Today KEF announced the release of the $399 KEF Mu7, their latest pair of wireless noise-canceling headphones.
The KEF Mu7 wireless headphones are designed by British designer Ross Lovegrove, who also worked with the brand on the flagship Muon loudspeakers, Muo portable speakers, and Mu3 earphones. They feature a sleek, minimalist aluminum design that folds flat for easy storage and touch controls on the right earcup to access many functions with simple swipes and taps.
From an audio standpoint, they offer high-quality sound via 40mm full-range dynamic drivers mounted inside. They also have Bluetooth 5.1 and the Qualcomm aptX™ HD codec for stable, high-bitrate audio. Additionally, they have Clear Voice Capture (cVc) technology for phone call clarity.
In addition, they have sophisticated active noise cancellation technology to filter out unwanted sound. The tech uses multiple filters to capture external noises before applying a special algorithm to target specific frequencies.
Furthermore, according to the company, the Mu7 provides up to 40 hours of full use from a single charge and 8 hours of use from a 15-minute fast charge. They also have a 3.5mm input jack for wired playback.
The Mu7 is available in two colorways, Silver Grey or Charcoal Grey, and you can order them at us.kef.com.
For more info, check out the press release below.
The following Press Release is courtesy of KEF:
KEF LAUNCHES MU7 NOISE-CANCELLING WIRELESS HEADPHONES
DESIGNED BY ROSS LOVEGROVE
Marlboro, NJ – October 13, 2022: Featuring inimitable sound by KEF and design by long-term collaborator Ross Lovegrove, the KEF Mu7 Wireless Headphones deliver an uncompromising audio experience paired with understated style.
An exercise in both engineering and aesthetic excellence, KEF has continued its partnership with visionary designer Ross Lovegrove to produce the Mu7. Renowned for his innovative approach and ﬂowing, sculptural forms, Lovegrove has created an over-ear headphone design which is reﬁned, sleek, and a harmonious addition to the wider Ross Lovegrove Collection for KEF. Lovegrove has previously worked alongside the brand to shape the deﬁnitive Muon loudspeakers, Muo portable speakers, and Mu3 earphones.
KEF draws upon years of commitment to technological innovation and high-performance audio equipment to continue its mission to present music as it was made to be heard. Focusing on the nuances that imbue sound with heightened levels of signiﬁcance, KEF preserves the integrity of a recording with little intervention, presenting a revealing listening experience that offers a pure and accurate representation of the original recording.
Available in two sleek colourways, Silver Grey and Charcoal Grey, the Mu7 headphones present precision-engineered, ergonomic aluminium construction. A lightweight, durable headband delivers a snug acoustic seal, with minimal ear pressure. The memory foam ear pads mould to the shape of the head, improving both passive and active noise cancellation and bass response. A swivel point above the ear cups allows the headphones to be rotated and ﬂattened, ideal for compact transport.
A capacitive touchpad on the right ear cup allows users to answer calls, skip tracks and adjust volume through a series of intuitive taps and swipes. Lovegrove notes that “If you are wearing a particular type of headphones, they are an extension of you. Well, what is the best interface? Your ﬁnger. It’s like putting your hand over your ears, there’s this gestural elegance.”
Custom tuned by the KEF engineering experts, the Mu7 headphones integrate enhanced codec technology to deliver KEF’s instantly recognisable
high-resolution sound quality, wirelessly. In each of the closed-back earcups sits a full-range dynamic driver for a pristine audio performance that reveals even the most subtle acoustic details.
Sophisticated Smart Active Noise Cancellation technology uses multiple ﬁlters to capture environmental sound, before applying a specialised algorithm to target individual frequencies. For hands-free phone calls, Clear Voice Capture (cVc) isolates the voice of the speaker and minimises all other noise picked up by the microphone, ensuring crystal clear calls regardless of the environment.
For more information, please visit www.kef.com.
Since 1961, KEF has ﬁrmly established itself at the forefront of audio excellence. From the early adoption of synthetic materials to the pioneering Reference Series that now determines industry standard, a foundation of technological innovation, design, and craftsmanship has led the brand to produce bar-setting products in speaker design.
Founded by BBC engineer Raymond Cooke, KEF is named after its original site, Kent Engineering and Foundry, and continues to manufacture and develop its signature pieces in Maidstone, Kent, UK.
Committed to bringing a superior listening experience to audiophiles, the brand’s revolutionary collection of speakers and subwoofers has evolved to include wireless speaker-systems, portable speakers, and headphones – allowing KEF to bring high-ﬁdelity sound to more people in their homes and on the move.
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