Sennheiser Study Shows That 29% of Workers Use Audio to Enhance Concentration

11 Jul 2019

Old Lyme, CT, July 11, 2019. As part of an effort to gather market intelligence prior to the launch of its new MB 360 headset, Sennheiser conducted a survey of 2,500 employees throughout the US, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Singapore, and Hong Kong, asking how office workers are leveraging their headsets to increase productivity.  “Our latest study shows that 29% of office workers use a headset when they need to concentrate,” says Theis Mork, Vice President of Product Management Enterprise Solutions at Sennheiser. The headset’s Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology helps enhance the user’s ability to focus.

The way we work is undergoing an evolution. Work styles and office spaces are changing and organizations are trying to create healthy environments for their employees. More and more people are conducting business in noisy environments, open office settings, or on-the-go. Global audio specialist Sennheiser has responded to the demands of modern work life with the new MB 360 UC Bluetooth® headset. Its ANC technology efficiently reduces background noises and helps professionals to increase their work focus. With a talk time of up to 25 hours, the soft ear pads ensure excellent comfort even after hours of wearing.

“The office space per person has declined over the past 20 years and open offices are on the rise, making it harder for us to concentrate without being interrupted by our co-workers. Sennheiser’s recent study shows that almost a third of office workers use a headset to concentrate without distraction,” adds Mork. “Our MB 360 UC Bluetooth® headset addresses that challenge and helps professionals take their productivity to the next level.”

Switch Between Concentration and Music

Additional data from the study shows that flexibility is more important than ever to today’s workforce. Professionals are working in the office as well as from home and on-the-go, and prefer to easily switch between business calls and music during their workdays.

“According to our data, 27% of today’s office workers prefer to listen to music while working. A modern headset should therefore not just ensure great call quality but also a premium audio experience,” explains Mork. “Sennheiser’s MB 360 UC Bluetooth® headset comes with premium sound quality and empowers its users to work to their own soundtrack from anywhere – on the train, at the airport, or in the traditional office space.”

About the Study

In 2018, Sennheiser surveyed more than 2,500 employees in Germany, United Kingdom, France, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the US. The participants were between 18 to 54+ years old, came from a range of industries and were working at different employment levels in companies of varying sizes. The survey represents both “users” who are employees using audio devices without having any formal purchase responsibility, as well as “influencers” who use audio devices and have some sort of purchase responsibilities within the organization.

Please find the full report here.

Availability and price

Product availability: Available as of June 18, 2019.
The MB 360 costs $ 249

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