Sennheiser RS-126 Review
The Sennheiser RS 126 is an open wireless RF headphone system for both Hi-Fi radio and TV. It is rechargeable and comes with a transmitter. It also includes NiMH batteries with AAA size. The transmitter serves as a recharging and terminal or docking station that can me mounted to a wall. In other words, you cannot separate the transmitter from the charger. The transmitter needs to be located at a place far from other electronics, normally on a higher level. So, if you need to charge the headphone, it will probably be at a certain place far from where you are. Also, some times there is a problem occurring when charging the headset. When there is poor connection between the two. This might be one of the manufacturing defects. There is a 2 year warranty, so, replacement is available.
The sound of the RS 126 is balanced and is a little heavy on bass. The sound is extremely clear. There are left and right adjustments in case the user has a problem with any of his ears. The speech of the movie characters becomes audible because some of them are muttered. There is a detailed sound reproduction and sounds of instruments are easily and clearly identified. Its open back style is an advantage to those who want to be in-touch with his or her surroundings, say, being able to hear the doorbell, the alarm, the phone and the baby’s cry. Otherwise, with the close style, the user would be unaware to everything that is happening around him or her.
Connecting the headphone to the TV is quite a challenge to those who are not electronically literate. But this is not a problem if the instructions manual is understandable and easy to follow. Sadly, the guidebook only gives the basic information and the user is left to try to experiment on every hole.
Reception is ok inside the house, but, outside the house the sound weakens. Even so, the headphone has a range of 100 meters according to its specs. It has 3 selectable RF channels. The headphone’s exterior is stylish and sturdy. Its being wireless contributes to the convenience of using this headset in the house without getting dangled by a cord or cable. It is lightweight and very comfortable to use. Even for longer period of time, the head doesn’t have any pressure at all and there’s the normal sweat around the ear due to the padding or cushion of the ear pads.
Just like any other headsets, RS 126 needs burning in, too. It should be allowed to play with the highest volume for at least seven days before it would be perfect for human listening. With this, the sound becomes better and more pleasant to the ears. It should be burned in with classical, pop or any other style of music for the highs and lows of music.
Overall, the Sennheiser RS 126 is comfortable and convenient to use because of its being wireless and cushy. It sounds great, easy to use because of its being wireless and in-style. It is reasonably priced. A great value for money.