Sennheiser RS 140 Specifications, Tests and Review

Headphone type
Full size
Frequency Response
18 - 21000 Hz
110 dB

Complete technical specifications, details, expert ratings and review of Sennheiser RS 140. Find out how your chosen headphones stack up against the competition and whether they are the ones that best meet your expectations with the headphone comparison feature.

Product Type Headphones - wireless
Weight 280 g Worse than 79 % of headphones rated.
Recommended Use Home audio
Bluetooth Range (Operating Distance) 150 m Better than 89 % of headphones rated.

​​The Sennheiser RS 140 are wireless headphones. The wireless connection allows absolute freedom of movement and with that increases the comfort of using the headphones. This feature is very popular, especially when using headphones every day. The limiting factor of wireless headphones is a certain delay in the sound transmission between the source and the headphones (almost indistinguishable for a normal user), as well as the need to charge them (in the case of wired headphones, the headphones are recharged by connecting the cable itself). The transmission range offered is up to 150 m. The maximum range represents the maximum distance from the audio transmission source that the headphones can be used for wireless audio transmission. However, the maximum communication range can be affected by obstacles such as people, walls, etc.

The design of the headphones is around the ears. Because of this design, the headphone envelops the entire ear and isolates the ear better from surrounding noise when listening compared to for example on-ear headphones. With that, they offer high-quality listening without interference. However, they are most likely heavier by design and less practical for frequent carrying. The weight of the headphones is 280 g.

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SOUND QUALITY Sennheiser RS 140
Headphones Form Factor Full size
Headphones Technology Dynamic
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Frequency Response 18 - 21000 Hz Better than 70 % of headphones rated.
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 0.5% Better than 56 % of headphones rated.
Sensitivity 110 dB Better than 79 % of headphones rated.
Signal-To-Noise Ratio 68 dBA

The sound quality can be affected by many factors. When it comes to frequency range, the wider it is, the more detail you will hear when listening. However, the range a person can perceive is highly individual. The average person is able to perceive frequencies in the range of 16 to 20 000 Hz. So the most common frequency range you will see on the market is 20 to 20,000 Hz. Lower frequencies up to approximately 256 Hz are considered bass frequencies. Therefore, the lower the bottom value is, the better the headphones will reproduce bass. Conversely, values from approximately 2 048 Hz upwards are treble. That is why headphones with a high upper value will provide a much more accurate reproduction of high notes. Sennheiser RS 140 offers a frequency range of 18 - 21000 Hz. The sensitivity parameter determines how sensitively the headphones can receive the signal from the source. The higher the sensitivity value, the louder the headphones will be able to play with less power consumption. In general, a higher listening volume also means a higher power load for the connected device. So if you're buying headphones to listen to music from your mobile phone, for example, this is relevant to think about as you don't want to drain your phone's battery too much. Lower values around 85 dB are more suitable for listening in more quiet environments (for example, at home or in the office). Medium values of around 90 dB can provide good listening quality in noisier environments (for example, on public transport or in cafés). Headphones with high sensitivity values of around 100 dB or more are designed for really noisy environments, such as concerts. The Sennheiser RS 140 has 110 dB. Total Harmonic Distortion of these headphones is Audio Output | Total Harmonic Distortion. The value quoted by the manufacturer is usually the average distortion over all reproducible frequency bands. This is not a crucial parameter to decide on when making a decision, but on the other hand, keep in mind that higher harmonic distortion can negatively affect sound quality.

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REMOTE CONTROL Sennheiser RS 140
Controls Volume, balance, on/off
CABLE Sennheiser RS 140
Cable Type Audio adaptor
Battery Type 2 x battery - AAA type - rechargeable - Nickel Metal Hydride
Battery Life 23 hour(s) Better than 73 % of headphones rated.
Power Device Power adapter - external
Included Qty 2

In terms of headphone battery life as a significant factor in the purchase decision, it depends on what you want to use the headphones for and potentially how often you will be able to recharge them. Headphones with up to a few hours of battery life are more suitable for home use as they will require more frequent charging. Headphones with a battery life of around 10 hours or more are already more suitable for commuting and shorter journeys. However, nowadays you can also find headphones on the market that have a battery life in the higher tens to hundreds of hours. In this case, you do not have to worry about your headphones simply running out of power on longer journeys, and you will not have to deal with constant recharging. The battery life of the Sennheiser RS 140 reaches up to 23 hour(s).

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CONNECTIONS Sennheiser RS 140
Connector Type Headphones (mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
OTHERS Sennheiser RS 140
Included Accessories Transmitter unit, 6.3 mm (1/4") stereo adapter
Service & Support Limited warranty - 2 years

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