Tested: Devialet Gemini II - Unrivalled True Wireless Excellence?
November 02, 2023
In the sophisticated world of high-end audio, the Devialet Gemini II True Wireless Earbuds stand as a beacon of unrivalled excellence and auditory brilliance. Launched in September 2023, these earbuds are available in three different versions: Matte Black, Iconic White, and Opéra de Paris, each exuding a sense of luxury and sophistication. Based on two weeks of extensive daily use and numerous sessions of critical listening in a controlled environment, it’s evident that these earbuds are the best true wireless earbuds ever used, surpassing the new flagship offerings from both Sony and Bose with far superior sound and class-leading ANC.
- Unrivalled sound quality
- Class-leading ANC
- Luxurious and comfortable design
- Exceptional build quality
- Advanced connectivity and customisable controls
- Premium price point
Design & Build:
The Gemini II earbuds are meticulously crafted, and exude luxury and comfort, allowing users to delve deep into the rich, immersive soundscapes they provide. The design is a harmonious blend of aesthetics and functionality, ensuring unparalleled comfort and a seamless experience that aligns with Devialet's luxurious ethos. The Opéra de Paris version even features a 22-Carat PVD Gold plating, adding an extra layer of luxury.
Sound Quality & Technologies:
The Gemini II earbuds deliver extraordinary sound reproduction, presenting a balanced and detailed soundstage across diverse musical genres. The performance is on par with more expensive wired IEM, and external DAC systems, showcasing a profound balance in sound, making them the ultimate choice for audiophiles seeking the convenience of going wireless without compromising on sound quality. The endorsement of purchasing a pair with personal funds to replace the soon-to-be-returned review sample, which will be replacing the Sonys as daily drivers, speaks volumes about their unparalleled performance.
Equipped with proprietary audio technologies like Devialet Adaptive Noise Cancellation™ and Transparency, the Gemini II offers up to 40dB of Noise Cancellation and features a custom-made 10 mm high-sensitivity driver topped with titanium coating. These technologies, combined with a Dual microphone Noise Reduction system and Active Wind Reduction® (AWR), ensure optimal music listening, voice call quality, and everyday comfort.
Connectivity & Features:
The Gemini II boasts modern connectivity technology with Bluetooth 5.2 and supports Multipoint, allowing it to be connected to up to two devices simultaneously. It supports various Bluetooth codecs including AptX, AAC, and SBC, and features several sensors like external and internal microphones, bone-conduction voice sensor, infrared sensor, and capacitive touch, enhancing the overall user experience.
The earbuds come with a mobile app, Devialet Gemini app (iOS & Android), allowing users to customise controls and settings according to their preferences. The earbuds offer several gestures, five different and three customisable ones per earbud, allowing users to play or pause music, switch between ANC and Transparency modes, control volume, and manage calls efficiently.
10/10: Tech Perfection
The Devialet Gemini II True Wireless Earbuds are a symbol of unmatched sound quality and advanced noise cancellation in the wireless realm. They are a luxurious accessory, less compromised in sonic terms than other market options. The premium price point is a reflection of the exclusivity and unparalleled auditory experience they offer, making the Gemini II a highly recommended purchase for those willing to invest in auditory excellence.
Price: HK$3,590 / S$629
Disclaimer: This review is the outcome of two weeks of hands-on experience with the Devialet Gemini II True Wireless Earbuds, which were kindly loaned to us for the purpose of this review. The views and opinions expressed are solely those of our editorial team, based on our assessment and experience with the product. The manufacturer or retailer has not influenced the content of this review in any way.
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