Sennheiser RS 195: Wireless Headphones That Tackle Hearing Loss

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Sennhesier RS-195

The RS 195 is specially designed for consumers who suffer from hearing loss, and is the first wireless headphones that compensate for hearing limitations while also providing high audio quality. The user can optimize the sound quality and speech intelligibility to reproduce every detail of their favorite TV programs and music. To achieve this, Sennheiser worked with Fraunhofer IDMT, which has developed signal processing strategies based on hearing aid technology for use in consumer electronics. In addition to providing technical expertise, researchers conducted comprehensive user studies to ensure that the RS 195 is optimized for the needs of people with age-related hearing loss.  In addition to providing sound quality adjustments, the headphones automatically optimize the volume so manual readjustments are no longer required.

The RS 195 come with a transmitter which also serves as a charger and has numerous settings, so that the sound can be customized to each user’s preferences. In addition to TV noise suppression and switchable modes for speech and music, the device has seven presets options with different sound profiles. These profiles compress, accentuate or reinforce the high, mid and bass ranges, while also compensating for individual hearing loss. “This means that the sound is not just louder, but can be adjusted to the specific needs of each user,” says Annegret Meyer, Vice President Sales Europe Hearing Care at Sennheiser Electronic GmbH and Co. KG. “Users with impaired hearing no longer have to forego the pleasure of excellent sound quality across the entire frequency range.” Moreover, it is possible to modify the balance between the right and left stereo channels. Thanks to intuitive user controls on the headphones, both volume and presets mode for voice and music can be controlled directly by the user. The closed, circumaural design of the RS 195 also ensures the clear reproduction of voice and music, while being comfortable to wear for extended periods of listening.

In order to ensure consistently reliable, high-quality audio transmission with minimal latency, the RS 195 uses Sennheiser’s latest digital wireless transmission, which is based on 2.4-GHz band and has a very stable range of up to 100 metres. The transmitter has an analogue 3.5 mm input jack, as well as optical digital input. It comes with a fast charging function, which allows continuous use for up to 18 hours.

The RS 195 is available for purchase now.