Sennheiser introduces industry’s first wireless adaptive ANC headset for productive and comfortable open plan office working For all their benefits, the noise and buzz of modern open-plan offices can make it hard to stay focused on the task at hand. But there’s now an answer for professionals seeking to stay productive and at the top of their game. Sennheiser has created the MB 660 Series, designed specifically for knowledge workers in noisy open offices. The business-grade solution features adaptive ANC, a new dimension in active noise cancellation, UC certified communication abilities to ensure crystal clear speech during voice calls and Sennheiser’s superior audio quality for music and multimedia enjoyment.
“Today’s open office environments have been shaped to facilitate fast, flexible collaboration. But there will always be times when we need to reclaim space for ourselves – either to fully concentrate, communicate and collaborate in mobile work environments or simply to relax while listening to music,” said Andreas Bach, President at Sennheiser Communications A/S. “Research shows that noise and distractions in open plan offices can have negative effects on productivity. With MB 660, we can now upgrade the work experience for office workers, help them take control of their environment and create a disruption-free workspace for increased productivity and well-being.”
Unlike standard ANC headsets, MB 660 provides a choice of ANC settings: either ANC fully on or Sennheiser’s innovative NoiseGard™ hybrid adaptive ANC. NoiseGard™ constantly monitors the background environment for ambient noises and adapts the level of noise reduction in the headset. This actively prevents the tiring sensation of being “stuck-in-a-barrel” - the unpleasant effect that standard ANC headsets can create. With MB 660, even longer periods of use remain pleasant and comfortable and concentration time enjoyable. Depending on the level of noise reduction needed in changing work environments, adaptive ANC can be adjusted via CapTune, Sennheiser’s award-winning mobile app*, which allows for a customized listening experience.
Whether effective communication is required during voice or conference calls at your desk, around the office or at home, wireless MB 660 is designed to offer business-grade capabilities. MB 660 is certified for Microsoft Skype for Business and optimized for all major UC and softphone brands to ensure effortless collaboration in UC environments. With state-of-the-art microphone and noise filtering technologies, MB 660 provides a crystal clear communication experience for the user and listener alike. The headset’s fully integrated, three digital microphone array works seamlessly with Sennheiser’s suite of advanced technologies, such as SpeakFocus™, Advanced Own-Voice-Detector and WindSafe™, to deliver superior sound, speech intelligibility and comfort – regardless of how noisy the environment.
Sennheiser’s SpeakFocusTM technology zooms in on the user’s voice, delivering consistently clear sound that makes it easy for the listener to hear what is being said. The Advanced Own-Voice-Detector instantly reduces disrupting background noises when detected, such as keyboard or paper rustling, while optimizing speech intelligibility. For outdoor use, WindSafeTM technology reduces wind noise to ensure the clearest possible sound. In addition, Sennheiser’s Room Experience™ technology externalizes the sound from the user’s head, providing a natural, more comfortable experience during a call.
MB 660 offers the best personalized sound for speech, music and entertainment. The headset delivers Sennheiser’s renowned high-quality stereo audio and CD-quality streaming using aptX®. With a choice of pre-set sound effect modes - Club, Movie and Speech - the audio experience can be optimized for different listening situations. The customizable Director mode can be further individualized in the CapTune app to meet personal preferences.
MB 660 offers a variety of connectivity options to support a flexible work day. The headset connects wirelessly to a mobile phone or, via the included UC certified BTD 800 USB dongle, to a PC. An audio cable is also included, so it is possible to continue using the headset even if it runs out of battery. The foldable headset is supplied with all accessories in a premium quality carrying case.
Crafted with incredible attention to detail to anticipate user needs, MB 660 ensures supreme user-friendliness and comfort. A simple swipe or tap of the ear cup-mounted touch pad controls calls and media. Double tapping the right ear cup activates Sennheiser’s TalkThrough technology and makes it possible to listen to colleagues or announcements without removing the headset. When it is time to put the headset away, MB 660 automatically powers down when the headset is folded for storage.
Thanks to its lightweight, sleek design and an exceptional battery performance of up to 30 hours, the MB 660 Series is optimized for all-day use. Class-leading ergonomics, compact form and high quality materials make the headset extremely comfortable, even for the longest listening sessions. Its pillow-soft leather ear pads are designed in accordance with Sennheiser’s dedicated research into ear shape ergonomics for supreme wearing comfort.
“With its ability to adapt to individual needs throughout a flexible, modern work day, MB 660 helps professionals to create their own “acoustic rooms” – no matter how challenging their open offices,” said Andreas Bach. ”With only one headset solution users are able to retreat to a “silent room” to fully concentrate, enter a “conference room” to communicate & collaborate or relax in a “concert hall” - enjoying premium, personalized audio, quality design and wearing comfort along the way.”
The MB 660 Wireless Series, consisting of MB 660 UC and MB 660 UC MS, is the latest addition to Sennheiser’s mobile business portfolio, including the award winning PRESENCE™ and MB Pro Series.
*Sennheiser’s CapTune sound personalization app received the prestigious Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016.
Sobre a Sennheiser
Moldando o futuro do áudio e criando experiências sonoras únicas para os clientes - esse objetivo une os funcionários e parceiros da Sennheiser em todo o mundo. Fundada em 1945, a Sennheiser é um dos principais fabricantes mundiais de fones de ouvido, microfones e sistemas de transmissão sem fio. Com 21 subsidiárias de vendas e parceiros comerciais de longa data, a empresa atua em mais de 50 países e opera suas próprias instalações de produção na Alemanha, Irlanda, Romênia e EUA. Desde 2013, a Sennheiser é gerenciada por Daniel Sennheiser e pelo Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, a terceira geração da família a administrar a empresa. Em 2017, o Grupo Sennheiser gerou faturamento de 667,7 milhões de euros.