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Dali IO-12 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

BLUETOOTH HEADPHONE

with mic

Closed-Back

over-ear

active noise-cancelling

Product SKU: IO-12 Dark Chocolate

 

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Audio46's Opinion

The iO-12 is probably the most skilled and most enjoyable sounding wireless headphone on the market right now. With a versatile bass, comprehensive mids, and luminous highs, there’s no genre that this headphone can’t handle. Add to that an immaculately clean and detailed profile, and you’ve got a flawless sound signature that becomes more addictive the longer you listen to it.


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DALI IO-12

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

Dali IO-12 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Side View

TRUE HI-FI SOUND

Highest standards of design, durability, comfort and sound quality

DALI IO-12 headphones are designed and engineered using the same sound principles as our full-size loudspeakers. Featuring technologies such as our patented SMC magnet driver material, low-loss rubber surround, rigid paper fibre cone and low resonance enclosures, the IO-12s deliver the same low-loss sound with ultimate clarity and dynamic capabilities that you would expect from any DALI speaker. They're true Hi-Fi speakers for your head.]

DALI IO-12 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones on Model 1

CLOSER TO REALITY

World-first driver technology

The IO-12s are the world's first headphones to feature an SMC magnet system. Using the same material as our high-end EPICON speakers, Soft Magnetic Compound reduces eddy currents and hysteresis to lower uneven harmonic distortion drastically, resulting in crystal-clear, ultra-low distortion sound that brings you closer to reality.

Dali IO-12 Magnet System Diagram

WIRED OR WIRELESS

The only headphones you'll ever need

Whether you're plugged into your Hi-Fi immersed in your vinyl collection or paired with your smartphone enjoying on-the-go music, DALI IO-12s harness advanced technologies like Bluetooth® aptX Adaptive to deliver an astonishing musical experience, however you use them.

DALI IO-12 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Wired or Wireless

ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLATION

Leave the world behind

Silence the distractions and enjoy every detail of your favourite music. Our cutting-edge active noise cancellation technology delivers a truly immersive listening experience, while blocking out low-frequency noises. With three ANC modes, you can tailor the IO-12s to your situation, whether you're relaxing at home or on your daily commute.

DALI IO-12 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Active Noise Cancellation

35-HOUR BATTERY LIFE

Extended listening between charges

An advanced lithium-ion battery delivers up to 35 hours of peerless noise-cancelling playback, so you can enjoy extended listening on a single charge. And with battery level LEDs and a voice prompt to tell you how much charge you have left, you never need to run out of power.

DALI IO-12 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Extended Battery

DUAL SOUND MODES

Two sound profiles to match your taste

Tailor the performance to your own style with 'Hi-Fi' and 'Bass' sound modes. Whether you like your music as the artist intended or you prefer a more punchy, bass-focused performance, the IO-12s let you listen to your music just the way you want it.

DALI IO-12 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Dual Sound Modes

IN THE BOX

  • 1.2 m USB-C cable (for charging and USB audio)
  • 1.2 m long 3.5 mm mini jack stereo cable
  • 3 m long 3.5 mm mini jack stereo cable
  • 3.5 mm stereo mini jack to 6.3 mm jack adaptor
  • Flight adaptor
  • Luxury travel case

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Frequency Range (+/-3 dB) [Hz]: 10 - 48,000
  • Maximum SPL [dB]: 100
  • Wireless Input Audio Codecs: AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
  • Headphone Principle: Closed-back circumaural (over-ear)
  • Full Range Driver: 50 mm with SMC-based magnet system
  • Battery Playback Time: Up to 35 hours
  • Impedance (Passive mode) [ohms]: 25
  • Connection Input: Bluetooth® 5.2, 3.5 mm mini jack, USB-C
  • Input Audio Formats: 16 - 24 bit audio, 32/44.1/48/96 kHz sample rate

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J
06/16/2024
John SVG verified by SHOP

These are Amazing, music plays with great detail and depth.

AB
04/26/2024
Andrew B.
United States United States

If you are reading this can can afford it just buy them

Not much to say that hasn't been said. They are the best sounding wireless headphones on the market today.

NO
04/16/2024
nevlille O.
United States United States

These headphones are simply the best true wireless headphones I own to date!

Now I’ve tried a few headphones � up to this point B&O H95, Sony 3, Bob Marley, Air Pod Max, etc and I have to say y far these are the best sounding headphones i have in my arsenal thus far. These might not be the most bass or loudest headphones I own but they are the best in quality and materials no cheap materials used here no sir not at all. The instrument separation in the music is impeccable and the clarity in the vocals is at an audiophile level in my humble opinion. Mind you I’m not an audiophile by any means at all but I do think this is as close to perfection as you can get in Bluetooth wireless headphones at this price point! I’m glad I made this purchase and have no regrets. I highly recommend for those that value premium sound quality and high level performance out of their musical tastes and genres. Hope this review helps anyone on the fence buy!

AS
03/26/2024
Adam S.
United States United States

Love them

I love Audio46 and these cans are fantastic - comfortable, deep sound, good isolation, a familiar warm sound. Very happy with this purchase!

C
03/13/2024
chad SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

Pricey but sounds great.. hard to turn off

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