Speaker manufacturers and headphone companies alike are embracing innovative approaches in their product designs. While wireless headphones have made significant strides in sound quality, many models also boast unique functionality and extraordinary features beyond just audio performance.
We have assembled seven headphone models that showcase original abilities, catering to both gadget enthusiasts and audiophiles alike.
The manufacturer assures that unlike other sleep monitoring devices, these headphones are truly effective in helping users fall asleep. Developed in collaboration with the sleep company Kokoon, this model features a white noise generator to mask external disturbances. Special sensors detect the user’s sleep phase and automatically adjust the volume level, gradually reducing it until the sound is completely turned off. The design incorporates accelerometers and an optical sensor for heart rate monitoring. With earbuds just 6mm thick, they offer up to 10 hours of usage on a single charge.
Huawei FreeBuds Pro 2+
These earbuds are hailed as the world’s first capable of measuring the wearer’s temperature and pulse rate. According to the manufacturer, they boast a measurement accuracy of 95% compared to traditional methods. Developed in collaboration with the French company Devialet, the acoustic part features an armature driver and an 11 mm dynamic driver utilizing a magnetic system with four magnets. These headphones support L2HC and LDAC codecs, enabling high-definition signal transmission at a frequency of 960-990 kb/s. With a noise reduction system reducing external noise by 47 dB, they offer multiple operational modes.
Baseus Bowie MA10
The standout feature of these headphones is their exceptionally long total battery life. While they offer 8 hours of playback on a single charge, when paired with the powerful Baseus Rapid Charging Case, they can last up to an impressive 140 hours. These headphones utilize a hybrid noise reduction system that effectively reduces noise by 48 dB. Equipped with large titanium-coated double-diaphragm dynamic drivers, they deliver high-quality audio. With Bluetooth 5.3 wireless technology and Dual Channel Low-Latency (DCLL) technology, they boast minimal latency of just 38ms. Additionally, they are IPX6-rated for protection against moisture and dust.
Denon PerL Pro
These headphones feature Masimo’s Adaptive Acoustic Technology, known as PerL (Personalized Listening). This innovative technology allows for customized sound tailored to the wearer’s hearing profile. By measuring sensitivity across a wide range of frequencies, the built-in signal processor adjusts the sound output accordingly. The headphones are controlled via the Denon Headphones app and boast an IPX4 certification for water resistance. In terms of audio performance, they utilize a dynamic transducer with a 10-mm three-layer titanium diaphragm, offering a battery life of 32 hours. Additionally, they support aptX Adaptive and aptX Lossless codecs, along with the Dirac Virtuo algorithm for enhanced audio processing.
The headphones come with ear pads made of a unique soft material filled with a light-curing gel. Upon purchase, users insert the headphones into their ears so that the ear cushions conform to the shape of the ear shell and the entrance to the auditory canal, activating the LightForm function. Special built-in diodes emit light to fix the shape of the ear cushions. The acoustic part features 10 mm speakers, while the Bluetooth 5.2 adapter supports the aptX codec. With a single charge, the headphones offer 10 hours of battery life, and the charging case provides an additional 12 hours. Additionally, the headphones include a LightSpeed dongle for wireless communication with gaming consoles and PCs, minimizing signal delay.
Hifiman Svanar Wireless
These headphones are a true delight for audiophiles. Crafted with an original anatomical shape using carbon fiber and aluminum, they boast a Bluetooth adapter that supports the LDAC codec. However, the standout feature of this model is its proprietary DAC designed with R2R Himalaya modules, enabling conversion via a resistive matrix. Another highlight is the acoustic part, featuring a speaker with a unique Topology Diaphragm 10 mm diaphragm. This diaphragm includes a layer of nanoparticles distributed over its surface in a specific topology, ensuring precise reproduction across the entire sound spectrum. While the battery life lasts for 7 hours on a single charge, it decreases to 4 hours when the active noise reduction system is activated.
Edifier HECATE GX05
The unique triangular charging case for these gaming headphones features a zinc alloy body and customizable LED lighting. Equipped with 10 mm dynamic drivers boasting titanium-coated diaphragms, combined with LHDC codec support and Hi-Res Wireless Audio certification, these headphones promise excellent sound quality. However, their standout feature lies in their ability to connect via the FlashSpeed 2.4 GHz protocol. With a promised signal delay of just 15 ms on a high-speed connection, this is particularly crucial for gamers. The headphones offer a battery life of 4.5 hours on a single charge, which extends to 16 hours when combined with the charging case.