When True Wireless headphones first hit the market, the price point was significantly higher than your average wired counterpart. With the announcement of Sennheiser’s newest CX True Wireless earphone, the company is showing that pricing for True Wireless options doesn’t have to locked in step with every AirPod trend.
Entering the market at $129, the CX True Wireless is significantly cheaper than the currently flagship Momentum True Wireless 2. And while overall sound quality is still up for grabs – the specs on paper look good, especially considering the claims of 9 hour battery life (27 with the case). Bluetooth 5.2 technology is on board, along with an accompanying mobile app that allows for EQ adjustments.
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Sennheiser’s new CX True Wireless earphones stand out by delivering sound quality that’s a class above, thanks to the audio specialist’s proprietary TrueResponse transducer which is designed and manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Germany. Developed for Sennheiser’s premium earphones, this bespoke acoustic system delivers high-fidelity stereo sound with deep basses, natural mids and clear, detailed treble. The Sennheiser Smart Control App and built-in EQ allow for custom tailoring of the listening experience, whether notching up the intensity of music with the Bass Boost preset, relaxing with a podcast, or enhancing audio for a phone call. Bluetooth 5.2 compatibility and SBC, AAC and aptX audio codec support ensure brilliant wireless sound and effortless management of Bluetooth connections via the Smart Control app.
“The CX True Wireless delivers truly superior sound at an accessible price point,” said Anton Zgurskiy, Product Manager at Sennheiser. “Featuring state-of-the-art technology and offering proven ergonomics, the earbuds have been developed according to user comfort studies. They also offer an outstanding personal audio experience that anyone can enjoy anywhere and every day.”
Experience all-day entertainment in total comfort
With 9 hours of battery life and up to 27 hours available when charging on-the-go with the supplied case, the CX True Wireless will keep listeners productive or entertained throughout the day – and comes with all-day comfort to match. Stylish, minimalist, and perfectly balanced, the proven ergonomics of the earbuds were developed according to user comfort studies. For a perfect fit in the ear canal that keeps the earbuds securely in place and effectively attenuates outside noise, ear adapters are provided in four sizes. The earphones’ IPX4-rated splash resistance offers additional peace of mind.
A smarter, more connected user experience
The CX True Wireless features an intuitive touch interface. Via a firmware update, the user can make the touch controls customizable, letting the listener define their preferred way of controlling audio, calls or accessing voice assistants such as Google Assistant or Siri. The charging case is similarly intuitive, with the earbuds automatically powering on when taken out of the case and powering down to save energy when replaced.
Using dual microphones on each earphone for better voice pick-up, the CX True Wireless optimizes speech for calls and voice assistant access, even when using a single earbud. A convenient ‘role switching’ feature allows either earbud to be used on its own for added versatility. The Sidetone feature, which makes phone calls more comfortable by letting the user hear their own voice during calls, is adjustable via a slider setting in the Smart Control app.
The Sennheiser CX True Wireless will retail for $129 when it becomes available on July 8. Per orders can be placed on Sennheiser’s site directly.
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