DALI announce IO-12 headphones

*From the DALI information launch

Building upon DALI’s 4 many years of award-winning audio experience, the DALI IO-12 headphones provide beautiful Hi-Fi high quality sound, along with luxurious ranges of consolation.

Utilising the identical materials present in DALI’s high-end audio system, the DALI IO-12’s are the world’s first headphones to characteristic DALI’s patented Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) magnet system. ​ When utilizing typical magnets in a speaker design, it isn’t uncommon to expertise a phenomenon generally known as hysteresis. ​ This introduces an unintended resistance to the voice-coil, which might result in undesirable distortion within the audio sign. ​ DALI’s SMC expertise, mixed with their signature paper fibre cones, considerably reduces hysteresis, reducing uneven harmonic distortion drastically. The result’s a crystal-clear sound with ultra-low distortion, delivering unrivalled depth and musicality.

DALI says, “By making use of SMC to the IO-12s now we have basically achieved electrostatic ranges of midrange readability.”

Versatile and intuitive, the DALI IO-12 headphones have been designed for use both wired or wirelessly. ​ Thanks to each aptX Adaptive Bluetooth, and equipped 3.5mm mini-jack and USB-C cables, you may hearken to your music from a bunch of gadgets together with: smartphones, Digital Audio Players (DAPs), PCs, video games consoles and extra. When utilizing the equipped USB-C cable, dependent upon supply and machine, audio may be listened to at as much as 24Bit/96kHz Hi-Res high quality.

Adopting a easy, app-free operation, customers can skip tracks, alter the quantity and extra utilizing the IO-12’s built-in buttons. ​ Cutting-edge Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) provides much more performance and ensures — even in noisy environments — an immersive listening expertise, the place each musical element is revealed.

With their snug design and lengthy battery-life delivering 35 hours of fatigue-free listening, the DALI IO-12 headphones allow you to take pleasure in audio on the go like by no means earlier than. ​ And, due to the high-quality built-in microphones, you may be heard clearly when making hands-free calls or voice-controlling your suitable machine.

The DALI IO-12’s provide two sound profiles for listening to your music. Prefer to hearken to your music because the artist meant, or maybe you’re after a extra punchy, bass-focused efficiency? The IO-12’s tailor-made ‘Hi-Fi’ and ‘Bass’ sound modes allow you to hearken to your music simply the way in which you need it.

With a foldable design that options an actual leather-based headband and outsized sq. ear-pads, you’ll be capable to take pleasure in hours of snug listening on the go together with the brand new DALI IO-12’s.

IO-12 will launch in August 2023 priced at $1499, £999, €999.


  • World’s First Headphones with DALI’s patented Soft Magnetic Compound (SMC) Magnet System
  • True Hi-Fi Wireless Headphones
  • Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
  • Custom-developed 50mm SMC-based Drivers
  • Large-capacity Battery (Up to 35 Hours of Listening)
  • Detachable Square-shaped Ear-pads
  • Real Leather Ear-pads and Headband
  • Foldable Design
  • Bluetooth with aptX Adaptive Technology
  • USB-C Charging
  • Hi-Res (24Bit/96kHz) USB Audio
  • Voice Assist Support


  • 1 x DALI IO-12 Headphones
  • 1 x USB-C Cable
  • 1 x 1.2m Stereo Mini-jack Cable
  • 1 x 3m Stereo Mini-jack Cable
  • 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Mini-jack to six.35mm Jack Adaptor
  • 1 x Flight Adaptor
  • 1 x Luxury Travel Case

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