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AMPLIFIED AUDIO TO HIT THE RIGHT TUNE.

AURAL PLEASURE

  • June 27, 2020
  • Tech
  • By: Ben Hitch

For some, life is all about that aural pleasure, and when it’s good, it’s real good. Too often than not, many settle for audio tech just to get the job done or because it’s the pods that everyone has. But when you spend the extra dollar to boost your acoustic game, the softest cowbell will deter any further prescriptions from the doctor. And while it would be optimal to upgrade the entirety of your sound systems, having at least one powerhouse of amplifying acoustics is a great place to start and run back to when it’s music that will set the mood.

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 3rd Gen

With built-in Google Assistant, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 3rd Gen are an out this world pair of headphones. These over-ear headphones have ANC (active noise canceling) with a 25 hr battery life and if you need to hear what’s going on around you, switch Beoplay H9s to Transparency Mode to eavesdrop on those nearby. The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 3rd Gen delivers an elite sound that is rarely matched.

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Sony WF-1000XM3

The apple doesn’t have to fall far from the tree for a discreet bass dropping sound. The Sony WF-1000XM3s, while a mouthful to pronounce, are a pocket-sized force to be reckoned with. These earbuds are a truly wireless phenom with noise-canceling technology and a touch-based operating system, so your phone can stay in your pocket. The WF-1000XM3 are sleek, powerful, and the perfect pair of buds for those who can’t bear to skip a beet between audio and human interaction.

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Master Dynamic MW65 0.95

When two of the best combine forces to deliver a one of a kind product, well, get in a line because you’re going to want a pair of the Master Dynamic MW65 0.95 headphones. A collaboration of Master Dynamic and Leica, the MW65 has the noise-canceling technology to help focus in on any of the unknown that comes your way. The design is inspired by Leica’s industry-leading aspherical lens with black metal and lambskin leather. The MW65 0.95 is a once in a lifetime collab and as it should, the over-ear headphones produce an unmatched sound.

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Vifa Copenhagen 2.0 Wireless Speaker

When the numbers of your squad start to increase, the Vifa Copenhagen 2.0 Wireless Speaker is primed to push the gathering to a synchronized two-step. The one-piece diecast aluminum is durable for those on the go and once you find the party, drop the Copenhagen 2.0 into position to be paired with just about any Bluetooth device. And even if you kick it old school, this speaker has a 3.5mm audio jack. Set the tone for the night with the Vifa Copenhagen 2.0 Wireless Speaker and the only ones that won’t be grooving will be your neighbors.

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Bose Portable Home Speaker

Hey Alexa… drop the beat!! The Bose Portable Home Speaker comes standard with 360 degrees of sound and powerful bass. The unit is Bluetooth compatible and has built-in voice control to keep your hands free and in stride with the ensuing rug cutting. The handle and premium Bose sounds make this home speaker one that you’ll never want to leave behind. And when it comes time to turn things up, this portable speaker never shys away from the party. 

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Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen

When you’re on the move it’s important that your tech can step to the adventure. The Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen is a waterproof portable speaker with an integrated voice assistant and speakerphone. The sound is superior to other portable speakers and when the party moves to the poolside, there is no reason to worry about this Bang & Olufsen’s durability. And with an 18 hour battery life, the Beosound A1 2nd Gen will be pumping the jams well beyond your the tracklist of your Deep Cuts playlist.

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Yamaha MusicCast Vinyl 500 Turntable with MusicCast 50 Wireless Speaker

At home, it’s equally important to show off your tech as it is for your tech to deliver premium sound. This old school package just got upgraded and cut the cables as the TT-N503BL Turntable connects wirelessly to the 2 WX-051 MusicCast 50 Wireless Speakers. And pending where you position this turntable and speakers, it will be sure to grab everyone’s attention regardless if the vinyl is spinning or not. The Yamaha MusicCast Vinyl 500 Turntable with MusicCast 50 Wireless Speakers is for the vinyl hunters and even those who simply want the Bluetooth connectivity with old school style.

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SONOS Vinyl Set

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few years you’ve certainly heard of SONOS, but pairing their premium sound system with a record player is something you’ll instantly be adding to the shopping cart. The accompanying speaker delivers an unmatched sound that will rattle all the walls at home and just in case your record collection doesn’t get your through a rainy weekend, this vinyl set is Bluetooth compatible. Get out your pen and paper because with hopes of you being good all year long, this SONOS Vinyl Set is the one you’ll be asking Old St. Nick for.

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Joey Roth Ceramic Speakers + Amplifier

This one might be called a throwback because you’ll need cables for the music to play, but once you’re plugged into the Joey Roth Ceramic Speakers + Amplifier, it’s going to be a groundbreaking performance. The speakers are made of porcelain, cork, and Baltic birch while the custom-made drivers are so finely tuned, they’ll reveal sounds from your favorite songs you never knew existed. This speaker and amplifier set is elegantly modern and while the design could speak for itself, the sound takes this set to elevated levels. If you can handle an aux cable, the Joey Roth Ceramic Speakers + Amplifier is an absolute must-have.

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Mercedes and Burmester Audio

We all know German auto engineering drives at a class all on its own and when Mercedes teamed up with Germany’s Burmester audio, well, the volume just got turned up. Specifically outfitted for the AMG GT 4-door Coupe, the 14 high-quality speakers are powered by a 640-watt that surrounds the interior with mezmorizing sound. Aluminum speaker grilles are as pleasing to the eyes are they are to the ears, and out on roaring down the autobahn the Burmester surround sound seamlessly compensses ambient noise. This is a pairing few will experience and most will desire.

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Bentley and Naim Audio

The world’s most advanced sound in the world’s most prestigious car seems almost unfair, but if you’re lucky enough to be driving a Bentley, know the sound will have a Naim. The ultimate in car audio, the Naim surround sound is a 2,200-Watt, 18 speaker system with two shakers, a 20-channel amplifier, eight DSP modes, and active bass. And in case the Bentley emblem doesn’t raise a brow, the Naim stereo will sound the horns of your arrival. For true audiophiles, there is no equal.

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Land Rover and Meridian Sound

Land and Range Rover are no doubt spectacular 4×4 machines, but when paired with the Meridian Signature Sound System, this is not just something found on the showroom floor. The Meridian stereo boasts up 29 speakers backed by 1700 watts of power. The dual channel subwoofer lays the bass while Meridian’s Trifield 3D technology puts you front row at your favorite show. Concert quality audio from the comfort of your driver seat is what Land Rover and Meridian Sound set out to do and they blew the competition out of the water.

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EDITOR'S TIPS

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The first audio system dates back to 1877 and Thomas Edison’s phonograph

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