California-based high-end headset manufacturer Audeze launched its first non-headphone product on Indiegogo. Filter portable personal conference speakers use machine learning to instantly eliminate background noise, while its flat speaker technology provides users with first-class audio.
Filter is designed for people who might find themselves having to call in the office once or twice a week instead of daily and work from home the rest of the time. The device can also be used on the go without worrying about what happens around it will be inserted into the meeting.
As the name suggests, the filter uses adjustable dual beamforming microphones and AI noise reduction technology to ensure that background noise will not affect your conference calls or video chats wherever you are set up to answer calls. At the same time, the company’s well-received flat magnetic speaker technology is The user in the home office provides incoming audio.
"This is a product designed for a mixed workforce," said Sankar Thiagasamudram, the company's CEO. "You can use it to participate in online meetings at home, but it is small enough to fit in a backpack for conference calls or squeeze in the room at work."
The device's on-chip neural network noise cancellation technology has been trained with 500,000 noise samples, so it can recognize and eliminate background sounds in real time without adversely affecting the voice intelligibility of individual workers or small teams in a call. At the same time, users can hear audio from a 70 x 105 mm planar magnetic speaker, which features Audeze's own low distortion, high-efficiency Fluxor magnet, Uniforce voice coil and ultra-thin diaphragm, which promises to provide users with "unparalleled clarity." audience.
The filter is roughly the same size as a smartphone, measuring 6 x 3 x 0.4 inches (152 x 76 x 11 mm), wrapped in a sturdy aluminum case, and running for approximately 15 hours per charge. Its split design has a touch control panel in one part and a speaker unit in the other part, which can be lifted from the table and tilted towards the worker.
There are USB and Bluetooth 5.0 for connecting smartphones, tablets or computers. The device is reported to be compatible with conference applications such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype and Google Meets.
Although crowdfunding activities do bring risks to project supporters, it is certain that Audeze will honor its funded Indiegogo, with a promised starting price of US$175 (a savings of nearly 30% from the expected suggested retail price of US$249). If all goes well, shipments are expected to begin in February 2022. The following walkthrough video has more.