Today at CES Sennheiser announced their new CXC 700 noise cancelling ear-canal headphone. The Noisegard system offers travelers a choice of three noise-cancelling profiles – optimized for the wide range of surrounding noise encountered while traveling. There are three modes that users can choose from.
One of three noise-cancelling profiles can be selected to adapt NoiseGard to the current surroundings. Mode 1 absorbs low-frequency noise in particular (100 to 400 Hertz), such as engine noise from trains, buses or small passenger planes. Mode 2 focuses on cancelling noise in the medium frequency range (400 to 3,000 Hertz), which is caused above all by air-conditioning systems in large passenger aircraft or office buildings. Mode 3 has a particularly wide frequency range (100 to 3,000 Hertz), and combines the noise-cancelling effect in the medium and low-frequency ranges. As a result, background noise with different noise components, such as that which occurs at airports, railway stations or underground stations, can be effectively suppressed, although with a slightly lower noise-cancelling performance than in the first two modes.
To provide the best sound quality, even when NoiseGard is disabled, the Sennheiser accoustics provide a balanced sound with a frequency response of 20 to 21,000 Hertz.
The CXC 700 come with 3 different size eat adapters, an in-flight adapter, a 6.35 mm jack plug adapter, and a 4.5 foot long cable. There was no price available as of this writing.