Whether selecting takes from your latest sessions or just enjoying your favorite music, the new PXC 310 and PXC 310 BT are designed to travel.

Sennheiser claims these headphones deliver a detailed, lifelike sound image while the patented NoiseGard™ 2.0 noise-canceling technology reduces the noise of trains or planes by up to 90 percent. For the first time, Sennheiser is offering a new Bluetooth®-equipped headphone: the PXC 310 BT combines all the advantages of Sennheiser’s travel headphones with the new apt-X® Bluetooth coding technology for wireless listening when you’re on the move.

The PXC 310 and PXC 310 BT travel headphones are designed for use with portable video and audio players and are ideally suited for connection to in-flight entertainment systems. Powerful neodymium magnets and Sennheiser’s patented Duofol™ diaphragms ensure a clear, lifelike sound image with a frequency response of 15 to 22,000 Hertz.

Wireless enjoyment on the move
The PXC 310 BT delivers the same top-quality sound as the PXC 310, with the added benefit of wire-free, listen-only transmission. “The new apt-X codec provides Bluetooth transmission with minimum delay and excellent audio quality,” explained Maurice Quarré, head of product management for consumer electronics at Sennheiser’s global headquarters in Wedemark, Germany. “Music and speech are reproduced in outstanding quality, while still allowing you complete freedom of movement.”

The apt-X coding technology for compressing audio data was originally developed for use in the professional audio and broadcasting sectors. Sennheiser is one of the first manufacturers to incorporate this technology into consumer headphones.

“Sennheiser makes no compromises when it comes to the sound quality of its wireless headphones,” said Stephen Wray, vice president of licensing at apt-X. “The use of apt-X means that Sennheiser customers can now enjoy what we call ‘audiophile Bluetooth stereo.’”

The PXC 310 BT can be connected to all Bluetooth-compatible audio sources. Sennheiser Bluetooth dongles (sold separately) ensure compatibility with devices that do not support apt-X technology, or lack Bluetooth altogether.

If the use of Bluetooth devices is not permitted during a flight, simply attach the included cable and in-flight connector.

For relaxation: Sennheiser’s NoiseGard™ technology
Sennheiser’s NoiseGard 2.0 technology guarantees undisturbed listening enjoyment and relaxed traveling. By generating an anti-noise audio signal that counteracts ambient noise, the system reduces background disturbances by up to 90 percent. This technology was originally developed for pilots and has been successfully used in the cockpits of major airlines for several decades. And if you’d like to chat with your neighbor during a flight, the convenient TalkThrough™ function makes it possible to hold a conversation without removing the headphones. At the push of a button, miniature microphones on the headphones pick up the surrounding voices while an electronic circuit filters out surrounding noise, allowing you to hear them clearly.

Perfect traveling companion
Both models feature convenient controls directly on the earpieces. The controls allow you to activate and deactivate the NoiseGard and TalkThrough functions and to regulate the volume. On the PXC 310 BT model, the control unit can also be used to activate Bluetooth transmission and to navigate your playlists. Soft padding on the ear cups and headband guarantee a comfortable fit, ensuring that the headphones remain comfortable even during long journeys.

After use, just fold up the headphones and store them in the included carrying pouch. Also included with the PXC 310 BT is a battery charger with adapters for a wide range of countries, which ensures you can recharge the lithium polymer batteries for wireless listening no matter where you are.

The PXC 310 and PXC 310 BT are available in stores and online now.
PXC 310 – Street price: $299.95 (MSRP: $389.95)
PXC 310 BT – Street price: $399.95 (MSRP: $499.95) 

Originally posted 2009-12-04 20:47:39.