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Sennheiser HD1 In-Ear Wireless Headphones
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- Ergonomic around-the-neck design features soft stitched sheepskin nappa leather neckband offering all-day listening comfort.Connectivity Technology: Wireless
- Bluetooth 4.1 with AAC codec support and Apt-X compatibility provides exepctional sound quality via crystal-clear wireless transmission
- Up to 10 hour battery life with USB charging. Charging time:Approx. 1.5 hrs .Battery time-10 hrs (A2DP/HFP)
- Supports convenient multi-connection of up to 2 devices at once, with 3-way calling capability;Pick-up pattern : Omni-directional
- 2 year global warranty when purchased from an authorized Sennheiser dealer
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Sennheiser is shaping the Future of Audio – a vision built on a 70-year history of innovation and a continued drive for excellence that is woven into our company’s DNA and culture. Around the world, our employees share this passion in the pursuit of the perfect sound, creating products that exceed expectations and set new benchmarks in audio.
Meet the Sennheiser HD1 In-Ear Wireless
The HD1 In-Ear Wireless combines immaculate sound quality with take-anywhere mobility. Utilizing a sleek ergonomic design and crafted with high-quality materials, this premium headset exudes luxury. Exceptional wireless hi-fi sound is assured thanks to Bluetooth 4.1 with ACC and Qualcomm apt-X technologies. Featuring NFC for simple one touch pairing, an integrated microphone and ten-hour battery life, the HD1 In-Ear Wireless is a perfect companion to mobile devices.
- Did you know? Many famous recording artists trust Sennheiser’s wireless in-ear monitoring when performing live. The know-how and experience gathered during thousands of hours on stage has helped shaped the design and sound of the HD1 In-Ear Wireless headset.
Exceptional Sound Quality
High-quality dynamic transducers mounted in precision milled stainless steel in-ear sound tunnels deliver signature Sennheiser sound - powerful bass response, detailed vocal projection and a great sound stage.
HD1 In-Ear Wireless delivers detailed and dynamic hi-fi sound thanks to Bluetooth 4.1, AAC codec support, and Qualcomm apt-X compatibility.
Instant Pairing via NFC
Near Field Communication (NFC) one touch pairing ensures immediate connectivity with compatible smart devices.
A three-button remote and high-quality microphone incorporated in the neckband make it easy to manage phone calls and control music on the go. The headset supports convenient multi-connection with 2 devices at once.
Four different sized ear-tip adapters are included providing a personalized fit and excellent attenuation of ambient noise to ensure maximum enjoyment of your favorite music.
1.5 hour fast USB charging delivers up to 10 hours battery life on a single charge providing wireless freedom for music and calls on the road. A premium hard shell carrying case is included to protect HD1 In-Ear Wireless when not in use.
HD1 In-Ear Wireless
HD1 On-Ear Wireless
|Wearing Style||Ear Canal||On-Ear||Around-Ear|
|Transducer Principle||Dynamic||Dynamic, Closed||Dynamic, Closed|
|Frequency Response||15 – 22,000 Hz||16 – 22,000 Hz||16 – 22,000 Hz|
|Impedance||N/A||Passive: 28 Ω; Active: 480 Ω||Passive: 28 Ω; Active: 480 Ω|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.1, NFC||Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR||Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR|
|Charging Time||Approx. 1.5 hrs||Approx. 3 hrs||Approx. 3 hrs|
|Sound Pressure Level (SPL)||112 dB||111 dB (Passive: 1 kHz/1 Vrms)||113 dB (Passive: 1 kHz/1 Vrms)|
|Weight||1.86 oz (53g)||7.4 oz (210g)||9.17 oz (260g)|
|Cable Length||N/A||1.4m (detachable) / 3.5mm angled||1.4m (detachable) / 3.5mm angled|
|In the Box||HD1 In-Ear Wireless Headset / USB Charging Cable / Ear Adaptor Set (XS, S, M, L) / Carrying Case / Safety & Quick Guides||HD1 On-Ear Wireless Headphones / 1.4 m Audio Cable / 3.5 mm Low-profile Angled Plug / USB Charging Cable / In-flight Adapter / Carry Case / Manuals||HD1 Around-Ear Wireless Headphones / 1.4 m Audio Cable / 3.5 mm Low-profile Angled Plug / USB Charging Cable / In-flight Adapter / Carry Case / Manuals|
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|Sold By||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||Great Warehouse||Amazon.com||Amazon.com|
|Item Dimensions||1.6 x 7.09 x 9.17 in||5.5 x 3.5 x 1.2 in||1 x 1 x 1 in||6.28 x 6.77 x 2.47 in||5.1 x 1.8 x 0.7 in||4 x 7.5 x 9.9 in|
|Item Weight||—||4.8 ounces||0.8 ounces||1.69 ounces||0.8 ounces||0.58 lb|
|Additional Features||—||Wireless, powerful bass||Type: In-Ear / Color: Titanium / Cable Length: 1.25 m (4 ft) / Plug: 3.5 mm Gold Plated / Wired Materials: Enameled Copper Wire, Frequency Range: 20-40,000 Hz / Sensitivity: 99 dB / Impedance: 32 Ω / Rated Power: 5 mW / Weight: 18 g||—||—||—|
The HD1 In-Ear Wireless is a Bluetooth earphone with integrated three-button remote and high-quality microphone incorporated into the neckband. Bluetooth 4.1 wireless supports convenient multi-connection with up to 2 devices at once, with 3-way calling capability. It incorporates NFC one-touch Bluetooth pairing with smart devices and has up to 10-hour battery life. An intuitive voice prompt system notifies of pairing status and battery life status. There is a vibration alert for incoming calls and supports USB audio with USB charging.
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The main characteristics of this headphone is lush detailed sound, great dynamics and tight, full bodied bass. These are not bass heavy, but these are not bass shy either. Its a bit hard to explain but I will try. My stereo setup consists of a pair of KEF LS50 speakers. I was extremely happy with it, till one day I added a HSU Subwoofer from the home theater system to the mix. The KEF's sounded the same but suddenly I was aware of what I was missing. Think of these headphones as a similar set up where a superb stereo speaker has an amazing subwoofer added to it. The bass never over powers the mids and highs like other bass heavy headphones do. It just adds the extension that you wont notice until you hear it.
There is no noise cancelling feature here, I am fine with that. The passive noise cancelling did not bother me at all during a 4 hour flight.
What this headphone does is deliver musicality and details in spades. Compared to my Shure SE846 (4X the price) these lack maybe a very thin veil of transparency and detail. But you will be hard pressed to find the differences in an A/B test. All that over bluetooth !!!
Not sure why a previous customer complained about bluetooth range, these have a better range than Urbanite XL's that I also own. I was able to keep a steady connection to my Laptop inside the house while planting perennials outside today. That's at least a 50 feet range. When the connection does go out of range, the sq doesn't deteriorate, it simply drops out. I like it, this means I am not constantly trying to be as close to the source as possible to eke out the best possible sound from these.
Charging is via a micro usb cable. I would have preferred USB-C but that's just me. One nice touch, if you are listening to music via PC and run out of juice, you can plug these in to the PC and it becomes a USB powered headphone while it charges. Sure the USB cable is inconvenient, but it keeps you listening to the music without interruption. There is no difference sonically between a wireless or a wired connection. This isnt a new feature, other bluetooth headphones by sennheiser have this feature as well, but I find it a nice feature to have.
There are a couple of things I do not like about these headphones:
1) The cables come out from the bottom of the neck piece. This adds a bit of length to the headphone cables and it simply makes no sense ergonomically
2) The headphone cables are flat, but I would have much preferred them to be braided as well. Nylon braiding will add some tensile strength to the cables and will give them a longer life, also I find the rubber very slightly sticky on my neck. Nylon or hybrid braiding usually feels a little better.
Then again, if you keep a beard, nylon braiding will be scratchy.
3) Out of the box, you get 4 sizes of silicone tips (Xsmall, small, medium, large). My $ 9 Apie earbuds came with 6 sizes. I needed something between small and medium for the right fit. The comply foam tips for momentum fit on these just fine, so thats what I am using. Come on sennheiser, at this price, I expect a few more tips and a few foam ones as well.
4) These headphones are bright out of the box and need at least 20 hours of break in to approach their actual sound quality. I wont ding these for that. But seemed like a longer than usual time to break them in.
5) No aptX™ HD.
There are a few things I do like about these headphones
1) Incredible sound quality. I have quite a few bluetooth headphones including Sennheiser made ones as well as the Sony MDR-1000X and the B&W P7 Wireless. These headphones sound better to me than any of those.
2) Improved bluetooth range. If you arent getting a good range or poor sound, check your bluetooth set up, these headphones have a better range than the ones mentioned above.
3) Classy, understated design with a premium finish that oozes luxury.
4) The switch to lower the volume is towards the outside. Easy to reach if you need to reduce the volume in a hurry.
5) 15+ hours battery life.
6) Unobtrusive neckband that easily hides inside the shirt collar.
7) Built in USB DAC.
8) Qualcomm® apt-X™ bluetooth setup. No discernible lag while watching a movie.
9) Sensitive microphone. Everyone hears me clearly and I dont have to shout during my conversation. These will also catch a lot of the external noises, but not any more than your phones built in mic.
10)Included case is quite nice and can hold an extra pair of IEM's.
All in all, until Sennheiser releases a truly over ear headphone that can cover my entire ear and supports aptX™ HD, these will remain my go to headphones for listening on the go and at work. (My serious listening headphone is lately a Sennheiser HD 700), sure this headphone isnt for everyone. It doesnt have noise cancelling, isnt flashy and doesnt have a rapper or a dj attached to its development, (though I hear Sennheiser is trying that as well). If music is what you seek and are willing to take on the relative comprise of going bluetooth over wired, these headphones are heartily recommended for you.
If listening to music and sheer audio quality was the only thing that mattered, I would probably give these 5-stars since I think they do about as well as can be expected from any Bluetooth earbuds—the limiting factor being the quality of the Bluetooth audio signal rather than the earbuds themselves.
As a headset for general use, though, I have three primary gripes.
1. The Ear Buds REALLY Should Have Been Designed To Retract.
This is something that I obviously knew about prior to purchase, but it's not until I started to wear these everyday and use them on a regular basis that I began to really understand how annoying this oversight in design could be. I generally have these around my neck almost all day, but it's not as if I'm making phone calls or listening to music the entire day so when I'm not, the ear buds just dangle precariously and I'm aware that I have this pretty delicate, but fairly pricey thing just waiting to get caught on something and ripped off.
The alternative would really be to remove the band from my person and store it securely in the very nice protective case that Sennheiser provides, but I feel like that sort of goes against the idea of a headset since doing so would effectively cut me off from the hands-free call receiving benefits. So it seems to be either use it the way I would use my normal headphones for listening to music (although my normal headphones are far more robust) or have my earbuds get caught on everything from my seatbelt to the straps of my backpack.
So this is one of those things that I simply underestimated the annoyance of going into it, but Sennheiser should really do better next time.
2. The Mic Needs Some Sort of Noise Cancellation
Part of the reason one would purchase a headset like this is for the combined ability to listen to audio and make phone calls. With the average wired headset, you often notice people moving the mic portion closer to their mouth during their phone calls. The reason for this is pretty obvious—it essentially reduces the signal-to-noise ratio by making your voice louder than the ambient noise. The location of the mic on the neckband, however, means that without some sort of technology to reduce the ambient noise—something that doesn't seem to be present—the person on the other end of your phone call is going to hear a whole lot of what's going on around you.
So while you will hear the other person well thanks to the great audio quality, this quirk of the microphone means that the other person may not hear you so well without you having to raise your voice louder than normal.
3. Bluetooth Can Be Finnicky
This isn't so much a specific knock against this headset (although, I feel like it's performance in this regard is not as good as some other headsets I've tried), but Bluetooth can be a finnicky thing with connection being unexpectedly lost between the device and your phone. I was actually on a walk where the headset simply disconnected and refused to reconnect with the phone despite all of my attempts. I'm not sure what prevented the pairing (maybe it overheated?), but a few hours later, it suddenly started working again without a hiccup. This hasn't been a consistent problem for me so it's been difficult to really pin down the cause, but I would just put it out there that you might purchase these and suddenly find yourself in situations where they may not be pairing with your device for periods of time.
I suppose that's a risk with all wireless technology to a degree, but as I noted above, I have other Bluetooth headphones and headsets that I've used that haven't suffered from the quirks that I've experienced with this particular headset... That having been said, I guess take this last one with a grain of salt.
So now that we're done with the gripes, I'll bring up some positives. I find the controls on the neckband to be logically laid out and easy to use. The battery life has been very good for me and I've never had a situation where I was even close to running out of battery. The audio quality is, of course, excellent. And the headset looks pretty good in my opinion.
I've replaced the stock ear bud tips with Comply Foam tips simply because I find them to be more comfortable, but that's personal preference rather than a knock on the stock ear bud tips.
I hope this has provided a little bit of insight to help you make an informed decision. Frankly, there doesn't seem to be any standout in this category that performs excellently in all aspects so at the moment, it's going to come down to where you are willing to take your compromises. For me, even despite that grievances that I've mentioned, audio quality is still paramount to me, so I will continue to use them and if I could go back and do it again, I would have still purchased them.