French company Devialet has joined the list of fully wireless earbuds manufacturers by announcing the Gemini model. The outer part of the small headphones resembles the side panels of one of the brand’s most famous developments – the very powerful Phantom wireless speakers.
Inside the matte plastic enclosure with a shiny outer bezel, the developers have implemented a “pressure equalized architecture” that, as described in the description, allows for optimal sound quality.
The headphones received three levels of active noise cancellation and two levels of active noise transmission. The headphones also have a built-in active equalization function that adapts the sound quality to specific ears in real time. In the smartphone app, you can scan your ear to see which earpads are best for you.
According to the company, the development of headphones started two years ago after the release of the first generation AirPods: the company decided to release its own completely wireless headphones, but with noise cancellation. The head of the company, Franck Lebouchard, said that the release of the AirPods Pro at the end of 2019 convinced them that they are heading in the right direction and that noise cancellation will be a very important feature in today’s fully wireless headphones. He also believes that their implementation of active noise cancellation is superior to competing technologies. The company even filed three patents describing the features of the noise reduction device they developed.
The housings are protected from water and dust. The batteries will last for eight hours of operation on a single charge, and with noise canceling turned on – for six, using the complete case, the headphones can be fully charged three and a half more times. The case supports both classic charging using a USB-C cable and wireless Qi.
From October 10, pre-order of headphones starts, the cost of Devialet Gemini in the US will be $299.