The Bragi Dash wireless headphones have received royal status thanks to its cutting-edge technology and forward approach. The company has taken in feedback regarding its first iteration of the headphones and is now looking to improve on them with their next, bleeding-edge headphones – the Bragi Dash Pro.
The new Bragi headphones are supposed to offer better battery life at about 5-hours, improved Bluetooth performance, better audio quality, better call quality, among other improvements. Connectivity from the phone to the earbuds in the original Dash could be easily disrupted. In this edition, no so. The Dash was among one of the first truly wireless headphones released for its era. Since then, the AirPods, Samsung’s IconX and others have ruled the roost. The Dash Pro is aimed at being once again being at the top of the pile.
Considering that Bragi is also updating its operating system for the earbuds to Bragi OS 3.0, the new update will allow for features like real-time language translation, which the device will be able to do in partnership with the language translation app, iTranslate. The way this works is, the buds will allow for users to speak through the microphone, and the software will do its magic, communication those words into something translatable and even vice-versa meaning that users will be able to respond to the same language as well.
Tech Crunch defines the headphones as not just headphones, but wearable computers, owing to the device’s usage of an OS and also its abilities. There is also a special “Starkey” variant of the buds which will be available, which will be the world’s first custom-made wireless ear computer. No doubt, that the extra effort will come at an extra cost as well. The new Dash Pro will be, in essence, an update to the original Dash, offering pass through active audio transparency along with a codec that allows for the elimination of background noise. There will also be new foam tips available for improved sound isolation. The most outrageous specification, however, is the on-board 32-bit processor that can run 27 sensors simultaneously for the computational functions.
The new Dash Pro can also be controlled without the hands, in the event that they are occupied. Users will be able to nod or shake their head and make other gestures in order to activate specific actions on the device. The hands-free menu system is intuitive and is a different approach to navigation, which no other manufacturer has been able to currently integrate into their head-phones on this price.
In terms of sound quality, the headphones promise high-quality and balanced tones for when listening to music. The headphones also have 4GB of internal storage and are waterproof as well. Speaking of pricing, the regular Dash Pro headphones will set users back by $329, while the tailor-made Starkey variant will sell for $500. For the kind of job that these headphones do apart from playing music, the cost seems rather convincing, since there is nothing like it on the market currently.