The new Sennheiser IE 200 may be an interesting option ‘for audiophiles looking for clarity, detail and impact both at home and on the road’.
The newest member of the IE family, according to Sennheiser, “shares a lot of DNA with its renowned siblings, but aims to offer pure listening pleasure to a wider audience. Thanks to its extraordinary detail, clarity and impact, users can now expect quality and features usually reserved for higher-end devices’.
“The Sennheiser IE 200 represents an open invitation for everyone to enjoy high-quality sound,” said Jermo Koehnke, Sennheiser Audiophile Product Manager. “With its balanced, lifelike sound reproduction, users are able to hear those details they missed with ordinary headphones.”
‘The IE 200 gives seasoned hi-fi fans and newcomers alike the opportunity to experience new dimensions in sound quality. Based on 15 years of Sennheiser TrueResponse Transducer technology, the IE 200 was equipped with a 7-millimeter “extra wide band” transducer for exceptional quality. Once again, this latest addition to the in-ear range translates a sublimely balanced and realistic sound into an ultra-compact form factor: a trademark of the IE family,’ the manufacturer announced.
Virtually nonexistent harmonic distortion
Sennheiser further writes in the announcement regarding the brand new in-ears: ‘With the IE 200, nothing stops the user from discovering new soundscapes. Harmonic distortion is virtually non-existent, with a natural frequency response curve typical of headphones that cost considerably more. In addition, the IE 200 can accommodate a wide range of listening preferences thanks to its unique “dual tuning” feature. Audiophiles can mount the included earbuds in one of two positions, giving them control over the balance of their audio experience – from a deep and emotional bass response to a textural presence of treble’.
With its exceptionally comfortable fit, the IE 200 is made for uninterrupted listening sessions, according to Sennheiser: ‘Its unobtrusive design accommodates any ear size and unpacks with a proven ergonomic design that ensures a precise seal and long-lasting comfort. Viscoelastic foam and silicone ear adapters in different sizes block distractions from the environment while maximizing low-end response. A revised, braided cable reduces contact noise and terminates in a 3.5mm stereo jack and MMCX connectors for connection to numerous audiophile devices’
Pricing and availability
The Sennheiser IE 200 will be available for pre-order worldwide on Jan. 6, 2023, and will be sold starting Jan. 31, 2023, with a recommended retail price of $149.90.