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Sonos Launches Era 300 and Era 100

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Sonos has debuted Sonos Era 300 and Sonos Era 100, the company’s new smart speakers. Era 300 comes packed with support for Dolby Atmos, while Era 100 is based on the Sonos One. The Era family powers new levels of immersive listening with expanded connectivity and Trueplay technology. Era 300 and Era 100 are also the first speakers built to Sonos’ new responsible design standards, which span long-term serviceability, energy-efficient technologies, and the use of post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials. Both Era 300 (AED 2,099) and Era 100 (AED 1,149) will be available globally on March 28, 2023.

“In an age of constant background noise, quality listening matters more than ever. Our vision is to make listening to an experience that is charged with feeling, and help our customers feel joy and vitality through their favorite music and audio content,” said Patrick Spence, CEO of Sonos. “The Era family is the next generation of smart speakers, epitomizing our commitment to sound innovation, responsible design, and a deep connection to the creator community.”

Era 300
Unprecedented for a single compact speaker, Era 300 boasts six powerful drivers that direct sound left, right, forward, and upward, delivering a breakthrough audio performance featuring Dolby Atmos that places listeners at the very heart of their movies and music.

“Dolby Atmos created a new way for music and audio entertainment to be experienced. Sounds and music come alive with unparalleled clarity and depth,” said Kevin J. Yeaman, CEO of Dolby. “Era 300’s sound innovation with Dolby Atmos creates a completely immersive music experience.”

Era 300 wraps its beautifully complex acoustic architecture in an elegantly cinched hourglass design, with every angle, proportion, and perforation enhancing the direction and dispersion of sound to truly surround you. Era 300 is the brand’s first speaker that delivers multi-channel surround sound when used as a home theater rear. Movie fans can pair two speakers with Arc or Beam (Gen 2) to create a supercharged Dolby Atmos experience that draws them deeper into the action.

Sonos worked closely with its community of leading artists and creators – including Sonos Soundboard members – to meticulously fine-tune Era 300 so listeners can enjoy sounding straight from the studio that’s true to the artist’s intent. “Just like the shift from mono to stereo, spatial audio is the next evolution in listening – creating a sound experience that wraps you in music,” said Giles Martin, VP of Sound Experience at Sonos. “As both creators and major streaming platforms embrace spatial audio for music, the time is right to create an out loud listening experience that delivers against the promise of this thrilling and creative format.”

Sonos Era 300 will be available globally on March 28, 2023, for AED 2,099.

Era 100
Only slightly larger than its predecessor Sonos One, Era 100 features all-new hardware and software, with next-gen acoustics and design that deliver detailed stereo sound and deep bass. Two angled tweeters send crisp high frequencies left and right for a rich stereo experience, while a larger mid-woofer creates stunning bass that’s unexpected from a single compact speaker.

Packed full of audio and tech enhancements, Era 100’s slim, modern design makes it a chic accent piece for any bookshelf, kitchen counter, desk, or nightstand. Level-up movie night by adding two Era 100 speakers as rears with your soundbar to create a surround sound system, or simply pair two together for room-filling stereo sound.

Sonos Era 100 will be available globally on March 28, 2023, for AED 1,149.

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Sony Intros ULT POWER SOUND Series of Speakers and Headphones

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Sony Middle East and Africa has launched ULT POWER SOUND series – a new series of wireless speakers and headphones designed to make you feel like you have dived into the front row of the arena. Built for music lovers, it produces powerful deep sound designed to make your heart tremble. The new range consists of wireless speakers ULT TOWER 10, ULT FIELD 7, ULT FIELD 1, and wireless headphones ULT WEAR. All models in the series include the ULT button, providing signature sound quality by enhancing the music with one or two different sound modes.

ULT TOWER 10
Turn your home into party central with massive bass, 360° Party Sound, 360° Party Light and karaoke, thanks to a supplied wireless mic. You can even connect the speaker to your TV to boost the sound of the things you love to watch.

ULT FIELD 7
Liven up your day with punchy bass and expressive lighting wherever you go. The ULT FIELD 7 lets you take the party anywhere thanks to the waterproof and dustproof construction plus a long battery life means you can party for longer. You can even connect to a mic for karaoke on the go.

ULT FIELD 1
Bring your favourite tunes anywhere with enhanced bass built into a compact package with the ULT FIELD 1. Complete with a multi-way strap for ease of use, take your waterproof, dustproof and even shockproof speaker anywhere for longer, thanks to a long battery life.

ULT WEAR
With exceptional bass and improved Noise Cancelling, Sony’s new ULT WEAR headphones let you bring your favourite festival or club feel with you, everywhere you go.

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Sony Inzone H5 WH-G500 Review: A Deep Dive for Discerning Gamers

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Sony has entered into the competitive gaming headsets industry by launching the new Inzone H5 WH-G500. This headset promises an immersive audio experience, long-lasting comfort, and clear communication – all crucial aspects for the dedicated gamer. But how well does it deliver on these promises?

 

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Let’s deep dive into the promises H5 brings along to understand its functionalities and strengths.

Unboxing and First Impressions
The H5 arrives in a sleek, PlayStation-inspired package. Inside, you’ll find the headset itself, a boom microphone, a 2.4 GHz wireless USB dongle with a PC/PS5 toggle switch, a short USB-C charging cable, a 3.5mm audio cable, and a user manual.

The design leans towards minimalism, with a matte black plastic build and white accents adorning the earcups and headband. While not the most visually striking, the materials feel sturdy and lightweight at 260 gms.

Comfort and Fit
The H5 prioritises comfort for extended gaming sessions. The plush earcups are crafted from soft, breathable nylon fabric that conforms well to the ears. The headband padding is generous, and the clamping force is gentle, ensuring minimal pressure on your head. However, individuals with larger heads might find the earcups slightly snug.

Technical Specifications and Connectivity
The H5 uses a 2.4 GHz wireless connection for low latency and a stable connection. The included dongle offers a convenient plug-and-play experience for both PC and PS5. You also get Bluetooth connectivity. A 3.5mm jack is also available for wired connectivity to other devices if needed.

Battery life is impressive, boasting a maximum of 28 hours on a single charge, on paper. In real-world tests, we were able to clock a bit longer than 24-hour battery life, which is great. This translates to a day’s worth of worry-free gaming before needing to reach for the cable.

Audio Performance
The H5’s core feature is its 360 Spatial Sound technology. This software-driven solution aims to recreate a surround sound experience, allowing you to pinpoint the direction and distance of in-game sounds. While effective for enhancing immersion, there is a slight lack of detail and a somewhat “hollow” sound compared to traditional stereo setups.

The bass response leans towards the neutral side, which might not be ideal for those seeking a punchier sound profile. However, the H5 comes with the “Inzone Hub” software, offering an equaliser with several presets and the ability to create custom profiles. This allows for some level of sound personalisation depending on your preference.

Microphone
The boom microphone features noise cancellation technology to filter out background noise and ensure clear voice communication. During our tests, the microphone performed brilliantly by eliminating most background noise.

There is a dedicated volume rocker, which allows you to easily access controls located on the left earcup for quick adjustments during gameplay. The left earcup also includes the 3.5mm audio jack and the USB-C port. The right earcup includes the Game and Chat buttons. The microphone automatically mutes when flipped upwards, offering a convenient way to mute yourself.

The H5 seems tailor-made for PC and PS5 gamers seeking a comfortable headset with a strong emphasis on in-game spatial audio. Its lightweight design and long battery life cater to marathon gaming sessions.

Verdict
The Sony Inzone H5 WH-G500 offers a compelling package for a specific audience. Its focus on comfort, long battery life, and 360 Spatial Sound makes it suitable for dedicated gamers seeking an immersive audio experience during extended gaming sessions. Its compatibility with both PC and PlayStation makes it a versatile choice for gamers across platforms.

Price: AED 549

Sony Inzone H5 WH-G500 AED 549
  • Final Rating
3.5

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The H5’s core feature is its 360 Spatial Sound technology. This software-driven solution aims to recreate a surround sound experience, allowing you to pinpoint the direction and distance of in-game sounds.

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TOZO HT2 ANC Wireless Headphones Review: Affordable Excellence in Sound and Comfort

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At Gadget Voize, we’ve previously reviewed a couple of TOZO audio products such as the Golden X1 Wireless Earbuds and the Open Buds. Both offered commendable build and sound quality at a reasonable price.

Recently, we had the opportunity to test the new HT2 Hybrid Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones from TOZO. These over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones deliver quality sound, active noise cancellation (ANC), and equalizer (EQ).

What’s in the Box?
The package includes the TOZO HT2 Hybrid ANC Wireless Headphones, a 3.5mm analogue audio cable, a charging cable, a quick start guide, and a user manual.

Design and Comfort
The review unit we received was black with a matte finish. The headset is primarily made of polycarbonate materials, with the glossy TOZO logo offering a striking contrast against the matte backdrop.

The HT2 features an adjustable band with a brushed metal finish, allowing you to customise the fit. The right ear cup houses the power and volume buttons at the back, and the noise cancellation button at the front. Additionally, an audio port and a USB Type-C charging port are located at the bottom of the right ear cup, providing flexibility for wired or Bluetooth connections.

The headphones are extremely comfortable for prolonged use. The notably soft earmuffs enhance the overall comfort. The plastic build contributes to a lightweight design, making them an ideal travel companion.

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Sound Quality
The TOZO HT2 headphones offer a very good sound quality, characterised by deep bass, clear mids, and sharp highs. Although they might not meet the high standards of audiophiles, they provide a good sound signature, with a strong soundstage, and powerful bass response.

One of the standout features of the TOZO HT2 is the customisable EQ, available through the TOZO app. The app offers 16 EQ sound profiles, allowing you to adjust the sound to your preference. This feature is particularly beneficial for those who appreciate a personalised audio experience.

The TOZO HT2 comes with Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), which effectively minimises low-frequency noise. While it may not be top-tier, the ANC is adequate and does a good job of blocking external noise.

Connectivity
The HT2 is equipped with Bluetooth 5.3, offering a reliable range of up to 10 meters. Beyond that range, the audio may start to stutter. The headphones also come with a built-in microphone. During testing, the call quality was quite good for a headset of this type. It’s also worth noting that the HT2 can connect to multiple devices simultaneously.

Battery Life
The TOZO HT2 headphones come with a 500mAh battery. At default settings with 50% volume, these headphones offer an impressive playback time of up to 60 hours without the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) feature.

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However, when ANC is enabled, the playback time decreases to around 40 hours under the same conditions. Such extensive battery life is remarkable, especially considering the price point at which the HT2 is available.

Verdict
The TOZO HT2 headphones deliver great value for their cost. They offer commendable sound quality, adjustable EQ settings, satisfactory noise cancellation, and a comfortable design. Whether you’re a budget-conscious audiophile or a casual listener, the TOZO HT2 headphones make for a reliable choice.

Price: $50

TOZO HT2 ANC Wireless Headphones $50
  • Final Rating
4

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The headphones are extremely comfortable for prolonged use. The notably soft earmuffs enhance the overall comfort. The plastic build contributes to a lightweight design, making them an ideal travel companion.

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