Edifier have developed a (good) behavior of bringing beforehand costly expertise right down to inexpensive costs with the noise cancelling TWS NB2, however the NeoBuds Professional go a step additional by bringing noise cancellation and Hello-Res audio assist right down to a really inexpensive worth.
Edifier has used Indiegogo to fund manufacturing of the earbuds, which have shot previous their versatile aim by 3552%. Priced at $99 (we’re nonetheless ready to listen to on a UK worth), the Edifier NeoBuds Professional boast assist for lively noise cancellation and Hello-Res audio.
That undercuts a equally specc’d wi-fi earbud just like the Sony WF-1000XM4 by fairly a hefty quantity. Might it provide the same audio high quality? We’ll have to attend and see however Edifier appear assured about its efficiency.
Edifier claims the NeoBuds Professional are distinct from different noise cancelling earbuds by advantage of boasting a dynamic driver, Knowles balanced armature driver and LHDC Bluetooth codec.
LHDC is a rival to Sony’s LDAC, providing higher-quality streaming over a Bluetooth connection in comparison with the likes of SBC, AAC and commonplace aptX. LHDC carries with it the potential to stream 24-bit/96kHz, which is taken into account to be Hi-Res audio. It’s been adopted by quite a lot of manufacturers in Asia (equivalent to Huawei), however it’s not notably widespread elsewhere.
The purpose with LHDC assist is to current “the truest, purest tones of every musical word and instrument”. Edifier say they’ve achieved this degree of audio high quality by integrating its bi-amping with DSP-based lively crossover expertise to make sure the dynamic and armature driver are working in tandem.
Edifier additionally states that the noise cancellation within the NeoBuds Professional outperforms the TWS NB2 with its deeper, smarter and upgraded noise cancelling algorithm. The earbuds additionally characteristic three inside microphones designed to boost name high quality and provide higher wind-resistance.
Different options embrace a complicated low latency gaming mode, 24 hours of playback (5 hours with ANC, stretching to six with it off), fast-charging (10 minutes for an hour’s playback), AAC and SBC assist, in addition to a sturdy IP54 ranking that protects it in opposition to mud and water.
The NeoBuds Professional are already accessible to pre-order, with a retail worth of $99 on IndieGoGo.