The design of the PDH80 combines three major aspects of Porsche Design’s DNA: high-performance, premium materials, and functionality. Large, racetrack-shaped earcups deliver maximum comfort, as well as an exclusive and iconic look. The two earcups are fixed to the headband by a metal C-hinge which combines maximum flexibility with an extension mechanism. The haptical feeling of solid metal provides a high-quality user experience while the subtle, but visible wires add a technical detail to the overall clean structure. Designed in a functional style for comfortable listening, the smooth and adjustable headband is finished in soft, textured leather featuring Porsche Design lettering, and the comfortable earcup cushions are filled with memory foam. The aluminum metal frame, together with the matte surface encapsulates the timeless design philosophy of Porsche Design.
The exceptional over-ear headphones provide premium sound quality and bring fantastic clarity to the user’s ear thanks to the 50mm neodymium acoustic drivers that perfectly carry every sound into the ear canal. The excellent cushion support with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) eliminates disturbing noises and annoying murmurs, creating a vividly immersive world of clear, deep, and rich sound – only for the user. Switching seamlessly between four modes – ANC Off / ANC High / ANC Low / Ambient Sound – allows users to adjust to different listening situations, ensuring music, video content, podcasts, and phone calls are heard in high quality at all times – especially while traveling. A built-in microphone featuring echo cancellation offers crystal clear clarity on every phone call which can be enjoyed hands-free due to the wireless connection. The PDH80 is also compatible with the common voice assistants.
An engraved Porsche Design logo on the right earcup serves as a user-friendly touch control panel that allows for easy navigation and operates multiple functions, such as play/pause, skipping forward or backward, and changing the volume by pressing, tapping, or swiping. Furthermore, the touch controls offer optimal control when accepting, rejecting, holding, and hanging up calls. The PDH80 also feature wearing detection: music will pause automatically when the headphones are taken off and resume playing when they are put on again. If the user does not wear the headphones for more than five minutes, they will be powered off.
With up to 75 hours – 50 hours with ANC turned on – of playtime, users do not need to worry about running out of battery. LEDs on the earcups not only indicate the paring status but also the battery status. Additionally, the charge level will be shown on the screen of a wirelessly connected device. The battery is charged via a USB-C charging port and takes just about two hours to reach a full charge. The PDH80 can be paired via Bluetooth® to two devices at the same time, e. g. a smartphone and a notebook, making it possible to listen to music while taking calls simultaneously. The headphones also feature a line-in cable port and audio cable so you can connect them directly to a device for Hi-Res Audio. Also included is an airplane adapter, especially suited for connecting to onboard entertainment systems. In addition, the headphones come with a high-quality case, making them easy to transport safely when traveling.
Porsche Design PDH80 Headphones Features
- Over-ear headphones with a purist design.
- Acoustic 50 mm neodymium driver.
- Touch controls for simple navigation.
- Active noise cancellation (ANC) and microphone with echo cancellation.
- 75 hours of playtime (50 hours when ANC is enabled).
- Line-in cable jack for hi-res audio.
- Comfortable earcup pads with memory foam.
- Leather-look outer headband.
- Slim, foldaway design for easy storage.
- Price – $425
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