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 glasses, and a split fill design designed to reduce pressure on the skull during long periods of wear. The company says its new fork design makes the ear pad more comfortable, while maintaining a better seal against external noise. The line also features flexible, foldable headbands, detachable cables, a cardioid microphone and customizable nameplates so you can place your company logo or band on the outside of the pads.
The headphones will also present the ActiveGard function of The company, which according to Sennheiser will protect a user's hearing from sudden bursts of sound without interrupting the audio signal.
The line includes the following five models:
- HD 300 Pro: new Sennheisser monitoring headphones
- HD 300 Protect – same as the HD 300 Pro, but with ActiveGard
- HMD 300 Pro – ActiveGard, compensation of noise (that our expert in resident headphones, Vlad Savov says it is noise insulation), and a cardioid microphone boom
- HMD 300-XQ-2 – like the HMD 300 Pro, but with a removable cable featurin g XLR connectors -3 and 6.35 mm jack
- HMD 301 Pro: the HMD 300 Pro as single-sided headphones
Sennheiser engineers based 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 monitoring and noise isolation 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 headphones will be available from August 2018, at which time we expect to know about the prices.