Designed to be autonomous, intelligent, and high-fidelity, these are the $5000 headphones you never knew you wanted. Debussy headphones. Are you buying it?
Debussy Headphones are Autonomous, Intelligent, and $5000
Debussy Headphones hail from France with the promise of highly intelligent headphones that also provides hifi sound. The company plans to launch three headphones (Iris, Nathaniel, Claire de Lune) in Spring 2018 all designed for you to master, record, broadcast, and connect your headphones.
Debussy plans to master audio by creating the first “true neutral reference” headphone by using very high-end DAC chipsets, drivers, and so forth. Though, those details are yet to be disclosed. There’s also Debussy’s Accurate Neutral Sound Technology (ANST) which is a layer of innovative software capable of enhancing the performances of the headphones up to an extreme neutral level.
When it comes to record, the headphones allow users to create binaural recordings, like Sennheiser’s Ambeo Smart Headset. You’ll also be able to hear them back binaurally. If you’re unfamiliar with this term, basically the technology allows users to record and play back audio the in 3D, which is more realistic and mimics the way we hear. For example, as a car passes you on the street from the right. You hear the car softly from the right ear and then more loudly in the right and then loudly in both and then in softly in the left before its completely gone. Debussy Audio can do this.
Now, I’m sure you are wondering how “intelligent” these headphones are and what can they do. All three headphones are also able to broadcast and connect, as I mentioned earlier. That means they are able to socially engage and broadcast your content. How so? The user has the option of streaming to Facebook Live directly from the headphones subsequently allowing any of their friends to listen and share their experience.
Connectivity is one of the primary features that sets these headphones apart from the rest. Debussy Audio has specially crafted these headphones to connect via 4G, Wi-Fi to stream audio over a high-quality connection or even store music internally (up to 100 Songs in FLAC). You won’t even need your phone. Along with Bluetooth technology, the headphones allow the user to also take calls. Now that’s autonomy.
As for sound, Iris, Nathaniel, and Claire de Lune are built with Debussy Sound Signature Technology (SST) which is a processing technology that give the sound its color, tone and character, according to Debussy. This allows listeners to give their headphones the “flavor” they like.
Lastly, aesthetics are a true feat on these cans which have managed to merge technologically advance with pure elegance. The models Nathaniel and Claire De Lune propel the cans into a truly divine category of their own with soft leather trim in shades of navy and burgundy paired with color blocked silver and gold plating along with an LED screen.
At face value these headphones seem really cool with all the cool futuristic features that make a millennial die and the classy chassies that’ll make an high end audiophile drool. However, the combination of contrasting features cause a conundrum of an issue. While a souped up chassis with the latest technological advancements are awesome, it makes many audiophiles (usually older in age) wary of its high resolution capabilities. Also, ranging in prices from $500 to $5000, I can’t imagine many young-to-dos clearing their bank account for these headphones. Regardless, Debussy Headphones launch in March 2018 on Kickstarter. I’m looking forward to see how these revolutionary cans will fare.
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