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Sennheiser Introduces 300 Pro Headphones at NAB

Sennheiser has debuted its new 300 Pro series headphones and headsets — a listening system the company says was designed for both extreme comfort and precise sound reproduction.

Available from August, 2018, the new Sennheiser Pro series includes the HD 300 Pro and HD 300 PROtect monitoring headphones as well as the HMD 300 Pro and single-sided HMD 301 Pro communications headsets.

“Comfort was a paramount design criterion for the circumaural 300 Pro series,” said Nicole Fresen, product manager at Sennheiser. “Thanks to multiple field tests and a thorough fine-tuning process, these headsets have very high user approval.”

The comfort of the 300 Pro series is due to a combination of factors, including new padding material, a comfort zone for the temples of glasses and split headband padding that removes any pressure from the sensitive area of the fontanelle. The headphones have also been given a new fork design that ensures their contact pressure is evenly distributed over the entire ear pad, ensuring both increased comfort and excellent sealing against outside noise.

When superior performance is required, details matter. The 300 PRO series’ detachable cables offer improved protection against handling noise due to a small series of coils that acoustically decouple the cable from the headset. The series come with a rugged, bendable and twistable headband and customizable nameplates to feature a company logo on the ear cups.

The new headset models also feature a noise-compensated, super-cardioid boom microphone for clear communications in loud production environments.

All HMD 300 Pro headsets and the HD 300 PROtect headphones have been fitted with Sennheiser’s ActiveGard technology, which protects the wearer’s hearing from sudden sound bursts without interrupting the audio signal – an added safety feature that differs from traditional acoustic shock clipping circuitry.

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