Launching in Spring 2020, Cleer Audio’s Enduro ANC doubles the industry-average time of noise-canceling playback, operating for 60 hours with the feature enabled. Due to its solid relationship with Qualcomm Cleer has become one of the first few brands available on the market today to implement Qualcomm’s QCC5126 chip. It is the chip that accounts for the advanced design of the Enduro ANC. Moreover, it also backs the Cleer’s engineering ability with power management.
The noise-canceling performance does not only hold the potential to block noise up to 30 decibels. It also allows users to customize the noise cancelation depending on where they use it. The customizability allows users to optimize the balance between limiting unwanted noise and audio performance. Using the new Cleer Connect app, users will be able to adjust settings for specific situations, e.g. traveling via airplane, train or car or use in a café or outdoors. It also features Cleer’s patented 40mm Ironless Driver.
“Consumers have long been frustrated at the battery life of their headphones, especially when traveling. When you include in-demand features like noise cancellation, many products on the market are unable to last through a long-haul flight, much less an entire trip, leaving travelers left to bring another charging cord and scrambling for an outlet,” says Aaron Levine, Vice President of Marketing of Cleer Inc. “Our engineering team has been able to maximize the power management potential of this new Qualcomm chip, so we can offer a noise-canceling headphone with 60 hours of battery life, meaning you may not need to charge your headphones for an entire trip. Not only will a single charge last through a round-trip flight from Newark to Singapore, the Enduro ANC has a quick charge feature that replenishes 2 hours of battery life when charged to 5 minutes via USB-C.”
The Enduro ANC is designed out of high grade molded plastic. It is complemented with ergonomically designed memory foam earpads. Additionally, the craftsmanship put into the Enduro ANC speaks for its lightweight design and the comfort it brings when worn on long hauls. Its slim headband flexes but doesn’t weaken so that the out-of-box pressure on the ears and crown of the head is adjustable.
Pricing and Availability
The Enduro ANC will be available for $199.99 (the UK around £199.99, TBC) in April 2020 at cleeraudio.com, authorized retailers as well as Amazon.com. You may also find the Enduro ANC at CES, January 7-10 at booth 16720, Central Hall.