Monday, January 7, 2008

Sennheiser's MX W1 Wireless Earbuds

Sennheiser MX W1Sennheiser doesn't play around with low-fidelity sound, like the kind you can expect from Bluetooth. These sultans of sound decreed their newest innovation at CES, a fully wireless hi-fidelity set of earbuds. These new buddies use 2.4 GHz radio transmission technology from Kleer.

RCA JetStream is the only other product on the market that uses Kleer's innovative technology. RCA’s arrangement is less than optimal. The great things about Sennheiser’s MX W1 is that there's no wire connecting the ear pieces and you aren't tied to a specific device; the transmitter jacks into any 1/8" output socket. The transmitter that plugs into your devices is smaller than a iPod Nano. It almost gets lost when straped to the back of the Nano, see pics.

The cost of using two receivers (two earbuds) rather than one, with a wire connecting the two phones, does bring the final cost up somewhat; innovation is costly. So, is being an early adopter. The price is rumored to be hovering around the $600 mark.

Soon to be Released Products
from Sennheiser Available for Pre-order:

  • Sennheiser IE 7 In-Ear Monitor Earphones
  • Sennheiser IE 6 In-Ear Monitor Earphones