Do you like loud static blasting in your ears after a short period of silence? Buy these headphones!
Apparently the FCC requires that the radio transmitter shut down after a short period of inactivity. In this case after about 2 mins of silence (say, you pause, or there's just a quiet patch in what you're doing) ... BAM! The transmitter shuts off, and the headphones hammer your ears with loud static that's all the more jarring after the silence.
There's no excuse for this. Simple carrier detection would allow them to detect the transmitter shutdown and go silent instead. It's horrible usability.
For bonus stupid, the channel selection on...the headphones is a dial that's right beside the volume and easily bumped. Why they didn't use a 3-position switch like the base station is beyond me. You'll find that the headphones suddenly go quiet, or slightly static-y, or you lose stereo ... time to play with the knob again. Their quality is tolerable and battery life is OK, which is the only reason they aren't 1*. If you get given them for free they're worth having but they sure aren't worth the asking price. Oh, and they might be "Wireless" but the base station isn't USB-powered and there's no USB-powered alternative without the charging rail. So it's pretty useless for a laptop.
Had to return these to the Good Guys
These headphones had a static problem, and created static when the program was paused or finished, which is not very nice in your ears. I took them back and they were very helpful the gentleman tried them on a number of televisions in the store and also got the static feedback from them. Very disappointed as they are visually very nice.
Bought these Sennheiser, at JBHi Fi for $189.00 to REPLACE some Digitor infra red that died, I had them for 15 years and THEY were great AND comfortable, wanted these to watch TV while in bed so I would not disturb others. They are uncomfortable and so bulky and the controls are in a bad place for when you have your head on a pillow and are very heavy awkward and uncomfortable.
Poor Switch and Volume Control Let it Down
After 2 years of infrequent use the volume control is scratchy and has to be fiddled with to get both ears to work. The on/off switch is similarly dodgy and needs to be in just the right position to get it to stay on,
Sound quality is quite good to my somewhat damaged mechanics ears that have poor hearing in the upper reaches. While listening to movies speech was clear and bass was good enough while not being fabulous.
Cant really comment on high frequency response. Range is good. I can hear them anywhere in the house and well out in to the y...
Questions & Answers
New for Christmas- I cannot fully insert yellow power cord to transmitter - no charging light on -- so failure at the very first step ! Anyone else have this problem?
I told the service person that I needed 4 of the headphones so that 4 people could use them simultaneously while watching the same tv show or movie on the same tv, so that the children wouldn’t be woken. I asked the service person whether this would be possible and he said yes. I told him I wouldn’t purchase all 4 headphones if it wasn’t possible.
Guess what? Can’t use all 4 at same time on same tv. Is there an item I need to purchase to allow this?
Hi, Having read most of the questions ,mine is i have a Hisense smart TV, im not so smart. cables plugged in, power on,green light for 5 secs,static, only station i can get is a neighbor,no green light unless i turn tv off /on,them light goes out after 5 secs. if neighbor has not got his tv on ,just static.
You’re obviously not getting a sound signal from the tv to the transmitter. Play around with the different sound output connections on the tv. If you have the round rca plugs usually coloured red and white, use those to the transmitter and try that. No green light on transmitter means no audio signal.
|Category||Wireless Headphones||Wireless Headphones|
|Colour / Finish||Silver||Silver|
|Frequency Response||22 Hz - 19500 Hz|
|Battery Life||20 hours|
|Connections||3.5mm Jack, 6.5mm Jack and Bluetooth||3.5mm Jack, 6.5mm Jack and Bluetooth|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Aug 2006|
- MPN: RS120-9II
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