There have been some awesome home entertainment gadgets on The Gadget Buzz this week, but the Sennheiser RS 170 Digital Wireless Headphones are our favourite. There’s something about having the right pair of headphones. It’s a personal thing. When you’ve got a good pair of headphones on, you can go into your own world – just you and the sounds, pulsing through those comforting foam-ringed cups over your ears.

The RS 170s are the perfect kind of headphones for this. For a start, they sound amazing, with 32 Ω impedance, 110 dB sound pressure, and < 0.5% total harmonic distortion. In English, that means super high-quality audio. The RS 170s use KLEER technology to provide lossless digital wireless audio transmission, so there is absolutely no loss of fidelity compared to wired headphones. You can hear every detail, from the tinkling ambient sounds on the edges of Jon Hopkins’ electronic tracks, to the whispered monologues of a Terrence Malick film. And yes, explosions sound great too! With these bad boys on, it will sound like you’re in the middle of your favourite action movie, or in the front row of the Pink Floyd show while David Gilmour wails through the guitar solo in ‘Comfortably Numb.’ The sound is as clear and rich as you could ever want.


The fact that these headphones are wireless is also fantastic, as it gives them so much versatility. You can sit as close or as far away from the TV or stereo as you want, or you can even walk around the room (or do air-guitar if that’s your thing). The signal is sent to your headphones from the TX 170 transmitter, which also doubles as an easy-charge station.


As well as being ultra-convenient, they’re also ultra-comfortable, with leatherette earpads and headband cushions. They feel great to wear, even for long periods of time.

Sennheiser also provide excellent customer support:

The Sennheiser RS 170s are top-notch headphones in every way – the perfect ear-wear to take you into another world. Crystal clear, comfortable, and personal.

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