NAMM 2017: Sennheiser debuting new wireless mics

At NAMM 2017, Sennheiser and Neumann will expand their live performance and monitoring portfolios with the introduction of several new products.

Visitors to Hall A, Booth 6577, will be the first to see the Sennheiser XS Wireless 1 and XS Wireless 2 radio microphone series, as well as the Neumann KH 80 DSP monitoring loudspeaker. Sennheiser will also be launching the HD 200 Pro headphones, alongside new frequency variants for the evolution wireless 300 G3 and 500 G3 series for the USA and Canada.

XS Wireless 1 is a series of six wireless microphone sets designed for the budget-conscious user seeking ‘exceptional ease of use and fast set-up.’ The audio specialist will also preview XS Wireless 2, which will become available later in 2017 and ‘take the benefits of XSW 1 further.’ The evolution wireless 300 G3 and 500 G3 series will be expanded with new A1 frequency variants (470 to 516 MHz) for the USA and Canada, and HD 200 Pro is aimed at those who like to use their monitoring headphones to listen to music too.

According to Neumann, the KH 80 DSP employs digital signal processing to ensure a new level of sound neutrality independent of the surroundings, and the upcoming Neumann.Control app will automatically calibrate the speaker system.

Furthermore, as well as presenting its AMBEO VR Mic, an Ambisonics microphone designed especially for the VR community, Sennheiser will be helping users explore and embrace the exciting possibilities of its AMBEO technologies with a focus on its AMBEO Music Blueprints website. The AMBEO area will also showcase its AMBEO Music Blueprint microphones – namely the Neumann KU 100 dummy head – along with the Sennheiser MKH 800 Twin.

Picture: Sennheiser’s new XS Wireless 1 Vocal Set