Smartphone audio quality is better now that it’s ever been before. We’ve got handsets capable of 24-bit, 192kHz output like the LG G2, and models with beefy front-facing speakers like HTC and all its BoomSound models. Sometimes, though, you really need a proper external speaker to really appreciate the sound your phone pumps out, and for a lot of us that means a wireless Bluetooth speaker. For those of us in the US, one new option is about to arrive, with Bayan Audio announcing plans to bring its gear to the US.
While Bayan’s got a number of docks, we’re most interested in its Soundbook and Soundbook X3 Bluetooth speakers. The former’s a 15 Watt stereo model, while the X3 bumps that up to 20 Watts and adds an extra pair of drivers. Both models have internal batteries for fully wireless portable usage, and the X3 even allows you to share some of that charge with your phone, thanks to its USB port. And if you run out of content on your phone (fat chance, right?), integrated FM tuners are included to keep the music coming.
Look for sales of the Soundbook to go for about $200, while the Soundbook X3 should sell for nearly $300. If you’ve already got a speaker system you really like, there’s also the Streamport Universal Bluetooth-to-analog-RCA bridge, and that one comes in at a slightly more affordable $60.
But just how does this Bayan Audio gear actually sound? We plan on bringing you a review in the weeks to come, so keep your eyes peeled.
Source: Bayan Audio