Is this something common with these?
I bought my first pair of these 4, maybe 5? years ago. I only use them to watch TV and really like them. After a couple of years the volume knob started not working properly. I hardly ever use it as I set the volume once and for most TV it is fine. Once in a rare while I will adjust them a little. What happened is that the adjustment would cause static or cutting out in one ear when turned. I figured I had them for 2 or 3 years, I would just replace them. I did and all is OK for a couple of new years with the new set. But just this week they started doing the same thing. Is this something common with these? Seems like a loose connection or something. I searched and saw a thread here about another brand doing something similar and the suggestion was to "clean" them. Does that make any sense?
But I expect the 160's cost more and if this is a problem common to the Sennheiser turning knobs then what's the point of buying an even more expensive pair? Do those have a different type of volume control?
Great. Thanks! I took a quick look at those and will research further tomorrow. First glance it seems like an odd charging setup? No cradle so I guess you need to plug them in to charge?
Also it appears that both the transmitter and the headphones take 2 rechargeable batteries. Package contents only indicate 2 batteries total included so maybe not.
The big pluses are the fidelity and freedom from audible noise. Range is about the same as RS 120s. There are more expensive models with much more range, I am told.
Quote from: Arnold B. Krueger on 24 April, 2012, 07:48:27 AMThe big pluses are the fidelity and freedom from audible noise. Range is about the same as RS 120s. There are more expensive models with much more range, I am told.OK Thanks. That is not an issue for me. I use them mostly for watching TV.
I am fine with the quality and fidelity of the RS 120's. I am just frustrated having to replace them every couple of years because of the faulty volume control.
Earlier you mentioned latency causing echo if speakers are also on. Is this latency enough to cause that disconcerting issue where the mouths on the TV are not in sync with the sound in the headphones?