Today Sennheiser announced the immediate availability of 3 new ‘Universal’ headsets with full support for most major smartphone manufacturers including Apple, BlackBerry, Samsung and HTC. Each new set is “based on some of Sennheiser’s most successful models” and include two over-the-ear styles, “the HD 219s and the HD 429s, as well as one ear canal style, the MM 70s. All three of these headsets will let the user be fully immersed in the music while never missing a phone call thanks to the in-line remote/mic.
The HD 219s have the smallest price-tag at $79.95 and feature a closed back design that helps block outside noise, allowing you to focus on what’s most important, the music and your phone calls. The HD 429s retail for $99.95 and feature the high sound quality we’ve come to expect from Sennheiser with “smooth bass response.” The MM 70s ($99.95) boast “a pair of neodymium magnets that help deliver lifelike sound” packaged in an in-ear style headset.
Full press release follows:
Sennheiser Introduces ‘Universal’ Headsets with Full Smartphone Compatibility, Based on Three of its Most Popular Headphones
HD 219s, HD 429s and MM 70s All Include Integrated Microphones and are Compatible with Latest Smartphones from BlackBerry, Apple, Samsung and HTC
OLD LYME, Conn. – May 9, 2013 – Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it is introducing a new line of ‘Universal’ headsets, all of which are fully compatible with today’s latest smartphone devices from companies like BlackBerry, Apple, Samsung and HTC. The new headsets, which are based on some of Sennheiser’s most successful models, include the HD 219s on-the-ear headset, the HD 429 around-the-ear headset and the MM 70s ear canal headset.
Sennheiser’s new Universal headsets are compatible with virtually all smartphone brands and models, including recent models such as the BlackBerry Z10, Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. Each model offers consumers integrated capabilities to manage phone calls, play and pause music, change tracks and adjust the volume, making them perfect for listening and communicating while on the go. Most importantly, each new headset model delivers authentic and detailed stereo sound from Sennheiser.
HD 219s The HD 219s is an on-the-ear univeral headset ($79.95), delivering vibrant sound and punchy bass. Its closed back design blocks outside noise so users can hear both music and calls without interference. The HD 219s’ high-output neodymium magnets help deliver the perfect combination of precise stereo sound and a powerful bass response, while its in-line remote control, make taking calls a snap.
HD 429s With the HD 429s around-the-ear universal headset ($99.95), users can enjoy Sennheiser sound quality anywhere — while never missing a call. The HD 429s, which delivers outstanding audio performance with a smooth bass response, is compatible with all smartphones and features a closed-back design, helping isolate against ambient noise. Management of calls and tracks is facilitated via the convenient in-line remote control.
MM 70s Based on one of Sennheiser most popular ear-canal models, the MM 70s universal headset ($99.95) enables users to easily manage music and communication while on the move. Featuring a pair of neodymium magnets that help deliver lifelike sound, the Sennheiser MM 70s also feature a noise isolating design that makes having conversations in noisy locations much easier. The MM 70s also includes an in-line remote and is compatible with virtually any smartphone, simplifying user control of both music and communications.
The new HD 219s, HD 429s and the MM 70s are available now.
The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. The family-owned company, which was established in 1945, recorded sales of around €531 million in 2011. Sennheiser employs more than 2,100 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centres).
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