KEF and Porsche Design team up for Space One Wireless noise-cancelling headphones

Last year, KEF collaborated with high-end Porsche Design to puts its stamp on the lifestyle market with a Bluetooth speaker and two pairs of wireless headphones.

Of the latter, the Space One over-ear headphones offer active noise cancellation while the Motion One in-ears are wireless.

The new Space One Wireless, however, combine both features. They promise an impressive 30 hours of (aptX) Bluetooth and active noise-cancelling playback from a single charge - if proven, it means they have more stamina than the class-leading Bose QuietComfort 35s, Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless and Sony WH-1000XM2. Which would be a good start.

While similar to the Space One in looks, the design of the Space One Wireless has been “refreshed and refined” - it now features a Porsche Design logo on the earcup flap.

Behind that suave exterior sit 40mm full range drivers, 20mm neodymium magnets and a “lightweight” voice coil designed to deliver “crisp, spacious and highly dynamic” sound.

The Space One Wireless headphones are available from October, priced £350. The competition is tough at that price indeed, so naturally they'll have to prove themselves beyond the crisp looks and aspirational branding.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.