IK Multimedia Multimedia iLoud Studio Quality Portable Bluetooth Speaker For iPad & iPhone : Great speaker to combine with ipad.

Only a 4 on sound as on android there is a delay,when using microfone otherwise does what it says on the box.

So good i had to buy another one after my daughter kept ‘borrowing’ my original. Price second time around was great value.

Sound is good and quite bassy. Probably not the pure clarity you get with the bose but great volume and perfect for home recording set up with irig and things like garage band. Overall a cracking speaker for the price. This was my second one as the firts had to be returned as battery stopped holding charge. Early days with this one but so far so good.

I’d done a bit of research on portable speakers before buying this one and had seen good reviews alongside bad ones. What tipped it for me was the angle of it being created specifically for musicians. Myself being a guitarist and looking for something to use with ios apps was in need of something to accurately transmit the sounds of what i was using, hence this review is weighted towards it’s use in this area. I have been using ampkit and more recently bias and jamup pro so this is what i set about using. The first thing that struck me was how rubbish my own presets were on these apps as i’d created them on dynamic headphones rather than a more flat response system like this so points already for showing me up. It’s worth pointing out that your own expectations of the tone at this point must take into account that if you dial in something like a marshall stack, you’re not going to get something that sounds like a marshall stack through something like this. What you get is the sound of a digitally recreated stack, recorded with a digitally recreated microphone in a digitally recreated room, the signal of which is then fed through the speakers in front of you. Having recorded before with real gear quite extensively i have some basis for comparison and the sound that was delivered was very clear and showed up the nuances of the tone that the apps were creating, sparkling highs, some chunky bass and miss that cut through where it was needed. All in all it projects well and was chunky enough to deliver for general use. The amp responds particularly well to reverb effects and retains a big enough sound to make these effects cut through whilst retaining warmth and character.

  • I really like this product
  • Very good – has to be heard to be believed!
  • Nearly perfect

Multimedia iLoud Studio Quality Portable Bluetooth Speaker For iPad & iPhone, Black

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  • Frequency response 50Hz to 20kHz.
  • Four Class-D Amplifiers, bi-amped system.
  • Two way 2×3” neodymium woofers & 2×3/4” neodymium tweeters.
  • High performance bass-reflex port.
  • 1/8” stereo analog line input.

Had a feeling this speaker would be good, have used it with irig keys pro and various apps excellent,used it with amplitube also excellent, experimented with a bass amp in amplitube and connected an acoustic guitar reasonable sound, would even greater if ik multimedia bring out an acoustic app, if they haven’t already. To use with this speaker, it is a studio speaker so playback of recorded music is different, not bad but not audiophile stuff, it does what it’s meant for superbly and is vey well made, small, lightweight,and yes,loud.

This is probably the best portable bluetooth speaker i have ever bought or seen. I would thoroughly recommend.

You can even get a decent mix with these. Using it with amplitube however is not that great as the volume drops in and out for some reason. But the sound quality is second to none with a nice bass response. The amplitube issue is not a prob, as this was not the reason for purchasing the unit.

First things first, this speaker is amazing. I have been looking for a portabke speaker for a while now and this is the best one i have come across. While looking i have purchased the jbl xtreme, ue megaboom and the bose soundlink iii and none of them compare. In my room i use a bose sounddock speaker and the iloud easily compares in sound quality and loudness. Connecting to bluetooth is so simple and once connected it always automatically pairs up. The only bad thing about this speaker is that it came with a european plug and not a 3 pin uk plug, but other than that, this the speaker is so good. It is seriously a lot louder than any other speaker in its size range, would seriously recommend this speaker.

Extremely good quality and very powerful portable speaker. 5mm jack, bluetooth or direct 1/4 inch guitar (i use it with an electric violin). And if you have an iphone/ipad you add effects using the ik multimedia amplitude app. Only negative thing is does temporarily hiss a tiny bit for 20 seconds when turned on (i think it goes into bluetooth pairing mode which i don’t use. However for me this does not take away any stars, because it produces such an exceptional sound. Even it was twice the size i would be amazed.

I am actually quite embarrassed as to how many portable speakers i bought before stumbling across the iloud, thank goodness for amazon’s amazing returns policy. I was after a portable speaker for my honeymoon and also for the occasional fire in the garden. I also work as a dj in some venues lacking monitor speakers so required something that sounded decent at reasonable levels. So my journey starts with the bolse bts12, a great little speaker for the money but just a little bit too tinny for my snobby ears. I love my music to sound as true to the original recording as possible, this is good for the size and is ok if you are on a budget. Next up was the denon envaya mini, this one really impressed me for the size and the stereo imaging out of such a small speaker is incredible. If i were very limited for space in my luggage and didn’t mind always listening at low levels, i would have held onto this speaker – it really does produce a staggering detailed sound. Unfortunately not loud enough for my needs and the battery was not amazing. Next was the turn of the bose soundlink mini ii. At first, i was blown away by the bottom end this thing produced – how can such a tiny speaker produce such deep bass?.

Greatly surprised how good this product is. For portable use you can use it to monitor tracks, on the downside it is a little too bright so eq correctly.

I’ve been thinking of buying this for some time. Now that i have it, it’s okay for taking outside. It’s great for devices with blue tooth attached.

Excellent, better than i hoped for and still working fine after 18 months.

Good sound quality and a good price.

Fantastic sound, so glad i went for this instead of a soundbar. It makes films sound like the cinema and techno sound like i’m in a club.

I really like this product, it is incredibly well made and sounds great, it is very compact, and a very good solution for those with limited space or who are on the move. It has a good flat response for monitoring purposes. I would say that it is not a replacement or total monitoring solution but an addition to ones monitoring needs. Saying that it is a great piece of kit, and i am very happy with it. It is certainly loud, and given its size its quite amazing. I paid for this and did not get any incentives to review.

Sound quality not as good as the braven 850, which is strange, considering this is sold as a portable ‘monitor’ set up for musicians. Don’t get me wrong its sound is very good, and it is very loud (as the name suggests), but there is better quality out there. I use this iloud in a school setting, assemblies and the like, and it performs very well indeed, and is easily audible above the children.

I’m not exactly an audiophile, but this speaker is great for normal use in our small apartment.

Simply the best sounding portable speaker i have owned , the rrp of £239 is not 100% accurate as most sites have it at £200 or there about’s but even at £200 its a great buy let alone £169 when i bought it. Damn the black friday deals as whoever bought it at £125 on that day got a complete bargain. Bass is low and not boomy or bloated muffled like some others and mids and treble just right, not used bluetooth on mine but wired in from my fiio x1 and equaliser turned off it seriously kicks all other competition in the price range out of the water and compares and even exceeds the sound quality of speakers in the £300 plus range. I have been using this speaker at work on my fork truck and the only downside is battery life as the name suggests this speaker does go ‘loud’ but at considerable battery drain with 3-4 hrs maximum at a respectable sound level. The best solution was to use an external battery pack 20,000 ma h which keeps the speaker going for 2 x 8hr shifts at work. One thing to note is that the speaker has a bass port at the back so when placed in a corner at home the bass sounds deeper than if you have it it the center of the room, place the speaker near to a wall and the bass kicks in.

It’s arguably one of the most expensive portable/bluetooth speakers you’re likely to come across, but it’s also the best. I decided to try it out on maximum volume to test its limits and very easily overpowered standard car speakers and regular speakers on both volume and bass. The audio is incredibly clear and precise regardless of what you play, the only thing i’d say is place it in a corner with empty walls as the reverb. Downside wise in my opinion it only has the one, and that’s that you can’t plug a guitar etc. Straight into it and have to buy an irig separately as an intermediary. Is it expensive for a bluetooth speaker?.

The sound quality in this device is fantastic.

PSB Imagine XA Dolby Atmos System Pair Ash – Better than what I expected!

There still isn’t much content but have tried a couple of movies that my amp decodes as atmos. You can notice an effect but hard to decide if getting an overhead effect. They add something to the overall sound and would notice if weren’t there.

Brilliant atmos speakers, purchased from seven oaks av shop and makes a massive difference to the surround sound experience. You do need some decent atmos films and a good receiver to enjoy these but the experience is worth every pennyvery happy with these speakers and would certainly recommended to all.

Really excellent atmos speakers. These replaced some onkyo speakers that i had before and there is a world of difference. These pick out every little surround effect and sound awesome. Here are the specifications for the PSB Imagine XA Dolby Atmos System Pair Ash:

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  • he Imagine XA is the first PSB speaker to be Dolby Atmos enabled
  • Specifically designed to be used as the elevation or height speaker in a Dolby Atmos system from 5.1.2 to 7.1.4 or higher
  • It transports you from an ordinary moment into an extraordinary experience
  • Dolby Atmos is sound you can feel-sound that creates a powerfully moving entertainment experience

I had my doubts that i would notice the difference dolby atmos through these speakers would make to my set up, a 5. 1 cambridge audio aero set, but have to say i have really enjoyed the extra dimension they give :-).

Very good dolby atmos speakers. I put my speakers on stands and am happy with the sound from them.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Really excellent Atmos speakers
  • Good Speakers
  • Dolby Atmos speakers

Only put up speakers saturday 5th need to rerun set up have just upgrade to four dolby atmos speakers but so far working well real nice sound much better than my free onkyo dolby atmos speakers. Would like to get second pair in the future to have full set.

Not just getting full effect but i think that’s down to my room layout rather than the speakers otherwise all good.

Adastra Water resistant 6 : Great sound

This is the forth set of these speakers i have bought, very good value for money.

I was looking at all sorts of kef equivalents but wasn’t prepared to pay the crazy sums they’re asking. Tried this as two for 15 quid is a total bargain. Installed in my bathroom not really expecting much but they sound great. Only been using for a few weeks but would massively recommend. Only downside is the installation isn’t super obvious. Rawl plugs will crack the plaster board at that distance so i ended up going in straight after precision drilling and after a couple of goes this worked a treat.

I don’t usually write reviews but i thought these speakers are excellent value for money – at £10 a speaker fantastic. – a round in the pub will cost you more. I have an a/b button on my amplifier which is in the living room and these two extension speakers for the kitchen / diner have proved to be just the job. I found them easy enough to fit. You will however, need to get four spade connectors if you wish to avoid soldering the speaker wires on and don’t wish to rely on simply twisting the wires onto the connectors – luckily the chap in my local shop gave me four for free .

Bought a set with a view to fitting them in a new bathroom, but will probably use them in ordinary rooms as well. Have only connected them up to the home stereo (which has a very good quality amp). The sound quality (to my non-audiophile ears) was excellent. It was a little high end, but i an guessing the bass will come when fitted in the ceiling cavity :)i will be buying more of these5 stars for quality vs price.

  • Excellent value
  • Good sound AND cheap!
  • The good reviews don’t do these speakers justice

Water resistant 6.5″ Speakers | Black | 100W max | 8 Ohms

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  • Spade terminal connections (6mm)
  • IP35 rated
  • 5cm (2″) tweeter with mylar cone
  • 2-way speakers
  • Woofer with polypropylene cone
  • Built-in crossover
  • Includes fixing kit
  • Gasket included

The speakers came very well packed on the day they saidthey are of a compact size and look good but i havent got around to install them in my kitchen yet.

Easy to install and better sound than my original speakers.

These were exactly what i wanted as ceiling speakers for shower room. There is a larger size as well if require and i have these in my kitchen.

Very pleased with these speakers which i have sited in our bathroom. Everything was there in the box including the rubber gasket to go between the speakers and the ceiling.

They put out a good sound range and they meet my needs perfectly. Thinking of buying another set and having 4 speakers in the workshop.

Excellent value and sound fine for the price (in fact sound fine for twice the price).

Good sound only the fixings could be better.

Great product delivered quickly. Good sound quality for the price.

Good price for the product and also helpful company when i had to contact them.

Fitted in club site toilet block excellent sounds.

Bought these to have fitted in my bathroom. I was worried about the quality, but it’s fine, no quibbles at all.

Excellent quality and delivery, highly recommended.

The speakers are exactly what i was looking for, a very good product at a good price. The speakers work perfectly and the look good in the ceiling. I would definitely recommend to.

Good value for money but unfortunately by the time we had got round to fitting they were bigger than our previous ones. But would still consider good value for money.

I put them in my speedboat and so far they have withstood the wind and waves whilst producing great quality sound.

Great sound from the speakers, far better than anticipated – would definitely recommend.

Very pleased with the sound quality and look.

Sony HT-MT500 Compact Soundbar : Amazing sound

Love this- it really has superior sound to a number of competitors. With great clarity, adjustability and volume. Great for music and transforms movie soundtracks considerably. Very easy to set up with adaptable configurations too and the units looks good as well- very high quality, unobtrusive but classy finish, built to last and easy to position/conceal, although you need to pay attention to where your sockets are, may need extensions as leads supplied aren’t that long. All in all though a bit of kit that’s difficult to fault- costs a bob or too but you get what you pay for as with most things, and i doubt this great, neat little system will disappoint.

First of all, i must say that this is a fine looking pice of kit, even in its black finish (they tell me that sony has cancelled the launching of a light coloured version, though it still appears on its webside. ) it looks inobstrusive and the slim subwoofer is easy to conceal. As for its sound quality, it is surprisingly good and, since i got it just yesterday, i suppose it will improve as it gets properly run in. It works great with a pair of srs hg1 as a wireless surround system. Actually, though the description in sony’s webpage states that it will not support multichannel pcm signals, it does. Which leads me to the reason i have not given it a full five stars scoring: the sound lags behind the image in either dolby digital or dts formats. It does so either through hdmi arc or the optical output directly from the br player. It does not matter how much you fiddle with the sound syncronization modes in either the tv (a philips 6401 in my case) or the bar itself. The only solution i have found to sort this problem out has been switching the sound output for both my tv and br player to pcm. With pcm signals, i get perfect sync and a very convincing multichannel sound with a system that requires virtually no cables around and is a pleasure to look at.

Sony HT-MT500 Compact Soundbar with Interior Matching Design, High-Resolution Audio and Music Streaming Services – Black

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  • Interior matching: easily blends into your living room with its interior matching design;Night Mode
  • Simply connect the main unit to TV via HDMI, and place the ultra-slim subwoofer next to your TV cabinet or lay it flat under the sofa
  • Immersive sound: Recreate that cinema feeling with Sony’s S-Force Pro Front Surround sound technology and enjoy bass that you can feel through your body thanks to the dedicated sofa mode
  • The soundbar acts as a wireless speaker: Access to over 100 music streaming apps with Chromecast Built-in and instantly stream your favourite Spotify playlist without the need of your smartphone

Having never used a soundbar before i was unsure how it would work or benefit me; i’m not a hi fi or film buff, just a fairly average tv viewer and music listener. My tv has undeniably poor sound (panasonic viera) so any improvement would be welcome. Easy to unbox and following the quickstart instructions it was set up using on screen directions in a few minutes. Ymmv obviously but i was impressed not to have to spend hours poring over instructions and repeating things. I placed the subwoofer to one side of my sofa, and started by downloading the sony songpal app. It turned out that i didnt need to do this; the soundbar works perfectly using its own remote control. I addded it as a speaker on spotify and picked a playlist to try it out. I was surprised to be honest that the next door neighbour didnt come round to comment on my music choice. Even when it was chucking out the sound i could still turn it up and control the bass from the subwoofer separately. I was feeling the bass as well as hearing it; it took a few minutes to set a more appropriate volume and balance for my smallish lounge, and then i got down to playing wround withthe settings. The sound from tv or spotify is clear, well balanced and a huge improvement on my tv speakers. Whether it beats my sonos 1 i would say is moot, but its certainly close and has far more volume. Later i used the bar to watch a star trek film (which i’d watched before) and it blew me away.

This is just a magnificent piece of kit. I admit i haven’t used the sub-woofer under the sofa yet as we’ve cats and the sub-woofer from our old wired 5. 1 system tended to spook them. That said, set up was incredibly simple. 4a) cable plugged into the arc hdmi socket on the back of the tv (and for redundancy connecting the optical lead) and then connecting to the mains the main soundbar unit is good to go. You can also connect the unit via an ethernet cable to your telephone modem. The front is also detachable if you don’t want anything at all to interfere with the audio from the soundbar. The sub-woofer is a blue-tooth connection from the soundbar, although to power it up it needs it’s own power supply and ideally a dedicated socket – so whilst you can place it under the sofa it needs to be no more than 1m from a socket otherwise you’ll need an extension. You can also add other speakers using bluetooth to create a fully immersive surround sound, but so far i’ve not needed to do that. The sound quality is excellent and i’ve had no issues with regard to synching with the tv (panasonic). If you do use it to stream music then the unit will upscale compressed audio files and as a result the sound reproduction is fantastic. There are four different sound modes that you can access using the remote and there are subtle differences between them in terms of treble/bass mix.

This has revolutionised our tv room, with amazing quality sound. My husband set it up in minutes, with ease, and we were all impressed with how much it has enhanced our viewing. It looks smart, wipes clean easily, and has lasted well without any malfunctions over more than a year. We really notice the difference when someone accidentally turns it off.

Sony HT-MT500 Compact Soundbar with Interior Matching Design, High-Resolution Audio and Music Streaming Services – Black : With separate speakers it is a bit of a let down. However as a neat compact system which integrates well with my sony smart tv it is fine.

After reading lots of reviews for many competing soundbars, i thought the sony ht-mt500 sounded like the perfect fit for me as i didnt want a massively long soundbar under my tv. My tv stand at 92cm is not wide enough to accommodate most 1m+ long bars. Unfortunately i found this sony soundbar system a bit of a mixed bag. First off, the box is heavy, which filled me with confidence that there was some quality kit inside it. And indeed, the soundbar and subwoofer are both well made, sturdy items, that look attractive. I like the fact the soundbar is compact, and the sub is also much narrower than most. It makes placing both items much easier. I like the proper display to show what mode or input is active. The remote is a proper one, not one of those tiny easily lost credit card jobs. Setup was a doddle, as other have mentioned.

This soundbar is a real good deal. The sound is amazing, and it gives a depth to the sound that you would feel surprise even the news intro can have so much base in it. Chromecast connection is great. Music can play simultaneously with my google home speaker, but it might take about 1 second to receive the music pause/stop order.

I have been looking for a compact soundbar for while, i then came across the mt500. I am very fussy when it comes to sound quality and design, but this has met my expectations. Its only 50cm long the build quality is excellent, the material feels like a leather finish. Its easy to setup, make sure you connect it to the arc hdmi on your tv, this will allow all devices connected to your tv to root sound to your soundbar. The wireless sub- woofer is thin and can be place under the sofa or the back. The sound quality via netflix and sky q is excellent the mids and treble are well balanced and the bass is good, i turned up the sub to 10 and it will rock your room. When it comes to music this is in a league off its own, its sounds like a proper hifi , the stereo effect coupled with the heavy bass is amazing, i used spotify, a wireless mp3 player , and high quality flac music files, the sound quality is above average for a such small unit. This unit also has chrome-cast built in so making it easier to cast music from various devices. I would recommend this soundbar for its power and compact design , but also its sound quality.

Had really high hopes for this soundbar. Switched from bose solo 15, as it was missing hdmi arc and second remote was just annoying. The soundbar itself emits a rather flat sound, mid-tones are nearly non-existent. Subwoofer, however, has a rather deep sound. When the two combined you end up with this weird combo of flat high- and mid-tones and an overwhelming low-tones. Another bit is the subwoofer’s placement. It emits sound from right side, when vertical, so you have to put it on the left side of the tv, or right side of sofa, otherwise the sound direction is downright confusing. Will see if it works better under the sofa. And last thing – syncing with google home.

Exactly what i expected based on the specs and reviews. A welcome step up in quality (and also volume) of music. Hooked it up with my tv, playstation and apple tv, and also using it as a google chromecast device with my google home. The connection was so far impeccable, no lags or other issues. The subwoofer is surprisingly powerful. Remote’s also fine (a smaller version of the tv’s) though i don’t use it – the apple tv remote i can use for change the volume on this as well. The spotify integration is amazing. I like that the unit is significantly smaller than the other sony soundbars, does not look ugly in front of my tv. Planning to equip it with 2 additional wireless speakers for surround/multiroom.

Well this was nice, clear sound, loud, simple operation, easy to stream music through. Then it stopped working six months in (lag between picture and sound, factory reset didn’t work, couldn’t get menu up). It’s been at the local repair people for three weeks now and still waiting for parts. It’s under warranty so i have high hopes that it will be fixed. But given the cost i don’t expect to have to go through telephone calls, take it to the repair people etc. And frankly i have no confidence that i will continue to work reliably into the future.

Great compact soundbar, the sound is amazing from such a small unit. I have this in the bedroom and it’s perfect and is very clear and can go extremely loud. Bluetooth connection is very good. Doesn’t have a 4k passthrough. It’s also extremely easy to set up. It is a large jump from the ht-mt300, so if you are questioning how much better it is for the price, i can assure you they are worlds apart and this one won’t disappoint.

Very sleek looking, as all sony products are. This sounder is smaller than i expected but that does not in anyway detract from the quality of the sound. It was fairly simply to connect up at set up, taking about half an hour. The sony soundbar is small and compact and unobtrusive in the lounge. You can even set it ups so the subwoofer is located under your sofa. We have not gone through all the options on the the sony soundbar yet, but even the standard sound is fantastic. We have an lg tv and the sound is terrible but the picture is great. So now having this soundbar has really enhanced our viewing. The soundbar delivers quality sound at all frequencies and the sound fills the room evenly. I am extremely impressed and would highly recommend the sony soundbar.

AudioEngine HD6 Powered Speakers : Sounds fantastic but several irritating small issues

Have been using them on a regular basis since over a year. The bluetooth connection with computer works smoothly, has almost no quality loss and has no latency. The sound definition is absolutely amazing for music as well as movies and is ideal for a good mid-range home cinema.

The is nothing more to be said about these speakers from audioengine they’re very good in sound & manufacturing quality and a real pleasure to listen too for hours. Compatible with brennan b2 bluetooth.

These speakers look great and sound excellent. Good bass even without an external sub, and nice crisp highs and mids. Bluetooth connectivity is a nice addition, and they seem to handle multiple inputs (optical and bluetooth) well.

So i’ve had these for a several weeks so far. A couple of small issues1) no optical cable, i knew that already but still annoying2) the power cable is a two pin so not standard uk plug so had to buy adaptor3) the current bluetooth device needs to be manually disconnected before next device can connect, really annoying, any cheap device allows you to override the first with a second4) sound gets mixed if you play two devices eg bluetooth about auxiliary in at the same time5) as there us no volume indicator can’t tell where you are at is it 25% 80% can never know having gauge helps6) i didn’t see any security on the bluetooth- means anybody can connect to the speaker if i’m not connectedi haven’t played them to the recommended 40hrs yet but sound and music is fantastic so far will come back with a proper sound review later. Because of the loads of small issues i’m gonna give it 4update: after a listening extensively i’m coming back and giving it a 5 based on sound alone. Though for certain types of base sounds you will need a subwoofer.

  • Sounds fantastic but several irritating small issues
  • These speakers look great and sound excellent
  • I highly recommend them! The bluetooth connection with computer works smoothly

Audioengine HD6 Powered Speakers (Pair) – Brown and Black

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Pros: easy for bt-audio connect, nice stereo image and sound quality, elegant design, multiple input options. Cons: the bass performance is a little bit too strong. For the powered speakers in terms of the price level and performance, it is an excellent choicehighly recommend.

I have the a2+ speakers, as much as i love them these are simply on another level entirely. The most important thing is to run them in for a couple of days as this really seems to improve the sound.

Audioengine A2+ 60W Powered Desktop Speakers | Built-in DAC & Analog Amplifier | Direct USB Connection, 3.5mm and RCA inputs | Cables included (Red) : Not too bad, but missing something.

These speakers are very very beautiful and with an amazing sound quality. I was debating between those and the a5s but got those as they fit my workspace much better. At first when connected with a jack input i was a bit worried that the bass wasn’t enough. After looking around i noticed that the usb connection offers a bit more bass and indeed it did. So all in all 5/5 for the usb connection. Would give it a 4/5 if jack was the only option as i like a little more bass.

Nice speakers, really well packed with a genuine premium feel – supplied in nice microfiber bags, not only are a range of connectors supplied they are of decent quality, have very easy to set up clear instructions and windows 10 recognized them and updated to a custom driver. I’m throwing in my tuppence here as after all the glowing reports on sound quality i do confess that i was expecting better. Give that they are replacing (much more expensive) quad 9l actives that have packed in i appreciate that the bar was high but somehow i didn’t expect this huge a gulf. Not for one second suggesting you strike these off your list, but i would recommend that you have a listen first if you can, particularly if trading down. I particularly like not only the small footprint but also the way the connections have been designed. One speaker powers the other and that cuts down on plug requirements, a power cable and allows for more clearance at the back. Overall i suspect that these will work out fine though i’m sure that i’m going to miss my quad’s.

Audioengine A2+ 60W Powered Desktop Speakers | Built-in DAC & Analog Amplifier | Direct USB Connection, 3.5mm and RCA inputs | Cables included (Red)

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  • USB, 3.5MM AND RCA INPUTS: Either connect directly to your MAC, PC or laptop with USB Plug & Play (no drivers required), or use the 3.5mm or RCA inputs – start enjoying audiophile quality sound straight out of the box!
  • PREMIUM DESKTOP SPEAKERS WITH INTEGRATED DAC: Audioengine has brought traditional high-quality audio equipment into the digital age. Their range of Award-Winning products have been praised by What Hi-Fi, CNet, and Wired to name just a few of the publications who have tested their products over the past 13 years. The Integrated Digital to Analogue converter (DAC) bypasses your computer audio card to deliver better sound than you have ever heard through the audio jack – simply connect through your USB port.
  • PROFESSIONAL AMPLIFIED OUTPUT: Room filling sound from desktop speakers with 60 watts of combines peak output. Combine these with the Audioengine DS1 speaker stands to elevate these speakers and experience premium sound at ear level.
  • WHAT’S INCLUDED: Pair of Audioengine A2+ Powered Speakers, 2m Speaker Wire, Power Supply & Cord, 1.5m Mini-Jack Audio Cable, 1.5m USB cable, Microfiber Speaker bags and Cable Bags, Setup Guide, Product line brochure

Can’t even state how good these speakers are. They are small but the quality is insane. I rigged them up to a t1 mk2 tube usb dac and using a russian gold valve to drive the sound. I prefer them to the genelec 8010 because the sound is much bigger even if on some range the genelec might give you more detail in some frequencies, the soundstage of the audioengines are so much better overall.

Lovely little speakers, crisp and clear with a reasonable base for a small room and their intended use.

I did a lot of research before buying these speakers, and they certainly didn’t disappoint. The speakers are reassuingly heavy, well built and with quality connections. Connecting them via usb to my computer they were recognised instantly and ready to go. The sound is incredibly clear, with fantastic range and rich bass even without a dedicated sub. The sound remains clear and detailed even when turned up to levels you’d never entertain when sat at your desk. Importantly, the speakers also look fantastic, with a clean, simple design that looks stylish and premium. The speakers are just as comfortable with pumping out music while you work, or for gaming, where the bass and volume can really help with immersion. I also purchased the stands, which position the speakers perfectly on the desk, but are possibly a bit expensive for what you get. Overall, i can’t recommend these highly enough for anyone that is looking for a stylish desktop speaker setup with amaing sound. And who doesn’t want to have to resort to the usual plasticky and garish computer speaker options.

Audioengine A2+ 60W Powered Desktop Speakers | Built-in DAC & Analog Amplifier | Direct USB Connection, 3.5mm and RCA inputs | Cables included (Red) : Speakers are great, easy to connect to my turntable, great playing vynil again 😁.

Straight off the bat these are not high end speakers, nor are they designed to be or claimed to be. These are premium speakers for your desk, and for what they are, they are very very good. These are designed for close range listening and if you’re buying them for your tv or any other multimedia purposes where you wont be sitting fairly close to them you will find that while the mids and highs sound fantastic the bass falls away at distance. I read a lot of reviews that said they got better sound out of the usb connection, in my experience i got better sound from 3. 5mm jack, this is because my 2014 macbook has a 24bit/96000hz dac inbuilt as opposed to the 16bit/48000hz of the speakers dac, however the bass response was barely noticeably better over usb. 1 speaker system and i thought i would miss the bass but for such a tiny little unit they pack plenty punch and if you are on the fence think of it this way, you either have one bass box with one speaker responsible for the bass or you have 2 separate speakers in each cabinet producing it’s own bass. I have to say i miss having a remote and the rear mounted volume makes me miss a remote even more however if you plug these in and set the volume about half way you can get very good volume control through the pc/mac/phone/tablet. I would wholeheartedly recommend these to anyone wanting an upgrade for their desk without consuming a lot of desk space, or wanting speakers without a big bulky bass box.

Not bad speakers for the money, but lack a bit of clarity and punch. Very well built and look good on my desk.

There is little/no base, but that is fine, as its not important for my preference and its more important to have great mids and top end for the sort of stuff i listen to. They also look really futuristic, only suggestion is the stands which i don’t have should be in the box for free with these.

Excellent little speakers for a desk setup. The sound quality is so much better than expected from such tiny speakers. Build quality is excellent & they look the part & only have a very small footprint. I’m no audiophile but the sound is so crisp & clear & plenty of bass for a desktop setup. It’s a big thumbs up from me.

For the use i had in mind – decent sound quality for playing music while i work at the desk in my study – these are superb. I managed to get them when amazon was selling them at £131, plus an extra £10 off due to a one-day offer from amazon. At that price, they are a steal. Having now tried them, i’d buy them even at a higher price. I love how small they are (about the height of a paperback book). And how classy they look, with the polished white surface. I’m not an audiophile, but to my ordinary ears these sound very good indeed. I have an macbook pro retina, which has a very good digital converter, so i couldn’t hear any difference in sound quality between aux cable and usb. (went for aux, as i only get 2 usb ports on my macbook.

Great sound more then enough for me, used connected to a rega turntable and pre amp. Great buy but o feel for that price you could find better.

I had read several reviews of these speakers before their purchase. They sit either side of my computer monitor, they sit on the oak work top upon oak mini stands i put together to to get them at the correct height/angle. I’m sitting very close to the speakers. The sound stage is very impressive. Ok no great thumping base, but i could add a sub for that should i want it – which i don’t. They can go louder than i find comfortable – (though i’m right on top of them – not trying to fill a large room)they were bought to replace my previous set-up because re-arranging my office meant there was no longer room for my old nad 3020 amp and monitor speakers. This system had produced a sound superior to almost every friend’s computer for many years and seen off about 10 upgraded computer towers. I thought they’d be sorely missed. But 5 days in with the audioengines and i’m beginning to hear why they get rave reviews – i really like them ok – gripes that the volume control is behind the left speaker, which for my set-up isn’t the best of access. (memo to self that next keyboard will have a mechanical rotary volume control – the one thing i still miss from the nad amp).

After some research, we purchased these audioengine a2+w speakers to replace our broken corsair sp2500’s, that we have had since july 2012. We have been using these a2+w’s since april 2017. Note, we aren’t audiophiles, but we like to think that we can tell the difference between good & bad sound quality. Here is our experience thus far. Pro’s:+clear, quality, punchy sound in games( rts/mmo) & music is equally so, picks up all the little backing lyrics/sounds really well. +nice stylish appearance, with 3 colour options available. +good quality feel, sturdy, solid weight wooden cabinets. +that something extra packaging, everything comes in microfiber cloth bags. +no sub, so takes up less room. +no hassle, goes into power saving idle mode if no input for a period of time. -volume control is somewhat awkwardly placed on the back of the power speaker. In conclusion, these audioengine a2+w’s are a great replacement for our corsair sp2500’s, very pleased with them.

For the tiny size these speakers pack a punch. Turn up the volume and you can feel the air move. I would not believe the clarity of sound for such a small speaker. For my main hifi i have a big pair of floor standing speakers, so know what good sound is like.

Great speakers, look great, speakers sound great, would be great with subwoofer.

Quite bright and a little bit toppy but ok for their size, rating would be better if they weren’t priced slightly out of their league. I put some nice ebony speaker feet on them rather than the cheap stand you can buy. Main reason for buying was to hook up to dali subwoofer to add some excitement to pc sound.

Bought these for my imac to replace some venerable sennheiser speakers. Am using the usb connector but note this needs to be set up in preferences when using a mac. The quality of the sound is phenomenal and the speakers have turned my study into a concert halli bought the horribly over priced but smart speaker stands and i would recommend them as they angle the speakers most effectively. Overall, a very satisfying purchase.

These really give out a great sound, full of base.

I highly recommend these speakers to anyone looking for high quality sound but also a small form factor. I run the speakers through a xonar d2x sound card and i cant imagine audio quality getting much more crystal clear than it does with these. The only down side i can think of is that it only has one sound jack so i have to swap the audio cable over between my pc and xbox. This can be solved by buying a decent quality double headphone jack(don’t by a cheap one as it ruins the sound quality as i found out). For the money they are a very solid product indeed.

After several readings on comments and reviews i decided to buy this desktop audio system in conjunction with the s8 subwoofer, i am still amazed at the quality of the sound that you can listen to, even at a rather high volume, without any smearing both in high and even medium tones. I have to admit that for those like me who likes to listen mainly electronic music, only the a2 + are not enough because even if the bass sound is played with emphasis is not yet deep and full-bodied as with listening with stereo speakers of higher magnitude, probably the a5 + succeed in this but. They are large and bulky to position them alongside the pc monitor, with the help of the subwoofer everything is much better. Together they form an unbeatable couple.I recommend the purchase of the a2 +, it is true that the price is not cheap but you will be really satisfied. ( sorry for my english by schoolboy 😉 ).

Whatever desktop media speakers you’re using right now would have a real struggle competing with these for sound quality. They may not be the loudest on the block but what you get is pure gold. Many manufacturers would charge you a lot more for this quality so get them before the folks at audioengine realise they’ve underpriced.

Bose Direct/Reflecting Speaker System -, Four Stars

One of the best speakers ever made. Do not listen to bose bashers. Anyone that bashes the bose 301 has probably not listened to them. The sound stage is huge, spatial sound realism, deep bass, clean highs and uniform sound everywhere. I use the yamaha rn-500 to drive the 301 speakers. No need for additional sub unless you are bass crazy. Just 2 speakers envelope you like surround sound.

Opened the box and was a little disappointed in the quality / materials used, seemed a bit cheap for the price bracket – including thin laminate covering (hollow feel), plastic surround is ok but nothing special, cheap spring speaker connectors and basic paper speaker cones (tuned up). What hi fi / would probably not be impressed with this. . They do look good on stands though. However, like some other bose products, looks can be deceiving. When set up on stands, they sound surprisingly good in my opinion and produce a different / open sound. Vocals – with two tweeters – positioned front and rear are impressive and bass is quite balanced (experiment with positioning) midrange is ok. I’m using a hybrid valve amp and it seems to work well in a medium size room. The reason i bought these speakers is that they have a wide stereo image that’s room filling and easy listening. They are not high end, but are different in looks and sound to other budget speakers. It’s just a shame that the finish on them is not better.

Absolutely amazing, full hugs sound from such small speakers, people ask me where i’m hiding the bass bins, but i have none, i use them in my town centre bar, and they give a sound of a professional club sound system. They are also very efficient and a 100w of power to each speaker sounds more like 500w, they are small but shue pack a punch.

Key specs for Bose Direct/Reflecting Speaker System – Black:

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  • Bookshelf speakers provide expansive stereo sound throughout your room
  • Features two high-sensitivity tweeters – including one rear firing – and a 20.3cm woofer

Comments from buyers

“Surprisingly good sound.
, Absolutely amazing, full hugs sound from such small speakers
, Bose-tastic

Bought these speakers after a listening to a friend’s lifestyle system finding the concept of reflected sound very interesting,a lot different from what most speaker makers focus on. I have dabbled with reflective sound before coming across bose,in the past one of the cars i drove a mazda coupe had speakers just set into the dash under the windscreen and the effect it had on the music was amazing not sure if the midrange tweeter units was the reason but the reflective effect of the sound reflecting to my ears must have been a factor so my mind was very open to the bose concepts. Styling is very different from conventional speakers and with covers on the front they look very slick,placed on a pair of black atcama stands they look very nice for sure. Two angled tweeters one front and one on the rear take care of high notes ,bass is served by eight inch driver to the front and reflex ports to the rear. Sound is very open and quite detailed provided you place in good location to get the best of their reflection qualities they can really fill your space with rich music and lots of detail ,bass is quite powerful from 301s although the depth may not be enough for the size of these speakers they create a huge soundstage they are a lot of fun to listen to sounding a little like there bigger brother the 901s all in found these speakers do the job very well. In hindsight recent listens have to adjust my view on the bass which is very deep and substantial for speakers this size. Main thing is to listen for yourself before you buy.

Awesome sound quality from these speakers. Looking forward to installing them as they should be later in the week when the brackets have arrived. These will add to my existing bose speakers and acoustimass system and will just fill the room with sound. Can’t wait until it’s all up and running.

Wow they are loud and felt the walls vibrating. (neighbours had gone out) you do need a good amp though. My prime purpose to play these through my mac into an amp. Using a lepy lp-20244a+ amp. But will buy a better more sturdy amp. Doesn’t come with cables and has little rubber feet included.

Bought these to replace old warfdale’s, must say what a difference these small speakers make.

Great sound from such compact speakers. Fills the room with clear and full-range music.

Sony CMT-SBT20 Compact Hi-Fi System : but good value, sound quality is not good

Blew up 2 years and 2 months after purchase.

But good value , sound quality is not good tho.

It’s a small hi fi with bluetooth.

Bought as a gift for my daughter, she lives it. Excellent sound quality very happy.

  • Excellent Sony system!!
  • Fantastic, over the moon
  • Great SONY hi-fi unit RUBBISH REMOTE

Sony CMT-SBT20 Compact Hi-Fi System with CD Bluetooth NFC – Black/Silver

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  • Intergrated FM Radio Tuner
  • 12W total power
  • Mega Bass for dynamic sound

Very good, clear sound, compact, small, it doesn’t take much space. Sony do not disappoint, as usual.

Did a fair bit of research before buying and so glad i chose the sony mini system – sound is amazing and it fits beautifully on the dresser under the tv – have already paired it with my amazon music and my son came home the other day, pressed a button on his phone and played his spotify music through the system – love it – still not worked out how to get the radio working and wondering if i threw the box out too soon without checking for an aerial?.

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I was going to buy this initially but got a panasonic system instead only because it was cheaper. Both are small, look attractive and versatile with cd play, radio and bluetooth. However the sound is small too. Ok for a small room and the quality is not really hi-fi, but for the price i have no complaints. Both sell for £80 plus but only £60 if you get a warehouse deal.

I absolutely love this hi-fi system. It was everything and more than i expected. I really only use the cd player which is easy, the sound quality is great and i highly recommend this if you are on a budget and want a truly great music system.

The the money i paid a very worth while buy. The sounds great and looks great.

We have been delighted with the quality of reproduction, especially the bass. It has been a good purchase and has already provided much enjoyment.

Can connect everything bluetooth easily to unit. Great sound quality and plenty of usefull ports,usb in front and 3. Aerial at back of unit useless picking up radio stations. Mine only picks up local radio national stations poor reception. But the main bad point is the remote,there is no weight to it very light and also battery panel on back rattles. It wont open when using remote but it does irritate. In all a good unit let down buy a very cheap feeling remote.

Perfect; superb build and importantly excellent sound quality, which is what you expect from sony. Easy to set up and and use, and very compact. The extra bluetooth functionality makes it even more connectible. So pleased, purchased a second unit for another roomwould recommend this product.

What a fantastic little stereo so pleased.

Would be a very ideal purchase for price, how the system frequently switches itself off during use.

This item was not suitable for the intended use i had for it. The connecting cables were too short.

I have an audiophile system and people are being over critical of the sound quality because the preset equalisers need to be set to ‘classical’ and the base enhancement boost actually needs to be put on in this system. It has enough power and quality for any bedroom and minimum quality you expect from a. What i do not like is the terrible navigation of music and audio via usb.

➕ sleek ok sound for 12 watts lacks beefy bass but treble & general sound quality excellentit’s got six in blootooth dab & nfc➖ slow to operate fm tuning & dab presets are a pain to set upon setting timed menu it only seams to play cd’s dispute manual saying you can choose radio fm or dabhaven’t fully invested this issue yet but in a scan set up of dab presets it’s needed redoingoverall just about happy as managed to get a return unit via google for £49. 99 still seams a lot of money for 12w though & issuesdefiantly wouldn’t have been happy at full pricebut i do drive a hard bargain.

Bought is for my son’s birthday and he loves it.

Value for money-reasonable sound quality for such a small unit.

Problem with missing tuner button.

I purchased this principally to play my cd collection. The sound quality is fantastic. The controls and setting up fm etc are well set out. It is great value for money and exceeds my expectations.

Yamaha Electronics Yamaha MusicCast WX010 Wireless Speaker, Wonderful sound and look, terrible control and connectivity

Better than sonos play 1 in terms of sound quality. Also in my opinion app interface is great, quality is amazing too as it should be from yamaha brand. I have bought both – sonos play 1 and wx010 – to setup and compare. Sonos went back 🙂 yamaha – stayed.Planning to extend my musiccast network soon. Also is almost twice cheaper than sonos.

This isn’t bad at all, a lovely looking speaker that takes up minimal space in your home. It can be wall-mounted or left free-standing, and being powered, there is no risk of the speaker cutting out halfway through an internet radio programme, for example. I’m not too bad with technology, although i’m not brilliant. I was slightly wary of the set-up, as i have used some wireless apps in the past that i had to re-install on my iphone 6s+ every time i used the device with which they are used. Sure enough, there were some issues. I had followed the instructions on the app, but connection for internet radio (what i really wanted this for) wasn’t happening. I installed mine before the other reviews highlighting connection issues appeared, which was just as well. I unstinstalled the app, re-installed it, and it worked really well from then on in. Connections were quickly made, and all appears to work well. I have no idea what the problem was initially.

I wanted a ‘dumb’ speaker, not a talk-to one. Followed which advice that this sounds better and is cheaper than the sonos. Easy to use under airplay, bit more fiddly for spotify.

Comments from buyers

“Recommended for anyone who can’t quite bear the cost of a Sonos setup
, Excellent sound quality but dependant of good broadband/WiFi connection.
, Good sounding small speaker

A lot larger and heavier than anticipated, but does come with the capability of attaching to a wall if you have some diy skills (i don’t)very easy to assemble and connect to bluetooth devices. Excellent range and quality of sound. Quite heavy on the bass but i’m not sure if that is because of the device it was attached to or the speaker itself.

Very happy with this speaker.

Only used it with airplay from my computer so i haven’t tried it’s full range of features yet.

Downside is the lack of apple music so you’re forced to airplay. Spotify and musiccast app are superb. Simple access to streaming, digital stored music on my network and internet radio. Replaced our dab kitchen radio with something far more flexible.

The speaker links seamlessly with my yamaha rxv681 av amp and yamaha wx030 speaker. The sound quality is superb with good lows,impressive mids and excellent treble. I would say that the slightly cheaper and smaller wx010 has a better sound than the wx030 but not by much (although thinking about it as i write it could be the acoustics of the room as i have never switched them around. )i have this speaker in the kitchen, the wx030 in the dining room and the av amp in the lounge. Its great to go from room to room with the same music playing throughout. No sync issues at all with yamaha musiccast its exceptional with an easy to use downloadable app. The build quality is excellent , the sound quality is superb and setup is childs play. If you really want to hear music throughout the house the yamaha musiccast system really is a great way to do it.

Good quality build and sound. Can eq it via the musiccast app. With treble mid and bass adjustment. Easy to set up but make sure the firmware is up to date if you are linking it with another device. Again this is done via musiccast app under settings.

The unit is powerful enough for a 20 sq. Sound quality is excellent, a little bass heavy to my ears as a default, but this is easily adjusted. The unit is very solid, and comes with a rubberised base and additional adhesive pads, so unwanted vibration shouldn’t be a problem. The musicmatch app is fairly easy to get on with, very quickly recognises any dlna servers you have set up, also has access to airplay, net radio, spotify, deezer et al, or can just be used as a bluetooth speaker. Remembers the last source used, so when you switch it on it’ll continue from wherever it was when you switched it off. I have 2 of these in different rooms and connecting them is straightforward, though i suspect the quality of the syncing will be very dependant on your wifi.

I’m very new to wireless speakers, so this was the first one i have ever used. I think the connectivity was good & quick. Very sleek modern design and also it’s nice and small, so easy for a work surface in the kitchen for example. The only thing that upset me was that you can only use spotify premium on this device & i only have the basic account. Other than that, very happy with the product.

Good speaker, connects well and sound quality is really good for its size. Musiccast app is ok, not the best but works relatively well and when linked to other speakers in my house creates a great music system. Whilst you can link these to a soundbar they do not function as surround speakers so look elsewhere if that’s what you are after.

These speakers are truly amazing. They easily fill a large room with balanced full sound. Given their size the bass is astounding. We’re so pleased we bought another for the dining room. We listen to music stored on a nas dlna server & internet radio which auto connects with power on so easy to just switch on & listen without needing to fiddle with apps. The music cast system is brilliant.

Best value for money of all competing speaker brands.

A good quality wireless and bluetooth speaker. I purchased 2 together with a musiccast crxn470d system about 15 months ago. Until recently the speakers kept losing the wifi signal which really annoyed me. However after further losses of wifi signals it was discovered that openreach had wired my broadband connection wrongly, since which time the speakers which are situated in different locations in my home, have worked perfectly and reproduced the sounds of an excellent quality.

Working well now but took some time to get it connected to wifi. A socket to link with record player would have been useful.

Nice feel product with a reassuring weight and build quality. Be warned that you need to break them in and to begin with sound is okay but tge more ive used them the better they’ve become and at £100 cheaper per pair than sonos are very happy. Software is intuitive and wifi range is good.

I am amazed at the clarity and room filling quality of this small speaker. It has a great range from high treble to bass with that can be felt and heard. This speaker is used in a large double height room and is performing well. This is a smart looking, very unobtrusive speaker. I like the clean uncluttered, simple design, the lack of knobs and buttons in favour of very sensitive touch controls is very welcome. Set up was straightforward and instructions easy to follow. I use ipads to control the speaker and have no problems with the app which is simple and intuitive. The one letdown for this dedicated apple user is the inability to play from itunes, thus having to rely on spotify (free), digital radio and music collection.

I have a number of small bluetooth speakers which are wonderful portable devices and for their size have good sound. But if you really want something that hooks up to your phone and can put our outstandingly clear sound with great base and loud enough to be heard at a distance then this is the item for you. As it is plugged in rather than charged it can really get some power behind it. First impressions are of a very well put together device. It appears like a small speaker but with the various functions on top you can see it is more than that. First thing i did was download the app which with a bit of setup connected nicely to the speaker and opened up options such as connecting to your phone’s library of music or being able to access things like spotify or radio stations. Unlike other such devices the app runs off your wi-fi so you get a more stable and stronger signal. The sound quality is very good and the volume levels can go up quite high. I find this useful as i placed mine in the dining room which is between my kitchen and living room and i can hear it perfectly clearly in each room which means when i am going back and forth whilst preparing food i do not have to turn my device on and off. It has a function for setting up which room it is placed in which likely optimises for the acoustics.

I bought this wireless active speaker for use in connexion with the yamaha crx 470 n musiccast system. The sound quality and connectivity is very good. If you are looking for complete portability however look elsewhere as the speaker has no battery power it must be plugged into the mains. For my family the main object of buying the yamaha musiccast system was to listen to internet radio in virtually every room in the house. My wife is an avid listener of france inter. Before the french government, in their miserliness, decided to switch off the long wave transmission my wife had am radios stationed throughout the house. The musiccast system restores this functionality with the added benefit of better sound reproduction. The musiccast system is very flexible just like sonos. The crx 470 music centre will play music stored on a computer hard drive and usb drive.

I have a wired bose system in the house, but is not suitable for modern technology. Which gave the yamaha a great review, 84% far higher than many brands citing four or five times as much. The app works well, and has it operates with airplay so you can go straight from apple phone/pad without using the app. Sound quality is excellent and will buy more for other rooms. 9th feb 2019 bought another it’s such a good product.

At almost £120 you might think this a tad expensive for a speaker but this is a speaker and a half and, in my opinion, worth every pennyopening the box i have to say i was a tad disappointed; it didn’t look any different from my old speaker (more compact but then things have moved on since my speakers were bought)it may be obvious to you but i’d not appreciated the difference that a wireless speaker makes; i’ve put it exactly where i wanted it – including on my patio when friends were round. My kids gave me spotify for christmas and up to now o hadn’t really valued it (listening on my phone was ok but not great). Listening to my choice of music through this speaker was a revolutioni have to admit i’m a bit scared of new technology and waited for my son to come home and set it up. A doddle was how he described iti’m also loving the internet radio that it comes with. I can listen to my favourite french radio station whenever i want – marvellous (manifique)i really find nothing to fault with this.

An excellent piece to keep yourself energetic by feeling every bit of music. Easy to connect with loads of options. The piece is with loads of options which making me feel wow. Easy portable and can connect via wifi or bluetooth. Music cast app is extremely easy to operate, gives loads of option of controlling music at different rooms.

Lovely crystal clear speaker , linked in with yamahas music cast so we can listen to the stereo in a different room .

Yamaha Electronics Yamaha MusicCast WX010 Wireless Speaker – The sound quality is superb with good lows, impressive mids and excellent treble

This speaker works using an app, and is easy to set up. The sound quality is excellent – i have a bluetooth speaker, but it runs on a battery so its power is limited. This really packs a punch, and comes complete with pads to minimise the vibration for that exact reason.The speaker does need to be plugged into a power source wherever it sits. You can control volume on the speaker but it’s much easier to do it via the app. You can set different ‘rooms’ to optimise the sound (dining room, parlour) but being a serf with only normal rooms i didn’t do this. I was able to stream music to it using my phone – both bbc radio (online) and my own music on my phone/tablet but not spotify, because i don’t have a premium account, infuriatingly, and it’s important to know this before you invest. I’m going to have to stick to my little bluetooth speaker for my spotifying.

For the price it is fantastic.

An excellent piece to keep yourself energetic by feeling every bit of music. Easy to connect with loads of options. The piece is with loads of options which making me feel wow. Easy portable and can connect via wifi or bluetooth. Music cast app is extremely easy to operate, gives loads of option of controlling music at different rooms. Here are the specifications for the Yamaha Electronics Yamaha MusicCast WX010 Wireless Speaker:

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  • Incredible Sound quality from the world Largest Musical Instrument Manufacturer
  • Stream you entire Music Library, Spotify Qobuz & more streaming services plus Internet Radio
  • Bluetooth & Airplay as standard plus support for Hi-Res Audio
  • Compatible with all Yamaha Music Cast items so expand your system and fill your house with crystal clear sound
  • 2 year warranty as standard

This isn’t bad at all, a lovely looking speaker that takes up minimal space in your home. It can be wall-mounted or left free-standing, and being powered, there is no risk of the speaker cutting out halfway through an internet radio programme, for example. I’m not too bad with technology, although i’m not brilliant. I was slightly wary of the set-up, as i have used some wireless apps in the past that i had to re-install on my iphone 6s+ every time i used the device with which they are used. Sure enough, there were some issues. I had followed the instructions on the app, but connection for internet radio (what i really wanted this for) wasn’t happening. I installed mine before the other reviews highlighting connection issues appeared, which was just as well. I unstinstalled the app, re-installed it, and it worked really well from then on in. Connections were quickly made, and all appears to work well. I have no idea what the problem was initially.

The unit is powerful enough for a 20 sq. Sound quality is excellent, a little bass heavy to my ears as a default, but this is easily adjusted. The unit is very solid, and comes with a rubberised base and additional adhesive pads, so unwanted vibration shouldn’t be a problem. The musicmatch app is fairly easy to get on with, very quickly recognises any dlna servers you have set up, also has access to airplay, net radio, spotify, deezer et al, or can just be used as a bluetooth speaker. Remembers the last source used, so when you switch it on it’ll continue from wherever it was when you switched it off. I have 2 of these in different rooms and connecting them is straightforward, though i suspect the quality of the syncing will be very dependant on your wifi.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Recommended for anyone who can’t quite bear the cost of a Sonos setup
  • Excellent sound quality but dependant of good broadband/WiFi connection.
  • Good sounding small speaker

The speaker links seamlessly with my yamaha rxv681 av amp and yamaha wx030 speaker. The sound quality is superb with good lows,impressive mids and excellent treble. I would say that the slightly cheaper and smaller wx010 has a better sound than the wx030 but not by much (although thinking about it as i write it could be the acoustics of the room as i have never switched them around. )i have this speaker in the kitchen, the wx030 in the dining room and the av amp in the lounge. Its great to go from room to room with the same music playing throughout. No sync issues at all with yamaha musiccast its exceptional with an easy to use downloadable app. The build quality is excellent , the sound quality is superb and setup is childs play. If you really want to hear music throughout the house the yamaha musiccast system really is a great way to do it.

I wanted a ‘dumb’ speaker, not a talk-to one. Followed which advice that this sounds better and is cheaper than the sonos. Easy to use under airplay, bit more fiddly for spotify.

Better than sonos play 1 in terms of sound quality. Also in my opinion app interface is great, quality is amazing too as it should be from yamaha brand. I have bought both – sonos play 1 and wx010 – to setup and compare. Sonos went back 🙂 yamaha – stayed.Planning to extend my musiccast network soon. Also is almost twice cheaper than sonos.

Although it has bluetooth and airplay it is way behind a sonos play 1 in terms of build quality, sound, range of music services, app and stability. I owned one for 2 weeks before sending it back and has to power cycle several times. Also annoying if you like to sleep in a dark room, you can’t turn off the light. Of course can put something over it but that’s messy.

Best value for money of all competing speaker brands.

Downside is the lack of apple music so you’re forced to airplay. Spotify and musiccast app are superb. Simple access to streaming, digital stored music on my network and internet radio. Replaced our dab kitchen radio with something far more flexible.

A good quality wireless and bluetooth speaker. I purchased 2 together with a musiccast crxn470d system about 15 months ago. Until recently the speakers kept losing the wifi signal which really annoyed me. However after further losses of wifi signals it was discovered that openreach had wired my broadband connection wrongly, since which time the speakers which are situated in different locations in my home, have worked perfectly and reproduced the sounds of an excellent quality.

Very happy with this speaker.

Lovely crystal clear speaker , linked in with yamahas music cast so we can listen to the stereo in a different room .

Only used it with airplay from my computer so i haven’t tried it’s full range of features yet.

I have a wired bose system in the house, but is not suitable for modern technology. Which gave the yamaha a great review, 84% far higher than many brands citing four or five times as much. The app works well, and has it operates with airplay so you can go straight from apple phone/pad without using the app. Sound quality is excellent and will buy more for other rooms. 9th feb 2019 bought another it’s such a good product.

These speakers are truly amazing. They easily fill a large room with balanced full sound. Given their size the bass is astounding. We’re so pleased we bought another for the dining room. We listen to music stored on a nas dlna server & internet radio which auto connects with power on so easy to just switch on & listen without needing to fiddle with apps. The music cast system is brilliant.

I bought this wireless active speaker for use in connexion with the yamaha crx 470 n musiccast system. The sound quality and connectivity is very good. If you are looking for complete portability however look elsewhere as the speaker has no battery power it must be plugged into the mains. For my family the main object of buying the yamaha musiccast system was to listen to internet radio in virtually every room in the house. My wife is an avid listener of france inter. Before the french government, in their miserliness, decided to switch off the long wave transmission my wife had am radios stationed throughout the house. The musiccast system restores this functionality with the added benefit of better sound reproduction. The musiccast system is very flexible just like sonos. The crx 470 music centre will play music stored on a computer hard drive and usb drive.

Not sure i understand some of the other reviews on here. First, this is a powered speaker, so needs a power socket. It’s not meant to be a bluetooth speaker for your car or when you are out and about. Second, it connected first time for me via bluetooth, without the app. When i used the app and amazon music, it worked perfectly first time. Some other reviewers say you need spotify premium, so be aware if all your music is on spotify. I’m an android guy, and this works beautifully with my huawei p9 lite. So, as far as my experience is concerned, no problems at all. More than that: i find the sound deep and powerful.

I am amazed at the clarity and room filling quality of this small speaker. It has a great range from high treble to bass with that can be felt and heard. This speaker is used in a large double height room and is performing well. This is a smart looking, very unobtrusive speaker. I like the clean uncluttered, simple design, the lack of knobs and buttons in favour of very sensitive touch controls is very welcome. Set up was straightforward and instructions easy to follow. I use ipads to control the speaker and have no problems with the app which is simple and intuitive. The one letdown for this dedicated apple user is the inability to play from itunes, thus having to rely on spotify (free), digital radio and music collection.

At almost £120 you might think this a tad expensive for a speaker but this is a speaker and a half and, in my opinion, worth every pennyopening the box i have to say i was a tad disappointed; it didn’t look any different from my old speaker (more compact but then things have moved on since my speakers were bought)it may be obvious to you but i’d not appreciated the difference that a wireless speaker makes; i’ve put it exactly where i wanted it – including on my patio when friends were round. My kids gave me spotify for christmas and up to now o hadn’t really valued it (listening on my phone was ok but not great). Listening to my choice of music through this speaker was a revolutioni have to admit i’m a bit scared of new technology and waited for my son to come home and set it up. A doddle was how he described iti’m also loving the internet radio that it comes with. I can listen to my favourite french radio station whenever i want – marvellous (manifique)i really find nothing to fault with this.