OLD LYME, CONNECTICUT - FEBRUARY 2009: Audio pioneer Sennheiser announces three of its industry-standard headphones have been named "Consumers Digest Best Buys." The selected headphones are featured in the February 2009 edition of Consumers Digest and include the powerful, bass-driven MX 560 earbuds, the precise HD 280 Pro professional studio headphones, and the top-of-the-line PXC 450 noise canceling headphones. All of these "Consumers Digest Best Buys" are available at major U.S. consumer electronics retail stores.
A "Consumers Digest Best Buy" rating is determined by Consumers Digest editors and is awarded to products that demonstrate exceptional value in the extremely competitive marketplace. Sennheiser headphones received a Best Buy award in three out of the four Consumers Digest headphone categories.
The Sennheiser MX 560 high-performance earbuds received a Best Buy among "economy" models in the "Canalphones/Earbuds" category. The MX 560 is praised as comfortable, "with surprising clarity, depth and detail for the dollar," according to Consumers Digest.
Sennheiser's HD 280 Pro professional headphones received a Best Buy among "mid-range" models in the "Full-Size Headphones" category. Not only does it sound "better than headphones that cost $100 more," according to Consumers Digest, but it delivers "deep bass, full mid-range and lively highs." Other highlighted features include the single-sided coiled cable and noise-suppressing ear cups.
Sennheiser's top-of-the-line PXC 450 noise-canceling headphones received a Best Buy among "premium selections" in the "Noise-Canceling Headphones" category. Key features of the PXC 450 include the ability to listen to music long after the batteries run out, while continuing to enjoy rich sound, soft and comfortable ear cups, the unique "TalkThrough" feature, which allows one to keep in touch with their surroundings with just a press of a button, and an on/off noise-cancellation switch.
For nearly fifty years, consumers have depended on Consumers Digest to evaluate and report on outstanding, high-quality values. Along with audio components, Consumers Digest rates such items as vehicles, computers, major appliances and much more.
ABOUT SENNHEISER Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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