Old Lyme, Conn. – Sennheiser
has rolled out enhanced versions of its Travel series headsets, adding
compatibility with the Apt-X codec, which provides enhanced fidelity and
clarity to music playback and phone calls on computers and portable devices.
The MM 400-X and MM
450-X are on-ear style headsets while the MM 500-X and MM 550-X are
over-the-ear headphones models.
The top-of-line MM 450-X
and MM 550-X add proprietary NoiseGard 2.0 active noise-cancellation and
TalkThrough technology enabling users to communicate with others nearby without
removing the headset.
Additionally, the MM
550-X adds SRS Wow HD audio processing.
The headsets are
compatible with any Bluetooth-enabled device that supports A2DP and HFP/HSP
Talk time is said to be
up to 20 hours on a full charge, with listening time up to 10 hours without
NoiseGard, up to eight with.
The MM 400-X, MM 450-X,
MM 500-X and MM 550-X are available now at street prices of $270, $450, $330
and $500, respectively.
A USB dongle is also
available for consumers using devices without Apt-X capability, to add Aapt-X
transmission to any device-based music system.