In-ear headphones and Bluetooth in-ear headphones aren’t anything new. But the latter hasn’t really resonated with one group of users, the audiophiles. Audiophiles are very particular about their sound and particular about the gear they use to deliver that sound. Sennheiser knows this all to well and think they’ve got the solution for audiophiles.
The new Sennheiser IE 80S BT in-ear headphones are based off the company’s much-loved IE 80S ear-canal headphones but support hi-res audio. The company says the IE 80S BT’s have “outstanding accuracy and a breathtaking soundstage.” The new headphones also introduce connected features such as customization via the Sennheiser Smart Control App and one-touch access to virtual assistants such as Siri or Google Assistant.
“The IE 80S BT headphones have been meticulously crafted to the most demanding standards,” explains Ronja Harste, Product Manager Audiophile at Sennheiser. “They not only meet Sennheiser’s exacting criteria for a high-end audio product and match the exceptional performance of their wired predecessor but also offer a real wireless option for refined audiophiles who don’t wish to compromise on sound quality.”
Support for hi-res codecs including LHDC, aptX HD, and AAC allows the IE 80S BTin-ear headphones to process high bit rates so the listener can enjoy uncompressed music formats on par with wired performance. Audiophile sound quality is also guaranteed by a top-of-the-line AKM DAC that lets listeners experience the full performance of Sennheiser’s dynamic speaker system which features 10mm drivers and powerful neodymium magnets for brilliant sonic accuracy and clarity. For supreme versatility, support for aptX Low Latency also allows for perfect synchronization with video content.
The IE 80S BT in-ear headphones have been carefully tuned to deliver the tonally balanced sound characteristic of Sennheiser’s audiophile headphones. However, the listening experience can still be tailored according to taste, either by using the bass adjustment tool to boost the bass on the earphone directly, or using the Sennheiser Smart Control App which provides an intuitive 5-band equalizer.
The latest addition to Sennheiser’s audiophile range, the IE 80S BT in-ear headphones displays all the meticulous attention to detail, durable high-quality materials, and aesthetic refinement for which the audio specialist is famed. The sleek design also offers exceptional versatility as the Bluetooth neckband component can be detached so the headphones can be used with an optional cable accessory for those occasions when wired listening may be desired.Sennheiser
The new Sennheiser IE 80S BT in-ear headphones will be available in mid-August for US$499.95 on Sennheiser’s website.
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Last Updated on February 3, 2021.