CES 2012: Wolfson launches Digital Silence active noise-cancelling in-ear headphones

Digital Silence DS-421D

The DS-421D headphones uses Wolfson's noise-cancellation and microphone technologies, the brand being an offshoot of Wolfson Microelectronics.

The headphones offer three modes of noise cancellation: general, aeroplane and office, with each picking-up and cancelling different sound frequencies - using a Wolfson mic - according to the environment.

Powered by a lithium ion battery, the headphones will give you 14 hours of active noise cancellation or work as passive headphones should you run out of juice.

The Digital Silence DS-421D earphones, due out in Spring, are set to cost around £99.

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Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).