Sennheiser announced the launch of brand-new series of professional in-ears with IE 40 PRO professional in-ear monitors in India. IE 40 PRO ensures impeccable audio reproduction with warmth, great detail, and natural clarity, thus improving the artist’s focus and performance control even in difficult stage situations. This meticulous audio performance is complemented by a well-thought-out mechanical design that includes a patent-pending, break-proof cable ducting. It’s an entry model and is expected to be joined by the IE 400 PRO and the top-of-the-range IE 500 PRO, in the coming months. IE 40 Pro is priced at INR 9,900/-.
The IE 40 stands leagues apart from other professional in-ears, high-quality Sennheiser driver, which delivers a naturally warm and powerful sound with great clarity. Distortion is at a very low level with 0.1% at 1kHz and 94dB. The bass and lower mids can not only be heard but also felt – a delight for bass players, guitarists and drummers. Powerful Neodymium magnets provide the necessary punch with an SPL of up to 115dB. This clear and natural sound has the added benefit of reducing acoustic stress for the user, who will be able to set the monitors at a lower level.
The clever mechanical design includes a patent-pending cable ducting designed to reduce the risk of cable breaks. The connector is accommodated inside the ear mold, an approach that’s intended to protect against wear and tear that can occur during heavy use.
Vipin Pungalia, Director, Professional Segment, Sennheiser India at the launch said, “The IE 40 PRO is going to be a game changer in the professional segment. It is the first and most accessible in a new series of fantastic sounding dynamic in-ear phones. We have high expectations from IE 40 PRO, as it has already astounded the engineers and bands in the international market and we are expecting a similar response in India. Its innovative diaphragm delivers warm sound, yet powerful and precise, even in extremely loud environments. It’s a superior monitoring device designed for musicians and DJ’s. Even at maximum sound pressure levels, the signal remains distortion-free and precisely defined.”
To protect users against excessive stage sound, the IE 40 PRO can reduce ambient sound by up to 26dB. This is achieved by a choice of included silicone ear tips (S, M, L) and a special ear tip made from memory foam, which expands to perfectly fit the ear canal. As the length of the human ear canal varies, the earphones’ ‘sound tunnel’ has two rest positions to attach the ear tips to. Thus, ensuring perfect sealing has the added benefit of providing powerful bass reproduction.
The IE 40 PRO will be available in black and transparent versions from the end of September. It comes complete with a soft storage pouch, a cleaning tool and silicone ear tips in three sizes (S, M, L) and a pair of memory foam ear tips in size M.
Sennheiser IE 40 PRO Technical Specification:
- Transducer principle: dynamic
- Frequency response: 20 – 18,000 Hz
- Impedance: 20 ohms
- Max. sound pressure level: 115 dB (at 1 kHz, 1 Vrms)
- Total harmonic distortion: < 0.1 % (at 1 kHz, 94 dB)
- Noise attenuation: < 26 dB
- Cable length: 1.3 m (4.3 ft)
- Weight (incl. plug and cable): 18 g (0.6 oz)
- Magnetic field strength: 3.5 mT
- Operating temperature: -5°C to +50°C (+14°F to +122°F)
- Storage temperature: -20°C to +70°C (-4°F to +158°F)
- Relative humidity: < 95 %