Sennheiser has introduced its new HD1 Free, a pair of wireless earbuds in the maker’s HD1 lineup. The HD1 Free feature a ‘traditional’ Bluetooth earbuds design — that is, they’re a pair of ear pieces connected by a cable rather than the less popular plastic neckband design. Though the model features a lower battery life rating than some of its newest competitors at 6 hours, it does bring with it a stylish design that stands out from the crowd.
Sennheiser describes its new Free model as having a compact, minimalist design, one accompanied by magnetic ear pieces that attach together when not in use. The ear pieces feature stainless steel that is custom machined, as well as a battery capable of powering the device for up to 6 hours on a charge. Joining the stylish design is a leather case for travel.
The HD1 Free feature Bluetooth 4.2 with support for AAC and apt-X Low Latency, the latter of which make these a viable option for gamers and others who need smoothly synced audio with video/visuals. Users are able to take three-way calls with these headphones, and up to two devices can be connected to the earbuds at a time.
The company is shipping its HD1 Free with four pairs of ear tips, which means there should be at least one that fits everyone. Sennheiser launched these earbuds during IFA 2017, but it won’t be making them available to purchase until this upcoming October. They’ll cost $199.95 USD when they hit shelves.