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December 10, 2009

Sennheiser RS 170 and 180 Headphones Based on Kleer Technology Win Design and Engineering Award

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

Kleer, a provider of wireless audio devices, has stated that the Sennheiser RS 170 and 180 headphones built on their KLR 3012 wireless audio transmission technology have won the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Design and Engineering Award.

The Innovations Design and Engineering Award is presented once a year in recognition of the most innovative consumer electronics products. The Sennheiser headphones won for their unparalleled advanced technology, innovative designs and incredible sound quality.

According to a press release, the Kleer transmission technology enables uncompressed transmission of the audio data and come with dynamic sound transducers with powerful neodymium magnets in these headphones. The RS 170 is said to be a mid-range headphone that can offer dynamic bass boost and switchable surround sound with its closed design and a wireless range of up to 80 meters. And the high-end RS 180 has an open design for ensuring natural listening experience which can be set to individual preferences. It makes use of Automatic Level Control dynamic compression technique to enhance speech intelligibility.

The RS 170 and RS 180 digital wireless headphones for home stereo systems deliver high-resolution, movie-theater-quality audio via uncompressed wireless transmission using the Kleer KLR 3012 wireless audio module. The KLR 3012 module possesses a custom integrated circuit based on unique radio architecture to offer unparalleled audio quality and long lasting battery performance and outstanding coexistence with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless products that also use the 2.4 GHz ISM band.

In the release, Sennheiser -- also a leading provider of contact center headsets -- has acknowledged that Kleer offers the perfect wireless transmission technology solution that works without compression and therefore without any loss of audio quality, and through it they can offer their customers wireless earphones without compromising the outstanding Sennheiser sound.

Steven Humphreys, Kleer CEO and president, said he was pleased that the Consumer Electronics Association (News - Alert) has recognized Sennheiser with this prestigious innovation award. Her said by working with world class leaders like Sennheiser, Kleer is able to show the power of its technology at its best.

In related news, Sennheiser recently unveiled the PXC 310 and PXC 310 BT (News - Alert) travel headphones -- and Kleer announced a wireless audio interoperability certification program.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard

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