Sennheiser’s Alexa-Friendly HD 450SE Noise-Cancelling Headphones Released
Sennheiser has announced a special edition of its HD 450BT that boasts, amongst other things, integration of Amazon Alexa.
Sennheiser's HD 450SE noise-cancelling Bluetooth 5.0 headphones promise to deliver exceptional wireless sound, 30-hours battery life, and seamless integration of Amazon's voice-activated digital assistant, Alexa.
The new special edition HD 450SE are closed-backed cans that will already isolate you from the outside; however, there is also active noise cancellation meaning that you can block out all external audible distractions. Furthermore, thanks to aptX Low Latency tech, watching a movie will be a pleasure as we're promised no lipsync issues. Finally, there's high-quality wireless codec support, including AAC and aptX, all to ensure excellent wireless sound.
The HD 450SE has a dedicated Voice Assistant button enabling you to interact with Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant at the touch of a button. Music control and calls also have their own dedicated buttons on the earcups.
The Sennheiser Smart Control App allows you to tune the headphones to how you like them through the intuitive in-app equaliser. The Smart Control App also offers access to the headphones' battery status and a Quick Guide for user tips and enables firmware updates. Additionally, Podcast Mode in the app enhances speech clarity for when you're enjoying podcasts, audiobooks and other speech content.
The headphones come with an extra audio cable for wired audio enjoyment and a convenient carry case for storage and transport.
The Sennheiser HD 450SE is priced at US$199.95 (RRP) and currently exclusive to Amazon. The pricing and availability for Asia has yet to be confirmed.
Known as the tech geek among his peers, Eugene’s passion for audio started when he bought his first Sony Discman and there was no turning back from that point. Based in Singapore, Eugene is Editor and Regional Manager for StereoNET Asia.
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