For those audiophiles who prefer cabled earphones to wireless for their higher fidelity, German audio brand Sennheiser has announced the upcoming release of its pricey IE 900 flagship earphones. According to Jermo Köhnke, Product Manager at Sennheiser, “With the IE 900 our engineering team managed to unleash the potential of our 7-mm transducers. The IE 900’s affinity for detail is striking. The clean and balanced sound signature stays honest to the original recording – even on tracks whose secrets you thought you had exhausted.”
The outer housing of each IE 900 earphone is milled from a single block of aluminum by a specialist team in Wedemark, Germany, and is home to the new 7-mm X3R transducer – the single-driver architecture being specifically employed by Sennheiser to avoid multi-driver issues such as phase incoherence and unwanted distortion. The housing also hosts the company’s triple-chamber absorber system, which uses three Helmholtz chambers and a downstream acoustic vortex to counter something called the masking effect, where the human ear is unable to hear high frequency sounds at low volumes if lower frequency sounds are being delivered at the same time.
Adjustable ear hooks, as well as silicone and memory foam tips in three sizes, make for a comfortable, secure fit, and the earphones come with an unbalanced 3.5-mm cable, as well as balanced 2.5-mm and 4.4-mm flavors for compatibility with high-end portable audio gear. The Sennheiser IE 900 earphones are available for pre-order now and will be shipped next month.
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