Audio & Speakers

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.

The Polyend Tracker is a Powerful Electronic Music Maker at werd.com

The Polyend Tracker is a Powerful Electronic Music Maker

Polyend’s Tracker is a powerful music making and production tool; a hardware workstation based on classic 80s-era grid sequencing workflow. Digital and sample-based, it creates endless options for sequencing and creativity. Its vertical workflow allows you to utilize up to 48 instruments as samples or sources, and 256 patterns as well as connecting with external MIDI gear & other synths.

Kranio is a Speaker with Fangs at werd.com

Kranio is a Speaker with Fangs

We’ve shared a lot of radical speakers here over the years but Kranio is in a category all its own. Just look at it. A 3D-modeled Lynx skull with cybernetic implants and a built-in bluetooth 5.0 speaker. Each one of these speakers is painstakingly hand-painted to be realistic and totally unique. Created by Red Dot award-winning industrial designer Alan Wong, it was inspired by his youth; films like Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, and games like Cyberpunk & Shadowrun. The internal 10W Hi-Fi speaker has an acoustic transmission line, designed to produce accurate, undistorted sound quality in a small unit..

Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound Balance Brings Big Sound in a Shelf-Size Speaker at werd.com

Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound Balance Brings Big Sound in a Shelf-Size Speaker

Created with British designer Benjamin Hubert of LAYER, Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound Balance is a powerful, compact shelf speaker designed to bring exceptional sound to more intimate spaces. The minimalist, Scandinavian design features a wooden base, textile-wrapped speaker array, and brushed metal accents. It features Adaptive Room Compensation, optimizing audio to any space you place it. Chromecast is built-in, it supports Google Assistant, & streaming via all your services. Available now in Black or Natural Oak.

Playtronica Wants You To Make Music with Everyday Objects at werd.com

Playtronica Wants You To Make Music with Everyday Objects

Playtronica’s latest audio-tech toy is a midi device that allows you to make music with almost anything. Like fruits and vegetables. The system—consisting of 2 boards & enough cables & alligator clips to plug in an orchestra of vegetables, then connects to a computer. As the brand explains, it connect humans and objects in one electric chain and measures the intensity of human touch, which is technically a change of electric resistance. That signal can be captured with various online synthesizers via the web MIDI API.

Ultimate Ears’ HyperBoom Speaker Brings Big Sound at werd.com

Ultimate Ears’ HyperBoom Speaker Brings Big Sound

The all-new HyperBoom Speaker from Ultimate Ears is the largest and loudest Bluetooth speaker in the brand’s lineup, powerful enough for party-pumping bass and crisp, room-filling sound. The rectangular tower features a sleek, streamlined design with simple, push-button controls & ports aplenty. Including an optical port. Linked with the Ultimate Ears app, it streams seamlessly using Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, or Deezer. The speaker array consists of two 4.5-inch woofers, two 1-inch tweeters, and two 3.5-inch passive radiators; all of rated IPX4 for weather resistance. Battery life is up to 24-hours.

Kohler & Harmon Kardon Teamed Up on a Shower Head with a Wireless Speaker at werd.com

Kohler & Harmon Kardon Teamed Up on a Shower Head with a Wireless Speaker

If you’re prone to singing in the shower, this new collab design from Kohler & Harmon Kardon will sound sweet. The Moxie shower head + Wireless Speaker integrates a removable/rechargeable bluetooth speaker into a shower head. It delivers not only a shower with a soundtrack but offers hands-free control with a built-in voice assistant. The speaker has an IPX67 waterproof rating and boasts a 5-hour run-time between charges.