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The second earphone to be created for the B Series’ lineup, the B2 is cosy, intimate and sweet, with a vocal presentation so intimate that the listener can detect each breath, shiver, nuance and crack in a singer’s voice, allowing the listener to fully explore the texture and mood of each track.
Characteristics: Smooth, intimate, cosy, warm,
This mixtape aims to highlight the sense of intimacy, vulnerability and honesty the final Audio B2 can introduce into any rig.
Red Right Hand, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
The B2 brings out this track’s sense of grit and grime, pushing the impactful, semi-spoken word vocals to the forefront while retaining texture in the background. Letting the track’s vintage goodness shine through
Up Where We Belong, Joe Cocker, Jennifer Warnes
The cosy, intimate quality of this classic romantic ballad shines through with the B2’s vocal presentation. The B2 also makes apparent the graininess and growling in Joe Crocker’s voice, making this track seem like it’s almost whispered into the ear of the listener.
Leaving on a Jet Plane, Sophie Barker
Barker’s unique aspiration takes front and centre in this track, her mellow vocals and clear instrumentation playing against each other to make for a mild, pleasant listening experience.
Jupiter, Little Glee Monster
The track opens with a bit of harmonisation from the members of Little Glee Monster, the B2 presents the soaring group and solo vocals in a way that almost seems to wrap itself around the listener.
One Year, Six Months Acoustic, Yellowcard
One Year Six months sounds surprisingly mellow and sweet in this acoustic version, even more so when filtered through the B2, violin, piano and vocals make for a simple, clean song and an easy listen, bringing back the best of the 2000s.
All My Tears, Ane Brun
Each breath, shiver and exhale present in Brun’s voice is presented in a stunningly intimate manner by the B2, allowing listeners to be wrapped in the emotional nuances that pepper the song.
Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing
The B2 makes the light growl in Queen Kwong’s sultry vocals stand out.
This classic ballad style track is mellow and smooth, both qualities highlighted by the B2, which makes its gentle warmth known throughout the song.
A Whole New World
Vocals take centre stage in this new rendition by Leroy Sanchez and Jessica Sanchez as the track opens with raw vocals and light instrumentation, this track shows off the best of the B2’s vocal presentation.
Someone You Loved
Lewis Capaldi’s vocals are in turn mellow and emotionally evocative. Listen to the way they sit neatly atop the piano melody, and the way the B2 pushes both vocals and melody to the forefront.
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