Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET In-Ear Headphones with Three Built-In Microphones, Inline Remote, and Lightning Connector

Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET In-Ear Headphones with Three Built-In Microphones, Inline Remote, and Lightning Connector

Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET In-Ear Headphones with Three Built-In Microphones, Inline Remote, and Lightning Connector

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Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET In-Ear Headphones with Three Built-In Microphones, Inline Remote, and Lightning Connector

Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET In-Ear Headphones with Three Built-In Microphones, Inline Remote, and Lightning Connector

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Product Highlights

  • Lightning Connector
  • Selectable Active Noise Cancellation
  • Omnidirectional Microphones in Earpieces
  • Inline Microphone in Remote
  • Apogee Soft Limit and Microphone Preamp
  • Adjustable Mic Sensitivity
  • 15 Hz to 22 kHz Frequency Response
  • Programmable Smart Slider
  • Inline Remote Control
  • Includes Ear Adapter Set and Carry Case
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Sennheiser AMBEO SMART overview

  • 1Description

The Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET is a pair of in-ear headphones designed to provide realistic, high-quality audio reproduction and iOS integration for videographers, content producers, and listeners in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments. The headset features 15 Hz to 22 kHz frequency response for the headphones, three built-in microphones, inline remote controls, noise cancellation, and a Lightning connector.

By utilizing an omnidirectional microphone in each earpiece, the AMBEO SMART HEADSET can deliver recorded audio true to how your ears pick up sound. For convenient communication in calls and chats, there is an additional mic in the inline remote. Use the Smart Slider to adjust the microphone sensitivity or program it for other functions via a dedicated app. Apogee’s Soft Limit and mic preamp yield vocal clarity with minimized distortion. The active noise cancellation can be disabled when you need to hear activity in your surrounding environment.

The AMBEO SMART HEADSET ships with an ear adapter set and carry case.

3D Sound
Using an omnidirectional microphone in each earpiece, the headset is designed to pick up what you hear the way you hear it
High-Quality Electronics
Optimized A/D and D/A conversion, Apogee's Soft Limit and microphone preamp, and an Apple MFi-certified Lightning connector deliver enhanced audio quality and iOS compatibility
Selectable Noise Cancellation
Sennheiser's Situational Awareness function actively cancels outside noise for a quiet, isolated listening experience and can be switched off to let you hear what's going on around you
Multiple Microphones
In addition to the microphones in the earpieces, an inline microphone provides convenient call and chat functionality
Programmable Slider
Via a dedicated app, you can program the Smart Slider to functions other than the default microphone sensitivity control
UPC: 615104273542
In the Box
Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET In-Ear Headphones with Three Built-In Microphones, Inline Remote, and Lightning Connector
  • Ear Adapter Set (S, M, L)
  • Carry Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Sennheiser AMBEO SMART specs

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    Microphones 2 x omnidirectional microphones in earpieces (one per side)
    1 x inline microphone in remote
    Frequency Response 30 Hz to 20 kHz
    Sensitivity Low Gain: -35 dBFS @ 94 dB SPL, 1 kHz
    High Gain: -18 dBFS @ 94 dB SPL, 1 kHz
    Maximum SPL Low Gain: 122 dB
    High Gain: 106 dB
    Noise Level Low Gain: -100 dBFS (A)
    High Gain: -85 dBFS (A)
    Equivalent Noise Level Low Gain: 29 dBA
    High Gain: 27 dBA
    Gain Low: -17 dB
    High: 0 dB
    Headphones
    Type In-ear, dynamic
    Frequency Response 15 Hz to 22 kHz
    Maximum SPL 112 dB (1 kHz/0 dBFS)
    THD <0.5% (1 kHz/100 dB SPL)
    General Specifications
    System Requirements iOS 10.3.3 or later
    Compatible Devices iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro (10.5"), iPad Pro (12.9") 1st generation, iPad Pro (12.9") 2nd generation, iPad Pro (9.7"), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPod touch (6th generation)
    Sampling Rates 44.1 kHz
    48 kHz
    Bit Depth 24-bit
    Connector Lightning
    Cable Length 3.8' / 1.2 m
    Storage Temperature -4 to 158°F / -20 to 70°C
    Operating Temperature 14 to 122°F / -10 to 50°C
    Weight 1.2 oz / 33 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 5.1 x 1.9"

    Sennheiser AMBEO SMART reviews

    AMBEO SMART HEADSET In-Ear Headphones with Three Built-In Microphones, Inline Remote, and Lightning Connector is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must for the DIY field recordist These things are so cool.� User friendly, incognito and all you need is your phone.� They go in a little soft bag that fits in your coat pocket...mine will live there throughout the winter.� �Monitoring options are cool, but take a minute to get used to via the remote.� Sound is fantastic, however, sitting behind a drum kit reveals why they won't be replacing my ribbons or LDCs for drum duties.� Kinda silly to even think that anyway.� I did record a bit of a sound check from the stage perspective and it sounded super realistic.� Kinda freaked out everyone that put the headphones on.� Amazing tool!
    Date published: 2018-01-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique High Quality Listening and Recording Device I've been testing the Sennheiser Ambeo headsets for a couple of weeks and have reached some preliminary conclusions. Right off the bat, I'll say they are excellent headphones, with a full tone, good bass, and clear mids and highs. The binaural recording capability is pretty amazing and seems to work very well, at least for simple recordings. I haven't recorded music yet, just voice and random sounds, and hope to report back at a later date with more details, but for now I'll say the 3D binaural recordings are very natural and easy to make using the iOS Voice Memos app. I've used the Ambeos with an iPhone 6, iPhone SE, and iPad and have had no major problems with any of those devices, except… The main issue I have with the Ambeos is the Apogee control App and the control pad on the headphones' cable. First off, the control pad is finicky. It does volume up/down OK, but pause/play is slow to react and skipping forward or back to the next or previous song is a hit or miss proposition. There is a "programable" slider on the controller that sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. The programming for the slider is also very limited. It mainly acts as a toggle between different headphone listening modes (more on this below). There's also a rocker that toggles between modes, but that's also finicky. It's hard to know which end of the rocker controls what. The whole slider/rocker thing, combined with the finicky skip/back button, makes controlling your music and the listening modes kind of like shaking a magic 8-ball. This is a real shame, because the modes are very useful (though not perfect). So it's better to use your iPhone to control the music and the Ambeo's Apogee app to select the listening and recording modes. There's a noise reduction mode that works very well. Maybe not as good as Bose, but it's pretty darn good. There's also a "transparent hearing" mode, which allows outside sound to pass through the microphones so you can hear the real world while wearing the headphones. Unfortunately, the transparent hearing mode does not have a setting that simultaneously brings down (or mutes) the level of the music when activated. So if you're on a plane and the flight attendant asks you a question, you'll still have to either take the headsets off or activate transparent hearing, then pause the music to have a conversation. That's too many steps if you're just trying to quickly confirm that they're asking about your choice of peanuts, pretzels, or cookies. On the plus side, there's an excellent graphic EQ that allows you to fine-tune the sound of the 'phones. I wound up rolling off the high end a bit. So that's it for now. Excellent raw sound quality, really unique recording capabilities, and a funky control system in need of some TLC, which I hope Sennheiser will give it soon. This review was written in March 2018 while using firmware version 1.0.45 and app version 1.01 (40).
    Date published: 2018-03-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sound and mics are great But I had really bad experience using the headset on a plane. Changes in pressure and tight isolation is not good for good for your ears. Ended up with otitis in both ears. Otherwise the microphones are great, as well as the sound.
    Date published: 2018-03-27
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