At CES last year, Sennheiser showed off its first 3D audio product, the Ambeo VR Mic. This year, the company is bringing that 3D audio tech to consumers by way of the Ambeo Smart Surround, a pair of earphones that let you listen to and record 3D sound.
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When Apple stopped including disk drives on its desktop computers, the world barely batted an eye. When DVD-ROMs were removed from the MacBook, few cared. But the loss of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 is a clear indicator that the apocalypse is upon us. But don't freak out just yet, we're going to help you deal.
If you travel or if you commute, you need noise cancelling headphones. They'll change your life. They block out so much ambient noise, letting you listen to your music or podcasts or audiobooks at a much reduced volume and preserving your precious hearing. But that noise cancelling isn't worth much if those headphones don't sound good, right? Sennheiser — a company with some serious audio chops — has what it says is the solution with the professional traveller's new best friend, the PXC 550.
I'm one of the first people in the world to listen to Sennheiser's new $55,000 Orpheus headphone system. The new hardware's 20 years in the making. Real, real serious shit. I'm trying hard to concentrate on the music — trying to give this crazy thing the severe attention I think it deserves. But I keep laughing my arse off.
In the '90s, Sennheiser asked it engineers to make the best headphones ever and the result was 300 sets of the legendary Orpheus, each pair of which sold for $US16,000. Now, Sennheiser has created an ever better-sounding successor to those luxurious cans — but they will set you back $US55,000.
I love Sennheiser's very expensive, very handsome wireless headphones. But, unfortunately, I can't use my Sennheiser Momentum Wireless headset unless I plug in a cord. This is a big problem for wireless headphones — big enough that the company has now stopped shipping the product.
I've fallen in love with the Momentum headphones Sennheiser launched a few years ago. They're my gotos: The cans that sit on my desk everyday. Usually, I don't care that somebody made existing headphones wireless or that they managed to make them noise cancelling. Bluetooth? Yawn. Noise cancelling? Whatevs. But I'm posting the Momentum wireless as an exception because I'm legitimately excited that they exist.