User rating
Pros: The Sennheiser RS 170 wireless headphone is a lossless wireless headphone that has good build quality and strong bass response.
Cons: It has a boxy mid-range and some people claimed that the wireless comes along with a price premium.

The Sennheiser RS 170 is a wireless headphone system which consists of a pair of HDR-170 wireless headphones and a versatile transmitter which works similar to an easily chargeable cradle and docking station.  The RS 170 assists up to 4 receivers with its dynamic bass boost and simulated surround sound mode. Now, you can enjoy the best home theatre experience without shattering your house’ windows.

Product Description

The Sennheiser RS 170 is a full-size pair of headphones based on Kleer wireless technology that deliver high quality sound. The device is well worth the price and best suitable for those who are looking to grab high efficient wireless sound from their TV, AC receiver, game console or cable box. It does not require any complex setup as you can simply plug the cable of transmitter into your TV or your home theater system’s production.

When it comes to energy saving benefits, this headphone performs efficiently as it comes along with rechargeable batteries. The transmitter of this device also works itself like a charging stand; user can put their headphones in this stand when not in use and can get full recharged headphones in about 16 hours.

The Sennheiser RS 170 digital wireless headphone has the ability to produce interference free audiophile-grade sound along with the range of up to 260 feet. The multiple users can listen with the help of this headphone system at the same time by using its same transmitter. The dynamic bass boot features ensure deep and thumping response on demand.

Technical Specifications

  • Carrier frequency: 2.4 – 2.8 GHz (auto selecting)
  • Range: Up to 260 feet
  • Operating time: Up to 24 hours per charge
  • Audio input: 1/8″ (3.5 mm) stereo headphone plug (includes 1/4″ and RCA adapters)
  • Transducer type: Sealed
  • Headphone type: Circumaural
  • Sound pressure level (SPL): 110 dB
  • Total harmonic distortion (THD): <0.5% a 1 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise-ratio: 85 dBA (0,5 Vrms, 1 kHz)
  • Frequency response (headphones): 18 Hz – 21,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32 Ohms
  • Charging time: 16 hours
  • Battery: 2 x AAA size NiMH rechargeable batteries
  • Dimensions (transmitter): 4.7″ x 4.3″ x 9″
  • Weight (transmitter): 7.6 oz (216g)
  • Weight (headset): 7.6 oz (216g)

Key Features

  • The headphone comes with comfortable cushioned ear-cups which allow users to enjoy long listening sessions by sealing all external noise.
  • It is based on Kleer wireless technology that delivers lossless and CD-quality sound reproduction.
  • It has the feature of multi receiver mode that allows multiple users (up to 4) to listen to the same sound source.
  • The dynamic bass booth ensures the delivery of deep bass response on demand and surround sound mode is helpful in offering engaging experience for movies.

Customer Reviews

I can confirm it is the best wireless headphones for the budget minded shoppers. Opinions and reviews differ from user to user on the basis of their requirements. The RS 170 is very worthy with its price tag as compared to all other sets of wireless headphones from Sennheiser.


Overall, it is an excellent looking headphone with the price. I enthusiastically recommend this device to others to buy due to its stereo image projection and remarkable volume levels. It is ideal to wear Sennheiser RS 170 digital wireless headphone as you will not disturb and be disturbed by others and will have the excellent listening experience.