According to the Airline all Emirates A380 aircraft will be equipped with new headsets starting from the end of June. There are plans to roll out the headsets on the Boeing 777 fleet later in the year.

Patrick Brannelly,  Divisional Vice President, Customer Experience (IFE & Connectivity),  says the headset’s  have been totally redesigned with a view to improving sound quality, reduction of ambient cabin noise and overall comfort.

“Emirates economy class headsets are amongst the best in class for commercial airlines, and we’ve always recognised that sound quality is vitally important in creating an enjoyable entertainment experience,” he says. “This new design will lift the audio quality to a new level, and now customers can completely immerse themselves in the broad variety of entertainment choices offered onboard.”

The new headsets, according to Emirates, are the latest update for the innovative ice Digital Widescreen entertainment system, which in 2014 was awarded the ‘World’s Best Airline Inflight Entertainment’ award at the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards for the 10th consecutive year.

“Customers can check what’s showing on board their flight and plan their ice movie or music marathon before they fly, by visiting” he adds.

In 2014, Emirates was the first airline to introduce Audio Descriptions in movies for visually impaired customers..

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