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 reviewed all manner of audio gear, from budget amplifiers to high-end speakers, and particularly specialises in headphones and head-fi devices. In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.