Renowned audio company KEF is launching a new set of true wireless earbuds to take on Apple’s AirPods Pro. The Mu3 earbuds offer impressive battery life, noise-cancellation, and a unique design.
Available now, the Mu3 earbuds were designed by Ross Lovegrove in partnership with the London-based KEF acoustic team. They deliver KEF’s signature sound using 8.2mm full-range dynamic drivers for “well balanced, coherent sound with rich midrange, detailed bass, and crisp high tones” and a frequency range of 20-20000Hz.
The case is intended to look almost like a sculpture with its smooth curves and the matching earbuds. USB-C powers up the case which provides an additional 15 hours of usage time on top of the nine hours in each earbud. Fast charging gives an hour of use after 15 minutes of charging.
They’re protected with IPX5 splash resistance for all-weather wear. A multi-function button sits on each earbud to control music playback, audio mode, and volume.
The Mu3 connects over Bluetooth 5.0 for lag-free audio. Active noise cancelation blocks external noise and an “Ambient Mode” allows surrounding audio to be piped through, similar to AirPods Pro transparency mode.