Speakers – a necessity for music lovers, but quite often a major sore point for design fans.
Fortunately, some designers take their products to the next level and create something so attractive that people can’t help but stare. They know what they do, because in these days a product that looks good has better chances to be sold. These creative speaker designs that you’re going to see in this post combine both style and (hopefully) function, and we can say that they look better than they sound.
Investing in attractive gadgets for the home means you can combine functionality and decoration into one simple package, and who wouldn't love that? Just take a look at these.
Harman Kardon SoundSticks III
As the favorite of music, Sidney Harman created the splendid and fashion brand, Harman/Kardon over 60 years ago. From special monitor speaker and family cinema to the worldwide car speaker and current popular Multimedia Speaker, Harman/Kardon has occupied the leading position in this industry with its outstanding original design, excellent artistic taste and innovation design idea.
PC speaker designs are rarely as engaging, but one exception is the Harman Kardon Soundsticks III set. Using the same clear plastic transparency for the subwoofer and satellite combination as before, Soundsticks III looks like Jelly Fish at the first impression, presents an elegant feeling.
Beyond its eye-catching appeal, it continues to be incredibly capable –For a true audiophile listening experience, the SoundSticks III system also features a six-inch down-firing subwoofer with volume control that is powered by a 20-watt amplifier. By aiming sound down instead of at surrounding walls, your subwoofer makes your system less susceptible to adverse room variables - giving you a consistent performance. The subwoofer also has a flared port that reduces port noise during high-volume passages. This feature helps you tailor sound levels based on your room's specifications as well as your own listening preferences.
Plus, it has two angle-adjustable satellite speakers that can bend from low angle to high. Gently push or pull each satellite to the desired position - and you can optimize the angle at which sound enters, and fills, the room around you.
Also, the built-in system offers sensitive touch controls for raising, lowering or muting the system volume, making it easy for you to interact with your subwoofer and "sticks," By responding to the gentle touch of your fingertip, this intuitive design feature makesthe system easy to operate, and keeps this work of audio "art" in the best possible condition.
As the sublime sequel to a prized performer, SoundSticks III is performance art at its finest.
This one is a Bluetooth speaker with built-in FM receiver, smart alarm, LED pixel art display, temperature sensor, AUX out and more. All of these features are embedded into a single device.
On the front, it has a 121 full RGB LED lights and a Bluetooth speaker inside a very well-designed retro TV case, the most attractive feature of the device. you will find the controls in the form of rotating knobs and a single press button. The lights are placed in a gem-style way and you can display over a wide range of pixel arts available in the app on your device.
Considering its size, I didn’t expect it to be an all-powerful speaker, but the power it did put out impressed me.
Another lovely feature is that it gives you the option to customize the display, that’s really the reason to pick up this little gadget. The real magic happens when you download the app. You can create your own drawings and animations series via the user-friendly application, or choose its own from the application gallery as well.
Besides, it is highly customizable with 30+ built-in professional sleep aid and smart alarm preset sceneries. With it at your bedside, you can enjoy your rest with both acoustic and lighting enchantments.
Tivoo is more than just an eye candy. It has a battery capacity of 3000mAh and will play for up to 6 hours and a wireless range of up to 33ft and is compatible with Bluetooth 4.2.
The MUZEN Radiooo Pop is a small, retro style radio sophisticatedly crafted capturing the essence of classic radio design. The blue and black color of the radio betokens a salute to the popular art. The nice blue one has a relaxing color brimming with an intense aroma of retro-literature. The baking-varnish style fairly adds to the overall exquisite appearance. All in all, it can be used as a perfect decoration or artwork when you place it on desk and shelf or anywhere you want.
The high-quality craftsmanship is combined with exceptional modern technology. MUZEN OTR Wood is an FM receiver radio and Bluetooth 4.0 connection speaker with a rechargeable lithium battery allows listeners to enjoy up to 10 hours of playtime on a single charge.
With its miniature size and different AUX ports, users can plug in their devices and take their music wherever they want to.
This device is supposed to have an APP, which is reported under and we’ll have to wait for an official announcement on that.
Contemporary reinterpretation of the iconic Philetta design: inspired by 1955 Original Radio - this original radio mini carries forward the iconic elements of the legendary 1955 Philips radio, also known as Philetta "BF 102 U". At the time this compact radio wowed audiences with its simple design, big sound and crystal clear reception.
Fuss-free enjoyment of your music: Smartly designed spring-loaded docking port effortlessly accommodates any iPod or iPhone, without special adaptors. The Docking entertainment system automatically charges your portable device while it is docked. It also charges your iPod/iPhone while it plays so you can enjoy your music and not have to worry about your portable player battery running out.
Wr-7 Mini Bluetooth speaker with FM radio is small enough to fit in your hand, loud enough to fill your room with sound.
It is an Elegant classic style solid wood cabinet radio-the casing is natural wood, substantial, and quite pretty.
Plus, with Sangeans acoustically tuned cabinet and passive subwoofer, the WR-7 provides excellent bass response along with crisp and clear highs. Let's be reasonable: you're not going to get rich, room-filling from such a small speaker. But the good folks at Sangean have done a remarkable job given just how small this unit is. You get a strong enough hint of bass to provide a sense of depth and body, and the balance of mids and highs is easy on the ears. It gets quite loud without distorting, too.
Using the provided wire antenna helps - there's a socket in the back along with the micro-USB port and an aux socket for plugging in an iPod. The radio also comes with a micro-USB to USB cord for charging, and a velvety carrying bag.
An automatic switching dual mode amplifier provides better FM reception in class Ab mode and better power efficiency for Bluetooth in class D mode. With built-in rechargeable 2600 mAh lithium-ion battery, it has 36 hours of battery life on full charge.
A nimble and versatile workhorse, this wireless bluetooth speaker joins the Marshall family with vengeance, carrying on a long standing tradition of loud.
Acton is the most compact home speaker from Marshall, a perfect size to bring music to your home’s smallest spaces. It also features well-balanced audio that boasts powerful sound throughout the sound frequency. The clear midrange, extended highs and deep bass seem to defy the laws of nature for a speaker this small.
When it comes to looks, the Acton has inherited all the family traits. With its iconic gold script logo, gold piping, vinyl casing and vintage-inspired fret, the Acton is an instant rock ‘n’ roll classic. Its devilish good looks draw inspiration from over 50 years of Marshall design.
These hifi qualities packed it into a classically designed and compact frame that set the Acton apart, positioned to take on even the largest of competitors.
Inspired by the 1980’s, the Musicanvas Bluetooth radio brings a cool retro look to your favorite places. It is a musical artwork combining the shape of an antique radio with the creativity of modern artisans.
Delicate honeycomb design, perfect integrated molding, demanding layers of interlocking structure design does not compromise on every detail, no matter where you put it in, compact appearance bursting out amazing voice.
It supports Aptx Bluetooth wireless transmission: Aptx is the only support 20Hz-20kHz lossless wireless audio transmission protocol, truly a CD-level lossless transmission. In the process of listening to the 2S, you will hear the true full-range penetration treble and rich bass.
Small, yet packs a punch. Doesn't have a lot of base but good for the deck. For the price, I thought it was good.