Better than Apple AirPods? Devialet Gemini and Master & Dynamic x Leica’s MW07 Plus offer earbuds out of the ordinary
The new Gemini earbuds from Devialet might just be cleverer than you are. The first wireless earbuds from the high-end French audio equipment maker, best known for its Phantom wireless speakers and Expert amps, are so smart that they can adjust to the shape of the wearer’s ears, with a dedicated app that does a five-second scan of your ears to find the fit that guarantees the best audio performance.
Each earbud contains two microphones to enhance the signal and voice transmission, as well as Active Noise Cancellation. Among the alphabet soup of other technologies embedded within them (which also includes the likes of pressure balance architecture and Internal Delay Compensation, for those who understand such things), so-called Ear Active Matching can adjust the audio signal’s frequency range up to 10,000 times a second for optimal sound performance, compensating when either earbud moves.
Master & Dynamic x Leica
The collaboration between New York-based premium audio accessories company Master & Dynamic and legendary German camera and lens maker Leica has yielded new high-end wireless headphones and earphones.
Master & Dynamic is known for making headphones, earphones and speakers using durable, high-quality materials such as leather, stainless steel and aluminium, and the brand first teamed up with Leica to create the Master & Dynamic for 0.95 collection three years ago. It was inspired by the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH lens, which is capable of such high definition that it reveals details that can’t be seen by the naked eye.
Like the rest of the collection, the two new products – the MW65 Active Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones and the MW07 PLUS True Wireless Earphones – take their design cues from Leica cameras, including the leather finishing on the MW65 and the red detailing on both.
Best known for its Phantom wireless speakers and Expert amp, French luxury audio brand Devialet launched its first wireless earphones, Gemini, while Master & Dynamic paired up with iconic camera brand Leica for the MW65 headset and the MW07 Plus earbuds