By Wares November 08, 2017 Home entertainment

A round-up of some of the latest local and international home entertainment category news.

KEF MUO wireless speaker

Now distributed by CDL, the acclaimed KEF MUO was designed by Ross Lovegrove and promises punchy yet “uncompromised KEF quality sound” out of all proportion to its size when you’re streaming music from a computer or mobile device. MUO streams music wirelessly via Bluetooth or its auxiliary input. Two MUO can be synchronised for true stereo, or you can choose one of three sound modes – mono, stereo or “dual-connect” party mode.


KNZ GoDuo wireless speaker

New through Highet Agencies, KNZ GoDuo speakers’ enhanced bass, and water-resistant design make them an ideal companion for outdoor activities. GoDuo is the brainchild of KNZ’s Red Dot Design Award and iF Design Award-winning designer. GoDuo have a magnetic base holding them together but they can also be separated up to 15m, include a hands-free speakerphone facility, rechargeable battery, shockproof case, aux port.


Sennheiser headphones

MOMENTUM Free (above left) is an all-new premium wireless in-ear model, featuring ergonomically designed magnetic earpieces that link together when not in use. The headphones also offer six-hour battery life, a luxurious leather case, three-button remote and high quality in-line microphone for making calls and controlling music aided by voice prompts.

Also new is the affordable Sennheiser CX7.00BT wireless in-ear neckband model, featuring a minimalist lightweight neckband design, excellent bass-driven sound and 10-hour battery life. CX7.00BT can also support USB audio via a supplied cable. NFC one-touch pairing makes it simple to connect to smart devices, while a multi-connection capability enables simultaneous pairing with up to two devices. An integrated microphone and voice prompts notify the user of incoming calls.

Last but not least is the top end wired headphone, the Sennheiser IE80S (above right) which builds on the sonic accomplishments of the original IE 80 and adds improved fit (thanks to a wide choice of ear adapters, including memory foam ear tips) and a new family aesthetic. A unique sound customisation function allows the user to adjust the frequency response according to personal taste.


Beats Studio3 wireless headphones

These new headphones contain Beats’ proprietary new Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling (Beats Pure ANC) technology which
evaluates fit and adjusts for leakage caused by hair, glasses, different ear shapes and the movement of your head. Then there’s Apple’s W1 chip for proximity pairing, seamless switching between Apple devices, reliable and super-easy one-step Bluetooth connectivity, exceptional battery life and Fast Fuel charging! There’s also a built-in microphone so you can make calls, skip songs, control volume and activate Siri! The cool new cans still bear the Beats design language, albeit with a new range of colours: Matte Black, White, Blue and Red as well as special edition colours Porcelain Rose and Shadow Gray.


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