The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. A company that employs more than 2,300 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico, the USA and now Australia and New Zealand, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries.
Sennheiser has announced some great additions to their line of Headphones for studio and gaming use that will blow you away!
Sennheiser’s new DJ headphones redefine professional performance
From the studio to the DJ booth – great sound gives you the power to move the crowd. Driven by this ethos, audio specialist Sennheiser has led the professional audio market for over two decades with its iconic HD 25 headphones used by the world’s leading music producers and DJs. Now, the Sennheiser legend continues, with an all-new range of professional DJ and Mixing headphones. Designed for the most demanding users and punishing pro environments, the HD8 DJ, HD7 DJ and the HD6 MIX have been developed in conjunction with some of the world’s top DJs.
Whether creating music or moving crowds: The three new headphones deliver excellent, dynamic sound reproduction with the highest levels of external noise attenuation. The durable materials, exceptional build-quality and unrivalled product support make these the headphones of choice for professionals.
Designed for the most demanding users and punishing pro environments, they have been developed in conjunction with some of the world’s top DJs, among them Bob Sinclar, Luciano, Andy Baxter, Missill and Davina. Naturally, the best sound quality tops their list of demands: the new headphones deliver excellent, dynamic sound reproduction, inspired by the legendary HD 25.
“Drawing on our success based around the HD 25 and extensive experience in high-end audio, the DJ range applies Sennheiser’s proprietary acoustic system to answer the needs of different performing and production applications”, says Ivan Kuan, Head of Product Management, Sennheiser Consumer Electronics. The HD8 DJ is dedicated to the needs of professional DJs with truly excellent sound reproduction, while the HD7 DJ offers an engaging, dynamic sound that’s perfect for playing live. Both delivering a mid-low end emphasis, the sound remains tight and never overwhelms, with clarity retained in the high frequencies. Meanwhile, the HD6 MIX, a model aimed primarily at studio-based music creation, delivers a balanced, accurate sound for mixing and monitoring work. “To hear every detail, the elliptical, circumaural ear cups were specially designed to ensure a perfect fit for more users. This provides excellent external noise attenuation that can cope with very high sound pressure levels for safer listening without turning up the volume excessively,” continues Ivan Kuan.
The DJ headphone range is built for complete user comfort for hours at the decks, in the studio or performing. The elliptical shape of the ear cups also avoids pinching the ears and is enhanced by interchangeable ear pads for comfortable listening during long periods of use. For hassle-free one-ear monitoring, both DJ models feature swivelling ear cups with up to 210° of movement and three different wearing positions. With both coiled and straight 3m high-performance cables included that can connect to either ear cup, these headphones can adapt to suit any individual preference. A bayonet twist lock makes for secure connection to the headphones.
All three models are built to withstand the rigours of daily studio work and a life on the road. Sennheiser has engineered the range from durable, high-quality materials to take even the roughest everyday professional use, proven through rigorous and extended quality tests. And when the life on the road pushes the limits too far, Sennheiser’s new headphones offer replaceable parts and a peerless commitment to customer service with at least five years’ parts availability guarantee even after end-of-life, and global support for quick replacements, wherever the work takes you.
G4ME™ ZERO and G4ME™ ONE
Sennheiser unveiled two new high-end PC gaming headsets – G4ME™ ZERO and G4ME™ ONE and announces a unique alliance with one of the world’s leading game developers – Io-Interactive. In the perfect match of game creation and gameplay experience, Io-Interactive is using the audio specialist’s equipment when developing and recording game sound. This perfect match ensures that gamers using Sennheiser gaming headsets will get an authentic sound experience that’s optimized to be exactly as the developers at Io-Interactive intended.
Io-Interactive, part of the Square Enix group and the creator of blockbuster games such as the Hitman and Kane & Lynch franchises, has used Sennheiser recording equipment and headsets in crafting the audio for several games including Hitman Absolution. Having been impressed with the results, the new alliance sees Io-Interactive committing to use Sennheiser technology for future game development.
Lo-Interactive explains the unique partnership: "Sennheiser equipment makes our games sound better – both for us and the gamer. Not only are these great gaming headsets for both producing and playing games, but using Sennheiser equipment during development ensures a great and consistent audio experience all the way from the production to end consumer."
Game developers put great effort into creating complex and realistic soundscapes for games. “By collaborating with Io-Interactive and by launching the new PC gaming headsets G4ME™ ZERO and G4ME™ ONE, Sennheiser takes pride in making sure that gamers get to hear the high-level of acoustic quality and details that the developers intended you to hear,” says Christian Ern, Director Product Management at Sennheiser Communications. “The incredible comfort and convenience of our new headsets means that there is virtually nothing between you and the game.”
G4ME™ ZERO and G4ME™ ONE represent a new era in professional gaming headset design. Increased emphasis has been placed on ergonomics and supreme comfort for even long periods of gaming. Meanwhile, top-of-the-line noise cancellation technologies in the built in microphones ensure clear communication during online or multi player gaming. By using Sennheiser’s PCV 05 Combo audio adaptor, G4ME™ ZERO and G4ME™ ONE can also be connected to the new PS4™ as well as Mac computers.
Naturally, the new PC gaming headsets benefit from Sennheiser’s 70 years of experience as a leader in audio and deliver incredible sound quality. The company remains the only gaming headset company in the world to manufacture its own transducers, with the components powering the G4ME™ ZERO and G4ME™ ONE specifically optimized to deliver an extremely accurate reproduction of gaming audio. In the heat of the action, smart features such as intuitive volume controls integrated into the ear cup and the ability to instantly mute the mic simply by lifting the mic boom, mean that there are fewer distractions so that you can stay focused on the game experience.
Offering exceptionally natural and accurate sound quality, the new G4ME™ ONE is built to be the ultimate headset for home gaming. The open design delivers hi-fi sound exactly as the game developers intended, while letting air through to help keep ears cool during hours of gameplay. XXL-sized, plush velvet ear pads, a cushioned headband and the lightweight design give the ultimate comfort.
G4ME™ ZERO – Supreme comfort for immersive gaming
Designed to be the most comfortable and best sounding closed headset on the market, the G4ME™ ZERO features a new ear pad design that makes it the perfect choice for immersive gaming. Drawing on Sennheiser’s experience in creating professional headsets for aviation, layers of padding and memory foam are shaped to effectively shield the user from external sound and prevent gaming sound from disturbing others. Letting you hear every detail of the game, its still Sennheiser’s most quiet gaming headset yet. G4ME™ ZERO is also perfect for the gamer on the move with a unique foldable design and supplied hard carry case.
At CES 2014 in Las Vegas, the expansion of Sennheiser’s acclaimed headphone range is gaining pace with the launch of the new MOMENTUM Ivory. Joining the classic Brown and Black editions, the new MOMENTUM family member features ivory-coloured ear cups, richly offset with a tan leather headband and the iconic stainless steel headband slider. The lighter shade adds a new dimension to the pure, clean aesthetics of the MOMENTUM range.
Design for the senses – quality for individualists
Crafted from the finest materials, the MOMENTUM Ivory fuses understate design with uncompromising sound performance. An elegant headband slider of brushed stainless steel provides maximum comfort and adjustability; while the headband and the ear cups worked from soft and supple leather of the finest quality ensure ultimate wearing comfort. With the new color version, Sennheiser reimagines its clean design in a lighter tone.
Beneath its luxurious exterior, the MOMENTUM Ivory embodies a refusal to compromise on sound quality. Audio specialist Sennheiser has taken technologies from its high-end headphone range to ensure a natural, authentic and richly detailed sound.
Perfect combination of sound and style
“The MOMENTUM family of headphones is going from strength to strength with the launch of this new edition of the MOMENTUM and the seven colors now available in the compact MOMENTUM On-Ear range,” said Magdalene Tan, Product Manager at Sennheiser Consumer Electronics. “We have sought to achieve something new in the world of headphones by combining uncompromising sound quality with the finest materials, and a distinct, pure design. We’ve reimagined the concept of a contemporary, urban style with a classic, timeless feel.” The MOMENTUM is a unique, uncompromising approach that has proved successful with both critics and discerning music lovers alike.
Smarter design for smart devices
The MOMENTUM Ivory includes a single-sided detachable cable with convenient in-line remote and microphone for Apple iDevices, for easy control of music playback and to make and receive calls on the go. The MOMENTUM Ivory will be available through selected Sennheiser sales partners from January 2014.
The new MM 30G
Sennheiser offers superior audio quality from your Samsung with ‘hands free’ call and track control
Sennheiser’s new MM 30G in-ear headset, a ‘perfect fit’ for the latest generation of Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets from the Galaxy S2 upwards. Sleek and discreet, it’s a headset with a mobile device remote control, modeled in elegant black or white. It offers you a top of the range Sennheiser music listening experience on your Samsung Galaxy device while giving you complete control for all your conversations on the go.
Whether you’re on the move, chilling out, or working, the MM 30G’s three button in-line remote control lets you play and pause tracks, or take a call on your Samsung mobile phone, with a quick touch, wherever you are, without having to reach into your pocket or dig through your bag to find your device and answer it.
The in-line remote control also lets you set or change the volume level without manually adjusting the device either. With the MM 30G headset, you can talk to friends or send a message without stopping the music.
The new MM 30G headset’s fantastic audio quality does real justice to your music collection, with high end, dynamic speakers packing all the power you’d expect from Sennheiser’s renowned bass-driven sound - on your Samsung Galaxy device.
Sennheiser’s expert designers have brought in a host of features to ensure that the MM30G is one of the most comfortable headsets around. The headset's ear-canal design passively attenuates ambient noise all the time, so you'll have all the comfort and protection you ever need – wherever you are. Besides, the MM 30G comes with a choice of small/medium/large size ear sleeves, which gives you customized comfort.
The MM 30 G headset doesn’t need a special Galaxy device app as it is 100% compatible but you can check out all the functionality before you buy, in a matter of seconds at: www.sennheiser.com/MM30G or by scanning the QR code located on the packaging.
The MM 30G will be one of the highlights of Sennheiser’s booth at the International CES 2014 show in Las Vegas from January 7-10. Customers and media representatives can try out the MM 30G headsets at Sennheiser’s booth [LVCC, South Hall 1, Booth-Nr. 20606] at CES 2014.
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