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By Christine Persaud
Swedish lifestyle audio brand Urbanista has launched its new London active noise cancelling true wireless earphones.
The London earphones fit securely and comfortably in the ears and provide crystal clear and isolated sound, says Urbanista. You can completely block out the noise or still hear your surroundings, depending on your preference and setting.
Designed to be comfortable for long periods of wear, the earphones were developed by acoustical engineer Axel Grell, who worked to perfect and fine-tune the sound.
“The tiny details,” he explains, “make for an earphone with incredible clarity and natural sound reproduction with ground-shaking bass and smooth highs. The micro-speakers I have selected are at the acoustical heart of these earphones. Urbanista London boasts a wide frequency range with very low distortion, an important feature especially for an active noise cancelling earphone.”
The new active noise cancelling (ANC) feature can be activated at the press of a button; to remain conscious of your surroundings, while going for a morning run, for example, use the Ambient Sound Mode. This feature enables listeners to switch to a voice-enhancing mode while listening to music or podcasts, allowing outside sounds in and ensuring the ability to hear any surrounding voices.
The London earbuds have a built-in ear detection technology that is programmed to pause when the sensors detect that one bud has been removed from the listener’s ear. The music will stop playing completely when both earbuds are removed.
It supports Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and works with popular voice assistants. The built-in noise cancelling dual microphone allows you to make or receive stereo phone calls, adjust the volume, play, and stop. London has an IPX4 waterproof rating, protecting it from splashing water from any angle.
London provides a playtime of five hours, and with four additional full charges from its case, for a total playtime of 25 hours. The indicator lights let you know when they are out of charge. Charge the earphones in less than one hour on any Qi-certified pad or via the included USB Type-C cable.
“London is a truly special product and we are very excited to welcome this model to our true wireless family,” says Anders Andreen, CEO of Urbanista. “The small and ergonomic design provides the perfect fit that looks great, and with the active noise cancelling and ambient sound features, London is perfect for life in motion.”
The Urbanista London earphones will be available at launch starting May 25 in Midnight Black (black), Rose Gold (pink), White Pearl (white), and Dark Sapphire (blue), and comes with a sleek and slim colour-matched charging case. They will sell for an MSRP of US$149.