We’ve hand-picked a few of Sennheiser’s best products sure to please anyone on your list.
HD 400 PRO
Whether you’re hunting for gift ideas for a budding producer, practising musician or someone that just loves listening to music, a pair of headphones is the perfect gift to cherish for years to come.
Freshly added to the Sennheiser product line, the HD 400 PRO studio reference headphones are a must-have for anyone that wants to plug in, turn on, and tune out for extended periods.
Ideal for mixing, editing and mastering, these babies are also a good choice for the most discerning music lovers with a comfortable and lightweight open-back design fitted with soft velour ear pads –ensuring comfort, minimal pressure and sufficient ventilation for those long mixing sessions or listening to the entire Metallica discography.
Utilising transducers that sit on an angle, the headphones promise honest, mind-blowing sound quality, reveal all the tiny details and carefully recreate the optimum triangular listening position you would place yourself in when listening to monitor loudspeakers in a recording studio. As a bonus, an open-back design ensures a natural propagation of sound which enables the producers in your life to work confidently knowing that their final mix transfers accurately to listeners.
The coiled and straight detachable cables, 3-metres and 1.8-metres respectively, allow you to move freely without getting caught up or unplugged, while an included 1/4” stereo jack adapter lets you use the HD 400 PRO headphones with a myriad of devices.
A must-have for any audio producer.
Expect to pay: $499. Find out more here
IE 100 PRO BT in-ear monitors
If you know someone who’s been pining for some in-ear monitors, the IE 100 PRO BT is your ticket to favourite person status this Christmas.
Coming in hot at just $179, these are perfect for the musician or DJs in your life who’ll love the sound and comfort of the IE 100 PRO. Not only are they perfect for live sessions thanks to their precise audio clarity, but they’re also great for when you’re producing or even as an everyday companion.
Featuring a compact design with a secure fit and high-level of wearing comfort (from the biggest ear to even the smallest), the highlight of the IE 100 PRO is its next-generation single dynamic driver system that delivers a warm sound, yet powerful and rich in detail. Essentially, this means even in extremely loud environments, every aspect remains distortion-free and defined – big tick.
With its crystal-clear sound quality, you can even choose to take advantage of the BT connector and go wireless with the promise of 10 hours of battery life and high-quality codecs. Whether you’re on stage or using it with your mobile device or tablet, you’ll still have the quality that professionals expect. Once you’re back in the studio you can swap the Bluetooth module (IE PRO BT Connector) out for a standard 3.5mm cable, which turns this wireless headset into a wired one.
Ticking all the boxes, the versatile nature of the Sennheiser IE 100 PROs make it an ideal gift that will impress your muso mates without the need to break the bank.
Expect to pay: $179. Find out more here.
MKE 200 Mobile Kit
If you’re looking for something fun for the content creators and budding influencers in your life, look no further than the MKE 200 Mobile Kit – a portable and convenient production system.
Vlogging gear is great for gifting because it’s something that the recipient will almost definitely use but often feels guilty about spending money on themselves, especially if they’re only starting out.
Turning a smartphone into an incredible portable recording studio, the Sennheiser kit has everything you need to begin creating, including Sennheiser’s MKE 200 directional on-camera microphone and Smartphone Clamp, as well as the Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod.
The MKE 200 is a compact directional on-camera microphone that provides detail and focuses for all recordings. Compatible with iPhones, Androids and DSLR/M Cameras, the vlogging microphone features a built-in windscreen and shock mount to help reduce handling noise – a must-have for those livestreams and spontaneous recordings.
There’s also a Smartphone Clamp with soft rubber grips that provide a secure it for almost all mobile phones, plus a 180-degree locking dial which allows for sturdy portrait and landscape orientation.
Rounding out the kit, the Manfrotto PIXI is a durable yet lightweight mini tripod that features a locking ball head that can be adjusted with the push of a button so you can dial in your frame with ease. The rubber feet ensure a slip-free grip on most surfaces while collapsible legs allow for convenient handheld vlogging, regardless of if you’re at a festival or in a studio.
And the best part is Sennheiser’s MKE 200 Mobile Kits are being offered at a special price of $195.95, making everything you need to create incredible video content on a smartphone more affordable than ever before.