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April 25, 2016

Sennheiser Launches Enhanced PRESENCE™ Mobile Series Headsets

SenheiserOld Lyme, Conn., April 25, 2016Sennheiser announces it has launched the latest generation of its award-winning, PRESENCE™ Mobile Series premium headsets for Unified Communications (UC) - the essential choice for business professionals on the move or in the office.
 
Sennheiser PRESENCE™ Bluetooth® headsets are a popular choice for mobile professionals seeking a lightweight, slim headset solution that delivers outstanding HD sound quality. The audio specialist has now revisited its winning formula and is introducing a new generation of models offering an even clearer communication experience due to enhanced noise filtering technologies. In addition, the headsets improve ease of use and flexibility with a wider choice of comfort-enhancing wearing styles.
 
Raising the bar further with the enhanced PRESENCE™ Mobile Series, Sennheiser’s mobile headsets now offer better performance in the most challenging sound environments, such as in the office, in the car or when in windy outdoor surroundings. PRESENCE™ has been improved to more effectively reduce background noise and provide the consistent, clear listening experience that professional communication demands. This superior audio performance is ensured by a best-in-class system based on three digital microphones, working seamlessly together with a suite of advanced technologies, such as Sennheiser’s new, Advanced Own-Voice-Detector, SpeakFocus™* and WindSafe™**.
 
Sennheiser’s Advanced Own-Voice-Detector continuously monitors the environment to determine whether the user’s voice is present or not. When detected, the state-of-the-art system reacts immediately to provide optimal speech intelligibility while at the same time reducing disturbing background noise.
 
When the user is not speaking, a new, integrated feature automatically and gradually diminishes all distracting background noises, such as keyboard or paper rustling sounds, to make the communication experience even more enjoyable for the listener. As soon as the user starts to speak again, the intelligent system reacts instantly to deliver optimal speech quality.
 
To protects users from acoustic shocks and sudden sound bursts, the series features Sennheiser’s patented ActiveGard® technology***.
 
The enhanced PRESENCE™ Series now also offers a greater range of options to ensure excellent user flexibility and wearing comfort. Thanks to the new optional headband, a three-in-one design provides a choice of wearing styles – in ear, with the ear hook and with the headband. In the office, the headband can be placed in its charger stand making it convenient to swiftly take calls and recharge when not in use, providing a full day’s talk time with a single charge (8 hours wideband, 10 hours narrowband).
 
With the ability to switch effortlessly between softphone and mobile calls, PRESENCE™ effectively combines the in-office headset and the mobile headset in one elegant solution. Used with a PC and dongle, the headsets’ increased wireless range gives the freedom to move up to 25 meters while on a call. PRESENCE™ UC variants are certified for Skype for Business and compatible with all major UC and softphone brands.
 
“Technology has freed businesses to operate with ever greater flexibility, with teams able to work virtually and stay connected anywhere,” said Andreas Bach, President at Sennheiser Communications A/S. “Premium audio technology is making this ever easier – allowing business professionals to communicate with perfect clarity, no matter when and where. Ultimately, we are competing with – and closing the gap on – face-to-face meetings. This is why Sennheiser is continually striving to drive further audio performance from even our best products.”
 
*SpeakFocus – detects the user’s voice and filters out background noise providing listeners with a crystal clear sound experience.
 
**WindSafe™- dynamically selects the best mix of the three microphones to optimize voice and reduce wind noise to ensure the clearest possible sound is sent to the listener.
 
***ActiveGard® - Sennheiser patented technology developed to safeguard users from acoustic shock and sudden sound bursts.
 
About Sennheiser
Audio specialist Sennheiser is one of the world's leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems. Based in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, Sennheiser operates its own production facilities in Germany, Ireland and the USA and is active in more than 50 countries. With 18 sales subsidiaries and long-established trading partners, the company supplies innovative products and cutting-edge audio solutions that are optimally tailored to its customers' needs. Sennheiser is a family owned company that was founded in 1945 and which today has 2,700 employees around the world that share a passion for audio technology. Since 2013, Sennheiser has been managed by Daniel Sennheiser and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser, the third generation of the family to run the company. As part of the Sennheiser Group, the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S is specialized in wireless and wired headsets and speakerphones for contact centers, offices and Unified Communications environments as well as headsets for gaming and mobile devices. In 2014, the Sennheiser Group had sales totaling €635 million.www.sennheiser.com

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May 24, 2012

Crossfade M-80 Headphones

 

V-MODA Mixes Audiophile-Level Audio, First Class Materials and New SpeakEasy Microphone in Crossfade M-80 White Pearl On-Ear Headphones

Newest Addition to the Crossfade family fuses award-winning sound, military-grade durability and customization options in a head turning white with silver metal finish

Los Angeles – May 24, 2012– V-MODA, the multi-platinum selling maker of headphones trusted by the pros and elite, announces today the debut of Crossfade M-80 White Pearl, a stylish new color composed of white with silver metal accents. The smart and sophisticated design is masterfully crafted to match any ensemble bringing fashion, music and mobile technology together. Authentically tuned by a legion of legendary musicians, Grammy-Award winning producers and audiophiles, M-80 packs professional acoustics, natural noise isolation, ultimate ergonomics and military-level ruggedness into a luxuriously comfortable, travel-friendly compact design. The new SpeakEasy microphones provide crystal clear calls in loud environments and are specially designed and tuned for voice recognition apps like Siri. The M-80 is the ultimate symbol of sophistication in sound and style.

“The M-80 has won over the audiophile community with hundreds of accolades, reviews and awards” said Val Kolton, founder of V-MODA. “Now we’re widening the appeal to fashionistas with an ‘ABCP’ philosophy, Anything But Circles and Plastic. Headphones have become an essential accessory like fine watches, shoes, and handbags and we feel you shouldn’t wear carbon-copy cheap plastic around your head. Additionally, we felt it was imperative to focus as much on the microphones as the sound so that you can have a conference call or command your voice apps while walking down the street. Our new SpeakEasy microphones are as superior as the M-80’s sound."

PureSound
The nucleus of M-80 is its patented and biggest-in-class 40mm Dual-Diaphragm Drivers that deliver multi-driver sound with the energy efficiency and consistent quality of a single driver. To recreate a pure and balanced sound analogous to Vinyl, M-80 uses BLISS noise isolation to naturally immerse you into your own world of sound. The specially tuned V-PORT V3 and memory cushions create a true three dimensional sound stage with vibrant bass, vivid mids, and vivacious highs and make M-80 the essential companion for extended listening sessions on smartphones, notebooks and tablets.

MaterialEDGE
M-80’s first-class materials are virtually indestructible including a metal frame, STEELFLEX headband that perfectly contours the head for a sleek look, interchangeable silver metal shields and replaceable memory foam ear pads. The beautiful white and silver finish perfectly complements the accents of Apple and Samsung mobile devices. The M-80 offers universal smartphone compatibility with 2 detachable, Kevlar-reinforced SpeakEasy cables optimized for noisy environments and voice recognition along with an exoskeleton carrying case for added road warrior armor.

Custom Shields
V-MODA believes in the ability to be unique and endorse yourself. Through V-MODA’s custom shield and laser engraving, you can interchange the silver metal shields with new colors, designs, logos and even your own design.

MIL-STD-810G and V-MODA Quality Tests

•    Survives 70+ drops on concrete from 6 feet, approximately three times the industry standard
•    Headband can bend 10+ times flat, without breaking and retain its memory and shape
•    M-80 has virtually inaudible sound variances across the spectrum of less than 2dB from unit to unit versus 10-30dB+ of inferior products
•    Kevlar reinforced detachable cables and 45-degree plug strain relief can each bend more than 1 million times, over 100x industry standards
•    MIL-STD-810G environmental tests including high and low temperatures, humidity, salt spray and UV exposure

M-80 White Pearl Features

•    40mm patented Dual-Diaphragm drivers (biggest in class)
•    V-PORT V3 Soundstage
•    BLISSTM Noise Isolation w/o Leakage
•    Over 3 Years of Ergonomics Research
•    Two Kevlar® reinforced SpeakEasy cables (3-Button, 1-Button) with separate controls to reduce noise for voice recognition in noisy surroundings
•    3 button SpeakEasy control and separate microphone for Apple products including iPhone, iPad and Macbooks
•    1 button SpeakEasy control and separate microphone universally compatible with all audio devices, tablets and 3.5mm smartphone products including Android, Windows and BlackBerry
•    Stylish interchangeable shields (purchased separately)
•    White exoskeleton hard case, ensuring headphones are protected in style
•    Two-year V-MODA Premier warranty
•    Immortal Life Replacement Program – 50 percent off lifetime discount to replace consumer-damaged headphones

The Crossfade M-80 White Pearl retails for $230.00 and is available today at V-MODA.com,Amazon.com and fine boutiques worldwide.  Product overview and an unboxing video are available at V-MODA's YouTube channel.

ABOUT V-MODA
V-MODA is the true music lifestyle brand that is distinguished by its fashion-forward design, unparalleled quality and unequivocal passion for music and materials. Led by professional DJ and Chief Visionary Officer, Val Kolton, V-MODA products blend the inspiration of Italian design, the essence of music, and the charisma of Hollywood. Together with design extraordinaire Joseph Bucknall, the worldʼs most influential producers, musicians and DJs, V-MODA is constantly challenging the norm and forging the remix revolution. For more information, please visit V-MODAʼs website, V-MODA.com.

 

 

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