Headphones. Mini speakers. Home audio. This is the best new fall gear.
The best new speakers to rock out with this fall.
$160-$285 Available mid-Oct.
Post-Walkman era, Sony lost its audio mojo. But their new WH 3-in-1 is an ambitious comeback. It’s literally three products at once: a high-end, fairly stylish set of over-ear headphones a la Beats; a 16GB digital music player built right into the headset; and, with the push of a button, external tuneage, thanks to tiny, hidden surround-sound speakers.
Jawbone's new Mini Jambox goes half-size, exuding big noise and hefty bass out of a six-inch, nine-ounce speaker frame, all niftily surrounded by a single piece of extruded aluminum. If you prefer your speakers with a Restoration Hardware vibe, grab KILLSPENCER’s just-launched line of natural oil-tanned and chocolate-pebbled leather speaker cases.
Available for pre-order, Harman Kardon’s new Onyx looks and sounds like the future: it’s a standing circular wireless speaker with a stainless steel handle, with built-in AirPlay and Bluetooth streaming and 60-watt output. Available in both black and white.
No man should be without a plan. So every Thursday we publish the Lineup, revealing must-do experiences and must-have products around a specific topic — from what to wear, to where to eat in a hot new 'hood, to workout routines, grilling guides, and more. Proceed without caution.