The success of Sennheiser design continues this year with two of their products; The X 320 Xbox® headset and the SC 260 Circle headset recently won one of the highly renowned red dot design awards.
The international jury of experts was thoroughly convinced by the headset’s attractive, comfortable design and productivity-enhancing features.
X 320 Xbox® headset
Audio specialist Sennheiser has found the formula once again for combining great looks and sound: the Xbox® gaming headset, which has just been honored with the 2012 red dot design award. Details like the smooth surface and green aluminum ring, as well as the great sound and comfort, convinced the independent jury of 30 international experts that the X 320 is product design at its finest.
This year, more than 4,500 applicants from over 58 countries and regions competed for the red dot in the product design category, the world’s largest design award competition.
“We’re thrilled and honored that the jury has chosen to recognize our product design. Especially since we were up against a lot of amazing products. This establishes the X 320 as the headset for the Xbox®,” says Oliver Berger, Global Design Manager at Sennheiser.
“Our goal with the X 320 was to make a gaming headset that excels in sound, comfort and design. We don’t take shortcuts on quality, so the headsets are engineered in our own sound labs and manufactured at Sennheiser facilities right here inEurope,” says Product Manager Christian Ern.
X 320: More than just good looks
The X 320 is more than just good looks. Made for home gamers who seek both quality and style, the amplified sound and bass boost make the gaming experience more intense. A dual volume control is located on the cable and allows users to independently adjust the sound levels of the game and the conversation with fellow gamers. Furthermore, a professional noise canceling microphone ensures crystal-clear speech.
In addition to developing outstanding design and gaming sound, Sennheiser has also managed to make the X 320 very comfortable. This is a result of the open-acoustic design that keeps the head cool for hours of gaming, as well as Sennheiser-patented CircleFlex™ ear cups. They allow the ear pads to rotate and adjust automatically to the head, making the game experience a comforting thrill.
The X 320 is available worldwide at a recommended retail price of EUR 99. Like the entire range of Sennheisers products, the X 320 is built to last and comes with Sennheiser’s two-year worldwide warranty.
SC 260 Circle headset
Oliver Berger, Global Design Manager at Sennheiser, states: “We’ve specially designed user-friendly features – like CircleFlexTM and the microphone’s boom arm – to meet our strict criteria, which include wearing comfort, acoustics and usability. As a result, our engineers have been able to produce an extremely attractive design. This is just as much a part of our goal during development as is the headset’s functionality. CircleFlexTM is an example of this, and the award proves that we’ve done a successful job.”
Carefully matched to the needs of busy contact center and office environments, the dual-sided SC 260 Circle headset is the perfect combination of form and function. The attractive exterior design features classic hues and organic curves that blend in with any professional environment. At the same time, the functional design offers a supremely comfortable and instant fit. Designed by Sennheiser engineers, the CircleFlex™ ear cup system adapts seamlessly to a wearer’s ears for relaxed wearing all day. This is complemented by the lightweight steel headband with step-by-step adjustment for an optimal fit and lasting comfort.
The Circle headset series features a single- and dual-sided model that work with interfaces for desk phones and softphones.
About the red dot design award
The red dot design award has established itself internationally as one of the most appreciated seals of quality for outstanding design. In 2011 alone, more than 14,000 entries from over 70 countries were registered. The award dates back to the 1950s and is carried out in three disciplines: product design, communication design and design concept.
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