beyerdynamic SPACE – New Personal Speakerphone
The best of both worlds is supposed to be the new beyerdynamic SPACE, a compact Bluetooth speaker that is intended to function both for music enjoyment and as a hands-free device for calls and meetings.
beyerdynamic SPACE is the ideal companion for calls in the home office, conferences in the office, or for listening to music in your free time, according to the German company beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG is convinced of this and refers to it as a personal speakerphone.
It is, of course, a portable solution that presents itself with an elegant design and which, according to beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG, it fits perfectly into the modern working day as well as a solution for flexible use in leisure time.
Portable Bluetooth Speaker
First and foremost, the new beyerdynamic SPACE is, of course, a portable Bluetooth speaker that is very compact with dimensions of 132 x 132 x 40 mm and thus fits in any pocket. With a weight of only 354 g, this solution can also be easily taken anywhere.
The manufacturer speaks of a solution that was inspired by modern interior design and relies on an exciting contrast of matt surfaces and high-quality antibacterial textile fabric. As befits such a solution, the new beyerdynamic SPACE is of course available in at least three design variants, so the customer can choose between Nordic Grey, Charcoal and Aquamarine.
From a purely technical point of view, the new beyerdynamic SPACE is a Bluetooth speaker with a 1.5-inch full-range speaker, which is supported by two passive radiators. Driven by a Class D amplifier module with an output of 5 watts, it is supposed to achieve a sound pressure of up to 81 dB and be able to reproduce a frequency range between 90 Hz and 15 kHz.
Bluetooth 5.0 or USB-C
First and foremost, the new beyerdynamic SPACE will of course be connected to source devices via its Bluetooth 5.0 module, which supports the HFP and A2DP profiles as well as the SBC and AAC codecs.
If desired, two beyerdynamic SPACE can be connected to form a stereo pair, whereby the manufacturer speaks of true stereo and promises a particularly rich sound despite the most compact dimensions. According to beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG, this means that presentations with the appropriate background sound can be achieved in a particularly impressive way with the use of minimal resources. KG. And relaxing with music is also to be guaranteed with special quality.
Another possibility to connect the beyerdynamic SPACE to a source device is its USB-C port.
For extended remote compatibility between Personal Speakerphone and communication solutions such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom, the manufacturer also offers an optional USB Bluetooth adapter.
Optimal voice quality is the focus
As a personal speakerphone, the focus is naturally on optimal voice quality, with the German company pointing to decades of expertise in the field of microphone development.
The latest innovation, according to beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG, is the beyerdynamic 360° Smart Mic Technology, which can be found in the new beyerdynamic SPACE and is designed to ensure maximum speech intelligibility and freedom of movement during professional or private phone calls at home or meetings with up to six participants on site.
The microphone system with relies on four MEMS microphones and automatically detects whether it is voices or interfering signals and fades out unwanted reverberation, echoes or feedback.
In addition, the volume of the voice is automatically adjusted. Full-duplex audio allows participants to speak and be heard simultaneously, without dropouts or cut-off voices. This forms the basis for an always harmonious conversation situation, even if several participants are taking part.
For the respective application, the flexible Personal Speakerphone automatically switches between Voice Mode for intelligible speech reproduction and Music Mode for lively music reproduction.
In the business environment, it is very important that the new beyerdynamic SPACE has a Kensington Lock as theft protection and prevents it from unintentionally connecting to surrounding Bluetooth devices in the so-called Business Mode.
Voice control included
Of course, it is possible to use voice control solutions directly with the new beyerdynamic SPACE, be it Apple Siri, Google Android or Amazon Alexa, this depends solely on the source device you connect the beyerdynamic SPACE to.
Charging via USB
Of course, the new beyerdynamic SPACE is charged via the already mentioned USB-C interface, whereby a USB-C to USB-A cable is included in the scope of delivery.
The lithium-ion battery used here is said to offer a battery life of up to 20 hours, while charging on a universal power supply with 5 V and 1.5 A should be done in around two and a half hours.
Prices and availability
The new beyerdynamic SPACE is available immediately from specialist retailers. The recommended retail price for this solution is listed by the manufacturer at € 179,-.
Getting to the point
With the new beyerdynamic SPACE personal speakerphone, the company beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG is reacting to a changing working world in which work-related and leisure-oriented activities are increasingly merging. The focus here is probably primarily on freelancers, but also on people whose working world is shifting more and more to the home office, and this solution is certainly exciting for the home schooling sector.
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