With the "PerL" and "PerL Pro", Denon is introducing two new earphones with 10-millimeter drivers that aim to stand out thanks to numerous state-of-the-art technologies, especially in the "Pro". The highlight of both new models is the "Masimo Adaptive Acoustic Technology (AAT)", which uses elaborate measurement methods and highly sensitive, inward-facing microphones to automatically create a completely individual hearing profile for each user.
The accompanying app allows changing the touch controls and the ANC or transparency mode, among other things. The latter amplifies external noise so that you can, for example, talk or hear train announcements without having to take the earphones off. As usual with True Wireless in-ears, the headphones come with a storage case that also works as a charging station. The in-ears themselves have enough power for six or eight (for the "Pro") hours, while the case provides another three full charges for both models, according to Denon. Thanks to included inserts and IPX4 splash protection certification, both models are also suitable for sports use, while Active Noise Cancelling suppresses distracting ambient noise.
In the "Pro" model, the ANC is supplemented by an "adaptive" technology that automatically adjusts to the background noise of the surroundings. Furthermore, the premium "Pro" version is said to come with the following additional features:
- Qualcomm aptX Lossless™ and Adaptive™ – allows CD-quality transmission and automatic adaptation to streaming conditions
- aptX Voice™ – for improved speech intelligibility
- Dirac Virtuo™ – a 3D technology that adapts classic stereo content, aiming to make them sound as if they were being played on a high-end stereo system in front of the listener
- Multipoint connection with multiple devices at the same time
- Wireless and faster charging of the case
- 4 microphones per side instead of two, two of which use bone conduction
- Triple-layer titanium diaphragms
Both models are now available in black. The Denon PerL costs around €200 in Germany, while the PerL Pro comes in at around €350.