Sennheiser is introducing a new line of monitoring headphones designed for professional content creators who work on set or on the go. The Senheisser 300 Pro series is made for people who might need a robust set of headphones, such as those working on production equipment or as camera operators. They have enough flexibility so you can use them while filming something like a videoblog when you travel.
The line includes five new headphones that feature what Sennheiser calls a "comfort zone" for the temples of the glasses, and a split-fill design designed to reduce pressure on the skull during long periods of use. The company says its new fork design makes the ear pad more comfortable, while maintaining a better seal against external noise. The lineup also features flexible and swiveling headbands, removable cables, a microphone with cardioid arm and customizable badges so you can place your company logo or band on the outside of the pads.
The HMD 300 ProPhoto: Sennheiser
The HD 300 ProPhoto: Sennheiser
The HMD 301 ProPhoto: Sennheiser
The headphones will also feature the company's ActiveGard feature, which according to Sennheiser will protect a user's hearing from sudden bursts of sound without interrupting the audio signal.
The alignment includes the following five models:
HD 300 Pro: the new Sennheisser monitoring headphones
HD 300 Protect: same as the HD 300 Pro, but with ActiveGard
HMD 300 Pro: ActiveGard, noise compensation (which our resident headset expert, Vlad Savov says is noise isolation), and a cardioid boom microphone
HMD 300-XQ-2, like the HMD 300 Pro, but with a removable cable with XLR-3 and 6.35 mm jack connectors
HMD 301 Pro: the HMD 300 Pro as single-sided headphones
Sennheiser engineers base the new line of headphones on the HD 250 linear model. The new 300 Pro headphones are also similar to the Sennheiser HD 280 and 380 Pro models, which are also known for their noise isolation and monitoring capabilities. The HD 280 and 380 Pro models are priced at $ 99.99 and $ 149.99 respectively, so it is likely that the new 300 Pro models have a similar price range, with more expensive options for additional functions. The 300 Pro line probably competes with something like the Beyerdynamic DT 240 headphones, which are also meant for creators of moving content.
The new Sennheiser hearing aids will be available from August 2018, at which time we expect to know about the prices.