Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Event: Devialet SAM Lab Tour in Singapore

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Attended a demo of Devialet’s SAM Lab. SAM (Speaker Active Matching) is an audio #technology which ensures extreme fidelity.

Devialet’s trainer from Paris flew into Singapore to showcase the difference between a speaker that has SAM technology vs one that does not. Listening to the demo, I found the enhancement most pronounced in the lower frequency ranges.

By taking into account the characteristics of the loudspeaker connected to the Devialet, it enables the Devialet to drive in a very precise and controlled way the speaker driver diaphragm’s movement, so as to obtain an exact alignment between a recorded music signal, and the pressure wave that reaches the listener’s ear during a listening session.

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New arrival: Plantronics BackBeat 505 Bluetooth headphones

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

The wireless Bluetooth headphones lasts up to 18 hours to make phone calls, listen to music, play games. Available now in Singapore (S$139).

Plantronics BackBeat 505 will be available in Dark Grey, Grey, and White.

The new BackBeat 505 headphones from Plantronics can stream music up to 10m, pair up to 8 Bluetooth devices and connect to 2 devices simultaneously.

More details from the press release below.

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New arrival: LG V20 flagship phablet with Android 7 Nougat

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

LG has launched the V20 in Singapore, boasting strong multimedia performance for audiophiles and photographers. Available in Singapore (S$998) from 5 November.

The LG V20 uses lightweight aluminum, together with a new silicon-based material - AL6013 metal - which is found in aircraft, sailboats and mountain bikes.

The LG V20 uses lightweight aluminum, together with a new silicon-based material – AL6013 metal – which is found in aircraft, sailboats and mountain bikes.

The new LG V20 sports Hi-Fi Quad DAC, Steady Record 2.0, front and rear wide angle cameras.

LG also boasts that It is the world’s first smartphone to come preloaded with Android 7.0 Nougat OS, featuring the new Google In Apps phone search function.

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The LG V20 has a 5.7-inch main IPS Quantum Display and emphasises on multimedia performances. It was launched in Singapore at Bar on 5 in the Orchard Mandarin Hotel.

The LG V series is a premium flagship smartphone line designed to provide users with the best video and audio experience.

Key specifications of the LG V20 below.

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SingTel debuts free-data music service with Spotify, KKBOX, MeRadio & AMPed

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Singtel Music customers can subscribe at either S$7.90/month with a 12-month contract or S$9.90/month with no contract.

Singtel Music subscribers will enjoy unlimited free-data music streaming and downloading, and ad-free listening from either a Spotify, KKBOX or AMPed premium music account, plus 13 of Singapore’s radio stations via MeRadio.

Singtel Music subscribers will enjoy unlimited free-data music streaming and downloading, and ad-free listening from either a Spotify, KKBOX or AMPed premium music account, plus 13 of Singapore’s radio stations via MeRadio.

Singtel has launched Singtel Music, offering customers in Singapore music from popular providers like Spotify, KKBOX, AMPed and MeRadio, with zero local data charges.

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Singtel launched its new Music service at 1-Altitude in Singapore together with its partners.

Customers can add Singtel Music to their mobile plan for a fee to get a premium account from either Spotify, KKBOX, or AMPed which allows them to stream millions of songs without touching their data allowance.

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New arrivals: Paradigm Prestige Series loudspeakers & subwoofers

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The new models in the Prestige Series lineup: three floor standing speakers (Prestige 95F, 85F & 75F), two center channels (Prestige 55C & 45C), one surround channel (Prestige 25S), one bookshelf speaker (Prestige 15B); two subwoofers (Prestige 1000SW & 2000SW). Prices below.

New technologies in the Paradigm Prestige loudspeakers include Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) Tweeter Lens that protects the delicate S-PAL tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with greater detail and higher output.

New technologies in the Paradigm Prestige loudspeakers include Perforated Phase-Aligning (PPA) Tweeter Lens that protects the delicate S-PAL tweeter dome and acts as the Phase Plug, blocking out-of-phase frequencies for smoother, extended high frequencies with greater detail and higher output.

Paradigm Prestige series models are currently available at all authorised retailers in Singapore.

The new Paradigm 12-inch Prestige 1000SW (left) and 15-inch Prestige 2000SW (right) subwoofers.

The new Paradigm 12-inch Prestige 1000SW (left) and 15-inch Prestige 2000SW (right) subwoofers.

Prices of these models can be found in the table below.

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New arrivals: Casio CELVIANO Grand Hybrid Pianos – GP-300BK & GP-500BP

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

The new series of digital pianos were designed in collaboration with renowned piano manufacturer C. Bechstein and promises the sound and tonal quality of an acoustic grand piano. Price & Availability below.

Casio CELVIANO GP-500BP (left) and GP-300BK Grand Hybrid Pianos.

Casio CELVIANO GP-500BP (left) and GP-300BK Grand Hybrid Pianos.

Casio Singapore has launched a new series of digital Grand Hybrid Pianos designed in collaboration with renowned piano manufacturer, C. Bechstien.

The line-up includes the CELVIANO GP-300BK and CELVIANO GP-500BP which employs Casio’s proprietary Acoustic and intelligent Resonator (AiR) Sound Source technology and grand piano sound sampling to deliver matchless realism, tonal and sound detail of an acoustic grand piano.

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New arrivals: Ultimate Ears UE MEGABOOM wireless mobile speaker

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The new UE MEGABOOM from Logitech is expected to be available in Singapore in July 2015 for S$399.

The UE MEGABOOM from Logitech Ultimate Ears come in an assortment of bright colours.

The UE MEGABOOM from Logitech Ultimate Ears come in an assortment of bright colours.

The new UE MEGABOOM portable wireless speaker from Ultimate Ears promises more power, more sound and more bass.

The UE MEGABOOM works standing upright and lying down.

The UE MEGABOOM works standing upright and lying down.

Similar to UE’s first mobile speaker, UE BOOM, the new UE MEGABOOM blasts 360-degree sound with heart-pounding bass.

The UE MEGABOOM is waterproof – IPX7 certified – with stain-resistant acoustic skin, and a durable grab-and-go design.

The portable speaker weighs less than 900 grams, features a 20-hour rechargeable battery life and 100-foot wireless Bluetooth range.

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New arrivals: Philips Fidelio headphones and soundbar in Singapore

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

The 2015 Philips Fidelio range of audio products comprises four headphones – the Fidelio M2L, M2BT, NC1 and X2 – and the Surround on Demand Fidelio B5 soundbar. Price and availability below.

WOOX Innovations unveiled the 2015 Philips Fidelio range of high-quality audio products on board the luxurious Ping Lady Yacht, setting sail from the Marina at Keppel Bay to Lazarus Island off the southern coast of Singapore.

WOOX Innovations unveiled the 2015 Philips Fidelio range of high-quality audio products on board the luxurious Ping Lady Yacht, setting sail from the Marina at Keppel Bay to Lazarus Island off the southern coast of Singapore.

The four headphones are designed to suit different preferences and priorities.

The price and availability are tabulated below.

Philips Fedelio RRP Availability
M2L S$469 March 2015
M2BT S$449 February 2015
NC1 S$499 February 2015
X2 S$499 March 2015
B5 S$1,699 February 2015

Below are short descriptions for each of the new audio products (from the press release).

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New arrivals: Sennheiser URBANITE XL WIRELESS headphones

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Sennheiser’s URBANITE XL WIRELESS headphones are now available in Singapore, at the Sennheiser Concept Store at Marina Square and authorised retailers at S$419.

The Sennheiser URBANITE XL WIRELESS goes wireless.

The Sennheiser URBANITE XL WIRELESS goes wireless.

Sennheiser first introduced wireless capability to its URBANITE headphone range at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 a fortnight ago.

Sennheiser URBANITE XL WIRELESS (S$419)

Sennheiser URBANITE XL WIRELESS (S$419)

The new URBANITE XL WIRELESS headphones add Bluetooth and NFC to the URBANITE formula of cool urban style and uncompromised sound, with massive bass and crystal clear trebles.

The URBANITE XL WIRELESS deploys the latest wireless technologies for great sound and the ease of use.

The latest apt-X codec is used to deliver clear, CD-quality sound.

Set up with NFC allows easy Bluetooth pairing to NFC-compatible devices or by bringing the headset into close proximity.

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CES 2015: Sennheiser launches new wireless & sports headphones

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Sennheiser is showcasing its products at the 2015 International CES between 6-9 January. The Sennheiser booth is located in South Hall 1, Booth 20606. The new products are targeted to be released in Singapore after March 2015.

Update (12 May, 2015):

Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless headphones are now available in Singapore.

The MOMENTUM Wireless headphones is priced at S$699 while the MOMENTUM On-Ear Wireless is priced at S$589.

The headphones can now be purchased at the Sennheiser Concept Store at Marina Square and other retailers.

Update (22 January, 2015):

The Sennheiser URBANITE XL WIRELESS is now available in Singapore. The headphones can be purchased at the Sennheiser Concept Store at Marina Square and authorised retailers at S$419.

All headphones in the SPORTS range are durable, lightweight and water-resistant with ergonomic designs that conform to the ear and allow maximum freedom of movement, while minimising noise from wind or from contact with the body or clothing.

All headphones in the SPORTS range are durable, lightweight and water-resistant with ergonomic designs that conform to the ear and allow maximum freedom of movement, while minimising noise from wind or from contact with the body or clothing.

The new generation of Sennheiser’s MOMENTUM line has been expanded with two new wireless versions.

A Bluetooth version of the URBANITE XL is also debuting at CES, as will the new RS range of digital wireless headphones for home audio.

Sennheiser is also launching an all new line of sports headphones.

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