Mobi Earbuds: The Hybrid ANC Headphones Powered by Artificial Intelligence. Artificial intelligence (AI) is going to take over the world. But first, it might be taking over your music collection. And after trying the Mobi next-gen hybrid ANC earbuds, we’re warming up to the robo-apocalypse!

These brand new earbuds feature a new kind of hybrid ANC technology that cancels the full range of audio frequency. That means you can listen to your music in total silence even when you’re out and about. 

The headphones also have AI-powered features that keep you safer and more aware while you’re on the go. Don’t worry, we’ll explain everything below. If you want to see Mobi for yourself, you can check them out here. You can get a pair for nearly 60% off if you pre-order! 

Here’s what you need to know about the new Mobi Earbuds. 

Key Features

Here’s a breakdown of the features of these premium earbuds.

  • Next-gen hybrid ANC 
  • AI-powered Transparency Mode 
  • 12 mm speaker drivers
  • 100-hour battery life
  • IPX6 waterproof
  • Ergonomic fit
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Quad-beamforming mic (with AI-boosted calling)
  • Digital assistant access (Siri, Google, etc.)
  • Wireless charging
  • Touch controls 

Mobi delivers some features we’ve seen before and some we haven’t. Below, we’ll go into more detail on what Mobi does better than the competition. 


Next-gen Hybrid ANC 

Next-gen hybrid active noise cancelling (ANC) sounds cool, but what is it? Mobi’s new version of hybrid ANC is like standard hybrid ANC but with an extra microphone. This allows the ANC program to detect movement and distance with much more precision than before (think of it like having two eyes instead of one). 

But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s brush up on hybrid ANC tech. Here’s a quick recap. 

Hybrid ANC uses one feedforward mic on the exterior of the earbud and one feedback mic on the interior to cancel more noise than just one mic could do. The exterior mic captures sounds from your environment, and the interior mic listens to what you hear from the speakers to correct the sound neutralisation or cancel additional noise. 

Mobi’s hybrid ANC has an extra feedforward mic, so it can better detect and cancel a broader range of noises from your environment. This is how Mobi is able to offer full-frequency ANC—from high pitches like conversations and car breaks to low ones like motors and fans. 

The AI-assisted feedback mic listens to your music with you, further correcting the ANC until all you hear is your music. The AI is so precise that it can even cancel the noises made by the earbuds when they shift in your ears.

Mobi’s 30 dB of ANC power is much stronger than competitors’. Apple’s AirPods Pro only have 20 dB ANC, or 50% less. 



The Power of AI

We already spoke a bit about Mobi’s AI and how it assists the hybrid ANC. But, it has another ANC mode all its own. 

Mobi’s AI Transparency Mode is an ANC feature you can turn on and off when you need it. It selectively filters sounds from your environment through the ANC barrier to keep you aware when you need to be.

Mobi’s AI recognizes 6000+ different ambient sounds, and with Transparency Mode active, it will pass certain sounds through the speakers to your ears. These sounds include sirens, alarms, digital assistance like Alexa and voices speaking to you.  This will keep you safer when you’re on the go, especially if you listen to music while you cycle or run. It’s also helpful for commuters on foot. 

Another perk is that you won’t have to turn off your music or take out your earbuds to have a conversation. Mobi’s AI will detect the voice speaking to you and pass it through the earbuds’ speakers. When it does this, the volume of your music will lower automatically.



Bigger Speakers for Better Sound

The easiest way to find out if your headphones have high-quality audio is to check the driver size. Bigger drivers almost always mean better sound. That’s because larger speakers reverberate more air molecules to produce bigger, body-hugging audio.

This is an important distinguishing factor in true wireless earbuds because the speakers inside them are tiny. Most earbuds contain speakers between 4-8 mm in diameter. 

Mobi’s are 12 mm. These oversized drivers make the earbuds look a bit bulkier. But the improvement in sound quality is well worth it. These giant drivers make Mobi sound like over-ear headphones. They have that surround-sound-esque quality that you only get from nice studio headphones.

Mobi excels at bass tones. The bass actually shakes your body like it’s coming from an external speaker! I’m not sure how good it is for your ears, but if you’re into electronic music, Mobi are the earbuds you want. 



Waterproof and Durable

I don’t know about you, but if I can’t wear a pair of headphones in the rain, I won’t buy them. Mobi pass my durability tests on all counts. IPX5 waterproofing is all you need for the weather we get in Ireland, and Mobi has an IPX6 rating.

This is more than enough for any type of weather, and as an added bonus, you can wear them in the shower or the sauna. 

Besides waterproofing, Mobi are sealed and reinforced to prevent the entry of debris. You can wear them to sandy or dusty places without anything getting lodged inside.



An Industry-topping Battery

Mobi’s 100-hour battery seemed too good to be true. But it’s the real deal. Mobi earbuds can go 10 hours on a charge, and there are 90 more hours of power in the carrying case.

Mobi’s battery lasts so long thanks to a little help from artificial intelligence. The AI-powered ANC doesn’t put up a wall of ANC like other headphones do. It targets each sound and uses only the necessary amount of power to cancel it. This makes the ANC much more energy-efficient. 

When the earbuds are ready for a charge, they can power up to 6 hours of playback with just a 15-minute charge in the carrying case. The case itself charges in just 2 hours. And, it can charge via USB-C or Qi wireless charging.



Clearer Calls from More Mics 

If you make a lot of hands-free calls, you’ll want to switch to Mobi. All those feedforward mics used for the ANC do double-time as beamforming mics when you make calls. They make a sort of quad-beamforming mic for much more accurate voice and movement detection. 

Mobi’s mics can isolate your voice even when you’re moving quickly or in a noisy environment. The person or people you’re calling will hear nothing from your surroundings, which can be helpful if you’re taking important meetings in the car or at the gym. 

The AI will also work during calls to cancel any noises based on what it hears from the feedback mic.


Your Own World of Music

I don’t know what sort of world AI will make for us in the future. But with Mobi, you can enjoy your own world of music right now. The hybrid ANC cancels all noise for a studio-quality listen. And the oversized drivers make your music feel like it’s all around you. 

If you’re a hardcore over-ear headphone fan, Mobi may be the earbuds to change your mind. And why not pick up a pair? If you pre-order, you can get Mobi earbuds for about €60. That’s an unbelievably low price for a pair of premium earbuds. Let me remind you that Mobi’s oversized drivers, ANC tech and battery life run circles round €200+ earbuds by Apple, Bose and Sony.   

This price is only available for another week or so during Mobi’s pre-sale. Make sure you click the link above or head to mobiearbuds.com to get yours! 

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.