Cleer audio is introduce its latest flagship noise cancelling wireless headphone the Cleer ALPHA ANC. The headphone come with an enhanced wearing comfort, adaptive active noise cancellation, spatial audio, multipoint connectivity, ambient mode, and also powerful distortion-free audio. Alpha is the ultimate Cleer headphone.
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Price and availability
The Cleer ALPHA ANC headphone come with a Black and White colour. It is price $199. You can purchase this headphone from the company’s official website cleeraudio.com.
Who want to buy Cleer ALPHA ANC?
- This headphone is good for listeners who want better sound quality.
- Those who want premium built quality.
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- ALPHA Noise Cancelling Headphone
- Carrying Case
- Charging Cable USB-C to USB-A
- Audio Cable 3.5mm to 3.5mm
- In-Flight Adapter
- Quick Start Guide, User Manual, Warranty Card
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What is the design of Cleer ALPHA ANC?
Cleer ALPHA ANC headphones come with a premium design. Egg-shaped earbuds look similar to the Sony WH-1000XM4 and Sennheiser HD 450 BT. The connection between the headband and the earbuds is very strong and comfortable. However, both earbuds and headbands are built with a matte glossy finish surface. Which looks fabulous and is very reliable to use. All you have to do is slide the headband over your head to fit it easily. Also, the memory foam coating on the headband gives a secure fitting to your head.
On the other hand, memory foam fill earcups are more securely fit with your ear. On the front of the earbuds, there is a touch control pad available with company’s logo on it. Moreover, thick circular ring around the touch pad looking stunning as a design prospect. The earcups are perfectly seal the gap and provide a good amount of passive noise cancellation. Additionally, the headphone is rotate 90 degree horizontally to perfect fit into the carrying case for easy transportation.
However, the Cleer ALPHA ANC missing the IP rating. Which help you to work in any situation like running, swimming and during raining. In addition, the enhanced touch controls are very comfortable and fully customizable.
How to use the onboard controls?
The onboard touch controls are very simple and reliable. However, the left earcups included the Active noise cancellation button, USB Type-C slot and LED flash light indicator. And also the right earcups includes multi functions touch pad, power button and 3.5mm in-lie jack and power/BT LED.
|Play/pause||Double tap left or right|
|Volume up/down/ Cancel the call (outgoing call) Answer the call (incoming call) Hang up the call (call is active) On-hold for 1st call and answer 2nd call (2nd incoming call ringing)/ Next track & Previous track||Double tap on right|
|Power On & Power Off||Hold right button 5s and Hold right button 5s|
|Reject the call Reject the 2nd incoming call (for 2nd incoming call ringing)||Hold right button 2s|
How comfortable is the Cleer+ app?
The Cleer+ app gives you a more customized control to your ALPHA, download the Cleer+ app from the App Store (for iOS devices) or Google Play (for Android devices). With the Cleer+ app you can:
- Turn on and off the Ambient Noise Control.
- Real-time tuning of the Ambient Noise Control level and turn ON/OFF adaptive ANC.
- Customize the equalizer setting of your ALPHA.
- Change the auto-power o time period to your preference.
- Change the Bluetooth name of your ALPHA.
- Receive software updates when new features and improvements are available.
- Check the playback time and battery level of your ALPHA.
Note: Sound settings are saved to your ALPHA, so you can enjoy it with any playback device connected to your ALPHA.
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What is the sound quality of Cleer ALPHA ANC?
In terms of sound quality, the Cleer ALPHA ANC headphones come with an Alpha’s patented 40mm Ironless DriversTM that produce bold and articulate Hi-Res sound. Moreover, Integrated Dirac VirtuoTM spatial audio widens the soundstage, moving the audio out of your head, and making you feel like you are at the middle of the performance. The in-line frequency response provide a high bass with crystal clear sound experience.
How good is the noise cancellation of Cleer ALPHA ANC?
The Cleer ALPHA ANC headphones come with a great active noise cancellation feature. This block out the distraction and provide clear voice. In addition, the Ambient mode allows outside noise in, so you can be more aware of your surroundings or have conversations without removing your headphones. Moreover, A good in-ear seal and 3.5mm audio jack provides excellent passive noise isolation and is equally important for great sound quality – especially bass.
Can you use Cleer ALPHA ANC for phone calls?
For crystal-clear sound, ALPHA ANC truly wireless headphone sport advance Qualcomm® cVcTM (clear voice capture) 2-mic beamforming design and wind noise reduction. Which help you to create a crystal-clear voice calls with minimal distraction. The earbuds are good for taking calls at home and on the go.
Moreover, the conversation mode will lower the volume and go into Ambient Mode while you place your hand on the right ear cup – for quick conversations with flight attendants or people around you
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What connectivity does Cleer ALPHA ANC support?
The Cleer ALPHA ANC headphones sport a latest and advance Bluetooth 5.1 wireless connectivity. Which help to connect your headphone with other devices like the smartphone, PCs, TVs and iOS. Furthermore, the headphone also support SBC and advance aptX audio codec. This audio codec is developed by Qualcomm and is called “Audio Processing Technology”. It is express by high bit rates and all low latency. In the HD version, aptX supports up to 24-bit resolution, with a maximum bit rate of 567 kilobits per second at a sample rate of 48 kHz.
Additionally, the headphone also offers a Bluetooth Multi connectivity feature. Which connect two devices simultaneously with your headphone. Bluetooth has offer 15m wireless range with Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. You can connect your ALPHA to your audio
device with the provided 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable.
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How long does the battery last on Cleer ALPHA ANC support?
Cleer ALPHA ANC make battery anxiety a thing of the past, with up to 4 hours playback on a 10 minutes charge of your headphone. Further, pop them in the slim carry case to extend your listening time for up to a further 35 hours – that’s more than enough to last the working week. Enjoy your music where you want, for as long as you want to.
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After the review, I suggest the headphone is best option to buy for $199 price segment. This headphone offers an advance Qualcomm® cVcTM (clear voice capture) 2-mic beamforming design and also wind noise reduction. Which help you to create a crystal-clear voice calls with minimal distraction. Further, 35 hours of battery works for all week and Alpha’s patented 40mm Ironless DriversTM that produce bold and also articulate Hi-Res sound.
Which alternatives are the great against Cleer ALPHA ANC earbud?
Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 is a great option to buy instead of the Melomania 1+. It come with an Unrivalled stereo sound, Active Noise Cancellation, up to 28 hours of playtime, Ergonomic design, customizable touch controls, 7mm dynamic drivers, 107dB sound pressure level, 2 Microphone Beamforming Array, 600 mAh battery, Bluetooth 5.1, IPX4 ratings and more. However, it has a one disadvantage which is its price. The earphone is it costly with all this feature.
Finally, If you want low cost then you should consider buying Monster Clarity 108 ANC earbuds. As the name suggest, it is come with an active noise cancellation technology to reduce ambient noise effectively. However, there is also a transparent sound monitoring technology. However, even without taking off the earbuds, you can easily communicate with people around you. In addition, the Monster Clarity 108 ANC offers IPX5 water and dust proof, Environment noise cancellation mode, fast charge, Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity and touch controls.
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