Montblanc is surpassing the benchmark set by Sony and Bose in the active noise cancellation, traveler’s headphone market. While these two are the most popular products out there, they sell for $350 or much lesser during a sale. However, the newly launched Montblanc Smart Headphones cost $600 and is definitely on the premium edge aimed at those who could actually afford it.
The audiophile community is an audacious lot that never says no to super expensive headphones which is why it goes from $1000 all the way up to $5000 for some specific models. But, all these devices require a powerful DAC, AMP to be operated and are designed to be used on a desktop computer rather than on the move.
With the Montblanc Smart Headphones, the manufacturer is going head-on against Sony and Bose with a much higher pricing but a similar set of features. The headphones are available in three different color choices including black, gold and silver. They use contrasting color options, supports active noise cancellation, Google Assistant, and made from metal to assure long lasting durability.
The product ensures supreme comfort with super soft leather on the earcups, and bundles two different cables including a USB-A to USB-C as well as a USB-C to 3.5mm for wired audio connection. It is primarily designed to be a Bluetooth headphone with button controls so that you can easily know what you are pressing and get the desired result. Being an all-metal build adds some weight to the over ear pair of headphones but it doesn’t compromise the comfort factor.
The Montblanc Smart Headphones are designed to be a luxury accessory and its sound quality should be on par with Bose QC series and Sony’s ANC headphones. The product is set for launch in the online store and in outlets before the end of March.