The world of premium wireless earbuds just got a little more extravagant with the launch of Devialet's second-generation gem, the Gemini II. Building on the success of the original Gemini earbuds, these new arrivals come packed with a slew of features aimed at providing users with a top-notch audio experience.
One of the standout features of the Devialet Gemini II is its Adaptive Noise Cancellation (ANC) technology. Unlike traditional ANC systems, Devialet's ANC dynamically adjusts to the unique shape of your ears, ensuring that you enjoy an optimal listening experience regardless of your surroundings.
This innovation is complemented by a hybrid dual-microphone setup and digital filters powered by the company's Internal Delay Compensation (IDC) technology. Together, they work to enhance noise cancellation, particularly at higher frequencies, by addressing the internal delay typically associated with ANC systems.
If you've ever been bothered by wind noise while enjoying your music or making phone calls, the Gemini II aims to solve that problem. Devialet introduces Active Wind Reduction (AWR), a feature designed to combat wind interference effectively.
AWR wraps each embedded microphone in anti-wind material and shields the microphone membrane from the effects of wind, ensuring that your audio remains crisp and clear even on gusty days. Smart wind-detection algorithms further fine-tune the ANC and Transparency settings based on your immediate environment, guaranteeing a consistent and uninterrupted listening experience.
The Gemini II is equipped with a brand-new custom 10mm titanium-coated driver, which promises clean and clear audio reproduction. It supports aptX codecs for superior sound quality and offers Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity with multipoint capability, allowing you to pair the earbuds with two devices simultaneously.
Beyond its advanced technology, the Gemini II boasts a refined and ergonomic design. Devialet invested significant research into understanding the structure of the human ear, resulting in earbuds that prioritize stability and comfort. Four differently sized ear tips ensure a perfect fit for every user. The earbuds' sleek and ergonomic design is further complemented by a slimmer charging case, addressing a concern raised with the previous generation.
The Gemini II is available in two classic color options: Matte Black and Iconic White. However, for those seeking the ultimate in luxury, Devialet offers the Opéra de Paris edition, which features 24-carat gold plating on both the case and earbuds. This special edition is a testament to Devialet's five-year partnership with the iconic French institution.
As with many premium audio products, luxury comes at a cost. The Matte Black and Iconic White variants of the Devialet Gemini II are available for $450, representing a price increase from the first-generation model. The Opéra de Paris edition, with its lavish gold plating, commands a premium price of $650.