Sennheiser has an excellent reputation for audiophile headphones , and its the latest headphones prove you don't have to skimp on specs when it comes to comes to the most compact form factor.
The Sennheiser IE 300s are powered by a refined version of the company. 7mm extra wide band transducer, which he says will deliver a well-balanced sound signature with excellent sonic accuracy.
Inside the transducer is a membrane sheet designed to reduce natural resonances and harmonic distortion, a rear volume of the transducer to minimize reflection in headphone housings, and a resonator chamber to reduce resonance in the ear canal, which should lead to more detailed highs.
A frequency response of 6Hz to 20kHz means the Sen nheiser IE 300 should deliver punchy bass - although frequencies below 20Hz are usually 'felt ' rather than heard in the traditional sense.
Flawless sound on the go
Unlike wireless headphones such as Apple AirPods and the Sony WF-1000XM3 , l 'IE 300 comes with a 3.5mm cable, with a gold-plated connector for durability.
Sennheiser says you can also buy balanced cables with 2.5mm connectors or 4.4mm, which can reduce distortion - so if you're really serious about audio fidelity, the upgrade option is there.
Available in Europe January 19th, the Sennheiser IE 300 will retail for € 299 - while the overall price is yet to be confirmed, that comes down to around $ 360 / £ 270 / AU $ 470.
It is certainly expensive for a pair of in-ear wired headphones , although these audiophile-friendly specifications may convince buyers to spend more money in the search for flawless sound.
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Despite the perception that on-ear headphones consistently deliver premium sound quality compared to their in-ear peers, we've seen an increase in audiophile headphones in recent years, companies hopedrant take advantage of the trend of tiny and convenient audio devices to use without sacrificing sound.
It makes sense - many over-the-ear audiophile headphones are designed for listening at home, with an open back that leaks out a lot of sounds that might annoy people around you when you are. moving. They're also often quite bulky, with heavy cables that don't exactly lend themselves to listening on the go.
With more and more brands bringing their audio technology to the compact format, audiophiles no longer have to stay at home plugged into their Hi-Fi system to enjoy quality music , especially when it is excellent portable DACs also exist. It remains to be seen whether models like the Sennheiser IE 300 can meet their expectations.
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