What we like about these wireless headphones from Sol Republic comes down to the design. Rather than cramming all the technology and hardware into the earbud itself resulting in unwanted bulk or an oversized fit, the design of the Relay Sports Wireless places the batteries & electronics into 2 pods on the connecting wire you wear around your neck. This also makes it easier to pull one out for conversation without missing a step.
To prepare you for Apple’s phasing-out of the headphone jack, we recommend BeSound’s Thunder earbuds. These noise-cancelling MFi certified buds plug straight into the Lightning port on your device and offer a built-in mic plus an “Aware-mode” that cancels out most but not all ambient sound, keeping you safer when you’re out on the streets.
Designed by BMW’s i8 team and handcrafted in California, the iSINE10 headphone takes the brand’s patented & distortion-free Planar-magnetic driver and miniaturizes it for an ultralight (10 grams) in-ear design. Your sound signal travels through the industry’s first 24-bit Lightning cable that features a built-in digital-to-analog converter & inline amp. An Audeze iOS app allows you to customize the sound in real-time.
In celebration of 70 years in the innovation business, Sony has created a set of super high-end, high frequency headphones truly worthy of a “platinum” anniversary. The Z1R Signature Series features 70mm Magnesium dome drivers, neodymium magnets, aluminum diaphragms, and a headband made of beta titanium. Available in November.
Pumping out 360-degrees of crystal-clear Bang & Olufsen sound, the BeoSound 2 is a free-standing wireless aluminum speaker tower that offers integrated access to Spotify, Deezer, QPlay and TuneIn and supports Bluetooth, AirPlay, Google Cast and DLNA wireless technologies. Intuitive touch control allows you to tap, turn, & swipe the device itself for controlling your soundtrack without your phone or other device. Available in October.
Goal Zero & Woolrich teamed up to create a wireless portable speaker. Wrapped in original red & black Buffalo Check wool, it offers 1-touch bluetooth connection, a DeepBass chamber for thump, and 10-hour battery life.
It’s a standalone 360º wireless voice-control speaker that uses dual 40MM drivers to pump out music from your favorite streaming sources including WiFi, Bluetooth, GoogleCast and AirPlay as well as streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Sound Cloud, Tidal and Google Play.
To achieve sound that’s 10-times better than standard dynamic headphones—clearer, crisper and distortion-less—the Bravo headphone from Sharkk uses electrostatic technology which requires a powerful amp to drive the audio. Sharkk has developed a hybrid of this expensive technology to create the world’s most affordable Electrostatic headphone with an incredible frequency response range of 6 Hz – 45 kHz.
The Gold Phantom speaker from French startup Devialet, is a beautiful beast. The glossy 25-pound orb is trimmed with real 22-carat Rose Gold. It pumps out an incredible 4500 watts of distortion-free audiophile quality sound and connects to devices wirelessly using Bluetooth, Wi-fi, Spotify Connect, & Apple AirPlay.
Designed by renowned audio engineer Gordon Rankin & featuring all aluminum construction plus audiophile-quality components, Feniks Essence speakers are a serious standout when it comes to desktop speaker systems. They deliver 50 watts of crisp, full range sound per channel & feature a 24-bit / 96kHz DAC. They can be powered by USB or 3.5mm analog connector and feature a simple, top-mounted volume dial for control.