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Sennheiser RS 120 Headphones Review

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Why I Decided to Review the Sennheiser RS120 Headphones

I have owned a pair of Sennheiser RS120 Headphones for over five years. I use them daily, and I have many thoughts about them.

I am going to explain what I like, and I don’t like about these headphones.

Sennheiser RS120 Headphones Information

These Are Wireless Headphones

Sennheiser RS120 headphones are wireless. You plug in the stand and the audio receiver jack.

The audio receiver jack is a 3mm audio jack, and this is the standard format that almost every audio device uses.

These Are Radio Headphones

You probably heard of Bluetooth audio devices. Sennheiser RS120 headphones are not Bluetooth.

They use radio frequencies, and this means you need to adjust them to get to audio to play correctly.

The Headphones Need Batteries

The headphones come with two rechargeable triple A batteries. You charge these batteries by putting the headphones on the stand.


What I Like About the Sennheiser RS120 Headphones

The Audio Quality Is Great!

I love how these headphones sound. There are some of the better headphones I have used.

The Headphones Have a Huge Wireless Range

The radio transmission allows for a huge range of reception.

Unlike with my cheap Bluetooth headphones, I can walk around my house and even walk around outside without losing the signal.

The Price Was Good

The Sennheiser RS120 headphones are a nice compromise between quality and price.

I have heard a slightly better sound coming out of more expensive headphones, but these sound good considering the price. That is the main thing to keep in mind.

This is where the batteries go.

This is where the batteries go.

What I Don’t Like About the Sennheiser RS120 Headphones

The Static Issue

If you do not send any audio over to the headphones, they emit a very annoying static sound. This sound also occurs when the headphones are not tuned.

This sound is quite annoying, and I have had to adjust my headphone use because of this issue.

First, I don’t leave the headphones on when not in use. Doing this eliminates background noise.

If you have a background noise playing, this fixes the static issue when there is no audio.

Setting up These Headphone Takes More Effort

These headphones are a bit more involved than standard headphones or Bluetooth headphones. First, you need to plug in the station and its power source.

Then you need to plug in the audio receiver to the station and then to whatever device you want to get the audio.

After that, you need to adjust the frequency of the headphones until the audio sounds right. There is a switch on the stand you can also use to assist in finding the right frequency.

The first time I set them up, it took over 15 minutes to figure out the right frequency. It doesn't help that until you do loud and annoying static plays in the background.

You Can't Bring These With You Outside the House

While you have the freedom to move around near the station, you cannot use these headphones on the go. It is impossible to use these while traveling.

Since I use Sennheiser RS120 headphones on my computer, this does not bother me as much.

But I need to need to buy a cheaper pair of headphones to use for exercise and traveling. You will not have issues carrying standard or Bluetooth headphones everywhere.

The Charging Stand Is Somewhat Annoying to Use

You need to put the headphones on the stand in a certain way. Or they won't charge! This has happened to me multiple times.

I now charge my batteries in an external charging station. Charging the batteries is much easier this way.

The Batteries Will Run out of Charge

The headphones are the primary way of getting sound from my computer. I have to remember to charge the headphones often.

I charge the batteries while sleeping.

My Overall Thoughts on the Sennheiser RS120 Headphones

I Like My Sennheiser RS120 Headphones

Once I got used to how they work, I loved my Sennheiser RS120 headphones. I use these headphones every day, and they work great.

I Recommend the Sennheiser RS120 Headphones

If you don’t mind adjusting radio frequencies, these headphones are great. I recommend them for computer and home entertainment use.

The only trade-off is the fact you can't use these headphones on the go.


© 2019 Eric Farmer