Sound of Mu­sic - the best wire­less au­dio prod­ucts to gift this sea­son

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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 Mu-so

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 Sta­dium

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!

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