Sennheiser IE 300 – Rich, nuanced sound

Sennheiser IE 300 is the name of the latest in-ear headphones from German specialist Sennheiser electronic GmbG & Co. KG, which are aimed at particularly demanding music lovers. The developers oriented themselves to professional in-ear monitor solutions.

Demanding music lovers want a first-class listening experience not only at home, Sennheiser electronic GmbG & Co. KG is convinced, but also when they are on the move. The new Sennheiser IE 300 in-ear headphones are designed precisely for this task, namely to provide detailed sound anytime and anywhere.

In contrast to many other models in the headphone segment that are coming onto the market these days, the new Sennheiser IE 300 is not a solution based on Bluetooth, but is rather equipped with a classic and traditional cable, whereby the company states that its development was oriented towards professional in-ear monitoring solutions. Just as with products for professional environments, it is also important to pay attention to the details in applications for passionate music lovers, such as the new Sennheiser IE 300, in order to be able to meet even the highest expectations.

This is how the company Sennheiser electronic GmbG & Co. KG. refers to the new Sennheiser IE 300 as a pair of headphones developed and manufactured in Germany and featuring an improved version of the well-known Sennheiser 7 mm XWB transducer. XWB, this abbreviation stands for Extra Wide Band and is meant to express that we are dealing with a solution for particularly detailed sound. The company even speaks of a superior quality with warm sound and detailed resolution. To achieve this, every component has been carefully tuned.

For example, a new polymer blend diaphragm portfolio is used, which minimises self-resonance as well as the distortion factor. The housing of the Sennheiser IE 300 is designed to eliminate reflections, while a Helmholtz resonator chamber suppresses masking resonances in the ear canal for clear treble reproduction. Broken down to the bare numbers, this means that the new Sennheiser IE 300 has a frequency response of 6 Hz to 20 kHz, tuned to guarantee not only accentuated bass and transparent mids, but equally clear highs that are always free of distortion.

But not only the driver, also the design is based on professional in-ear monitor systems, as described, so that the best possible wearing comfort is guaranteed even during hours of use. The same goes for a secure hold in all situations. While the user’s ear cup is almost completely covered by the housing of the Sennheiser IE 300, thus ensuring a secure fit, the cable is routed from the front over the ear to the back, which also ensures a reliable fit. The cable routing can be flexibly adjusted to your own needs.

Of course, the scope of delivery includes various earpieces in different sizes, namely silicone as well as memory foam earpieces in three sizes: small, medium and large.

By the way, an optimal fit of the headphones does not only contribute to a high wearing comfort; with in-ear headphones, only an optimal fit will actually achieve the best possible sound. In addition, ambient noise is suppressed quite effectively even without active noise cancellation.

For the cable of the new Sennheiser IE 300, ma relies on a solution with excellent stability, according to the manufacturer, using Para-Amid as reinforcement. The cable should be able to withstand thousands of bending cycles and thus provide years of trouble-free service.

Zudem ist das Kabel austauschbar, und zwar mittels MMCX Connector. Diese sind vergoldet ausgeführt und mit einer Art Zugentlastung versehen. Der MMCX Stecker findet sich hier in einer vertieften, 4,8 mm breiten Fassung im Gehäuse.

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Ab Werk wird der neue Sennheiser IE 300 mit einem Kabel ausgeliefert, das in einer 3,5 mm Stereo Mini-Klinke mündet. Als Zubehör bietet Sennheiser electronic GmbG & Co. KG Kabel mit 2,5 mm Klinke oder 4,4 mm Klinke und damit einer symmetrischen Verbindung an.

„Wenn man eine Leidenschaft für guten Klang hat, kommt es auf die Details an. Wir haben den IE 300 sorgfältig entwickelt, um jede Nuance in der Musik wiederzugeben. Der IE 300 ist als Alltagsbegleiter konzipiert, der unabhängig von der Umgebung herausragende Audioqualität liefert.“

Jermo Köhnke, Produktmanager Sennheiser electronic GmbG & Co. KG

Der neue Sennheiser IE 300 soll nach Angaben des Herstellers voraussichtlich ab Anfang März 2021 im Fachhandel zu finden sein. Er wird mit einer Transport-Tasche ausgeliefert und ist allein in Schwarz verfügbar. Der empfohlene Verkaufspreis wird mit € 299,- angegeben.

Getting to the point

Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG states that the new Sennheiser E 300 was developed with professional in-ear monitoring solutions in mind. Just like products for professional environments, applications for passionate music lovers such as the new Sennheiser IE 300 depend on the details in order to meet even the highest expectations.

Manufacturer:Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Distribution:Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
Price:€ 299,-
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Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and sempre-audio.at, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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