REVIEWED: Sennheiser HD1 in-ear wireless headphones

‘True wireless’ earphones are fine for people who hate music. For longevity and a luscious leather finish, these wireless in-ears are irresistible

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The smart business look is under threat, with ugly pink, green, rounded ‘lifestyle’ branding all over the place. Gadgets are for kids, it seems, which is why this serious-looking, serious-sounding effort from Sennheiser immediately impresses.

Leather look

Perhaps it’s the leather neckband and red stitching, or the dynamic drivers, but the HD1 – part of this noted German audio brand’s awesome Momentum line-up – look enticing. They feature Bluetooth 4.1, AAC codec support and Qualcomm apt-X as well as machined stainless steel in-ear sound tunnel, an in-line three-button remote, and a 10-hour battery life. That’s great news for long flights.

Three-way calls

Business users will love its ability to connect to two devices, and engage in three-way calling. So forget those ‘true wireless’ earbuds that (a) you will lose and (b) last about four hours and put your head between the HD1’s.

Price as reviewed: US$199.95/UK£69.95

Buy the Sennheiser HD1 in-ear wireless headphones