I've been married to a Location Sound Engineer for 14 years. He travels the world doing sound for TV shows, documentaries, and movies. So I've gotten an ear full of why sound matters. It's his career, so he's super picky about how things sound and super sensitive to frequencies other people can't even hear.
We haven't had a chance to review the DASH7 by Soundmatters, yet, but the buzz has been good enough we'd like to check them out.
If you're still looking for quality gifts for Dads and Grads-- this line SOUNDS like a great place to start.
DASH7 - Red with Stand, Sunglasses & Camera
“The One Bluetooth Speaker to Buy” – Men’s Journal
Super Thin, Doesn’t Block the View of an iPad or Other Tablet
foxLO Subwoofer Now Has Lower Price of $129 and foxL DUET Now Priced at $279
Soundmatters, the leader in high-quality, portable speakers founded by former NASA engineer/audio legend Dr. Godehard Guenther, announced today that the new DASH7 world’s slimmest, lightest high-fidelity Bluetooth speaker is available starting on June 1, 2014 at a lower price of $199 MAP (normally $219) in time for Father’s Day and graduation gifts. Available in vibrant red, arctic white, platinum silver and midnight black, DASH7 is über-flat at ¾ inch-high and easily fits in a coat jacket or pocket for wireless music on the go for watching movies, music videos and answering phone calls as a speaker phone. Chosen “The One Bluetooth Speaker to Buy” by Men’s Journal and one of the “Best New Travel Gadgets for 2014” by Travel + Leisure, DASH7 is the essential audio upgrade for tablets, smartphones, laptops, and more, so thin, it doesn’t block the view of an iPad or other device.
Luscious Sound Created with 5th Generation Twoofer & BassBattery Technologies for Tablets, Smartphones, Laptops, Guitars & More
In addition to high style and a thin shape, DASH7 also features huge omnidirectional sound in a slim size with 5th generation twoofer and BassBattery for true hi-fi sound, as well as an angled stand for direct on-axis high resolution music for the best stereo separation on the market for discerning music listeners.
Created by the inventor of the first high performance small portable Bluetooth speaker -- the foxL (TIME Magazine’s “Top Ten Gadget of the Year”), and supplier of audio technology to the top-selling Jambox, the thin DASH7 has characteristically wide bandwidth, remarkable bass, clear open highs, and loud sound (like earlier foxLs), but with 40% less internal size than the already tiny foxLv2.
• Slimmest, lightest high-performance sound system and speakerphone with a beautiful design.
• Unique ¾” height lets you nestle the DASH7 beautifully below your tablet.
• Omnidirectional sound for watching movies or music videos.
• Includes combo case and stand.
• Angled stand provides even higher resolution on-axis listening.
• Extended Bluetooth range and auto shut-off (user-selectable)
• Noise cancelling speakerphone to answer phone calls while listening to music or movies.
• Sub output allows you to add the optional foxLO, the travel-size powered subwoofer small enough to fit in a quart-size baggie.
• High power international USB Charger Kit (US/EU/AU/UK), powerful enough to charge your tablet.
• Four colors: vibrant red, arctic white, platinum silver and midnight black.
• Lower price at $199.
Lower Priced Palm-Sized Hi-Fi Subwoofer Systems
In addition, Soundmatters also announced today lower prices for their subwoofer system line, the foxLO world’s first palm-sized hi-fi subwoofer to $129 (originally $149) and the foxL DUET high-powered compact desktop and travel-friendly stereo hi-fi satellite and subwoofer system, now priced at $279 (originally $299).
DASH7 is available immediately through Amazon.com, Aetherapparel.com, Crutchfield.com, ListenUp.com, OneCall.com, www.theaudiosalon.com, and more, as well as through the Soundmatters site at: www.soundmatters.com, priced at $199 MAP in the U.S. The original Soundmatters foxL line is also available in two aptX versions priced starting at $199, along with the foxLO palm-sized powered subwoofer for foxL, Jambox, Pill, and other small speakers, now $129 MAP (previously $149).
Award-Winning foxL Line of Portable Speakers
The foxL line of portable speakers has won numerous industry awards and accolades, including Time Magazine’s “Top 10 Gadgets of the Year.” Sound & Vision said it is “the absolute best gift ever for the audiophile…fundamentally changes how and where we can enjoy great sound…it’s that good!” And CNN said, “So, travelers of all stripes, or any of you looking for a small system for your room or office that can fit in your pocket and go for a good long time on a full charge, this is ultimate gear.”
For more information, visit Soundmatters at: www.soundmatters.com.
Soundmatters International, Inc. www.soundmatters.com was founded in 1998 by physicist, former NASA engineer, and audio design legend Dr. Godehard Guenther. A world-renowned pioneer in the field of audio, Dr. Guenther introduced many firsts to the audio market, including the world’s first in-wall speaker; in-wall subwoofer; component loudspeaker for car hi–fi; switching power supply for car hi–fi; multi–channel car amplifier; hi–fi television monitor; and first complete digital time-delay system for surround sound. Soundmatters’ patented audio innovations are available through its own brand and embedded in other companies’ products, i.e. from International Gaming Technologies and Aliph®/Jawbone®.