I am about to start streaming some games, so I wanted to get a new set of headphones to wear while streaming. These are very nice, really comfortable, and pretty solid sound quality. I tend to not like having headphones on for too long cause they usually start to hurt my ears after so long. I've worn these for like 4 hours straight so far with no issues.
I discovered open back headphones a few years ago. I got them because I need to be able to hear what's going on in the room I'm in while I still wanted great quality sound. A bonus is while closed headphones make it sound like the source of the sound is within your head, open backed headphones sounds like you're within the same environment as the noise. It's not really a better or worse thing just personal preference. Anyways I like it. My previous 2 pairs of open backs are Grados. They're good but I wanted to try something new. Both of my grados had cords that ended up breaking on me. I saw the cord on these can be changed. HUGE bonus, I'll be able to just swap in a new cord when they break. But what I didn't anticipate is how much better the build quality are on these. Also I find them more comfortable. The Grados are alright but I think I'm converted to Sennheisers.
Presenting CXC 700 - Sennheiser’s inaugural travel headphones with NoiseGard™ /digital and TalkThrough functions.
Engineered for discerning business travellers and frequent flyers, these premium ear canal phones feature the latest incarnation of Sennheiser’s active noise cancelling technology - NoiseGard™ / digital – which identifies and reduces even more unwanted ambient noise. Moreover, its tri-mode design allows you to select from one of three different digital noise cancellation modes based on different acoustic environments:
Mode 1: Optimised for commutes on trains, subways, buses, cars and short distance flights.
Impact: Focus on low frequency range (100 to 400 Hz), Average -23dB active noise cancellation
Mode 2: Optimised for use on long-haul flights and in air-conditioned rooms.
Impact: Focus on mid frequency range (400 to 3000 Hz), Average -23dB active noise cancellation
Mode 3: Optimised for on-the-go use, in crowded environments or other loud surroundings.
Impact: Balance between low and mid frequency ranges (100 to 3000 Hz), Average -15dB active noise cancellation
With NoiseGard™ / digital, the CXC 700 offer an impressive active noise attenuation of up to 23dB and this adds to their already excellent passive noise attenuation of 25 dB (for frequency range above 3000 Hz). This results for a higher enjoyment of your audio with our proven drivers delivering a detailed sound reproduction with clean vibrant bass to your ears.
The CXC 700 are also equipped with TalkThrough function, which mutes the audio input and allows you to listen to your external environment, enabling you to communicate with the flight attendant or your fellow travel mate without removing the ear canal phones.
Their sleek and ergonomic control box houses a single AAA alkaline battery that lasts for up to 16 hours of continuous usage. The intuitive controls for NoiseGard™ / digital, TalkThrough and volume level have been conveniently located so as to allow for quick and easy single-handed adjustments, even in low light conditions such as on an aeroplane.
These versatile ear canal phones are suitable for listening to all types of audio content from both in-flight entertainment systems as well as most types of media devices. A rugged yet elegant protective carry case houses the CXC 700 and their comprehensive range of accessories; making them the perfect travel companion for sophisticated frequent flyers and travellers.
NoiseGard™ / digital Active Noise Cancellation: Choice of 3 different modes to suit your listening environment.
TalkThrough function enables you to communicate even without removing the earphones
Highly advanced acoustic system for excellent audio performance
Excellent passive attenuation of ambient noise of 25 dB (for frequency range above 3000 Hz)
Integrated control box enhanced usability and convenience
Sleek ergonomic design with striking metalized components for a modern, sophisticated look
Long lasting NoiseGard™ / digital usage - a single alkaline battery lasts up to 16 hours!
Audio transmission always works - even in passive mode and without the batteries
Convenient storage pouch and cleaning tool included
Optimised for in-flight entertainment systems as well as MP3, iPod, iPhone, iPad (iPod and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.) and portable media players
2 year warranty
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