Sound of Music - the best wireless audio products to gift this season
Music is one of the most impactful sensory human experiences leading to harmony, higher happiness and, for some, also a form of relaxation and healing. We spend a considerable amount of time with our smart devices, which have become the primary channel to enjoy the sound of music. However, experiencing the power of music in a spatially music-filled room is enchanting to the soul and for audiophiles or music connoisseurs, this is even more therapeutic. This holiday season, think about gifting yourself or your loved ones the world’s best in-room wireless “sound reproducers” which can fill your surroundings with thw crisp and balanced notes you love and can perfectly tone your mood. Some of our top luxurious selections are:
Naim Audio is a British company started in 1969 and is very well-known in audiophile circles for a superior reproduction of sound, crafting impeccable musical experiences and from a tech standpoint a strong upgrade path for devices.
Mu-so is the company’s first wireless music system commanding a handsome 450 watts of powerful sound through six customdesigned speakers in a solid attractive form-factor. The 24.7-inch wide stereo speaker houses a couple of each of dome tweeters, midrange and bass drivers to produce a balanced frequency response.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
The amplifiers arrangement is inspired by Naim’s technology which went into tye development of the audio system exclusively for Bentley motors.
In terms of looks, Mu-so hosts into a premium wooden speaker cabinet encapsulated by a layer of anodized aluminum with extruded aluminum heat-sink fins on the rear for maximum natural, distortion-free and thermal performance.
Mu-so supports a number of connectivity technologies to connect your different devices from Toslink optical digital, 3.5mm analog audio, USB, and Bluetooth to Wi-fi, Airplay, UPNP streaming, Spotify Connect, TIDAL (hifi streaming), aptx, and iradio. Naim also has added IOS and Android app control along with multiroom capability.
The base version Mu-so comes with a Classic Naim Black Speaker grill, though buyers can choose from multiple colors: Deep Blue, Vibrant Red or Burnt Orange to complement the living space and style. The Mu-so can be acquired at an attractive price tag of US$1499 or £895.
Klipsch is one of the leading audio engineering American companies with 68 years of design and audio experience and has built a stateof-the-art luxury table-top music system called Klipsch Stadium. The Stadium as the name indicates, can reproduce stunning audio to fill even a large room with live-concert level music dynamics, output and clarity.
The Stadium features a premium designed brush aluminum enclosure sporting two 1” titanium diaphragm compression drivers coupled with dual 90° x 90° horns to deliver clean clear highs. The 3.6” mid-range drivers are employed with the Faraday Rings to leverage the voice-coil magnetic field to drive consistent distortionfree performance. The Stadium also adopts Klipsch’s proprietary Tractrix Port technology to drive the tightest and musical bass via its two 5-1/4” long-throw subwoofers. This 400W digital amplifier supported by high-end acoustic engineering will certainly excite the audiophiles.
Like recent generation wireless speaker systems, the Stadium features multiple connectivity features from Wi-fi streaming, Apple Airplay, Bluetooth aptx and DLNA streaming. For analog lovers, it also features both optical digital and dual RCA inputs alongside USB input.
The Klipsch Stadium, sporting a visually dominant design can be purchased for USD 1999 in the diecast brushed grey aluminum color with sprinkled black speaker grills.
Bang & Olufsen Beosound 2
Bang & Olufsen is a high-end consumer electronics company founded in 1925, headquartered in Struer, Denmark. It is known for ‘Aerlig musikgengivelse’ in Danish which means “honest music reproduction” focusing on combining engineering excellence with emotional appeal.
B&O Beosound 2 is a foot and a half tall with an 8” wide base built with a head-turning unobtrusive conical aluminum design profile giving it a futuristic space craft design feel purposely built to enable 360-degree sound performance.
The Beosound 2 incorporates B&O’S “acoustic lens” technology where a ¾ inch reflector plays downwards into a reflector spreading the high frequencies horizontally around the room for superior high notes. Conversely for low frequencies, the adaptive bass linearization is achieved by placing the 5 ¼ inch bass driver upside down for even reproduction and spread of bass leveraging the entire space in the cabinet. The two-inch pair of midrange drivers is mounted strategically beneath the grille system to produce a larger sound spectrum. In all, the design for the Beosound 2 is unique for omnidirectional sound reproduction for spherical, precise and powerful sound with placement possible anywhere in the room.
In terms of connectivity, Beosound 2 features all basic protocols Bluetooth, Wifi and DLNA along with integrating Apple Airplay, Google Chromecast and Spotify Connect. BEOSOUND 2 will cost you US$1,895/£1,350 and is available in Aluminum or Brass shades to suit your living spaces. So, in summary, there are for sure more brands to choose from in the luxury acoustics market though selecting the right design which chimes well your office or living spaces and style is the key here. The cutting edge acoustic engineering in these systems will ensure that the sound of music will always be the best!