7 Speakers You Need To Amp Up Your Chinese New Year Holiday

“Do I need speakers this CNY?”

Yeah, you do. Because with spring cleaning comes spring shopping. A new speaker system or soundbar would definitely beautify your home, visually and audio-wise.

Sounds good? Here’s what you need to amp up your CNY.



harman kardon® Enchant 1300

This soundbar is incredible at delivering THE surround sound experience.

Featuring Harmon’s MultiBeam™ technology, experience awesome audio quality without extra speakers or wires. This means deep bass for days without the aid of an additional subwoofer. If that isn’t bass enough for you, you can always opt for the wireless Enchant subwoofer.

This audio beast is equipped with HDMI connections and the latest 4K compatibility (awesome resolution), providing you an experience with better clarity and details.

Also, with the Google Chromecast built-in, stream high-quality music with ease via wifi.

Perfect for: Family, and house parties, of course. If it burns your wallet a lil’, you have to show it off.  

Price: $1357JBL Bar 5.1

Though we’ve set the bar with the Harman Kardon Enchant 1300, the JBL Bar 5.1 rests easy and unfazed.

Blessed with surround sound, 510W of power and everything nice, enjoy movies and music with up to 10 hours of playing time. JBL’s SoundShift® allows you to switch between sound from your TV, phone or tablet whenever.

As for the deep, thrilling sound of bass, the JBL Bar 5.1 is paired with a convenient 250mm wireless subwoofer that can be placed almost anywhere.

With the JBL soundbar, you can use your existing TV remote control to control it, and wirelessly stream music via Bluetooth.

Just like the Harman Kardon Enchant 1300, the JBL Bar 5.1 is equipped with HDMI connections and the latest 4K compatibility. Connect your 4K devices and indulge in home entertainment in Ultra HD with three HDMI connections and an HDMI ARC.

Perfect for: An epic movie time experience with family or friends, music, Netflix, anything!

Price: $1299Denon D-T1 Micro Hi-Fi


Affordable with impeccable audio quality, the compact Denon D-T1 Micro Hi-Fi is accompanied by 2-way speakers comprising a 12cm subwoofer and 2.5cm soft dome tweeters. Bass or treble, this mini system has got your back.

Connect to your TV, tune in to your favourite radio stations and listen to all your favourite tracks with bluetooth. You can stream sound from any device.

Also, did you know that you can play your CDs on this? Yep, you can do all that, with exceptional sound.

Sleek, sophisticated and compact, have this elegant showpiece in black or grey from any space in your home.

Perfect for: The fam and sleepyheads who could really use the sleep timer and alarm functions on this.

Price: $499



Denon AVC-X8500H

If you’re searching for the ultimate theatre experience, hear the Denon AVC-X8500H out. Enjoy premium home entertainment with IMAX Enhanced technology; it will exceed your expectations for image, sound, scale and content quality.

Remember the time when you went to the movies? Before the protagonist could retaliate, the creature violently flies past from behind the trees.

Did you hear the realistic sound of rustling? If that rustling made your heart pound, this realistic, and immersive audio is all thanks to DTS:X™.

The Denon AVC-X8500H introduces the world’s first 13.2 channel AV Amplifier that supports the latest immersive audio formats: Aside from IMAX Enhanced and DTS:X™, this powerhouse also supports Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D.

Voice control is now available on this genius creation with Amazon Alexa, Siri via Apple AirPlay 2, and Google Assistant.

Perfect for: Movie buffs and people who are anal about their audio.

The JBL Link Series has a Chromecast built-in for every speaker. This means that you’ll be able to play music across multiple speakers with the Google Home app.

The whole series had Google Assistant built-in, so you can get all the help you need.

Ok Google, play Yamborghini High on all speakers.

Perfect for: Peeps on the go

Price: $219

Perfect for: Peeps on the go, but longer hours.  

Price: $239

Perfect for: Your rooms. Think house parties, house cleaning sessions, and house-chilling.  

Price: $359

Perfect for: Your house, especially your living room. Think house parties, house cleaning sessions, and house-chilling.  

Price: $579


JBL Coaxial and component car speakers of the JBL Stage series:

  • Stage 602E
  • Stage 600CE
  • Stage 6402
  • Stage 8602
  • Stage 9603

All speakers (including JBL Stage Series’ subwoofers and subwoofers systems) have an injection-moulded polypropylene woofer cone that’s engineered for superior rigidity and sensitivity; resulting in richer, robust bass.

For the treble, JBL has Polyetherimide (PEI) balanced dome tweeters that dispel distortion for smooth, spacious sound. The tweeters also allow seamless transactions between middle and high frequencies.

For even greater definition in high-frequency ranges, all coaxial and component speakers mentioned have a Piezoelectric super tweeter, except for the Stage 602E.

Perfect for: If you own a car, go for it.

Price: $60 to $70

JBL Home Audio Loudspeaker Systems

  • Stage A100P
  • Stage A120
  • Stage A120P
  • Stage A125C
  • Stage A135C
  • Stage A130
  • Stage A170
  • Stage A180
  • Stage A190

Each system has a long excursion powered subwoofer to give you that live-concert feel with powerful bass. Featuring 1”aluminium dome tweeters with high-definition waveguide sound design, enjoy pure listening pleasure from the high notes to the low.

Perfect for: Concert lovers

Price: $200 to $500

harman kardon® SoundSticks Wireless

This futuristic-looking sound system probably caught your attention when you were browsing through electronics that were being sold in a mall. This incredible system comprises a 40-watt down-firing subwoofer, eight full-range transducers and is compatible with all sorts of multimedia devices.

Enjoy music, games and movies with a new kind of excitement. This beauty enables touch controls for volume and adjustable satellites.

Of course, the harman kardon® SoundSticks Wireless system is well-known for its Bluetooth connectivity.

You can expect the best listening experience possible because the engineers at harman kardon® use the most current and advanced Bluetooth technology. The HARMAN TrueStream™ certification guarantees that.

Perfect for: Anyone, really.

Price: $312

Get acquainted with the full suite of audio products at IMS Singapore. Have a blasting good time this CNY!

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