The full-size Cleer Audio Alpha Wireless Headphones, presented by the American company Cleer Audio, impress with an abundance of technology. They are equipped with 40mm speakers – branded Ironless, equipped with composite magnets from an alloy of rare earth elements. Alphas handle the 20Hz – 40kHz range using an analog cable connection. The cable is included.
Dirac Virtuo, SBC and Qualcomm aptX Adaptive
According to the specifications, the use of Bluetooth version 5.1 reduced the upper limit to 20kHz, but allowed the use of codecs like SBC and Qualcomm aptX Adaptive. In telephony mode, a pair of microphones with Qualcomm CVC beamforming technology are involved, and the headphones are connected to several devices via Bluetooth. An interesting addition was the support of Dirac Virtuo surround sound headphones.
Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation
Alpha’s Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation includes a noise-transmission mode. Touch control is complemented by sensors that detect when the headphones are taken off or put back on – the system, respectively, pauses or resumes playback. Full sound customization, controls, and firmware updates are available via the Cleer + mobile app.
35 hours of work
With all of the above functionality, Cleer Audio Alpha is ready to work 35 hours on a single charge, for which the included USB-C cable will come in handy. Just 10 minutes of fast charging will add another 4 hours of playtime. In addition to a pair of cables and an airplane adapter, the set of headphones also includes a carrying case. The novelty itself weighs 330g.
In the US, Cleer Audio Alpha headphones will cost $250.
Cleer Audio Alpha Specifications
- Driver40mm IronlessTM
- Frequency Response (Bluetooth)20Hz-20kHz
- Frequency Response (Line-in)20Hz-40kHz
- Headphone TypeOver-Ear
- MicrophonesQualcomm® cVcTM 2-mic Beamforming
- InputsBluetooth, Passive Line-in 3.5mm
- Bluetooth Version5.1
- Audio FormatsMP3, SBC, Qualcomm® aptXTM Adaptive
- RangeUp to 15m
- Bluetooth MultipointYes, pairs seamlessly to multiple devices
- Battery Life35hrs
- Charge MethodUSB-C
- Quick Charge10min charge provides 4hrs
- -Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation
- -Ambient Sound Control
- -Conversation Mode
- -Dirac VirtuoTM spatial audio
- -Touch Controls
- -Wear Detection Auto Play/Pause
- -Sound Personalization via Cleer+ App