Sennheiser Presence™ Basic
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Item #: 143PRSENCE
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It's not enough to have a headset that connects wirelessly to your smartphone. It's vital that you hear — and be heard clearly. Sennheiser's Presence Basic ensures you can communicate effectively, no matter where you are. The headset features three built-in microphones to capture your voice accurately.
Advanced circuitry counters the interference of the noise around you. WindSafe™ technology compensates for wind noise when you're talking outside. And the ActiveGard™ feature protects your ear from sudden noise surges.
The Presence has a sleek, modern look with functionality to match. Just slide its brushed steel casing out to activate the Presence, and slide it back to turn it off. It comes with four differently sized ear sleeves to ensure a comfortable fit. A detachable ear clip provides additional support to hold the Presence in place. It comes with a USB charging cable, as well as a 12-volt adapter so you can recharge the Presence in your car or boat.
Sound transmission is good , not great. Same is true of comfort both in and around the ear.
Good clarity through speaker even in noisey environments
It's a good piece but the earbuds is very uncomfortable but the sounds is good
Pros: Very nice sound
Cons: Uncomfortable earbuds and overpriced because I can't use it all day . I don't like the ear hanger which is an alternate . It's not for everyone . You need a big ear hole to enjoy this device .
Overview: The Sennheiser Presence Bluetooth Headset allows you to carry on a conversation hands-free using your Bluetooth-compatible cell phone. Exclusive Sennheiser technologies, such as WindSafe and SpeakFocus, make it easier for you to hear and be heard. This lightweight headset weighs approximately half an ounce, and includes a car charger and 3 different sized ear sleeves for best fit.
Compatibility: Presence is compatible with Bluetooth version 4.0/class 1 with an extended range of up to 82 feet (25 meters). It is backwards compatible with all Bluetooth 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, 2.1, and 3.0 devices. Bluetooth Profiles include HSP "headset profile" (v.1.2), HFP "hands-free profile" (v1.6), and A2DP "advanced audio distribution profile" (v1.2).
WindSafe Technology: The headset is equipped with WindSafe, which uses three digital microphones and intelligent wind noise reduction to filter out unwanted wind noise. Two microphones on the side and one in the front work together to pick up your voice and to reject annoying wind noise when in outdoor situations.
SpeakFocus Technology: Similar to WindSafe, SpeakFocus technology is an adaptive noise reduction system which is optimized for noisy environments. The device's three microphones work in concert to reject office noise, traffic, and other environmental noise, and to enhance your end of the conversation.
Echo Cancellation: Presence utilizes digital echo cancellation to eliminate all those annoying echoes while you're speaking.
HD Quality Sound: Presence delivers the clearest and best sound in its class with Sennheiser's HD Sound and HD Voice. The earpiece has a wide frequency response of 100Hz-15kHz (A2DP/music), and the microphone's response is 150-6,800 Hz (Wide band). The device's high 118 dB maximum sound pressure level assures you'll be able to hear the other party, while ActiveGard technology protects your hearing by blocking sudden sound surges.
Wearing Flexibility: The unit is worn in one ear, either the left or right. You can wear it with or without the adjustable ear hook. Three sizes of rubber ear adapters are included to help you find the perfect fit.
Two Phone Connectivity: You can pair up to eight Bluetooth devices to the Presence, but connect to only two of them simultaneously. When switched on, the headset tries to connect to the last two connected Bluetooth devices. You can use the unit to accept calls on the two connected phones, or two calls on one phone, and toggle between them.
Controls/Indicator: Presence has simple-to-use controls. To power the unit on or off, you simply move the silver slide control forward or backward. The Sennheiser logo in the center of the device serves as a multi-function button. On either side of the multi-function button are the Volume + and Volume - buttons. An LED on the rear of the unit glows blue or red to indicate it is paired or in the process of pairing with your phone. It also flashes to indicate the level of battery charge.
Voice/Beep Prompts: The device features both voice and beep prompts to provide confirmation of actions taken or status.
Power Requirements: The Presence Bluetooth headset is powered by a 5-volt Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery, which gives you up to 10 hours talk time (narrowband), 8 hours (wideband), and 14 days standby time between charges. The battery charges in approximately 1 hour 20 minutes using the supplied car charger or using the USB port on your computer. You can partially charge the device for reduced talk time:
|Charging Time (approx.)||Talk Time||LED Flashes|
|10 minutes||less than 1 hour||1x (red)|
|20 minutes||1 to 2 hours||1x (blue)|
|40 minutes||2 to 4 hours||2x (blue)|
|80 minutes||4 to 10 hours||3x (blue)|
Battery Level Indicator: During usage, you can press the multi-function button to check the battery charge level. The LED will flash at the same rate as during charging. When using the Presence with an iPhone, the iPhone screen will show an additional battery level indicator for the headset on the screen.
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