of 440 9/9/13 at 6:56pm
- 437 Posts. Joined 12/2011
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Quote: Originally Posted by ztsen
Hi, I need a wireless for movie only. Is the RS220 a lot better than RS180 in watching movie? Would like to know if this is worth it.
I use the RS180 most days, I have not used the RS220, but I've read the whole thread.
The RS220 has roughly the same improvement in sound quality over the RS180, that the HD600 has over the HD558.
When using the RS180, at no point do I find myself wishing for better sound quality, although if I compared the two models, I'm sure I would hear a difference.
The RS180 is known to be one of the best headphones in terms of even balance across the spectrum, i.e. bass-midrange-treble. I'm sure it would be just fine for movies, and the RS220 would sound a little better yet.
The thread describes some issues with "dropouts" with the RS220, those issues are not present in the RS180.
Note that BOTH are "open back", i.e. other people in the room can clearly hear your music/movie, and you can hear other sounds in the room.
Jriver MediaCenter18 -> HRT MS2PLUS -> Bellari HA540 Pure Class A Hybrid Headphone Amp upgraded with Early 60's Siemens Munchen 12AX7 -> Mad Dog 3.2 Universal with 1/4" single-ended cable (Also Senn RS-180 Wireless while doing chores) Alpha Dog pre-ordered