Sennheiser has long since been known for producing some of the world’s best audio equipment, so you already knew that they’d bring their best game to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I had the chance to meet up with a Sennheiser rep at Digital Experience, wherein he told me about the MX W1 wireless audio headset. Unlike other stereo headsets, the MX W1 features two independent earpieces, each of which looks like a standalone Bluetooth headset.
Powered by Kleer technology, the Sennheiser MX W1 offers high-fidelity stereo sound, an uncompressed wireless stereo transmission over a 2.4 GHz link, and dynamic speaker systems “with a powerful neodymium magnets [that] deliver clear and detailed audio reproduction.” Other vital features include a twist-to-fit system for a comfortable custom fit, compatibility with just about any audio device (the transmitter is included), and a carrying case with integrated charger.
Each receiver weights about 10 grams and the transmitter weights 16 grams. The Sennheiser MX W1 is available in North America, Northeast Europe, and Asia. The suggested retail price is about US$600.