Audio & Speakers

Bose Introduces QuietComfort ANC Earbuds at werd.com

Bose Introduces QuietComfort ANC Earbuds

Bose is adding two new all-wireless models to its QuietComfort lineup of noise-cancelling headphones. The QC Earbuds deliver industry-leading ANC using proprietary noise-cancelling technology. It offers 11 levels of noise control & 6 hours of playback with 2 full charges in the carrying case. The Sport model features all-new acoustics and a IPX4 waterproof & workout-ready design. Available Sept. 29.

Technics’ Ottava F is a Fresh All-In-One Sound System at werd.com

Technics’ Ottava F is a Fresh All-In-One Sound System

Encased in brushed aluminum with a louvered front grill, the updated Ottava F all-in-one music system from Technics’ delivers audiophile sound from any playback source: streaming via Chromecast or AirPlay2, bluetooth, wi-fi, and even the built-in CD player. Equipped with an improved 8cm woofer, it uses Technics’ digital amps with JENO (Jitter Elimination and Noise-shaping Optimization) engines to create crisp, full-spectrum sound in a single unit. Available in black & dark silver.

Bang & Olufsen Unveils Flagship H95 Headphones at werd.com

Bang & Olufsen Unveils Flagship H95 Headphones

Designed to be the ultimate travel headphone, the all-new H95 is, as the brand claims, the “most advanced active noise cancellation of any Bang & Olufsen headphones.” Created & named to celebrate the Danish audio company’s 95th anniversary, these flagship cans feature luxe materials, a mix of touch control & mechanical dials, adjustable noise-cancelling, & 38-hours of playback.

McIntosh MC1502 Tube Amp: Analog Audio Perfection at werd.com

McIntosh MC1502 Tube Amp: Analog Audio Perfection

Designed for analog-obsessed audiophiles, the 150-watt 2-channel MC1502 tube amplifier from McIntosh delivers unrivaled warmth and impressive punch with its arsenal of vacuum tubes: eight KT88 output vacuum tubes—four assigned to each stereo channel. It also has eight small signal tubes: four 12AX7A and four 12AT7 vacuum tubes; two of each dedicated to each audio channel. Patented transformer technology allows playback through 2, 4, or 8 ohm speakers.

Sony’s Best NC Headphones Just Got Better at werd.com

Sony’s Best NC Headphones Just Got Better

Sony’s flagship NC headphones just got a sweet upgrade. A standout among the “best noise-cancelling” headphones on the market, the new WH-1000XM4 can be paired with 2 devices simultaneously & features new & improved microphones for clearer calls. There’s also a Speak To Chat function that automatically pauses audio when you speak. Carryover features from the last model include 30-hour battery life, premium materials, and precision customization using the Headphones Connect app. Shipping late August.

Fresh & Wireless: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live at werd.com

Fresh & Wireless: Samsung Galaxy Buds Live

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live are the brand’s latest wireless in-ear headphone. Available in glossy black, white, or rose gold, these bean-shaped buds fit entirely in your ears. They feature 12mm drivers for full-range audio, bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, IPX2 water resistance, Bixby voice assistant, 6-8 hours of battery life plus an additional 15 hours from the charging case.

RHA TrueConnect 2 Delivers More Bud for the Buck at werd.com

RHA TrueConnect 2 Delivers More Bud for the Buck

Following up on its original Airpod-alternative, Scottish audio brand RHA packed quite an impressive update into its TrueConnect 2 earbuds. Now with IP55 weather-resistance rating, they are more sweat-proof, they also boast 9 hours of playback & with the flip-top charging case, battery life ranges between 25-40 hours total. They’ve got upgraded drivers, too, ensuring cleaner, more powerful sound & clearer calls.

Marshall’s Emberton Speaker Delivers Sweet Summer Sounds at werd.com

Marshall’s Emberton Speaker Delivers Sweet Summer Sounds

Good for more than 20 hours of continuous portable playback, Marshall’s palm-size Emberton wireless speaker delivers punchy 360º sound like only a Marshall can, using an exclusive technology called True Stereophonic. All functions are controlled by a single multi-directional button and IPX-67 water resistance makes it party-proof. Quick charge capability gives 5 hours of playback on a 20-minute recharge.

Elgato’s Wave Microphones are Made for Pro-Level Podcasting at werd.com

Elgato’s Wave Microphones are Made for Pro-Level Podcasting

With Elgato Gaming’s new Wave 1 & Wave 3 microphones, you get a mic and mixer all in one, giving you crystal clear audio & studio-level control. Designed for podcasters, streamers and all who need to record broadcast-quality audio, the mics feature 24-bit DAC, proprietary technology aimed at eliminating distortion, even when voices and ambient noise is over-the-top loud. They both offer 5/8”, 3/8”, and 1/4” mounting adapters. The higher-end Wave 3 model also boasts capacitive mute and dual-layer metal mesh for noise reduction. An optional shock mount is also available.

Adidas Introduces Workout-Ready RPD-O1 Headphones at werd.com

Adidas Introduces Workout-Ready RPD-O1 Headphones

Global sports superpower Adidas keeps athletes laced from head to toe. And now they’re putting it in your ears, too. Their new & workout-ready RPD-01 headphones are designed for training, sports and action of all sorts. They feature a sweatproof & IPX4 rated silicone neckband, 12 hours of battery life and boast simple push-button controls for effortless operation in the heat of the moment.

The Beoplay E8 Sport are Buds Built for Action at werd.com

The Beoplay E8 Sport are Buds Built for Action

Built on the brand’s proven E8 design, Bang & Olufsen’s all-new Beoplay E8 Sport is a truly wireless earbud optimized for training & workouts. In addition to award-winning B&O sound-quality, these premium buds boast seamless Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, AAC and aptX support plus upgraded IP57 waterproofing. They deliver 7-hours of continuous play leveled up to 35-hours with the compact charging case. The E8 Sport is available July 9 in black & “oxygen blue.”

Klipsch Introduces ‘The Fives’ Atmos-Equipped Speakers at werd.com

Klipsch Introduces ‘The Fives’ Atmos-Equipped Speakers

Klipsch says no to the soundbar for home theater & TV viewing. Instead, they’re coming with The Fives, a set of full-range, Dolby Atmos-equipped bookshelf speakers that deliver the deep bass single soundbars just don’t. They’re also the first powered monitors to feature HDMI-ARC, enabling them to communicate directly with your television. Plus custom-made amplifiers, 24-bit decoding, Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and they’re available in 2 finishes: walnut or matte black.

For the Traveling Audiophile: Audeze LCD-1 Headphones at werd.com

For the Traveling Audiophile: Audeze LCD-1 Headphones

California-based premium audio innovators Audeze come correct with another award-winning over-ear headphone design. The LCD-1 are meticulously engineered for comfort, convenience, and studio-quality sound. They feature Audeze’s most powerful planar magnetic technology in an open-back, foldable and light-weight design—delivering rich, precision-tuned audio in a travel- & audiophile-friendly package.

Yellow If You’re Lucky: Sennheiser Limited Edition HD25 Headphones at werd.com

Yellow If You’re Lucky: Sennheiser Limited Edition HD25 Headphones

Sennheiser turns 75 this year and to mark the occasion, has created a limited edition version of its popular HD 25 headphones. Chosen by DJs & air travelers alike, the HD25 features a streamlined design that delivers remarkable passive noise cancelling. The bright yellow earpads that mark the limited drop are randomly packaged, so the buyer only knows they scored after the unboxing.

Dolby Atmos Audio has Finally Come to a Sonos Soundbar at werd.com

Dolby Atmos Audio has Finally Come to a Sonos Soundbar

The launch of the Arc Soundbar marks SONOS’ first foray into Dolby Atmos home theater audio. With the ability to play PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, and lossless Dolby Atmos, the long, lean soundbar features 11 drivers that emit room-filling multidirectional audio in 270º. Trueplay technology enables the speaker to adapt & automatically EQ to suit your space and the system also offers the convenience of Alexa & Google Assistant voice control as well as support for Apple AirPlay.

Google’s Pixel Buds 2020 Look Great & Perform Better at werd.com

Google’s Pixel Buds 2020 Look Great & Perform Better

Google seems to have worked all the bugs out of their flagship ’buds with the release of the Pixel Buds 2020 wireless. The improved 2nd-Gen model boasts wireless charging, hands-free Google Assistant & effortless pairing with Android phones. With a sleek, low-profile design, they sit virtually flush against your ear and feature a “Stabilizer Arc” that keeps them snug & in place. On a full charge they deliver about 5 hours of continuous play & the AirPod-like charging case enables up to 24-hours of playback.

ReduxBuds Utilize AI for ANC at werd.com

ReduxBuds Utilize AI for ANC

ReduxBuds offer cutting-edge ANC technology that uses A.I. to intelligently filter sound from your surroundings so you can enjoy a conversation, hear alarms, and be aware of traffic while remaining immersed in your music. They’re also equipped with premium-quality graphene drivers, Siri & Google voice control, & deliver 100-hours of continuous playback. A funded Kickstarter.

Braven Built A Burly Boombox at werd.com

Braven Built A Burly Boombox

Braven is a brand that has built its reputation on rugged, high quality products and the BRV-XXL/2 boombox is another solid banger. This big boy weighs in at over 17 pounds boasting 100W of output via its subwoofer, two passive radiators, & four full-range driver array. Bluetooth 5.0 gives it 100 feet of range. There’s a 5,600 mAh on-board battery bank with USB-A out for charging your devices. IPX5 waterproof rating and 18 hours of continuous playback means its good to go from poolside to fireside.