Sennheiser introduces Professional series earphones at CES

At the CES show in Las Vegas, Sennheiser introduced its new Professional headphone series to the consumer market. The IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8 ear-canal headphones offer reduction of ambient noise with excellent sound quality in the portable market sector.

“This range benefits from our experience in the professional monitoring sector,” said Eric Palonen, product manager for Sennheiser’s consumer electronics division. “The IE ear-canal headphones are ideal for music fans who attach great importance to accurate sound reproduction.”

The IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8 are ear-canal headphones that use dynamic transducers to cover the entire frequency range with one system. This eliminates the distortion that detracts from the integrity of the original source material, even at high sound pressure levels. Ear adapters in different sizes ensure that the IE headphones fit your ear canal perfectly, are comfortable to wear and effectively seal off ambient noise. Good isolation further enhances precise audio reproduction — the top-of-the-range IE 8 can reach up to 26dB of noise-blocking attenuation.

All the models in the IE range feature robust and functional design. The cables are strengthened with Kevlar and the headphones are made from durable materials. Each headphone is also equipped with a transport case, small cleaning tool and a cable clip.

The IE 6 offers deep, luscious bass for listeners of contemporary rock or pop music. With passive attenuation up to 20dB and a frequency response of 10Hz to 18,000Hz, the silver and black ear-canal headphones take this very accurate and defined sound right into your ear. With a frequency response of 10Hz to 19,000Hz and attenuation up to 20dB, the black IE 7 produces a more balanced, natural sound.

With the IE 8, you can completely customize the frequency response to your listening preferences. A low-profile dial on each earphone enables you to fine-tune the bass response. The frequency response ranges from 10Hz to 20,000Hz and passive attenuation can be up to 26dB. A selection of different ear adapters helps fit the ear canal as comfortably as possible. Also included are small replaceable pads with a drying agent to protect the earphones from humidity.

The IE 6 and IE 7 ear-canal headphones will hit stores in March 2008; the IE 8 is scheduled to follow in April.

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