They are much better sounding than the other two sennheiser headphones i mentioned. The rs220 headphones have the same driver as the renowned hd600 and it really shows in the quality of the sound. In fact, these are so good that they have made me want to buy the hd600 now. They are as good as my other good headphone, the philips fidelio x2, but in a different way. The rs220 are quite neutral sounding compared to the x2. I really appreciate that the vocals are not recessed like they are on the philips. Overall, these are nothing like as dull and boring as the hd598 and hd700. The sound is engaging and neutral.
  • What's this?

    This review is from : Sennheiser RS220 Wireless Open Circumaural Over-Ear Headphone (discontinued by manufacturer)

    This is high-end wireless headset designed to fully integrate with your home entertainment system. Both the headphones and wireless transmitter which also works as a charging and docking station looks smart and modern. With inputs and outputs including rca analogue, coaxial, and digital inputs (pink) / output (green), the transmitter can be used with tv, hi fi, mp3 players/phones (anything with a headphone socket) and pcs/computers, making this a very versatile piece of entertainment kit. With all these inputs and outputs, the set comes with all the cables and adapters you need, all of which feels like good quality, this is important as it can have an imperative impact on the reproduction of sound. The transmitter has touch sensitive buttons which are smart looking and responsive, they include options for selecting the sound source, charging and battery indicator, volume and power. All options are also conveniently available on the headset with raised buttons for easy recognition via touch, in addition to this you can also adjust the balance control. I couldn’t really figure out the impact of balance control, but what i did find was that the volume is ultimately controlled by the headphones and not the sources. This means you won’t be unexpectedly blasted in the ear, which is a really good safety feature. The headphones will also bleep if you have reached the max volume so you don’t end up overcompensating by pressing `volume up’. Having the ability to select the source is a really good feature, because it means you can find a permanent home for the transmitter and have everything plugged in at the same time.
  • What's this?

    This review is from : Sennheiser RS220 Wireless Open Circumaural Over-Ear Headphone (discontinued by manufacturer)

    This is high-end wireless headset designed to fully integrate with your home entertainment system. Both the headphones and wireless transmitter which also works as a charging and docking station looks smart and modern. With inputs and outputs including rca analogue, coaxial, and digital inputs (pink) / output (green), the transmitter can be used with tv, hi fi, mp3 players/phones (anything with a headphone socket) and pcs/computers, making this a very versatile piece of entertainment kit. With all these inputs and outputs, the set comes with all the cables and adapters you need, all of which feels like good quality, this is important as it can have an imperative impact on the reproduction of sound. The transmitter has touch sensitive buttons which are smart looking and responsive, they include options for selecting the sound source, charging and battery indicator, volume and power. All options are also conveniently available on the headset with raised buttons for easy recognition via touch, in addition to this you can also adjust the balance control. I couldn’t really figure out the impact of balance control, but what i did find was that the volume is ultimately controlled by the headphones and not the sources. This means you won’t be unexpectedly blasted in the ear, which is a really good safety feature. The headphones will also bleep if you have reached the max volume so you don’t end up overcompensating by pressing `volume up’. Having the ability to select the source is a really good feature, because it means you can find a permanent home for the transmitter and have everything plugged in at the same time.
    • What's this?
      I really wanted to love these, but it wasn’t to be. As an owner of a pair of sennheiser rs170 wireless headphones, which although not perfect i rate very highly, i had expected the rs220’s to be real a step up, but it’s been more one step forward, one step back. Once the hardware has been wrestled out of sennhesier’s typically tight packing, first impressions are very good. Everything looks and feels very high quality. Some cables are included – an analogue rca, and a digital coaxial – but no optical cable, which of course is the one i needed. Set up is pretty straight forward, but unlike most headphones where you plug them (or their base-station) into the usual headphone jack, these are designed to sit in the chain. So in my case: ps3 (optical out) >rs220 base >av amp. In use the audio quality is excellent, a real improvement over the rs170’s for music. You can really pick out all detail in a song with these things on. Movies and games are equally impressive – but the lack of any surround sound emulation is disappointing.
  • What's this?

    This review is from : Sennheiser RS220 Wireless Open Circumaural Over-Ear Headphone (discontinued by manufacturer)

    I really wanted to love these, but it wasn’t to be. As an owner of a pair of sennheiser rs170 wireless headphones, which although not perfect i rate very highly, i had expected the rs220’s to be real a step up, but it’s been more one step forward, one step back. Once the hardware has been wrestled out of sennhesier’s typically tight packing, first impressions are very good. Everything looks and feels very high quality. Some cables are included – an analogue rca, and a digital coaxial – but no optical cable, which of course is the one i needed. Set up is pretty straight forward, but unlike most headphones where you plug them (or their base-station) into the usual headphone jack, these are designed to sit in the chain. So in my case: ps3 (optical out) >rs220 base >av amp. In use the audio quality is excellent, a real improvement over the rs170’s for music. You can really pick out all detail in a song with these things on. Movies and games are equally impressive – but the lack of any surround sound emulation is disappointing.
    • What's this?
      Having been a fan of sennheiser for many years and an owner of several mid-range wired headphones from sennheiser, my expectations were high when i opened the box. First impressions are very good – the breadth of connections available is superb: digital audio, rca stereo connectors (with a 3. 5mm converter if required) and a digital coax connector. Cables are included which makes a welcome change and they are a reasonable length. The connectors plug into the back of the stand and you can therefore have three sources connected. For my test, i used the tape monitor output on my denon amplifier as i found the sound far superior to using the headphone socket (as i would have expected). The headphones then sit on the stand to charge and you simply remove them to use as required. There are two sets of controls on the headphones: volume and source. One thing that i immediately noticed is the headphones are nice and large. I have a rather large head and generally find (with sennheiser being better than most) that the headphones don’t quite fit – this time, not an issue.
  • What's this?

    This review is from : Sennheiser RS220 Wireless Open Circumaural Over-Ear Headphone (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Having been a fan of sennheiser for many years and an owner of several mid-range wired headphones from sennheiser, my expectations were high when i opened the box. First impressions are very good – the breadth of connections available is superb: digital audio, rca stereo connectors (with a 3. 5mm converter if required) and a digital coax connector. Cables are included which makes a welcome change and they are a reasonable length. The connectors plug into the back of the stand and you can therefore have three sources connected. For my test, i used the tape monitor output on my denon amplifier as i found the sound far superior to using the headphone socket (as i would have expected). The headphones then sit on the stand to charge and you simply remove them to use as required. There are two sets of controls on the headphones: volume and source. One thing that i immediately noticed is the headphones are nice and large. I have a rather large head and generally find (with sennheiser being better than most) that the headphones don’t quite fit – this time, not an issue.
    • What's this?
      I am a self-confessed sennheiser fan having been using headphones from all across their range for nearly 20 years, as well as buying them as gifts for others. I recently acquired, and gave a hard-earned 5* review to, some momentum on-ear. My `hi-fi’ merits the name and i love collecting high quality recordings in lossless formats to take advantage of it. Suffice to say i love listening to detailed music on revealing and unbiased equipment. I am not a fan of `bass boost’, `noise cancellation’ (in most of its guises anyway) or other manipulation of my sound. If i want to keep out the noise or keep my listening to myself, i use my trusty sennheiser hd280pros (another set i’d give 5* to) and these now live at my office driven by a meridian explorer usb dac (5* too) on my laptop. But i’ve not had particularly favourable experiences of wireless phones in the past. The analogue wireless ones (even from senn) often suffer from hiss/crackle from interference and, as the units warm up on your head, they can also lose their frequency stability and drop out. These headphones are by far the best wireless phones i’ve ever listened to. They sound absolutely fantastic to my ears.
      • What's this?
        I am a self-confessed sennheiser fan having been using headphones from all across their range for nearly 20 years, as well as buying them as gifts for others. I recently acquired, and gave a hard-earned 5* review to, some momentum on-ear. My `hi-fi’ merits the name and i love collecting high quality recordings in lossless formats to take advantage of it. Suffice to say i love listening to detailed music on revealing and unbiased equipment. I am not a fan of `bass boost’, `noise cancellation’ (in most of its guises anyway) or other manipulation of my sound. If i want to keep out the noise or keep my listening to myself, i use my trusty sennheiser hd280pros (another set i’d give 5* to) and these now live at my office driven by a meridian explorer usb dac (5* too) on my laptop. But i’ve not had particularly favourable experiences of wireless phones in the past. The analogue wireless ones (even from senn) often suffer from hiss/crackle from interference and, as the units warm up on your head, they can also lose their frequency stability and drop out. These headphones are by far the best wireless phones i’ve ever listened to. They sound absolutely fantastic to my ears.
  • Anonymous

    This review is from : Sennheiser RS220 Wireless Open Circumaural Over-Ear Headphone (discontinued by manufacturer)

    These headphones are very very good, and it’s great being wireless, and not having to take them off every time you get up and move about. They work fine throughout my flat. I’ve only had these one day so they’re not run in yet, but what i hear so far is very good and will only get better as time goes on. I would have given these 5 stars, but, after having them on for a couple of hours i find that where the pads are in contact with my head it becomes rather itchy and very warm and i feel like taking them off for a while, maybe they are a bit on the tight side, but hopefully they might loosen up a bit. So all in all i’m very pleased with the sound of them but comfort wise not so, especially as they where so expensive.
    • Anonymous
      These headphones are very very good, and it’s great being wireless, and not having to take them off every time you get up and move about. They work fine throughout my flat. I’ve only had these one day so they’re not run in yet, but what i hear so far is very good and will only get better as time goes on. I would have given these 5 stars, but, after having them on for a couple of hours i find that where the pads are in contact with my head it becomes rather itchy and very warm and i feel like taking them off for a while, maybe they are a bit on the tight side, but hopefully they might loosen up a bit. So all in all i’m very pleased with the sound of them but comfort wise not so, especially as they where so expensive.