Decent build, decent sound, but not enough app integration. The all3 is basically a sleek looking, well-constructed, internet enabled speaker, which puts out a pretty decent sound. On unboxing the all3, i was met with a set of fairly straightforward-seeming instructions in order to get the device set up and registered on my network. Other reviews mentioned having serious issues doing this, so my expectations of success were fairly low. That said, it seemed fairly straightforward; i plugged in the all3, which started flashing, then connected my phone to the all3 via the all3’s own wifi network, gave all3 a name (presumably to distinguish it from any other all-3/all8 devices you might have) and entered my router password to give the all3 access to my network. At this point i was expecting disaster, but it all worked – and promptly downloaded a firmware update to the speaker. At this point, i had an internet connected speaker – the issue became getting any sound out of it. The speaker allows for wireless playback of your own music, from a device visible on your network (for example, a network enabled hard drive), and also has some app integration to existing services. Linking the all3 to network devices has to be done via the panasonic app, which you can download to your phone or tablet via the relevant app store. But eh panasonic app is, frankly, shocking.
Panasonic all3 wireless speaker review. I decided to buy this product as wanted to listen to different music across the house. When it arrived i had it setup and working in less than a few minutes. It was very easy to connect to the wi-fi and once connected, i could stream my playlists on spotify and also listen to my stored music on my pc. The app is simple to use and navigate. I couldn’t believe the sound quality from such a compact speaker, it was great. I love the finish too, feels and look’s really premium. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for multi-room speakers.
Excellent speaker-perfect for streaming music-but no bluetooth. Out of the box, first impressions are that it is a well built, attractive product. It is about the size of a large loaf. It comes with a power lead, which is all you need to set it up plus the all important instructions on the process of connectivity. Setting it up, is relatively easy, following the guide which you are provided with. Ensure you update the product when prompted to do so. The sound is particularly good. Rich and can be loud without distortion. The operating buttons are discreet on the speaker, which is a plus, making it’s appearance smooth and sleek, but they are sensitive. I linked it with spotify, as i am already a premium member and it worked a treat-no problem at all.
You now have a very wide range of wireless speaker systems to choose from, possibly the crown belongs to sonos – in terms of integration, sound quality and design. Personally, i find the sonos units rather clunky to look at but the sound quality is very high and the sonos app is superb integrating a wide range of music sources. That said, we tend to find here that we feed our sonos pretty much exclusively spotify. The panasonic all3 also relies pretty heavily on spotify as a primary online streaming source though it is also possible to get it to work with google music and a selection of others. It’s also capable of streaming from home servers but the interface for that is quite awkward. That’s a bit of a theme through the panasonic and qualcomm apps, both of which serve as interfaces for the speaker system. Panasonic updated their app this week (april 28th 2015), it looks a little nicer and has a load of tutorials built in and easily accessible but it’s still some distance off sonos quality. In both the panasonic and sonos cases, you will need spotify premium, which isn’t cheap but certainly the additional features and access to higher quality streams represent good value even without the wireless speaker system hook up. So, sound quality – i like the smooth, crisp sonos sound very much and i wasn’t expecting much from the panasonic rival.
- Great alternative to the Sonos Play 3
- High Resolution Audio, but poor bundled app and some absent services.
- Really good, just make sure you know what you’re buying!
- Nice speaker let down by poor app
- Brilliant sounding wireless speaker
- Much more powerful than bluetooth, and lots of fun.
Panasonic ALL3 Wireless Speaker System (White)
- The Panasonic Music Streaming App makes it easy to send music wirelessly from your portable device to your speakers. This free app for Android and IOS devices simply asks you to choose your music source, choose your speaker and away you go.
- The 4 speaker system within the ALL 3, uses 2 x bass drivers and 2 x tweeters. This means that from a small spaeker unit, the audio signal is divided into acoustic ranges extending from bass to treble so providing the richest, purest possible sound from a spaeker of its size.
- The ALL 3 allows you to access music subscription services( including Spotify), your iTunes library or Internet radio stations via the system App, when connected to a wifi router. This means the user has access to millions of muscic tracks 24 hours a day.
- The ALL 3 speaker systems lets listeners easily configure music play over multiple rooms from multiple digital music sources, all over an existing Wi-Fi network. This is controlled wirelessly via a smartphone or tablet so that different music can be enjoyed in any room of the houseor the same song can be simultaneously played over multiple speakers.
Deserves almost all the stars. Six long hours it took to get this set up and i was almost at the point of throwing stuff at the wall. Now that it’s (finally) working and i’ve had a chance to play about with it the rage has faded and i’m starting to develop a fondness for the speaker. I actually like it a lot, but oh my goodness what a carry on to get it working. When the tunes eventually started coming out of it i had a hallelujah momentout of the box it’s a really substantial unit. My experience with portable speakers up to now has been with mostly bluetooth, pocket sized ones at fifty quid and under and nothing close to the quality of this one. It looks nice, in an understated kind of way, nothing fancy really but i like how it looks. After reading the one page setup sheet i anticipated a ten minute job at most as it’s really straightforward but it just wouldn’t co-operate. My phone initially recognised the device as a wifi spot but by the time i had upgraded the firmware it had dropped out and nothing would convince the phone to find it again.
Good way to fill your home with music. The speaker has a no-nonsense industrial aesthetic that appeals to me. The heavy black plastic and metal grille lend it a feel of quality and solidity. That’s fine by me, but i could understand someone expecting a little more of a luxury feel for this price. The speaker itself has no display to indicate the track its playing, and the only visual indicators are some leds behind the grille that represent power and connection. Soft-touch buttons on the top of the speaker for volume and power lack visibility and feedback. If a device has physical controls, i’d prefer them to have more tactile response. Set-up was very quick and easy via wireless on my xperia z3c. The manual recommends installing the panasonic music streaming app, but i found i was able to use the speaker through spotify without it. You’ll need the app if you want to stream using other sources and to update firmware on the device, however.
The liam neeson of stand-alone speakers. The panasonic speaker follows the industrial style aesthetic. It has style for its very lack of pretention to be anything other than a monolithic object – it is the wireless speaker from 2001 a space odyssey. The perfect object for a loft apartment or back to basics type of surroundings. The box yields a speaker, power lead and guide; keep the latter safe as you will need it. I found the set-up instructions were easy to follow, including connecting to wi-fi (not bluetooth), i even found the app straight away. The software needed to be updated and the unit switched off for three minutes before i was ready to play my first track – no problem and everything is controlled from my iphone and the room soon filled with music. Sound quality is superb, beautifully clear bass with no distortion whatever i played (and i do abuse speakers with some of my choices). I didn’t find the panasonic music streaming app particularly intuitive to use and realised that skipping the tutorials had been a mistake. The tutorials are all within the app and make the whole thing a bit clearer.