Astonishing high definition sound
Serenity S1 headphones expertly balance beautiful product aesthetics with a durable design capable of meeting the gruelling demands of the cabin environment.
All this, whilst providing astonishing HD-PA® compliant sound performance, superior comfort and a suite of innovative audio features, including open-ear™ touch.
Models for the aircraft
of today … and tomorrow
Designed exclusively for airline use, Serenity S1 headphones come packed with features in three exciting formats:
The Serenity S1C is an ARINC type C1/2 aircraft powered noise cancelling headphone which redefines conventional analogue inflight audio by combining market-leading HD-PA® compliant sound performance with hybrid noise cancelling and open-ear™ touch.
The Serenity S1D is an ARINC type D1/2 headphone designed for use with noise cancelling jacks. By leveraging SoundChip-patented circuit technology, this model is able to pack more noise cancelling punch than competing headphones whilst providing a rich and balanced sound.
The Serenity S1H, meanwhile, is the world’s first Panasonic HD Audio™ compatible headphone. This breakthrough solution delivers for the first time in commercial aviation a fully digital high definition personal audio experience.
High definition audioBe enthralled by sound that is rich, pure and authentic
Open-ear™ touchConverse naturally with other passengers and crew by double-tapping the earcup
Attendant callExercise this innovative VIP feature to request service and assistance onboard
Hybrid noise cancellingListen to music or relax in peace without the annoying din of the cabin environment
3D surround soundExperience a fully immersive sound that excites and engages the senses
Wideband VoIPCommunicate seat-to-seat and seat-to-ground clearly and noise-free
Conceived by world-renowned designers from Munich, Germany, Serenity S1 headphones expertly balance beautiful product aesthetics with a durable mechanical design which is able to withstand heavy passenger use and frequent handling.
The headphone’s appearance and presentation may also be tailored to suit, with options extending from choice of color palette and artwork, to alternative upper headband inserts, cable configurations and accessories.
Customers selecting the patented Cool-touch™ aluminum decorative caps may also choose to customize their textured surface by applying stunning multi-layered graphics, logos or insignia.
To reinforce a sense of luxury and exclusivity, Serenity S1 headphones have been crafted from materials of uncompromising quality and refinement, including: hand-stitched leather pads with copper, gold or silver accents; a soft and comfortable wear-forming headband; textured decorative caps; glass-strengthened plastic; and Kevlar® reinforced, flat, twist-free cables.
High deﬁnition audio
All Serenity S1 headphones offer pure listening pleasure by reproducing sound via 40mm reference-grade dynamic speakers, sonically tuned by sound experts.
To complement this, the S1C model applies advanced analogue audio processing techniques to remaster its soundstage, further enhancing sound quality.
And, for the very first time in commercial aviation, the S1H model receives audio in a high definition digital format. This ensures a sound reproduction of unprecedented quality, unaffected by the clicks, pops and level changes typical of conventional analogue systems.
Hybrid noise cancelling
Serenity S1C and S1H models are enabled with powerful hybrid noise cancelling technology that generates an anti-noise response from four rather than two microphones to render near silence.
Because the noise processing is optimised to match the Serenity S1 headphone’s unique acoustic design, the noise cancelling performance delivered far exceeds that possible by ARINC type D1/2 headphones which connect to a noise cancelling jack.
That said, despite the lower performance expectations of the jack-based approach, the S1D is able to deliver significant performance improvements over competing ARINC D1/2 models by leveraging recently developed, Soundchip-patented circuit technology.
Serenity S1C and S1H models offer the unique ability to converse naturally with other passengers and crew, with the headphone in place.
When enabling the open-ear™ talk-through feature – by double tapping a touch sensor which is conveniently positioned on the ear-cup – programme media is paused (or reduced in volume in the case of the S1C) and ambient sound, including the wearer’s own voice, is reproduced by the headphone.
3D surround sound
Serenity S1H headphones offer passengers an ability to experience an immersive surround sound experience with all programme audio formats including movies, music and games.
The 3D soundstage is rendered by the headphone’s integrated digital equaliser and H3D™ virtual surround sound processor and may be adjusted to suit the individual preferences of each passenger through modification of relevant Panasonic HD Audio™ settings on their touch panel display.
Serenity S1H headphones support Wideband VoIP telephony with patented dynamic side-tone on aircraft equipped with Panasonic seat-to-seat and seat-to-ground calling.
Tangle free cable
Serenity headphones feature a flat, tangle-free cable system, which comprises a smooth, soft-to-touch insulation for that little bit extra elegance and comfort.
Fold flat cups
Serenity headphones fold flat into a compact form factor to ensure maximum storage density without risking unwanted damage or wear.
|Serenity™ S1H||Serenity™ S1C||Serenity™ S1D|
|Source type||High Definition digital||Analogue stereo||Analogue stereo|
|Speaker technology||40mm dynamic||40mm dynamic||40mm dynamic|
|Audio tuning||HD-PA® compliant||HD-PA® compliant||Rich, balanced|
|Custom-EQ||Digital parametric||Analog programmable||None|
|Surround sound||Illusonic H3D||None||None|
|Methodology||Hybrid ANC||Hybrid ANC||NC jack enabled|
|Performance||>30 dB peak||>30 dB peak||>18 dB peak|
|Operating modes||ANC on/off||ANC on/off||ANC on|
|Operating modes||Open / closed-ear™||Open / closed-ear™||None|
|Enablement||Touch panel / sensor||Touch sensor||None|
|Loudness control||Dynamic sidetone||None||–|
|Touch panel control||Supported||None||None|
|Cable + connector|
|Connector type||USB-A||ARINC type C1/2||ARINC type D1/2|
|Cable format||Flat 4-pole||Flat 4-pole||Flat 5-pole|
|Equiv. impedance||Not applicable||32/40 or 300 ohm||32/40 or 300 ohm|
The introduction of the Serenity headphone range represents an important milestone for two companies heavily invested in the commercial aviation market.
SoundChip SA, is a Swiss based global leader in wearable sound technology. It is, alongside Panasonic, the co-developer of Panasonic HD Audio, and holds rights to several key patents associated with inflight audio.
Long Prosper Enterprise Co. Ltd, meanwhile, is a Taiwan-based headphone manufacturer with a 30 year pedigree in commercial aviation. Providing service to many of the world’s major airlines, Long Prosper can boast the world’s most vertically integrated and cost-effective airline headphone manufacturing system.
SoundChip and Long Prosper’s relationship is predicated on their shared ambition to revolutionise inflight audio by bringing the very best of consumer headphone technology to the world of commercial aviation.
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