OT; RF headphones

Esteemed fellow gardeners, may I solicit your input on unrelated Subject?
I am shopping for Sennheiser RF headphones to listen to TV (never mind multiple reasons!)
This ad on Amazon for RS 120 headphones is confusing:
"Sennheiser Urbanite The new Urbanite headphones deliver intense club sound, serving up solid bass with Sennheiser's uncompromising clarity through the entire frequency range. Available in on-ear and over-ear versions in a variety of colors to suit your style. Shop now"
What does "deliver club sound" means and what does "solid bass" mean?
As I am a card-carrying female, genetically programmed to prefer more treble and less bass, I hesitate to leap before getting advice Messages on a hi-fi group are not getting replies; TV is not "hi" fi enough for them..<g>
Your input appreciated.
HB
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The marketing assumption here is that headphones are for music, and that "clubbing" is the ultimate experience for listening to music. (I'd have gone with "concert sound," but I'm old.)
So, they are just claiming that they are really good, unlike the cheap earbuds that you are assumed to be replacing.
Good delivery of bass is also a problem for cheap and/or small speakers (which headphones are). The writing is assuming that you have the bass turned up and want to do that. I would not expect that they are increasing bass.
FWIW, I've never heard of Sennheiser, so I don't know anything specific about their products.

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On Friday, October 3, 2014 1:27:16 PM UTC-7, Drew Lawson wrote:



Heaven grant!
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Club, like disco. Loud exadurated bass and treble.

Solid as opposed to muddy distorted bass. Closed phones, as opposed to open air, generally are capable of more bass. Might have to google urbanite.
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On Tuesday, October 7, 2014 9:11:04 PM UTC-7, gregz wrote:

OMG, that's different from what another Hon. Member said about bass. Your take is what I in total ignorance thought. I cannot STAND hyped bass. What to do...!

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Hypatia Nachshon wrote:

Enjoyment of sound is quite subjective. Why would you listen to a bunch of people that you have never met on such a topic when you have no idea what their taste is? It may also be that different models from the same maker have different frequency response and manufacturers may hype their sales pitch one way or the other depending on the market they are attacking.
Use the brain that your god(s) gave you and try before you buy and pick what YOU like.
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On Fri, 3 Oct 2014 12:57:43 -0700 (PDT), Hypatia Nachshon

Subject?

multiple reasons!)

bass with Sennheiser's uncompromising clarity through the entire frequency range. Available in on-ear and over-ear versions in a variety of colors to suit your style. Shop now"

treble and less bass,

not getting replies; TV is not "hi" fi enough for them..<g>

Sennheiser of old was not all that noted for lots of bass, but very high quality reproduction. Comparing models found, the RS110 may be a better fit for your stated needs.
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On Thursday, October 9, 2014 2:44:09 AM UTC-7, josephkk wrote:

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bass with Sennheiser's uncompromising clarity through the entire frequency range. Available in on-ear and over-ear versions in a variety of colors to suit your style. Shop now"

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not getting replies; TV is not "hi" fi enough for them..<g>

I had purchased RF headphones by SONY from Best Buy. They simply did not w ork. When I returned them, the salesman said many were being retured. Just NG.
That's why I opted to go for Sennheiser, despite price differential - base d on old reputation. Didn't know it had changed?? Or had it?
So now, OMG on steroids! You think RS110!
I ordered the RD 170 USED supposed to be LIKE NEW. When it comes, I will have to see what the bass is like. At this point I'm almost ready to look for an old TV that still has a port for headphones. Mine is maybe 6 years old, and already then they weren't making them. I failed to notice when bu yingTV.
WHY did they stop making TVs w/port for headphones???
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On Thursday, October 9, 2014 6:25:45 PM UTC-7, Hypatia Nachshon wrote:

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l have to see what the bass is like. At this point I'm almost ready to loo k for an old TV that still has a port for headphones. Mine is maybe 6 year s old, and already then they weren't making them. I failed to notice when buyingTV.

Good news, sorta. The RS 170 (used) arrived looking brand new. A small pa rt was missing, we we bought it at Radio Shack and Amazon/whoever promptly credited the amount to my account.
My genius son who happened to be visiting quickly diagnosed that the Panaso nic Viera TV did not HAVE a ****ing output! It only has INPUTS from every gadget on earth.
So genius arranged output from the DVD player. At least there I can get d ecent sound for my lousy hearing.
Now we have to figure out how to hook up the OTA antenna to the (wonderful old Harmon Kardon stereo) that used to give me good TV sound via a hookup from a neighbor who has since moved. The HK has so many outputs that there's go tta me one that I can plug the headphones into.
Stay tuned <g>
HB
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On Thu, 9 Oct 2014 18:25:45 -0700 (PDT), Hypatia Nachshon

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mind multiple reasons!)

solid bass with Sennheiser's uncompromising clarity through the entire frequency range. Available in on-ear and over-ear versions in a variety of colors to suit your style. Shop now"

treble and less bass,

are not getting replies; TV is not "hi" fi enough for them..<g>

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based on old reputation. Didn't know it had changed?? Or had it?

will have to see what the bass is like. At this point I'm almost ready to look for an old TV that still has a port for headphones. Mine is maybe 6 years old, and already then they weren't making them. I failed to notice when buyingTV.

Very few TVs ever had headphone port/jack, mostly smaller portable ones. But that is here near Silicon Valley, CA, USA. Markets vary by location. My favorite, of the headphones that i have, is Kenwood KPM-410, probably no longer available, very smooth with nice big earpieces and good cushions surround them, very comfortable. < us $100 new. Other reviews like the KPM-310 better, but both are a decade old now. You might try some Kenwoods if you get the chance.
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Newer tvs tend to have jacks. My comfort zone are my audio technica phones that don't touch your ear, just your head. Ath-ad700 ?, my grados with the bigger pads are not bad, and my Sony MDR-V6 phones are great too, the only closed set I have. All different, all pretty good. None RF, but could be with some adaptor. I once had a pair of Koss electrostatic, what heavy head huggers they were.
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