Sennheiser RS 180 is on the limited time discount price, more than 30% off, if you are looking for your gaming headset, this is your choice !
Two things that Sennheiser RS 180 cannot afford, first of all, this headphones lacks of MIC boom, so if you play a team player game like Battlefield 3 or MOW 3, this headphones may be not the best choice for you. Another thing is this headphones lack of a surround decoder, so you can play games and watch movies with only a stereo channels,
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So the question is, with these limitation, why you still want to buy this headphones over many gaming headsets ? First of all Sennheiser RS 180 is on its limited time big more than 30% off discount price that makes it is only $213 ! Second of all, this headphones is one of the best wireless at the moment, many reviewers voted this headphones as one of the best audiophile headphones with KLEER technology (wireless radio technology). And finally, it may not the best headphones in the world, but with this special price, I believe it could beat most of gaming headset with around $200 price range. So, if you are looking for a multi-tasking headphones such as for gaming, movie watching and wireless music listening, I think it is one of a good choice at the moment, so be hurry !
If you are looking for a pair of wireless headphones that you can use for a gaming, movie watching with your PS3 and XBOX 360 via Netflix and also for a music listening, you can buy a gaming wireless headset with MIC or if you are serious about a sound quality, perhaps getting one of a pair of audiophile headphones is a better choice. And if you are considering Sennheiser RS 170 for your late night movie watching and gaming, these are pros & cons of these popular wireless headphones.
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Sennheiser RS 170 is one in a middle of its series that includes RS 160, RS 170 and RS 180, unlike RS 180 that focuses on music listening, and RS 160 that offers to be a multipurpose headphones, RS 170 offers great two features for gaming and movie watching, Bass Boost and Surround. For a Bass Boost feature, this could enhance a low frequency for RS 170 that could be great for action movies, and for a Surround feature, sadly this is a virtual surround that simulates from 2 channel-audio, because RS 170 lacks of optical-in or HDMI-in and I believe it doesn’t come with a true surround decoder (and it is not a downside since it is not a Dolby headphones).
Sennheiser RS 170 also features a KLEER technology that offers a long range and lossless audio transmission, so you can use this 24/7 if you live in an condominium or apartment, you can wear these headphones while you are cooking, in a toilet, or working, and I believe they covers most apartment or condominium area. With this price you can buy a good gaming headset with a true surround feature, but if you are looking for headphones that could be use for other purposes, I think Sennheiser RS 170 is a better choice.
Beside of its downsides such as no optical out, no virtual surround (my AVR can decode that), and auto shutdown is too sensitive (I don’t know what to do with this, it could be an annoying problem, but I have a willing to try), here is a plus side of this headphones, I have researched :
1. Sennheiser RS 180 is a good audio quality headphones, I am not a big fan of a dark tone headphones but for a movie watching and gaming as priorities, I think a dark tone headphones could be a very good headphones, I don’t want to hear a disturbing high tone of broken glasses, or booming.
2. Sennheiser RS 180′s RF stand could be use with many headphones, so it means that, in a future, when I move in to my new condo, I can buy another pair of Sennheiser RS series for my girlfriend without any new pair of headphones buying, just an addition headphones (we don’t want to cause a problem with our neighbors), and I think this is very convenience.
3. For PS3 gaming, I know that the price of Sennheiser RS 180, I can buy a good new true 5.1 gaming headset, but I already have an AVR that can simulate a surround sound for any headphones and I don’t want to waste my money on a new decoder for headset that comes in a pack, and also I believe, using a audio headphones for gaming will give you a better audio quality. And I never use a voice chat since I am not a native english speaker and my internet connect cannot handle a NAT type that allow voice chat.
So my aim for Sennheiser RS 180 is about movie watching, single player gaming (multiplayer is ok too) and perhaps a loud wireless music listening). I’ve a PS3 Sony official gaming headset, and I have to say, it works pretty well but its audio quality is intolerant, its hi-tone is too high but for the price under 100 USD, I think it is acceptable.