• Bryan Keegan

KEF launches ANC Mu3 earphones to rival the Apple AirPods Pro

The Mu3 - Noise Cancelling True wireless earphones have been designed in collaboration with Ross Lovegrove

KEF true wireless earbuds

High-quality British audio manufacturer KEF has released The Mu3 True Wireless earbuds, a response to the Apple AirPods Pro. Created in collaboration with award-winning designer Ross Lovegrove, who was also the creative mind behind the company's Muon speakers.

New KEF Mu3: Highlights

Active Noise Cancellation

Ergonomic design for comfort and fit

Bluetooth 5.0


Up to 24-hrs combined battery life

Fast charging of 5 mins for 1-hr use

What's in the box

Mu3 noise cancelling true wireless earphones

Charging case with built-in wireless charging

USB-C charging cable

4 sets of silicone ear tips (large, medium, small, short)

Quick start guide

Warranty card

New KEF Mu3: Design

KEF true wireless earbuds in silver color.

Echoes of that artistic design can be in the new wireless earbuds with clean lines, a smooth oval housing and multifunctional buttons to control music playback, volume and calls.

New KEF Mu3: Features

Mu3 true wireless headphones have active noise cancelling technology to eliminate external noise and allow wearers to focus on the music.

There is also an ambient mode, which allows you to tune into your environment thanks to playback from built-in microphones.

New KEF Mu3: Sound

Mu3 true wireless earbuds from Kef.

Inside the KEF’s Mu3 Noise Cancelling True Wireless Earphones there are 8.2 mm full-range dynamic drivers, which according to the company will provide a "consistent, exceptionally dynamic and well-balanced sound".

New KEF Mu3: Connectivity

Multifunction button on KEF Mu3 true wireless earbuds

Music lovers can connect to a source device like a smartphone via Bluetooth 5.0, with support for the AAC and SBC codec but not aptX.

Both Mu3 Earphones receive the signal from the source at the same time, unlike other true wireless models that send it to one unit and then transmit it to the other.

New KEF Mu3: Protection

KEF Mu3 true wireless headphones outer housing.

These new Mu3 earbuds also come with an IPX5 water resistance rating, which exceeds AirPods Pro's IPX4 rating and means you can use them for exercise without the worry that a little sweat or rain will break them.

New KEF Mu3: Comfort

KEF Mu3 true wireless earbuds silicone tips.

The look is meaningless when a pair of true wireless earbuds is uncomfortable to wear - but with a choice of four different sized ear tips, you should be able to find a good fit and a tight seal for noise isolation with the Mu3 earbuds.

New KEF Mu3: Battery life

Enjoying music on KEF Mu3 true wireless earbuds.

The 50 mAh battery in each bud provides up to nine hours of music playback on a single charge, another 15 hours are available through the charging case. It can also provide one hour of playtime from just five minutes of quick charging.

New KEF Mu3: Where to buy

You can get a pair in silver color right now at KEF for $229.99, which puts them in the same price range as the Apple AirPods Pro and Sony WF-1000XM3 models.