Headphones have been around since the early days of radio and telephony. Using the basis of varying magnetic field due to electromagnetism, metallic or plastic diaphragms vibrate to convert electrical signals into sound. Initially of very low quality and only suitable for the most basic use (such as military applications or plain radio), headphones have come a long way. Over decades, specialized headphones are now available in the market, but Sennheiser headphones remain among the most in-demand in the headphone market.
Founded by Professor Dr. Fritz Sennheiser in 1945, Sennheiser has always been on the forefront when it comes to audio technology. The company today produces one of the best headphones for the music and gaming market.
Following are the top 5 of the best Sennheiser headphones that the company produces. With each headphone offering something unique, the position in the list does not represent superiority over other products in any kind:
1) Sennheiser RS120
One the most basic models, the RS120 is still a heavyweight in its class. Designed for plane home use, the RS120 packs quite a punch. The wireless headphones come with a charging dock that charges the RS120 for an impressive 20 hours of music and fun. The RS120 also comes with a built in amplifier that processes the sound to give the best in quality. The open back design of the headphones means that the headphones allow users to hear what is going on in their surroundings, a crucial thing to have when in home.
The headphones use radio frequency instead of short range Bluetooth. This means the RS120 can connect to a variety of audio outputs in radios, music player, TVs and much more. The strong transmitter in the charging base gives it a 300 foot range.
2) Sennheiser PXC 550
For people on the move, the PXC 550 is a perfect headphone to have. Connectable by Bluetooth and NFC, the headphones give an impressive 30 hours of battery life. Even a heavy user does not need to worry. If the battery gets too low, there is always a backup cable that can be connected to continue enjoying music.
The headphone also has 3 microphones located in different locations. These serve a dual purpose of active noise cancelling and ensuring that the users’ voice is detected with extreme clarity. The RS120 is a collapsible headset that utilizes this function to save on battery power. The headphones power down when closed and automatically start up when unfolded. Lightweight and comfortable to wear for extended periods of time, the Sennheiser PXC 550 is the perfect headphone for travellers and sports enthusiasts.
3) Sennheiser Game One.
Apart from good graphics, games have always depended upon the perfect audio support to make the play more immersive than ever. The Game One headphones is designed for the medium to heavy gamer (4 to 10 hours of playtime a day). That means the set is very light in weight and can be worn for extended periods of time. The open back nature of the Game One means a good ventilation for those sensitive ears.
The Game One has high clarity of sound with an astounding 116 dB level that is produced by the in-built transducer, resulting in a quality of gaming sound that is unparalleled. The headset also has a boom mike that allows gamers to have a perfect communication during the intensely active gameplay. The microphone also boasts a noise cancelling technology so that unnecessary sounds are eliminated. The microphone also has an auto mute feature, where the user can prop up the mike and it will stop transmitting audio. The wired headset carries two different cables, allowing for using it with all kinds of PCs, consoles and even tablets.
4) Sennheiser HD 8.
The perfect headphones for DJs, HD 8 is designed to give them the best of sound quality so that they know exactly what their speakers are putting out in real time. The HD 8 achieves this with one of the best quality speakers that run an impedance of 95 Ohms and a Sound Pressure Level of 115 dB to give a clear and crisp sound.
The headsets have a circumaural design with a closed back that is designed to create a near perfect isolation from external sound. The headphones are made of heavy duty metal and plastic, so that it can take a lot of abuse.
5) Sennheiser HD 280 Pro.
HD 280 Pro are one the most massive headphones that are designed for studios producers. The headphones, though chunky looking, are still light to wear. The only downside is that the ears are closed and it can get pretty warm while using.
As professional headset, the speakers are designed to have a very balanced and flat sound, but can still produce an impressive bass without sound distortion. The set also has a coiled connector cable so the cable does not get snagged or wound while listening. The HD 280 Pro also comes with different adaptors so that the headset can connect with a variety of devices.