Denon PerL earbuds redefine personalised sound
We all hear differently, so we shouldn’t all listen the same. The shape of ear canals, the external environment, subjective preferences, and experiences affect how and what we hear. Denon have recognised the potential to transform the way we hear sound into a truly personalized experience—and have brought this to life with their new Denon PerL earbuds. Recognising that there’s a spectrum of audio uniquely perceived by everyone, Denon PerL and PerL Pro earbuds are tuned to the sensitivities of each individual, creating a more profound, rich, and fulfilling experience.
What is personalised sound?
Sound might seem like an objective thing, but that’s really only the case for machines. As humans, we each perceive sound differently, and that’s affected by a number of factors as mentioned above. If we can adjust audio output to suit each individual, we can create tailored listening experience with much greater clarity and impact.
You can think of personalised sound as a much more advanced equaliser (EQ). An EQ tuning adjusts the relative volume of the sounds we can perceive—from 20Hz to 20kHz—by focusing on particular frequencies. You might have used a graphic EQ on a stereo to adjust the sound to suit your taste or the environment, bumping up the bass or shaving off some high-end. Personalised sound works similarly but with much greater accuracy and control. We’ll go into the specifics of how Denon personalised sound works below, but at a basic level: Denon’s new PerL earbuds tweak the sound in response to your hearing feedback, producing audio best suited to you.
How does personalised sound work?
Denon’s process isn’t based on subjective feedback; it’s driven by Masimo Adaptive Acoustic Technology (AAT). To truly map the sensitivity and unique qualities of your hearing, there’s a simple and objective test: when sounds are played into the inner ear, the cochlea responds by producing small sounds in return. This audio phenomenon (called otoacoustic emissions or OAE) is louder across frequencies to which you’re more sensitive, and the data produced from these tests then determine how best to shape audio to give you the best experience.
To get this information, Denon use some self-contained, self-learning technology. Their PerL earbuds contain tiny microphones that perceive the volume of OAE in your ear, identifying how sensitive your hearing is to specific frequencies. Using this data, Masimo AAT adjusts frequencies across the acoustic spectrum so that what you hear is much closer to how the audio is supposed to sound. The audio will be uncoloured by the idiosyncrasies of your own ear, giving you the most faithful audio representation possible.
Dive into personalized listening
If you’re ready to explore the world of personalised audio, check out Denon PerL and Denon PerL Pro earbuds. Great audio products deepen your connection to music, and we can’t wait for you to experience the difference that personalised audio makes.