Two years in the past, Sony launched the LSPX-S2 Glass sound speaker. It seemed quite a bit like a candlestick however was really a wi-fi speaker, and it’s now repeated the trick with LSPX-S3.
There don’t seem to any seen upgrades when it comes to options or design over the older mannequin, with the most recent wi-fi speaker carrying over the Superior Vertical Drive Know-how. It makes use of three Actuators to vibrate the glass tweeter to unfold sound in each course.
Sony says the natural glass tweeter is able to producing “clear and highly effective excessive tones”, with a 46mm speaker for mid-range frequencies and passive radiator included to boost the low-end. Extra bass may be added by enabling the Bass Enhance mode within the Sony Music Centre app.
Battery life hits the identical mark with as much as 8-hours of battery, in addition to USB-C connectivity for charging. Having a built-in battery additionally means the LSPX-S3 is moveable, so it may be taken to wherever in the home, subtly illuminating the world round it.
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There’s Bluetooth wi-fi assist as properly, with the glass speaker that includes Sony’s LDAC codec for playback of top quality music streams (say, a Tidal Master file) over Bluetooth. There’s additionally a built-in microphone, so calls may be routed through the speaker in the event you’re bored of taking Zoom calls within the typical means.
One function we don’t keep in mind being accessible on the earlier mannequin was stereo pairing. When you have two Glass Sound Audio system, they are often paired collectively so one can act because the left channel and the opposite as the precise. We’d think about this may imply of a ‘candy spot’ when it comes to listening, require a selected seating place to get the stereo impact.
Design-wise the Glass Sound Speaker exudes minimalism, designed to mix right into a room’s environment. Whereas the speaker’s said goal is to play music, the candlelight mode options 4 completely different lighting modes and 32 brightness ranges, which may be adjusted by the sliding the contact sensor on the speaker.
Small and compact in measurement, the Sony LSPX-S3 is environmentally targeted, too. Lower than 10% of the packaging is comprised of plastic so a good chunk of the packaging may be put into recycling bins.
The Sony LSPX-S3 goes on sale in August 2021, and shall be considerably cheaper than the earlier mannequin at roughly £315 / €350 – greater than £200 cheaper than earlier than.