Sennheiser RS 175 review – Great Wireless Headset for TV

Sennheiser RS 175 review – Great Wireless Headset for TV

During the Sennheiser RS 175 review, I noticed it has a similar build and design as the previous model RS 165 but a sound little worse for critical listening. They do not do as well with instruments and voices, and they have a bit too much bass. They are also not stylish enough to use anyplace but ideal for indoors without obstacles for the view of the transmitter. On the upside, they are comfortable and have very low latency for watching movies.

Headphones Design

Sennheiser RS 175 RF review

Some reviewers say that the Sennheiser RS 175 doesn’t sleek design, but I don’t think so. I’m not feeling disappointed with the design or RS175 from Sennheiser, they have a great design and the shape that look strong. The cups are about 4” tall and shape a vaguely upside-down teardrop form, but a few of the edges have been flattened that make it look like into the pentagonal form.

Comes to the earcups, the full control button (Bass, Surround, and volume (+/-)) place on the outside of the right cups. The most of earcups’ body is black and just only a slot dark gray ring around that textured shaped plate. This gives the Sennheiser RS 175 a stylish look.

The design to bulky and huge which takes away from other headsets. The cups are 4-inch tall like as we mentioned before and with almost 2.5-inch thick which looks the fattest spot. These thick earcups make feeling bulky and huge on your head if compared to other models.

Most of the wireless and Bluetooth headphones space, even at the budget-friendly end of the price range, consists of reasonably thin headsets. While they do make some of the attempts to design to modern, they fall flat in execution

Sennheiser RS 175 RF – Charging Dock

The front of the charging dock has 2 buttons. One to pick the level of virtual surround sound improvement and the other for bass enhancement, same to the ones on the ear cups, there is no volume control form the base of charging dock though.

LED indicators to assist you to see the bass enhancement and virtual surround level you have picked. On the backside, from top to bottom, there is a virtual optical in port, and audio input choice switches an analog 3.5 mm audio port and a DC input pack. Being a virtual wireless unit, sound transmission form charging dock from headphones should be flawless.

The charging dock also feels substantial, with a very thick rubber base that stays firmly on your TV stand.

RS175s’ Battery and Playtime

The RS175 use rechargeable AAA batteries that include in the box. The charging dock of RS175 recharge batteries will charge through the contacts on the bottom of the headband. You just place the headband on the charging dock, it will start charge auto. 18 hours playtime, that was Sennheisers’ claim, but it depends on the levels of volume. The louder the sound, the more energy it consumes, and the faster the battery runs out.

Sennheiser RS 175 RF Review – Sound

RS 175 - wireless headphones for TV

The Sennheiser RS 175 supports the frequency response of 17Hz to 22kHz, offering a decent buffer zone on either side of the complete human hearing spectrum. That’s a wide range of richness in their frequency response that offers great feeling and fantastic experience for watching TV or play a video game.

Besides, the RS175 is a closed dynamic transducer build with 114dB of maximum volume ability and less than 0.5% of harmonic distortion.

But in the practice, what effect do these numbers have? However, we have noticed that the headphones provide a lot of experience from a frequency response perspective. We utilized these primarily for watching movies, and the app was capturing the nuance of sound effect, dialog, and song can be hard to accomplish, and we are happy to report that each aspect of the audio design was portrayed decently.

What is more, the company has design RS175 in surround sound mode that you can toggle between analog and digital from the right earcups or the charging dock. In my testing, digital being the best by far, with the digital I don’t hear any interference noise around me. I can say that “The RS175 is fantastic!”.

Surround sound was practically efficient for the action-packed movies we watched while testing these headphones. Also, the Sennheiser also has bass boost choice, but we feel that it just makes output sound a bit muddy.

The RS 175 Wireless Headphones For TV – Comfort

The Sennheiser RS175 has a similar comfortable fit as the previous model, but they are a little heavier. Like the older model, they’ve spacious ear cups that are finely well padded.

Unfortunately, they also have a similar issue as the pressure they exert sound your ears is perfectly distributed. So after listening to them for a while you might notice feeling bit soreness among your ear lobes and your jaw. It is not painfully uncomfortable, but it is not perfect either.

Durability and Build Quality

Sennheiser RS 175 Review

One thing that clearly feels is that the Sennheiser RS175 is very luxurious headphones when they place on your head and cover your ears. The thickness of the soft padding ear cushions provides a feeling of soft comfort on the ears. Including well-built the headband adjustable mechanism that helps to provide a perfect fit for your head.

The most construction is made fo plastics that feel thick and sturdy. But one thing that I can notice, the locking point between each earcup and headband feels like it’s slightly locked in and making them a little rickety.

Some say that covering every foam part feels a bit like it would a bit hot after long listening periods. But I don’t feel that I use them for watching 2 movies in a row, I still feel not any warm in my ears. 

Compare Sennheiser RS175 To Other Wireless Headphones

Sennheiser RS175 Vs Sennheiser Rs165 Vs Sennheiser RS195 Vs Sennheiser RS120

Sennheiser RS 175 RF wireless headphones system

Sennheiser RS 175

Specs: over-ear, closed-back, circumaural design, dimension: 9.3″ x 5.9″ x 11.6″, weight: 10.9 ounces, frequency response: 17 – 22 kHz, sound pressure level (SPL): 114dB at 1kHz, total harmonic distortion: <3%,
Features: wireless, transmission range: up to 100 meters, bass boost & surround sound listening modes, main control on headphones, signal to ratio: ALC 85 dBA at 1 Vrms / MLC ≥ 90 dBA, easy to setup, enables switch: dynamic bass/virtual surround sound, support: analog / digital audio inputs
Transmitter: carrier frequencies: 2.4 – 2.48 GHz,  multi-reciever transmission


Sennheiser RS 165 RF review

Sennheiser RS 165

Specs: closed-back, circumaural, dimension: 9.3″ x 5.9″ x 11.6″, weight: 10.6 ounces, THD: 3%, frequency response: 18 – 21 kHz, SPL 106dB at 1kHz,
Features: wireless, transmission range: 30 meters,
Transmitter: carrier frequencies: 2.4 – 2.48 GHz, multi-reciever transmission: 2 pair of headphones can connect simultaneously (optional HDR 165, sold separately)


Sennheiser RS 195 - Specs

Sennheiser RS 195

Specs: over-ear, closed-back, circumaural design, dimension: 9.30 x 5.90 x 11.60″, weight: 12 ounces, frequency response: 17 – 22kHz, sound pressure level (SPL): 100dB,  total harmonic distortion (THD): <0.5 % at 1 kHz, sensitivity:  117dB
Features: wireless, transmission range: up to 328 ft/100 m, selectable hearing boosts presets for clearer dialogues and music, runtime: 18-hours
Transmitter:  frequency range: 2.4 – 2.48GHz,  supports both digital & analog inputs, two-mode volume: automatic level control (ALC) / manual level control (MLC)


Sennheiser RS120 reviewSennheiser RS 120

Specs: on-ear, dimension: 12.25″ x 8.75″ x 5.5″, weight: 7.05 ounces, frequency response: 22 – 19.5 kHz, impedance: 24 ohms, battery: AAA NiMH rechargeable (included), playtime: 20-hours
Features: wireless, bass response, receives reception through walls, ceilings & outdoors (max 100 meters), open-air design offer exceptional sound, easy to set up, extreme comfort with padded headband, transmitter: automatic on/off, easy charge

Transmission: 926 MegaHertz Radio Frequency (FR), 3 RF channels, headphones control (volume, tuning)


Sennheiser RS 175 Review – Pros & Cons


  • Soft and comfortable fit
  • Analog and digital audio inputs
  • The long-range and excellent transmission even through a wall
  • Great connectivity
  • Easily to connect to TVs, PC, Laptop or any audio sources


  • Bulky headphones design and ideal for use at home
  • A bit distortion in deep bass at high volumes

Final Verdicts

The Sennheiser RS175 is one of the great choices for at-home entertainment whether for watching TV or listening to your favorite music.

If you looking for wireless headphones for your home entertainment, the Sennheiser RS175 rf is a great answer. With the long-range and well transmission even of through the wall, you can use them for walking around the home and listening to good music or sit comfortably and watching for your favorite movies. The Sennheiser RS175 is a premium build and Sennheiser-levels sound specs with an also strong connection to the RF receiver. So, they come with a price tag that is not very cheap.

Where to buy Sennheiser RS 175

Sennheiser RS 175 RF review
Sennheiser RS 175 RF:
Digital wireless technology offer signal transmission clear and accurate
Support Analog/Digital Audio input, Multi receiver/transmission


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