B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 tooth Speaker : Brilliant concept build and sound.

There is a very in depth description of this product on this page including a video which you should watch so i won’t rehash all those details. This product delivers on its description.Solid and clearly well made. Both muse and my husband who is gadget mad and a harsh critic loved it. It is incredibly easy to use with bluetooth. You just activate it in your phone and on the player and that’s it. An added plus is that the battery life for the b&o play shows up on your phone so it’s easy to see if it needs recharging.

Brilliant concept build and sound. . If you can justify £200 for a bluetooth speaker it is a delight to own. Having bought and used this i am very pleased to have purchased it. Firstly having researched this item, including reading amazon reviews, i went to a b&o shop so i could hear it and have how it works etc explained. It is the same price in a b&o shop. It feels weighty and very well made. Quality of design and build is right up to b&o’s usual high standards. It connected very easily to my iphone and my ipad. Apparently you can have up to two devices paired with it according to the salesman.

Excellent sound quality, small enough to be easily portable, and can’t quite believe how rich the sound is from this little speaker. Definitely recommended if you want to spend this much.

Great sound from such a small speaker. Excellent bluetooth speaker. Great sound for such a small portable speaker. Can be placed on a flat surface or hung in any room. As always with b & o you get what you pay for.

  • Brilliant concept build and sound.
  • Stylish portable speaker with a lovely clear sound
  • Great speaker, terrible app and stero pairing

B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 Bluetooth Speaker – Deep Red

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  • Truly portable – small enough to sit in the palm of your hand; because of it’s shape, it is easy to store in your bag or pocket, whilst weighing in at only 600 g
  • Peak power of 2 x 140 W paired with Bang & Olufsen’s True360 Sound technology projects more sound and bass straight to you, no matter where you are standing
  • Beoplay A1 will still be playing long after competitors have gone silent with up to 24 hours at normal volume levels
  • A dust and splash-resistant aluminium dome protects the delicate drivers and electronics within when using in your home and outdoors
  • Connect two Beoplay A1 for a wireless stereo experience – enhance your experience with the free Beoplay app

Rather than faff about with halfords and fitting an in car system we use this to stream music whilst travelling which it is excellent at. Loud and clear and because it is portable we then also have the option to use elsewhere whilst out and about and usefully, to improve poor quality tv audio.

This speaker will amaze you. Trust me when i say, this beautiful little speaker sounds amazing. The bose mini was my favourite for the last 2 years. If your like me and don’t know whether to go for this little gem, i couldn’t recommend this speaker enough. Once you here it you will be blown away, i was. It really packs a punch for it’s size and also nice and loud. When you hold this speaker for the first time you won’t believe the sound that comes out of it. It’s my first b&o product and i am very happy with my purchase. I know it doesn’t have the best battery life out of all portable speakers but when you hear it and your like me, you won’t care. Anyway a simple fix is a portable battery charger and your good to go. Very portable, beautiful build, sounds incredible.Highly recommend (update) after using this speaker now for a few weeks, i’d like to add that this speaker does get hot at the bass, like make you want to turn it down hot.

Only caveat is that the text on the buttons is very difficult to read. Would be good with some “braille symbols” also missing battery indicator on connected phone (android).

Brilliant concept build and sound. . If you can justify £200 for a bluetooth speaker it is a delight to own. Having bought and used this i am very pleased to have purchased it. Firstly having researched this item, including reading amazon reviews, i went to a b&o shop so i could hear it and have how it works etc explained. It is the same price in a b&o shop. It feels weighty and very well made. Quality of design and build is right up to b&o’s usual high standards. It connected very easily to my iphone and my ipad. Apparently you can have up to two devices paired with it according to the salesman.

Nearly £200 is a lot of money for a compact bluetooth speaker but not a lot for something from bang & olufsen so this is tricky to value for review purposes. The packaging is suitably premium and the unit is supplied with a usb to usb-c charging cable, a rather hard to follow multi-language instruction booklet and a leather hanging strap attached. Green may not be my choice of colour but it looks very well made with a top made out of metal alloy and a rubberised plastic base. The speaker is approximately the circumference of a cd/dvd and about 2 inches tall so it is portable but you are not going to be able to slip it into the pocket of your jeans and it has some real weight to it coming in at 600 grammes. It is very stylish and minimalist with no obvious buttons until you notice the symbols around the base. There are flush buttons to turn the unit on, adjust the volume and select functions but a hard to find and fiddly to use, a definite case of form over function. The unit is compatable with the b&o play app which apparently allows you to activate your most recently played music at launch, personalise your listening experience and use two units to set up (a very expensive) wireless stereo pairing. I was not able to test this as the android app has not been launched and the ios version was not in the apple store for my ipad 3rd gen, usually a sign of incompatabilty despite it running the latest version of ios 9. As this is pre-launch i have ignored this in the rating though.

Rather than faff about with halfords and fitting an in car system we use this to stream music whilst travelling which it is excellent at. Loud and clear and because it is portable we then also have the option to use elsewhere whilst out and about and usefully, to improve poor quality tv audio.

Excellent piece of equipment. It is light and compact and the quality of the sound is superb and sounds like it is coming from a top of the range hi-fi. I’d definitely recommend this for playing your music from you phone around a pool laying in the sunshine with a cool beer.

Stylish portable speaker with a lovely clear sound. It has been really interesting being given such a lovely piece of kit to play with. I didn’t find it quite as portable as it suggests in the advertising – its about 12. 5cm across and 4cm deep and weighs approx. 575g but it is a very portable speaker. I took it on the eurostar and it came up on the scanner and i had to have my baggage searched but it was allowed through. It did take me a moment to get to grips with the on/off, bluetooth connectivity buttons and they do seem to be switches of some sort under a smooth flexible skin. The manual was tiny but very straightforward – i was amazed – so many manuals are awful – but pleased. You need something that is bluetooth enabled to play music. I have been using my laptop and my amazon music library and my phone.

This speaker will amaze you. Trust me when i say, this beautiful little speaker sounds amazing. The bose mini was my favourite for the last 2 years. If your like me and don’t know whether to go for this little gem, i couldn’t recommend this speaker enough. Once you here it you will be blown away, i was. It really packs a punch for it’s size and also nice and loud. When you hold this speaker for the first time you won’t believe the sound that comes out of it. It’s my first b&o product and i am very happy with my purchase. I know it doesn’t have the best battery life out of all portable speakers but when you hear it and your like me, you won’t care. Anyway a simple fix is a portable battery charger and your good to go. Very portable, beautiful build, sounds incredible.Highly recommend (update) after using this speaker now for a few weeks, i’d like to add that this speaker does get hot at the bass, like make you want to turn it down hot.

Only caveat is that the text on the buttons is very difficult to read. Would be good with some “braille symbols” also missing battery indicator on connected phone (android).

Good sound from the b&o a1, not to much bass but when it is there it is clear and crisp.

Yea a little expensive but what a fantastic bit of kit easy to pair and to operate. Yea a little expensive but what a fantastic bit of kit easy to pair and to operate and sound quality is what you would expect from a b&o product. I can really recommend this product.

You won’t quite believe how good this is. You won’t quite believe how good this is.

Great speaker, terrible app and stero pairing. The sound quality is wonderful, so is the design and feel. However, do check out the reviews of the beoplay app. It’s essential if you want to make two of these work as a wireless stereo pair and is a thoroughly disheartening experience. Update: having negotiated the app and paired two of these for a stereo experience – when working the sound is wonderful, but the pairing is unreliable and intermittent, really spoiling the experience.

Excellent piece of equipment. It is light and compact and the quality of the sound is superb and sounds like it is coming from a top of the range hi-fi. I’d definitely recommend this for playing your music from you phone around a pool laying in the sunshine with a cool beer.

Nice product design but lacking bass punch and battery life. Well designed product with good, analytical sound; could do with a bit more punch from the bass frequencies. Battery life nowhere near the advertised 24 hours though – more like 8 hours at medium volume.

Nearly £200 is a lot of money for a compact bluetooth speaker but not a lot for something from bang & olufsen so this is tricky to value for review purposes. The packaging is suitably premium and the unit is supplied with a usb to usb-c charging cable, a rather hard to follow multi-language instruction booklet and a leather hanging strap attached. Green may not be my choice of colour but it looks very well made with a top made out of metal alloy and a rubberised plastic base. The speaker is approximately the circumference of a cd/dvd and about 2 inches tall so it is portable but you are not going to be able to slip it into the pocket of your jeans and it has some real weight to it coming in at 600 grammes. It is very stylish and minimalist with no obvious buttons until you notice the symbols around the base. There are flush buttons to turn the unit on, adjust the volume and select functions but a hard to find and fiddly to use, a definite case of form over function. The unit is compatable with the b&o play app which apparently allows you to activate your most recently played music at launch, personalise your listening experience and use two units to set up (a very expensive) wireless stereo pairing. I was not able to test this as the android app has not been launched and the ios version was not in the apple store for my ipad 3rd gen, usually a sign of incompatabilty despite it running the latest version of ios 9. As this is pre-launch i have ignored this in the rating though.

The bluetooth connectivity is awesome as is the sound quality.

wavemaster CUBE MINI – pretty good high and low notes

. These speakers are ideal for my 32′ tv in my bedroom. Having the bluetooth option makes listening to music whilst poddling about upstairs so much easier , 1 switch and my tablet is booming out the tunes :).

Wavemaster cube – 2. 0 bluetooth bookshelf speaker system (50 watt). After seeing a review on utube of wavemaster mini cube:[. (smaller version) i decided to go for the larger more powerful option, producing an output of 50w. After setting these speakers up, i must admit i’m very pleased with the not only the quality of sound, but the connectivity is unsurpassed. I love my music and for an active pair of speakers the dynamic range of tonal quality that these speakers produce is outstanding, i would recommend these to anybody looking for overall quality of build and sound. 0 bluetooth bookshelf speaker system (50 watt) for smartphones, tablets tv, mp3 / uk version (66325). ]

Good, solid, easy to connect. . I bought these for supplying laptop audio when we give small pp presentations in venues with no sound system. They are solid and well made and easy to set up. They are not as loud as my creative labs small speakers ( with sub woofer) but then these cube’s have easy connectivity to the laptop. They are chunky but easy to carry. Keep the boxso i think that in a room that holds 25 people who are ‘listening’ , if set on full power, they will give adequate and good quality sound where video has an incidental sound track. However they might not be loud enough for a very long speech video. In the home they are loud enough but don’t make things fall off your shelves and, to my unprofessional ears, are of a very acceptable quality. Don’t expect pro hi-fi at this price but they are a good solid sound solution for me. Btw they came quickly and well packaged. Here are the specifications for the wavemaster CUBE MINI:

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  • Stereo bookshelf speaker system with Bluetooth streaming function for connecting to any kind of audio source (e.g. smartphone, TV, tablet, etc.)
  • Integrated amplifier with total 36 Watt RMS output power (including bass and treble control), can be connected to 3 audio sources simultaneously
  • Bluetooth-Streaming: the integrated Bluetooth module offer high quality audio streaming based on A2DP standard (compatible to Bluetooth 2.1)
  • Power saving eco-standby-function (less then 0,5 Watt during standby) and dedicated line-in for mobile audio sources such as smartphones and tablets
  • Connection: Bluetooth, 3,5 mm mini stereo plug or cinch. Works with TV, iPod/iPad, Mac/PC/Notebook or any other stereo source

Pretty good high and low notes. Exceptional value for money, pretty good high and low notes. Ideally suited for me as the sound is quite directional so i can listen to it at a reasonable volume without having to entertain the entire neighbourhood.

Excellent quality desk/shelf speakers. I was very surprised just how good these little beauties are and not as expensive as more well known brands like bose either which makes you think that’s because they don’t sound as good. Well i can confidently say that is not the case here. I was originally just looking for some new pc speakers to sit on my desk in my home office. I wanted them to be bluetooth so i could stream spotify from my phone through them but also have the ability to plug into my pc’s audio out. You can actually connect 3 different inputs into them if you wish, the third being stereo rca. After connecting them up and trying them out i would actually say you could use them as living room speakers. The adjustable volume, treble, bass and crisp quality is amazing for such cheaply priced, small speakers.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Fantastic for the price.
  • Best Set of Bluetooth Speakers I Have Ever Had.
  • Good, solid, easy to connect.

Its sound quality is perfect in my eyes. Its sound quality is perfect in my eyes. Though every once in a while it decides to disconnect or i cant connect to it and i have to turn it on and off at the plug. Im unsure of why this is but it is only a minor nuisance. I wouldn’t let it put you off buying.

Excellent value and quality for money. I was looking for a simple blutooth speakers for use in my bedroom. I was given these as a gift and my my am i pleasently surprised. The flexibility of inputs, the sound quality and the build quality are astounding. Songs items don’t come close to this and they’re much cheaper. I’ve been streaming hi resolution flac at 24/96 to these and they really do sound great. Every connection you need is in the box. I’m very pleased and would recommend to anyone.

Bought these to replace my creative t40s which had developed a fault. These are a definite improvement over the t40s and are plenty loud enough connected to my pc in my bedroom. Only downside is that there’s no headphone jack on them.

Great quality budget speakers. . These speakers are a real find, they are very well made and feel really nice quality items, they sound really nice, way better than their price would have you believe, if you buy these you will not be disappointed. Perfect for better tv sound or computers etc.

Best set of bluetooth speakers i have ever had. . I brought these speakers for my daughter at the end of february 2015 as her old ones had broken. Previously she had a set of 2. 1 speakers but i was getting frustrated with the sub woofer that sat under her desk. I didn’t want to pay a fortune but she really loves her music (as most 14 year olds do) and having read the previous reviews these seemed a perfect set of bluetooth speakers for her. I have to say they are fantastic and am actually contemplating buying another set for the lounge. I don’t think i will ever go back to a 2. 1 system when you have these high quality bookshelf alternatives available. They look great but even more to the point sound brilliant. Why would someone pay stupid money for bose when these are available.

Pretty good high and low notes. Exceptional value for money, pretty good high and low notes. Ideally suited for me as the sound is quite directional so i can listen to it at a reasonable volume without having to entertain the entire neighbourhood.

. These speakers are ideal for my 32′ tv in my bedroom. Having the bluetooth option makes listening to music whilst poddling about upstairs so much easier , 1 switch and my tablet is booming out the tunes :).

Excellent quality desk/shelf speakers. I was very surprised just how good these little beauties are and not as expensive as more well known brands like bose either which makes you think that’s because they don’t sound as good. Well i can confidently say that is not the case here. I was originally just looking for some new pc speakers to sit on my desk in my home office. I wanted them to be bluetooth so i could stream spotify from my phone through them but also have the ability to plug into my pc’s audio out. You can actually connect 3 different inputs into them if you wish, the third being stereo rca. After connecting them up and trying them out i would actually say you could use them as living room speakers. The adjustable volume, treble, bass and crisp quality is amazing for such cheaply priced, small speakers.

Very good sound quality for the price, adjustable bass and treble so you can have it to your liking, and two switchable inputs + bluetooth is very useful. I only wish it had a front headphone out jack.

Great quality budget speakers. . These speakers are a real find, they are very well made and feel really nice quality items, they sound really nice, way better than their price would have you believe, if you buy these you will not be disappointed. Perfect for better tv sound or computers etc.

Does the job – adequate sound quality & easy set up.

Best you can get for the price.

Excellent value and quality for money. I was looking for a simple blutooth speakers for use in my bedroom. I was given these as a gift and my my am i pleasently surprised. The flexibility of inputs, the sound quality and the build quality are astounding. Songs items don’t come close to this and they’re much cheaper. I’ve been streaming hi resolution flac at 24/96 to these and they really do sound great. Every connection you need is in the box. I’m very pleased and would recommend to anyone.

Very good quality, nice bass. Also they look fantastic – stylishly simple. However (just a small thing), the wire that joins the two speakers together isn’t held in very sturdily by the clips. I don’t know if all speakers are like this to make it easier to rearrange various speakers in a system or not. It doesn’t affect the sound quality anyway. Also, be cautious when using with a record player (mine is pro-ject essentials ii) as the in-built amp isn’t quite as powerful as desired, so it only goes to about 1/3 the volume as playing through your phone.

Wavemaster cube – 2. 0 bluetooth bookshelf speaker system (50 watt). After seeing a review on utube of wavemaster mini cube:[. (smaller version) i decided to go for the larger more powerful option, producing an output of 50w. After setting these speakers up, i must admit i’m very pleased with the not only the quality of sound, but the connectivity is unsurpassed. I love my music and for an active pair of speakers the dynamic range of tonal quality that these speakers produce is outstanding, i would recommend these to anybody looking for overall quality of build and sound. 0 bluetooth bookshelf speaker system (50 watt) for smartphones, tablets tv, mp3 / uk version (66325). ]

Bought these to replace my creative t40s which had developed a fault. These are a definite improvement over the t40s and are plenty loud enough connected to my pc in my bedroom. Only downside is that there’s no headphone jack on them.

wavemaster CUBE – GREAT GREAT GREAT

Good sound quality for the price but it struggles to swap between bluetooth devices which is a real pain.

. These speakers are ideal for my 32′ tv in my bedroom. Having the bluetooth option makes listening to music whilst poddling about upstairs so much easier , 1 switch and my tablet is booming out the tunes :).

Very good quality general purpose desktop speakers. Here are the specifications for the wavemaster CUBE:

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  • Stereo bookshelf speaker system with Bluetooth streaming function for connecting to any kind of audio source (e.g. smartphone, TV, tablet, etc.)
  • Integrated amplifier with total 50 Watt RMS output power (including bass and treble control), can be connected to 3 audio sources simultaneously
  • Bluetooth-Streaming: the integrated Bluetooth module offer high quality audio streaming based on A2DP standard (compatible to Bluetooth 2.1)
  • Power saving eco-standby-function (less then 0,5 Watt during standby) and dedicated line-in for mobile audio sources such as smartphones and tablets
  • Connection: Bluetooth, 3,5 mm mini stereo plug or cinch. Works with TV, iPod/iPad, Mac/PC/Notebook or any other stereo source

Good, solid, easy to connect. . I bought these for supplying laptop audio when we give small pp presentations in venues with no sound system. They are solid and well made and easy to set up. They are not as loud as my creative labs small speakers ( with sub woofer) but then these cube’s have easy connectivity to the laptop. They are chunky but easy to carry. Keep the boxso i think that in a room that holds 25 people who are ‘listening’ , if set on full power, they will give adequate and good quality sound where video has an incidental sound track. However they might not be loud enough for a very long speech video. In the home they are loud enough but don’t make things fall off your shelves and, to my unprofessional ears, are of a very acceptable quality. Don’t expect pro hi-fi at this price but they are a good solid sound solution for me. Btw they came quickly and well packaged.

Its sound quality is perfect in my eyes. Its sound quality is perfect in my eyes. Though every once in a while it decides to disconnect or i cant connect to it and i have to turn it on and off at the plug. Im unsure of why this is but it is only a minor nuisance. I wouldn’t let it put you off buying.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Best Set of Bluetooth Speakers I Have Ever Had.
  • Good, solid, easy to connect.
  • Excellent value and quality for money!

Excellent quality, highly recommend.

Easy set up and amazing sound quality.

Excellent quality desk/shelf speakers. I was very surprised just how good these little beauties are and not as expensive as more well known brands like bose either which makes you think that’s because they don’t sound as good. Well i can confidently say that is not the case here. I was originally just looking for some new pc speakers to sit on my desk in my home office. I wanted them to be bluetooth so i could stream spotify from my phone through them but also have the ability to plug into my pc’s audio out. You can actually connect 3 different inputs into them if you wish, the third being stereo rca. After connecting them up and trying them out i would actually say you could use them as living room speakers. The adjustable volume, treble, bass and crisp quality is amazing for such cheaply priced, small speakers.

Excellent value and quality for money. I was looking for a simple blutooth speakers for use in my bedroom. I was given these as a gift and my my am i pleasently surprised. The flexibility of inputs, the sound quality and the build quality are astounding. Songs items don’t come close to this and they’re much cheaper. I’ve been streaming hi resolution flac at 24/96 to these and they really do sound great. Every connection you need is in the box. I’m very pleased and would recommend to anyone.

Best set of bluetooth speakers i have ever had. . I brought these speakers for my daughter at the end of february 2015 as her old ones had broken. Previously she had a set of 2. 1 speakers but i was getting frustrated with the sub woofer that sat under her desk. I didn’t want to pay a fortune but she really loves her music (as most 14 year olds do) and having read the previous reviews these seemed a perfect set of bluetooth speakers for her. I have to say they are fantastic and am actually contemplating buying another set for the lounge. I don’t think i will ever go back to a 2. 1 system when you have these high quality bookshelf alternatives available. They look great but even more to the point sound brilliant. Why would someone pay stupid money for bose when these are available.

Best you can get for the price.

Great quality budget speakers. . These speakers are a real find, they are very well made and feel really nice quality items, they sound really nice, way better than their price would have you believe, if you buy these you will not be disappointed. Perfect for better tv sound or computers etc.

Wavemaster cube – 2. 0 bluetooth bookshelf speaker system (50 watt). After seeing a review on utube of wavemaster mini cube:[. (smaller version) i decided to go for the larger more powerful option, producing an output of 50w. After setting these speakers up, i must admit i’m very pleased with the not only the quality of sound, but the connectivity is unsurpassed. I love my music and for an active pair of speakers the dynamic range of tonal quality that these speakers produce is outstanding, i would recommend these to anybody looking for overall quality of build and sound. 0 bluetooth bookshelf speaker system (50 watt) for smartphones, tablets tv, mp3 / uk version (66325). ]

Very good quality general purpose desktop speakers.

Bought these to replace my creative t40s which had developed a fault. These are a definite improvement over the t40s and are plenty loud enough connected to my pc in my bedroom. Only downside is that there’s no headphone jack on them.

The sound quality is amazing, so easy to connect. I bought this to connect with my amazon dot, the sound quality is amazing, so easy to connect. I would definitely recommend these speakers.

Good quality speakers, sadly not loud enough. Decent quality, solid feeling speakers. Returned though as they simply were not loud enough for me. Personally i would stick to 50w as a minimum now.

Good sound quality for the price but it struggles to swap between bluetooth devices which is a real pain.

Excellent value and quality for money. I was looking for a simple blutooth speakers for use in my bedroom. I was given these as a gift and my my am i pleasently surprised. The flexibility of inputs, the sound quality and the build quality are astounding. Songs items don’t come close to this and they’re much cheaper. I’ve been streaming hi resolution flac at 24/96 to these and they really do sound great. Every connection you need is in the box. I’m very pleased and would recommend to anyone.

Very good quality, nice bass. Also they look fantastic – stylishly simple. However (just a small thing), the wire that joins the two speakers together isn’t held in very sturdily by the clips. I don’t know if all speakers are like this to make it easier to rearrange various speakers in a system or not. It doesn’t affect the sound quality anyway. Also, be cautious when using with a record player (mine is pro-ject essentials ii) as the in-built amp isn’t quite as powerful as desired, so it only goes to about 1/3 the volume as playing through your phone.

Bought these to replace my creative t40s which had developed a fault. These are a definite improvement over the t40s and are plenty loud enough connected to my pc in my bedroom. Only downside is that there’s no headphone jack on them.

Monstercube Wireless tooth Speaker MC52 –

Here are the specifications for the Monstercube Wireless tooth Speaker MC52:

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  • Monstercube Speaker Fabric Skin and Leather Strap: Gorgeously clothed in richly-textured fabric, modern, yet classic. The simple, orb-like geometry, contrasts flawlessly with a luxurious textile face and a soft rubberized back. Available in a delightful palette of pastel hues, this portable speaker adds instant charm to any living room, bedroom, cafe, or party! The fashionable leather strap makes it easy and convenient to carry anywhere.
  • Monstercube Speaker Bluetooth 4.1: Free your music from cumbersome wires with the magic of Bluetooth 4.1. Blast your music from up to 30ft (10 meters) away or plug in to your phone. The Monstercube Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is ready to party with your favorite portable devices anytime and anywhere up to 10 meters away.
  • Monstercube Speaker Features Enhanced Bass Radiator Technology.It’s two neodymium-driver speakers produce 10 Watts maximum power (2 x 5 Watt channels); it has a good frequency response (60Hz- 18KHz) with it’s passive bass radiator generating a decent amount of bass for it’s size.
  • Monstercube Speaker Hi-Fi Audio and TF Card Support:2 Hi-Fi neodymium driver and subwoofer provide signature C3 (Crystal Clear Clarity) sound in a compact package. Don’t want to connect your phone or other device? No problem! Just pop in a TF card and listen to your music wherever you like.
  • Monstercube Speaker Phone Calls: A built-in Mic and speakerphone makes taking calls easier than ever. Playing Time: When this machine starts bobbing, there is no stopping! Monstercube MC52 boasts 8 full hours of playing time with some series sound. Recharge the battery and get after it again and again. Monstercube MC52 Bluetooth speaker is covered by a 1 Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty

Multiroom Wireless Airplay Speakers : Lovely speaker but beware the hidden “demons”

Amazing sound quality at an amazing price, really please with this purchase.

Multiroom, bluetooth, wifi, nfc and plenty more. Size vs quality, nothing can match for sure. In my opinion – if the speaker can make you believe what you are hearing, the job is almost done. 4000mah battery and usb out for charging coupled with plenty of connectivity options. I’ve been using this for past 7 days and so far worked brilliantly. The soundthis speaker sounds exactly you want to hear. No matter your musical tastes and genre is, whether you are a bashed or not – this speaker delivers the music. Quality of audio is clean and open, no colouring though slightly mid forward, lows and highs are just accurate.

Multiroom Wireless Airplay Speakers – August WS300 – 15W WiFi/ WiiMu / Bluetooth

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  • STREAM MUSIC THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME – App controlled speakers allow you to control the music throughout your house from your phone or tablet
  • CONNECT SPOTIFY / TIDAL / IHEART RADIO – Set your speakers to play your favourite playlists from the most popular streaming services or your phones media library
  • CONNECT THROUGH AIRPLAY – Fully compatible with Apple airplay for wireless iOS audio streaming
  • APP FOR ANDROID AND APPLE – Create soundscapes by linking speakers to play the same music or different tunes in each room of your home
  • BRING GREAT SOUND WITH YOU – Extra long 22 hour battery life allows you to set these speakers up anywhere to experience awesome sound wherever you go

Kindly given to me to review this is a portable bluetooth speaker that can also tap into streaming services thanks to it’s built in ability to log onto wifi networks. The ws300 is the larger sibling to the smaller ws150 and it shares many of the same looks. Along the top are control buttons, on the back is the power switch, aux in, usb in for charging the speaker and a usb out for using the speaker to charge your gadgets. The speaker can be used as a bluetooth speaker, streaming music directly from your mobile, but to really get the most of this you want to set it up on wifi. Setup is made very easy thanks to the august app. Note that if you have a problem connecting the speaker to your wifi network it might be because you phone is connected on the 5g wifi band and the speaker can only connect via the 2. Within the app you can see the current compatible streaming services, at the time of review that includes spotify, tidal, pandora, tunein, iheartradio and the ability to stream from your mobile, it doesn’t currently support include amazon music or apple music. Hopefully additional services can be added as the product matures.

A pair of august ms15 speakers and they were great value. This speaker moves up a division or. Already have a pair of august ms15 speakers and they were great value. This speaker moves up a division or two and gives a great rounded sound. I’m not great on the technicalities, but i know what i like and this is it. Will be buying another one soon.

Excellent budget multi-room setup. I took a gamble and bought 1 ws300 and 2 ws150’s having just read a few of the reviews. Due to a neat offer on amazon at the time, it only cost me £2 more than only buying two of the speakersi’ve long hankered after a sonos setup around the house, as friends with deeper pockets have impressed with the multi-room setups they have – but i’ve never been able to justify the cost of a clutch of sonos speakers. I have experimented with a cheap airplay speaker (tango air) and airplay bridges to connect existing speakers, but can only achieve a multi-room setup via a mac, not via ios devices. So i thought we’d give august’s new system a go. I plugged all three speakers in and turned them on out of the box, downloaded the august alink app and followed the on-screen instructions – within 5 mins i have a multi-room setup that allows me to play the same thing (at different volumes) in three rooms, pair two and have a different source on the third, or have three things in three rooms. The simple pleasure of having the same song playing in the bedroom, living room and kitchen as you walk around the house was exactly what i wanted and perfect for parties. A few points:- music source. Can play local media off mobile device very easily from within alink app.

Multiroom Wireless Airplay Speakers – August WS300 – 15W WiFi/ WiiMu / Bluetooth : Hi fellow amazonians :o)firstly, i ‘d like to point out that i did not get the speaker free via amazons vine program or from august themselves. Believe it or not, i bought this with my own hard earned cash and through much research and a bit of blind faith. . I did however get the speaker during one of amazons lightening deals for the brill price of £85. :o):o) i did find it strange that i had added this to my wishlist and the lightening deal came up a couple of days later. . But i for one am not complaining and am certainly more then happy with my purchase :o)firstly i’d like to get the the bits that i’m not too endeared with out the way first. 1) the finish / build could be a lot better, as the inputs on the back aren’t finished off that well, and the rubber top and bottom are not as flush with the light grey metal surround. Regardless of price, i would expect nothing less then perfection. I know a lot of speakers don’t have cases, but one would have been nice – if anyone from august of fellow customers can advise then that would be great. 3) august alink, which is the app you should look for in the playstore (incorrect app name given in the supplied manual – as pointed out in another review too) in order to control the wifi / multi-room features could certainly have a more friendly and functional ui, especially where playing content stored on your phone / tablet is concerned. I would love the developers to take the best ui features from my note 4 music player and black music player, as well as the sound quality of neutron music player. 4) i would also like to see existing playlists imported to the alink app, and also for the app to have a built in eq, so that one can tinker with the sound stage to their liking – if there is one, and i am missing trick then please again, do let me know.

A pair of august ms15 speakers and they were great value. This speaker moves up a division or. Already have a pair of august ms15 speakers and they were great value. This speaker moves up a division or two and gives a great rounded sound. I’m not great on the technicalities, but i know what i like and this is it. Will be buying another one soon.

Crisp clear and i can listen to iheart radio ♡♡. Have linked up with another august speaker and i am over the moon with the crisp clear sound. The speakers are in separate rooms so i can hear around the house without any worries or issues.

Works with your windows pc’s too. This wifi speaker sounds excellent. I’ve tried it on bluetooth, aux in and wifi using my hudl tablet without problem. 0 pc to stream to it was problemenatic (i was not even sure it would work with windows media player) but it did eventually after trying a few things. After setting up streaming on wmp wiimu player appeared and allowed streaming to ws300. My only critisism is that the manual is so small it is difficult to read. And it didn’t help me streaming from my windows pcs. But works over all sources now and sounds great. It is worth charging unit before setting up as my battery was very low.

Kindly given to me to review this is a portable bluetooth speaker that can also tap into streaming services thanks to it’s built in ability to log onto wifi networks. The ws300 is the larger sibling to the smaller ws150 and it shares many of the same looks. Along the top are control buttons, on the back is the power switch, aux in, usb in for charging the speaker and a usb out for using the speaker to charge your gadgets. The speaker can be used as a bluetooth speaker, streaming music directly from your mobile, but to really get the most of this you want to set it up on wifi. Setup is made very easy thanks to the august app. Note that if you have a problem connecting the speaker to your wifi network it might be because you phone is connected on the 5g wifi band and the speaker can only connect via the 2. Within the app you can see the current compatible streaming services, at the time of review that includes spotify, tidal, pandora, tunein, iheartradio and the ability to stream from your mobile, it doesn’t currently support include amazon music or apple music. Hopefully additional services can be added as the product matures.

Great sound, easy set up, works seamlessly with airplay. . I’d wanted a wifi speaker for a while and have kept an eye on the market, when these came out i watched the reviews and nothing else seemed to come close in terms of value and reviews. Finally got around to buying one and am very impressed. First impressions out of the box were good, the unit was a nice weight and tactile. The black parts are slightly rubbery feeling and the buttons have a nice click to them. The ‘click’ area is smaller than the engraved areas for each button – that is the only very minor issue on the feel, once you know where to click it’s no problem. There is also a usb charge lead and a mini jack connector lead. The box doesn’t include a mains plug, no biggy as usb plugs are only a couple of pounds on ebay. Set up with the app was super easy, the manual even has a qr code straight to app download. I followed the set up steps – which is basically entering your wifi password and choosing a name for the speaker – and i was done.

Buy far great speakers they hold there charge easy charge great sound and perfect for traveling you just connect via bluetooth or wifi plus i have the big speaker and small the small speaker and together awesome sound.

Great sounding wifi speaker with loads of bottom end, even at low volume. . I am very pleased with this purchase. Easy to set up and running, the bluetooth connectivity was painless, but the real point is the excellent sound. The speaker feels substantial, and even at low volumes it displays a really satisfying level of bottom end. I tried playing a variety of music, old and new, ranging from sonny rollins, the beatles, bert jansch, bob dylan, howlin’ wolf, slim harpo, the who, the kinks, the move, blue oyster cult, johnny winter, the monkees, gregorian chants and the velvet underground. It all sounded great, and although i haven’t yet pushed the volume whilst i ‘play it in’, i am sure that it will handle that, too. I am so thrilled with the purchase, that i think i’ll buy another to make it stereo.

Solid sound but a bit annoying. The stiff sliding switch on the back might be good for travel, but it makes it harder to turn on and off in everyday use. Annoyingly, it doesn’t remember the volume from the previous use. Connects well and good sound.

Multiroom, bluetooth, wifi, nfc and plenty more. Size vs quality, nothing can match for sure. In my opinion – if the speaker can make you believe what you are hearing, the job is almost done. 4000mah battery and usb out for charging coupled with plenty of connectivity options. I’ve been using this for past 7 days and so far worked brilliantly. The soundthis speaker sounds exactly you want to hear. No matter your musical tastes and genre is, whether you are a bashed or not – this speaker delivers the music. Quality of audio is clean and open, no colouring though slightly mid forward, lows and highs are just accurate.

August sent me this wi-fi speaker for review, and i think it’s absolutely excellent. It looks good, it works really well and the sound is terrific. I’ll start with the sound, because if you’re paying this much for a speaker (it costs a hundred quid at the time of writing) you expect very good sound – and you’ll get it. It’s important to break in the speaker with at least an hour’s playing at low volume (i played it for three hours before trying anything louder) and after that it’s really, really good. It’s beautifully balanced with crystal clear tops and middles and a very firm but not over-dominant bass. It responds very well to eq adjustment, too. I have played a lot of music through this now, from 16th-century choral music to beaty, bassy modern stuff with most things in between and it all sounds really good. In classical music, individual instruments and voices are clear and excellently articulated, rock has a terrific punch and the deep bass in things like london grammar’s hey now is all there. In short, i’m delighted with the sound.

One of these on special offer and was so pleased with it that i bought a second one. I bought one of these on special offer and was so pleased with it that i bought a second one. I had some difficulties setting it up but got extremely quick (and helpful) responses from the manufacturer. The sound is good – probably as good as is possible from relatively small speakers. I have two small criticisms. First, the manual could give more detail to obviate the problems i encountered. Secondly, as i have seen pointed out in other reviews, there should be a timeout so it turns itself off after a specified time of receiving no music.

Lovely speaker but beware the hidden ‘demons’. Love the speaker; quality good; attractive unit; could be a tad more powerful but more than adequate for our needs. Downside is the relationship between the speaker and the app – the speaker ‘broadcasts’ across 9 of the 13 available channels in the 2. 4ghz spectrum, which can (and does in this house) cause all kinds of complications. Have spoken to august and it is not possible to turn this function off which is a real shame and i will have to return both these speakers. I basically need an attractive airplay speaker that plays music and not something that blocks out the very few channels available to me.

Crystal clear sound – easy to set up. . The speaker arrives well packaged and there are details on the front of the box of what this speaker is capable of. Inside you also receive a usb cable, audio cable and a user manual. It is suggested you charge the speaker fully before first use with the provided usb cable to a powered usb port, a full charge can take up to 7 hours. Whilst the speaker is charging this will give you time to download the app ‘aug alink’ either from google play if you own an android device or if you have an iphone from the apple store. Enable wifi on your device and connect to your network. Switch on the speaker and after only 20 seconds the speaker will enter wifi mode with the lights of the speaker letting you know what stage the speaker is at. Using the app on your chosen device, whether that would be a phone or tablet, you can now proceed to run the application and press ‘wifi setup wizard/add device’. The wizard will glide you through the setup stages with ease and if you want to add another device to the list like the other model speaker you can do this by repeating the steps, the setup wizard takes you through. That is not all the speakers can do, other benefits are:you can connect your phone or tablet directly to the speakers wifi network which then will turn your speaker into a router.

Crystal clear sound – easy to set up. . The speaker arrives well packaged and there are details on the front of the box of what this speaker is capable of. Inside you also receive a usb cable, audio cable and a user manual. It is suggested you charge the speaker fully before first use with the provided usb cable to a powered usb port, a full charge can take up to 7 hours. Whilst the speaker is charging this will give you time to download the app ‘aug alink’ either from google play if you own an android device or if you have an iphone from the apple store. Enable wifi on your device and connect to your network. Switch on the speaker and after only 20 seconds the speaker will enter wifi mode with the lights of the speaker letting you know what stage the speaker is at. Using the app on your chosen device, whether that would be a phone or tablet, you can now proceed to run the application and press ‘wifi setup wizard/add device’. The wizard will glide you through the setup stages with ease and if you want to add another device to the list like the other model speaker you can do this by repeating the steps, the setup wizard takes you through. That is not all the speakers can do, other benefits are:you can connect your phone or tablet directly to the speakers wifi network which then will turn your speaker into a router.

Neissstar Protable Wireless tooth Stereo Speaker Subwoofer With Mic : The price I like.

Very good sound quality for recommended.

This looks very stylish and seems to have solid construction. This looks very stylish and seems to have solid construction. It’s very small and simple to operate. It does put out a lot of mid to high range sound.

Neissstar Protable Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Speaker Subwoofer With Mic for Handsfree Call Phone (Black)

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  • This bluetooth speaker using carbon fiber with high elastic horn special suctom,ultrathin multilayer dlaphragm,provide a balanced sound quality for bluetooth speakers
  • Using 360°super sound field technology,open the bluetooth enabled mobile devices attached to a small speaker instantly improve your entertainment.
  • Built-in rechargeable battery.with handsfree calling function,with fm radio,can plug TF card and U disk MP3 player to play music.
  • The bluetooth speaker support all of the mobile phone cand tablet pc with bluetooth function, such as Apple,Samsung,Xiaomi Hua Wei,HTC etc smartphone.
  • Convenient to carry and use it indoor or outdoor,12-month warranty and free lifetime technical support. Your satisfaction is our Top Priority!

Sound quality is quite good. It’s louder with computer than with phone. Sound quality is quite good. It’s louder with computer than with phone, obviously. Even heavy metal songs, and the bass sounds flawless.

It doesn’t handle bass-y music all that well, but good value for money. I use it in the classroom with my students as the sound carries well in a medium sized room.

If you don’t want to break the bank look no further than this speaker. Connecting to my phone and tablet couldn’t have been easier , its good to go straight out of the box. Sound wise its pretty good , by no means top of the range but for something this cheap and small you’ll be surprised how well it holds up , it’s got enough grunt to fill a room. The build quality is a lot better than i expected , this is a well put together speaker. I love the texture of the outside. And i also like how much bass comes out, i’m very happy with my purchase.

Neissstar Protable Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Speaker Subwoofer With Mic for Handsfree Call Phone (Black) : I was at amazon looking for speakers to amplify the sound on my phone. I came across this speaker was the best looking one. Was skeptical until i tried it. Pros: big sound, excellent bass, rechargeable (saves money on batteries). I would defiantly recommend this to anyone looking for portable speakers.

I just gave the speaker to my mom, who needed an upgrade from her old laptop speakers. I guess the moral of the story is ‘you get what you pay for’, and i got decent speaker. The only positive to this speaker, besides the price, of course, is that it can be used without the need for a power outlet and only take up one usb port.

Without speakers for a long time because i figured nice speakers would cost a fortune. I have been without speakers for a long time because i figured nice speakers would cost a fortune. I was very happy to find these inexpensive speakers that sound so good.

The speaker is well worth the money.

Needed an affordable bluetooth speaker to put in each of my kids rooms. Purchased 2 of these and the kids love them. Great sound for playing lullabies at night and toddler tunes during the day.

Good sound quality for its size. Good sound quality for its size.

Husband loves it, though no instructions with it.

Very good sound quality for recommended.

I wasnt expecting much due to the price but the sound quality is great. Defo worth purchasing if your looking for something. I wasnt expecting much due to the price but the sound quality is great. Defo worth purchasing if your looking for something cheap and cheerful.

Great value portable speaker.

You can see and feel that packaged well. Connected to the phone quickly.

Working 100% as per description. Unbelievable and unbeatable price.

B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1 Ultra-Portable Rechargeable tooth Wireless Speaker, This Bluetooth speaker has blown me away.

To sum up in just one word, absolutely brilliant if you want two words. If i could give this 7 stars i would do so. This is the best tech gadget i have had in a very long time. First the introduction, the beoplay comes nicely packaged and is supplied with a very small multi language instruction book and a metre long usb cable. The beoplay fits neatly in the hand and is a nice weight (600g). The build quality is first class, the construction is from aluminium and on a personal note i like the moss green colour as well. To charge just plug in the usb lead and it takes 3 hours for the full monty. (mine came well charged out of the box).

Great sound great quality but gets hot in use. As this is the third product b&o i knew i was going to receive high quality sound and well-made product which indeed i have but this item does seem to get very hot in use to the point of it being uncomfortable if you do hold it now you’re not necessarily always going to hold in your hand but my concern is that the battery is getting too hot and i could pose a problem i’ve already put the question to the people that have purchased this ready on amazon if i get no response i am then going to contact b&o to ask them the same question as i’m not entirely sure this should be happening please don’t let this put you off it’s a fantastic product and the only reason it didn’t get five stars is because of the heat.

I’ve had this product for a few months now and positives are: sound is great for the size, battery life really good, easy to connect on bluetooth. Negatives are: i find the controls quite fiddly – there are tiny symbols printed on the sides which let you know where to turn it on or adjust volume etc but i have to pick it up and search to find the one i want, also because of the upward facing design i found the surface you put it on made a difference to the sound. I’d like to make clear that the positives far outweigh the negatives hence the 5 stars and a recommendation from me.

Key specs for B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A1 Ultra-Portable Rechargeable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – Black:

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  • Truly portable – small enough to sit in the palm of your hand; because of it’s shape, it is easy to store in your bag or pocket, whilst weighing in at only 600 g
  • Peak power of 2 x 140 W paired with Bang & Olufen’s true 360 sound technology projects more sound and bass straight to you, no matter where you are standing
  • Beoplay A1 will still be playing long after most competitors have gone silent with up to 24 hours at normal volume levels
  • A dust and splash-resistant aluminium dome protects the delicate drivers and electronics within when using in your home and outdoors
  • Connect two Beoplay A1s for a wireless stereo experience – enhance your experience with the free Beoplay app

Comments from buyers

“Stylish portable speaker with a lovely clear sound, Great sound for the size, Absolutely amazing – how do B&O do it?!”

Nearly £200 is a lot of money for a compact bluetooth speaker but not a lot for something from bang & olufsen so this is tricky to value for review purposes. The packaging is suitably premium and the unit is supplied with a usb to usb-c charging cable, a rather hard to follow multi-language instruction booklet and a leather hanging strap attached. Green may not be my choice of colour but it looks very well made with a top made out of metal alloy and a rubberised plastic base. The speaker is approximately the circumference of a cd/dvd and about 2 inches tall so it is portable but you are not going to be able to slip it into the pocket of your jeans and it has some real weight to it coming in at 600 grammes. It is very stylish and minimalist with no obvious buttons until you notice the symbols around the base. There are flush buttons to turn the unit on, adjust the volume and select functions but a hard to find and fiddly to use, a definite case of form over function. The unit is compatable with the b&o play app which apparently allows you to activate your most recently played music at launch, personalise your listening experience and use two units to set up (a very expensive) wireless stereo pairing. I was not able to test this as the android app has not been launched and the ios version was not in the apple store for my ipad 3rd gen, usually a sign of incompatabilty despite it running the latest version of ios 9. As this is pre-launch i have ignored this in the rating though.

Terrific sound, below average battery performance. Considering the size of the speaker, the sound is amazingly powerful and bass is taut. The b&o play app for android is easy to use. I bought two units and pairing was speedy. I noticed that there were owners who reported that it was a pain to use the app though. As regard to battery life claims, international consumer research and testing (icrt) (international-testing. Org) recently tested many wireless speakers including this beoplay a1. It was revealed that the battery life of the samples icrt members bought in the market lasted for only 6 hours at reasonable listening level. Charge time was tested 4 hours.

Rather than faff about with halfords and fitting an in car system we use this to stream music whilst travelling which it is excellent at. Loud and clear and because it is portable we then also have the option to use elsewhere whilst out and about and usefully, to improve poor quality tv audio.

Great sound from such a small speaker. Excellent bluetooth speaker. Great sound for such a small portable speaker. Can be placed on a flat surface or hung in any room. As always with b & o you get what you pay for.

This speaker will amaze you. Trust me when i say, this beautiful little speaker sounds amazing. The bose mini was my favourite for the last 2 years. If your like me and don’t know whether to go for this little gem, i couldn’t recommend this speaker enough. Once you here it you will be blown away, i was. It really packs a punch for it’s size and also nice and loud. When you hold this speaker for the first time you won’t believe the sound that comes out of it. It’s my first b&o product and i am very happy with my purchase. I know it doesn’t have the best battery life out of all portable speakers but when you hear it and your like me, you won’t care. Anyway a simple fix is a portable battery charger and your good to go. Very portable, beautiful build, sounds incredible.Highly recommend (update) after using this speaker now for a few weeks, i’d like to add that this speaker does get hot at the bass, like make you want to turn it down hot.

Superb, if heavy and expensive. . Portable bluetooth speakers these days tend to me light and cheap, and this model from b&o is neither of those things. However, it remains a contender for the title of best bluetooth single speaker available thanks to the justifiably legendary b&o acoustics and the clever design touches. The sound quality is not easily describable; if you’ve ever heard any kind of b&o audio device, it will be sufficient to know that this is recognisably a b&o. In terms of design, the leather bootlace hanging strap is beautiful and inspired. The speaker controls take unobtrusiveness to an entirely new level and do not break the smooth lines of the device. If money were no object and if weight were not a factor in portability, this would have five stars. But in the end those things are pretty important, so it’s four.

Sound-5, design-5, battery-4 and price-4*. Very good sound (both with hi-res audio and mp3) and best when hanging on the wall to fill the room. Nice design, feels strong and solid. Bt good but didn’t test the range. Connects and works fine with macbook pro, iphone, sony walkman a15 but not with my sony android tv 2015 (probably tv bt soft issue). Battery lasts fine but definitely much less than promised 24h on medium volume. Sadly no wall charger for this price. Generally happy after 7 weeks of usage.

Absolutely amazing – how do b&o do it?. Having various b&o products at home (phones, avant tv, beoplay, h8 headphones, speakers, even their first mp3 player) i just couldn’t resist the a1. How they can get the sound quality and directional depth from something so small is incredible. Beautifully designed and made as with all b&o it is simple to operate and connect via bluetooth and, having tested it in various locations around the house and outside and on different surfaces including hanging against a wall and free hanging, the sound quality is superb. Have tried it with jazz, pop and classical and it flatters all genres. Just great when out for a day for a picnic or lounging in the garden. I haven’t noticed the base getting hot as reported by some reviewers but then i have only been playing it at mid volume and for about an hour at a time, perhaps if i make it work harder it will get hot (after all i would).

Excellent sound quality, small enough to be easily portable, and can’t quite believe how rich the sound is from this little speaker. Definitely recommended if you want to spend this much.

Great sound for size, very short battery life when played loud. Overall i love the sound and tone of this speaker – i’d describe it as refined. Treble is very clear, precise, and omni-directional thanks to the design, and the strap lets you hang it for best sound. Bass goes very low, (rolls off gradually down to 40hz) and is astounding for the size of the unit, especially if you put it in a corner. I don’t usually notice but on the odd track a couple of mid tones are strangely absent. The beoplay app has a crude tone control that can change the sound to a limited degree for ios/android devices linked by bluetooth, but not when connected via aux. I have an original mains – supplied bose sound dock that can play much louder with louder bass, but the bass actually doesn’t reach quite as low as the a1. This is amazing considering that the a1 is much smaller and battery powered. In comparison to the a1 the bose sounds generally more mushy. The a1 can play surpisingly loudly for its size but there is a trade off – battery life is very short at or near max volume – not much over an hour of bass-heavy music.

I can’t quite believe that such a small speaker can produce such quality, clear sound and at quite a volume. If i was to be picky, i would say that the advertising description is a little untrue in terms of the size – it says that it ‘fits in the palm of a hand’; maybe other people have larger hands but while you could easily hold and carry it, it would not fit within your palm. It is about the size of a side plate. But this is rather pedantic. I don’t care what size it is and whether it fits in the palm of a hand or not – the truth is that the sound is superb, it is fairly light and portable. The instruction manual is very small and if truth be told, not terribly illuminating as it is succinct to the nth degree; however, the product is simple to use and you won’t need the instruction manual. It connects quickly via bluetooth – just hold the clearly marked bluetooth button for two seconds. I think the only thing i would like to see them improve (but it’s not a big enough niggle to remove a star) would be to supply a plug; it comes with a usb lead for charging and a good old fashioned plug would be more convenient.

Excellent piece of equipment. It is light and compact and the quality of the sound is superb and sounds like it is coming from a top of the range hi-fi. I’d definitely recommend this for playing your music from you phone around a pool laying in the sunshine with a cool beer.

Great sound great quality but gets hot in use. As this is the third product b&o i knew i was going to receive high quality sound and well-made product which indeed i have but this item does seem to get very hot in use to the point of it being uncomfortable if you do hold it now you’re not necessarily always going to hold in your hand but my concern is that the battery is getting too hot and i could pose a problem i’ve already put the question to the people that have purchased this ready on amazon if i get no response i am then going to contact b&o to ask them the same question as i’m not entirely sure this should be happening please don’t let this put you off it’s a fantastic product and the only reason it didn’t get five stars is because of the heat.

I can’t quite believe that such a small speaker can produce such quality, clear sound and at quite a volume. If i was to be picky, i would say that the advertising description is a little untrue in terms of the size – it says that it ‘fits in the palm of a hand’; maybe other people have larger hands but while you could easily hold and carry it, it would not fit within your palm. It is about the size of a side plate. But this is rather pedantic. I don’t care what size it is and whether it fits in the palm of a hand or not – the truth is that the sound is superb, it is fairly light and portable. The instruction manual is very small and if truth be told, not terribly illuminating as it is succinct to the nth degree; however, the product is simple to use and you won’t need the instruction manual. It connects quickly via bluetooth – just hold the clearly marked bluetooth button for two seconds. I think the only thing i would like to see them improve (but it’s not a big enough niggle to remove a star) would be to supply a plug; it comes with a usb lead for charging and a good old fashioned plug would be more convenient.

This bluetooth speaker has blown me away. . For a long time now i have been a fan of bluetooth speakers in both portable and mains-powered forms. They make it so simple to connect a portable device such as a smartphone or tablet that it is hard not to be impressed, and it gives the freedom to move around whilst still using the device to play music. This one from bang & olufsen is a surprisingly attractive speaker; it definitely creates a very good first impression with a high quality feel to it right from the start including some decent packaging. From the description i had imagined it to be plain-looking but this really looks the part. It’s also very well made and has a reassuring weight to it which helps it to sit firmly on a surface with no noticeable vibration even when that surface is solid and i’m playing loud or deep-toned music. The packaging states that it was designed in denmark and made in china. One strange concern that i do have is about the shape of this speaker. Personally, i like to take a portable bluetooth speaker with me when i travel (including abroad) but i am slightly worried that the round shape and size of this one from b&o might look quite bomb-like when viewed with x-ray at airport security. However, the speaker does feature a smart leather loop with a b&o tag which allows easy carrying once you have made it to your destination.

Nice product design but lacking bass punch and battery life. Well designed product with good, analytical sound; could do with a bit more punch from the bass frequencies. Battery life nowhere near the advertised 24 hours though – more like 8 hours at medium volume.

Absolutely stunning speaker with a beautiful and powerful sound. I can’t fault the beoplay a1 at all. Not sure on the battery life as i have this permanently plugged in in the bedroom but would highly recommend for the looks and sound alone.

Stylish portable speaker with a lovely clear sound. It has been really interesting being given such a lovely piece of kit to play with. I didn’t find it quite as portable as it suggests in the advertising – its about 12. 5cm across and 4cm deep and weighs approx. 575g but it is a very portable speaker. I took it on the eurostar and it came up on the scanner and i had to have my baggage searched but it was allowed through. It did take me a moment to get to grips with the on/off, bluetooth connectivity buttons and they do seem to be switches of some sort under a smooth flexible skin. The manual was tiny but very straightforward – i was amazed – so many manuals are awful – but pleased. You need something that is bluetooth enabled to play music. I have been using my laptop and my amazon music library and my phone.

Got to hear it to believe it. The sound in a speaker this size is absolute mind-blowing. Not something i’ve heard before from any of the other bluetooth speakers i have used. Quality is clear with a great bass undertone that doesn’t distort even at it’s loudest setting. Battery life is also amazing and the looks. It’s b&o what to you expect. Yes it’s not the cheapest but in this case you truly get what you pay for. If you can listen to it first i suggest you do it and i’m sure you won’t be able to wait for this little gem for 24 hours. The only thing i wish they would have added at this price is a pouch so that it’s less likely to scratch when you put it in a bag. I’m using an old headphones pouch but i’m sure b&o could have added it in the box at virtually no cost to them. This little speaker is going to get a few travel miles this summer.

By far the product of the season. You get a wow everytime you turn it on.

Great sound from such a small speaker. Excellent bluetooth speaker. Great sound for such a small portable speaker. Can be placed on a flat surface or hung in any room. As always with b & o you get what you pay for.

Wharfedale Diamond 9 – Great value for money, but a great product whatever the price.

Great value for money, but a great product whatever the price. . I love these speakers so far. I’ve only had them a few days only, but i cannot fault them particularly for the price paid. The curved design is sleek and simple which makes them look classy. There’s nothing on there that isn’t needed for their purpose. Would highly recommend, sound is clear and powerful.

After days and months of research i came to the conclusion that these are just what i need for the money i’m willing to spend. Now that i have them, i can gladly say i am not disappointed. From the moment i open the packaging i knew these speakers were quality. My first wharfedales and certainly not my last. I’m running them off yamaha yht196 package receiver, as front speakers. The clarity of sound is absolutely amazing. The perfect addition to my surround package. Please note; these speakers are big. I read that the wharfedale diamond 10. 1s are no different in sound, just cosmetic changes. Am i disappointed i went with the older version?.Hell no, for £100 i could not have done better.

Great but b&w are so so much better. Make no mistake these speakers are beasts. They both look and sound ‘the nuts’. I bought a pair 4 months ago to connect to my arcam separates and they sound and look beautiful. When i bought my arcams i wanted to get b&w speakers and bought these instead. After 2 months i decided to go with my gut and so for the previous 2 months i have owned a pair of bought 2nd hand mint condition b&w 601 s2’s which are much older. However for anyone purchasing at this price point i must recommend a decent search on ebay for some 2nd hand b&w’s as they are in a different class. Put side by side there is literally no comparison and the b&w’s far outclass these (amazing wharfedale speakers). I’ve owned these (now sold) and they are blown away in sound reproduction by b&w’s so search hard on the 2nd hand market and you will be receiving b&w audiogasms 🙂 ps i paid £100 2nd hand for mint cond like new b&w’s.

  • Truly excellent value – Great sound
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These speakers are very good for the price. There is a newer version available at twice the price. But these will do me just fine well built,high quality sound. I`m happy and so would you be.

I cant help but think that even for £100 these speakers are not very good at all. First the sound on any of my three amps is just bland and when pushed confused, i just simply tier of listening to them and yes i have given then plenty of running in time with very little improvement. The quality control staff at wharfedale definitely need to go to spec savers, both bass ports on each speaker was not in running line with the ring on the mid bass driver leaving gaps big enough to see bare unpainted wood, one speaker is out of square and rocks on my stands. But the best is yet to come, cos when i first got them out of the box i herd a rattle inside one of speakers so i took the driver out to find blobs of solder lose inside, then i looked at the quality of the inside to find that the cable from the crossover to the tweeter is tinned together mid way which is ok but not when the heat shrinks not big enough to cover the join leaving bare wire on both the plus and neg wires and they are running right next to each other. Sound that bellies their price tag and exquisite build quality is what a well known hi fi mag said.

Wharfedale what more can i say. As usual from wharfedale a fantastic speaker the sound is excellent and the songs sound so clear vocals are easy to hear some other speakers leave the voices muffled and i have difficulty hearing them but not so with these. I am not a music/sound expert but these are great.

Absolutely fantastic pair of speakers. Hooked them up to a lepy lp-2024a+ amplifier, and the quality of audio that i’m getting out of them far exceeded my expectations. The depth and clarity of audio is excellent. If you’re looking for speakers that provide a clear well balanced audio when quiet and really loud, then these are the speakers for you. I would not hesitate to buy these again.

Amazing speakers for the price. Amazing speakers for the price. Paired with a cambridge audio a500 amp, they give a nice traditional warm and smooth british sound, low frequencies are very well reproduced considering their size, midrange and highs are well balanced.

I just took them out of the box and i have to say. Wow these speakers are well built. Only thing is i have to wait untill my marantz amp to arrive to hear them and i know it’s going to be brilliant. They are heavy for there size and built to last so can’t wait to listen to them and i will update my review.

Simply the best £100 i’ve spent in a long time. Bi-wired and in the right place these speakers are absolutely amazing. Could not fault them other than the slight problem with the dust guard brackets falling off. Easily sorted with a bit of super glue. No need to spend £50 more on the 10. 1 these are great and you won’t regret it.

Having researched speakers to replace my dad’s 27 year old sony ones which disintegrated after so much heavy use, we came across numerous rave reviews for the wharfedale diamond 9. 1 speakers and decided to purchase them from nottingham hifi centre. They arrived very swiftly on a free of charge one hour timed slot with dpd – fantastic. They were easy to set up with the aid of the detailed manual and a little know-how and my dad sat back and heard a quality and depth of sound that he hadn’t heard in ages, declaring himself chuffed to bits. We’d recommend them to anyone, they were at an unbeatable price too, representing excellent value for money.

I bought these to replace the speakers that came included with logic3 valve 80 hybrid vacuum ipod dock amplifier with remote control and have not been disappointed. They sounded ok out of the box, an improvement over the logic 3 speakers but still not as good as i had hoped. Bi-wiring them made the difference. I am using a mid range qed cable and the speakers are mounted on atacama duo 6 speaker stands 600mm satin black with the front leg filled with sand to add ballast. These speakers are definitely at their best with a bit of volume behind them, punchy with a good solid well focused base. I would definitely recommend mounting these on stands or a specialist wall mount, i think they are a bit much for standing on a shelf. The standard formula of having the tweeter at ear height in the listening position and having the speakers spaced the same distance as the listener is from the speakers definitely works with these wharfdale’s. I have them very slightly toed in, probably about 7 or 8 degrees. Build quality is very good, especially for a speaker that is now sub £100 (£180 when released in 2005) these speakers were always given very good reviews by the various magazines, they may have been super-ceded by a newer model but if they were good in 2005 then they will still be good today, why pay double the amount for what is probably a small improvement.

These speakers are an absolute bargain at £100. They have been replaced by the 10. 1 at double this price for basically cosmetic changes. They used to retail at £180 and were reviewed by the hi-fi press as being better than many speakers costing double the price. Get them before they all sell out because you will not buy a better pair of speakers for a ton-many say you will not buy a better pair for 5 ton . Superfi delivered within 36hrs which i thought was fantastic too.

They came early, were well packaged and look fantastic on the atlas 60cm speaker stands i bought. This is my first foray in to getting technical and i bi wired them with the 10m loud speaker cable ofc oxygen free copper 4. 3mm 326 strand studio cable i bought from amazon and the sound is absolutely fantastic. I thought my last speakers were good (sony mb50) but these were cheaper and sound ten times better.

Get them while you still can. Great combo with cambridge audio azur 640a & c. ‘burn-in’ is a controversial idea, even with speakers -i have had these for 2 weeks now & whatever the reason they are still getting better: sound stage improving & frequency response sounding smoother. No complaints with superfi – speakers well packaged & speedy service.

1 speakers are absolutely amazing. I had recently bought a pair of the newer diamond 220 and thought they where great for the price with plenty of bass to go around. But then i got the diamond 9. And got absolutely overwhelmed by their power. Even though they’re older speakers (released in 2004 or so) they still leave the competition way behind. Amazing sound and a superb bass power that you could only expect from a 2 or 3 times bigger speakers (and pricier too). Honestly, i now regret getting the 220 and wished i had bought 4 of 9.

Truly excellent value – great sound. 1’s provide an amazing sound considering their low price and compact size. They’re very well built and have a high quality look and feel. They are powerful and very loud for their size. Nice rich powerful bass and very good mid-range and highs without distortion. They punch well above their weight. I think the main reason for the low price is simply due to them being superseded by the diamond 9. I daresay that the newer speakers are an improvement – but i bet you’d be hard put to notice the difference – unless you were a dog, of course.

Wharfedale diamond 9. 1 speakers. 1 speakers (pair) blacki rate these speakers very highly for their pricealso the construction and design is of a very high standardi am very impressed so far.

Great speakers at a great price. Great speakers at a great price. They compliment my panasonic a10 amplifier very well. I’ve used wharfedale speakers for over 25 years, and these little gems certainly keep the company’s name for excellence going. If you are on a slightly limited budget but want a quality pair of speakers then get these. Simply superb for only £99. You will not be disappointed.

Sound great with a powerful amp. These are outstanding budget speakers, possibly the best i’ve heard at the reduced price of under £100. But do them and yourself a favour, don’t put them on shelves, use proper speaker stands with the tweeter at ear level, and bi-wire with a slight toe-in, and you’ll experience three dimensional imaging and clarity that are normally the preserve of much more expensive speakers. Naturally they don’t have quite the scale of large floorstanding speakers, but they more than make up for this with a ‘realness’ and immediacy that good standmounters excel at. They have a very smooth and natural sound with plenty of detail but none of the harshness you often find with budget speakers. And i certainly had none of the build quality issues one reviewer here experienced. My only slight criticism is that, although they go plenty loud enough with the right equipment, you need to ensure you have adequate amplification, because they are pretty inefficient speakers. I tried several amps of varying power ranging from 25 to 120 watts and, despite wharfedale saying amps between 20 and 100 watts are suitable, i found amps under 50 watts struggled to achieve decent sound levels. This small caveat aside, still obvious 5 star material though.

My previous experience with speakers is with paradigm. I have owned speakers from the reference series and monitor series. 1’s are exceptional speakers. I paired them with a monitor audio a100. The combination works beautifully. Don’t hesitate if you want a nice looking, great sounding, inexpensive system.

I bought them to replace my (very) old jbls. The difference in sound quality is incredible. The front ports mean they can be positioned close to the walls in my rather small living room. For £100 you are getting a fantastic bargain. I can’t recommend these highly enough.

Bargain high-quality speakers. These wharedale speakers deserve their positive reputation. For the price they are a steal. Beautifully made and packaged, with well designed cable posts they are simple to set up and used. I originally bought my pair for a desktop hifi solution for my pc. 1s are a little large and i swapped them with the qacoustice 2020i speakers that i was using on my lounge hifi. So i’ve had a chance to try them on two systems now. There’s strong bass that is well defined and lots of detail, a lovely wide soundstage too.

ARCHEER 25W tooth Speakers : One Of The Best Products Of 2016. ‘s “” 25W Bluetooth Home Speaker: A Critical Review.

Loud bass and expansive sound. I was kindly sent this bluetooth speaker for review purposes and have been using it for over one week now. I’ve uploaded a few photos to show it unboxed and connected to my kindle fire tablet running amazon music, the front and the ports at the back. The speaker arrived well packaged and inside the box i found. 8 x 5 x 3 inches – bluetooth 4. 4 kg in weight- storage bag- aux cable- usb charging cable- instruction bookletthis speaker is made from bamboo with a grey fine mesh cloth trim. At the front you’ll find two tweeters and one subwoofer. On top there’s the controls. Plus and minus volume which are also prev and next track – play/pause – power on/off buttons. There’s also the power indicator light here. It also shows bluetooth connected status. At the back we see the micro usb charging port – aux in port to enable you to play your non bluetooth devices through the speaker (or save your mobile battery by using this over bluetooth) and the charging indication light. The speaker air pressure outlet is at the bottom left corner and you will also find a recessed reset button back here. I am personally happy to see there is no mic or telephone aspect to this one. It’s a speaker for music, radio, audio only.

One of the best products of 2016. Archeer’s “a320” 25w bluetooth home speaker: a critical review. .  it’s hard not to be so impressed that when you come across a product such as this, you can’t help but to say “if you need a great speaker but only have a hundred bucks to spend, this is the speaker to buy”but, i am saying this. This is one of the best products of 2016. The archeer wireless bluetooth/ analog speaker is an amazing 25w-3 speaker system. The front panel is made out of wood, which encases three speakers, a 4″ subwoofer which outputs 15w while two 2” inch tweeters outputting 5w each flank the subwoofer on either side. It has a bluetooth v4 radio and input plug but you can also plug it into an analog system by way of the. The frequency response is 80hz to 20khz. The internal battery is a 5200 mah. In the back you can also use the tf port to insert a sd or microsd (w/adapter) to access audio files there. The speaker easily connected to a tablet and will connect to just about any current bluetooth enabled device. I played music from about 7-10 different genres and the audio fidelity was simply fantastic. You hear the bass but it isn’t egregiously bass-centric so that you’d compromise classical vocals or strings.

Excellent speaker, big sound, for such a small device, the bass level is perfect for all the variety of music i play. Easy to use with my ipad, ipod and mobile phone. Delivery was amazing ordered at 5pm delivered the following day by 9am, unbelievable. Very pleased with this purchase, highly recommended.

This is a beautiful wooden speak which has a sound quality to match. The speaker is heavy and that’s always a good indication to me that the sound might actually be half decent too and i wasn’t wrong. The sound was rich and had a nice tone and decent bass. I didn’t take the speaker up past 80% as it was perfectly loud at thateasy to use, easy to set up via bluetooth and well worth it when you do. I am in love with this speaker, it is by far the best speaker i have come across for a long time. It’s not over big and it has a case and strap if you wanted to take it out and about with you but mine is sat in my kitchen and i think it looks classy as well as sounding incredible.

  • Brilliant sound system.
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  • Loud bass and expansive sound
  • Form and function
  • Love at first sound

ARCHEER 25W Bluetooth Speakers with Powerful Bass, Home Stereo Speaker System Superior 2.1 Channel Sound, Hi-Fi Bamboo Speakers with Subwoofer

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  • Incredible 2.1 channel Sound: Reproduced from Dual 5W Drivers to deliver an Enhanced Sound Stage; an integrated 15W subwoofer pumps out Amazing & Thumping bass.
  • Ultimately Enhanced Performance: Stunning & Stereo quality sound produced from 3 drivers with 25 Watts of total output that will never leave you hanging; battery capacity is improved from 2200mAh to 5200mAh for extended playback time (Estimated 11hrs at 50% volume)
  • Gorgeous Interior Ornament: Using Premium furniture grade bamboo-made front baffle & rear trim and deluxe rewind fabric covering, place it on your dining table, nightstand, countertop, secretaire, bookshelf and coffee table as an exquisite indoor decoration.
  • Easy Access to Your Tunes: Fire up your music in room-filling & full-bodied rich sound over Bluetooth 4.0 or via included 3.5 mm audio cable; a full set of controls is situated right atop the speaker for playback control
  • What You Get: 1x Upgraded ARCHEER A320 Bamboo Speaker, 1x Carrying Bag, 1x Micro USB Cable, 1x 3.5mm Audio Cable, 1x User Manual; ARCHEER’s 40-day money back guarantee, 18-month hassle-free warranty with considerate customer service

Absolutely blown away by this. . The sound quality is superb, with good deep bass. Honestly never expected something this size could sound this good. Also looks stunning, especially in living room. You really shouldn’t get something this good at this price. In comparison i paid £400 for my b&w zeppelin a few years ago, though obviously not as loud i’m more impressed with this.

This is not my usual taste but i absolutely love it. Even at low volumes the bass line comes through and give a really nice ‘live’ sound. My taste is 70’s rnb and prog rock to which it is well suited. The sound can fill a pretty large room.

30pm on one charge with pretty high volume, easily equal to an old cd microsystem. I have a sonos 1 at home and while the sound quality isn’t as good as that, for half the cost it’s really very impressive.

This archeer 25w bluetooth speaker (model a320) is an upgraded version of an earlier model and was sent to me for review. The unit arrived well packaged and apart from the speaker in the box you get a carry bag, usb to micro usb charging lead, an audio lead for non-bluetooth devices and a user guide. The a 320 measures 250mm x 130mm x 80mm and weighs in at 1. Power comes from 5200mah battery which delivers well over 10 hours running time in return for a four hour charge. The immediate impression is of a well made/presented product which comes with an 18 month warranty and 40 day money back pledge. The distinguishing feature of this speaker is its construction. The front and rear are made from quality bamboo and the rest of the enclosure is covered in a durable feeling grey fabric. There are three drivers – two tweeters and a bass unit with exposed cones, although this is an attractive feature it does need to be kept away from inquisitive young hands. The unit runs bluetooth version 4. 0 there’s a control panel along the top giving control over volume +/- and previous/next track play/pause and power on/off. Around the back is a micro usb charging socket, led charge indicator, reset pinhole and audio input plus at the bottom a bass port. There’s no radio or micro sd card player for mp3s. I found this speaker paired easily with my ipad and android phone issuing a confirmatory chime.

I fell in love with it at first sight and it is exactly as i expected. Yes the bass is a bit over the top but i like it music is so powerful and the looks are fantastic so elegant and compact at the same time, the charge lasts for so long too.

It’s a very good product but. It’s a very good product but. . It is not s speaker for a man of my age as it has way too much bass at the expense of clarity in the higher ranges. Excellent for a 17 year old r ‘n’ b or drum ‘n’ bass fan but not much good for listening to speech or anything with lots of top like ringing cymbals / hi-hat, singing etc. As the bass is far too intrusive.

Pioneer CS-5070 Hi-Fi Speaker : cs5070 speakers when i first bought them i was amazed by the size of them

Cs5070 speakers when i to start with acquired them i was astonished by the measurement of them. Pioneer cs5070 speakers when i first acquired them i was surprised by the measurement of them. Huge tall and handsome when you wire them up make shure the ends of the wires are cutback no far more than half an inch, the seem from them is extraordinary i experienced forgot how very good pioneer speakers have been, they are 3 way speakers and place out a cleartop close stunning midrange and controled bass and drums i would recomend these to any person who enjoys rock or blues even classical they enjoy every little thing nicely accomplished pioneer.

Terrific items with superior benefit audio definately fort to have glimpse at these if u want a little something that can be qualitative even if very loud.

Excellent speakers and a first price supply sevice.Here are the specifications for the Pioneer CS-5070 Hi-Fi Speaker:

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I assume pioneer make good speakers had these a even though now and very happy with them, use them in our massive area for events have been really fantastic for loud new music.

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