Pro sound for work-at-home professionals
By Sarah jones
If you’re like many of us, you’re finding yourself in a new office or learning environment: your home. If you’re new to working remotely, you might face challenges carving out a space to stay productive, focused and plugged in. Luckily, today’s conferencing tools such as Skype, Zoom and WebEx make it possible to collaborate with your colleagues, teachers, students and friends as if you’re all in the same room.
Now, more than ever, to communicate effectively, you need to hear and be heard. Your success in a remote scenario is largely dependent on your setup—and the sub-par microphones in computers and mobile devices leave much to be desired when it comes to fidelity.
Just because you’re working remotely, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on sound. Whether your home office or classroom is temporary or permanent, HARMAN has affordable, easy-to-use tools that will help you communicate with clarity and focus on the task at hand.
Perhaps you’re using your newfound free time to work on new projects or build your production chops: Teaching courses from home? Shooting videos with the family? Finally launching that podcast that you always wanted to make? These fundamentals make the most of your space—and budget—by performing double duty as music-making tools.
AKG LYRA ULTRA HD MULTIMODE USB MICROPHONE
Whether you want to give your presentations a professional edge or just deliver a clear message, sound impressive with the AKG Lyra USB microphone. Plug Lyra right into your PC, Mac, phone or tablet to capture any sound in Ultra HD-grade audio. Optimized pickup patterns keep the focus on your source, even in noisy home environments, and a front-and-center mute button lets you quickly block out noise without reaching for a mouse or fumbling in an app. You can even plug your headphones directly into the mic, for a clean, streamlined setup. Producing video or collaborating on conference calls? This mic’s sleek retro-modern design looks absolutely amazing on camera. SHOP NOW.
AKG K361/371 PROFESSIONAL FOLDABLE STUDIO HEADPHONES
Let’s face it: With more people in your household working at home, it can be hard to find personal space to focus. AKG K361 and K371 Professional Studio Headphones feature closed-back, over-ear designs that deliver rich, full-bandwidth sound while isolating you from the distracting noises around you. These headphones sound so great and feel so good, they’ll transition with you from work time into chill time—even if that just means walking down the hall from the office to the living room. SHOP NOW.
AKG K361-BT PROFESSIONAL FOLDABLE HEADPHONES WITH BLUETOOTH
Who says Bluetooth headphones have to be flimsy and uncomfortable? AKG K361-BT Professional Studio Headphones deliver natural, balanced sound with the convenience of Bluetooth and a plush, cozy, featherlight design. A built-in mic lets you make hands-free calls; use gesture controls located right on the earcups to answer calls, adjust volume, play and pause music and more with the swipe of a finger. Luxurious, slow-retention foam pads cradle your ears in comfort, meeting after meeting, all day long—and trust us, once you hear how incredible the K361-BTs sound, you won’t ever want to take them off. SHOP NOW.
AKG PODCASTER ESSENTIALS: LYRA MICROPHONE/K371 HEADPHONES/SOFTWARE AND CABLES
Don’t let being away from the office keep you from creating professional presentations. The AKG Podcaster Essentials kit transforms your home workspace into a broadcast-quality production studio—just add your computer. This bundle includes an AKG Lyra Ultra HD multimode USB microphone, AKG K371 professional headphones and a full accessory set including USB and headphone cables and headphone splitter. You’ll save when you purchase these products together, and as an added value, we even include Ableton Live 10 Lite audio-production software and a free recording course at Berklee Online. SHOP NOW.
JBL 104-BT DESKTOP MONITORS
Fun fact: Listening to music while you work can boost your productivity and creativity. 104-BT Reference Monitors deliver legendary JBL sound in our most compact footprint, with modern styling that complements any living space and Bluetooth functionality for the flexibility to stream both wired and wireless sound anywhere. Working from home never sounded so great. SHOP NOW.
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