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DALI iO-6 Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones Review

Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries aka DALI is known for its high-performance speakers. Now the company offers premium full-sized adaptive noise canceling headphones to compete with the likes of Sony, Bose, Bowers and Wilkins and others. The DALI iO-6’s $500 MSRP puts them at the high end price wise compared to the most popular competition, so let’s see it these cans are worth the $$$.

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How does the Sony compare to the Bose Quietcomfort 35 for noise cancellation? My old Bose QC15 has died and Bose gave me a upgrade to the 35 for a nominal charge.

For many years, the QC15 were the best in noise cancellation. I only use these headphones when I fly in airplanes
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How does the Sony compare to the Bose Quietcomfort 35 for noise cancellation? My old Bose QC15 has died and Bose gave me a upgrade to the 35 for a nominal charge.

For many years, the QC15 were the best in noise cancellation. I only use these headphones when I fly in airplanes
Simply the best. The Sony ANC is better than anyone else (owned both).

These sound DOA. The price and worse ANC make them a pass. Glad you mentioned comfort in your review. With international flying, the Sony’s seem to be the only ones I can wear for 8+ hours without discomfort. I haven’t tried to updated B&W, but i have the PX and they get pretty uncomfortable a few hours in.
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"....make that noise appear to disappear."? Great review though. I never thought of it, but I think you're on to something regarding the round earcups, they'll have to be much bigger to encompass the whole ear, which would probably mean they won't seal behind the ear, which will defeat the purpose of noise cancelling, but these do look super nice.

I own a couple of Sennheiser 'phones and the oval shape does make it easier to forget that you're wearing them.
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round cups...bigger...won't seal behind the ear, which will defeat the purpose of noise cancelling
Good point! I've been trying different headphones, and round cups definitely make them huger when packed. I gotta hand it to Bose, nothing more compact in a case than my QC25 so far. And some of those big cups do not seal well at the back as you say.
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Like many, I find the price point of noise cancelling headphones pretty high. I recall literally 15 to 20 years ago yet, listening to Bose noise cancelling headphones, and they were very good way back then at cancelling exterior noise. Being an akg k702 owner, I already have a fairly decent pair of headphones that are not noise canceling. I was looking around to try a noise cancelling pair , but had no intention to spend some 300 to 500 on them.

I ended up buying some Boldtune on Amazon for 57.00 CAD. Limited time special. For 57 bucks, not only do they do a pretty good job at noise cancelling, have a great charge time and length, but they actually mimick the look of the new bose.

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I have a QC30, noise cancellation is not best but comfortable to wear. But this one looks nice too, will be next queue.
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