Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET Now Shipping
by Sennheiser Press Release
Sennheiser News ISBN/ITEM#: CM171029AMBEO3D
Date: 29 October 2017
After debuting at CES 2017, people wondered when the Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET, the audio specialist's intuitive, compact, and mobile binaural recording headset, would be available for sale. On October 26, 2017, Sennheiser announced that it is now shipping in the U.S. and Canada. Currently available only for iOS devices, it features Apple's Lightning connector. No definite dates are currently available for the Android version. The AMBEO SMART HEADSET with Lightning Connector is priced at $299.95 US and $399.95 CDN.From release/information:
New consumer product is focused on 3D audio recording technology, now available for iOS devices with Lightning connector
Old Lyme, CT, October 26, 2017 -- Sennheiser announces that the AMBEO SMART HEADSET -- the audio specialist's intuitive, compact, and mobile binaural recording headset -- is now shipping in the U.S. and Canada. First showcased earlier this year at CES 2017, the AMBEO SMART HEADSET makes 3D audio a reality on a mobile device by capturing incredibly detailed and realistic immersive 3D recordings. When played back on a pair of stereo headphones, the recordings achieve a stunning 3D experience by placing the listener inside the soundscape, replicating the direction of sounds and the natural spatial characteristics of a location.
The AMBEO SMART HEADSET captures its highly detailed and realistic three-dimensional audio recordings by way of two omni-directional microphones integrated in the ear pieces. These work in tandem with a premium A/D converter, mic preamp, and SoftLimit technology from Apogee.
The two earpiece microphones, spaced at perfect binaural width by the listener's head, capture the subtle differences in timing, volume, and timbre that occur as sounds from different directions reach each ear. When played back on any pair of headphones, the recorded audio simulates the way sounds are heard naturally by the ears, recreating a lifelike high-fidelity audio experience that places the listener directly within the captured sound field. The effect can convincingly transport the listener to any locale, from a bustling city block to a secluded spot in the wilderness, and is a powerful complement to high-definition video.
"We are eager for North American consumers to begin exploring the possibilities of our AMBEO SMART HEADSET", says Stefanie Reichert, Director Trade Marketing, Retail, Americas at Sennheiser. "The AMBEO SMART HEADSET is an exciting leap forward for content creation, and we look forward to the many incredible audio experiences our users will capture and share."
Seamless mobile device integration
To deliver a convincing audio experience, the AMBEO SMART HEADSET utilizes a premium Apogee analog-to-digital coverter, mic preamp, and SoftLimit technology to ensure dynamic detail, clarity, and accuracy. Apogee's SoftLimit is a unique technology that automatically optimizes recording levels so you do not have to worry about distortion. All of this skillfully captured sound is delivered through the Lightning port of your iOs device as pristine digital audio and back to your ears through high-quality Apogee digital-to-analog conversion.
A customizable sound experience
The AMBEO SMART HEADSET is now available for Apple iOS devices featuring a Lightning connector. A version for Android devices is planned for release at a later date. The headset is priced at $399.95 CDN. For ordering information, please visit http://www.sennheiser.com/ambeosmartheadset
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