Sennheiser unveils HD1 In-Ear Wireless headphones

Published On January 9, 2017 | By Kirk Hiner | Accessories, iPhone/iPad

You know by now that we at Public Access Gaming are not fans of Apple’s AirPods wireless headphones. They may have some unique features, but it just seems to us that they weren’t design to actually be…well, used.

So, we turn to companies like Sennheiser, who tend to focus more on audio quality and comfort than on things like automatically shutting off when you’re not wearing them. And we’re cool with that. We can turn off headphones; what we can’t do ourselves is deliver superior acoustic precision.

Designed to represent “…the perfect fusion of sound and style,” the new HD1 In-Ear Wireless headphones combine a leading-edge acoustic design with Bluetooth 4.1, AAC codec support and Qualcomm® apt-X™ to provide uncompromising sound quality for mobile devices. And to make sure they’re comfortable for all users (and don’t get lost), the new neckband has been designed to enhance the…well, Sennheiser says the music listening experience, but we know that carries over to gaming sessions, too; the around-the-neck design and soft sheepskin nappa leather stitched onto the neckband are there for all-day listening comfort.

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In addition, ear adapters are offered in four different sizes for an optimized fit for all users.

As for sound…

Elegant in every detail, the HD1 In-Ear Wireless has been designed for an uncompromising experience. Its stainless steel in-ear sound tunnels have been custom machined to deliver superior acoustic precision: This high quality dynamic speaker system brings the signature HD1 sound to a compact in-ear headphone, with a powerful bass response, detailed vocal projection and a great sound stage. Thanks to Bluetooth 4.1, AAC codec support, and Qualcomm® apt-X™ compatibility, this true hi-fi sound is delivered with crystal-clear wireless transmission.

Of course, that’s all tech and PR talk. Best to head over to a Sennheiser showroom (if you can) to see what that’s all about. In the meantime, here’s what you need to know with regard to functionality. The HD1 In-Ear Wireless headphones offer:

  • 10-hour battery life,
  • an integrated three-button remote and high-quality microphone are incorporated into the neckband,

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  • convenient multi-connection with up to 2 devices at once, with 3-way calling support,
  • NFC one-touch Bluetooth pairing with smart devices,
  • an intuitive system of voice prompts to notify of pairing status and to provide battery life warnings,
  • a vibration alert for incoming calls,
  • and support of USB audio with USB charging.

Now, how much will these cost? We don’t know. Sennheiser hasn’t announced price or availability. Our point to this, then, is that if you’re ready to buy some wireless headphones for your new iPhone 7 or any device that supports Bluetooth audio, we’ll suggest you sit tightly for a little bit longer. Use that time to save up some money, as the HD1 on-ear wireless headphones start at $399.95, and we expect the in-ear models to come in about only $100 to $150 less than that.

For more information on the HD1 In-Ear Wireless headphones, visit

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