IT’S HARD TO make a headphone more ordinary-looking than Bose, the king of rounded black plastic, but Sennheiser is giving it a shot. The company’s latest wireless headphones make even conservative cans seem gaudy and overstyled. They’re about as black, matte, and plastic as you can find.
Even the name "HD 4.4 BT" is all function, no flash. It stands for HD sound and Bluetooth 4.4. I like to imagine there’s a robot up in Sennheiser’s naming department, quite content that each headphone’s name precisely, logically matches its specifications.
They’re better for travel. The ear cushions do a decent job isolating the noise of a plane or car ride. They also fold up nicely to better fit in your backpack or laptop bag. There is no active noise canceling so you'll still hear some things, but Sennheiser sells a slightly upgraded “HD 4.5 BTNC” version with noise canceling built right in and silver (ooh!) accents.
Every type of music I've listened to sounds excellent on these Sennheisers. They manage to play highs and mids well, but have that extra punch of bass that you’ll love when you listen to a lot of dance-y, oomph-y tracks. More impressively, they manage to pump out the bass naturally—a criticism many people have of competitors like Beats. It's present, but never overpowering.
Sennheiser on Monday launched its HD 4.40BT wireless headphones in India at Rs. 10,990 respectively. The wireless Bluetooth headphones is now available to buy via shop.Sennheiser store
The Sennheiser HD 4.40BT employ the advanced wireless technology and audio codec of Bluetooth 4.0 and apt X to deliver true wireless Hi-Fi sound," the company said in the release. Notably, the headphones come with NFC support and feature ear-cup mounted controls that allow users to change tracks and make phone calls via the integrated microphone.
As per company's claims, Sennheiser HD 4.40BT offer a battery life of up to 25 hours while listening to sound wirelessly. A battery-free listening mode is also possible via a supplied detachable cable," company said in its release. headphones come in a foldable design, with the former shipping in a protective case, and the latter in a soft pouch.
Sennheiser is a well-known brand among the audiophiles. But even as it has found success among those who like their music clear and precise, it has not seen the similar kind of brand recognition among the casual and mainstream users. The mainstream consumers looking to drop Rs 15,000 on a headphone still swear by Bose, Beats or Sony. Sennheiser is now hoping to change that by reaching out to people who mostly listen to music on their phones and laptops with a new set of headphones. These headphones are easy to drive - and hence work well with smartphones - and have a design that is more regular and portable.
Several days ago I reviewed the HD 2.30. It was a decent headphone but also rather overpriced with a tag of around Rs 6,000. In other words, that headphone wasn't something that I recommended. Today, I am reviewing the Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT, that has a price of around 10,000 -Rs 10,990 to be precise. This one not only sounds fabulous but is actually a one good value for money. It is the best headphone you can buy if you are spending around Rs 10,000. In other words, this is totally recommended.
The Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT has some minor flaws - details in the article - but overall its feature set and the sound - ah, the sound it produces - ensures that you are going to fall in love with it. I did after using it for
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