First impression of the c5 black is that it comes from an army surplus store. Setting up is simple even though the instructions are a little ambiguous. The sound quality is excellent for the price, although a bit heavy on the bass. Treble and bass can be adjusted though the app and with a bung in the rear port if necessary. Compared with other wireless speakers in the same price range, the audio pro c5 is worth the money. The sound quality and ease of use are excellent. Had a firmware update on second use. Buy with confidence, you won’t be disappointed.
I bought this for my dad but wanted to set it up before giving to him, now i want onei hadn’t seen one in the flesh or heard one as they are very hard to find in stock so i took a chance and based my purchase on reviews from what hifi and other audio pro reviews on amazon. First of all it looks fantastic, the whole thing is very high quality, the beautifully crafted leather handle sets off perfectly against the gold control panel and the grey finishes it all off perfectly. Fortunately the sound quality matches the looks, it sounds incredible for such a small unit. Sounds good at all volume levels with no noticeable distortion at the highest level and also importantly it has a lovely rounded sound which doesn’t fatigue you after extended listening. Set up was pretty straightforward and once you have had a play with the app to work out all the functions it it is very easy to control. Wifi performs very well, it is currently placed at the furthest point from the router(40 feet) with a couple of walls in between, signal shows as 40% but i have not experienced any drop out at all so not planning to use the ethernet port. Access and control of spotify and tunein is easy and intuitive although the amount of radio stations and podcasts to chose from is quite bewildering to start with, fortunately you can add your favourites and also save them to the 4 preset that can be accessed from the device or the app so once set up it is easy to find what you want. The only down side was that the product which was bought from amazon uk but was shipped from amazon eu and came with european power leads only. All credit to amazon who sorted it out very quickly(as they always do)in summary if you want a stylish retro look with fantastic sound quality you can’t go wrong, relatively expensive but worth every penny.
Great sound, lovely design, easy peasy to use.
Comments from buyers
“Wish it was for me!
, Looks aren’t everything.
, A great recommendation
Bought because it is a what hifi category winnerthis is not the most attractive box you will ever see (a cause for frequent comments) however, that is the only negative point about this item. Up close the build quality is impressive. I like the metal control panel on the top surface, it looks and feels great. It is also easy to paid with a blue tooth unit (in this case my android phone). I like that it is available on my wifi network for other sources (like my laptop) and can take rca inputs as well. I am using an old creative zen mp3 player though it as well. So it looks good and gives you multiple options to connect to it – but what does it sound like?. It has been a real pleasure to rediscover my music on a speaker that reproduces it beautifully. Yes it is expensive – but if you like to hear the detail in your music reproduced with great tone it is worth every penny.
This is a great stylish wireless speaker, small but capable of filling a small to medium room.
Received as a birthday gift and couldn’t be happier. Much smaller than i anticipated but the sound produced really does belie this little box’s diminutive proportions. While the bass couldn’t be described as thundering it does a good job of filling our fairly large lounge with music up to reasonably loud levels – acoustic genres in particular really shine, with crisp mids and nuanced treble that doesn’t fatigue the ears with prolonged listening. The stereo image is more directional than theatrical, but that’s a given with any speaker system of this size. You need to download the app to join the speaker to your network, but other than that i don’t really use it – opting instead for ios native airplay to allow multi-room integration with other (non audio pro) airplay speakers via rouge amoeba’s airfoil software running on a mac. Having used the speaker solidly now for a couple of weeks i would wholeheartedly reccomend to anyone looking for a discrete and classy solution to wireless music in anything other than the largest of rooms.
Looks beautiful, sounds good just a very long process to connect to the device.
Full rich sound in a very portable speaker.
Only functions plugged to mains but fantastic value for money vs sound quality.
Read the whathifi review of the addon c5 in the morning, and the speaker arrived in the evening. The sound quality is sensational for a speaker of this price. Such clear definition within the sound, the separation and balance between instruments is extraordinary, and it is just so confident in its delivery. Combine this with the flexibility of having so many different inputs and you have a sonos killer in my opinion. Airplay and inbuilt radio working like an dream, and though not immediately accessible, in-app alexa is a fun addition. Will no doubt try the multi-room at some point because i don’t think i’ll be able to stop at just one.
Really great sounding speaker. I already have one of the older t9 speakers which i have linked up to this speaker with a link 1 wifi adapter sold by audio pro. I love that it has 4 presets so you can set your favourite stations. The sound from these speakers is very full bodied,you can alter the treble and bass from within the audio pro app which i’ve found easy to use. There’s no distortion when playing at max volume which is very loud. Speaker looks great and is well made. I thoroughly recommend this speaker i’ve had my t9 for 18 months and love that one too. Update: remember when setting up to open audio pro app go into speaker then info and check the box for unit password and add a password ,otherwise you will leave an open wi-fi link to your home network.
Actually made my wife tear up.
Phenomenal sound quality from this tightly put together package. The speaker can be used with any of the popular streaming services but sounds particularly impressive when used with a tidal account. Music can be streamed directly to the speaker using the audio pro app or you can use spotify connect, google chromecast (seperate addition) or rca/aux in. The speaker can process and output 24bit hi-fi music. The speaker has 4 useful presets onto that can be quickly assigned to a favorite playlist, radio station, album, artist etc so you have instant music at the tap of a button. I will be using my speaker with a chromecast audio in conjunction with a google home mini to provide music on demand to my kitchen. Eventually the system will be expanded out to other audio pro speakers in the house.
This is an excellent wireless speaker system, given its size, specification and price, i was very surprised at how well it performs. Initially i had a few slight niggles setting things up, the control app isn’t that great but it does what it needs to, once everything is up and running you will likely find that you don’t need the control app on a day to day basis. The first steps are very straight forward and i had it connecting to my wifi network within a couple of minutes, i had music soon after playing from spotify on a macbook pro. By looking through the settings i soon realised the device needed a firmware update, this failed a couple of times so i tried again after hooking up to the router with an ethernet cable, firmware quickly updated this time (either the control app or the quick start guide should probably contain at least a couple of sentences about this). The firmware update resolved one little problem i had spotted – the device was switching itself off after 30 minutes, despite my attempt to turn off the sleep timer within the app, the off setting didn’t seem to take but after the firmware update all worked correctly. Although i only have one of these audio pro speakers i would imagine multi-room setup would be very straight forward. I have been using the speaker with spotify (premium 320kb mp3) and qobuz (hifi lossless flac) from 2 ipads, an iphone and a macbook pro, tested using airplay and spotify connect. It has a very pleasing sound quality, very listenable and musical, detailed and punchy with a surprisingly solid bass. I found that the bass can sometimes be a little boomy and overblown, if the device is placed on a cupboard for example you could get a lot of boom at higher volumes which would muddy the sound a lot. Placed on a table with the bass turned down a notch evens things up.
Intend to use it as standalone for now with spotify. Would not connect to my wifi network until i plugged it in via cable and then it all worked seamlessly. Like:sound quality is goodbass and treble controlsspotify connectwifi enabledlan connection on reardon’t like:for the price wifi setup should be easierbass distorts at high volumelose the handle. Its mains connected so not portableapp is clunkyonly 2. 4ghz wifi supported (not 5ghz)what to do bettermake wifi setup easiermake the app better.
Very good speaker, great sound. Was an issue as it didn’t arrive with a uk power lead. Amazon sorted quickly, very happy with the service.
I’ve only had this speaker for two days and i already love it. The sound is something really special (and i think that it looks great). It did arrive without a uk plug but amazon have been very reponsive and sorted this out. The four pre-set buttons are easy to use. I’ve set one to radio 4 via tunein and another to my favourite classical mix on spotify premium so i can turn on the speaker and just press a pre-set button. Alternatively i can use the audio pro app to select music or simply use spofify connect, all these options are delivered straight over my wifi. Alternatively i can use voice control on my amazon echo dot to select something and then have it played by this speaker via bluetooth from the dot. I have not tried the line in option yet. I’m delighted with all this.
Bought to replace a philips ds9000 30 pin ipod dock speaker and this is far superior. Bought because it’s recommended in what hifi 2018 annual awards and for the connectivity – wifi, bluetooth, i can also connect my apple universal dock (lead required) and my sl1200 (preamp required) as it has rca connection. The app – others have grumbled about the control app but i think it’s pretty straight forward and easy to use. The sound – crisp, clear and punchy – great detail, i am really pleased with it and can’t recommend highly enough. *updateremember that all speakers need a few plays to run in and my c5 is sounding better and better with each play. The clarity & detail are fantastic on a speaker at this price.
Great sound, issue with bluetooth and iphones. Had to keep resetting the thing by turning it on and off when i’d paused the iphone. Sad, as the sound was great.
The online tech expert reviews are right – this is a stunningly good device – with one of these and a smartphone the audio world is literally at your fingertips with superb qualityand it’s refreshingly simple/easy to set up. Within minutes of opening the box the wifi is up and running, spotify tunes are playing, the bluetooth pairing is done, internet radio stations playing, and a firmware upgrade completed. Looking at its face-like front now i’m half imagining i can see the curve of a discreet smile beneath its central mouth speaker.
Bought two to pair as l and r in kitchen diner. Sound far bigger than they are, more than loud enough for a large room. Sound good at low volumes you dont have to crank them too loud to appreciate them. Slightly bass heavy out of the box but can be adjusted along with treble within app. App is a little sticky and slow but its worth the wait. Highly recommended for the price.
Small speaker with a big sound. Absolute quality from a brand i ve never heard of before.
This speaker is just brilliant in every way. Great sound quality, easy to connect to devices and very light.
Apart from the annoyance of this device arriving with two (2) euro power cables. Why?it is an awesome speaker. Cannibalised a lead from an old dab radio, bluetooth connection in less than a minute (like the little book says) and away we go. Have given it a proper test run now with the obligatory ‘charly’ by the prodigy to see how it handles bass and then a fun run through metallica, foo fighters, tcv, qotsa and all my other faves. Not sure about the reaction times and how it ‘forgets’ devices quite quickly but for the sound quality alone i am well chuffed.