Today, Huawei Consumer Business Group announced its new wireless speaker in its HUAWEI Sound Series, a collaboration with acoustics giant Devialet, in Australia. The two companies partnered to launch the HUAWEI Sound X in 2019, which as the first-ever premium wireless speaker has made top-notch audio and acoustics technology broadly accessible to everyday users and audiophiles alike.
The next-generation HUAWEI Sound is the crown jewel of the ongoing Huawei X Devialet partnership, with all its loudspeakers adopting Devialet-patented acoustic designs. The HUAWEI Sound is distinctly smaller than the Sound X but delivers superior, full audio immersion, a testament to Huawei and Devialet’s unique and complementary technical capabilities.
Compact body that packs a punch
This latest-generation product adopts an innovative four-speaker acoustic design, resulting from Devialet’s unrivalled prowess, a 4-inch 40W woofer and three full-range 5W loudspeakers working in conjunction. Despite HUAWEI Sound’s remarkably understated appearance, it generates an astounding amount of power, thanks to Devialet’s Push-Push configuration, in which two passive radiators reinforce each other to counteract backwave vibrations. This substantially reduces the presence of distortion resulting from the diaphragms’ reverberations and ensures unrivalled stability under high volume settings at up to 90 dB, producing strikingly pristine and distortion-free audio at all times.
Strong bass has been a consistent highlight on the HUAWEI Sound series, and this all-new product only raises the bar, by incorporating advanced Devialet’s SAM® technology, and the first-ever “1 woofer + 2 passive units” structure. The speakers highly intricate acoustics exercises meticulous modelling and displacement controls over the woofer and passive radiators, to ensure simultaneous vibrations on top of distortion-free low frequencies and a wide dynamic range. As a result, bass tones are deeper and richer on HUAWEI Sound.
Advanced SAM® technology facilitates heightened immersion, absorbing the listener in what feels like a live concert experience, from the comfort of their own home. Bolstered by Devialet SAM® and Push-Push design, HUAWEI Sound generates audio that projects boundless power and authority, while representing an extraordinary new standard for a wireless speaker.
Devialet SPACE™ technology, for genuine 360° surround sound
The all-new HUAWEI Sound packs three evenly spaced full-range tweeters, complemented by Devialet SPACETM Technology, capable of filling a room with 360° surround sound for a listening experience reminiscent of that at a grand concert hall.
SPACE™ confounds the traditional notion that surround sound requires multiple strategically placed speakers throughout the room, by separating the input signal into direct sound, reflected sound and ambient noise, using a dedicated algorithm. The three different directionally oriented speakers then receive signal based on the listener’s location, and together create astounding surround sound effects from a single device, transcending the spatial limitations of any room.
Additionally, HUAWEI Sound offers four enriching sound effects: Devialet SPACETM Soundstage, Vocals, Hi-Fi, and Bass, which add fresh-new flavours to any piece of music, from symphonies and arias to rock songs. These settings are easy to configure in the HUAWEI AI Life app.
More ways to connect, with improved tap-to-transfer audio transmission
HUAWEI Sound also offers unmatched convenience, as it is equipped with a diverse range of connectivity capabilities, including Bluetooth (LDAC), WiFi, and 3.5 mm AUX-in connections.
HUAWEI Sound also incorporates a groundbreaking tap-to-transfer feature. This feature allows the user to direct phone audio playback to the speaker simply by tapping the phone against the speaker body. LDAC is also supported, which allows for high-definition Bluetooth transmission at up to 990 kbps (theoretical value), triple that under standard Bluetooth.
Classic, Devialet-characteristic design
HUAWEI Sound inherits the premium style of the previous Sound X, with a sleek, shiny surface reminiscent of that on a grand piano. The lower portion of the body is coated with a glossy fibre grid cloth, for smooth sound transmission, and protection against dust.
HUAWEI Sound incorporates Huawei’s unparalleled prowess in communications technology and Devialet’s leading acoustics capabilities, to deliver a listening experience that is as evocative as it is unique. Its release ushers in a new era for wireless Hi-Fi, in which a compact, home-bound Hi-Fi speaker can faithfully reproduce the emotional resonance of our favorite songs and sounds.
Australian Pricing and Availability
The HUAWEI Sound will be available for purchase from the Huawei Experience Store online and instore at Chatswood, World Square, Hurstville, and Mobileciti.
|AU $329 RRP