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Jabra Launches Elite 65e Noise-Cancelling Earphones



Jabra has expanded its Elite franchise, a family of headphones and earbuds engineered for superior sound to provide the best combined voice and music experience, with the Jabra Elite 65e, now available in the UAE. These neckband wireless earbuds are engineered for best-in-class wireless calls and music and provide two levels of noise cancellation including Jabra’s leading Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) solution, challenging existing solutions in the market. On top, the Jabra Elite 65e offers incredible conversation quality with three-microphone technology that creates a noise-blocking zone – making sure your voice is conveyed with crystal-clear clarity.

The first level consists of the development and design of the earbuds and Jabra EarGels. The optimal engineering of the mechanical fit and the design of the oval earbuds – developed by Jabra to ensure a better fit in the ear canal – in combination with the eargels for a perfect grip, provide an optimal seal for the passive noise cancellation of ambient sounds. Extensively tested in our sound lab, the eargels help improve the quality of your listening experience – not only adding passive noise cancellation but also refining the bass in your music. You can listen to your music the way you want to hear it and the companion Jabra Sound+ app allows you to personalise your music to the sound that suits you.

The second level is the more known technology of Active Noise Cancellation that digitally removes additional noise levels. Having included ANC in professional headsets for years, Jabra now brings leading business grade ANC to consumers – providing superior total noise cancellation to the wider audience.

Calum MacDougall, SVP at Jabra, said, “Jabra’s Elite series has been well-received in the region thusfar, with innovations such as the Elite Sport true wireless earbuds. We are well-known for our noise cancellation capabilities in the enterprise scene, and it is this professional engineering that allows us to offer an unrivalled solution for consumers. These earphones provide the best of all worlds – stay-in-place Jabra EarGels™ innovation with an around-the-neck strap for comfortable fit, a 13-hour batter and professional-grade Active Noise Cancelling. We look forward to how this will be received, and hope to keep up the good Elite Sport name in the Middle East.”

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Sennheiser Intros the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3



Sennheiser has launched the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, which offers the good sound quality, adaptive noise cancellation (ANC), and wearing comfort. Encased in a design defined using high-quality materials and precise artistry, the earbuds offer a range of technologies and features that take the listening experience to a new level.

“Our MOMENTUM series continuously succeeds in redefining the boundaries of possibility,” said Frank Foppe, Sennheiser True Wireless Product Manager. “The MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 builds on a strong heritage. With the Sennheiser Signature Sound, TrueResponse technology, next-level adaptive noise cancellation and an even better fit, these earbuds are the natural successor of the MOMENTUM series.”

The MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 delivers outstanding sound quality centered around Sennheiser’s True Response transducer. Based on dynamic 7Sennheiser’sanufactured in Germany, it produces an immersive stereo sound with deep bass, natural mids and detailed highs. Furthermore, the new Sound Personalization feature provides an enhanced sound experience via a guided listening test to set up the perfect sound for each user’s hearing. In addition, the Smart Controluser’sffers a choice of presets and an equalizer feature to tailor the sound to the user’s taste.

Since the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 was creauser’sr everyday life, especially on the go, Sennheiser has specifically improved the earbuds with Adaptive Noise Cancellation, which automatically adjusts to your environment. The system continuously observes ambient noise to suppress it in real-time. Users who want to be aware of their surroundings to hear things such as train announcements, for example, can deactivate the noise cancellation at the touch of a button or switch to transparency mode.

For the best possible synchronization between audio and visual content, the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 also supports a wide range of audio codecs such as AAC, SBC and aptX™ Adaptive, which reduce latency to a minimum. In addition, each earbud now features three microphones that promote crystal-clear call quality, enabling smooth and easy-to-follow video calls. The intuitive touch control of the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, which users can tailor to their personal preferences, makes it easier to navigate the audio and access voice assistants.

Winner of a 2022 Red Dot Design Award, the new stylish and futuristic ergonomic design enables a long-lasting comfortable fit. The MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 also comes with several silicone pads in different sizes designed to fit all ear shapes and sizes. In addition, thanks to its IPX4-certified splash-resistant casing, the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 is made for almost any adventure. Whether running in the rain or a strenuous fitness session, it’snew Sennheiser earbuds deliver a top-class listening experience even under adverse conditions.

No matter where users of the new MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 may be, a battery life of seven hours – which can be extended to 28 hours using the case – means that users no longer have to worry about finding a power source nearby. And because the high-quality case supports wireless charging, the process itself is easy as it can be.

The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 is available for an MSRP of AED 999/- inclusive of VAT – in black, white and graphite

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches New Gaming Headphones



ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced an impressive lineup of gaming headphones, including the ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro, the world’s first wired/wireless dual-mode true wireless headphones, featuring an ESS Quad DAC and AI Noise-Canceling Microphone to deliver exceptional in-game audio and communication. For users who do not need a wired connection and the advanced functions offered in the top-end Pro model, the ROG Cetra True Wireless model delivers low-latency gaming audio.

The ROG Delta S Wireless, the first ROG dual-mode wireless gaming headset, features 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth connectivity and hidden AI Beamforming Microphones with AI Noise Cancelation for clear voice communication. The Delta series also includes the ROG Delta S Core, a lightweight 270-gram wired gaming headset designed for extreme comfort.

Cetra True Wireless Pro and Cetra True Wireless
The ROG Cetra True Wireless Pro features dual-mode connectivity via Bluetooth and wired USB-C. A recipient of the iF Design and CES awards, the Cetra True Wireless Pro is the world’s first wired/wireless dual-mode true wireless headphones that feature an ESS Quad DAC and AI Noise-Canceling Microphone to provide listeners with exceptional audio and crystal-clear communication.

Built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound technology delivers a low-latency connection and premium quality 24-bit, 96 kHz music streams. The Cetra True Wireless Pro features a Gaming mode that enables ultra-low-latency 45 ms[ When used with a mobile phone supporting aptX Adaptive or Snapdragon Sound technology, such as ROG Phone 6.] performance when games are launched on ROG Phone 6. In addition, this headphone includes multiple Active Noise Cancelation (ANC) modes that cancel out general background noise, with additional enhanced modes filtering out a wider range of background and wind noises for unparalleled audio immersion.

Connecting the bundled USB-C cable with an in-line audio optimizer automatically enables wired mode. The innovative in-line audio optimizer features a hi-fi-grade ESS 9280 DAC, which provides lossless audio processing for rich, detailed spatial sound, along with an impressive 130 dB signal-to-noise ratio, allowing listeners to pinpoint the origin of enemy footsteps or gunfire.
Additionally, the integrated AI Noise-Canceling Microphone reduces over 500 million types of background noise up to 95% while preserving vocal harmonics for crystal-clear in-game voice communication.

All these features make the Cetra True Wireless Pro an all-in-one solution that delivers premium sound, high-quality communication, lag-free gaming, and wireless freedom. The series includes ROG Cetra True Wireless, which features a Gaming mode to provide users with low-latency wireless audio that offers greater synchronization with onscreen visuals, making it ideal for competitive gaming. The Cetra True Wireless also includes Hybrid ANC technology that detects and filters noise coming from inside and outside the earbuds for greater audio immersion.

ROG Delta S Wireless and Delta S Core
The ROG Delta S Wireless is the first-ever dual-mode wireless ROG gaming headset. The Delta S Wireless features low-latency 2.4 GHz and Bluetooth modes for incredible listening experiences on consoles, PCs, and mobile devices. 2.4 GHz takes advantage of built-in antennas for almost-instantaneous signal transmission at a range of up to 25 meters. Similarly, Bluetooth mode provides a low-latency connection to ensure seamless audio.

The headset’s concealed AI Beamforming Microphones with AI Noise Cancelation creates an acoustic zone that targets a 40° area in front of the user’s mouth for impeccable voice pick-up. The microphones also reduce up to 95% of background noises for clear communication.

The concealed microphones with the above technology enable a clearer and more natural representation of the human voice with minimal distortion, allowing the Delta S Wireless to deliver high-quality voice communication paired with comfort and style, making it ideal for gaming and streaming.

Exclusive 50 mm ASUS Essence drivers in each ear cup allow for more detailed true-to-life audio. The drivers are also tilted 12° degrees for better sound performance. In addition, a special airtight chamber design delivers a more stable, richer sound. To top it all off, ROG Hyper-Grounding technology uses a multi-layer printed circuit board and a special layout to prevent electromagnetic interference to deliver purer, noise-free audio.

The Delta S series also includes the lightweight wired gaming headset and the ROG Delta S Core. It weighs just 270 grams and features ergonomic D-shaped ear cups that closely match the shape of human ears to reduce unnecessary contact areas by up to 20% for a more comfortable fit. It features 50 mm ASUS Essence drivers and airtight chambers for immersive sound and includes virtual 7.1 surround sound supported by Windows Sonic. The Delta S Core provides clear in-game voice communication thanks to a Discord- and TeamSpeak-certified boom microphone. This headset features a 3.5 mm connector, making it compatible with PCs, Macs, mobile devices, and consoles such as PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox.

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Sony MEA Intros the new WF-C500 Truly Wireless Earbuds in the Region



Sony Middle East & Africa has announced the latest addition of WF-C500 earbuds to its truly wireless segment. With easy to use Bluetooth pairing, long lasting battery life and unique sound customization features, these earbuds make it easier than ever to listen to favourite music and content in even better quality.

The Sony WF-C500 earbuds come in a small and lightweight design with 10 hours continuous battery life with the charging case providing another 10 hours. The earphones feature a 5.8mm driver unit with a frequency response range of 20Hz-20,000Hz. The earphones support Google Assistant and Siri voice assistants and feature IPX4 water resistance, AAC codec support, and Sony’s DSEE Extreme audio upscaling as well as 360 Reality Audio. The affordable Sony WF-C500 TWS earbuds offer Android Fast Pair and Swift Pair support.

WF-C500 Earbuds’ Key Features:

Small Size, Big Sound: The earbuds feature a compact design, easy-to-use functions, and high quality sound, and are an ideal option for customers making the switch from wired headphones to true wireless earbuds. Thanks to DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine), the earbuds restore high frequency sound to create a more authentic listening experience. The headphones also enable listeners to tailor their sound using the Equalizer in the “Sony | Headphones Connect” app. Choose from a variety of settings to match sound quality with a specific music genre or even create and save personal settings.

Comfortable and Secure Fit: Designed to be small and light, the WF-C500 earbuds fit securely, making them the perfect everyday companion. The earbuds’ new ergonomic surface design helps to create a more stable fit, while their rounded shape makes them feel like they’re barely there.

Compact and Stylish Case: The cylindrical charging case is small and easy to carry around in a pocket or bag so users can take them anywhere they go. Its translucent lid with textured frosted glass gives the case a stylish, luxurious look and feel.

Effortless Calling and Voice Assistant Capabilities: Easy operation buttons not only let users play, stop, or skip through tracks and adjust the volume – they also offer an easy way to access preferred voice assistants, like Google Assistant or Siri, to make and receive calls hands-free with a clearer-than-ever built-in microphone. 

On-the-go Listening: The earbuds provide up to 10 hours of battery life, and thanks to the handy charging case, users can enjoy up to 20 hours total. Plus, a fast 10-minute quick charge gives listeners up to an hour of extra playtime. A

IPX4 water resistance rating: This means splashes and sweat are no problem for the WF-C500 earbuds, so customers can keep moving to the music no matter where they go.

Seamless Utility and Connectivity: With a seamless Bluetooth connection, the earbuds create an uninterrupted listening experience. The headphones’ Bluetooth chip transmits sound to left and right ears simultaneously, along with optimized antenna design ensuring outstanding listening. With low audio latency, favorite movies just got better too.

The WF-C500 earbuds are ideal for multitasking. If customers want to listen to music while still having a conversation, they can simply remove one earbud from the charging case and use as normal. Plus, to make it easier and faster to connect to other devices, Google Fast Pair feature helps users pair the headphones to their Android devices in one tap while the Swift Pair feature lets listeners pair to a Windows 10 computer.

Fully Immersed with 360 Reality Audio: 360 Reality Audio is a new spatial music experience that lets users bring the concert to them or listen to music as if they’re with the artist in the recording studio.

The Sony WF-C500 earbudsare now available in black and white colour options across Sony stores and local retail outlets in the Middle East and Africa.

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