LAS VEGAS--When Tony Stark developed the latest MK VI armor for the classic red and gold Iron Man suit, he probably forgot to engineer a way to listen to music, but Wolfson Microelectronics picked up the slack and is showing off a Digital Silence DS-421D headset here at CES that appears to draw aesthetic inspiration from the superhero's exoskeleton.
Best of all, it features a special "Aeroplane filter" that removes typical aircraft noise, though I doubt it'll overpower the sound of boot-mounted rocket thrusters.
Wolfson sets its DS-421D apart from other noise-canceling headsets I've seen by letting users choose the noisy environment they want to silence: the General filter will likely be the most common selection, reducing background frequency by about 90 percent, or 20 decibels.
The Aeroplane setting eliminates the low-frequency engine roar you hear on flights, while the "Office" selection shuts up your louder co-workers by cutting off the midrange vocal frequencies (200-1KHz).
Additionally, the DS-421D headphones muster 14 hours of music playback and will still operate as normal headphones once the juice runs out.
Wolfson Microelectronics plans to release the Digital Silence DS-421D noise-canceling headphones sometime this spring; official pricing is on the way.