Bentley and audio brands Naim Audio and Focal have partnered and two new high-end products are emerging.
The three companies developed the Naim Mu-so wireless speaker system for Bentley Special Edition and the Focal headphones for Bentley Radiance. The Naim Mu-so will retail for $ 2,200, the Focal for Bentley Radiance will cost $ 1,300, and both products will be available in October.
Here's what we know about these new audio products:
Naim Mu-so for Bentley Special Edition
Naim / Bentley
The Naim Mu-so is an interesting mix of elements. In terms of design, Bentley's luxury style has been taken into account and is the first Naim Mu-so to feature a wood finish. However, there is some serious high-tech hardware beneath sustainable African hardwood.
The Naim Mu-so supports streaming services like Spotify and Tidal, supports AirPlay 2 and has Chromecast and Bluetooth. It supports multiroom streaming with other Naim streaming products and has multiple inputs – including HDMI ARC, digital / optical and USB – to provide multiple connectivity options.
The Naim Mu-so supports all of the audio formats you expect from a high-end wireless speaker, including WAV, FLAC and AIFF, as well as Bluetooth codecs such as SBC and AAC. It is equipped with 450 watts of power and drives a stereo 3-way DSP-optimized ventilation box acoustic system.
The controls should be simple. The supplied Naim app and remote control form the basis for selecting your music. The speaker also supports voice control from Google Assistant and Apple Siri.
Focus on Bentley Radiance
Focal / Bentley
We could tell you about the full grain leather headband and ear pads or the copper finish of the ear cups. To be honest, the best way to describe the Focal for Bentley Radiance is to say that it looks exactly what you'd expect from Bentley-style headphones.
In addition to the aesthetics of the Focal for Bentley Radiance, the headphones feature Focal's closed design with a full-range speaker driver and a 40mm aluminum / magnesium dome in an M-shape. They come with a synthetic leather packaging and a carrying bag in the same colors as the cans themselves.
The accessories included with Focal for Bentley Radiance include an OFC 24 AWG cable with an unbalanced 3.5 mm TRS jack plug, as well as a jack adapter, a 3.5 mm point socket and a 6.35 mm point plug .
According to a company press release, the Focal for Bentley Radiance has deep bass, a balanced midrange, and smooth, linear highs. We haven't heard them yet, of course, so for now you will take these luxury brands at their word.