DALI announce the IO-12: ​ State-of-the-art Headphones delivering true Hi-Fi sound.

The world's first headphones featuring DALI's patented Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) technology. With 50mm Custom Drivers, Active Noise Cancellation, aptX Adaptive Bluetooth and USB-C/3.5mm wired connections.

Building upon DALI's four decades of award-winning audio expertise, the DALI IO-12 headphones offer stunning Hi-Fi quality sound, together with sumptuous levels of comfort.

Utilising the same material found in DALI's high-end speakers, the DALI IO-12's are the world's first headphones to feature DALI's patented Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) magnet system. ​ When using conventional magnets in a speaker design, it is not unusual to experience a phenomenon known as hysteresis. ​ This introduces an unintended resistance to the voice-coil, which can lead to unwanted distortion in the audio signal. ​ DALI's SMC technology, combined with their signature paper fibre cones, significantly reduces hysteresis, lowering uneven harmonic distortion drastically. The result is a crystal-clear sound with ultra-low distortion, delivering unrivalled depth and musicality.

DALI says, "By applying SMC to the IO-12s we have essentially achieved electrostatic levels of midrange clarity."

Versatile and intuitive, the DALI IO-12 headphones have been designed to be used either wired or wirelessly. ​ Thanks to both aptX Adaptive Bluetooth, and supplied 3.5mm mini-jack and USB-C cables, you can listen to your music from a host of devices including: smartphones, Digital Audio Players (DAPs), PCs, games consoles and more. When using the supplied USB-C cable, dependent upon source and device, audio can be listened to at up to 24Bit/96kHz Hi-Res quality.

Adopting a simple, app-free operation, users can skip tracks, adjust the volume and more using the IO-12's integrated buttons. ​ Cutting-edge Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) adds even more functionality and ensures — even in noisy environments — an immersive listening experience, where every musical detail is revealed.

With their comfortable design and long battery-life delivering 35 hours of fatigue-free listening, the DALI IO-12 headphones let you enjoy audio on the go like never before. ​ And, thanks to the high-quality integrated microphones, you can be heard clearly when making hands-free calls or voice-controlling your compatible device.

The DALI IO-12's offer two sound profiles for listening to your music. Prefer to listen to your music as the artist intended, or perhaps you're after a more punchy, bass-focused performance? The IO-12's tailored 'Hi-Fi' and 'Bass' sound modes let you listen to your music just the way you want it.

With a foldable design that features a real leather headband and oversized square ear-pads, you'll be able to enjoy hours of comfortable listening on the go with the new DALI IO-12's.

IO-12 will launch in October 2023 priced at $1299, £999, €999.

KEY FEATURES:

  • World's First Headphones with DALI's patented Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) Magnet System
  • True Hi-Fi Wireless Headphones
  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
  • Custom-developed 50mm SMC-based Drivers
  • Large-capacity Battery (Up to 35 Hours of Listening)
  • Detachable Square-shaped Ear-pads
  • Real Leather Ear-pads and Headband
  • Foldable Design
  • Bluetooth with aptX Adaptive Technology
  • USB-C Charging
  • Hi-Res (24Bit/96kHz) USB Audio
  • Voice Assist Support

INCLUDED IN THE BOX:

  • 1 x DALI IO-12 Headphones
  • 1 x USB-C Cable
  • 1 x 1.2m Stereo Mini-jack Cable
  • 1 x 3m Stereo Mini-jack Cable
  • 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Mini-jack to 6.35mm Jack Adaptor
  • 1 x Flight Adaptor
  • 1 x Luxury Travel Case

 

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