The new SONOS PLAY:5 delivers a listening experience that is closer than ever to how every track was mastered in the studio. Built with six synchronized, custom-designed drivers, the speaker’s three mid-woofers create smooth mids and deep, powerful lows that go as low as 27Hz, and three tweeters deliver crystal clear highs at any volume. The drivers are strategically placed to create a soundstage that is much wider than expected in a single speaker, creating room-filling sound with precise separation of vocals and instruments.
The Jabra Sport Coach is retailing in Singapore for S$248 and is available in three colors, Blue, Red and Yellow. It is sort of the younger sibling of the Jabra Sport Pulse (S$298) which I reviewed back in May 2015.
Coach vs Pulse
The Jabra Sport Coach is S$50 cheaper because it doesn’t come with the in-ear heart rate monitor of the Jabra Sport Pulse. Surprisingly, the dimensions and weight of both the Coach and Pulse are the same, measuring about 18mm x 21mm x 32mm (H x W x D) and weighing 16g. I guess the weight of the Pulse’s in-ear heart rate monitor is being replaced by the Coach’s TrackFit Motion Sensor. The TrackFit Motion Sensor measures your distance, pace, steps, cadence and calories burned more accurately for cross-training and running.
GoGear is a brand that not many people heard of. A quick Google will lead you to Philips GoGear Wikipedia page which states that Philips GoGear is a series of small flash memory and hard-drive-based personal electronic devices from Philips. The line includes digital cameras, digital audio players, and audio recorders.
GoGear is sort of related to Philips because their parent company is Gibson Innovations. Its other portfolio of brands includes Philips, Philips Fidelio, Trainer, Onkyo, and Gibson.
The Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds is retailing in Singapore for S$298. It is a Bluetooth 4.0 wireless in-ear earphones with a built-in in-ear heart rate monitor. According to the specifications, the heart rate monitor has a 99.2% accuracy when compared to a medical electrocardiogram (ECG) machine. I can’t really verify it since I don’t have other heart rate monitor to test with.
The Sound Blaster Jam is a lightweight (83g) Bluetooth 4.1 wireless headset that gives you wireless audio for your music, movies and games from your smartphone. It has built-in Near Field Communication (NFC) wireless connectivity for easy one-touch pairing with Android or Windows Phone devices.