The state-of-the-art DALI IO-12 Hi-Fi headphones offer you hours of listening pleasure in sumptuous comfort. From the real leather headband and ear pads to the 50 mm paper fibre cone and groundbreaking SMC drivers, the IO-12s reveal every musical detail.
True Hi-Fi Sound
DALI IO-12 headphones are designed and engineered using the same sound principles as our full-size loudspeakers – they're true Hi-Fi speakers for your head.
World-First Driver Technology
The 50 mm custom-developed Hi-Fi headphone drive unit is the world's first to feature our patented distortion-eliminating SMC magnet technology for the ultimate sound that lets you hear every detail.
Wired or Wireless
Whether you're wired up to your Hi-Fi or paired wirelessly with your mobile, DALI IO-12s deliver astonishing Hi-Fi sound, however you use them.
Leave the World Behind
Silence the distractions and enjoy an immersive listening experience with our cutting-edge active noise cancellation.
True Hi-Fi Sound
Highest standards of design, durability, comfort and sound quality.
DALI IO-12 headphones are designed and engineered using the same sound principles as our full-size loudspeakers. Featuring technologies such as our patented SMC magnet driver material, low-loss rubber surround, rigid paper fibre cone and low resonance enclosures, the IO-12s deliver the same low-loss sound with ultimate clarity and dynamic capabilities that you would expect from any DALI speaker. They're true Hi-Fi speakers for your head.
Closer to Reality
World-first driver technology.
The IO-12s are the world's first headphones to feature an SMC magnet system. Using the same material as our high-end EPICON speakers, Soft Magnetic Compound reduces eddy currents and hysteresis to lower uneven harmonic distortion drastically, resulting in crystal-clear, ultra-low distortion sound that brings you closer to reality.
Wired or Wireless
The only headphones you'll ever need.
Whether you're plugged into your Hi-Fi immersed in your vinyl collection or paired with your smartphone enjoying on-the-go music, DALI IO-12s harness advanced technologies like Bluetooth® aptX Adaptive to deliver an astonishing musical experience, however you use them.
Active Noise Cancellation
Leave the world behind.
Silence the distractions and enjoy every detail of your favourite music. Our cutting-edge active noise cancellation technology delivers a truly immersive listening experience, while blocking out low-frequency noises. With three ANC modes, you can tailor the IO-12s to your situation, whether you're relaxing at home or on your daily commute.
35-Hour Battery Life
Extended listening between charges.
An advanced lithium-ion battery delivers up to 35 hours of peerless noise-cancelling playback, so you can enjoy extended listening on a single charge. And with battery level LEDs and a voice prompt to tell you how much charge you have left, you never need to run out of power.
Dual Sound Modes
Two sound profiles to match your taste.
Tailor the performance to your own style with 'Hi-Fi' and 'Bass' sound modes. Whether you like your music as the artist intended or you prefer a more punchy, bass-focused performance, the IO-12s let you listen to your music just the way you want it.
|Frequency Range||10 - 48,000 Hz ±3 dB|
|Analogue Input Sensitivity (Passive Mode / Active Mode)||91 dB SPL, 1 mW @ 1 kHz / 300 mV RMS, 94 dB SPL @ 1 kHz|
|Impedance (Passive Mode)||25 Ohm|
|Maximum SPL||100 dBA|
|Headphone Principle||Closed Back Circumaural (Over Ear)|
|Full Range Driver||50 mm with SMC Based Magnet System|
|Driver Diaphragm||Free Edge Paper Fibre Cone|
|Amplifier Principle||Fully Bridged (BTL) Class D Output Stage|
|Connection Input(s)||Bluetooth 5.2 (Wireless), 3.5 mm Mini Jack Stereo, USB-C|
|Wireless Input Audio Codecs||AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive|
|Supported Input Audio Formats||16 - 24 Bit Audio, 32 / 44.1 / 48 / 96 kHz Sample Rate|
|Functions||Power On/Off, Bluetooth Pair/Release, Volume Up/Down, Play/Pause/Skip Track, Take Call, ANC Modes (On/Transparency/Off), Sound Modes (Hi-Fi/Bass)|
|Other Features||Wind Noise Suppression, Hi-Res Audio Certified|
|Noise Reduction||Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)|
|Hands-Free Calls and Voice Assist||Updated Clear Voice Communication (CVC)|
|Battery - Playback Time||Up to 35 Hours|
|Battery - Charge Time||1 Hour and 50 Minutes|
|Compact Storage||One-Way Foldable|
|Weight||0.37 kg / 0.82 lb|
|Shipping Weight||2.25 kg / 4.96 lb|
|Accessories Included||1.2 m USB-C Cable (Charging + USB Audio), 1.2 m Stereo Mini Jack Cable, 3.0 m Stereo Mini Jack Cable, 3.5 mm Stereo Mini Jack to 6.3 mm Jack Adaptor, Flight Adaptor, Luxury Travel Case|
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