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Perfect sound never looked so good: Introducing the new CX 890i and CX 985 from Sennheiser

· Old Lyme, CT – Renowned Sennheiser technology, innovative materials and revolutionary design; the looks and sound of the CX 890i ($149.95) and CX 985 ($159.95) are equally perfect. The new ear-canal headset CX 890i features a glass-like finish with metal detailing to create a distinctive, minimalistic style. With the new CX 985 earphones, Sennheiser brings a touch of luxury to music lovers everywhere. The earphones’ elegant design is perfectly finished-off with metal-sculpted components that give them a unique look and feel.

“The new Sennheiser earphones are a perfect combination of top-quality sound and sophisticated design,” explained Rajender Mogili, Product Manager at Sennheiser Consumer Electronics. “They deliver sound to the renowned Sennheiser quality standards. High-performance dynamic transducers produce a true-to-nature sound with a highly detailed resolution.” To make sure that the headphones are ready for use at any time, they have been fitted with a 3.5mm stereo jack, and the nominal impedance has been reduced for optimum connection to mobile players.

A Headset With a Minimalistic Glass-like Design: The CX 890i

Brand new is the premium headset CX 890i. The headset astounds with its splendid glassy finish and comes in black with a matching cable. “The glassy material creates an unusually smooth surface and domed appearance. Ear adapters in various sizes are also provided with the headset,” said Rajender Mogili. But it doesn’t just stop with good looks. The CX 890i combines the signature Sennheiser sound with a frequency response between 17 and 23,000 hertz, plus an integrated smart remote control and microphone – especially for iPad, iPhone and iPod users. This can be used not only to adjust the volume and select tracks, but also to take phone calls and activate the voice control feature. Simultaneously, outstanding passive noise attenuation guarantees undisturbed listening – even when out and about in the turmoil of the big city.

Sound and Style: The CX 985

“Our customers appreciated renowned Sennheiser technology and selected materials which already exist in the Sennheiser Expression Line. The CX 985 earphones now add a new, refined metal-sculpted design,” explains Charles Cha, Product Manager at Sennheiser Consumer Electronics. The in-line volume slider has been slimmed down and integrated more discretely into the cable, making it more intuitive and easier to use. Such small but refined extras add something just a little special to the new earphones. The 3.5mm phone jack rotates through 90 degrees so that the headset is always optimally connected to the audio source. A metal clip for attaching the cable to clothing plus an in-flight adapter – now with rotatable socket – completes the exclusive listening experience.

The CX 985 is designed to meet the expectations of the most discerning music lovers. The premium ear-canal phones promise high-definition sound reproduction in a frequency range between 16 and 24,000 hertz with improved mids, resulting in a brighter sound with outstanding vocals. The ear adapters are made of soft silicon and foam, and fit snugly into the ear canal, effectively blocking out external noise. A choice of seven adapters ensures that the earphones will fit perfectly into any ear size and lets users customise the listening experience according to their sound preferences – either bass-driven or balanced.

The new CX 985 and CX 890i earphones will be available in the U.S. later this fall.

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. The family-owned company, which was established in 1945, recorded sales of around €531 million in 2011. Sennheiser employs more than 2,100 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, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).

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