What are the basic differences between the different wireless headphone models?

Sennheiser offers a range of wireless headset options that utilize a variety of audio transmission signals (including Radio Frequency and Digital Audio Signals) and both on ear and around the ear models to suit different wearing preferences.
These wireless headphone systems can be connected via a 3.5 mm plug into a dedicated headphone jack (which will often cut sound to the external speakers) OR to the RED & WHITE RCA audio output jacks (often found on the back of the TV, cable box, receiver, DVR, etc) and when connected in this manner they will allow for operation of both the headphones and the external speakers. All models offer unique functions yet will be able to provide an excellent listening experience and personal preference will play a large part in selection.
Our range of wireless headphones can be seen on our website (http://en-us.sennheiser.com/wireless-tv-headphones).
NOTE: We do NOT recommend Bluetooth headsets for applications like TV watching as the latency (time it takes for a Bluetooth signal to be transmitted) that is inherent to all Bluetooth devices causes the audio to be out of sync with the video.
A few quick differences to keep in mind when choosing:
WIRELESS HEADPHONES
- RS 110 - Uses regular batteries and needs to be manually tuned to transmitter to operate. Uses Radio Frequency (RF) technology to transmit the audio. Features an ON EAR "Open-Aire" ear cup design for hyper realistic sound however ambient sound will pass into the headphone too. The wireless range is up to 300 feet.
- RS 120 - Uses rechargeable batteries and needs to be manually tuned to transmitter to operate. Uses Radio Frequency (RF) technology to transmit the audio. Features an ON EAR "Open-Aire" ear cup design for hyper realistic sound however ambient sound will pass into the headphone too. The wireless range is up to 300 feet.
- RS 160 - Uses rechargeable batteries and will automatically tune to the transmitter once set up. Uses a digital signal to transmit the audio. The transmitter can be powered by batteries for a portable solution. Features an AROUND THE EAR closed ear cup design that will block out ambient sound. The wireless range is up to 60 feet.

- RS 165 - Uses rechargeable batteries and will automatically tune to the transmitter once set up. Uses a digital signal to transmit the audio. Features an AROUND THE EAR closed ear cup design that will block out ambient sound. The wireless range is up to 100 feet. Turning on the headphones automatically turns on the transmitter.
- RS 170 - Uses rechargeable batteries and will automatically tune to the transmitter once set up. Uses a digital signal to transmit the audio. Features a selectable Bass Boost and Surround Sound options. Features an AROUND THE EAR closed ear cup design that will block out ambient sound. The wireless range is up to 260 feet.

- RS 175 - Uses rechargeable batteries and will automatically tune to the transmitter once set up. Uses a digital signal to transmit the audio. Features a selectable Bass Boost and Surround Sound options. Features an AROUND THE EAR closed ear cup design that will block out ambient sound. The wireless range is up to 300 feet. Turning on the headphones automatically turns on the transmitter.
- RS 180 - Uses rechargeable batteries and will automatically tune to the transmitter once set up. Uses a digital signal to transmit the audio. Features an AROUND THE EAR "Open-Aire" ear cup design for hyper realistic sound however ambient sound will pass into the headphone too. Additional features include a a left/right balance control (ie: individual volume for each ear) and a speech intelligibility circuit to make spoken word much easier to understand. The wireless range is up to 360 feet.

- RS 185 - Uses rechargeable batteries and will automatically tune to the transmitter once set up. Uses a digital signal to transmit the audio. Features an AROUND THE EAR "Open-Aire" ear cup design for hyper realistic sound however ambient sound will pass into the headphone too. Additional features include a a left/right balance control (ie: individual volume for each ear) and a speech intelligibility circuit to make spoken word much easier to understand which can be controlled by Automatic Level Control (ALC) or Manual Level Control (MLC). The wireless range is up to 328 feet. Turning on the headphones automatically turns on the transmitter.
- RS 220 - Uses rechargeable batteries and will automatically tune to the transmitter once set up. Uses a digital signal to transmit the audio. Features an AROUND THE EAR "Open-Aire" ear cup design for hyper realistic sound however ambient sound will pass into the headphone too. This unit offers an expanded frequency response range that makes these wireless headphones the equivalent of the Sennheiser HD 600 Series wired audiophile headphones.

NOTE: INFORMATION IS ACCURATE AS OF 05/28/2015!

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