Sennheiser RS185 Review – Greatness Defined

The Sennheiser RS185 looks to be your ordinary headphones, but these are unlike the ones that you can see elsewhere. Upon closer inspection to its features, there is no Bluetooth functionality, but these are wireless headphones. It has a bespoke RF system that will offer better range and an uncompressed audio profile.

Sennheiser RS185 Review - Greatness Defined

The Sennheiser RS185 are Hifi Wireless Headphones

You don’t get to see “hifi” wireless headphones every day, and yet here’s the Sennheiser RS185. Therefore, the device is strictly for at home use. The headset will “talk” to its dock which is needed to be plugged into the mains.

Most wireless headphones of today will hook up to a phone or other mobile device. For the Sennheiser RS185 headphones, it uses the dock to as a charging source for the device, and it takes a wired connection from whatever source you plug it into.

Users have a choice between optical or phono inputs. Take your pick between digital or analogie. The company has already been making this type of wireless headphone for years now. However, it is still quite rare to see them in today’s market. Having radio frequency as the main source of wireless connection is not deemed as “modern,” especially with today’s Bluetooth wireless standards.

As for the sound quality, the RS185 can deliver better sound and comfort than most wireless headphones out in the market. It has an open back design that also gives it a nice sense of scale. It also adds a healthy dose of bass on tap. With the company’s wide range of sound styles on their mid- to high-end headphones, the RS185 is among one of the “darker” ones. The audio profiles are somewhat thick and rich.

The sounds have low-distortion which means that you can turn up the volume pretty loud and would feel that the audio won’t deal any harm to your ears. Do watch out for this.

While there are a lot of things that can be deemed great about the RS185 headphones, one area that may need to have been improved upon is the bass. It needs to be a bit more taut.

The Sennheiser RS185 has very similar aspects to that of the RS220. The sounds and wireless transmission, and even the style, are all comparable with both headphones. The battery life is radically improved on the RS185 as it provides up to 18 hours of continuous use. However, this may not prove to be quite the useful feature as many would just use the device about 2 to 3 hours at a time. Still, these headphones prove to be one of the best in today’s market.


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