If you’re going to buy travel headphones, sound will always be the first consideration. The darn things have to sound great. If you’re looking for cans that match high-fidelity with premium styling, you will be interested in the KEF x Porsche Design Space One.
Engineered from cast aluminum with a sandblasted titanium finish and black contrast detailing, it’s quite the looker, looking every bit like a premium piece of audio gear. It matches those good looks with comfortable appointments, such as a sweat-resistant padded head band and soft leather ear cups to ensure you enjoy a pleasant listening experience.
The KEF x Porsche Design Space One Headphones comes with active noise cancellation to drown out engine noise and airport bustle, with a switch that lets you turn it off for those times you’d like to hear what’s going on around you. A single AAA battery allows you to keep the noise cancellation running for up to 50 hours on a single charge, so you don’t have to worry about needing a fresh battery before getting to your destination.
It uses KEF-tuned full-range 40mm drivers, a large 20mm neodymium magnet, and a lightweight CCAW voice coil to produce “crisp high tones, rich midrange, and a tight bass.” Features include a circumaural design, an aluminum headband that clamps gently around the ears, and memory foam ear cushions.
Available now, the KEF x Porsche Design Space One Headphones are priced at €420.