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Competition: win a pair of IRIS Flow headphones

In our latest competition, we have teamed up with audio technology company IRIS to give readers the chance to win IRIS Flow headphones.

This competition is now closed.

To celebrate the products' launch we are giving Dezeen readers the chance to win one of five pairs of IRIS Flow headphones in either black or white.

The headphones are the first to have IRIS technology, which studies show enable enhanced focus and relaxation, built in.

Iris Floe headphones
IRIS Flow headphones are the first to have IRIS technology built in

Founded by Jacobi Anstruther and backed by Roger Taylor of band Queen and Concord Records, IRIS technology is designed to restore the sound quality lost in the recording process.

The IRIS algorithm unlocks and resynthesises lost audio information, allowing the listeners' brain to play an active role in piecing it together.

The results is a flow-like state for the listener, as their brain is more engaged, and audio that sounds as though it is live.

Iris Flow headphones
The IRIS algorithm unlocks and resynthesises lost audio information

"Listening to music with IRIS enhances the engagement and absorption of the music and provides more stimulation of the brain," said Joydeep Bhattacharya, professor of psychology at Goldsmiths university in London, who has carried out independent research for the brand.

As well as the new technology, each headset also has 40-millimetre beryllium drivers – small speaker units that drive the sound down your ear canal.

Iris Flow speakers
Each headset also boasts 40-millimetre beryllium drivers

Beryllium is often regarded as the ideal material to craft drivers from thanks to being very light yet extremely rigid, meaning sounds can be reproduced more accurately.

If the driver is too flimsy it will flex and distort and if it is too heavy, it will fail to move back and forth fast enough to produce the desired frequencies.

Other notable features include removable magnetic earpad cushions, which have been designed for comfort and easy cleaning and a battery life of up to 37 hours.

Iris flow headphones
The headphones come in white, pictured, and black

IRIS headphones are available to buy online and come in black or white. All sets come with a USB-C to USB-A adapter, 6.35-millimetre adapter and a one year guarantee.

Follow IRIS on social media via @irislistenwell.

Five readers will be selected at random and will win a pair of IRIS flow headphones in a colour of their choice – either white or black.

Competition closes 1 September 2020. Terms and conditions apply. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email.

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