TED’s Microphone Headset by Sennheiser

Mina Sabet, head of production at the illustrious conference of ideas, explains the audio upgrade

In August 2021 at TEDMonterey, the inspirational idea-powered organization introduced a brand new headset microphone developed with high-end German audio brand Sennheiser. This week, these discreet but powerful devices make their Vancouver debut, finding a place on the faces of this year’s diverse roster of speakers. This aesthetic and auditory upgrade directly corresponded to a dislike of previous iterations—notably, by Chris Anderson (the Head of …

Urbanite XL Wireless Headphones

Sennheiser’s Urbanite XL Wireless headphones let your ears get a taste of high-quality sound, without the tangling cords. Made of stainless steel hinges, aluminum sliders and a silicone headband, these collapsible headphones feature comfortable velvet earpieces—making them ideal for long wears. The headphones come with a USB charging cable, a universal cable with a built-in microphone—and even a carrying case.

HD8 DJ Headphones

With a bounty of low-quality DJ gear flooding the market, Sennheiser’s high-end HD8 DJ model headphones are all the more exceptional. Features include swiveling ear cups, attenuating background noise and accurate, rich bass reproduction—not muddied nor heavily boosted. Built for durability (and accompanied by a two year warranty and a sweet protective case), this pair will see professionals through the rowdiest of underground dance parties.