Best known for its steam-powered toasters that promise “the ultimate flavor and texture” to your morning slices, BALMUDA, a Tokyo-based consumer electronics brand, incorporates all of its know-how when heat meets water. , … a glowing Bluetooth speaker.
A credential like this isn’t usually something we aspire to test with the intention of adding it to our best Bluetooth speaker buying guide.
The thing is, we’re intrigued… after all, if a toaster purportedly licensed by the XBox Series S is possible (if not officially announced), breakfast A decent Bluetooth speaker from a company that’s used to making consumer electronics?
McIntosh still makes one of the most gorgeous-looking Bluetooth speakers I’ve ever seen, but the Balmuda The Speaker (that’s what it’s called. In the company’s catalog, the Balmuda The Lantern, Balmuda The Kettle and, of course, Balmuda The Speaker). Toaster) evokes the same pinnacle of hi-fi aesthetics. Is that a tube amp?
They don’t – these three tubes have LEDs that can be set to ‘beat’, ‘ambient’ or ‘candle’ modes, but the Balmuda says the lights are synchronized exactly at a rate of 0.004 seconds. We guarantee that
Balmuda’s founder and CEO, Gen Terao, spent his formative years in rock bands, so his natural ambition to design speakers that could emulate the thrilling feeling of live music was set for the speakers’ launch in October 2022. I came to
Opinion: Despite being a hugely successful steam toaster, the Balmuda the Speaker looks a little hot
See, the Apple HomePod 2 is off the production line and boasts Siri Voice Smart, multi-room audio, and amazing spatial audio quality (though less bass-influenced than the original Apple HomePod). 299/479 AUD. So his Balmuda pricing strategy here is bold.
Yes, I’d love to hear Balmuda the Speaker’s “unique” upward-firing 77mm driver and “3D sound driver” (which promises detailed, omnidirectional sound). Better.
The product has received attention and praise, winning Esquire’s 2022 Gadget Award for “Best Bluetooth Speaker”. But, like the certainly beautiful Nothing Ear Stick earbuds, is this a case of style over substance? I can’t say anything without asking.But we must confess, we do
want to hear it…
Until such an opportunity presents itself, our guide to the best wireless speakers is filled with great choices by names like Sonos, Bowers & Wilkins, Naim, Sony, Marshall, and more.