2020 Dealerscope !MPACT Awards: Audio
Dealerscope’s annual !MPACT Awards program is designed to recognize those elite products in the consumer electronics industry that are innovative, leading sales on the show floor, and driving consumers into stores.
Instead of deciding solely amongst ourselves which products are worthy of recognition, Dealerscope puts the power in the hands of our audience. Our staff did pick a couple of “editors’ choice” awards that stand out to us. But we really want everyone in the industry—manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and even consumers—to have a say in the matter—from nominating these products to, ultimately, voting on and picking our winners.
It’s with that in mind that we proudly present the Dealerscope 2020 !MPACT Awards in the Audio category.
AU Stream ANC Earphones
Ausounds' AU-Stream ANC Earphones are one of the first true wireless earphones with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). Designed for everyday use, the AU-Stream ANC comes with a rapid wireless charging case that offers up to 20 hours of battery life. Plus, users can listen to the earphones for up to 5 hours before needing to recharge. The earphones also feature dual microphones for crystal clear calls and a comfortable, lightweight design that includes premium silicone tips with various sizes to get the perfect fit and seal, ensuring increased bass performance, which is an essential aspect for premium audio.
Cleer Audio's Ally Plus True Wireless Active Noise Canceling Headphones boast innovative technology paired with complete, high-quality listening freedom so you can focus on what matters most. The headphones feature industry-leading 10-hour battery life playback, with up to 30 hours' playback (and an additional 20 hours with the included jewel box carrying charging case). Adaptable Digital Noise Cancellation and Ambient Mode options are easily accessible by leveraging the Ally Plus touch pad.
These Hi-Res Audio-certified Bluetooth headphones will last as long as you do, boasting an industry-first 100 hours of battery life from a single charge—that's a little over four full days of continuous music, and with the quick charge feature, you only need 10 minutes for an extra 13 hours of playback leveraging the USB-C port.
The new Flow II offers both an ambient aware and noise-canceling mode, as well as a Google Assistant voice interface. Enjoy on-the-go help at the touch of a button with Google Assistant. If you need more playback time, Flow II is quick-charging—five minutes yields a full extra hour of life. Cleer's Ironless Driver technology ensures that whether you are listening in isolation or in Ambient Aware mode, the sound quality is accurate, balanced and dynamic with minimal distortion.
The flagship Polk Legend L800 tower speaker delivers powerful sound with the most true-to-life representation of music, movie soundtracks or entertainment content in comparison to similarly priced components. Armed with the latest newly patented advances, the L800 features Polk's iconic SDA technology (Stereo Dimensional Array) that solidified Polk Audio's place in history as a landmark speaker designer, when it was first unveiled in 1982. SDA technology minimizes an audio phenomenon known as interaural crosstalk (IAC), and thus creates an incredibly lifelike stereo image, ideally suited for both traditional two-channel orientation or home theater systems.
WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
The Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones expand on the renowned 1000X family of products. Freedom is perfected in a truly wireless design, with industry-leading noise canceling powered by Sony's proprietary HD Noise Canceling Processor QN1e1. Form meets function with up to 24 total hours of battery life with quick charging, touchpad controls, premium sound quality, and smart features like Wearing Detection and Quick Attention Mode.