Just because you’re listening to music on your computer, smartphone, or tablet, you shouldn’t settle for thin, lifeless sound. Simple Audio Listen is beautifully designed to deliver breathtaking audio from compact speakers that look great in any room. With USB, Bluetooth, or line-in connections, they are compatible with nearly any device.
Simple Audio Listen
Just because you’re listening to music on a computer, smartphone, or tablet, you don’t have to settle for thin, lifeless sound. The visually stunning Simple Audio Listen speakers deliver amazing high fidelity audio that breathes new life into the music you love.
Great sound, beautifully designed
Created in concert with one of the world’s leading industrial design firms, Simple Audio Listen speakers look gorgeous next to your computer, paired with your tablet, or integrated into any living space in your home. And with a bi-amplified design that typically found only on high-end audio gear, Listen delivers an audio experience you have to hear to believe.
A master of connection
Listen connects directly to your Window or Mac OS X based PC using USB, or to your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth. You’ll get amazing sound from whatever source you’re using. There’s even a 3.5mm line-in jack conveniently located on the front of the speakers so you can connect to any audio player with a headphone or line-out connection.
Control at your fingertips
Welcome to the 21st century. You won’t find buttons, switches or knobs anywhere. An elegant touch interface lets you brush your finger across the top of the speaker to change the volume, tap to change inputs or mute the audio. You can also use the included infrared remote and stay in control from across the room.
Listen Audio Platform
Simple Audio Listen speakers incorporate technology generally reserved for high-end audiophile systems, including a fully digital signal path, DSP, and bi-amplified design to deliver amazing audio quality.
Typical PC speakers use a common electrical signal that is sent to a single full-range driver in each cabinet. In this design, the driver is forced to try to deliver the full audio spectrum, resulting in lower quality audio. Sometimes, a subwoofer is used to offload some of the lower frequencies to improve the overall sound quality. In higher-end speaker, you’ll often find a tweeter and woofer in each speaker, driven by a single amplifier using passive crossovers to send each driver the appropriate frequencies. This sounds much better than a single driver, but you can still improve on that design.
Listen incorporates a separate ferro-fluid cooled, silk dome tweeter and long-throw woofer with neodymium magnets in each speaker, but uses active crossovers rather than passive and adds a dedicated amplifier to each separate driver, allowing us to precisely control both the power and the frequency range sent to each. We’ve also included a bass-reinforcing passive radiator to boost the low-end response. The end result is a much better sounding set of speakers at any volume level.
Listen User Interface
The right speaker includes a unique touch interface that eliminates knobs, buttons, and switches, resulting in a cleaner, more refined looking speaker. Using capacitive touch, controlling your speakers is incredibly simple and intuitive. Brush your finger across the surface to increase or decrease the volume, tap the mute control to immediately silence the audio, or tap to select Bluetooth or line-in as your source. It’s amazingly easy.
If you’re listening from across the room, touch isn’t the most practical interface so we’ve included an infrared remote that gives you access to the same functions you find on the top of your Listen speakers.
Because you don’t listen to music only your computer, Listen has a variety of inputs including USB, Bluetooth and line-in connections, so you can connect it to everything from PCs to smartphones, tablets, and even gaming consoles and CD players. It’s a desktop speaker that you can use anywhere in your home.
- USB connection for Windows- and Mac OS X-based PCs
- Bluetooth for iOS and Android-based smartphones and tablets, or any Bluetooth A2DP-enabled device
- 3.5mm stereo line-in
- 3.5mm headphone output
- Subwoofer output via RCA jack to any powered subwoofer (full dynamic range)