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Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro TWS headphones Test

 Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro TWS headphones test

Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro TWS headphones Test

I tested the Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro headphones exactly a year ago - and I still remember them. Because few people could offer such sound quality in this price range. And if you add to this a sound calibration system for specific ears, which really works, unlike some others, the headphones become completely unique.

The only thing they lacked in line with current trends was noise cancellation. But in the next generation model - Liberty 3 Pro - this moment was corrected.

Anker, of which Soundcore is a subsidiary, continues to grow rapidly in the field of audio devices. Traditionally, those who actually work with music were involved in the creation of Liberty 3 Pro, so the word “Pro” in the title is quite out of place. 20 Grammy-nominated producers acted as a focus group - like last time, they promise an honest-studio sound. But with additional features.

Pebbles from another galaxy

Headphones still look alien - they have a rounded, pleasant case, similar to pebbles, with a neatly sliding lid. Light bulbs were added to the case: the LEDs are inside the headphone seats. Transparent ear cushions beautifully diffuse light, adding to the futuristic feel.

Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro TWS headphones test

The headphones are attached to their seats on magnets - the bulbs light up only when there is contact. And this is an excellent indicator, because in my test sample, for example, the left earpiece did not fit correctly the first time into the recess prepared for it - and, accordingly, did not charge. And due to the LED indication, I could immediately understand that it was somehow wrong - and quickly fix it.

The magnets on the headphones are of different polarity, so they can be hooked to each other if you don’t want to put them in a case. There are several color options: I had a bluish-silver, but there is also a pale lilac, black and white. 

The batteries of the headphones will last for eight hours of continuous operation - in my case it was more like seven and a half. The case will give the headphones three more full charge cycles. It's IPX4 water and sweat resistant, just like the Liberty 3 Pro, so you can play sports and run in the rain with peace of mind.

Headphone cases have an unusual multi-stage shape, which resembles a tower of the same pebbles. The lowest “pebble” is the wide and flat main part of the headphones. It has a hole covered with a mesh on the outside and a touch panel decorated with the brand's logo.

A silver stripe runs along the end, separating the outer glossy part, covered with transparent plastic, from the velvety matte one. On the sidewall there are contact pads for recharging.

Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro TWS headphones test

Next, the second structural element is attached - a hemisphere, on which the intra-ear silicone spacers are pulled. On the outer side of the hemisphere, on a small step, a sensor blackens, with the help of which the headphones determine whether they are inserted into the ear or not. It is for this step that the ear struts are attached.

From the hemisphere - like a pipe of a huge telescope - a sound guide protrudes. It is highlighted with glossy plastic in the color of the body and decorated with a small engraving.

By the way, the ear pads are unusual: they are not just silicone - they snap into place on the sound guide using a special plastic ring. It will be easy to choose the right ones - there are already four pairs of them in the kit, plus the same number of intra-ear spacers. If you suddenly lose your native ear pads, you don’t have to be upset: the usual ones, without a plastic ring, sit quite firmly on the sound guide, so you can find a replacement.

Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro TWS headphones test

The headphones are quite large, but if you choose the right spacers and ear cushions, their dimensions are not felt at all. What's more, Soundcore also shows you how to put on the headphones correctly: first insert vertically into the ear, and then rotate a little so that the spacer fits exactly in the desired cavity of the shell. Everything seems to be intuitive, but the developers decided to duplicate this moment with pictures - both on the box with the headphones itself and in the application.

In general, Soundcore was very respectful of inattentive users: each spacer is signed with an alphanumeric index indicating size and channel. The standard ones are R2 and L2, right and left spacers of the second size. There are two more smaller pairs (0 and 1) and one larger one - also with symbols embossed on the sides. And the ear pads are also numbered.

Customize everything you can

The main feature of the Soundcore headphones from this series is in the emitter. This is ACAA's proprietary coaxial design - Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture - embodied in the second generation.

This coax is not simple, but hybrid: dynamic and armature drivers are coaxially located in it. That is, not only does the system play like a small two-band, but also with a perfectly matched phase in a point source format.

High frequencies are handled by Knowles armature, specially commissioned by Soundcore, while a large 10.6 mm driver plays the mids and lows. The sound guide hole is covered with a plate resembling a turbine impeller.

Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro TWS headphones test

From a connectivity point of view, the headphones make it possible to fully appreciate the features of such a sophisticated design: they use Bluetooth 5.2 and support the LDAC codec, and even have Hi-Res Audio certification.

However, one of the most striking features of the Liberty 2 Pro was sound customization, and it carried over to the next generation of headphones - albeit in a slightly modified form.

The test itself in the Soundcore application is a little different - you need to press the button if you hear a sound of a certain frequency, gradually becoming less and less loud. However, in my case, the test results were not the most interesting: I heard all the sounds, and therefore the headphones did not correct the frequency response for me.

If you wish, you can also adjust the sound with an equalizer, choosing either one of the 22 presets available, or manually setting the sliders - eight bands are available. When using codecs other than LDAC, the 3D sound function appears. It adds a little reverberation to the melody, slightly lengthens the overtones and deepens the midbass, creating the illusion of volume - with it, the AAC codec sounds noticeably livelier and more cheerful.

However, the headphone customization does not end with the frequency response. You can also adjust the amount of noise reduction in the Soundcore app. This is also a small test that needs to be carried out in the most noisy environment - I stood next to a flyover under construction and received a maximum of 79 dB of roar. The headphones listen to the environment, correlate external noise with what the microphones already inside the ear pick up, and calibrate the system depending on the result.

And the effect turns out to be interesting: the low-frequency noise practically disappears, decreases to the level of a barely noticeable peripheral hum, but the mid frequencies, where voices dominate, become brighter against this extinct background, although they practically do not change themselves.

It turns out a kind of hybrid system of noise reduction and noise transmission. Perhaps if testing is carried out in some crowded cafe, the votes will be extinguished much more efficiently - but I could not find such a location, so I stopped at a construction site.

A system that dampens wind noise has been put on a separate switch in the settings - and it works. In many headphones with active noise cancellation, the wind blows mercilessly into the microphones, which noticeably spoils the sound experience - and if this problem is usually solved by the correct design of the case, then here the developers also rely on electronics.

The noise reduction system has two modes: in one it automatically selects the degree of noise reduction, in the other it offers to set it manually. The intelligence of the headphones does a good job of assessing the environment: after all, information comes from six microphones.

But the most striking moment in the settings concerns not the sound, but the control. I have never seen such flexible customization of gestures in any headphones. The Liberty 3 Pro has four options for pressing the headphones: short single, double, triple, and hold for three seconds. And for each of these actions for each earpiece, you can configure a specific command - a total of eight comes out.

I followed the proven path: a single touch on the right earpiece plays the role of a pause, a double one turns on the next track, a long hold switches the noise reduction modes. From the left earpiece, I turned down the volume with a single touch, added it with a long press, and launched the previous song with a double tap. I refused the triple taps.

The sensor felt great in 15-degree frost - it reacted instantly to finger touches, did not confuse double clicks with single ones and did not require deep pressing of the headphones. The main thing is not to get confused in management.

Two-in-one, but different

In the Liberty 2 Pro, I really liked the two-in-one effect, which was achieved by switching between the standard sound and tuned to my ears. Here, too, you can do this by turning noise reduction on and off.

In the standard version, the sound is similar in character to that of the Liberty 2 Pro, but with more drive - it is thick and dark in a good way. Not enough to hide all the details, but enough to add a perky mass.

The lingering Morcheeba, the funky soundtrack to “Super Crooks” by Towa Tei, the oppressive dark jazz in this mode sound amazing: they envelop, immerse themselves in themselves, lock them together with the performers in one small room, make them a participant in those events and part of those feelings that are laid in tune.

This sound twists intimacy to the maximum level, does not allow you to escape from the dialogue with the musicians, forces you to hear and feel every slightest detail - and you don’t want to resist this. Enveloping, the sound does not press at all - it becomes a cozy feather bed, a heavy blanket, from under which one does not want to crawl out.

Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro TWS headphones test

But the plus is that you can still get out - just turn on noise reduction. And this is the most unusual moment. Most often, noise-canceling headphones, on the contrary, lock the music deeper, reduce the stage, move the performers closer, but Soundcore has the opposite effect.

The walls are breaking down, the stage goes on - not to infinity, but diligently strives for it. The basses subside a little and the overtones shorten, the midbass loses its share of funk enthusiasm, and voices, strings, keys and gentle high-frequency modulations come to the fore. 

Soft synthpop, non-noir retrowave variations, Madonna, Idem, anything with a slow and beautiful piano are ideal options for this mode. At the same time, the hard Noisia sounds great: the meat becomes a little less, the effect of the wall of sound that floods everything around becomes less pronounced, and it is possible to immerse yourself in the music more consciously. The ball begins to be ruled by small overtones and details that stand out favorably against the background of a less dense, but clearer substrate.

Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro TWS headphones test

As a result, the first hours after tuning pass in an endless enumeration of these modes and in an attempt to understand which one is better - the one that gives the compositions more space, allowing you to take the position of an outside observer, or the one in which you are in the thick of things.

But you can't choose: both work out their characters to the fullest, suit one or another track, one or another mood. Is that the mode with noise reduction also turns off the outside world - and this is a great bonus.

All this applies both when listening with the LDAC codec and with AAC - except that with AAC the sound seems to be generally more empty and simple. But the effect between modes is preserved. Perhaps I was lucky with the setting, and those who calibrate the noise reduction in other conditions will get a different effect.

And yes: the background noise that interfered with the Liberty 2 Pro has been virtually eliminated in the new generation.

Not evolution, but development

It's hard to make good headphones even better, but Soundcore did it. The Liberty 3 Pro is a significant step up from the last generation, and that goes for everything.

They have even more settings, which allows you to get exactly the sound from the headphones that suits a particular user, taking as a base a funky, perky and at the same time detailed character that goes a little into the dark.

Ergonomics has become much friendlier to different ears - the struts seem to have softened, the cases themselves seem to have lost a little weight and do not stick out so much, and the transparent plate on the outer panel gives the design visual harmony. The control setup is the most detailed of those that I have met, and this is a huge plus.

Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro TWS headphones test

Noise reduction works quite peculiarly and, perhaps, does not reach the top representatives - but Liberty 3 Pro cost one and a half to two times less. And besides, in addition to turning off the background rumble, noise reduction gives another advantage - the second version of the sound character.

And this variety is one of the best features of the headphones. I want something thick, noir, dense - please. I want open spaces and breathtaking keys - no problem. One touch of the earpiece (or the screen in the app) and the world changes. 

The bundle has become a little simpler - there are not seven pairs of ear pads, but only four. But at the same time, Liberty 3 Pro is devoid of the shortcomings that I noticed in the second model - and, on the plus side, they are endowed with a bunch of advantages.


Lively and detailed, albeit a little dark sound, a detailed, convenient and working sound calibration and noise reduction system that dampens noise reduction well, support for the LDAC codec, wide control options, solid equipment, price


None at this price


Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro

Specs Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro

Headphone type: in-ear, completely wireless

Driver type: ACAA 2.0 coaxial driver (Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture), consisting of a dynamic diameter of 10.6 mm and custom reinforcement from Knowles

Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz

Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2, SBC, AAC and LDAC codecs, support for simultaneous connection to two sources

Battery life: earbuds up to 8 hours, case up to 24 hours, quick charge for 15 minutes provides 3 hours of use, supports Qi wireless charging

Microphones: six microphones

Additionally: support for voice assistants, sound calibration system, four pairs of ear pads and four pairs of in-ear spacers included, IPX4 protection

Weight: headphones - 8 g each, case (with headphones) - 58 g

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 TWS headphones Test

 Bowers & Wilkins PI5 TWS headphones test

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 TWS headphones Test

It is usually more convenient to test a simpler version of a technique first, and then a more complex one: this way the impressions are brighter, the emotions are stronger, the wow effect is more tangible. And with fully wireless headphones from Bowers & Wilkins, it turned out the other way around: first I met the top PI7s , and then I listened to the PI5s.

And it cannot be said that because of this impression from PI5 I have deteriorated - oddly enough, on the contrary. With the PI7 as a reference (I still think they offer the closest audiophile sound of any TWS model), the PI5 is not far behind them. And that's great.

It's all in the nuances

The finish is slightly different. The case of PI5 is matte, but with a glossy lid: for PI7 it is framed in metal-like plastic. Tactilely, everything is very pleasant: the case under the fingers is soft, neat, the lid does not play, it closes with a neat and pleasant click.

There is a narrow slot on the front of the case with a status LED. It glows green when the headphones are on, flashes blue in pairing mode, and flashes red when the model is running out of power. Compared to PI7, there is no button below the LED. 

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 TWS headphones test

Inside, everything is familiar: the same matte plastic and the same neat round key that launches pairing mode if the headphones do not enter it automatically. If you hold the button for a long time, all connection settings will be reset.

The headphones themselves do not differ in shape from the PI7 - they are small, combine chopped edges with soft contours and somehow subtly resemble a Bauhaus teapot. But compared to the white-bronze PI7, the black PI5 looks much calmer. 

There is no additional shine and other shades: the headphones themselves are black, and the meshes on them, and the washer on the outer part of the case, and the touch panel. Only golden contact pads near the sound guide and thin letters of the brand logo on the side surface of the washer dilute the monochrome. The white version of the PI5 shines with silver instead of bronze accents.

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 TWS headphones test

Microphones are hidden under small grilles - both conversational and noise reduction systems. The inside of the earbuds - the same cone that goes into the sound guide - is made of glossy plastic, while all other elements are matte. The sound guide itself, protected by a fine textile mesh, is short, but due to the shape of the case, this is not particularly felt: the headphones can be placed deep enough in the ears without any problems.

The ear pads are the same as those of the PI7 - with a jumper and a sponge inside. They are easy to put on and have a fairly standard size, so if the three pairs included in the kit do not fit, you can easily pick up a replacement from other manufacturers.

The case is the same size as the PI7, and the battery is the same as in it, as in the headphones themselves. Recharges using Type-C - from zero to maximum somewhere in a little over three hours. Headphones on a single charge will last 4.5 hours, and after 15 minutes in the case they will work for another couple of hours. I scolded the small battery in the PI7 review, but here I must admit that fast charging helps to come to terms with this.

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 TWS headphones test

You can view the charge level of each earbud in the Bowers & Wilkins Headphones app. In the settings, you can turn off the function that automatically stops playback when the headphones are taken out of the ear, turn on the noise reduction or transparency mode. And yes, you can run tracks for meditation in the application. I still have questions about their presence, but I cannot help but note that the fire crackles bewitchingly.

More Consistency

In terms of ergonomics, the situation is the same as with the PI7: Bowers & Wilkins engineers very successfully (for me) designed that part of the earphone where the main body goes into the sound guide, and therefore the headphones fly into the ears easily and sit there firmly and comfortably. After three hours with them there is no discomfort, and during training they do not fall out of the ears. And yes: you can train and walk in them in rain and snow, IP54 water resistance allows this.

The controls are simple: one touch of any earphone - pause, double - the next track, triple - the previous one. With a long press on the left earpiece, the noise reduction mode is turned on or off, with the right earpiece, this operation calls up the voice assistant. The sensors respond to even the lightest touches, so you do not need to press the earpiece into your ear in order to switch the track.

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 TWS headphones test

With a good fit comes good passive noise isolation. Headphones do a good job at blocking high frequencies, voices and harsh sounds. And the noise cancellation remains one of the best in the class. Microphones practically do not react to gusts of wind, they filter the roar of a flyover under construction and the champing of slush under the wheels of cars. 

Voices become much muffled, although they do not disappear completely. These headphones will not save you from frolicking children, but from calm conversations in a cafe or in the office - completely. 

Unlike the PI7, the noise reduction in the PI5 does not have an adaptive mode - the noise reduction is set to maximum by default. And okay: in PI7, the adaptive mode worked quite strangely, and PI5 without it shows more consistency. Noise canceling can be turned on either in the app or by long touching the touchpad on the left earcup. Moreover, this touch only affects the operation of noise reduction, the noise transmission mode is turned on separately.

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 TWS headphones test

The funny thing is that in the application you can turn on both modes at the same time - and the effect is unusual. Apparently, the noise-transmitting mode is set to amplify primarily sounds in the mid- and high-frequency ranges, while the noise reduction dampens the monotonous low-frequency noise most effectively. And when these effects are mixed together, you get the strange effect of a world devoid of bass. Buses rush past with a whistle, as if they have no massiveness, excavators click their buckets like tweezers. Everything that happens around immediately becomes somehow light, airy.

I don’t know in what situation such an effect may be required, but the fact that the noise reduction and noise transmission functions work independently, and not mutually exclusive from each other, is convenient.

Whole picture

The main differences between PI5 and PI7 are in the sound. The first concerns connectivity: the PI5 supports the aptX codec, not the aptX Adaptive like the older model. The TWS + system is used to synchronize the signal in the right and left headphones, plus the headphones themselves support a maximum of 16-bit sound.

The funny thing is

The second difference is emitters. The PI5 has one: a dynamic one with a diameter of 9.2 mm. In PI7, in addition to it, reinforcing is used, voicing high frequencies. And the difference in sound, taking into account these features, is quite logical.

The character is still recognizable: it's a detailed sound that blends audiophile precision with comfort and warmth. But at the same time, it has less detail and air at high frequencies and more solidity in the middle - where guitars with vocals frolic. 

Noise reduction still helps to create a clean background for compositions, against which they reveal themselves as brightly and vividly as possible. Bass is accurate, slightly elevated, but this elevation only adds enthusiasm to the compositions, but does not shift the entire focus of attention to the bottoms. There is plenty of control: the headphones are ready to hum angrily, as required by the saddest Mogwai tracks, and quickly knock the drum in the metal.

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 TWS headphones test

Due to the fact that the high-frequency range is slightly less detailed than in PI7, the headphones sound friendlier. Bad mastering, of course, and they will not forgive, but they can listen to Spotify without disgust, which the older model did not allow. Japanese hip-hop, which is not available on other streaming services, played volumetrically, provocatively, the voices were perfectly distinguishable and slightly crawled forward over a dense, sloppy beat in a Spotify style.

The transition to streaming services with support for a higher bitrate gave a noticeable increase in quality: the bass picked up, and the vocals began to fit more evenly into the overall mix, and the detail increased. So with these headphones it makes sense to use FLAC streaming - but they do not have that easy analytical snobbery that is felt in PI7. 

The stage is large, large-scale, not as deep as we would like, but the stereo effects in “Summon The Fire” from The Comet Is Coming do not collide with each other, revolve around the saxophone and gurgling percussion quite freely. The symphonic soundtracks sound impressive, tight—in Halo: Infinite’s opening “Zeta Halo,” the chorus begins in a noise-canceling-scorched void and spreads across the great hall without any obstruction, fading neatly into carefully calculated aftertones. Drums in "The Road", "Tower", "Heavy Artillery" from the same soundtrack are ethnically rounded, strings and cymbals do not lose their brightness against their background and remain sonorous and clear.

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 TWS headphones test

In PI5, sound comfort, its integrity are brought to the fore. Compositions are perceived as complete, finished works, and not as a set of elements. Every nuance, every detail is exactly in the right place and fits perfectly into the surrounding sounds, clinging to them and making up a single picture with them. There is more melomanism here than audiophilia. 

All for the sound

The main advantage of the Bowers & Wilkins PI5 is the sound. These headphones sound thoroughbred, high-quality, but at the same time not as detailed as the PI7 - and because of this, they forgive a lot for both compositions and listeners. This model is really closer to the people - both in terms of the nature of the presentation and in terms of cost. 

It's nice to listen to music in these headphones: it sounds interesting, lively, a little less detached. The headphones have good noise reduction, the effectiveness of which, however, greatly depends on the fit. The package bundle is not very rich, but the ear pads are standard, so it will not be difficult to find the right ones.

Bowers & Wilkins PI5 TWS headphones test

For those who thought the PI7 had too much to offer, the PI5 will please: these are simple headphones that just play music - and do it well. The sound has the character of acoustics from Bowers & Wilkins, albeit a little lost in detail. And all these “though” and “but” arise only because there are PI7s that have raised the bar. Without comparison, the PI5 are excellent headphones in their category, standing out from others with a special sound.


Recognizable branded sound, high-quality noise reduction, more relaxed attitude to low-quality content than PI7


Non-universal fit


Bowers & Wilkins PI5

Specs Bowers & Wilkins PI5

Headphone type: in-ear, completely wireless

Driver Type: 9.2mm Dynamic Driver

Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz

Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, SBC, AAC, aptX codecs

Battery life: earbuds up to 4.5 hours, case up to 20 hours, full charge time 2 hours, Qi wireless charging and fast charging supported

Microphones: four cVc2 microphones, two in each earpiece

Noise cancellation: active, with two levels of noise transmission

Additionally: support for voice assistants, three pairs of ear pads included, IP54 protection

Weight: headphones - 7 g each, case - 55 g

Lenovo introduces Legion H5 wireless gaming headset

Lenovo introduces Legion H5 wireless gaming headset

Lenovo introduces Legion H5 wireless gaming headset

 The Chinese company Lenovo has announced an affordable headset Legion H5 Wireless Gaming Headset for gamers. The novelty is offered for order at an estimated price of 45 US dollars.

The device is of the overhead type. 50 mm emitters are used. Customers can choose between white and black color options.

There are two ways to connect to a signal source. It's Bluetooth 5.0 wireless and a wired connection via a standard 3.5mm jack.

Claimed battery life on a single battery charge up to 24 hours. 7.1 virtual surround sound is possible.

There is a detachable boom mounted microphone. The developer promises rich low frequencies. The actual shipments of the headset will begin in about a month - June 24th.

Focal Utopia High-Fidelity Headphones

 Focal Utopia High-Fidelity Headphones

Focal Utopia High-Fidelity Headphones

Price  $3600

Product Description

Utopia are the reference pair of headphones from Focal. As a world first, it features the only full-range and fully openback loudspeaker, built within a pair of headphones, using pure Beryllium formed in the brand new 'M' shape dome. The acoustic quality of this exclusive solution allowed Focal to avoid the use of any crossover or passive filtering process to achieve a frequency response from 5Hz to 50kHz The listening experience is outstanding in terms of realism, natural sound reproduction, dynamics and clarity. When listening to them, the headphones virtually disappear and the audio signal is revealed with a level of precision never achieved until Utopia. Design is also a key point, be it in regards to the way of using the headphones, comfort, as well as the aesthetic. The true lambskin leather, used on the cushions, reinforces the character of classically elegant lines, as well as the expression of comfort and overall performances

Focal Utopia High-Fidelity Headphones

Brand Focal
Color Black
Connectivity Technology Wired
Model Name Focal Utopia Open Back Over-Ear Headphones (Black)
Form Factor Over Ear

Focal Utopia High-Fidelity Headphones

About this item

First audiophile headphones featured totally open-backed full-range speaker drivers with pure Beryllium ’M’-shaped domes.
Achieves a frequency response from 5Hz to 50kHz
Outstanding in terms of realism, natural sound reproduction, dynamics and clarity.
Sophisticated and elegant design and purposeful materiality, such as the carbon fiber yoke and true lambskin leather ear cushions.

Focal Utopia High-Fidelity Headphones

Product information

Product Dimensions 5 x 5 x 5 inches
Item Weight 5.95 pounds
Item model number UTOPIA

A20 Aviation Headset

A20 Aviation Headset with bluetooth

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Enjoy a peaceful, comfortable flight

The A20 headset gives you 30% greater noise reduction than conventional aviation headsets, so you’ll enjoy a peaceful flight from short stops to long hauls. And at just 12 ounces, with sheepskin cushions and minimal clamping force, it's one of the lightest and most comfortable aviation headsets you’ll find. All designed to let you focus on what matters—flying.(click here to feel A 20 aviation headset)

A 20 aviation headset gaming

"Simple,Intuitive Operation"

The ergonomic control module includes an auxiliary audio input with intercom/AUX priority switching, ideal for dedicated GPS and traffic warning systems. It also features a customizable audio prioritization control with “mute” and “mix” settings, and flexible power circuitry with auto-on that switches to and from battery power and aircraft power. Select models also include Bluetooth connectivity for taking calls or listening to music.


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A20 Aviation Headset:8.4" H x 6.3" W x 3.2" D (12 oz)
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MH40 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

MH40 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones



An Icon, Now Wireless

MH40 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones are a development of our absolute first earphones - the MH40- - in festival of our long term commemoration. Remaining consistent with the first classic pilot roused plan and mark rich, warm sound, our new cordless earphones with double mics include Bluetooth 5.0 with a 100ft/30m availability reach and 18 hours of recess. Lightweight yet strong, the MH40 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones are created from covered material with lambskin cowhide subtleties.

MH40 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

Prevalent COMFORT

Lightweight Design

Re-designed aluminum body for solace during expanded tuning in


Attractive Lambskin Ear Pads

Adaptable padding enveloped by lambskin for solace, removable for cleaning


Bluetooth 5.0

Fast matching innovation and a 30m/100ft availability range



Remote earphones with mic sift through outer commotion for clear calls

UP TO 18

Long periods of Battery Life

Energizes to 9 hours in a short time

MH40 Wireless Coordinates

Scratched inside the ear cup of each pair of unique MH40 Over-Ear Headphones are the geographic directions of one of our cherished old neighborhood milestones: New York's Grand Central Station.

To commend our five-year commemoration and the send off of the new MH40 Wireless Headphones, we are adding a second pair of directions on the external earcup for you to find one of 10 social areas of interest all over the planet that has propelled Master and Dynamic throughout the long term. To observe the milestone included on your cordless earphones, Click here and type in your directions. Peruse the organized travel guide for that city on our Coordinates blog and continue to investigate.

MH40 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

Specialized Specifications


MH40 Wireless


205mm x 202mm x 71mm


40mm Neodymium


32 Ohms




Covered Canvas, Anodized Aluminum, Lambskin Leather


Bluetooth 5.0 Supporting AptX and SBC


USB-C to 3.5mm and USB-C to USB-A for charging



Receiver TYPE

Beamforming Noise Reduction Mic Array

Recieving wire

Inner Antenna


Replaceable Lambskin-Wrapped Memory Foam


Bluetooth 5.0 Supporting AptX and SBC

Kennerton Audio Vali Neoteric


Kennerton Audio Vali Neoteric

The Kennerton Vali is the most well-known headphone in their range and has built a reputation over many years for excellent sound quality. It has received the most positive ratings from so many reviewers, critics and audiophiles, making it one of the favourites around the world. One of the reasons for its acclaimed performance is the special design of the inner cup surface which features four sound ‘labyrinth-traps’ that keep the various resonances and abnormal distortions below a minimum audible level.

But as technologies & methods improve over time, everything needs refreshing sooner or later. Kennerton are pleased to reveal the new version of Kennerton Vali – the Neoteric! The updated version delivers that same unique sound so loved by many with detail & clarity combined with powerful & punchy bass…..just on another level!

The same high-quality materials are used – steel, aluminium, genuine leather and precious wood. It’s the same heirloom build quality and reliability of construction however the new Kennerton Vali Neoteric exhibits a fresh design aesthetic, a more comfortable fit, an increased cushion size, less weight and an even higher level of sound quality.

One of the reasons audiophiles keep coming back to Kennerton is the sublime woodwork craftmanship that define the brand. The range of finishes and the attention to detail result in a real pride of ownership. If you can actually stop listening to them, the next challenge is to try to stop looking at them!

Known for their skill in crafting wood, Kennerton have gone an extra mile with the design and build of the Vali Neoteric. Carving, hand sanding, hand polishing, soaking in Italian wood oils & wax…..this is the opposite to an electronics corporation pumping out headphones on a robotic production line. This is boutique hand crafting with traditional techniques passed down through generations.

The Vali Neoteric deliver a lively, natural sound that finely strikes in the balance of neither being too dark and congested, nor overly bright and sharp. Its sound signature is wide and open, yet clear and powerful, befitting the best qualities from a dynamic headphone design. These are exceptional value for money and along with the closed-back Gjallarhorn, it is no wonder why these two models are Kennerton’s highest selling products.

If you are searching for an open-back headphone constructed from luxury materials by people who are considered to be the finest artisans in the headphone world, then look no further. If you want an emotionally engaging listening experience that transports you into the world of the artist, then look no further. In addition, if you want a headphone with genuine lineage and pedigree, then plug in a pair of Vali Neoteric, press play…..and see you on the other side.


Curly Maple

One set of Vali Neoteric headphones in the wood finish of your choice.

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Comfortable Eco-Leather Case
Keep your headphones safe from damage and easily portable with a premium full-sized headphone case. The elegant exterior provides great protection from knocks and the outside environment and the soft internal lining keeps your headphones safe from scratching and damage.

The Heart of Vali

The Vali Neoteric is outfitted with interesting 50mm drivers utilizing super lightweight graphene-covered stomachs. They offer extraordinary affectability, while diminishing undesirable reverberation and twisting. Its sound execution is then painstakingly tuned by Kennerton's architects to guarantee that nothing falls beneath greatness. The driver highlights:

Low mass: Increases the reaction time to an approaching sign, while limiting the rot time. The outcome is a rich and enthusiastic sound.
High inward damping: Minimum, right around zero extra resonances delivered. The outcome is a smooth and striking show.
Outrageous firmness: Allows the cone to waver without twisting. The outcome is a much-diminished contortion.
The graphene-covered complex overlaid film further lessens the twisting by permitting the cone to move effectively in wonderful cylinder movement.
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The Body of Vali Neoteric

The Body of Vali Neoteric

The materials chose for building the Vali Neoteric are unmistakable. The cups are produced using normally treated wood. Those excellent wood grains are supplemented by a solid yet lightweight construction made of aeronautics level aluminum and steel. To forestall any undesirable reverberation, the honeycomb grille is made of cast zinc composite which is acoustically idle.

Intended to lessen long listening weariness, Vali Neoteric has agreeable self-flexible headband, made of steel and real lambskin calfskin, and combined with enormous, delicate cowhide earpads to give a strong and agreeable fit. Top notch 2 meters OFC link with 4-Pin Balanced small XLR 3.5 mm Rhodium Plated connectors with OFC USSR-military use Litz wire further guarantees that reasonable, undistorted sound transmission from the earphones will be obediently conveyed.

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The Manufacturing Process of the Kennerton Wooden Cups

All wood types utilized for making the earphones' get together and cups consistently go through numerous various cycles. Drying and covering strategies which have antibacterial substances are utilized, making the cups charming to take a gander at and safe against natural variables.

The wooden cups are created by explicit in-house created techniques. Factors, for example, wood types, grain, age and plan calculation all impact the sound and this information and experience is executed in these earphone plans.

The cups are made by 3D displaying constrained by accuracy hardware. The machines have the most elevated accessible exactness and repeatable handling quality.

Later the processing activity, the cups are sanded and cleaned manually.

Subsequent to sanding, the wood is covered by utilizing exceptional oils to shield it from stickiness and keep it from decaying.

The cups are handled with microwaves for quite some time to keep away from the crumbling of the oils.

The cups are covered by hot honey bee wax and dried in an extraordinary drying chamber for around 1.5 hours. Temperatures are set between 60 – 74 degrees centigrade relying upon the sort of wood.

Drying is trailed by the cups being cooled at room temperature for something like 6 hours.

The cups are ground for the subsequent time, hot wax is again applied, which is again trailed by drying the cups at similar temperatures for around 8 hours.

The end phase of the work incorporates exhaustive cleaning of the cup, laser etching of the logo and different components according to the plan. At times, patina shaping treatment is applied for an enriching finish that makes the surface look great.

Assuming that the customer lean towards a stain covering rather than a wax covering, we cover the item with three layers of eco-accommodating, super-solid polyurethane stain with middle of the road drying and cleaning of each layer. We utilize hands down awesome and most secure Italian materials, which are customarily utilized in rebuilding studios and in the production of instruments.

Note: Each pair of earphones is unique, and because of the idea of handwork, slight varieties in wood grain might happen

Kennerton Audio Vali Neoteric
Product Specification

Driver Graphene-covered complex compositeDriver Unit 50mmRecurrence Response 10 – 30,000 HzAffectability 100 dBImpedance 32 OhmMost extreme Input Power 500 mWLine length High quality 2m OFC link with 4-Pin Balanced smaller than expected XLR connectors and Gold Plated 6.3 TRS connectorWeight 490 g (without link)Warranty 3 Years. Adaptable (counsel Headphone Nirvana)