NAMM 2020: Vox’s VH-Q1 are ANC headphones built for guitarists

It uses internal and external microphones for better signal isolation.

NAMM 2020: Vox has announced its first pair of active noise-cancelling (ANC) headphones, the VH-Q1. These over-the-ear headphones come with a variety of features that make them suitable for guitarists looking for a pair of ANC headphones to practice with.

The Vox VH-Q1 is designed to isolate the frequencies of the user’s acoustic guitar or voice and remove unwanted noise, as the brand claims. It features an advanced noise-cancelling system that uses both feed-forward and feedback technology that allow for greater environmental awareness and control over what gets through into the headphones.

Internal and external microphones allow the VH-Q1 to automatically adapt to its surroundings and help suppress a wider range of frequencies. The headphone’s added attenuation function also ensures functionality even in extremely loud situations. This is complemented by the VH-Q1’s passive noise-cancelling features, which comprise an adaptable ear cushion and a special frame structure, the latter of which minimises the amount of noise transmitted through the headband.

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Sound quality is delivered through the use of a 41mm custom PEEK high-grade film diaphragm. The VH-Q1 reproduces high resolution audio and can be connected to any audio player device, mixer or audio interface. The VH-Q1 also supports voice assistant services (Google Assistant and Siri) and comes with a rechargeable battery that lasts 36 hours on a single charge.

The VH-Q1 supports both Bluetooth and wired connections. While in use for playing/singing, audio from an external source can be fed through the VH-Q1 and adjusted for balance, making these headphones a good companion for silent practice sessions.

The Vox VH-Q1 will be available early Spring for $400. For more information, click here.

Find out more about NAMM 2020 here.

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