Because of a mixture of feed-forward and suggestions tech, the NC-Q1 can monitor each your environment and what will get by means of into the headphones. With microphones on each the within and the skin of the earcups, Korg says this mannequin is ready to routinely alter in keeping with the surroundings whereas suppressing a large frequency vary. And due to an attenuation operate, the NC-Q1 is ready to deal with the aforementioned excessive noise higher than most headphones, in keeping with the corporate.
There are additionally DJ-friendly options like Good Monitoring and Sound Enhancing capabilities. These can help you alter how a lot exterior sound you let in by choosing an EQ preset and tweaking the quantity steadiness. You may as well select which ear you need the monitoring audio in. Mainly, you’ll be able to hear what is going on on within the room with out taking off the headphones, which ought to assist save your listening to. You may as well shortly flip the monitoring operate on/off with the on-board controls immediately on the headphones.
Talking of controls, the NC-Q1 has all the things you want for on a regular basis use offstage. There is a multi-function swap that handles play/pause and skipping tracks. And once you take the headphones off, they’re going to routinely pause, and can resume the audio once you put them again on. There’s additionally easy accessibility to Google Assistant and Siri.
When you want guitars to synths and mixers, there is a model of those headphones with the branding of Korg-owned Vox. Apart from aesthetic touches that resemble the long-lasting amplifiers, Korg says the Vox mannequin leverages the monitoring tech to select up and isolate the frequencies of your voice and acoustic guitars. The corporate explains that the headphones will can help you hear your self freed from undesirable noise. What’s extra, you’ll be able to pipe in audio from an exterior supply whilst you sing/play — like a music-streaming app in your cellphone. You possibly can alter the degrees as properly, to seek out “the right steadiness” of your vocals, acoustic and a track. This all appears to be like good on paper, however we’re curious to see how properly it really works in actuality.
The Korg NC-Q1 will go on sale in February for $350 and the Vox VH-Q1 shall be out there in “early spring” for $400. Each final for 36 hours on a cost, in order that ought to be sufficient to get you thru a marathon set of gig.