SOURCE: Sennheiser Electronic Corp.

Sennheiser Electronic Corp.

July 23, 2012 11:09 ET

A Reliable Companion High Above the Clouds: The S1 Passive Headset From Sennheiser

OSHKOSH, WI--(Marketwire - Jul 23, 2012) - Safe and reliable communication is absolutely essential in the cockpit of a private plane. At EAA Airventure 2012 in Oshkosh, Wis., audio specialist Sennheiser is launching the S1 Passive, a high-performance general aviation headset that offers pilots both excellent passive noise attenuation and optimum wearing comfort. The full-sized headset was developed for pilots who demand outstanding noise attenuation but do not want to use an active headset. It is also an ideal choice for flight students. The S1 Passive joins Sennheiser's S1 family of aviation headsets, which celebrated an extremely successful start last year with the S1 Digital.

Protection against volume peaks in radio communication
"As a reliable and comfortable companion even on the longest flights, the S1 Passive ensures safe and clear speech transmission between the cockpit and the tower, and at the same time has an extremely attractive price/ performance ratio," explained Jörg Buchberger, Aviation Business Segment Manager. "It can also be perfectly adapted to the user. As a special extra, we have equipped the passive headset with our ActiveGard™ feature, which protects the pilot's hearing against extreme volume peaks that can occur during radio communication." If a signal above a level of 110 dB is received, ActiveGard compresses the sound, and everything remains clearly intelligible at a healthy volume.

Superior sound above the clouds
The S1 Passive offers Sennheiser's usual superior level of audio quality for playing music. In addition, the headset can be connected not only to audio devices but also to mobile phones. As soon as the tower contacts the pilot, a headset automatically mutes the music or the phone call.

High-flying design
When it came to designing this pilot's headset, Sennheiser enlisted the help of BMW Group DesignworksUSA, which has many years of experience in the aviation sector. The result: the most comfortable passive general aviation headset for the world above the clouds. The contact pressure of the S1 Passive can be individually adjusted in three stages, while an innovative glasses zone offers softer, more flexible padding for the temple arms of (sun)glasses. This ensures that pilots can easily find the optimum balance between good noise attenuation and a comfortable fit, enabling them to concentrate entirely on the job of flying the plane.

Guarantee and availability
Sennheiser offers a five-year guarantee for the S1 Passive, which is made in Germany. The headset is available now.

Visit Sennheiser at EAA Airventure 2012, booth #288.

About Sennheiser
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of aviation headsets, microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. With their top-quality acoustics, high wearing comfort and rugged designs, Sennheiser aviation headsets are suited to the needs of professional and private pilots and air-traffic controllers. Innovations such as the NoiseGard™ active noise compensation system and ActiveGard™ protect against potentially harmful volume surges.

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, Conn. 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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