Sennheiser RS 220 specs

Andrew Williams

By Andrew Williams

Reviewed:

Key Features

  • 6-8hr battery life
  • Optical/phono/coaxial in and out
  • 2.4GHz wireless
  • 2xAAA rechargeable batteries
  • Charging dock
  • Manufacturer: Sennheiser
  • Review Price: £349.99
specs
Quick Glance
Type Open Air (Circumaural)
Frequency Range 16 - 22,000Hz
Remote Control Yes
Noise Cancelling No
Wireless Yes
Features
Type Open Air (Circumaural)
Number of Drivers 1
Frequency Range 16 - 22,000Hz
Wireless Yes
Noise Cancelling No
Microphone No
Inline Volume Yes
Modular Cabling N/A
Remote Control Yes

Bugblatter

March 30, 2012, 12:17 am

Proprietary wireless? They dropped Kleer? Interesting decision if so.

I've been trying to find out if my RS170 base could send audio to an Arcam rCube; that kind of cross-compatibility would be a selling point that Sennheiser has perhaps thrown away now.

Seems odd to have switchable inputs on the RS220 and not have a button on the headphones to switch them remotely.

Andrew_TR

March 30, 2012, 5:28 pm

Apparently so. There are buttons on the headphones to change inputs, though.

Bugblatter

March 30, 2012, 11:27 pm

@Andrew Good to know about the buttons. Actually the biggest flaw with my RS170 is the lack of switchable inputs; I have to get up and change the leads around at the back of the base unit.

I may look for a remote-controlled audio switching unit though. The RS220's aren't for me as I want to keep my music to myself.

stranded

March 31, 2012, 11:15 am

All music genres are "aggressive", there is no such thing as "laid back", "smooth" or "silk" music.
Some headphones make you think that they reproduce some genres better than other, the fact is that you only think this is real, they are equally good or bad at any music they play.
"Homme's sound fantastic"?? I greatly doubt that, many modern "audiophile" headphones produce so many artifacts and do all kinds of tricks at all frequencies, they are light years away from being reliable.

Cavcalade

July 17, 2012, 6:55 pm

@stranded: Sure there is. Ever heard of Smooth Jazz, Easy Listening, Lounge, New Age etc.?

I own the 180s so I wanted to know whats the difference between the two. Today I received a call from the Sennheiser customer service. The new wireless system is called DSSS. Also uncompressed.

While the Sennheiser RS180 has a great sound already it seems the RS220 is even better (not surprising that a Sennheiser representative tells me that). Will hit the store to check it out.

unity100

September 19, 2013, 6:19 pm

"All music genres are "aggressive", there is no such thing as "laid back", "smooth" or "silk" music."

many pieces of classical music.

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