Audio & Speakers

Moog Claravox Centennial Celebrates 100 Years Of Theremin at werd.com

Moog Claravox Centennial Celebrates 100 Years Of Theremin

The mysterious sounds of the Theremin can be heard from Pink Floyd to the Pixies to Erykah Badu & now as the revolutionary electronic instrument turns 100, Moog has created a masterful special edition. The Claravox Centennial features a very intentional mid-century look: a smooth walnut exterior, bright brass antennas, and a bank of analog knobs & dials. The rest of the design is fully modern, equipped with USB/MIDI, it’s also fitted with endless inputs/outputs for seamless studio integration… all to make those groovy sounds.

The MA12000 is the Most Powerful McIntosh Amp Ever at werd.com

The MA12000 is the Most Powerful McIntosh Amp Ever

They insist they’re not overdoing it. Okay. But as the most powerful amp to ever thunder out of of the McIntosh lab, the MA12000 pumps out an incredible 350-watts per channel; a two-channel hybrid integrated amp with tremendous power. Merging the analog warmth of a vacuum tube pre-amp with an overbuilt & advanced solid-state amp, you get 350-watts of perfectly balanced audio delivered to your 2, 4, or 8-Ohm speakers. The back offers 10 analog inputs & 7 digital inputs to connect and network all your components.

Devialet Gemini Earbuds: A-Grade Audio & Qi Charging at werd.com

Devialet Gemini Earbuds: A-Grade Audio & Qi Charging

French audio brand Devialet, known for big-sounding speakers, condenses audiophile quality into a stealth set of wireless headphones called the Gemini. These premium Qi-enabled earbuds feature “pressure balance architecture” for optimum sound quality as well adjustable ANC with two-level transparency modes. Battery life is 6 hours continuous with ANC enabled & goes up to 8 without. The charging case holds 3.5 charges.

WeSC Introduces a Dynamic Duo of Wireless Headphones at werd.com

WeSC Introduces a Dynamic Duo of Wireless Headphones

Swedish lifestyle brand WeSC—shorthand for We Are The Superlative Conspiracy—just unveiled a range of fresh products, everything from streetwear to electronics, including these new headphones: the WeSC True Wireless and WeSC On Ear. The True are compact wireless buds with a charging case, IPX4 water-resistance, & 20-hour battery life. The OnEar is also wireless, featuring a foldable, travel-friendly design & 9-hours of continuous playback.

Jabra Gave These Wireless Buds Adjustable ANC at werd.com

Jabra Gave These Wireless Buds Adjustable ANC

Equipped with Active Noise Cancellation you can adjust manually, Jabra’s Elite 85t earbuds also offer the convenience of a truly wireless design as well as Qi-enabled wireless charging. With the Jabra Sound+ app you can adjust between full ANC and full transparency—what the brand calls HearThrough mode, to be as tuned-out or zoned-in as you want to be.

Listen To Music & Create Your Own, All With One Device at werd.com

Listen To Music & Create Your Own, All With One Device

Known for their cool & clever synthesizers, Swedish audio innovators Teenage Engineering have added something different to the lineup: a unique sound system/media instrument called the OB-4. It features a rewindable radio, allowing you to instantly scroll back to anything you’ve listened to in the past 2 hours. You can also capture, stretch & loop virtually any audio content, whether from streaming services or your personal collection, on any device.

Mobvoi Introduces Gesture-Control Wireless Earbuds at werd.com

Mobvoi Introduces Gesture-Control Wireless Earbuds

Your hands are full and you get a call. Drop everything & take it or miss the call? With Mobvoi’s Gesture earbuds, you can just nod your head & the call connects. These premium wireless earbuds offer intuitive, AI-assisted TicMotion gesture control: shake your head for no, nod, for yes. They also offer dual-mic ANC, Siri/Google Voice Assistant support, and 50-hour battery life. A funded Indiegogo.

Catch Some Z’s with Bose Sleepbuds II at werd.com

Catch Some Z’s with Bose Sleepbuds II

Completely re-designed for flawless fit and performance, the Bose Sleepbuds II are noise-cancelling earbuds for sleep. They don’t play your music but instead offer 14 different soundscapes that block ambient noise like traffic & the neighbor dog to help you fall asleep & stay asleep. There are 15 additional nature soundtracks, that Bose says “cover & replace noise.” They are designed to sit comfortably & securely in your ears all night long.

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.