Drop’s desktop computer speakers are tempting me to ditch the headset

A desktop computer setup with the Drop BMR1 Nearfield Monitors placed in a horizontal orientation.
The Drop BMR1 Nearfield Monitors are apparently inspired by the mechanical keyboard community, allowing for customization and flexibility. | Image: Drop

Drop has announced the new Drop BMR1 Nearfield Monitors today at CES 2023, the company’s first desktop speakers that promise to provide “high-quality” and “big sound” from an affordable and compact package. They support Bluetooth 5.0, include a standard 3.5mm headphone jack and aux-in line, and can be connected to an external subwoofer for additional bass and fuller audio. They’re also designed for both horizontal and vertical orientation for greater flexibility with placement.

Drop has previously collaborated with reputable brands like EPOS and Sennheiser to release other audio products like headphones and gaming headsets, but the community-driven gadget manufacturer is probably best known for its range of mechanical keyboards. “We…

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