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Ex-Sennheiser engineer launches wireless earbuds to challenge the Galaxy Buds Pro

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Grell Tws 1 (Image credit: Grell)

What you need to know

  • Grell TWS/1 are a pair of true wireless headphones by former Sennheiser engineer and headphone designer Axel Grell.
  • The earbuds feature active noise cancellation, Bluetooth 5.2 support, and IPX4 splash resistance.
  • They are now available to pre-order for $200 / £180.

Axel Grell, who designed some of Sennheiser's most popular headphones — including the HD580 and HD800, left the company in 2019 to set up a new company called Grell Audio. The company has now launched its first product, dubbed Grell TWS/1.

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The new true wireless earbuds feature a minimalistic design and are claimed to have a "stunning sound signature created for a new generation of digitally-connected listeners." They also have all the features you'd expect from a premium pair of true wireless earbuds.

The earbuds use custom 10mm high-precision dynamic drivers with Noise Annoyance Reduction (NAR) technology to give you a high-end listening experience. Like the best wireless earbuds on the market, the Grell TWS/1 offer active noise cancellation as well.

Grell Tws 1

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As for battery life, Grell claims the earbuds can provide up to 34 hours of total battery life with active noise cancellation enabled. With ANC turned off, you can get up to 45 hours of listening time. The earbuds themselves are capable of providing six hours of playtime with ANC on.

On the connectivity front, the Grell TWS/1 earbuds are compatible with Bluetooth 5.2 and support SBC, AAC, Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm aptX HD, Qualcomm aptX adaptive, and LHDC codecs.

The Grell TWS/1 earbuds have been priced at $200 /£180 and can now be pre-ordered from the company's online store. They are expected to begin shipping sometime in November via Grell online and Drop.com.

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Grell TWS/1

The new Grell TWS/1 earbuds have a minimalistic design and promise to deliver the same level of transparency and clarity as regular headphones in a much smaller form factor. They also offer active noise cancellation, up to 34 hours of battery life, and IPX4 splash resistance.

Babu Mohan
News Writer
2 Comments
  • Nice Samsung advert shoved in there AC.
    I'm pretty sure Grell are aiming at every set of buds out there but you felt the need to mention a particular one.
    These are a bit pricy and large but if they sound great they might sell a few.
  • I'm more of a headphones kind of guy than earbuds, but Grell caught my attention because of the included THREE aptX codecs. Consumers are lucky if a set of earbuds contained just a single one. Grell ought to emphasize that feature set in its marketing. I'm eager to hear of any reviews.