Audio & Speakers

Adidas & Zounds Partner Up On Athlete-Approved Sport Headphones at werd.com

Adidas & Zounds Partner Up On Athlete-Approved Sport Headphones

Adidas teamed up with Swedish audio technology lab Zounds to create 2 new sport & training headphones. The wireless on-ear RPT-01 & the wireless in-ear FWD-01 were developed by Zounds & rigorously tested & approved by elite Adidas athletes. Both feature rugged, sweat-proof construction & a safety feature called Passive Transparency, allowing natural sounds to cut through the music to keep you alert.

Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Stage Delivers Rich Dolby Atmos Audio at werd.com

Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound Stage Delivers Rich Dolby Atmos Audio

The Beosound Stage is Bang & Olufsen’s first foray into the soundbar category & as usual, they made sure it would blend stylishly into your home while offering the latest in multimedia audio tech.Designed in partnership with Danish architects FIRM, this unassuming flat rectangle can be wall mounted or shelved. Inside, a 50-watt amp powers 11 drivers for realistic 3D sound with support for Dolby Atmos, Chromecast, and AirPlay2.  Available in brushed aluminum, wood, or copper finish.

Alexa for Audiophiles: The Altice Amplify Speaker at werd.com

Alexa for Audiophiles: The Altice Amplify Speaker

Altice is a cable provider but they’re betting a partnership with high-end French audio brand Devialet will put their new Amazon-enabled Amplify speaker in a class all its own. In addition to streaming from the brand’s Altice One cable system, plus Alexa, Tidal support and voice control, it delivers audiophile-quality sound using a suite of Devialet’s best patented audio technologies.

Bose Put Your Assistant in the Portable Home Speaker at werd.com

Bose Put Your Assistant in the Portable Home Speaker

With the new Portable Home Speaker from Bose you get the seamless streaming of Apple’s AirPlay2 and SpotifyConnect plus the convenience of Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa voice functions. The 7.5” tall aluminum speaker features an integrated carry handle, IPX4 waterproofing, USB-C charging plus an optional charging dock, bluetooth & wi-fi support & it delivers 360º sound. Available 9/19.

Canvas Brings a Major Audio Upgrade to your LG OLED TV at werd.com

Canvas Brings a Major Audio Upgrade to your LG OLED TV

Despite the perfect picture, most OLED TVs deliver lackluster audio. A new company called Canvas aims to fix this with their new 3-D hi-fi audio system. Like an oversized sound bar, the Canvas acts as a stand for your flat panel LG OLED TV and features a 4-channel HiFi-grade amplifier with 200W output plus it boasts 30 liters of acoustic volume, much more than other soundbar + subwoofer systems. Available for pre-order now.

Bose Releases 700 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones at werd.com

Bose Releases 700 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Marked by a sleek, more streamlined design than the brand’s ubiquitous Quiet Comfort line, Bose’s new 700 Wireless Noise Cancelling headphones feature re-designed drivers for enhanced audio, intuitive touch-sensitive controls, support for Siri, Alexa, & Google Assistant, 11 levels of noise-cancelling, and 20-hour battery life with the NC maxed out. Available now.

NAIM Introduces a Vinyl-Ready Variant of its Supernait 3 Amplifier at werd.com

NAIM Introduces a Vinyl-Ready Variant of its Supernait 3 Amplifier

NAIM’s studio-quality Supernait 3 amplifier was embraced by serious, high-end audio enthusiasts when it launched a few years back. Today, NAIM has upgraded the amp with new features that hardcore vinyl junkies will appreciate. In addition to the built-in Phono stage, it’s got a Class A preamp output stage which doubles as a headphone amplifier and ceramic heatsink technology which keeps heat down, the rest of the spec sheet is best likely understood by serious stereo nerds.

Braun is Back with Its Iconic LE Speaker at werd.com

Braun is Back with Its Iconic LE Speaker

What’s more amazing? The fact that after 28 years of dormancy, Braun is back or, that their return is marked with the iconic LE Speaker? First designed by Dieter Rams himself in 1959, it will be re-produced through a licensing deal with Proctor & Gamble, Braun’s parent company & Pure Audio. They will feature state-of-the-art technology and connectivity while preserving the design and craftsmanship of the classic model. Available in 2020.

This Travel Adapter Makes Any Headphone Jack Wireless at werd.com

This Travel Adapter Makes Any Headphone Jack Wireless

Powered by Bluetooth 5.0, RHA’s Wireless Flight Adapter turns any headphone jack into a wireless one. This handy little dongle will let you use your wireless headphones to enjoy media from your flight’s seatback screen—and anywhere else you want to go wireless with your audio. With USB-C recharge, it boasts a 16-hour battery life, so it will get you from San Fran to Beijing no problem.

Jays m-Seven Earbuds are Wireless & Weatherproof at werd.com

Jays m-Seven Earbuds are Wireless & Weatherproof

The m-Seven True Wireless earbuds from Swedish audio brand Jays have been designed to withstand Scandinavian weather  & they’re built for exercise—both sweat-proof and IPx5 weather-resistant. The earpiece is designed to stay put for all sports, they boast voice control, 9.5 hour battery life and a total of 38 hours of playback with the charging case.

Final Audio Introduces Chromed-Out B-Series Earbuds at werd.com

Final Audio Introduces Chromed-Out B-Series Earbuds

High-end Japanese audio brand Final just dropped something new into their lineup of premium-quality & design-forward products. Their new B-Series earbuds are made of chrome-coated copper aluminum, feature audiophile-quality internals and are available in 3 distinct sound & component profiles. The B1 is made for pop music, the B3 is better for rock,  R&B & electronic, & lowest-end B2 is tuned for classical.

Classic: Klipsch Heresy III Speakers in Matte Black at werd.com

Classic: Klipsch Heresy III Speakers in Matte Black

Audiophiles & studio gearheads having been choosing the iconic Klipsch Heresy speaker system since the original 3-way design was introduced more than 50 years ago. With the release of the new limited edition Heresy III system, Klipsch brings the latest tech updates to a certified classic. Designed & built in America, the speakers feature titanium drivers, a direct-radiating 12-inch woofer, and 99 dB sensitivity to deliver smooth, dynamic sound with minimal distortion.  All in a limited matte black case.

Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1 Wireless Buds Raise The Bar On Battery Life at werd.com

Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1 Wireless Buds Raise The Bar On Battery Life

On a full charge, Cambridge Audio’s Melomania 1 wireless earphones give you 9 hours of playback, which is nearly twice the battery life of the 2nd-gen AirPods. The Melomania 1’s charging case can back that up with the ability to hold 4 full charges—so you can rock for a full 45-hours before you need to plug back into the matrix. Sound is delivered via premium 5.8mm drivers with graphene diaphragms and with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, it offers AAC and aptX codec support.

Bang & Olufsen Adds Voice Assistance To BeoPlay H9 Headphones at werd.com

Bang & Olufsen Adds Voice Assistance To BeoPlay H9 Headphones

With a dedicated button for instant access to Google Assistant & Siri, Bang & Olufsen’s voice-assistant Beoplay H9 headphones keep you fully connected without having to glance down at your phone. And they’ll play through marathon flights, boasting 25 hours of continuous playtime even with bluetooth and Active Noise Cancelling running the whole time. Available in matte black and luxe Argilla Bright finish.

Q Acoustics Concept 300 Speakers Deliver Crystal Clear Sound at werd.com

Q Acoustics Concept 300 Speakers Deliver Crystal Clear Sound

To eliminate the vibrations produced by 200-watts of power, which can distort audio quality, Q Acoustics’ Concept 300 speakers are designed to keep everything smooth & solid; no bad vibes. First, there’s the ultra-stiff cabinet construction with interior bracing & a buzz-killing gel between the layers of fiberboard. They also sit on spring-loaded feet & their tripod stands further isolate sound to keep it super clear.

Urbanears’ Rålis Speaker is a Minimalist Boom Box at werd.com

Urbanears’ Rålis Speaker is a Minimalist Boom Box

The Scandinavian collective behind the Urbanears audio brand has always delivered smart, functional products and design. The Rålis—the brand’s first portable speaker—is a perfect example. It’s another clean, uncluttered design that delivers multi-directional sound with a 20+ hour battery life, IPX 2 water-resistance, Bluetooth 5.0 wireless, & multi-host playback. Slate blue, haute red, & mist grey are the first colors to drop. More soon.