Audio & Speakers

    Kygo & Google Team Up On a Smart Speaker at werd.com

    Kygo & Google Team Up On a Smart Speaker

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    Norwegian EDM producer Kygo teamed up with Google to create a voice-assist AI smart-speaker. The Kygo B9/800 offers wireless streaming, multi-room capability, built-in Chromecast, and a dedicated sound app.  It can also control your other smart home devices. Available soon.

    Korg Unveils Flagship Prologue Synth at werd.com

    Korg Unveils Flagship Prologue Synth

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    The new flagship Prologue synthesizers from Korg have been a long time coming and they’re rolling out two powerful analog models, both with full-size keyboards: the 16-voice 61-key prologue-16, and the eight-voice 49-key prologue-8. They are both pro-level, multi-mode, polyphonic machines equipped to produce the next generation of out-of-this-world sound.

    Sennheiser Unveils High-End HD 820 Headphones at werd.com

    Sennheiser Unveils High-End HD 820 Headphones

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    This week at CES, Sennheiser unveiled its update to the popular high-end 800 S series headphones: the HD 820. The open-back design features a metal over-ear can with a Gorilla Glass window putting the internals on display. The headband and ear-pads are a mix of synthetic leather and microfiber and it uses an over-sized 4.4mm audio-in plug to reduce distortion.

    Samsung to Unveil Slimmer, More Powerful Soundbar at CES at werd.com

    Samsung to Unveil Slimmer, More Powerful Soundbar at CES

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    Due for release this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung’s NW700 Soundbar Sound+ is wall-mountable and packed with enhanced audio features including distortion-canceling, wide-range tweeters, multi-speaker control, and a built-in woofer, technologies were all developed at the Samsung Audio Lab in Valencia, California. It’s clean, slim design & brushed stainless finish will blend seamlessly into your entertainment space.

    The Compact Tana SL-1 Speaker is an Audiophile’s Dream for Streaming at werd.com

    The Compact Tana SL-1 Speaker is an Audiophile’s Dream for Streaming

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    With the Tana SL-1 speaker system from Norwegian high-end audio maker Electrocompaniet, you can stream via AirPlay, your network-based music library, internet radio, Spotify Connect, Tidal, Qobuz, and WiMP. No matter what way you prefer to play tunes, this two-way bass-reflex speaker will sound sweet thanks to its 150-watt Class A/B amplifier, 24-bit DAC converter, and 32-bit digital signal processor. The compact aluminum cabinet is available in copper, silver, or black.

    Even the Neighbors Will Enjoy Your McIntosh XRT2.1K Loudspeakers at werd.com

    Even the Neighbors Will Enjoy Your McIntosh XRT2.1K Loudspeakers

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    With a price tag nearly as big as the sound they produce, the 7-foot tall McIntosh XRT2.1K loudspeakers deliver sound-studio quality audio through 81 separate drivers: six 8-inch nanocarbon/Nomex long throw woofers, two 6.5-inch low frequency nanocarbon/Nomex midrange drivers, 28 2-inch upper frequency aluminum/magnesium midrange dome drivers and 45 0.75-inch dome tweeters. Crank that array up and you’ll have the whole neighborhood rocking.

    DemerBox Turned a Pelican Case Into a Portable Speaker at werd.com

    DemerBox Turned a Pelican Case Into a Portable Speaker

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    Built into a rugged weatherproof Pelican case, the American-made DemerBox is an indestructible bluetooth boom box, tough enough to travel anywhere. It’s waterproof, offers USB charging for your phone and storage inside for your stuff. With its 50-hour battery life, it keeps the good times rolling for days. Available in black, blue, olive, & orange.

    U-Turn Audio’s Orbit Turntables Sound as Good as They Look at werd.com

    U-Turn Audio’s Orbit Turntables Sound as Good as They Look

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    Made in Massachusetts, USA using 90% American-made components, U-Turn Audio makes modern turntables that deliver audiophile-quality while ensuring you’ll have cash left over to buy even more vinyl. The design of their Orbit turntable features an exposed belt drive and a motor de-coupled from the base, which means you’ll hear your music crystal clear and not the vibration of the mechanical parts. Available in a range of colors with options for cartridge type, platter material, built-in pre-amp, & cue lever.

    Klipsch Heritage Headphone Amplifier is a DAC & Dual Amp-In-One at werd.com

    Klipsch Heritage Headphone Amplifier is a DAC & Dual Amp-In-One

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    To pump even more sound from their premium, vintage-inspired line of Heritage Headphones, Klipsch has now created the Heritage Headphone Amplifier, a recording studio quality digital to analog converter. Encased in formed aluminum with a genuine walnut veneer, all its switches, knobs, and controls are weighted and anodized aluminum for great feel and tactile response. And all the analog switches operate through relays for the cleanest signal while maintaining a vintage feel.

    The Mikme Wireless Microphone is the Audio Upgrade Your iPhone Videos Need at werd.com

    The Mikme Wireless Microphone is the Audio Upgrade Your iPhone Videos Need

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    If you’re into creating content with your phone, the Mikme wireless microphone will be a welcomed upgrade. Musicians, filmmakers, podcasters and the like will appreciate the recording studio sound quality of this little workhorse. It allows you to sync audio with iPhone video in real time and captures sound through a 1″ gold-plated condenser capsule which is phantom-powered (48V) and supported by built-in spider suspension.

    For a Wireless, Better Sounding Bud, Check Out EOZ Air at werd.com

    For a Wireless, Better Sounding Bud, Check Out EOZ Air

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    Wireless buds just keep getting better. Created by the award-winning studio behind the EOZ One headphone, the new EOZ Air earbuds were designed to be the world’s most advanced wireless earphones. With their large 8mm dynamic drivers, they deliver high resolution audio, feature advanced Bluetooth 5.0, offer instant pairing, 52 hours of continuous playback and recharge via USB-C. A Funded Indiegogo.

    The Beoplay M3 Speaker Gives You Bang that Fits Your Budget at werd.com

    The Beoplay M3 Speaker Gives You Bang that Fits Your Budget

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    The just-released M3 wireless speaker is the latest addition to Bang & Olufsen’s B&O Play line and their most affordable speaker yet. Behind the aluminum grill is a compact woofer & tweeter, each powered by its own 40W amp. The M3 is a small but fully connected device that gives you app-driven control, multi-room function and supports streaming via bluetooth 4.0, Apple AirPlay, and other services. Chromecast is built-in.

    The M1 from JLA is Designer Hi-Fi Furniture at werd.com

    The M1 from JLA is Designer Hi-Fi Furniture

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    The M1 from Jofre Lora Audio is a geometric, designer end table with a built in hi-fi sound system. Made of Baltic Birch, it outputs 50-watts through a 3 speaker full-range bi-amplified system and featuring a design that will blend into your decor, it supports streaming from  iTunes, Airplay, Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio, & Tuneln. It turns on automatically when it detects you playing music or can be controlled from 2 minimalist touch sensitive buttons mounted on the top. Available in black or natural.

    This 100-Watt All-Weather Speaker is a Party On Wheels at werd.com

    This 100-Watt All-Weather Speaker is a Party On Wheels

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    The Ecoboulder+ is a portable bluetooth speaker from California-based Ecoxgear; it’s a rugged all-weather speaker that’s dirt & dustproof plus UV-protected & features off-road wheels & a retractable luggage handle. It’s also got an IP67 waterproof rating, which will come in handy since it has dual cup holders on top and a built-in beer opener mounted on the side. The full-range main speaker is 8” in diameter and it pumps out 100-watts of power. Battery life 50 hours.