The high-performance set of headphones are the company’s first headphone to incorporate its proprietary Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) magnet system, which the company employs on its floorstanding loudspeakers. DALI points out the headphones also provide features such as Bluetooth aptX wireless connectivity with support of 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution audio, as well as the ability to deliver up to 35 hours of battery life, and active noise cancelling (ANC) capabilities.
According to the company, the DALI 10-12 headphones also offer users a choice of two audio modes; comfort amenities such as oversized, ergonomically designed leather ear pads, and USB-C and 3.5mm wired connection options.
DALI 10-12 Headphones Represent the Evolution of the Company’s Design Concepts
Looking back at the development of its headphone products, DALI points out that since it debuted its first headphone products back in 2019, its newest headphones build upon those first headphone designs.
Upping the performance of the new headphones, the DALI 10-12 product incorporates new electro-acoustic design, and drivers that utilize its SMC material. DALI emphasizes the new headphones’ drivers were engineered using the same principles as its loudspeakers, and it notes the oversized, closed-back headphones are said to provide users with high levels of passive noise isolation (PNI).
Explaining the headphones’ drivers in greater detail, the DALI 10-12s utilize 50mm drivers that are designed for low-loss, low-distortion with minimal coloration for accurate audio reproduction. The drivers also include voice-coil formers in the same shape and the style of its loudspeaker drivers, and DALI boasts the combination of these driver designs and its SMC material that eliminates eddy currents and reduces hysteresis, better ensure linear performance.
Elaborating on some of the digital technologies the headphones employ, DALI says the product incorporates its latest DSP (digital signal processing) technologies to help optimize the performance of the 10-12s’ passive and active sound quality. The company also notes the DALI 10-12 headphones’ amplifiers run in a bridged mode to reduce distortion and to maximize battery life.
Ergonomically, the headphones feature traditional buttons that enable control of power, sound mode, and ANC, and the company says the logo plate serves as a button that controls the headphones’ play, pause, next, previous, take call, and end call functions. On the lower part of the headphones’ ear cup ring resides the 10-12s’ volume control.
In addition, the DALI 10-12 headphones design represent the hundreds of hours the company spent on the research of comfort, durability, and ergonomics to help ensure the headphones fit with a comfortable, non-fatiguing seal to allow users to wear the headphones for long periods of time without the distraction of outside noise or discomfort.
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