Sennheiser Accentum (Pinterest/@Expert NL)
In late September, global audio brand Sennheiser introduced its new wireless headphones named Accentum. Boasting a variety of premium features, these headphones are priced affordably for the features they provide. Following its global launch, Sennheiser has now confirmed its plans to market Accentum in Indonesia. The exact release date remains unspecified, but PT Inti Megah Swara (IMS), the distributor for Sennheiser products in the region, assures a release within the year. “The price will be around $140,” revealed Wira Sutedja, Director of PT IMS, during a media gathering event organized by Sennheiser in Jakarta on Friday (20/10/2023).
The Accentum’s price point is significantly below Sennheiser’s top-tier, high-end headphones, the Momentum 4, which costs more than $350 in Indonesia. Interestingly, both headphones share several features, including similar appearance, a fold-flat form factor for easy transportation, and cushion padding. However, differences arise when considering their diverse price brackets. According to Sennheiser’s Sales Director for Asia, Canice Koh, one such distinction is in battery longevity. “While the Momentum 4 offers a battery life of 60 hours, Accentum stands at 50 hours,” Koh explained. He also mentioned that the Accentum recently debuted in Singapore just a week ago.
Despite its “affordable” tag, the Accentum is equipped with high-end features. It comes with Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology, typically found in pricier headphones. This feature, designed to reduce ambient noise, operates through passive isolation combined with microphones targeting high and low-frequency noises. For wireless connectivity, it uses Bluetooth 5.2, supporting codecs such as aptX HD, AAC, and SBC. Another significant feature is the Accentum’s capability to accept lossless digital audio 24-bit/ 48 kHz via USB C – a feature not even found in the Momentum series.
To achieve Accentum’s competitive pricing, Sennheiser made specific compromises, such as omitting a carrying case or analog input. Controls are facilitated through physical buttons instead of touch sensors, and there’s no wear sensor for automatic pausing. The headphones will be available in both black and white color variants. While the black version has been available since its September launch, the white variant is set to hit the market in November 2023.