New Sennheiser Accentum noise-canceling earbuds won’t break the bank


Sennheiser Accentum earbuds
Sennheiser's new Accentum earbuds use photos and an app to map your ears.
Photo: Sennheiser

The sleek new Sennheiser Accentum True Wireless noise-canceling earbuds seem destined to compete with top buds like AirPods Pro 2 and the best from the likes of Sony and Bose. Yet they cost just under $200, the German audio brand said Monday, opening preorders with shipping to commence May 21.

So what else sets the buds apart, other than moderate pricing? Accentum earbuds feature Sennheiser’s TrueResponse wavefront sculpting, which analyzes the unique anatomy of your outer ears to create a precise sound projection tailored to you.

Sennheiser Accentum True Wireless earbuds

The new Sennheiser Accentum True Wireless noise-canceling earbuds are well-designed to fit the contours of many types of ears. The earbuds customize their driver calibration and sound projection to funnel audio frequencies directly into your ear canals in the most natural way, according to Sennheiser. And the Sennheiser Smart Control app gives you plenty of ways to tweak your sound, too.

So this impressive level of personalization — and the buds’ different look from the company’s previous buds — comes from Sennheiser’s deal with hearing-aid maker Sonova. It took over the German audio brand’s consumer electronics division. Exhaustive data about ear shapes helped shape Accentum’s design and functionality.

And while the new buds come in at a moderate price, they pack plenty of premium features. They include active noise cancellation (ANC) with transparency mode, wear sensors, Bluetooth multipoint pairing and Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity with LE Audio and Auracast support. And Android users benefit from high-res audio from the included Qualcomm aptX Bluetooth codec.

Features at a glance

Sennheiser Accentum earbuds
At just under $200, these cost less than many flagship noise-canceling earbuds.
Photo: Sennheiser

In addition to all that and personalization to boot, Accentum earbuds boast an impressive slate of flagship features:

  • 7mm dynamic drivers with German-engineered transducers
  • 6-mic hybrid adaptive noise cancellation
  • 360 spatial audio with head tracking
  • Bluetooth 5.3 with aptX lossless-audio support
  • Adjustable touch controls and customizable EQ
  • 8 hours battery life per charge (28 hours with charging case)
  • Wireless charging case with USB-C
  • IP54 splash resistance

So does that sound good? If so, you can preorder the new Accentum earbuds now for $199.95. Shipping starts May 21. While they’re only at Sennheiser for now, they’ll probably appear on Amazon and other retail sites soon.

Price: $199.95

Where to preorder: Sennheiser


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