An exercise in both engineering and aesthetic excellence, KEF has continued its partnership with visionary designer Ross Lovegrove to produce the Mu7. Renowned for his innovative approach and flowing, sculptural forms, Lovegrove has created an over-ear headphone design which is refined, sleek, and a harmonious addition to the wider Ross Lovegrove Collection for KEF. Lovegrove has previously worked alongside the brand to shape the definitive Muon loudspeakers, Muo portable speakers, and Mu3 earphones.
KEF draws upon years of commitment to technological innovation and high-performance audio equipment to continue its mission to present music as it was made to be heard. Focusing on the nuances that imbue sound with heightened levels of significance, KEF preserves the integrity of a recording with little intervention, presenting a revealing listening experience that offers a pure and accurate representation of the original recording.
Available in two sleek colourways: Silver Grey and Charcoal Grey, the Mu7 headphones present precision-engineered, ergonomic aluminium construction. A lightweight, durable headband delivers a snug acoustic seal, with minimal ear pressure. The memory foam ear pads mould to the shape of the head, improving both passive and active noise cancellation and bass response. A swivel point above the earcups allows the headphones to be rotated and flattened, ideal for compact transport.
A capacitive touchpad on the right earcup allows users to answer calls, skip tracks and adjust volume through a series of intuitive taps and swipes. Lovegrove notes that “If you are wearing a particular type of headphones, they are an extension of you. Well, what is the best interface? Your finger. It's like putting your hand over your ears, there’s this gestural elegance.”
Custom tuned by the KEF engineering experts, the Mu7 headphones integrate enhanced codec technology to deliver KEF’s instantly recognisable high-resolution sound quality, wirelessly. In each of the closed-back earcups sits a full-range dynamic driver for a pristine audio performance that reveals even the most subtle acoustic details.
Sophisticated Smart Active Noise Cancellation technology uses multiple filters to capture environmental sound, before applying a specialised algorithm to target individual frequencies. For hands-free phone calls, Clear Voice Capture (cVc) isolates the voice of the speaker and minimises all other noise picked up by the microphone, ensuring crystal clear calls regardless of the environment.
- Smart Active Noise Cancellation monitors surroundings and eliminates external noise
- 40mm full range dynamic driver engineered to reveal the smallest acoustic details
- High-resolution sound, up to 24bit/48kHz via Qualcomm® aptX™ HD codec
- Bluetooth 5.1 for exceptionally stable, latency free iOS and Android device connection
- Clear Voice Capture (cVc) for voice call clarity
- Ergonomic design featuring precision-engineered aluminium frame and breathable leatherette memory foam ear cushions
- Available in two sleek colourways: Silver Grey and Charcoal Grey
- Flat fold for easy transport and storage
- Intuitive touch control with simple swipes and taps
- Up to 40 hours full use from a single charge, 8 hours use from a 15-minute fast charge
- For those that prefer wired playback a 3.5mm audio connection is also available
About Ross Lovegrove
Ross Lovegrove is a designer and visionary whose work is considered to be at the very apex of stimulating a profound change in the physicality of our three-dimensional world. Inspired by the logic and beauty of nature his design possesses a trinity between technology, materials science and intelligent organic form. There is always embedded a deeply human and resourceful approach in his designs, which project an optimism, and innovative vitality in everything he touches from cameras to cars to trains, aviation and architecture. Winner of numerous international awards, his work is held in permanent collections of various design museums around the world including Museum of Modern Art in New York (MOMA), Design Museum in London and Vitra Design Museum in Weil Am Rhein.