From September 1st to September 5th, the 99th International Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances Exhibition (IFA) in Berlin, Germany, was held and successfully concluded. In this 5-day largest consumer electronics exhibition in Europe, all the world's biggest consumer electronics brands gathered together. Many media, audiences and technology digital enthusiasts witnessed the glittering appearances of the latest technologies and products, which let them had their fill of eyes.
During the conference, 52audio felt the strong technology vibe in Berlin, Germany, and brought you the first-hand report. At the scene, the audio brand exhibitors exhibited their latest audio products, many products were even debut, which greatly broadened our outlook.
The following audio products can be ranked as the most eye-catching highlight products in this IFA 2023 exhibition. Let's check which products worth paying attention to.
IFA 2023 TOP 20 Audio Products
The following products are sorted by their brand initials.
AVIOT TE-Z1PNK True Wireless Earphones
Japanese audio brand AVIOT is showcasing a number of new headphones at IFA, among which the in-ear TWS flagship TE-Z1PNK is the most noteworthy.
TE-Z1PNK is positioned as headphones of Flagship-level sound quality. The 10mm moving coil and planar magnetic drive tweeters "coaxial dual unit" have been putted into the bean-shaped sound cavity. This product also supports LDAC coding, and has obtained Hi-Res Audio Wireless certification. In addition, in terms of shape design, TE-Z1PNK also continues AVIOT's Japanese style. The transparent cavity shell looks very cool.
In addition, the tuning of TE-Z1PNK was completed together by AVIOT and Pierre Nakano, drummer of the band "Ling Tosite Sigure".
The AVIOT TE-Z1PNK is currently on sale in Japan for JP￥39,600.
52audio Editor's Note: Japanese manufacturers has always been unique in the audio industry ,regarded as the existence of "style burst". AVIOT's new product TE-Z1PNK is the representative of Japanese headphones. Fancier of HiFi and J-Pop are recommended to pay attention to this new product.
Baseus Eli Sport 1 Open-ear Buds
Chinese 3C manufacturer Baseus participated in the IFA 2023, bringing its 240W gallium nitride desk charger, Nebula Gallium nitride car charger prototype, etc., and also brought a new product in the audio field -- Baseus Eli Sport 1, an open-ear bud.
Baseus Eli Sport 1 adopts the very popular open-ear design this year. When wearing, the user does not need to make the earphones go deep into the ear canal, so it will be very comfortable to wear. In terms of acoustics, Eli Sport 1 is equipped with a set of 16.2mm dynamic unit, and the built-in bass enhancement algorithm to ensure the sound quality performance under the open-ear structure. In addition, the headset also supports IPX4 level waterproof, and is suitable for sports listening needs.
In terms of listing information, Baseus has not announced more information, 52audio will continue to pay attention to the follow-up news of the headset.
52audio Editor's Note: As Baseus's first product into the field of open-ear buds, Eli Sport 1 is sportier and full of personality in appearance, and has formed a certain degree of recognition in open-ear buds, we look forward to its actual experience.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 Headphones
High-end audio Bowers & Wilkins participated in the IFA 2023, and its latest high-end headphone Px8 was unveiled at the exhibition site.
Px8 is a new generation of flagship wireless noise-cancelating headset of Bowers & Wilkins. It adopts the "oblique carbon film sound bowl" drive unit and integrates advanced infinite coding technology aptX Adaptive to bring low distortion and high fidelity sound. In addition, in terms of manufacturing and materials, the Px8 adopts diamond trimming to mill the shell, and wraps it with exquisite Nappa leather to bring supercar-level quality and texture.
At present, the Px8 has been listed worldwide, the price is starting from ￥5894 in China. Reviews, teardowns and more about Bowers & Wilkins Px8, 52audio will show you later.
52audio Editor's Note: For audio enthusiast, especially someone who likes audio speakers, Bowers & Wilkins should be no stranger. Although Bowers & Wilkins is famous for its audio system, it has also worked hard in the field of personal audio. Px8 is their personal audio flagship, which includes all the latest technology of Bowers & Wilkins in the field of headphones.
Denon PerL Pro True Wireless Earphones
Japanese acoustic brand Denon participated in the IFA 2023, bringing its home speakers, power amplifiers, headphones and other audio products. In terms of wireless personal audio products, the Denon PerL Pro series was the highlight of the Denon booth.
The Denon PerL Pro is equipped with a large 10mm three-layer titanium film dynamic unit and supports aptX Adaptive for excellent non-destructive acoustic performance. The most distinctive feature of the PerL Pro is that the earphones are also equipped with "Masimo AAT adaptive acoustic technology", which can be personalized tuning through a tuning process of about 5 minutes, achieving a true "personalized EQ solution".
The Denon PerL Pro is now on sale starting at ￥2,499 in China. More information on Denon Perl Pro, 52audio will be posted later.
52audio Editor's Note: Adaptive acoustic tuning is one of the next trend in audio, and the PerL Pro is the latest attempt in this direction. In addition, the performance and configuration of the PerL Pro meet our standards for "flagship TWS" headphones perfectly. We virtually can't wait to see what this headset looks like in person.
Fairphone Fairbuds XL Modular Headphones
Fairphone, an environmentally friendly mobile phone brand with slogan of "environmental protection, fairness and maintenance rights protection of users", participated in the IFA 2023, and brought its first new headset - Fairbuds XL.
Like other products of this brand, Fairbuds XL is characterized by modularity, self-product-teardowns and replacing components repairment. In the Fairphone's App, you can also see the dismantling and maintenance guidance. In terms of basic performance, Fairbuds XL has a set of 40mm dynamic unit built in, and supports hybrid noise reduction, bringing a more immersive listening experience.
The Fairphone Fairbuds XL is now available for sale, priced at €249.
52audio Editor's Note: Many years ago, the launch of Fairphone phones caused a lot of controversy, some people think that it put environmental protection into practice and protect users' maintenance rights, which are worthy of appreciation. While some people deem that it is purely playing tickets, so they scorn it. But the fact that Fairphone can develop till now, also proves that its concept has been recognized in a way. We hope that the concept of Fairphone Fairbuds XL can get terrific response.
JLab Work Buds with Detachable Mic
At IFA 2023, JLab brings new products such as JBuds Mini and JLab Work Buds, among which the JLab Work Buds specially designed for office scenes are of great distinct.
In terms of its appearance, JLab Work Buds are similar to the common "bean-shaped" TWS earphones, but a microphone interface is set on the left earphone. After the microphone is connected, the microphone pickup performance of the earphone can achieve a great leap, making the dialogue clearer in driving, video conferencing and even playing games with friends in a team.
52audio learned that at present, JLab Work Buds phone headset has been launched for sale, and the price is $89.
52audio Editor's Note: TWS headphones and conversational microphones are both very mature products, but previously the two seemed to be completely different, thus JLab's attempt is fantasic.
Loewe klang bar3 Echo Wall
Loewe, a German home appliance and audio manufacturer, is exhibiting at IFA 2023 with its new OLED TVs, audio systems and other products, including an echo wall Loewe klang bar3.
Loewe klang bar3 is an integrated echo wall with a set of heavy bass units, supporting 3.1 channel dynamic Dolby Panoramic sound effects, and supporting DTS:X and HDMI eARC, which can bring stunning visual and aural effects to home users.
The Loewe klang bar3 is now available in Europe at a price of €999.
52audio Editor's Note: Echo wall systems are becoming the preferred audio solution for many home users. The Loewe klang bar3 packs 3.1 channels in a single compact form factor for excellent sound with easy installation and configuration.
Motorola Moto Buds 600 ANC True Wireless Earphones
Motorola participated in the IFA 2023 exhibition, bringing the audio sub-brand "Motorola Sound" products, among which the most noteworthy new product is the Moto Buds 600 ANC in-ear headphones.
Moto Buds 600 ANC focus on high quality listening experience, equipped with 10mm large size unit, supporingt Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sound, bringing low latency, high fidelity excellent listening experience. At the same time, the headset also supports active noise reduction and low latency technology, which is suitable for using in various scenarios.
The Moto Buds 600 ANC is now available overseas for $99.99.
52audio Editor's Note: Many people think of Motorola Moto as a declining brand, but Moto continues to push the envelope. Moto Buds 600 ANC is Moto's latest attempt at audio, supporting Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sound, whose overall performance is very good.
MONDO On-Ear Headphones
Defunc's art subsidiary MONDO is exhibiting at IFA 2023 with its latest headset, MONDO On-Ear.
The design of MONDO On-Ear is full of "artistic genes". The narrow headbeam design of the headset is very attractive, and the small ear muffs covering the ears make the headset look lightweight and fashion. In terms of basic performance, the MONDO On-Ear is equipped with a 32mm dynamic unit, has a battery time of 28 hours, and uses Bluetooth 5.3 connection.
At present, MONDO has not released more information about the release of MONDO On-Ear, 52audio will continue to pay attention to the future information of this earphone.
52audio Editor's Note: As a device to be worn, headphones have always had the attribute of "jewelry", which has been seen by MONDO. They have made great efforts in design. We believe that with its small and fresh appearance, it will attract the attention of many "artistic youth".
NUBERT nuControlX Player + nuVero 170 Speaker
NUBERT, an acoustic manufacturer from Germany, participated in the IFA 2023, bringing its latest speaker products --a combination of nuControlX player and nuVero 170 speaker.
NuControlX is a high-end power amplifier player, equipped with an IMX8 DSP processor. It has native support DSD 512 bit rate and support 7 full parameter equalizer, variable high pass, dynamic loudness, built-in room calibration function. In addition to AAC wired, It is also fully compatible with WLAN and Bluetooth aptX connections.
The nuVero 170 is a flagship set of floor-to-ceiling speakers with a low frequency of up to 23Hz, delivering deep and powerful sound to seek a more three-dimensional, more surround, wider sound field and higher fidelity listening experience.
The nuControlX player in the current set of speakers has just been announced for €4,490 and will be available soon; The nuVero 170 is already on sale for €7,900.
52audio Editor's Note: The two sound solutions from German acoustics manufacturer NUBERT are perfect for delivering dynamic home theater and studio level effects in a simple assembly process.
OneOdio OpenRock Pro Open-ear Buds
Chinese audio brand OneOdio's OpenRock also appeared at the IFA 2023 exhibition, and the new open OpenRock Pro, which was previously unveiled at ChinaJoy 2023, made a reappearance.
In the form of open-ear, OpenRock Pro is equipped with a large dynamic heavy subwoofer of 16.2mm, with TubeBass low-frequency enhancement patent technology, which significantly improves the low-frequency performance of earbuds. In addition, the total battery life of the earphones is up to 46 hours, which can meet the needs of outdoor using.
At present, OpenRock Pro open earphones have been put on sale, starting from ￥1199 in China. More information about OpenRock Pro's will be posted on 52audio soon.
52audio Editor's Note: As OneOdio's first open-ear buds, OpenRock Pro aims at the current biggest sore point of open earphone -- low frequency in the design. They stepped up effort on acoustic hardware and algorithm to jointly create a low-frequency open earphone.
Shokz OpenFit Open-ear Buds
Well-known sports earphone brand Shokz participated in the IFA 2023 exhibition, and its latest open earphone OpenFit is naturally the central position product of the booth.
In virtue of the acoustic accumulation of Shokz, OpenFit makes the earphones have excellent low-frequency sense and outstanding listening experience through directional sound transmission technology.
At present, OpenFit headphones have been on sale starting from ￥1298 in China. For more information about OpenFit, you can refer to 52audio's previous review and product teardowns of OpenFit.
52audio Editor's Note: As the first non-bone conduction product that Shokz opens up new markets, Shokz OpenFit takes the "comfort" that Shokz is best at as the main feature, and makes the headphones very comfortable to wear through the open-ear design. Moreover, the rich acoustic accumulation of Shokz also makes OpenFit one of the most outstanding open earphones with listening sense.
soundcore Space One Headphones
Soundcore, a well-known Chinese acoustic brand, participated in IFA 2023 and brought its latest headset product, soundcore Space One.
In a simple and stylish shape, Space One takes noise reduction as its main selling point. The new "triple noise reduction acoustic system" can greatly improve the noise reduction performance in the middle and high frequency band, and achieve a stronger and wider noise reduction effect.
At present, soundcore Space One has been listed in China starting from ￥799. 52audio will bring you its review and teardown soon.
52audio Editor's Note: The soundcore Space One is the latest product of the soundcore Soundwidth headset. It not only has a stylish macaron color shape, but also has a brand new active noise reduction benefit in acoustic performance. Its light weight, high appearance level, and high performance make it ideal for being used as a daily commute headset.
TOZO Golden X1 True Wireless Earphones
The rising star audio brand TOZO, which 52audio has reported before, also appeared at the IFA 2023 exhibition, bringing its latest and hottest audio and smart products.
Among them, the flagship headset TOZO Golden X1 headset made an amazing debut. As the flagship headphone, TOZO Golden X1 focuses on sound quality, equipped with dynamic ring + Knowles moving iron dual units, and has obtained Hi-Res Audio Wireless certification and TUV Rheinland certification. Through TOZO OrigX technology and unique sound compensation technology, TOZO Golden X1 brings brings outstanding listening experience.
The TOZO Golden X1 is now available in China starting at ￥1,099. For more information on the TOZO Golden X1, please refer to our detailed review report.
52audio Editor's Note: TOZO has become one of the leading brands on Amazon in the past few years, and its products are worth in-depth experience. The TOZO Golden X1 is a comprehensive expression of TOZO's TWS headphones.
The Urbanista Los Angeles Solar-powered Headphones
Urbanista is a designer brand from Sweden. Its products are mainly audio products such as headphones and portable speakers, and focus on design. At IFA 2023, Urbanista is presenting its latest solar-powered headphones, Urbanista Los Angeles.
On the top of the headbeam of Urbanista Los Angeles is a photocell material called Powerfoyle, which converts all forms of natural and artificial light into battery energy. When placed in visible light, the Urbanista Los Angeles will start charging and achieve "unlimited power."
The Urbanista Los Angeles is on sale now, starting at 1,990 kr.
52audio Editor's Note: The introduction of solar power into 3C products is not a new concept, but Urbanista's products are one of the first products in the audio industry to introduce light energy. According to the official description, the availability of solar power is very high. Stay tuned for a review and product teardowns of these unique solar earphones in the near future.
Yamaha True X Echo Wall
Yamaha, a well-known Japanese audio manufacturer, participated in the IFA 2023 exhibition, and the consumer home speaker True X series echo wall was also unveiled at IFA 2023.
The True X series currently includes the Soundbar echo wall and the Speaker Bluetooth Speaker, which supports the 2.2.2 channel system and Dolby Atmos sound effect, providing an immersive surround-sound experience for home viewing. In addition, the Echo Wall also has four built-in modes: standard, stereo, game and theater, to meet the listening needs of different scenes.
52 Audio learned that at present, Yamaha Ture X series has announced part of the market price, about ￥5200 (Chinese Yuan), but has not been officially released. 52audio will continue to bring you the latest news of this echo wall.
52audio Editor's Note: As a echo wall system aimed at home use scenes, Yamaha Ture X series achieves three-dimensional, surround and immersive listening experience under the composition of simple and easy installation, which is especially suitable for home users to set up a home theater.
Conclusion by 52audio
As the world's annual consumer electronics exhibition, IFA is a cutting-edge digital technology display and exchange event. This year's IFA 2023 exhibitors on the display of audio products let us broaden our horizen and deeply feel how fast the digital and audio technology changes are.
With IFA 2023 audio products blooming, we not only saw BLE, Bluetooth 5.3, Snapdragon Sound and other cutting-edge technology application, but also headphones from MONDO designer, JLab headsets, Fairphone modular headphones, Urbanista solar headphones and other products with substantial innovation in form, injecting fresh breath into the audio industry.
Through hundreds of blooming products, we can also find that Shokz, Baseus, OpenRock and other brands have launched open-ear buds products. Open-ear buds has officially became a trend in audio industry.
Though IFA 2023 has come to an end, the development of consumer electronics and audio industry has never stopped. 52audio will continue to keep an eye on the audio industry and bring you the latest and hottest audio information.