Looking for high-quality sound on the go, but find that earbuds aren’t quite right for you? Sennheiser may have a suitable solution. According to a company press release, the renowned German manufacturer, best known for its headphones and microphones, is adding three affordable models to its HD line of audiophile-grade over-the-ear headphones.
Before the addition of the three new models—the HD 238 Precision, the HD 228, and the HD 218—the HD line was comprised of models ranging from $300–$1,300 that were designed to be used with headphone amps and integrated into a home hi-fi system. The new models represent a departure in that they are meant to be driven directly from iPods or other portable media devices—with no headphone amp required.
The press release says that the HD 218 and the HD 228 are closed-back designs that block external noise and provide exceptional sound. The HD 238 Precision features Sennheiser’s Open-Aire design, neodymium magnet voice coils, and is optimized for use with both portable devices and home audio systems.
As reported earlier by The Absolute Sound contributor Steven Stone, Sennheiser is also introducing its flagship audiophile headphone, the HD 800.
Pricing: HD 218: $50, HD 228: $70, HD 238 Precision: $100.
For more information, visit www.sennheiserusa.com.