CX Plus True Wireless: Sennheiser’s Affordable Headphones Go Active Noise Canceling

    One of the complaints that could be made with the CX True Wireless released two months earlier was the lack of active noise reduction. A complaint that no longer applies with the CX Plus True Wireless, since for an additional 30 €, the new headphones from Sennheiser embark this function as well as a mode of listening to the surrounding sounds.

    But noise reduction is not the only novelty brought by these CX Plus True Wireless. The new kids also have a proximity sensor, used to automatically pause and resume playing in progress, and are compatible with the aptX Adaptive codec. As for the CX True Wireless, Sennheiser is advancing the possibility of using the CX Plus True Wireless separately: let’s hope this time that the switch to mono occurs when only one earphone is used … The announced autonomy is 8 h with full headphone charge. The case providing two additional recharges, the total autonomy would therefore amount to 24 hours. However, we have no information as to whether this data is valid with or without active noise reduction.

    The CX Plus True Wireless are identical to the other characteristics of the CX True Wireless. The design remains unchanged, as does the acoustic architecture, which retains the TrueResponse speakers. It is therefore a safe bet that the sound performance of the two models is very similar. The CX Plus True Wireless also retain the IPX4 certification, which indicates protection against splashing water.

    The CX Plus True Wireless will be available from September 28, 2021 for € 159.90, which is € 30 more than the launch price of the CX True Wireless. If the “Plus” model keeps all its promises, it will be even more difficult for the CX True Wireless to stand out.

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