GGMM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – A superb speaker for the bedroom

 this ggmm e3 wi-fi speaker was sent to me for review. I think it is good, but i have a couple of reservations about it. The speaker comes very nicely boxed and is plainly a well made unit with good build quality. With it you get a power supply and a good quality jack lead for wired connection, and the whole thing has a pleasing air of quality about it. The controls are well placed and set out on the top, with less commonly used controls on the back – although the positioning of the alarm control here isn’t ideal. Note that this unit does not have an internal battery – it’s mains power only. This may not be a problem for you, but part of the point of wi-fi speakers is that you can move them to anywhere where your wi-fi gives a signal, so this does seem a weakness to me. Downloading the app and setting up is pretty simple if you’re reasonably technologically savvy, although it might be intimidating for a novice, i think. Once set up, the app gives excellent, simple control and allows you to stream music from various sites and to play your own music stored on your device. You can also control multiple speakers if you have them.

Lovely speaker and very easy to set up only quibble is how long it takes to attach to the wifi before you can use it.

This ggmm e3 wi-fi speaker was sent to me for review. I think it is good, but i have a couple of reservations about it. The speaker comes very nicely boxed and is plainly a well made unit with good build quality. With it you get a power supply and a good quality jack lead for wired connection, and the whole thing has a pleasing air of quality about it. The controls are well placed and set out on the top, with less commonly used controls on the back – although the positioning of the alarm control here isn’t ideal. Note that this unit does not have an internal battery – it’s mains power only. This may not be a problem for you, but part of the point of wi-fi speakers is that you can move them to anywhere where your wi-fi gives a signal, so this does seem a weakness to me. Downloading the app and setting up is pretty simple if you’re reasonably technologically savvy, although it might be intimidating for a novice, i think. Once set up, the app gives excellent, simple control and allows you to stream music from various sites and to play your own music stored on your device. You can also control multiple speakers if you have them.

Chosen as a special gift and gratefully received by a 20 year old young lady. I chose the e3 in ‘white’ and although i must say it’s more of an ‘off-white,’ it better fits with the charming vintage-feel of the product. It’s eye-catching, unique and a conversation-stopper, after just two days. A reward for achieving a ‘first’ after completing year two of three at university and it didn’t disappoint. Using the code, this only cost me just under £60. (i chose to take out the 2yr insurance for £10, it would otherwise have been just under £50.

. And wifi connectivity that is definitely not for the technically faint of heart. The ggmm e3 is a great idea with excellent sound. It is a good speaker overall, but be prepared for two areas of the the user expereince that stand between it and five stars:one is physical:the arrangement of frequently used control/function buttons is best described as ‘inconvenient’the other is an overly complicated user interface (via its downloadable app) for wifi functionality. The things it does well, it does very well. The e3 immediately paired with both bluetooth sources i tested (an android phone and an ipod nano). Audio from the e3 is very good. Crisp and clear across all frequencies. Its relatively large size provides good volume and better than average bass for speakers in this price range. The led clock has a somewhat limited field of viewability because of the integration into the dotted pattern of the the speaker grill. Controls for the e3 are located both on the top and the rear of the unit.

Ggmm are establishing themselves as a manufacturer of high-quality lifestyle products, i have been fortunate enough to review several of their devices and the e3 wireless speaker certainly continues the trend. The speaker is nicely packaged, even before i opened the box i was given the impression that the product inside if going to be of high quality. The speaker is supplied with a travel mains adapter complete with detachable us, uk and european adapters, a 3. 5mm aux speaker cable (for attaching directly to a device that doesn’t have bluetooth) and a user manual. The speaker itself is quite large and feels heavy, to me this is an indication that not only is the build quality good but the speakers inside haven’t been skimped on. I received the white version, however, i expected it to be a bit whiter, it’s actually more of a pearlescent champagne colour, it looks nice but when it’s sat on my gloss white bedside table the difference in colour is apparent. The speakers are located at the front of the unit and are hidden behind the white plastic grill, on the top right-hand corner is the led clock which is illuminated green, the colour cannot be changed but can be turned off if so wished. The clock is difficult to see in daylight and has to be viewed from the correct angle, but at night the led’s are very bright and they illuminate my half of the bedroom, thankfully the clock can be turned off while leaving the alarm active. The speaker has quite a few controls, on the top of the unit the control panel consists of six buttons which includes; mode/power on/off, play/pause, track skip, volume and favourite button. On the rear of the speaker, you will find a dc in which connects to the mains supply, a usb 2.

  • A nice sound – let down by the App but has some nice features
  • BUY THIS!!
  • Untrustworthy?

This speaker firstly is mains only. I presumed and wrongly that it has a rechargeable battery but thats okay as it now sits in my bedroom and doesnt go anywhere. The noice that comes from this unit though is really nice. Coping well with the variety of music i listen to from rock to balads and some classical it is able to fill theroom with a nice sound in base, middle and treble. I dont pretend t be a specialist on the subject but it doesnt distort the sound and you can hear the actual instruments in the classical stuff. With choices of connection of wifi or bluetooth which is selectable from the top of the unit it has good options. The bluetooth takes seconds to connect and the sifi is easy but a longer process. On the bad side, the app really lets this down as its confusing and not at all intuitive and unfotunatley you need to use is to control the speaker. The app has been thought out in that you can play music from a variety of sources like tune in radio, choosing the source coutry and genre and station from a list and you can stream amazon and spotify as well. You can also store up to 6 presets when listening to the radio although i found this a bit flakey and didnt always function as well as it might.

This ggmm e3 wi-fi and bluetooth speaker arrived for review immaculately boxed and in the box apart from the speaker you get a mains adaptor, audio lead for non bluetooth devices and a setup guide. The immediate impression is of a quality product. My sample is white but other colours are available including grey and blue. This speaker does not have internal battery being designed for mains operation plus it also features a green led alarm clock. The speaker measures around 21 x 12 x 12cm which in practical terms is around the same size as a small loaf of bread. The main body is a pearlescent white with black ends and a stripe across the top incorporating the main panel which features push button controls for favourites (up to 6), play/pause, next, volume up/down (plus alarm and clock up/down) and on/off plus a mode led. Around the back is another panel with less frequently accessed items including wi-fi connection button, clock and alarm setting, a 2. 1a usb charging port, power and aux ports. The whole unit stands on a couple of sturdy rubber pads. In the upper right hand side of the front panel is an led clock which is ideal for a bedroom as you can turn it right off.

This product was received free from the manufacturer in return for an honest and unbiased review. What’s in the box: speaker, mains adaptor with uk, us and european plug, 3. 5 mm aux cable, instructions, warranty card. First impressions: i have had the pleasure of reviewing a few ggmm products now and all have given me the same first impression – the packaging is of good quality and gives a feel that the company really cares about the product. After extraction from the packaging the product feels sturdy and well made, and all the buttons have a positive feel. The first impression is excellent. The speaker is about 20 x 12 x 12 cm. The front is a grille behind which is an led clock display. Buttons on the top and rear for controls, sockets on the rear, grills on the sides and good quality feet that should provide a non slip siting. The led display is green, this cannot be altered though it can be switched off.

Purchased this as i was after a mains powered (no battery) airplay speaker for our dining room. And it delivered a perfectly satisfactory ‘background music’ to the room. It’d not audiophile quality, but certainly very nice and i’m very pleased with it’s output and functionality. It’s a beautifully built little unit, very solid and packaged nice and neatly too. The clock is really handy, and although i’ve not used the aux in or bluetooth capability, i have tested it and both work just fine. So why only three stars?i recently had to swap out our broadband router and on the new device noticed (worryingly) that this neat and unassuming little wifi speaker was in fact screaming, every ten seconds or so, to an obscure chinese ip address and while i can completely block this activity with a firewall rule it did plant the question in my mind – what exactly is it doing?you do stuff like that and you get a low score from me. Probably going to get rid of it too.

After much umming and arrhing i went for the white instead of the blue, and its turned out to be the right choice, as the blue would have been too much of an eye-catcher. As you’d expect from a unit with such small diameter speakers, sound is a little thin but well above average for the pricerange. It’s not room-filling hi-fidelity, but its clear and unfuzzy. Has a nice weight and feel of quality about it, so it won’t blow off your shelf at the first breeze. Makes an ideal bedside-table unit (yes, the white really was the correct choice), but for living rooms and other, larger areas, i’d suggest finding a unit with a little more oomph to the sound. With wifi as well as bluetooth you can ‘attach’ it to a central broadcasting unit such as a pc or streaming master unit, though as these can be fiddlesome to set up, each time it is used, it won’t really serve as an alarm clock for streaming music, as there’s no guarantee the sending device (such as a mobile phone or ipod touch) will find it each time you need waking up. Great for the money, and once again i’d recommend going for the white one if you don’t want your eye snagged and drawn every time you enter the room.

Features of GGMM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker,Wifi Smart Portable Speaker with Amazon Alexa Wi-Fi Multi-Room Airplay Audio Home Speaker, Indoor 20W Powerful Sound

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  • WiFi/Bluetooth/Aux: Connect directly to your Wi-Fi network for Internet radio, your music library and favorite online streaming music services like Spotify and iHeartradio. Connect via Bluetooth, direct Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi router, or AUX. Easily switch among separate audio sources and add up to 16 devices without disconnecting. Wi-Fi working over 160 feet.
  • Amazon Alexa Voice: Amazon Alexa Voice Service puts you in full control of your surroundings. Simply press a button and ask Alexa to order a pizza, set a timer, play a song, and more
  • Customizable: Easily set your favorite channels with the customizable 6 different presets by simply pressing one button. Digital alarm clock supports both 12 Hr Civilian time and 24 Hr Military time.
  • Multi-Room Audio: Each Wi-Fi Speaker is part of a whole family of wireless speakers and also systems. If you buy two or more our E3 speaker, you can connect them via your home Wi-Fi to play different music in different room or play the same music in every room. Connect up to 10 speakers. Each speaker can stream L/R channels to create a surround sound experience. Download GGMM E-Serie App from your Apple Store/ Google Play to control your speaker through your smart device.
  • Sleek Design with Charging USB Port: Perfectly designed to match and fit with any bedside table, office desk, or entertainment center. Comes in three stunning colors: ice blue, pearl white, and dark grey. Smart USB charging port: intelligently identifies your devices and delivers the fastesCompatibility: Works well with all Apple products. iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, Android phone/ iOS, OS. Package Contents: GGMM Wireless Digital Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Speaker, AC adapter, 3.5mm audio cable, user manual

GGMM Founded in 2001,began as a design house. Due to high demand for its innovative products, GGMM launched its own brand in 2008. We are devoted to providing the end user with the best experience possible, specializing in visually elegant yet highly functional digital technology solutions. With an uncompromising dedication to becoming a leader in digital electronics, we create products with a high level of practicality and excellence. This includes manufacturing products that make a lasting impression and exceed expectations, while further enhancing both brand integrity and confidence.GGMM’s goal is to be a premier digital electronics company, constantly striving for the highest standard in terms of quality and exceptional product design. All products pass through strict quality control processes prior to shipment in order to exceed the high expectations of both our customers and partners. We currently have corporate offices in California, Leipzig, Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

You only need to give instructions to the phone, and the speaker can respond accordingly.

Multi Room Play

At least 2 Speakers (max 16) can be played in several rooms with the same / different music controlled via the GGMM E-Series App.

LED Clock

E3 has built-in LED alarm clock which can be controlled buy App. Clock supports both 12 Hr Civilian time and 24 Hr Military time.

Alexa in App Function

You only need to give instructions to the phone, and the speaker can respond accordingly.

Make sure this fits
by entering your model number.

WiFi/Bluetooth/Aux: Connect directly to your Wi-Fi network for Internet radio, your music library and favorite online streaming music services like Spotify and iHeartradio. Connect via Bluetooth, direct Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi router, or AUX. Easily switch among separate audio sources and add up to 16 devices without disconnecting.

Amazon Alexa Voice: Amazon Alexa Voice Service puts you in full control of your surroundings.

Customizable: Easily set your favorite channels with the customizable 6 different presets by simply pressing one button.

Multi-Room Audio: Each Wi-Fi Speaker is part of a whole family of wireless speakers and also systems. If you buy two or more our E3 speaker, you can connect them via your home Wi-Fi to play different music in different room or play the same music in every room. Connect up to 10 speakers. Each speaker can stream L/R channels to create a surround sound experience.

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GGMM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker,Wifi Smart Portable Speaker with Amazon Alexa Wi-Fi Multi-Room Airplay Audio Home Speaker, Indoor 20W Powerful Sound
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4.5 of 5 stars, based on 12 reviews