Dali's premium headphones offer an "integrated, beautifully timed sound" and "gorgeous" finish – that's what we said under intense review. And right now, both models are heavily discounted at Amazon.
High-end Dali wireless over-ear headphones, $100 off
Better known for its Award-winning Oberon and Spektor speakers, Dali was something of a late bloomer when it came to headphones, releasing its first foray into the market in late 2019. But what a foray the IO range is.
We reviewed both the IO-4 and the set with added noise-cancelling, the IO-6s, praising the "expansive, clear sound", "textured vocals" and "premium, classy build". The team were seriously impressed with form, finesse, detail and functionality, only docking a star in each model because we noted that the sound performance lacked a little dynamic punch.
The earpads are soft and capable of rotating a full 90 degrees, making them comfortable around the neck as well as on the head. The earcups can also lie flat for easier storage. Both the ‘caramel white’ colourway (which sounds delicious, and looks the part too) and the Iron Black finish are discounted, and in terms of wireless codecs, Bluetooth aptX, aptX HD and Apple AAC are all supported.
The controls on the right earcup (both over-ear models house Dali's custom 50mm paper fibre cone driver) work a treat, too. For volume adjustment, lightly press the upper or lower part of the outer disc, and for track control, call-handling or connecting to your voice assistant, it’s the central, beautifully-branded button. It's new tech, but it's Dali, so everything feels underpinned by old-school principles and methods.
As we concluded in our review of the IO-4: "If you're looking for a pair of headphones that offer a more refined effortless, spacious sound and handles midrange detail and vocals particularly well, you have found them".
And don't forget, you're adding a $100 saving to the mix, too...
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