Sound enhancements can be turned off and on
What is a shame is that it seems like there's some sort of dynamic volume setting running through the Spitfire as I detected some strange shenanigans when moving between different sound levels. It's a minor thing, but it can be very off-putting.
Other than that niggle I've been very impressed with this headset, they're comfy for long gaming bouts, but that strange dynamic volume would keep me away.
Sound quality is decent
There's a lot to like about the Orion Pro headset. Importantly, sound quality is decent and it also provides a comfortable experience even in extended sessions. The USB sound processor is a great addition too, making the process of sound adjustment simple but mostly effective, although the lack of software customisation may be an irk for some.
Crystal clear, static free headphones, plug in - turn on - perfect
After 10 months of nearly daily use these headphones are better than ever. Physically they still look brand new, the ear cups have retained their original shape, remain soft, and show no signs of wear. All the controls work perfectly and the headband looks like it did when it was delivered. Still using the original batteries, I'll charge them every 6-8 hours of use so they don't run out in the middle of something.
Great sound quality, long wireless range, good battery life, comfortable to wear
Wireless headphones can be something of a mixed blessing. They help to free you from the tyranny of cables, but often their sound quality simply isn't as good as that which you get from a good pair of wired cans. Sennheiser, however, thinks it's cracked this problem with the RS 160s, which apparently use the Kleer wireless protocol to deliver no-compromise audio.
Unlike Bluetooth A2DP, Kleer delivers full-bandwidth, 16-bit, 44kHz, uncompressed, CD-quality sound.
Good 'Kleer' tech, Decent range, Comfortable
The RS 160s are very good, but if you're already looking for premium headphones, we'd recommend tracking down the 160s' big brother, the RS 170s. They deliver more bass, more volume, four times the range and include a smart-looking docking station, and despite their £180 RRP we're already seeing them available for below the £150 mark - which is less than some shops are charging for the RS 160s.
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