Audio & Speakers

    KEF Introduces LS50 Nocturne Speakers Designed by Marcel Wanders at werd.com

    KEF Introduces LS50 Nocturne Speakers Designed by Marcel Wanders

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    British speaker innovators KEF make some of the best-sounding and most advanced speaker systems in the world. And for the creation of the new LS50 Nocturne model, they teamed up with another world-famous name: Dutch art director and designer Marcel Wanders. The desktop Nocturne speakers combine audiophile-quality features like aluminum/magnesium domed drivers and 24-bit sound with a one-of-kind design that includes pulsating lights & glow-in-the-dark elements.

    Spendy AF: Focal Clear Headphones at werd.com

    Spendy AF: Focal Clear Headphones

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    The audio innovators at France’s Focal brand have created a new flagship headphone called Clear, an ultra high-end, audiophile-quality over-ear headphone engineered to deliver sound quality that delivers the breadth and dynamics of the best hi-fidelity speakers. The open-back design is built around an inverted aluminum/magnesium alloy M-profile dome. The sound: Absolutely clear, revealing every last detail in the music and all in a lightweight comfortable package that features micro-perforated suede ear cushions and an ergonomic leather headband.

    Google Home Has Two New Smart Speakers: Mini & Max at werd.com

    Google Home Has Two New Smart Speakers: Mini & Max

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    The Google Home product line continues to grow with the release of two new smart home speakers: the Google Home Mini and Max. The Mini is a compact, tabletop speaker featuring built-in Google Assistant and 360º sound. The Max is larger, delivering room-filling sound and is the first speaker to feature Google Smart sound technology that tunes the sound to optimize audio quality for the room and the music you choose.

    The Sonos One Brings Amazon Alexa To The Party at werd.com

    The Sonos One Brings Amazon Alexa To The Party

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    As competitors crowd the field with smart home speakers featuring built-in voice-controlled assistants, Sonos is stepping up its game with the introduction of the Sonos One featuring Amazon Alexa. In terms of audio quality, Sonos’ multi-room systems outshine all the newcomers and in addition to the convenience of Alexa, Sonos One offers streaming through Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Google Play Music, Tidal, and other services.

    Google Introduces Pixel Buds, Their First Wireless Headphones at werd.com

    Google Introduces Pixel Buds, Their First Wireless Headphones

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    Google will soon have some new hardware on offer. The forthcoming Pixel Buds wireless headphones will feature gesture controls for music playback and calls as well as built-in Google Assistant. They will work with any bluetooth device but if you’ve got a Pixel phone, you can activate Google Translate for translating live conversations from 40 languages. Battery life is 24-hours and the included charging case will charge them back up multiple times.

    This Portable Amp Will Give Your Headphones Studio-Quality Sound at werd.com

    This Portable Amp Will Give Your Headphones Studio-Quality Sound

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    The handheld, American made MHA50 Portable Decoding Amplifier from McIntosh is engineered to make your music sound its best – and likely better than you’ve ever heard it before – through your headphones. It features a high-performance 32-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that decodes music files from almost any digital source and outputs audio that’s superior to what your device alone can produce. It has inputs for Apple iOS & Android OTG devices as well as Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connectivity.

    This KEF x Porsche Design Collab Delivers a Trio of Awesome Audio at werd.com

    This KEF x Porsche Design Collab Delivers a Trio of Awesome Audio

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    British audio innovators KEF and the Porsche Design Group teamed up on a collection of speakers and headphones. The new collection includes the wireless Space One over-ear headphones boasting premium materials and 30-hour playback. The waterproof Motion One sport headphone, and the Red Dot Design Award-winning Gravity One bluetooth speaker that delivers 360º sound in a sleek, aluminum and very portable package.

    Bose Introduces Soundsport Free Wireless Earbuds at werd.com

    Bose Introduces Soundsport Free Wireless Earbuds

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    The Soundsport Free wireless headphones are the first truly wireless buds from Bose. Engineered to deliver Bose quality sound in a simple, durable and workout-worthy package, they feature soft Stay Hear sport tips to keep them comfortable and in place no matter how rigorous your workout. The Bluetooth antenna was designed and positioned for max signal strength & flawless playback. A volume-optimized EQ ensures great sound at any volume.

    The Soundwear Companion from Bose Takes Wearable Tech in a New Direction at werd.com

    The Soundwear Companion from Bose Takes Wearable Tech in a New Direction

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    The Bose Soundwear Companion is a unique device that delivers high-quality Bose sound with the freedom of being both hands-free and ears-free. This gives you the freedom to work, interact with others and hear what you wanna hear without being lost in the isolated bubble of your headphones. Wear it around your neck and the upward facing speakers give you music, calls, SIRI voice-control, and simple 3-button controls for playback, pause, & volume. 12-hour battery life.

    Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series Speakers Bring Home Recording Studio Sound at werd.com

    Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series Speakers Bring Home Recording Studio Sound

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    The new 700 Series speakers from British audio innovators Bowers & Wilkins borrows tech from their flagship 800 Diamond series, but keeps the price much lower.  The series upgrades their award-winning CM range of speakers by adding stiffer carbon dome tweeters for better highs, new Continuum Cones for improved mid-range, and all-new Aerofoil Profile bass cone for deep & dynamic bass.

    Upgrade Your Cruddy Audio To 32-Bit with the Powerful Pocket-Size AQUA+ Amp at werd.com

    Upgrade Your Cruddy Audio To 32-Bit with the Powerful Pocket-Size AQUA+ Amp

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    AQUA+ is the world’s lightest wireless headphone amplifier, offering maximum audio performance and a tangle-free listening experience. With it, you can turn any headphones into wireless ones while also amplifying your audio source to audiophile quality lossless 32-bit sound. It pairs with your audio device via bluetooth and has an 8-hour battery life. Recharges wirelessly.

    Beats Debuts Studio 3 Wireless Headphones at werd.com

    Beats Debuts Studio 3 Wireless Headphones

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    At long last, Beats has updated their flagship Studio 3 headphone. The new model has been upgraded with Apple’s W1 chip for instant and effortless pairing with all W1-equipped apple devices. They have improved noise-cancelling, called PureAdaptive ANC that monitors ambient noise and adjusts noise-cancelling levels automatically. Battery life: up to 40-hours. Available now in 6 colors.

    The Reykjavik Speaker from Vifa Merges Sound & Style at werd.com

    The Reykjavik Speaker from Vifa Merges Sound & Style

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    Inspired by Nordic simplicity, the Reykjavik wireless bluetooth speaker from Denmark-based Vifa delivers rich 360-sound via two 19mm Vifa drive units and a 70mm woofer. Designed to go with you anywhere, it features a leather handle for carrying or hanging and is small enough to fit in your backpack. Stream wirelessly or plug into the 3.5mm aux jack or USB. Pair two for a stereo experience.