Instead of giving users the standard on/off noise cancellation switch found on typical headphones, the Q Adapt On-Ear allows listeners to more precisely tailor what they hear through the digital signal processor that enables them to select one of CityMix’s four levels of noise cancellation. This allows users to customize their sound, from completely blocking out the racket of a crowded commuter train, to letting in just enough ambient noise, such as a siren or car horn, to stay safe while bicycling, jogging or when on the go.
“Fitting into our users’ flexible lifestyle has always been a top priority at Libratone, from the portability of indoor/outdoor speakers to the multiple levels of noise cancellation in our newest headphones,” says Libratone CEO Jan McNair. “The Q Adapt On-Ear wireless headphones are the latest in Libratone’s portfolio of advanced acoustic lifestyle products, giving users the signature Libratone sound in a distinctive design that looks great everywhere, from the catwalk to the sidewalk.”
Libratone’s Q Adapt On-Ear headphones have an easy-to-use touch interface, which enables playback, no matter the scenario. With four built-in microphones, the headphones have full phone connectivity capabilities, so tapping the touch interface with two or more fingers answers or ends a call. The Q Adapt also features Libratone’s signature Hush function, which silences the audio in the headphones with a wave of the hand over the ear cups, eliminating the need to take off the headphones to hear anything external. Q Adapt On-Ear is also equipped with proximity sensors that shut down the audio and the adjustable noise cancellation when the user removes the headphones. The Q Adapt On-Ear features Bluetooth +1 wireless, so two users can share music, check out a podcast, or follow a ball game – all from a single device.
“During our research, we learned that users love the immersive sound of on-ear headphones, but that they also wanted the option of hearing the outside world without having to remove the device,” says Libratone President Mike Culver. “We designed both the Q Adapt On-Ear headphones, and the recently released Q Adapt In-Ear earbuds, to liberate on-the-go listeners from having to constantly take off either product when their environment changed. Libratone’s adjustable noise cancellation specifically addresses this need – and let’s you clearly hear the person next to you when they’re complimenting you on your headphones.”
The Q Adapt On-Ear Bluetooth wireless headphones are available in Cloudy White or Stormy Black for $249