Jabra has a new duo of headsets (and a pair of earbuds), all of them boasting wireless connectivity and a roster of features, not the least of which is long battery life and the promise of solid audio quality. They've all made their IFA 2014 debut, and will be available in the next handful of weeks at various price points.
If you're tired of your boring, run of the mill speakers and want to fill your huge living room not just with sound but also with a giant sound system, then Sony has got something for you here at IFA 2014. But while the HT-ST5 is not a speaker you will be carrying around or constantly relocating, its wireless connectivity makes sure that you won't be tethered to one spot, even if itself is.
At IFA 2014, Sony is trying to bring the Walkman brand back into relevance with its latest and smallest Walkman to date. The Walkman NWZ-A17 and the MDR-1A headphones that you will most likely need to go with it both bring Hi-Res quality audio to the table, giving audiophiles something to think about for their next audio equipment purchase.
You may have a brand new shiny Samsung curved TV, but those flat speakers flanking it just breaks the spell of the TVs alluring curves. Luckily for you, Samsung has just announced a new Soundbar that will complement that TV with its own curves and can even take the place of the TV stand. Continuing the audio theme, the company is also outing the M3, the latest of its "Shape" wireless multiroom speakers, poised to be the smaller and cheaper of its two other siblings.
The influx of heart rate-monitoring earbuds has a new entrant, the Jabra Sport Pulse. As the name suggests, these fitness-centric earbuds have an integrated heart rate monitor that provides wearers with their heart rate data, no wristband necessary. The earbuds are joined by the Sport Life Application.
Zipbuds is aiming to improve upon its tangle-free audio offerings with the new Slide, a pair of zipper-toting earbuds with a slide that merges the two cables into one. "Not one more second should be wasted on untangling earbuds," the company said.
LG has taken the wraps off its new Music Flow speakers, as well as a new sound bar, network bridge, and an app that can be used to control it all. The setup provides audiophiles with mobile control over their home's audio arrangement, and includes things like recommended playlists based on the user's preferences.
At the Pebble Beach Automotive Weekend, BMW took the opportunity to flaunt one of its limited edition 6 Series Gran Coupe to the crowd. The 650i Gran Coupe is different from its brethren in one detail alone. It bears the markings of audio engineers Bang & Olufsen, making it clear that this car sounds as good as it looks.