iPodNN: Sennheiser has teamed with Adidas to release a new Adidas Originals line of headphones. The range includes the HD 25, the HD 220 and the CX 310. The HD 25 is a premium headphone set aimed at DJs, while the HD 220 adopt a street style. The CX 310 are an in-ear type earphone.
The HD 25s are a lightweight 162g design and have a high maximum sound pressure of 120dB making them appropriate for user during DJ gigs. They use neodymium drivers aluminum coils to deliver a frequency response of 16 -22000Hz.
The HD 220s are a mid-range headset that features a closed supraaural design to block out outside noise and include individually adjustable earcups to deliver maximum comfort. They have a sound pressure of 108dB with a frequency response of 19-21000Hz.
The CX 310s are an in-ear design that offer high passive noise reduction. They are aimed at active users on the go and come with three sizes of ear tips. They weigh only 10g and have a sound pressure of 113dB and a frequency range of 19-21000Hz.
All are available now through normal retail channels including Amazon.
TechDigest: Sennheiser, a company with a long heritage in headphone design, has just unveiled five new pairs of headphones that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and prices.
Only one pair – the high-end CX 380 Sport II’s – are noise-isolating, presumably because you often need to hear the outside world, too, when you’re indulging in exercise.
Starting with the low-end, let’s begin at the MX 80s. These are fairly standard earbuds, with a little bit of extra bass and a waterproof and ‘sweatproof’ (eww) design. They’re also pretty tough, and should be able to take a bit of knocking about. £25 (€27).
Then there’s the MX 85s which are very similar to the MX 80s but have a ‘twist-to-fit’ system that should keep the buds in your ear a little more effectively if you’re waving your head about wildly, as one is wont to do while ‘sporting’. They cost £35 (€37).
A tenner for a fit mechanism? Moving up the range further, there’s the OMX 80s, which are again pretty much the same phones, but with earhooks on them, providing a slightly different way of keeping them on your head. They come with a ‘reflective rear stripe’ too, so you don’t get run over in the dark. Also £35.
Refusing to quit with the different ways of keeping headphones attached to your head, Sennheiser’s also got the PMX 80s, which have an ergonomic neckband to hold things in place, and ensure that just as that power chorus comes in, you won’t get your buds rudely yanked out. They also have the aforementioned reflective strip, and cost £35.
Then lastly, at the top of the range, are the CX 380s. These are more like it – silicon sleeves provide a tight fit for the in-ear design, they’re washable, and have a rather more high-performance driver than the cheaper models. They cost more, though – £50 (€53). My thoughts are that the extra price on these compared to standard models might not really be worth the outlay. It’s only a bit of plastic, after all.
AVRev.com: Sennheiser unveiled three new headphones – the HD 218, HD 228 and HD 238 Precision. These headphones are optimized for portable devices such as the Apple iPhone and other MP3 players, and are especially designed for individuals who are constantly on the go.
The HD 218 features dynamic bass reproduction and closed ear cups to cancel outside noises. The HD 228 is a first-class headphone that offers depth reproduction, clear stereo sound and rich bass. It incorporates neodymium magnets that ensure high-quality audio, and also features closed ear cups and comfortable padding so that listeners can wear them for hours without discomfort.
The HD 238 Precision is a top-of-the-line headphone, designed for individuals who are serious about sound. It has a well-balanced stereo sound that is effective both with portable devices and home audio use.
SlipperyBrick: The latest entry from Sennheiser is the HD 800 a pair of high end headphones that have some style. If you have the scratch to buy them.
Sennheiser’s stunning HD 800 headphones stood out when they debuted at CES, because of the innovation that went into making them.
The HD 800 features a new technology in the driver system which helps reduce the low-end distortion that all headphones suffer from. They’re doughnut shaped with Teflon-insulation and fabric-coated earpads.
Tech Digest: Sennheiser has announced a new professional line of in-ear earphones, the IE series.
The Sennheiser IE 6 are hi-fi earphones with enhanced bass. The Sennheiser IE 7 are classic hi-fi earphones with a balanced sound, while the top-of-line IE 8s are aimed at audiophiles.
All feature high-end, accurate, pro-grade audio and are based on Sennheiser’s in-ear stage monitors, having a single driver to eliminate distortions, strong Kevlar cabling, metal carry cases, and a two year guarantee.
Sennheiser is keen to point out that the single drive unit uses advanced technology dynamic transducers that cover the entire frequency range and remove the problems of phase and distortion that multiple drive units can introduce.
Tech Digest: Sennheiser has announced its MM 200 stereo Bluetooth headset, featuring the CX 400 in-ear capsules and a high-quality Electret Condenser microphone.
Using Bluetooth 2.0 EDR A2DP technology, it can be used for making calls and listening to music, and, thanks to the in-ear monitors that come with three different sets of ear pads for a snug fit, background noises are more effectively blocked out.
The unit offers up to nine hours of listening time, 11 hours of talk time, and 300 hours on standby.
Techradar.com: Sennheiser has come out with the ultimate in gadgets you can lose: the wireless MX W1 ear buds.
Using Kleer digital wireless technology, these little sound-blasters provide high quality audio for your portable devices, with a small matchbox-sized transmitter.
The buds sit on a little dock, which houses a battery for charging ‘on the go’, up to three times on one full charge, which lasts between 10-12 hours.
Kleer wireless technology allows the music to be sent wirelessly without the compression necessary for some other wireless systems and, according to Sennheiser, is not be subject to interference from other sources, which is always a plus.
Audio Junkies: Just in time for CES, Sennheiser announced yesterday that they are releasing a “Professional” headphone series with three different models of ear-canal/IEM headphones designed for great sound quality in a portable format. The three different models are aimed at different users.
The IE 6 is touted as a set for bass enthusiasts with background noise attenuation of up to 20 dB and a rated frequency response of 10 Hz to 18,000 Hz. The IE 6 comes in silver and black.
The IE 7 is touted as the “neutral” offering from Sennheiser. The IE 7 has a rated frequency response of 10 Hz to 19,000 Hz with up to 20 dB of attenuation. The IE 7 comes in all black decorum.
The IE 8 is rated for 10 Hz to 20,000 Hz with up to 26 dB of attenuation. As a cool add-on, the IE 8 has a small adjustable screw on the outer piece of the headphones that allows you to make small adjustments to low frequency response to suit your needs.