We understand that it must be great not to have a load of tangly cables wrapped around your lugholes, but try as we might we just can’t get comfortable with the notion of sticking a Bluetooth headset on our bounce.
However, there’s clearly enough folks out there who are keen to strut the Lieutenant Ohura look, and hoping to tap into this market is Sennheiser who have just released their first Stereo Bluetooth headset, the Communications MM 200.
Aimed at well heeled music fans, the headphone and microphone combo features stereo Bluetooth V2.0+EDR A2DP technology – so iPhone owners can forget all about joining in with the fun.
The in-ear capsules come with three different sets of rubbery ear pads for a super-tight snug fit, which should help seal out external noises and spare public transport uses the irritating “tssch tssch tssch” of open-style headphones.
With Sennheiser promising “high dynamics and excellent bass response” the MM200 should keep wireless groovers in audio heaven for up to nine hours of listening time, 11 hours of talk time, and 300 hours on standby.
The 28 grams headphones can handle two sources simultaneous – mobile phone and MP3 player – with the built in control letting users answer/end or reject calls, mute the mic or transfer a call.
The unit can be charged through the supplied mains or USB chargers and will retail for around a hundred quid.
MM 200 Specs
Technology Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Listening time Up to 9 hrs.
Talk time Up to 11 hrs.
Standby time Up to 300 hrs.
Weight 28g (30g with cloth clip)
Ear coupling In-ear – monitor style
Speaker type Dynamic, neodymium magnets
Sound pressure level 102dB at 1 mW/1kHz
Frequency response 18 – 22,000 Hz
Distortion Less than 0.2% (typical at 1 kHz)
Microphone type Single Electret microphone – omni directional
Frequency response 100 – 10,000 Hz
Sensitivity -44 dBV/Pa
Warranty 2-year guarantee