Here’s proof that innovation doesn’t have to be expensive. Drop’s new wireless desktop speakers look like nothing else, but retail for just $129 (about £106, AU$190).
The BMR1 Nearfield monitors can be placed vertically or horizontally, depending on your setup, and are aimed at audiophiles looking to up their desktop speaker game, whether for work or play.
They have a distinctive “holographic” sound quality with, it is claimed, a natural soundstage and excellent imaging capabilities. As always, we will have to test them ourselves before we can verify those claims.
Inside, balanced mode radiators (BMR) are paired with force-canceling passive radiators. Drop claims this allows high volume with low distortion and wide dispersion. You can connect them to a subwoofer for extra low-end, while wireless Bluetooth, a headphone output and aux-in give you plenty of connectivity options.
Customizable magnetic grids — apparently inspired by the Drop mechanical keyboard community — will be available for purchase at launch. The Drop BMR1 is available for pre-order now, with shipments arriving in late February or March.
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