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Four of Sennheiser's Newest Headphones Win CES Innovation Awards

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November 19, 2009

Four of Sennheiser's Newest Headphones Win CES Innovation Awards

By Patrick Barnard, Group Managing Editor, TMCnet

Sennheiser has announced that four of its newest headphones have won a total of five CES (News - Alert) Innovation Awards.

Specifically the company’s HD 800 audiophile headphones, MM 450 wireless music/communications headset, and RS 170 and RS 180 digital wireless headphones won in the Headphones category. The MM 450 won an additional award in the Wireless Handset Accessories category.
According to a press release, a panel comprised of engineers and technical journalists chose the HD 800, RS 170 and RS 180, and MM 450 because of their “unparalleled advanced technology, innovative designs and incredible sound quality.”

The HD 800 audiophile headphones have an impressive 6 to 51,000 Hz range. A key innovation is the HD 800's unique, ring-shaped 56 mm transducer. The company claims this allows the purest possible sound reproduction while keeping total harmonic distortion to less than 0.02 percent. The headset offers carefully selected materials and a top-quality finish. The HD 800 already won the EISA Award presented by the European Imaging and Sound Association in August.
The MM 450 is advanced Bluetooth mobile headset sporting Sennheiser's NoiseGard technology, which reduces up to 90 percent of ambient noise for clear phone calls, as well as music.
The RS 170 and RS 180 digital wireless headphones, for home stereo systems, deliver high-resolution, movie-theater-quality audio via uncompressed wireless transmission from Kleer. The RS 170 features a dynamic bass boost and switchable surround sound. The open-back RS 180 is designed for the audiophile: settings like speech intelligibility and balance can be precisely adjusted for the ultimate listening experience.
The HD 800 is available now. The MM 450, RS 170 and RS 180 will be in stores in late November.

Expect to see these headphones on display at the International CES 2010, to be held Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas.

Sennheiser is a leading manufacturer of high quality headphones, headsets and microphones. The company sponsors the Contact Center Headsets channel and Headsets community on TMCnet.

Patrick Barnard is a senior Web editor for TMCnet, covering call and contact center technologies. He also compiles and regularly contributes to TMCnet e-Newsletters in the areas of robotics, IT, M2M, OCS and customer interaction solutions. To read more of Patrick's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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