A big name for a small product: "Gemini" evokes associations with manned space flight – a code word for technical innovation. And indeed, Devialet has once again applied its inventive spirit to these noise-canceling headphones. The French engineers have come up with no less than three patents to achieve particularly effective noise suppression. There are three microphones in each earplug: two for noise cancelling and one for optimal voice transmission during phone calls. A technology called "Ear Active Matching" even automatically adjusts the sound to the shape of the ears and the position of the earphones in the ear canal. And the Gemini app works out which of the four differently sized earpieces are suited the best for your ears. In addition to three noise cancelling strengths, two transparency modes are available for acoustic contact with the outside world. Everything is operated via a single touch-sensitive button, and they are fed via Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX codec. The "Gemini capsules", whose form is (somewhat on purpose) reminiscent of Devialet's phantom loudspeakers, come in a noble box. Devialet specifies 24 hours as playing time when fully charged. They can be recharged via USB or wirelessly via Qi. They come at around 300 Euro and can be pre-ordered now*.
*Price and Availability for Germany.