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Sennheiser Electronic Corporation

November 18, 2009 11:22 ET

Prize-Winning Audio Technology From Sennheiser

Sennheiser Headphones Win Five CES Innovations Awards

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) - Sennheiser won five CES Innovation Awards on November 10 in New York for its latest ground-breaking headphones. The HD 800 audiophile headphones, MM 450 wireless music/communications headset from Sennheiser Communications, and RS 170 and RS 180 digital wireless headphones impressed the expert jury in the "Headphones" category. The MM 450 was also chosen in the "Wireless Handset Accessories" category.

"As a premium brand, innovative technology and the delivery of true consumer benefits are our mission," said Susanne Seidel, president of global marketing at Sennheiser's worldwide headquarters in Wedemark, Germany. "Therefore, we are delighted the Consumer Electronics Association has recognized these qualities with five CES Innovation Awards for our latest consumer headphones."

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 HD 800, RS 170 and RS 180, and MM 450 this year because of their unparalleled advanced technology, innovative designs and incredible sound quality.

The HD 800 audiophile headphones deliver brilliant trebles, precise bass and a particularly spatial sound image, reproducing sound in the most natural and lifelike way from 6 to 51,000 Hz. A key innovation is the HD 800's unique, ring-shaped 56 mm transducer. It allows the purest possible sound reproduction in exceptional detail, while keeping total harmonic distortion to less than 0.02 percent. These excellent sound properties are supported by carefully selected materials and a top-quality finish. The HD 800 already won the coveted EISA Award presented by the European Imaging and Sound Association in August of this year.

The MM 450 headset from Sennheiser Communications combines the quality of luxury noise-canceling headphones with the superior functionality of an advanced Bluetooth® mobile headset. Sennheiser's NoiseGard™ technology reduces up to 90 percent of ambient noise for clear phone calls and ultimate enjoyment of your favorite tracks.

The RS 170 and RS 180 digital wireless headphones for home stereo systems deliver high-resolution, movie-theater-quality audio via uncompressed wireless transmission from Kleer™. 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.

"Our customers and partners expect products from Sennheiser that not only offer state-of-the-art technology but also fulfill the special demands of audiophile music fans," explained Maurice Quarré, head of product management for consumer electronics at Sennheiser. "These new headphones do just that."

The HD 800 is available now. The MM 450, RS 170 and RS 180 will be in stores in late November.

About the CES Innovations Awards

The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards (CES Innovation Awards) have been presented by the Consumer Electronics Association since 1976. A jury consisting of industrial designers, engineers and technical journalists evaluates the products on the basis of their engineering qualities, design, function and user value. The best products in a total of 36 categories are chosen and will be put on display in the Innovations Showcase during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas in January 2010.

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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