UK Audio specialist, KEF, has simply launched the Mu3: the corporate’s first set of true wi-fi headphones that additionally boast noise cancelling. They’re designed by Ross Lovegrove – of KEF’s high-end Muon audio system and bijou Bluetooth Muo fame – and engineered by the agency’s Maidstone acoustic staff.
2021 sees KEF celebrating its 60th anniversary too, so why not mark it with some new high-spec wireless earbuds to rival Apple’s AirPods Pro? The audio efficiency advantages from KEF’s specifically tuned active noise cancellation technology, promising to eradicate exterior noise with out altering the small print that deliver your music to life.
Every sculptural enclosure accommodates an 8.2mm full-range dynamic driver and the ergonomic design additionally guarantees a snug and safe audio expertise. The Mu3s are apparently balanced within the ears by good weighting, which KEF assures us stops them from falling out. Additionally they include a alternative of 4 subtly completely different sized ear ideas to provide probably the most tailor-made match in your ears – ie. the proper seal for noise isolation and safety.
The Mu3 wi-fi earbuds additionally boast Bluetooth 5.zero connectivity additional enhanced by the introduction of simultaneous transmission, the place each earphones obtain a sign on the similar time (somewhat than the extra frequent strategy the place audio is shipped to at least one earpiece and relayed to the opposite, subsequently operating the danger of latency) for improved true wi-fi audio on each Android and iOS gadgets.
KEF guarantees a easy setup, computerized pairing and an ambient mode too, the place on the contact of a button lively noise cancellation is disengaged and as an alternative, the audio picked up on the microphones is filtered in, offering the wearer with instantaneous consciousness of their environment. The IPX5 splash-proof ranking truly beats the AirPods Professional’s IPX4 ranking for water ingress and the high-capacity, quick-charge batteries boast a full day’s listening (a claimed 9 hours of playtime with an additional 15 hours within the charging case) even with noise cancellation engaged.
They will be accessible by the tip of February, priced at £199 ($230, AU$300) – slap bang in AirPods Professional and Sony WF-1000XM3 territory. Are they set to change into the best AirPods alternatives on the block? There’s robust competitors at that stage, however we’re very to search out out…
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