Sennheiser has announced a new range of New pro in-ear monitors, led by the IE 40 PRO entry model which will be available towards the end of this month. The maker says: ‘The 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’. Sennheiser adds that in early 2019, the IE 40 PRO will be joined by the IE 400 PRO and the top-of-the-range IE 500 PRO’.
‘The IE 40 PRO is the first and most accessible in a new series of fantastic sounding dynamic in-ear phones,’ says Jannik Schentek, Product Manager Professional Audio at Sennheiser. ‘In the field test phase, the IE 40 PRO’s sound reproduction astounded the engineers and bands that tried the prototypes. They were delighted with the clear and natural reproduction, which enabled them to better connect with every member of the band and to critically monitor their performance.’
With hard use ahead of them on live stages, Sennheiser says it has gone the extra mile in making the Pro series particularly sturdy, using a mechanical design which includes a patent-pending cable ducting that reduces the risk of cable breaks. The connector is accommodated inside the ear mould, where it sits protected against the wear and tear that occurs during heavy use.
To protect users against excessive stage sound, the IE 40 PRO are able to 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.