Audio & Speakers

Harman Kardon Introduces Google-Enabled Citation One Speaker at werd.com

Harman Kardon Introduces Google-Enabled Citation One Speaker

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Delivering crisp, high-quality audio via both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and with Google Assistant voice built-in, Harman Kardon’s entry-level Citation One is a sharp little home speaker. It’s got simple manual controls on top and the only ports are for the power supply, and a Micro USB for service.  Using the Google Assistant app and Google Cast, it streams like a dream and measuring a compact 7.4 by 5.5 by 5.5 inches (HWD), it outputs room-filling sound without taking up much space.

Plug In & Make Music with the Maschine Mikro at werd.com

Plug In & Make Music with the Maschine Mikro

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For beginner music-makers, the Maschine Mikro is a very versatile & user-friendly tool that works as a drum machine, synth and desktop to give you endless samples, one-shots, loops, sample instruments, presets, patterns, drum kits, and songs. It plugs into your laptop or desktop computer, offers  25 filters, EQ, delay, reverb, and compressor as well as 16 velocity-sensitive pads for banging out original beats.

Dolby Introduces Dimension Wireless Headphones at werd.com

Dolby Introduces Dimension Wireless Headphones

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Dolby is known worldwide for industry-leading sound technology. And finally, after decades as the subtle logo found stamped on the best audio products across many markets, Dolby is branding a product of their own, and likely, the first of many to come. The wireless Dolby Dimension over-ear headphones are optimized for home entertainment to deliver the premium sound quality Dolby calibrated devices are known for. Their wireless charging stand keep them juiced up & binge-ready.

V-MODA BassFit Headphones Deliver Wireless, Workout-Worthy Bass at werd.com

V-MODA BassFit Headphones Deliver Wireless, Workout-Worthy Bass

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Weak, wimpy bass is far too common in wireless earbuds. And the headphone gurus at V-MODA are clapping back with a wireless bud that finally delivers legit low-end. Their BassFit banded bluetooth in-ears pump heavy bass & feature both aptX and AAC codecs for crystal clear sound, 11-hour battery life and feature a super-stable fit system the brand calls “Tri-Fit.”

The SoundWave Portable Speaker Lights Up The Night at werd.com

The SoundWave Portable Speaker Lights Up The Night

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In addition to surprisingly robust sound, the portable SoundWave speaker delivers an immersive light show, a warm fireplace-like glow that adds ambiance to any social gathering. The flickering light is also sync’d to the music. It’s made of aluminum and features a MicroSD card slot allowing you to simply plug music in. For streaming, it’s equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 and with its 25-hour battery, this little 10W speaker will thump ’til the sun comes up. A funded Kickstarter.

The Maverick Speaker Offers Alexa & Good Looks in a Portable Package at werd.com

The Maverick Speaker Offers Alexa & Good Looks in a Portable Package

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Quality sound and a stylish design make Cavalier’s Maverick speaker system a standout. It’s a portable Bluetooth + wi-fi speaker unit with built-in Amazon Alexa voice control and a convenient charging base. It streams from all your favorite services: Amazon Music, SiriusXM, Spotify, Audible, Pandora, and more. Multiple speakers can be linked together for multi-room audio as well.

Devialet Introduces a Powerful New Phantom Speaker in a Smaller Package at werd.com

Devialet Introduces a Powerful New Phantom Speaker in a Smaller Package

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The super-powerful-for-the-size Phantom speaker from premium French audio brand Devialet has been redesigned and made even smaller yet still delivers the same explosive punch of its predecessor. The new Phantom Reactor is available in a 600-& 900-watt model, boasting 95 dB SPL & 98 dB SPL respectively. Deep bass & crisp full range comes by way of exclusive technologies like Analog Digital Hybrid amplification, Active Cospherical Engine acoustics, and a Heart Bass Implosion acoustic process.

JBL’s L100 Classic Revives the Brand’s Most Iconic Speaker at werd.com

JBL’s L100 Classic Revives the Brand’s Most Iconic Speaker

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Originally released in 1970, the iconic L100 loudspeaker went on to become JBL’s most popular speaker model. For 2018, the brand is bringing it back as the JBL L100 Classic, a modern take on a time-honored legend. The Classic features vintage styling, including a retro-inspired design and iconic Quadrex foam grille, along with newly developed acoustic technology—like titanium tweeters—for unquestionable performance.

Master & Dynamic’s MW07: Deluxe Wireless Buds at werd.com

Master & Dynamic’s MW07: Deluxe Wireless Buds

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The premium-quality MW07 earbuds from Master & Dynamic deliver truly wireless audio & are designed to look as good as they sound. They feature berylium drivers, an advanced antenna for best-in-class connectivity, and are made with a luxury Acetate finish. The compact charging case is made of stainless steel & provides 3 full charges—over 14 hours of listening.

These Headphones from Skullcandy have Tile Built-In at werd.com

These Headphones from Skullcandy have Tile Built-In

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Skullcandy’s Venue headphones feature a streamlined over-ear design and active noise cancelling as well as a convenient one-button “monitor mode” that allows you to easily switch off sound when someone is speaking to you. Best of all though, they feature a Tile tracking device built-in, so if you happen to misplace them, they’ll be easy to find with your smartphone, using the Tile mobile app.

Sony’s WH-1000XM3 Headphones Block Noise 4X Better at werd.com

Sony’s WH-1000XM3 Headphones Block Noise 4X Better

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With the new 1000XM3 (Mark 3), Sony has made their top-of-the-line noise-cancelling headphones even better. The key to these redesigned over-ear headphones is a new noise-canceling processor, the QN1, which Sony says is better than the last model by a factor of 4; making them even better at blocking out airplane noise and similar environmental sounds we’d rather not endure.

Bang & Olufsen Introduce Giant, Gesture-Controlled Beosound Edge Home Speaker at werd.com

Bang & Olufsen Introduce Giant, Gesture-Controlled Beosound Edge Home Speaker

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Whether you hang it on the wall or stand it on the floor, the enormous puck-like form factor of the new Bang & Olufsen Beosound Edge is sure to get noticed. And that’s before you turn up the volume.  You can turn it up & down by rolling it—an accelerometer and gyroscope make it aware of the rolling gesture for volume adjustment. It also supports direct Bluetooth control via your phone or tablet as well as AirPlay 2 and Chromecast.

The Bose Home Speaker 500 Has Alexa Inside at werd.com

The Bose Home Speaker 500 Has Alexa Inside

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With Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant built-in plus room-filling sound from a single-speaker, the Bose Home Speaker 500 streams all your favorites from Spotify, Pandora, Sirius XM, iHeart Radio, Deezer and more. Superior voice pick-up, the ease of the Bose Music App, and premium design inside and out mark it as a solid choice for quality in-home audio.

Sennheiser’s Memory Mic Adds Insane Sound To Your Phone Videos at werd.com

Sennheiser’s Memory Mic Adds Insane Sound To Your Phone Videos

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The Memory Mic brings high-quality Sennheiser microphone technology to a super-portable, Bluetooth connective package—one that will add a serious upgrade to the videos you shoot on your smartphone. It can record up to 4-hours of audio at a time & sync automatically with your mobile videos. And no matter how far (within reason) this omni-directional mic is from your phone, Bluetooth ensures a clean connection with no fear of drop-outs.

Grado Labs Introduces Bluetooth GW100 Headphones at werd.com

Grado Labs Introduces Bluetooth GW100 Headphones

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Brooklyn-based Grado Labs builds their high-end headphone by hand and with the introduction of the GW100, they’re taking their boutique-tech wireless. They cut the cord but top-shelf design and quality remain intact. They feature Bluetooth 4.2 apt-X & a dynamic transducer for superior sound, and boast a 15-hour battery life.