Audio specialist KEF has unveiled its first pair of true wi-fi earbuds. The Mu3 options energetic noise cancellation (ANC) and IPX5 water resistance for $230, in a direct problem to the $249 AirPods Professional.
Very similar to Apple’s earbuds, in addition to the current Samsung Galaxy Buds Professional, the Mu3 additionally consists of an ambient mode that amplifies close by noise so you may hear your environment with out taking the buds out. The actual kicker is battery life: rated for 9 hours of ANC playback from a single cost, the Mu3 guarantees to outlast the AirPods Professional in addition to many extra of the greatest wi-fi earbuds.
Designed in collaboration with Welsh artist Ross Lovegrove, the Mu3 adopts a compact in-ear form with multi-function buttons on every earbud and might hook up with each Android and iOS units through Bluetooth 5.zero.
In response to KEF, the Mu3’s sound output has been tuned by the identical staff that engineers the corporate’s high-end loudspeakers; its eight.2mm dynamic drivers are “engineered to disclose the smallest particulars of your favorite music,” with “wealthy midrange, detailed bass and crisp excessive tones.”
It’s price noting that the charging case’s 15 hours of extra ANC playback time is fairly modest, not less than in comparison with the longevity of the buds themselves, although the overall of 24 hours continues to be a match for the AirPods Professional and its personal charging case. The Mu3’s IPX5 score additionally beats the IPX4 score of the AirPods Professional, so it needs to be higher at shrugging off rain and sweat — preferrred for those who’re on the lookout for a brand new pair of exercise headphones.
However the KEF Mu3 additionally has the function set and launch worth to tackle different spectacular ACN earbuds, notably the Sony WF-1000XM3, Bose QuietComfort Earbuds and the Sennheiser Momentum True Wi-fi 2.
Oddly, the press launch says the Mu3 is obtainable in silver immediately from KEF, although it’s not wherever on the positioning on the time of writing. We’ve requested for clarification on the Mu3’s availability and can replace this story with a response.