Nothing new on the review front, below is still all we got!
Only checked 170/180 this time...
I'm going ahead with the RS 180 and maybe an adapter, I may post my experiences.
I went to a local store 3.5wks ago and compared the 180 with the 130 (130's more similar to the 180 than the 140).
I would've tried more sources (I only listened to a TV -news?- feed) but we took ages to get the 180/130 set-up.
And I didn't want to push the friendship by asking to hear music/movies/different outputs etc.
Especially considering what they did was against store policy (H&S regulations) so they were already doing a big favour.
Nevertheless the difference was definitely noticeable...
And interference easily crept-in with the 130 but with the 180 it remained crystal clear at all times.
So this is all there is in the way of something close to reviews for the finalists.
-believable Google, this is all one can sift out of the 99% crap.
Please can we get a new contender for search engines...
K 940 FC is AKG's current top of the line, there's zilch in the way of commentary/reviews.
Actual audio specs look a tad better overall than RS180, but wireless/power management is not.
After several searches for RP-WF5500/6000 reviews I finally found a recent
The rest are 2yr+ old (99.9% news snippets) as cited in earlier posts...
Nothing but news clips & blog reposts crap, these two are as close to commentary as one can get, gtranslate blows!http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1212672http://translate.google.com/translat...%26tbs%3Dcd:1"
could hardly call this a review but what the heck....http://translate.google.com/translat...1%26tbs%3Dcd:1
Hardly a decent reviewhttp://www.gadgets-reviews.com/index...t_new&id=19329
The rest is pretty much crap.....http://www.avforums.com/forums/headp...ing-sound.htmlhttp://www.audiocubes.com/product_re...oducts_id=2424http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/737595
It's on amazon twice so there's two sets of user reviewshttp://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-RS-...DateDescendinghttp://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-RS1...DateDescending
Same freakin review....http://www.channelnews.com.au/Sound/Headphones/B5G7X9L6
Freaky gtranslate of French reviewhttp://www.google.com/translate?lang...rt-2506-1.htmlhttp://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/sen...0/#post6250118http://www.jr.com/sennheiser/pe/SEN_...ductTabReviews
So none of these reviews prove that one or more of the finalists are better than the RS 170/180 do they?
(except from a surround sound perspective)
1) In light of my recent decision
to ignore surround features.
2) considering raw specs indicate bass response of the 170/180 should be similar.
3) considering I don't need isolation...
I'm thinking the 170 can be dropped!
What do you reckon, do you agree with my process of elimination so far, would you have something else in-front of the 170/180?
Perhaps you can see something in the reviews I dug-up that highlights why one (or more) of the other models are better?
Or perhaps you disagree with my idea of ruling-out 3d sound and using a adapter like the A40 Mixmap + corded instead?!
I'd also love to hear about any reviews that I missed, getting close to crunch-time now!