Huawei released a new wireless speaker in its HUAWEI Sound Series, a collaboration with acoustics giant Devialet, at the Mate 40 Series Global Launch Event in October 2020. The two companies had partnered to launch the HUAWEI Sound X in 2019, which as the first-ever premium wireless speaker has made top-notch audio and acoustics technology broadly accessible to ordinary users and audiophiles alike.
The next-generation HUAWEI Sound is the crown jewel of the fruitful Huawei X Devialet partnership, with all of its loudspeakers adopting Devialet-patented acoustic designs for even greater immersion. The HUAWEI Sound is considerably smaller than the Sound X, but delivers enhanced full-bodied audio immersion, serving as a testament to Huawei and Devialet’s unique and complementary capabilities.
Compact body that packs a wallop
This latest-generation product adopts an inventive four-speaker acoustic design, the result of Devialet’s unmatched prowess in the field, with a 4-inch 40W woofer and three full-range 5W loudspeakers working in conjunction. Despite HUAWEI Sound’s remarkably understated appearance, it generates an astounding amount of power, thanks to Devialet’s Push-Push configuration, in which two passive radiators reinforce each other to counteract back wave vibrations. This substantially reduces the presence of distortion resulting from the diaphragms’ reverberations and ensures unrivaled stability under high volume settings at up to 90 dB, producing strikingly pristine and distortion-free audio at all times.
Devialet SPACE technology, for genuine 360° surround sound
The all-new HUAWEI Sound packs three evenly spaced (i.e. at 120° angles) full-range tweeters, complemented by Devialet SPACETM Technology, capable of filling a room with lyrical, 360° surround sound, for an in-person listening experience reminiscent of that at a grand concert hall.
SPACE confounds the traditional notion that surround sound requires multiple strategically placed speakers throughout the room, by separating the input signal into direct sound, reflected sound and ambient noise, via a dedicated algorithm. The three different directionally oriented speakers then receive signal based on the location of the listener, and together create astounding surround sound effects from a single device, transcending the inherent spatial limitations of any room.
Classic, Devialet-characteristic design
HUAWEI Sound inherits the premium style of the previous Sound X, with a specialised coating that crafts a sleek, shiny surface reminiscent of that on a grand piano. The lower portion of the body is coated with a glossy fiber grid cloth, for free and easy sound transmission, as well as protection against dust infiltration and splashes. Music played on HUAWEI Sound has the effect of transporting the listener to the scene of a live concert — an intimate but majestic experience.
Pricing and Availability
HUAWEI Sound (RRP £199.99) launches in the UK on the 1st April 2021, and is available from the Huawei Store only. Customers who purchase the HUAWEI Sound between 1st April and 13th April will receive £50 off their order (a voucher code will be shown between these dates on the ‘buy’ page. Customers will need to enter this code during checkout to redeem the offer.).