Cleer Audio has announced the introduction of the ALPHA wireless Bluetooth noise canceling headphones with immersive ‘theater-like’ sound, care of Dirac Virtuo technology. The new headphones recently garnered a 2022 CES innovations honoree award. A well as spatial audio and adaptive active noise cancellation (AANC), the new cans carry a 40mm ‘ironless driver’, Bluetooth 5.1 connection, Qualcomm’s cVc 2-mic solution, and 35-hours of playback in ANC mode. Upgraded earpads with an onboard cooling feature also improve wearing comfort.
Patrick Huang, President and CEO at Cleer, says: “The ALPHA is like no other headphone with its spatial immersive audio, adaptive ANC and Cleer+ App customization. It is a brilliant headphone like no other.”
The Dirac Virtuo spatial audio feature does not require encoded 3D formats to deliver immersive audio, according to the company, and offers faster and a more cost-efficient path to “perfect signature sound”. Furthermore, adaptive active noise cancellation (AANC) automatically changes levels of cancellation by detecting changes in the frequency of sound coming at the listener, while adapting in real-time for the best performance.
The partnered Cleer+ App and user interface enable a reduced button count and the use of swipe/touch controls, and has smart assistants already built in. The app also allows optimization of headphone performance for sound and noise cancellation features. Low power consumption chipsets and software management extend the lithium polymer battery life to 35 hours of playback while the noise cancellation feature is activated. A quick charge feature replenishes the battery by 4.5 hours with a 10-minute charge when using the USB-C charging port.
ALPHA is available in midnight blue and stone color options. Go to Cleer Audio for more information.
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