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Sennheiser's HD1 In-Ear Wireless brings a bit of swank to neckband-style headphones at CES

The leather-clad HD1, the company's first in-ear wireless headphone, hits stores in January for $200.

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The Sennheiser HD1 Wireless ships soon.

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Sennheiser's In-Ear Momentum may not be great, but the company's new HD1 In-Ear Wireless, which shares the Momentum's bud design, is one great-looking neckband-style headphone.

Due to hit stores later this month, the HD1 costs $200 (about £140 or AU$270 converted). It has sheepskin leather stitched onto the neckband -- with stainless steel accents -- that gives it a premium look missing from most of today's around-the-neck Bluetooth headphones.

I'm trying to track one down here at CES 2017 and once I do, I'll report back on how it sounds and performs as a headset -- it should be good because Sennheiser does make an excellent mono Bluetooth headset.

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The HD1 in its carrying case.

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Here are the HD1's key features:

  • 10-hour battery life
  • Charges in 1.5 hours
  • Bluetooth 4.1, AAC codec support and Qualcomm apt-X compatibility
  • Integrated three-button remote and high-quality microphone
  • Connect up to two devices at once, with three-way calling support
  • NFC one-touch Bluetooth pairing with devices that support NFC pairing
  • Voice prompts to notify pairing status and to provide battery life warnings
  • Vibration alert for incoming calls and support of USB audio with USB charging
  • Carrying case included
  • Four different size ear tips are included
  • Price: $200
  • Shipping in January
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Detail shot of the HD1's inline remote.

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