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Get ready to ditch your headphones on flights, thanks to Japan Airlines’ Devialet seat speakers

Devialet's Dione stereo speakers will be built-in to premium seats on Japan Airlines planes.

Devialet's new built-in speakers on Japan Airlines seats

Hate popping on headphones when you get on a flight? Whether you find them uncomfortable, annoying to carry, or hard to connect up to in-flight entertainment, using headphones on planes isn’t a picnic. Thankfully, Japan Airlines wants you to ditch them entirely. The airline has teamed up with Devialet to install in-seat sound systems on premium seats, letting you ditch headphones.

Japan Airlines is working with Devialet to install speakers inside seats on selected planes. The seats, crafted by Safran Seats, will include the new audio system dubbed Euphony. Inside the headrest on each seat, you’ll find bespoke versions of Devialet’s Dione loudspeakers – one on each side.

The system then uses some rather clever tech to adapt the audio to your content and the noise of the cabin. Devialet promises an optimal listening experience without disruption to other passengers onboard. Regardless of your seat position, the speakers will fire out rich and clear audio in Hi-Fi sound. Plus, you won’t have to worry about getting tangled in cables when you stand up mid-flight.

The in-seat speakers are on the way to selected seats on Japan Airlines planes. First class and business seats on 13 new Airbus A350-1000s in the fleet will get the Devialent sound system. We’re big fans of this idea, and are hopeful that the speaker systems make it back down to pleb class for everyone to enjoy. Let’s just hope your seat neighbour can’t hear your movie, eh?

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