Sennheiser Unveils New ACCENTUM Plus
Audio brand Sennheiser has just announced an exciting addition to their headphone lineup – the ACCENTUM Plus. Promising premium features like noise cancellation and customizable sound at a more affordable price point, these new cans aim to bring top-tier performance to the masses.
Unveiled at a launch event in Las Vegas, the ACCENTUM Plus headphones expand on the popular MOMENTUM series while keeping costs low. “We wanted to offer conveniences usually only found in high-end models and make them accessible to more listeners,” said Christian Ern, Principal Product Manager at Sennheiser.
All-Day Listening on a Single Charge
One major pain point the ACCENTUM Plus addresses is battery life. With up to 50 hours of playback per charge, you could theoretically listen to music nonstop for over two days before needing to recharge. Frequent travelers will appreciate being able to tune out the world on long flights without worrying about their headphones dying mid-playlist.
The Plus headphones also feature quick charging – 10 minutes gives you 5 extra hours of use. And thanks to Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, you don’t have to deal with audio dropouts or lag as you move around. Sennheiser put a focus on stability and range.
Sennheiser Unveils New ACCENTUM Plus
No more cranking up your music to drown out chatter and ambient noise – the ACCENTUM Plus use Hybrid Adaptive Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology to filter external sound automatically. The headphones detect your surroundings and adjust their noise cancelling strengths accordingly, whether you’re on a plane, train or just out walking about.
Touch controls built into the earcups let you toggle between ANC modes easily. There’s also a transparency option that pipes in outside sounds when needed. Having adaptive ANC means battery life isn’t wasted trying to block noise unnecessarily.
Customizable Listening via App
While the ACCENTUM Plus boast Sennheiser’s famously warm, natural sound out of the box, there are ways to tailor the audio more to your taste. The free Smart Control app offers a 5-band equalizer and Sound Personalization to tweak frequency responses based on your individual hearing. Presets can be saved for different genres and use cases like podcasts or action movies.
Multipoint Bluetooth connections are also supported, so you can quickly switch playback between two paired devices without re-pairing each time. Smart Control handles device management seamlessly.
Premium Design and Comfort
Looks-wise, the ACCENTUM Plus takes strong cues from Sennheiser’s higher-end audiophile models. Touches like plush earpads, padded headband and metal accents give off premium vibes. When not in use, the foldable headphones fit neatly into an included protective carrying case – perfect for packing in bags or suitcases.
Comfort-wise, Sennheiser claims the Plus will stay comfy for extended listening thanks to clever weight distribution and ample padding. The earcups are designed to relieve pressure on sensitive areas that typically hurt over time. Reviewers found the MOMENTUM series very comfortable, so hopes are high for the ACCENTUM version.
Great Sound for Less
The Sennheiser ACCENTUM Plus wireless headphones will be available starting February 1, 2024 in classic black and white colorways. Retailing for HK$1,999, they offer stellar functionality like the MOMENTUM lineup at nearly half the cost.
For audiophiles looking for premium features on a budget, the Plus seems extremely appealing. Their combination of sound quality, noise cancellation strengths and extensive battery life is unmatched at this price. We’ll be keeping an eye out for full reviews, but Sennheiser may have a winner on their hands here!
The ACCENTUM Plus is scheduled to arrive in the Philippines very soon.
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.