"For its first toe-dip into the headphone market, DALI has produced an impressive pair of headphones"
The 60-hour battery life impressed the reviewers and so did the IO-4's comfort and durability: "We have been wearing the iO-4 consistently for the past few weeks. The DALI headphones have been durable and cope well with being shoved in our bag." They continue: "as well as being resilient, they are also comfortable."
When it came to sound quality the reviewers stated: "Some headphones and earphones can be a bit bitey in the upper frequencies to add clarity or accuracy. Thankfully, the DALI's are more laid-back but, without losing precision. Additionally, this lends the IO-4 to being more acceptable on long listening sessions. Those more shimmery headsets can be a tad fatiguing."
The verdict was clear - five stars for the DALI IO and an Applause Award: "The DALI IO-4 is currently our go-to full-size Bluetooth headphones and because of that, surely deserve our Applause Award."
The full review is available at stereonet.co.uk