At the IFA in Berlin, Sennheiser is presenting the latest models of its “Professional” earphones series, the IE 60 and IE 80. The audio specialist Sennheiser has developed this model series based on its broad experience in the professional music sector. With a sound quality precision that is unrivalled in the portable segment, these ear-canal phones are aimed at music enthusiasts with the highest demands.
“The IE ear-canal phones are the ideal solution for the most discerning users who want to hear music with as much fine detail as possible,” explained Sennheiser Assistant Product Manager Antonia Tan. “Based on the huge success of the predecessor models and the positive feedback from our customers, we have developed new models that are even more attractive due to their innovative design.” The IE series benefits from the audio specialist’s experience in the professional monitoring sector. The ear-canal phones use dynamic transducers that cover the entire frequency range with a single system. Distortion is therefore kept to a minimum even at high sound pressure levels. Ambient noise is optimally attenuated by the design and the comprehensive ear adaptor accessories, enabling the top-of-the-range model, the IE 80, to achieve a noise attenuation of up to 26 dB. Both earphones can be used for monitoring and are also ideal for MP3 players, Apple iPods, Apple iPhones and other portable devices as well as mobile phones.
The IE 60 delivers modern pop and rock music with impressive precision. The high-resolution bass reproduction leaves virtually nothing to be desired. Passive noise attenuation of up to 20 dB and a frequency response of 10 to 18,000 Hz take care of the rest. The new model features air vents in an octagonal design and a luxurious brass colour that contrasts attractively with the matt-black finish of the earphones. With its rugged housing and cable, the IE 60 is the ideal companion for the highest demands.
Those who want to precisely adjust the sound themselves will choose the top-of-the-range model, the IE 80, with its unique sound tuning function. A miniature adjusting screw allows the user to increase or reduce the bass response as required. The IE 80, with its lifelike, detailed sound, has a frequency response of 10 to 20,000 Hz and passive noise attenuation of up to 26 dB. Its luxurious finish effects with brushed aluminium make it a subtle eye-catcher for every occasion. Other special features include a rugged housing with an interchangeable cable and an elegant carrying case with special drying pads that protect the exclusive earphones against humidity when stored.
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