Sennheiser, the German audio manufacturer, has announced the launch of their audiophile grade IE 80s BT wireless earphones in India. Built on the same DNA as the IE 80S ear canal headphones, Sennheiser has made a wireless version that claims to provide near the same audio fidelity as its wired brother.
The earphones are designed after the highly popular IE 80S, a earphone that is known for its outstanding accuracy and a breath-taking soundstage. The earphones have an in-built AKM DAC to ensure the earphones will perform with high sonic accuracy, powering its 10mm drivers and neodymium magnets.
The earphones will support hi-res codecs including LHDC, aptX HD, and AAC allowing the IE 80S BT to process high bit rates so that the listener can enjoy uncompressed music formats on par with wired performance. There is also support for aptX Low Latency for synchronisation with video content.
The earphones sound characteristic is engineered to be tonally balanced, however users can change this via the Sennheiser Smart Control App, that gives the user controls over a intuitive 5-band equalizer and a bass adjustment tool to boost the bass on the earphone directly.
Being a Bluetooth earphone, the IE 80S BT offers controls for music on the band with a dedicated button to trigger voice assistants like Siri and Google Assistant. The earphones also feature noise reduction technology using the inbuilt mics for making clear calls and communication with voice assistants.
It will come with a carrying case, a selection of ear adapters made from silicone, silicone lamellar and ComplyTM Memory Foam in a choice of three sizes and Sennheiser claims a battery life of 6 hours on a single charge.
The earphones are available for purchase online at Amazon.in and in offline stores for a price of Rs. 39,990
Commenting on the launch, Kapil Gulati, Director, Consumer Segment, Sennheiser India said:
Sennheiser being at the forefront of innovation and revolutionizing audio solutions, IE 80 S BT earphones are meticulously crafted to the most demanding standards. The earphones meet the Sennheiser’s criteria for a high-end audio product and match the exceptional performance of their wired predecessor ensuring refined audio for audiophiles. The IE 80 S BT earphones are the perfect wireless companion for the sophisticated listener on the go.