A 30-Year Sennheiser Design Veteran Crafted These True Wireless Earbuds

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The race to create the superior wireless earbuds has never been more competitive. Audio giants like Bose, Sennheiser, and Sony rule the roost as they continuously pour their resources into developing the next best wireless earbuds. Smaller companies face a David vs. Goliath caliber challenge when trying to disrupt this market, which makes Grell Audio’s story all the more compelling to follow. The Germany-based startup, led by former 30-year Sennheiser lead designer Axel Grell looks to make waves in the headphone space with his exclusive pair of ANC true wireless earbuds, the TWS/1.

Equal parts form and function, these earbuds blend a sleek, minimalist design with cutting-edge technology. As Grell Audio’s flagship product, the TWS/1 are loaded with tech. The TWS/1 earbuds boast Active Noise Cancellation as well as Axel Grell Noise Annoyance Reduction, resulting in an impressive sound signature. Even better, the TWS/1 includes SoundID, allowing users to personalize the output of their earbuds to their own hearing profile. The unique SoundID can then be saved to the user’s earbuds, thus ensuring a consistent, tailor-made audio output. Finding your own SoundID is as easy as taking a simple test on the Grell-compatible SoundID app. 10.1mm high precision custom dynamic drivers bring a clear, loud sound without overpowering the user’s ears, and the 34-hour combined battery life will keep listeners jamming out as long as they need. The TWS/1 also benefits from wireless charging as well as Bluetooth compatibility with a range of more than 160 feet. Grell takes the TWS/1’s Bluetooth compatibility a step further by supporting codecs like SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX adaptive, and LHDC. Add in the futuristic aluminum charging case and you have a pair of true wireless earbuds that even the strictest audiophiles couldn’t deny.

Oh, and they’re only $200, which makes the TWS/1 one of the best bargains on the market. Grell is taking pre-orders for the TWS/1s on their website.

Purchase: $200

Photo: Grell Audio
Photo: Grell Audio