Sennhesiser RS120 Headphones Review
Why I Decided to Review the Senhesiser RS120 Headphones
I have owned a pair of Senhesiser RS120 headphones for over three years. I use them daily and I have many thoughts about them. I figured I would share these thoughts with the world in this review.
I am going to explain what I like and I don’t like about these headphones.
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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. 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. My original batteries have lasted a long time, and only recently replaced them.
What I Like About the Sennheiser RS120 Headphones
The Audio Quality Is Great!
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.
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 signal.
The Price Was Good
I paid less than $100 for these headphones. In the past, I have bought headphones for $200 and $400. I miss the audio quality these expensive headsets gave (they both broke due to different reasons).
The Sennheiser RS120 headphones are a nice compromise between quality and price.
What I Don’t Like About the Sennheiser RS120 Headphones
The Static Issue
I will start with the biggest and the most annoying issue. If you do not send any audio over to the headphones, they emit a very annoying static sound. This sound occurs when the headphones are not tuned correctly.
This 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.
Another thing I have noticed is that if you have a low background noise constantly playing this fixes the static issue. I love to listen to white noise and other related sounds often. I even wrote an article about it!
This is what I do most of the time when using Sennheiser RS120 headphones.
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.
Then you need to adjust the frequency of the headphones until the audio sounds right. There is an adjustment 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 mostly on my computer this not bother me as much. But I need to need to buy a cheaper pair of headphones to use for exercise and traveling.
With a standard pair of headphone or a Bluetooth pair, this is never an issue.
The Batteries Will Eventually Run out of Charge
This is a very minor issue, but it is one worth explaining. Eventually, you will need to replace the batteries. I decided to stop being stubborn, and I bought a pack of rechargeable triple A batteries. Having multiple batteries to swap out helps a lot.
The Charging Stand Is Somewhat Annoying to Use
If you don’t watch how you put the headphones on the stand, they won't charge! This has happened to me multiple times. I now charge my batteries in an external charging station. I have found this much more reliable and easy to do.
My Overall Thoughts on the Sennheiser RS120 Headphones
I Took a Risk Buying These Headphones
I know Sennheiser is a respected audio brand. But I was curious about how the radio frequency audio would work. The reviews on Amazon seemed good, so I bought them.
I Like My Sennheiser RS120 Headphones
Once I got used to how they work, I loved my Sennheiser RS120 headphones. I have no major issues with these headphones.
I Recommend the Sennheiser RS120 Headphones
If you don’t mind needing to use the stand and adjusting radio frequencies, these headphones are great. I recommend them for computer and home entertainment use.
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