The Scottish company RHA has introduced fully wireless TrueControl ANC headphones, the main feature of which is active noise cancellation.
The earbuds are ergonomically shaped with lots of bulges – they claim to fit most ears and provide good passive noise isolation. And the advanced algorithm of active noise isolation allows you to both drown out the outside world and start noise transmission.
The degree of noise reduction and noise transmission can be adjusted. There is also a quick focus change function: you can touch the touch pad on the left earpiece and hold your finger on it to quickly talk to someone. When pressed, the headphones will automatically pause playback and enter the maximum noise transmission mode. The digital assistant can be called up by tapping the pad on the right ear.
The earphones, which took several years to develop, will become the “standard among fully wireless noise canceling headphones” in design, noise reduction and sound quality, according to the developers. The description says that the sound turned out to be “immersive and detailed”: the proprietary 6-mm speakers are responsible for it.
The set comes with seven pairs of silicone ear pads and three pairs of Comply foam. You can personalize the sound in the RHA Connect app for mobile devices – there is an equalizer. You can also reconfigure touch controls through the application.
The headphones are based on the new Qualcomm chip and support aptX, AAC and SBC codecs. On a single charge, they will work up to 5 hours, the complete case will provide them with 15 more hours of work. The case can be charged using either a USB-C cable or Qi wireless charging. The design of the earbuds is IPX4 water and sweat resistant.
The headphones will go on sale in the UK on December 4, but from November 19, the new items are already available for pre-order at a price of £250.