Audio & Speakers

JBL’s REFLECT Eternal Headphones are Seriously Solar-Powered at werd.com

JBL’s REFLECT Eternal Headphones are Seriously Solar-Powered

Sustainable and solar-powered aren’t terms we associate with headphones. JBL wants to change that. The legacy audio brand is currently crowdfunding this effort with the launch of their REFLECT Eternal, an over-ear headphone that uses Exeger’s Powerfoyle material to turn both natural and artificial light into a power source—powerful enough for these cans to deliver 68-hours of playback with just 30 minutes under a light source. Sounds good to us! They’ve got sharp 40mm drivers, offer hands-free calling and even voice assistance from Alexa & Google.

This Keyboard Has Alexa To Help You Play Along at werd.com

This Keyboard Has Alexa To Help You Play Along

Roland’s Go Piano Keyboard offers the convenience of Alexa voice control, allowing users to adjust, control, and tweak functions, all the while keeping fingers on the keys. Play along with music you want to learn, use it as a metronome, or play your originals at full volume through the built-in loudspeaker. All of Alexa’s other abilities are also accessible, just ask.

The McIntosh MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier Makes Big Sound & a Bold Statement at werd.com

The McIntosh MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier Makes Big Sound & a Bold Statement

With a design that puts its analog vacuum tube power on full display, New York-based high-end audio brand McIntosh has combined a 300-watt tube amp with a 600-watt solid state amp into one eye-catching monoblock unit called  the MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier. The solid state amp powers  your woofers while the tube amp is dedicated to mid & tweeters. Built on a stainless steel chassis, it blends retro styling with a functional, contemporary design.

Air is 4 Wireless Speakers in One at werd.com

Air is 4 Wireless Speakers in One

The Air Speaker by Quirky functions as one self-contained cylindrical 24W speaker or it can be pulled apart into 5 separate pieces—a base & 4 separate speakers & arranged for the space you’re in. Like a surround array when watching a movie or a multi-room setup. The speakers have a wireless range of 75-feet & it recharges via USB.

Artiphon’s Orba Puts Endless Sounds in The Palm of Your Hand at werd.com

Artiphon’s Orba Puts Endless Sounds in The Palm of Your Hand

The latest creation from audio-instrument brand Artiphon is called the Orba. It’s a palm-size digital music making device that let’s you make beats, play, capture, and record endless sounds and layered beats that you create. It has 8 feather-touch sensitive pads on the surface & a variety of touch and motion sensors. With an aux cord jack, it plugs in anywhere—like your laptop or sound system. A funded Kickstarter.

AIAIAI’s TMA-2 Headphones Give You Awesome Options at werd.com

AIAIAI’s TMA-2 Headphones Give You Awesome Options

The TMA-2 from audio innovators AIAIAI, is a modular over-ear headphone designed for personalized function with interchangeable & upgradeable parts. Choose from Wireless, HD (newest), Comfort, Move, & DJ variants for the fit and feel you desire. All feature premium materials like aluminum and Alcantara leather as well as advanced audio technologies to deliver flawless, studio-quality sound.

Streamline Your Creative Workflow with Loupedeck CT at werd.com

Streamline Your Creative Workflow with Loupedeck CT

For creative pros, the Adobe CC suite is where everything happens. And the Loupedeck CT is an advanced creative tool that empowers users to streamline, connect, and customize their Adobe applications & how they interact, for seamless workflow. With physical buttons, dials, tactile controls and haptic feedback, it lets you quickly access presets, control menus, switch between applications and tools—basically everything you do, only faster, easier and infinitely programmable, for use with video, photography, illustration, and music.

The AirFly Pro Dongle Makes Travel Audio Wireless at werd.com

The AirFly Pro Dongle Makes Travel Audio Wireless

Twelve South has a sweet little solution for your airline audio woes. The AirFly Pro is a wireless headphone dongle that will pair your buds or cans with the airline entertainment system through an audio jack. The device supports 2 pairs of headphones at once with a battery life of 16 hours.  AirFly Pro is available in Apple stores & directly from Twelve South.

Master & Dynamic Built a Better Bud at werd.com

Master & Dynamic Built a Better Bud

Master & Dynamic calls the new MW07 PLUS True Wireless their most technically advanced earphones yet. With Active Noise Cancelling, Ambient Listening Mode, Berylium drivers, Bluetooth 5.0, & 40-hour battery life, they’re loaded. With premium materials like stainless steel and handcrafted acetate, they look every bit as good as they sound.

Beats Solo Pro Headphones Feature Active Noise Cancelling at werd.com

Beats Solo Pro Headphones Feature Active Noise Cancelling

Lots of good things to report about Beats new Solo Pro headphones. Completely redesigned from the original & now iconic Solo, the Solo Pro is the brand’s first over-ear model to feature active noise-cancelling. With the push of a button, users can adjust noise-cancelling to suit the setting. They also feature Apple’s H1 chip for seamless & stable connectivity and charge via Lightning. New drivers and improvements to bass delivery make for smooth sounds. They boast battery life up to 40-hours and come in 2 shades of blue, plus ivory, gray, black & red.

Put STEM Skills to the Test: Build a BeatBox at werd.com

Put STEM Skills to the Test: Build a BeatBox

Rhythmo’s latest DIY instrument kit is the BeatBox, a rhythm and beat-making machine that you build yourself. Housed literally in a cardboard box, it features retro mechanical arcade buttons, parameter knobs & a joystick for controls plus an on-board amplifier & a pair of 50-watt speakers. Rhythmo’s Android/iOS app gives users access to sound-packs and tutorials to create original custom beats & music.

The Steel Speaker Brings Bluetooth to the Blacksmith at werd.com

The Steel Speaker Brings Bluetooth to the Blacksmith

Handcrafted in the blacksmith shop of Swedish metalhead Jonas Majors, the 100W Steel Speaker is an ultra-limited artist series of just 10 unique & numbered pieces. The nearly 45-pound bluetooth-enabled speaker features a built-in Class D amp, high-quality DSP, & manual controls for volume, bass and treble mounted on the front. The speaker array consists of a 6.5” woofer & a pair of 3” drivers.

Amazon’s Echo Studio Speaker Delivers Voice-Controlled HI-Fi 3D Audio at werd.com

Amazon’s Echo Studio Speaker Delivers Voice-Controlled HI-Fi 3D Audio

Equipped with 5 speakers to produce powerful bass, dynamic midrange, and crisp highs, the Echo Studio speaker from Amazon is a compact home smart speaker with 3D Audio & Dolby Atmos technology,  and of course Alexa for voice-controlled streaming songs via Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and more. And with Amazon Music HD, you can play 50 million songs in HD plus a growing library of music mastered in 3D.

The Modular Boaz One is a Guitar Like No Other at werd.com

The Modular Boaz One is a Guitar Like No Other

Reversing the old standard of having a quiver of different guitars, each for a different sound and feel, the Boaz One is a high-quality modular guitar with a groundbreaking design that allows you to change pick-ups or the body within 10 seconds, and without even looking! With multiple pick-up modules & configurations, you get just the sound you want, with unique & dedicated necks and bridges inspired by the classics. Choose from Strat, Telecaster, and Les Paul modules and with the multi-part body of the guitar, you can add or subtract components for a custom look and feel. A funded Kickstarter.

The Karoo Cycling Computer Makes Your Data Look Dope at werd.com

The Karoo Cycling Computer Makes Your Data Look Dope

The Karoo from Hammerhead is an easy-to-use Android-powered cycling GPS computer with a robust feature set and elegant, easy-to-use interface. It features a 3.5-inch color touchscreen made of military-grade Gorilla Glass and a 3200 mAh battery, the largest on the market, delivering 15-hours of continuous run-time. Syncs seamlessly with cadence sensors and power meters as well as apps like Strava.

Bowers & Wilkins Introduces 24-Bit Formation Flex Home Speaker at werd.com

Bowers & Wilkins Introduces 24-Bit Formation Flex Home Speaker

The wireless Formation Flex from Bowers & Wilkins is the latest addition the brand’s high-end Formation line of mesh-networked home speakers. This mesh technology enables seamless, perfectly synced multi-room & multi-speaker sound. The 8.5” tall Flex speaker boasts 24-bit audio, aptX HD support & streaming via AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, and Bluetooth. Pair it with another for stereo sound, then add the Foundation Bar & Bass speaker to create legit 5.1 surround.

Bang & Olufsen Introduce Limited Beosound 1 New York Edition Speaker at werd.com

Bang & Olufsen Introduce Limited Beosound 1 New York Edition Speaker

Inspired by the New York City skyline, the limited Beosound 1 New York Edition is a conical aluminum home speaker from Bang & Olufsen’s ever-expanding Beosound lineup. It offers room-filling 360º sound and features the brand’s signature Acoustic Lens technology for crisp, precision mids & highs.  Stream your media via bluetooth or Google Chromecast, Apple Airplay 2, and other services. Only 1200 of this special speaker will be made.

Sony Celebrates 40 Years of the Walkman with Throwback NW-A105 at werd.com

Sony Celebrates 40 Years of the Walkman with Throwback NW-A105

Grandfather to the iPod, the original Sony Walkman turns 40 this year. To celebrate, Sony has created an Android-powered digital device in its honor. Yeah, no, this thing won’t play tapes. Instead, it’s fitted with an S-Master HX digital amplifier, bluetooth, 16GB of storage, and a “vinyl processor” for clarifying muddy audio. This model, called the NW-A105, is only available for a limited time beginning in December.

SOUNDPEATS Introduces Dual-Driver Truengine2 Earbuds at werd.com

SOUNDPEATS Introduces Dual-Driver Truengine2 Earbuds

Patented dual driver technology gives SOUNDPEATS Truengine2 wireless buds the power to deliver full-range hi-fi sound that is more dynamic and balanced than much of the competition. Dual microphones with CVC noise cancelling ensure crystal clear calls even in noisy environments. Bluetooth 5.0, touch controls, 30-hour battery life and an included charging case make this a seriously solid bud. A funded Kickstarter.