I was at Zebra Square to check out the new Gibson Innovations' (formerly known as WOOX Innovations) line-up of more than 100 products across four major categories including soundbars, headphones, home theatres and ‘surround-on-demand’ products, unleashing a tsunami of sound, here, today. And it quite blew me away......
Read on to find out why....
Gibson Innovations is a Gibson Brands company and a brand licensee of Royal Philips. The products are established by sound professionals to create innovative, technology and design-driven products.
|Mr Jason Chang , APAC Business Leader, Gibson Innovation from Singapore giving his speech|
It is of no wonder Gibson Innovations has won hundreds of awards for products that complement current lifestyles, taking into account urban dwellers’ smaller living spaces, greater mobility, sound consumption habits and need for inspired design.
|Mr Andrew Tan, Business Leader, Gibson Innovations Malaysia on his speech|
The latest line-up is expected to strengthen its leadership and innovation in the sound space through its advanced technologies and sophisticated and ergonomic designs.
|Miss Emily , Product Manager for Product and Sound, Gibson Innovations telling the audience all about the awesome sound systems and speakers Gibson Innovations came out with..|
|Miss Rachel, Product Manager for Headphones, Gibson Innovations highlighting the awe inspiring headphones...|
Gibson Innovations is currently number one in headphones globally, number one in docking systems in Europe and Asia, number one in the soundbar category in Europe, India, China, Brazil and Malaysia, number three in Bluetooth speakers globally, number one in audio systems in Europe and number three in Asia, and number one in portable DVD globally.
Since 2014, Gibson Innovations has become part of Gibson Brands, one of the fastest-growing Consumer Electronics companies in the world.
“Gibson Innovations plays a significant role in Gibson Brand’s journey to become the largest music and sound technology company in the world. For Gibson Brands, the acquisition of WOOX is part of its goal to continue to provide the most exceptional consumer audio products and experiences in the world,” said Mr. Jason Chang, APAC Business Leader, Gibson Innovations.
“This product showcase highlights our strengths in innovation, sound quality, sensitivity to trends and changing consumer habits, and most definitely design. We’re here to stay in Malaysia and we have proven that Malaysian consumers are willing to pay for quality sound. We are number one in the soundbar category and we will be growing have our headphone market in Malaysia,” said Mr. Andrew Tan, Business Leader, Gibson Innovations Malaysia.
Among the Gibson Innovations products showcased at the event were the Philips Fidelio Surround-on-demand and soundbar series; B5, E5, HTL6145C and HTL7140B; the Philips Zenit Cinema Speakers (Movie & Music); the Philips A5-PRO, Philips Fidelio F1, M2L and NC1 headphones.
|I'd dearly love to own one of this... huhuhu|
|Yours truly trying out the Armin Van Burren's A5 Pro headphones...|
|Miss Rachel , Product Manager for Headphones from Hong Kong explaining the uniqueness of Gibson Innovations' new headphones|
PHILIPS SOUNDBARS AND SPEAKERS
The Philips Fidelio wireless surround soundbar speakers offer the perfect solution for those looking for a stylish and authentic cinema experience at home. A major new innovation in the Surround-on-demand range, the B5, E5, HTL6145C and HTL7140B soundbar can also be used as independent Bluetooth speakers. The soundbars deliver crystal clear sound performance for TV, movies, music and online games.
For the premium Philips Fidelio B5 used in its standard configuration, the soundbar deliver great sound for TV shows and movies day-to-day. And when it comes to fully immersing yourself in the action, simply place the wireless detachable speakers behind you for a real surround sound experience. Thanks to its advanced calibration algorithm, you don’t need to worry about the positioning of the detachable speakers. Once you’ve placed them where you want them, run the embedded calibration algorithm to ensure perfectly balanced surround sound, regardless of where the speakers are placed in the room.
Balanced, dynamic sound is delivered by the soundbar’s audiophile-grade 3-inch full range drivers and premium soft dome tweeters, with an immersive surround experienced provided by Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II technology. Thanks to the inclusion of proprietary wireless audio technology, there isn’t any risk of network interference between the wireless detachable speakers, no matter where you place them in the room. As well as sounding great, these soundbars also have great design, with a minimalist approach that includes a premium aluminum finish. Even the cloth covering the speaker is advanced: it’s treated with a special coating that ensures resistance to dust and any accidental spills of liquid, but at the same time it’s breathable, letting sound waves pass through freely.
Every part of the soundbar, including the main bar and the detachable speakers, can be used as independent Bluetooth speakers. Versatile and powerful, place the detachable speakers anywhere in your home or garden: their battery can last up to 5 hours for music and even up to 10 hours in movie mode with just one full charge, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your favorite music and movies. The main bar also includes Bluetooth aptX® and AAC for high-fidelity streaming, as well as NFC for easy and intuitive pairing.
The Philips Fidelio B5 is available at retailers nationwide at RM3,199.
Uncluttered Sound Experience with the Philips Zenit
Adding a touch of style to your room, the Philips Zenit cinema speaker systems are designed to provide the highest quality sound output from your entertainment sources - from enjoying Ultra HD content to wirelessly streaming music from your devices - the Zenit speaker systems bring the sounds of your favorite music and films to life.
The Zenit system has the latest technologies such as Bluetooth and HDMI 4K/2K pass through, packed in a design representing the purest form of balance and simplicity.
Available in two versions, the Philips CSS5330 includes a center speaker, two additional satellite speakers and a wireless subwoofer while the Philips CSS5530 steps up to a 5.1 system with the addition of two wireless rear speakers to provide greater sound immersion from all angles and without unsightly wire connections. Both systems are available in stone grey and wood, or black and aluminum finishes.
The Philips HTL7140B 5.1 Multi-Channel Immersive Sound
The ultra-sleek, yet powerful HTL7140 sound bar with wireless subwoofer is incredibly slim yet boasts 5.1 channel immersive audio much wider than its size would suggest and thanks to Philips proprietary Ambisound technology it creates a sound stage that is far beyond its own length.The sound experience is unconstrained by sitting position, room dimensions and without the clutter of multiple speakers and cables. The Philips HTL7140B is built with two dedicated drivers with its respective amplifier that carries a different processed sound signal.
The Philips HTL6145C 5.1 Multi-Channel Immersive Sound
The Philips soundbar HTL6145C’s two 6.5” drivers and two bass ports creates a dual bass reflex system far surpasses the bass created by a normal subwoofer.
At a superslim 2.98cm, the Philips HTL6154C Soundbar enhances your living space with minimalistic chic to suit modern décor without compromising its quality sound and thundering bass. By leveraging the Philips Virtual Surround Sound, Philips HTL6145C produces rich and immersive surround sound. Its highly advanced spatial algorithms faithfully replicate the sonic characteristics that occur in an ideal 5.1-channel environment.
Professional DJ Headphone A5-PRO in collaboration with Armin van Burren
Specially designed by Armin van Burren, the 5-time World’s Best DJ winner, to meet his needs as a globetrotting DJ, the Philips A5-PRO headphone is an essential tool for any serious music professional.
Offering unparalleled sound insulation, ideal when performing to large crowds, the replaceable bayonet mount cushions are available in three sizes, ensuring total comfort. Simply twist and click into place with the same secure mechanism as a camera lens, the foldable anodized aluminum form is easy to customize for optimum sound isolation.
The Philips A5-PRO headphones’ 50mm high-definition neodymium drivers offer high quality low-frequency sounds and are engineered for 3500mW high power handling. Source reproduction and sound clarity is second to none, enabling expert listeners to really listen and feel the sound.
The Philips A5-PRO is available at retailers nationwide at RM1,999.
Philips Fidelio F1 Headphone
With its slim, lightweight and compact design to be folded for easy storage, Philips Fidelio F1 is the ideal travel companion.
Each speaker driver is carefully hand picked, tuned and tested before being paired for the most balanced natural sound. The 40mm drivers utilize high power neodymium magnets to deliver true high definition sound in a wide dynamic range, reproducing even the most minute details.
The headphone’s acoustic closed-back architecture features a Bass Reflex System that essentially comprises ear-shells with strategically placed vents. These regulate the air pressure within the internal chamber, providing the diaphragm with a controlled environment for optimal acoustic response. Working in conjunction with the acoustic seal capture, every natural sound detail is isolated and dynamic bass is delivered, without any compromising on sound clarity.
The Philips Fidelio F1 headphone is also equipped with an in-line control and microphone to enable the user to switch easily between music and calls.
Phillips Fidelio NC1 Noise-Cancelling Headphone
Built with 40-mm drivers high-power neodymium magnets, the Philips Fidelio NC1 is specially tuned with optimal sound performance in mind. NC1 is developed to deliver the best audio quality whether you’re in a quiet or noisy environment with or without the battery support. If the battery runs out, simply turns off the ANC and continue on your music experience.
Materials used for the Philips Fidelio NC1 are carefully selected to ensure long-wearing comfort and optimal sound performance. The ear cushions are crafted with memory foam, which moulds itself perfectly to the shape of your ears. Not only it provides the ideal ergonomic fit but its also enhances the headphone’s noise-cancellation performance.
Philips Fidelio NC1 is the best companion for long-haul journeys with its combination of fabric and soft protein leather, which perfectly reduces both ear surface pressure and heat build-up. This model is lightweight, slim and built with multiple ways of folding the headphones to fit into your travel bag or even in the pocket of airline seats.
The Phillips Fidelio NC1 headphone is also equipped with an in-line control and microphone to enable the user to switch easily between music and calls.
The Philips A5-PRO is available at retailers nationwide at RM1,799.
Philips Fidelio M2L Headphone with Lightning Connector
The Philips Fidelio M2L empowers you to enjoy 24-bit 48-kHz high-resolution audio format streamed from your iOS device with the Lightning connector. The freedom and mobility of music entertainment also made possible with the digital –to-analogue convertor (DAC) integrated into the Philips Fidelio M2L.
Each of its speaker drivers is built with 40mm high power neodymium magnets with acoustic closed-back architecture Bass Reflex system to clear, dynamic and balances bass.