With Boxing Week still going strong in Canada, there are certainly going to be a number of new TVs and audio devices in many homes. That’s why on Global News Tech Talk today, Mike and Jennifer explore a range of new high definition audio products that will enhance your aural experience. From enhancing the sound effects on your new 4K TV to letting you take the audio with you while you’re on the go.
Here’s the rundown for all the great audio products we talked about as featured on Global News Tech Talk for Monday, December 30, 2019.
Sonos has been making wireless connected speakers for a long time now. They are well made and sound very good. Their Sonos Beam is a product that appeals to many people because it provides an enriching audio experience as a speaker for your movies and music. With great sound quality and Alexa support, it can take the place of a home theatre system, and a smart speaker, saving you space. It retails for $429 CAD.
For those that want to take that high-quality audio with them around the home, the Sonos Move is the first battery-powered speaker by the company. The battery allows you to take it anywhere in your home. Sound quality is just as good as other previous Sonos speakers. After you’re done, you just drop it in the included dock to charge. Alexa is on board if you still need her help wherever you are. It retails for $499 CAD.
The original Apple AirPods ignited the wireless ear bud market. The new Apple AirPods Pro continues on with a better fit thanks to silicone earpieces, making them less likely to end up on the Skytrain tracks during your daily commute. There are improvements to audio quality including a new transparency mode, which lets you hear the world around you, and a noise-cancelling mode when you don’t. And they will continue to cost you at the tune of $329 CAD.
While we haven’t heard a lot about Apple’s smart speakers, the Apple HomePod continues to be its top-end speaker with great sound quality and seamless integration with Siri and the Apple ecosystem. Audio is top of the list for features with multi-room support and the ability to pair with another home pod for a high-quality stereo experience. And when you have a question, Siri is there when you need her. You can pick one up for your iHome for $399 CAD. A great alternative has appeared from Amazon recently, and you can check out that review right here.
For those true audio snobs out there, that demand to hear every note, every tone, and every breath, in absolute clarity, then you’ll want to strap on a set of the Beyerdynamic Amiron Wireless Copper headphones. Beyerdynamic is known for its quality audio circles and relentless German build and design. No expense has been spared to make this set of over the ear, closed-back headphones look as beautiful as they sound. They’ve also spared no expense to make them feel luxurious with a mix of high-end materials. The copper accents really make them stand out and stand out they will at a whopping $1079 CAD.
What do you think of these audio gear selections? Do you have any favourite audio listening gear that you swear by in your connected world? Let us know in the comments!