For CES this year Sennheiser introduced a couple of new earbuds and one of the more compelling ones looks to be their Conversation Clear Plus. While they may look like their typical earbuds they have a lot more going for them than meets the eye.
The Conversation Clear Plus(or ill say CCP for short) takes conversations you have in noisy environments and focuses directly to your ears. This would work for instance if you are walking the busy streets, in a crowded restaurant or in a conference suite with multiple meetings going on as we were.
They are using Sonova chip tech which improves calls and convos while using Sennheiser Automatic Scene Detection feature.
Putting these in your ears is like any other earbud but once the feature kicks in its quite the experience. With multiple people around me whoever I’m looking directly at the conversation seemed to beam into my ears. By doing so it blocked any words being said on my left or right side. If I turned my head to my right that convo would instantly click dialing out that person I was previously talking to.
Now there are options where you can turn the sensitivity of this up and down via the app. The app itself seemed easy to handle and also had scenarios such as Relax, Communication, and Streaming. The earbuds do carry 9hrs of power while the case will give you an extra 27.
It will be fascinating to see how well this holds up in everyday scenarios and wearing them for long periods. Hopefully we do eventually get some more time with them but so far, my interest is peaked.
Sennheiser’s Conversation Clear Plus is currently available for pre-order with a sale date on 1/20/23 for $849.99.
Old Lyme, CT, January 5, 2023 – Many people find it difficult to clearly understand conversations in noisy environments, such as in a busy restaurant or on a loud street. Conversation Clear Plus features advanced speech enhancement technology to let your conversation take center stage in every interaction. With their smart, intuitive features, these stylish earbuds set a new standard for speech-enhanced consumer wearables.
Effortlessly clear conversations in noisy environments
Utilizing sophisticated Sonova chip technology, conversations and calls are enhanced thanks to the Sennheiser Automatic Scene Detection feature, which analyzes the noise level of a user’s environment and matches the speech enhancement level to their surroundings.
Integrated into the compact and modern earbuds, Automatic Scene Detection ensures the clearest speech in challenging environments, be it in person or on the phone. In concert with Active Noise Cancellation, Conversation Clear Plus works dynamically to block distracting noises and improve the clarity of conversations for every level of background noise.
Conversation Clear Plus lets you choose how much background noise you want to hear. Active Noise Cancellation blocks out distractions, while the Ambient Awareness mode enables more connection with the outside environment when desired.
“Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus reflects our customers’ dynamic lives, allowing users to follow every conversation with ease, wherever they are,” says Daniel Holenstein, Sennheiser Senior Product Manager. “An independent study showed 95% of users experienced significant speech enhancement in noisy situations when using the product.” *
Easy set-up and operation
With step-by-step guidance in the companion app, getting started with Conversation Clear Plus is easy. In combination with the Conversation Clear Plus app, the earbuds deliver an intuitive, hassle-free user experience for tailoring listening preferences.
Dedicated settings for three different listening scenarios make personalizing the audio experience effortless. The ‘Relax’ listening scenario lets sound enthusiasts customize the amount of background noise they want to block, while the ‘Communication’ and ‘Streaming’ scenarios automatically adjust settings for the best performance and clarity during conversations and while streaming content, respectively.
Connecting is a breeze with integrated true wireless technology, making pairing with any Bluetooth-enabled device quick and hassle-free. Offering excellent comfort with its ergonomic design, the Conversation Clear Plus earbuds feature an outstanding nine-hour battery life so that they are charged and ready for whenever they are needed. The charging case makes recharging user-friendly on the go, offering another 27 hours of usage time.
Conversation Clear Plus complements the new Sennheiser hearing product category, with best-in-class products for different situations to come in 2023 and beyond.
Pricing and availability
The Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus will be available for pre-order on January 5, 2023, and on sale on January 20 with an MSRP of $849.99 USD.
* Conversation Clear Plus performance study, FORCE Technology, 2022