Monday, December 6, 2010

Watch Sennheiser RS 170 wireless headphones turned into outside wireless headphones!

Had somebody hit this blog with the keywords "w-1 Kleer transmitter for RS 170" but then bailed as there was no info (so hard to please everyone). Well, now there is.

I suspect what he was looking for was any information on the ability to pair a Kleer-based transmitter with a different manufacturer's headphones/earbuds. The w-1 is the Sleek Audio wireless kit that turns any Sleek Audio earbuds, even custom ones, into wireless earbuds.

So to prove the point (so imagine the transmitter is the Sleek Audio w-1 transmitter), watch this great video on YouTube demonstrating the interoperability of Kleer-based wireless products.

In this case, pairing the DigiFi S5T transmitter (dongle) made for the iPod/iPhone (make sure it is compatible, check out on the WireFreeHiFi e-commerce website) with the Sennheiser RS 170 wireless headphones. It's a great training video as well, showing you how it's done, and his thoughts about both products.

The video has 4,000+ views and is just a little bit longer than 10 minutes in length, which flies by.

Also, since the video was published, WireFreeHifi has an iPad compatible transmitter.

FREE SHIPPING UNTIL DEC 31, 2010 !!!!! WireFreeHiFi is a UK-based company that ships to North America (States, Canada) and Europe.

DigiFi (a Korean company) first got noticed for its Opera S1 wireless earbuds, which have since been discontinued which is a shame as they had an excellent price point when they were available. Still, the DigiFi Opera S2 wireless earbuds (with universal headphone jack transmitter) and the made-for-iPod Opera S5 wireless earbuds, the upgrades to the S1, make up for it. Even the Sleek Audio wireless kit was designed by DigiFi, with some Sleek Audio upgrades, which is why it looks very similar.

And then DigiFi expanded into making separate transmitters, which you can then associate to other Kleer-based headphones, in this case, turning the Sennheiser RS 170 wireless headphones, ideal for watching television without disturbing anyone, into mobile cans. They also have a transmitter/receiver combo that can turn any iPod-type stereo into a wireless stereo. Check it out!

Purchase the S5T on the WireFreeHiFi website (ships to the USA, Canada, UK, Europe) >>

Almost forgot my usual plug about the awesomeness of Kleer wireless audio technology. Kleer, a proprietary technology delivers uncompressed, lossless, CD-quality, digital stereo audio, a technology feat that Bluetooth can't match.

Using wireless headphones/earbuds based on Kleer technology means you can hear music the way the artist/musician intended, but without the wires.


  1. Just got the Sleek Wireless Transmitter (W-1) paired with the Sennheiser RS 170 as well. Awesome!

  2. Shame this article is old and the YouTube video deleted. I have purchased a W-1 transmitter and have had no luck pairing it with my HDR 170's. Havent really been able to find much info on how to resolve this issue.