Sennheiser keeps rolling out new true-wireless earbuds. While the company’s new flagshipbuds are due to be unveiled in the coming days, it today officially announced the new . Available for preorder now for $130 (£120, AU$200), they ship on May 3.
The Sport True Wireless are essentially the($130) with sport fins and slightly better durability. They have an IP54 rating that makes them splash-proof and dust-resistant. The CX True Wireless (IPX4) do not offer dust resistance.
These are not noise canceling earbuds but they do feature an awareness mode that allows ambient sound to leak into the buds so you can hear what’s going on around you for safety reasons. They use Bluetooth 5.2 and have support for the AAC and AptX audio codecs. Battery life is rated at up to 9 hours at moderate volume levels with an additional two charges in the charging case (there’s no wireless charging).
The Sport True Wireless appear to employ the same Sennheiser 7mm TrueResponse drivers found in the CX Wireless and noise-canceling($180), both of which sound quite good for their price points. You can also adjust EQ settings in the companion app for iOS and Android to tweak the sound profile.
The only issue for some people may be the size of these earbuds. Both the CX Wireless and CX Plus are on the larger size and do stick out of your ears a bit (and may not fit some smaller ears).
No word yet on how many microphones the buds have for making voice calls, but if the performance of the CX True Wireless is any indication, these should be good but not great for voice calling.
We’ll have a hands-on review in the coming weeks.