Watch out Sony and Bose! New wireless headphones launch from an unexpected rival

Watch out Sony and Bose! New wireless headphones launch from an unexpected rival

There’s little doubt Sony and Bose are top of the pops when it comes to noise-cancelling headphones. The Bose NC 700 series and Sony WH-1000XM3 are easily some of the best cans in the business right now, but they’re about to face some fierce competition from an unexpected rival.

Luxury brand Montblanc has announced plans to launch a new pair of very premium headphones. The new MB 01 wireless music makers arrive packing some serious specs, including Active Noise Cancellation, Google Assistant support, and a design created with some of the finest materials.

The firm enlisted the audio expertise of Alex Rosson, who has helped to make sure the headphones will deliver a signature Montblanc sound.

Montblanc says its new MB 01 headphones have been built for travel with a comfortable fit that should ensure they’re comfortable throughout your next long-haul flight. Not only that, but the headphones should be able to make it through the entire flight without running out of power too.

That’s thanks to the 20-hour battery life. Montblanc says it has worked hard to ensure the noise-cancelling smarts will block out the roar of the jet engines.

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“We set out to create headphones that would strike the ideal balance between advanced technology, sophisticated design and comfort, because that’s what really matters to Montblanc travelers, whether they are aboard a long-haul flight, on a conference call at the airport or simply trying to recharge while on the road,” says Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc CEO.

The Montblanc Smart Headphones come in three different combinations: black leather with chrome metal finishes, brown leather with gold coloured metal finishes and light grey leather with polished metal finishes.

Each pair of headphones comes in a fine fabric pouch with a USB-C charging cable, 3.5mm cable and an aeroplane adaptor.

The Montblanc Smart Headphones are available from March 2020 but they won’t be for everyone. With a price of €590 (£514 converted) they make the latest offerings from Sony and Bose look decidedly cheap.

Published at Wed, 11 Mar 2020 09:49:00 +0000