Sennheiser Press Releases http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser Kirby Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:29:00 -0500 The latest news from Sennheiser USA SENNHEISER AND KUDELSKI GROUP POWER INDUSTRY’S FIRST HIGH-END SECURE HEADSET FOR SECURE COMMUNICATION IN THE OFFICE AND ON THE GO http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sennheiser-and-kudelski-group-power-industry-s-first-high-end-secure-headset-for-secure-communication-in-the-office-and-on-the-go http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sennheiser-and-kudelski-group-power-industry-s-first-high-end-secure-headset-for-secure-communication-in-the-office-and-on-the-go Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Sennheiser has partnered with digital security leader, the Kudelski Group, to develop a Bluetooth headset with unprecedented hardware-based encryption for secure end-to-end voice communications from headset to headset where privacy is paramount. The new Secure Headset extends secure VoIP communications to any compatible mobile device by embedding WHITE NOISE encryption in the headset itself. This ensures that the full communication chain – including the one between headset and paired mobile device – cannot be intercepted. The solution can support the highest security levels for voice and messaging, up to “SECRET”, while allowing business and government users to continue using the mobile devices they already own.

New WHITE NOISE Secure Headset is first to offer unprecedented hardware-based encryption for secure end-to-end communications in the office and on the go

New WHITE NOISE Secure Headset is first to offer unprecedented hardware-based encryption for secure end-to-end communications in the office and on the go

As part of the WHITE NOISE solution, the headset leverages Kudelski’s growing portfolio IoT security technologies and services. This robust encryption technology is integrated directly into the WHITE NOISE Secure Headset through a hardware secure element (SE), allowing it to serve as a cost-effective, simple hardware add-on to existing devices. An accompanying WHITE NOISE application enables secure voice calls as well as secure group chat messaging.

The new headset features premium audio technology from Sennheiser to ensure best-in-class sound for crystal clear communications. It utilizes three digital noise-cancelling microphones to ensure a more natural audio experience with SpeakFocus™ technology to optimize speech intelligibility even in noisy locations and WindSafe™ technology to reduce wind noise when outdoors. Also included is Sennheiser’s Advanced own-voice detection system which continuously monitors the environment to determine whether the user’s voice is present to dynamically reduce background noise as needed. With an impressive 7-hour talk time, the headset ensures a full day’s performance in the office or on the move.

“We are incredibly proud to have worked alongside Kudelski Group to create the most secure Bluetooth headset ever available,” said Andreas Bach, president of Sennheiser Communications A/S. “Our ambition is to make solutions that give both parties to a conversation an uncompromised communication experience. Now, as well as offering the best possible sound quality and an effortless user experience, we are helping ensure that there is no compromise on privacy.”

“WHITE NOISE is a new generation of effortless communication that is highly secure, affordable and convenient for all,” said Jean-Michel Puiatti, SVP for IoT Security at the Kudelski Group. “Working with Sennheiser is key to extending communications security to any device in a user-friendly way, using their existing mobile phone. We are extremely pleased to continue the long term collaboration between our two companies.”

For more information, please visit: www.sennheiser.com/whitenoise or www.whitenoise.ch

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SENNHEISER POWERS MARQUEE PERFORMANCES AT 2017 CMA AWARDS http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sennheiser-powers-marquee-performances-at-2017-cma-awards http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sennheiser-powers-marquee-performances-at-2017-cma-awards Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 The 51st Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards once again brought together the biggest names in country music for an evening of memorable performances. The three-hour telecast found 14.3 million viewers tuning in to listen to their favorite artists, while watching award presentations of country music’s highest honors. Sennheiser microphones and wireless systems were present throughout the broadcast, which turned out to be ABC’s most highly viewed Wednesday night program in three years.

The 51st CMA Awards drew an audience of 14.3 million viewers, who saw Lady Antebellum and P!NK perform with Digital 6000/Digital 9000 combos

The 51st CMA Awards drew an audience of 14.3 million viewers, who saw Lady Antebellum and P!NK perform with Digital 6000/Digital 9000 combos

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted the evening, both speaking and singing through a Sennheiser SKM 5200 handheld transmitter and MD 5235 capsule combination — all running through a Sennheiser 3732-II receiver. Underwood also received a nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year.

After an understated a cappella rendition of Amazing Grace by Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and a bevy of other performers joined Darius Rucker for a rendition of erstwhile Hootie and the Blowfish hit ‘Hold My Hand’. Lady Antebellum put a Sennheiser Digital 6000/9000 wireless system to work, which included EM 6000 receivers and SKM 9000 handheld transmitters paired with MD 9235 microphone capsules. During the evening, the band also received an Album of the Year nomination for their latest record, Heart Break.

Reba McEntire then joined Best New Artist nominee Kelsea Ballerini for a performance of Ballerini’s hit ‘Legends’. McEntire — who also received a nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year — performed through a Sennheiser SKM 5200 handheld transmitter and Neumann KK 105 capsule combination, flawlessly transmitted through a Sennheiser EM 3732-II receiver. The result was a crystal-clear vocal sound that preserved the emotional intensity of Ballerini’s powerful ballad.

First time is a charm
Crossover superstar P!NK delivered a faithful rendition of her nostalgic ballad ‘Barbies’ on her first ever CMA performance, encircled by her band which featured backing vocalists, an acoustic guitarist, and a string section. Her voice was captured with Sennheiser’s Digital 6000/9000 wireless system, running through an EM 6000 receiver. Like Lady Antebellum, P!NK relied on a combination of the Sennheiser SKM 9000 handheld transmitter and MD 9235 capsule, which delivered a pleasing, natural sound. She then performed an emotionally moving duet with Kenny Chesney on “Setting the World on Fire,” which also received a nomination for Musical Event of the Year.

Beyond the evening’s high-lustre moments, Sennheiser was also featured prominently in other ways throughout the CMA Awards. Newly-minted Sennheiser artist Luke Combs received a nomination for Best New Artist, while numerous wired Sennheiser and Neumann microphones, including 130 evolution microphones, were used throughout the awards show on everything from voiceovers to covering assorted backline duties.

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SENNHEISER US LAUNCHES “EAR” 24-HOUR HEADSET REPLACEMENT PROGRAM http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sennheiser-us-launches-ear-24-hour-headset-replacement-program http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sennheiser-us-launches-ear-24-hour-headset-replacement-program Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Sennheiser, a leading provider of premium audio solutions for business, announces it has launched a 24-hour replacement program in the United States to swiftly address any incidence of defective headsets. In the event that Sennheiser headsets are found to be in need of repair or replacement, the “Enterprise Advance Replacement” (EAR) warranty program will provide new headsets overnight. The EAR program is designed to accommodate customer emergencies and build loyalty in the marketplace. It is available only to companies located in the US, with shipping solely to US addresses.

Sennheiser’s new 24-hour warranty program will help reduce downtime for end-users in business environments and instill brand loyalty.

Sennheiser’s new 24-hour warranty program will help reduce downtime for end-users in business environments and instill brand loyalty.

An end-user initiated, 24-hour replacement process
Companies using the Sennheiser business headsets can initiate the EAR process with a call to Sennheiser’s service department at 1-877-736-6434, extension 2. The end-user must then immediately validate their product warranty by emailing a proof of purchase to the service department, which initiates the emergency replacement process. Companies with a valid warranty will not be billed for repairs or shipping, and those end-users can receive up to 25 replacement headsets overnight if ordered before 2:00 p.m. (Units required beyond the 25-piece maximum will be sent via ground.) Resellers whose purchases are no longer under warranty can still take advantage of the replacement service, however, they will be billed the flat-rate repair fee which includes standard ground shipping. Overnight shipping is still available for an additional charge.

Sennheiser’s Commitment as an Enterprise Leader
A 24-hour replacement program is an example of Sennheiser’s commitment to business users in the SMB and enterprise markets, instilling end-user loyalty and enhancing brand perception. It illustrates that Sennheiser is dedicated to the end-user’s ongoing business continuity and ultimate success, by minimizing any potential downtime caused by a product malfunction, and quickly resolving any repair-based emergencies. Such a policy confirms that, in addition to focusing on the utmost quality in design, construction and materials, Sennheiser stands behind any defective units with a superior replacement policy. It also adds value to the warranty process, providing a more attractive proposition for resellers to offer in the market.

Minimizing Workplace Disruption
“Sennheiser’s goal is to emerge as the market service leader for its business customers. The 24-hour warranty service furthers that objective, to the benefit of our resellers and business owners in the field,” said Dawn Birr, channel manager, enterprise solutions at Sennheiser. “Our premium headsets are designed for durability and to provide consistent performance. However, in the event that a model should show a defect or need service, the EAR option ensures that repairs will have the least amount of impact on our customers’ day-to-day business.”

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SENNHEISER AMBEO SMART HEADSET NOW SHIPPING http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sennheiser-ambeo-smart-headset-now-shipping http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sennheiser-ambeo-smart-headset-now-shipping Thu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Sennheiser announces that the AMBEO SMART HEADSET – the audio specialist’s intuitive, compact and mobile binaural recording headset — is now shipping in the U.S. and Canada. First showcased earlier this year at CES 2017, the AMBEO SMART HEADSET makes 3D audio a reality on a mobile device by capturing incredibly detailed and realistic immersive 3D recordings. When played back on a pair of stereo headphones, the recordings achieve a stunning 3D experience by placing the listener inside the soundscape, replicating the direction of sounds and the natural spatial characteristics of a location.

The AMBEO SMART HEADSET captures its highly detailed and realistic three-dimensional audio recordings by way of two omni-directional microphones integrated in the ear pieces. These work in tandem with a premium A/D converter, mic preamp and SoftLimit technology from Apogee.

The two earpiece microphones, spaced at perfect binaural width by the listener’s head, capture the subtle differences in timing, volume and timbre that occur as sounds from different directions reach each ear. When played back on any pair of headphones, the recorded audio simulates the way sounds are heard naturally by the ears, recreating a lifelike high-fidelity audio experience that places the listener directly within the captured sound field. The effect can convincingly transport the listener to any locale, from a bustling city block to a secluded spot in the wilderness, and is a powerful complement to high-definition video.

With the AMBEO SMART HEADSET, Sennheiser has created the world’s first intuitive, compact and mobile binaural recording headset

With the AMBEO SMART HEADSET, Sennheiser has created the world’s first intuitive, compact and mobile binaural recording headset

“We are eager for North American consumers to begin exploring the possibilities of our AMBEO SMART HEADSET,” says Stefanie Reichert, Director Trade Marketing, Retail, Americas at Sennheiser. “The AMBEO SMART HEADSET is an exciting leap forward for content creation, and we look forward to the many incredible audio experiences our users will capture and share.”

Seamless mobile device integration
The AMBEO SMART HEADSET enables consumers to record pristine 3D audio directly onto Apple iOS devices featuring a Lightning connector. The headset integrates with the standard iOs camera app, letting users record and store binaural audio along with video seamlessly. Once captured, the 3D sound files can be enjoyed through any pair of stereo headphones.

The AMBEO SMART HEADSET features an integrated premium Apogee A/D Converter built into the remote control

The AMBEO SMART HEADSET features an integrated premium Apogee A/D Converter built into the remote control

To deliver a convincing audio experience, the AMBEO SMART HEADSET utilizes a premium Apogee analog-to-digital coverter, mic preamp, and SoftLimit technology to ensure dynamic detail, clarity and accuracy. Apogee’s SoftLimit is a unique technology that automatically optimizes recording levels so you do not have to worry about distortion. All of this skillfully captured sound is delivered through the Lightning port of your iOs device as pristine digital audio and back to your ears through high-quality Apogee digital-to-analog conversion.

A customizable sound experience
Using the AMBEO SMART HEADSET’s Smart Slider, users can adjust the mic sensitivity to normal or loud environments such as concerts, ensuring pristine, distortion-free recordings in any given environment. A dedicated, free app enables users to further program the Smart Slider according to their individual requirements, allowing selected features to be activated with a single switch.

The AMBEO SMART HEADSET also features a Situational Awareness control that lets users choose the level of ambient noise they want to perceive. Using the headset’s rocker switch, they can either select the Transparent Hearing feature which makes the ambient noise fade into their personal program and keeps them safe in traffic, or deploy the active noise cancellation to enjoy their entertainment without any distractions. The Situational Awareness feature can also be used when recording and when making a call and can be turned off when not needed.

Besides offering unique 3D audio recording capabilities, the AMBEO SMART HEADSET is also a high-quality pair of in-ear headphones. It delivers Sennheiser’s exceptional sound quality and provides ultimate comfort thanks to a special ear-hook design, while the headphones’ stable fit minimizes structure-borne noise. An additional built-in microphone lets users take calls and operate voice control on their iOS device.

The AMBEO SMART HEADSET is now available for Apple iOS devices featuring a Lightning connector. A version for Android devices is planned for release at a later date. The headset is priced at $299.95 (U.S.) and $399.95 (CAN). For ordering information, please visit http://www.sennheiser.com/ambeosmartheadset.

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SENNHEISER’S SC 660 TC MODEL FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED WORKERS WINS CONTACT CENTER TECHNOLOGY AWARD FROM TMCNET http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sennheiser-s-sc-660-tc-model-for-hearing-impaired-workers-wins-contact-center-technology-award-from-tmcnet http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sennheiser-s-sc-660-tc-model-for-hearing-impaired-workers-wins-contact-center-technology-award-from-tmcnet Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Sennheiser, a leading provider of premium audio solutions for business, is proud to announce that it has been named a 2017 CUSTOMER Contact Center Technology Award winner by TMCnet -Technology Marketing Corporation, one of the most prominent industry news sources in the fields of unified communications and telephony. This award was given to Sennheiser for its innovative SC 660 TC model, a double-sided, high-performance wired headset designed for users in the workplace with special hearing needs.

Sennheiser’s SC 660 TC headset combines sophisticated business features with high-fidelity audio that is compatible with telecoil-equipped hearing aids

Sennheiser’s SC 660 TC headset combines sophisticated business features with high-fidelity audio that is compatible with telecoil-equipped hearing aids

Advanced Audiology to Enhance Hearing
More and more, modern businesses are aspiring to draw from a broad-based and inclusive pool of talent to build a superior workplace, cultivating a desirable range of talents and skill sets. Sennheiser created the SC 660 TC as part of its commitment to addressing issues in the modern workplace, delivering a premium double-sided wired headset for office professionals that use hearing aids. This unit incorporates the ingenuity and high-performance audio engineering that is typically incorporated into hearing assistance devices, leveraging that technology to accommodate office workers with special hearing needs.

The latest addition to Sennheiser’s high quality Century™ wired headset series, the SC 660 TC is compatible with all standard, telecoil-equipped hearing aids. This long-wearing, durable model brings the benefits of Sennheiser’s advanced unified communications headsets for businesses to these users, improving their communication experience and productivity. This in turn enhances the end-user’s customer engagement experience—a criteria of the TMCnet Contact Center Technology Award for excellence.

Industry Leading Features for Special Hearing Needs
Part of Sennheiser’s Century™ series headset, the 660 TC features Sennheiser’s industry-leading voice clarity and wideband sound, plus a high-performance noise-canceling microphone that delivers a superior and natural voice experience. Unlike traditional headsets with telecoil integration, the SC 660 TC is equipped with a hearing aid-compatible telecoil transmitter on each side of the headset, for a richer sound experience. The transmitters emit a magnetic field that is directly detected by the hearing aid, making it easy for users to focus on a conversation without background distractions.

Addressing Genuine Workplace Challenges
“We’re excited that TMCnet has acknowledged the SC 660 TC headset for its innovative contribution to the telecommunications networking workplace,” said Andreas Bach, president of Sennheiser Communications A/S. “Sennheiser is committed to observing real-world workplace challenges and devising ways that audio solutions can help resolve those issues. Our solutions can enhance productivity and elevate the performance of workers with varying needs in these sophisticated and sometimes taxing business environments. The SC 660 TC is a prime example of how technology can be leveraged to address specific obstacles that might denigrate performance in the typical workplace, providing the ability for workers to thrive despite unique hearing requirements.”

“Congratulations to Sennheiser for being awarded a 2017 CUSTOMER Contact Center Technology Award. The SC 660 TC headset has been selected for demonstrating innovation, quality, and unique features which have had a positive impact on the customer experience,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “We’re pleased to recognize their achievement.”

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SONOSAX JOINS SENNHEISER’S “AMBEO FOR VR” PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sonosax-joins-sennheiser-s-ambeo-for-vr-partnership-program http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sonosax-joins-sennheiser-s-ambeo-for-vr-partnership-program Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 At the 143rd AES Convention, Sennheiser has announced that Switzerland-based mixer and recorder manufacturer SONOSAX will join the audio specialist’s “AMBEO for VR” partnership program. Officially launched at IBC last month, the program has been created to ensure seamless production workflows and interoperability for VR and AR productions. It encompasses collaborations with acclaimed manufacturers of field recorders, VR live cameras and live streaming software, mixing plug-ins and VR platforms.

3D audio capture in the field has just got easier: The SONOSAX SX-R4+ includes the A-to-B converter for the AMBEO VR Mic and provides a dedicated 12-pin socket for direct connection of the microphone

3D audio capture in the field has just got easier: The SONOSAX SX-R4+ includes the A-to-B converter for the AMBEO VR Mic and provides a dedicated 12-pin socket for direct connection of the microphone

A leading manufacturer of professional audio mixers and recorders for forty years, SONOSAX has joined the “AMBEO for VR” partnership program with its SX-R4+ 16-track recorder. As well as including the Sennheiser A-to-B converter to enable simultaneous recording of the A and B formats or B Format only from the Sennheiser AMBEO VR Mic, the recorder is also available with an optional, dedicated 12-pin socket for connecting the microphone. This eliminates the need for the split 4 x XLR audio cable – a significant step to make the lives of VR content creators easier.

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ACCLAIMED NEUMANN MONITOR IN A NEW WHITE VERSION http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/acclaimed-neumann-monitor-in-a-new-white-version http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/acclaimed-neumann-monitor-in-a-new-white-version Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 At the 143rd AES Convention, studio specialist Neumann showcases a new white version of its compact KH 80 DSP monitor loudspeaker. “This white version has been designed for stylish project or home studios that prefer white monitors, for installations where the loudspeakers should not detract from the look of the room, and for home audiophiles,” said Wolfgang Fraissinet, President of Neumann.Berlin.

Since its launch earlier this year, the KH 80 DSP two-way active monitor has met with huge acclaim from users worldwide as it provides highly accurate, professional monitoring with a small footprint. Representing the latest in acoustic and electronic simulation and measurement technologies, the KH 80 DSP features the same distortion-minimizing features as the bigger Neumann models and the same innovative Mathematically Modeled Dispersion™ (MMD™) waveguide, which ensures wide horizontal and narrow vertical dispersion, thus making the monitor more forgiving of diverse acoustical environments and ensuring a smoother off-axis response, less reflections, and freedom of movement.

Meticulous mechanical and electrical design
The KH 80 DSP’s cabinet is made from a special polycarbonate composite that eliminates standing waves and ensures an ultra-fast transient response for the bass. It also reduces intermodulation distortion, particularly in the midrange. The front panel is made from one piece, which minimizes diffraction and ensures a smoother frequency response overall. Two large ports reduce the bass compression and are helpful when the monitor needs to be mounted in tight spaces.

Robust metal grilles protect the drivers from damage. The powerful alloy fabric tweeter dome guarantees low-distortion reproduction of high frequencies, while the bass driver cone is designed such as to provide extremely low distortion even at high sound levels.

Powerful amplifiers with a large headroom improve the transient response of the KH 80 DSP considerably and keep the heat dissipation low. To protect the power amplifiers and voice coils, both woofer and tweeter are fitted with independent thermo limiters, allowing the user to extract the maximum performance from the system. The woofer is additionally provided with a peak and excursion limiter. When a limiter engages, the dimmable Neumann logo at the front will turn red.

A universal switched-mode power supply (100 to 240 volts) ensures that the KH 80 DSP works in any country and is immune to fluctuations in the mains supply. The internal signal chain of the KH 80 DSP is completely symmetrical, which minimizes any noise caused by external electromagnetic interference. Also, the electrical design is double-insulated so that ground loops are impossible. When the monitor is not in use, an auto standby mode saves energy.

Fast acoustical set-up – future network control and room alignment
At its backpanel, the KH 80 DSP features a wide-range input gain control and an output level control. For mobile use, a four-position acoustical control helps to quickly adapt the monitor to the application at hand.

The KH 80 DSP is Neumann’s first monitor loudspeaker with a DSP engine – this not only contributes to the small size of the monitor but also opens up further possibilities with the Neumann.Control software, which will become available early in 2018. Via this software, it will be possible to precisely align the monitor to any acoustical environment, either in a fully automated or a guided way, or manually if desired.

Matched-pair quality for every monitor
Before it leaves the factory, every KH 80 DSP is individually aligned to the stipulated linear frequency response curve, meaning that any one unit is pair-matched to any other KH 80 DSP.

The KH 80 DSP is ideal for use as a near-field monitor, as a front loudspeaker in small multi-channel systems, or as a rear loudspeaker in compact multi-channel systems. It can be used in project and music studios, broadcast centers, OB vans, and post production studios for tracking, mixing, and mastering, and is also well suited for use in domestic environments. Extensive mounting hardware is available too.

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SENNHEISER AND NEUMANN SHOWCASE RECORDING MICROPHONES ALONGSIDE 3D AUDIO CAPTURE TOOLS AND BEST-IN-CLASS MONITORING SOLUTIONS http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sennheiser-and-neumann-showcase-recording-microphones-alongside-3d-audio-capture-tools-and-best-in-class-monitoring-solutions http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sennheiser-and-neumann-showcase-recording-microphones-alongside-3d-audio-capture-tools-and-best-in-class-monitoring-solutions Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Sennheiser and Neumann (Booth 724/Demo Room 1E04) will be showcasing their comprehensive suite of high-quality microphones and monitors for both professional and home studios at the 143rd AES Convention at the Javitz Center in New York City. Highlights on display from Neumann include the U 87 Rhodium Edition microphone and the KH 80 DSP monitor loudspeaker in a new white version. For Sennheiser, the focus will be on its groundbreaking AMBEO 3D audio recording technologies, presenting the AMBEO VR microphone for producing 3D VR/AR audio and the renowned MKH 800 TWIN recording microphone for loudspeaker-reproduced 3D audio. The audio specialist will also host and participate in a series of demonstrations and panels on immersive audio.

The exclusive Neumann U 87 Rhodium Edition is limited to 500 units worldwide.

The exclusive Neumann U 87 Rhodium Edition is limited to 500 units worldwide.

Neumann U 87 Rhodium Edition
The U 87 Rhodium Edition was created to honor the 50th anniversary of the classic microphone’s release. Limited to only 500 units worldwide, this premium microphone is plated with rhodium, a material rarer than gold and more reflective than any other metal. Each of the meticulously crafted microphones is individually numbered with a certificate of authenticity hand-signed by Wolfgang Fraissinet, President, Neumann.Berlin.

The Sennheiser MKH 800 TWIN dual-capsule microphone is an ideal tool for immersive 3D recording set-ups

The Sennheiser MKH 800 TWIN dual-capsule microphone is an ideal tool for immersive 3D recording set-ups

Classic studio tools
The joint Sennheiser and Neumann booth will also showcase the full line of microphones and monitors for professional studios and home recording use. Neumann microphones on display will include the U 87 ai, U 47 FET, TLM 67, TLM 102, TLM 103, TLM 107, M 147 Tube, M 149 Tube, KM 184 A, and the KU 100 dummy head. Sennheiser microphones on display will include the AMBEO VR Mic, MK 4 digital, MK 8, ClipMic digital, MKE 2 digital, and the MKH 800 TWIN. The MKH 800 TWIN features a dual-capsule design, which allows its pick-up pattern to be remotely controlled at the mixing desk or via a dedicated MKH 800 TWIN plug-in for DAWs, seamlessly allowing any intermediate characteristic. The free plug-in also allows easy management of multiple TWIN microphones for 3D audio recording.

The Sennheiser AMBEO® VR microphone makes multichannel immersive audio capture easy and practical

The Sennheiser AMBEO® VR microphone makes multichannel immersive audio capture easy and practical

Also featured is the Neumann line of precision studio monitors, which includes the brand new KH 80 DSP in white. Other Neumann monitors on display include the KH 810, KH 310, and KH 120.

AMBEO demonstrations in 1E04
Sennheiser will host demonstrations of its AMBEO 3D immersive audio technology in demo room 1E04 for the duration of the convention. The sessions will include a walk-through of AMBEO 3D audio for loudspeaker playback and the AMBEO VR microphone. Special guests such as producer and surround sound expert Tom Ammermann and sound designer and psychoacoustician Lasse Nipkow will join attendees to relate their experiences with the technology. The schedule of demonstration and listening sessions is as follows:

Tom Ammermann - 10/18 at 11:00 AM; 10/19 at 12:00 PM; 10/20 at 11:00 AM
In this Electro Pop focused session, attendees will hear 3D audio mixes from Booka Shade and Kraftwerk. Participants can look forward to engrossing immersive sound, and Tom will be open for questions.

Lasse Nipkow - 10/18 at 1:00 PM; 10/19 at 2:00 PM; 10/20 at 1:00 PM
EDM producers aim to fully envelop nightclub audiences in sound. 3D audio offers immense potential to increase the immersiveness of that experience and engage the emotions of the audience. Lasse discusses the future of dance music and 3D audio and how it relates to film sound, while delving into explanations of relevant psychoacoustic phenomena via sample recordings and videos.

Gregor Zielinsky - 10/18 at 3:00 PM; 10/19 at 4:00 PM; 10/20 at 9:00 AM
Tonmeister Gregor Zielinsky, Sennheiser, will present examples of live and studio AMBEO productions. Also, the MKH 800 TWIN plug-in will be explained and presented in a live session. This free plug-in makes working with the double-capsule MKH 800 TWIN easier and more flexible.

Jim Anderson & Ulrike Schwarz - 10/18 at 5:00 PM
Live recording experts Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz of Anderson Audio New York will present audio captured at this year’s Chelsea Music Festival, delivered via Sennheiser’s immersive AMBEO 3D audio format. The recordings feature works by Beethoven, Ravel, and Gershwin.

A free plug-in allows easy management of multiple MKH 800 TWIN microphones for 3D audio recordings

A free plug-in allows easy management of multiple MKH 800 TWIN microphones for 3D audio recordings

Convention sessions on 3D audio
In addition to hosting demonstrations and listening sessions in its own demo room, Sennheiser staff will participate in several presentations and panels regarding the state of 3D audio technology during the convention.

Spatial Audio: SA15 - Afternoon Listening Session in 9.1 
Saturday, October 21, 1:15 pm — 2:45 pm, Rm 1E06 - PMC Room

This 90-minute immersive listening session will be dedicated to experiencing recently recorded works created for multichannel loudspeaker listening environments. The program will include classical, pop, electronic, jazz, and world music recordings created by a variety of engineers and producers who are dedicated to the art of spatial audio.
http://www.aes.org/events/143/spatialaudio/?ID=5789

TW07 Tech Behind the Tools: Production to Playback
Friday, October 20, 9:00 am — 10:30 am, Rm 1E12

This 90-minute panel of engineers and technologists, experts in their fields, will educate attendees about the technology behind a different product, tool or service on the journey from audio production through playback. The panel features Véronique Larcher, co-director AMBEO Immersive Audio, Sennheiser. http://www.aes.org/events/143/workshops/?ID=5590

Game Audio & VR: GA14 - Immersive Headphone Audio Reproduction in VR/AR
Friday, October 20, 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm, Rm 1E13

Presenting virtual and augmented-reality content via head-mounted displays is a key focus for content creators and technology manufacturers. This display method allows for mobility and unconstrained movements and enables virtual content to be immersively embedded into the real world. Headphone transparency to environmental sounds and the proper application of augmented audio content to the real acoustical environment are among the major technological challenges we face. Panelists will discuss these challenges for signal processing and headphone acoustics for different AR & VR application requirements.

The panel is chaired by Juergen Peissig, Sennheiser, and features Véronique Larcher, co-director AMBEO Immersive Audio, Sennheiser. http://www.aes.org/events/143/gameaudio/?ID=5699

Spatial Audio: SA13 - 3D Ambeo Live and Studio Recordings
Saturday, October 21, 10:45 am — 11:45 am, Rm 1E06 - PMC Room

Live recording experts Jim Anderson and Ulrike Schwarz of Anderson Audio New York captured this year’s Chelsea Music Festival for playback via Sennheiser’s immersive AMBEO 3D audio format. During this session, they will present the resulting recordings. Host Gregor Zielinsky, Sennheiser, will present further examples of live and studio AMBEO productions. Additionally, the MKH 800 TWIN plug-in will be explained and demonstrated in a live session. This free plug-in provides an easy way to maximize the potential of the highly flexible, dual-capsule MKH 800 TWIN mic. http://www.aes.org/events/143/spatialaudio/?ID=5743

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SENNHEISER UPDATES AN IN-EAR MASTERPIECE http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sennheiser-updates-an-in-ear-masterpiece http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/sennheiser-updates-an-in-ear-masterpiece Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Audio specialist Sennheiser is once again redefining compact, take-anywhere audiophile sound – with a new generation of the groundbreaking IE 800 ear-canal headphones. Enhancing a modern classic, the new IE 800 S features improved acoustics with brilliant trebles and a refined bass sound. Supreme comfort is ensured by Comply™ memory foam ear tips, while a wider choice of cables meets the demands of even the most discerning audiophile. Engineered and hand-crafted in Germany, the new IE 800 S also features subtly refreshed looks with a contemporary matt black finish.

Enhancing a modern classic, the new IE 800 S features improved acoustics with brilliant trebles and a refined bass sound as well as a subtly refreshed design

Enhancing a modern classic, the new IE 800 S features improved acoustics with brilliant trebles and a refined bass sound as well as a subtly refreshed design

“We are driven by a vision to shape the future of audio, and this means being determined to keep pushing the envelope,” explains Manuel Ricke, Product Manager Audiophile at Sennheiser. “With the original IE 800, we set a new standard with the creation of genuinely audiophile-grade earphones. Now, we are taking that original vision even further with the new IE 800 S.”

The new ear-canal headphones offer a pure and uncompromised high-fidelity listening experience that can be enjoyed anywhere. Featuring a refined version of Sennheiser’s specially developed Extra Wide Band (XWB) driver, the IE 800 S redefines the benchmark for distortion-free in-ear performance. The proprietary 7mm transducers deliver an exceptionally detailed, lifelike sound image, with brilliant trebles and a precise and improved bass sound.

The IE 800 S comes with an enhanced choice of cables which makes it even easier to get the very best sound from your audio equipment

The IE 800 S comes with an enhanced choice of cables which makes it even easier to get the very best sound from your audio equipment

The new model employs Sennheiser’s patented dual-chamber absorber (D2CA) system, neutralizing the so-called ‘masking effect’. This acoustic phenomenon arises as the human ear cannot perceive high frequency sounds at a low volume if louder sounds in a lower frequency range are occurring at the same time. The absorber system removes the energy from any masking resonances to prevent unwanted peaks, making even the finest nuances of sound audible.

Enhanced choice of cables
In addition to the standard cable with a 3.5mm jack, the new IE 800 S includes 4.4mm Pentaconn and 2.5mm balanced connectors, making it even easier to get the very best sound from your audio equipment.

Contemporary aesthetics and supreme comfort
Engineered and handcrafted in Germany, the new IE 800 S features subtly refreshed looks with an elegant, contemporary matt black finish to its premium scratch-resistant ceramic housing. To facilitate cleaning, the earphones employ two protection meshes - one in the earpad and one in the nozzle.

The IE 800 S have also been refined to deliver supreme comfort, thanks to ergonomically designed viscoelastic memory foam ear tips from Comply™, which are provided with each pair. The ear tips ensure a custom fit in the ear canal, which provides excellent comfort and optimizes the attenuation of ambient noise. This allows the listener to savor every detail of the music – even in noisier environments. A truly portable audiophile solution, the new IE 800 S comes with a leather case for easy storage on the move.

The IE 800 S is available from October for 999,95 USD and 1,299.95 CAD

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A NEW REFERENCE FOR TODAY’S AUDIOPHILE LISTENING http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/a-new-reference-for-today-s-audiophile-listening http://hummingbirdmedia.com/clients/sennheiser/press-releases/a-new-reference-for-today-s-audiophile-listening Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 Audio specialist Sennheiser has launched a new open dynamic headphone for the passionate audiophile – the HD 660 S. The new model builds on the legacy of the HD 650, surpassing the exceptional performance of its predecessor with a new and improved transducer design that delivers lower harmonic distortion for an even more natural, lifelike audio experience. With a lower impedance of 150 ohms, the HD 660 S offers even greater versatility, allowing listeners to enjoy the headphones’ reference-class fidelity with both stationary and mobile HiRes players.

Building on the legacy of the HD 650, Sennheiser’s new HD 660 S delivers even better sound, comfort and versatility

Building on the legacy of the HD 650, Sennheiser’s new HD 660 S delivers even better sound, comfort and versatility

“The HD 660 S reflects and enriches today’s increasingly multifaceted audiophile experience. It frees listeners to enjoy music to the fullest – whether digital or analog, on a mobile device or on a home HiFi sytem,” said Axel Grell, Head of Portfolio Management Audiophile at Sennheiser. “The headphones deliver an exceptionally accurate and transparent sound that also has an expressiveness that immerses you in every emotion and nuance of music.”

The improved acoustic design ensures low harmonic distortion, while Sennheiser’s proprietary transducer offers improved control of the diaphragm movements thanks to a specially manufactured precision stainless steel fabric, which is adapted to the contour of the diaphragm. The transducers are carefully selected and paired by hand to guarentee consistently narrow (± 1 dB) tolerances, while their extremely light aluminum voice coils ensure the highest impulse fidelity. Together, these refinements achieve the authentic, lifelike sound of the HD 660 S – with crisp bass, excellent mid frequency response and a gentle, pleasantly natural treble.

Crafted for a lifetime of listening enjoyment
In the HD 660 S, leading-edge technology meets a long tradition of uncompromising German audio and build quality. This combination of craftsmanship and breakthrough innovation is reflected in their new matt black and anthracite design – a high-end aesthetic that embraces both contemporary style and timeless elegance.

The robust yet lightweight construction also makes listening supremely comfortable. The elliptical ear cups are shaped to follow the anatomy of the ear, while thick padding on the headband and the replaceable ear cushions provides a relaxing and luxurious experience that places the enjoyment of music at center stage.

Created for the diversity of today’s audiophile experience
Offering a lower impedance of 150 ohms, the HD 660 S can be enjoyed with HiRes mobile players or when directly connected to high-quality, stationary HiFi components. They fully reveal their potential when connected to the balanced outputs of a dedicated headphone amplifier such as the Sennheiser HDV 820 or to the balanced output of a mobile digital audio player. Accordingly, the headphones offer a choice of connectivity options. The detachable connecting cables made from highly conductive OFC copper offer either a 6.35 mm stereo plug or a balanced 4.4 mm Pentaconn stereo plug, with a 6.35 mm to 3.5 mm adapter also provided.

The HD 660 S will be available from mid-October for 499.95 USD and 679.95 CAD

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