December 07, 2009 09:00 ET

Award-Winning Sennheiser Wireless Headphones Powered by Kleer Technology

RS 170 and RS 180 Headphones With Kleer's KLR 3012 Wireless Audio Module Win International CES 2010 Innovation Award

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - Kleer, the company behind some of the world's best-sounding wireless audio devices, today announced that Sennheiser RS 170 and 180 headphones have won the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Design and Engineering Award. Based on the Kleer™ KLR 3012 wireless audio transmission technology, Sennheiser's RS 170 and 180 headphones deliver unmatched audio quality for a wide variety of home audio applications including music, TV and home theater use. Together, Kleer and Sennheiser have been delivering some of the most advanced wireless audio equipment on the market for several years covering multiple generations of high quality products.

The Innovations Design and Engineering Award is presented once a year in recognition of the most innovative consumer electronics products. An interdisciplinary jury made up of engineers and technical journalists chose the RS 170 and RS 180 this year because of their unparalleled advanced technology, innovative designs and incredible sound quality.

"When it comes to wireless transmission technology we are always looking for the perfect solution, and so once again, we have chosen Kleer wireless audio technology for our new RS wireless headphones," says Maurice Quarré, Head of Product Management Consumer Electronics at Sennheiser. "With Kleer's digital radio transmission, which works without compression and therefore without any loss of audio quality, we can offer our customers wireless earphones without compromising the outstanding Sennheiser sound."

The RS 170 and RS 180 digital wireless headphones for home stereo systems deliver high-resolution, movie-theater-quality audio via uncompressed wireless transmission using the Kleer KLR 3012 wireless audio module. The RS 170 features a dynamic bass boost and switchable surround sound -- a must-have for any home theater set-up. The open-back RS 180 is designed for the audiophile: settings like speech intelligibility and balance can be precisely adjusted for the ultimate listening experience. Based on a unique radio architecture implemented in a custom integrated circuit, the KLR 3012 module delivers not only unparalleled audio quality, but also long-lived battery performance and outstanding coexistence with WiFi and Bluetooth wireless products that also use the 2.4 GHz ISM band.

"We are thrilled that the Consumer Electronics Association has recognized Sennheiser with this prestigious innovation award," said Steven Humphreys, Kleer CEO and President. "By working with world class leaders like Sennheiser, we are able to show the power of Kleer technology at its best."

Kleer is attending CES 2010 in Las Vegas from January 7 - 10. Please contact Kleer at to book a private meeting at the Kleer Hilton Suite.

About Kleer

Kleer semiconductors power the world's best sounding wireless audio devices for use in the home, on the go and in the car based on the first wireless technology to combine high quality audio and robust ISM band coexistence with low power consumption. Unlike Bluetooth and WiFi, Kleer's patented subsampling radio architecture was designed from the ground up to communicate lossless CD-quality digital stereo audio over a robust 2.4 GHz radio link while achieving 10 times the battery life of a comparable Bluetooth solution, as well as audio coexistence with WiFi hot spots. Kleer's compact technology is ideally suited for portable music players, iPod® and other personal media accessories, home audio/theater/TV systems, earbuds, headphones, speakers and automobile entertainment systems. The Company is headquartered in Cupertino, California with product development facilities in Ottawa, Ontario. For more information, contact the company at 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 111, Cupertino, CA 95014, Tel: 408-973-7255, Fax: 408-973-7256, Email:, or visit the company web site at

About Sennheiser Communications

Sennheiser Communications is the result of a joint venture between the audio specialist Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG, and the hearing healthcare specialist William Demant Holding Group. Decades of experience in pro music and hearing healthcare have helped the six-year-old company produce award-winning, innovative headsets.

About Sennheiser

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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