Roberts R-Line S2 Smart Wireless Speaker System, Great sound from such a compact package

Great product from roberts. . I currently have a sonos set up of sonos 5 and 3 speakers and i think this is easily on a par with the sonos 5 units i have. It sounds clear and has a good bass sound. Unfortunately i have not had a chance to try these linked up as i only have one unit but they are easy to set up over wifi and the simple buttons on the back for resetting are a welcome change. I also like the presence of the ethernet port on the back which makes connections to the internet very easy. The app functions well and to be honest roberts is a brand i like and trust and i suspect if i was looking at my speaker set up in the future i might be tempted to go in this direction over the sonos products i have. My only issue is with not just this speaker but these speakers in general and that is price – they are all so expensive. This is a nice product which although quite large and heavy looks good and works well with spotify. If they discount this away from the £279.

Well connected, great sounding speaker. . This is a really impressive speaker. I set it up easily – you connect to it via wifi and set it up on your network. From there you can use your smartphone as a remote control to play internet radio to the speaker (or stream spotify premium, but as i don’t use this i can’t comment on its performance). It’s very easy to use; if grouping speakers or using alone you can select ‘left’, ‘right’ ‘normal’ or ‘wide’ modes from a switch on the back, and there’s even – helpfully – an easily accessible ‘reset’ button to use when changing networks. Connectivity is brilliant – not only does it connect easily by wi-fi, but it can also be hard-wired to the network using an rj45 cable, and will play music through a 3. 5mm jack connector or over bluetooth – it’s good to have lots of options. Build quality – reassuringly solid. While it’s not a small speaker, it’s heavier even than i expected. Sound quality of course is the most important thing.

An impressive and versatile speaker. . The new roberts r-line is a collection of premium multi-room speakers offering an an alternative to sonus. You can use them individually or as part of a multi-room wireless streaming system playing the same music in every room or different music in each room. They offer more flexibility though allowing you to stream across wi-fi or bluetooth. You can play your music collection from your pc or smartphone access or stream via spotify connect or internet radio. The s2 speaker is quite a large speaker that can be used on its own or two can be set up as a stereo pair. It has a height of 185mm, width of 290mm and a depth of 120mm and is quite heavy but feels well made and solid. It has control buttons on the top which can be tricky is it is slotted into a cabinet. The black and silver finish is attractive and it has a real feel of quality. It is supplied in an impressive branded box along with a comprehensive instruction booklet and a power supply.

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“Great sound from such a compact package, A tremendous quality product that will satisfy the serious ear!, Amazing sound quality”

Great product from roberts. . I currently have a sonos set up of sonos 5 and 3 speakers and i think this is easily on a par with the sonos 5 units i have. It sounds clear and has a good bass sound. Unfortunately i have not had a chance to try these linked up as i only have one unit but they are easy to set up over wifi and the simple buttons on the back for resetting are a welcome change. I also like the presence of the ethernet port on the back which makes connections to the internet very easy. The app functions well and to be honest roberts is a brand i like and trust and i suspect if i was looking at my speaker set up in the future i might be tempted to go in this direction over the sonos products i have. My only issue is with not just this speaker but these speakers in general and that is price – they are all so expensive. This is a nice product which although quite large and heavy looks good and works well with spotify. If they discount this away from the £279.

Standing a little over 7 inches high, and just under 5 inches wide and deep, this s1 multi room speaker from roberts is an ideal size to fit discreetly on your bookcase, or anywhere else for that matter. It’s size and weight make it effortlessly transportable wherever you want to go, but is it any good?. Bluetooth connection was easy using several different sources, and if you don’t have bluetooth, you cn connect your device via the aux socket on the back of the s1. Sound quality is excellent, with great bass, treble and mid range. It’s so good in fact that you wouldn’t believe something so small was capable of it. We tried various types of music from soft classics to heavy metal, and were impressed at how versatile, and how faithfully the s1 reproduces sound. It is ideal for a small room, although for a larger space i would definitely recommend two of these, used as a stereo pair, power comes via mains, and it’s a shame the s1 doesn’t have it’s own battery pack. This would have been useful for outdoors use, making the s1 that bit more versatile. If you are looking for a small single room speaker, or a multi room set up, i would definitely recommend trying the s1.

Expensive but fairly easy to set up. This was an absolute cinch to set up (which given the trouble i had setting up a similar speaker from a different manufacturer, is an absolute godsend. I’m looking at you, panasonic). Once you’ve downloaded and set up the undok app then it shouldn’t take too long before you’re up and running. Sound is pretty good – as it had better be given the £280 price tag. While audiophiles can probably reel off a long list of better speakers, for the average man or woman in the street (normal people in other words) £280 gets you a lot of audio bang for your bucks.

Expensive but fairly easy to set up. This was an absolute cinch to set up (which given the trouble i had setting up a similar speaker from a different manufacturer, is an absolute godsend. I’m looking at you, panasonic). Once you’ve downloaded and set up the undok app then it shouldn’t take too long before you’re up and running. Sound is pretty good – as it had better be given the £280 price tag. While audiophiles can probably reel off a long list of better speakers, for the average man or woman in the street (normal people in other words) £280 gets you a lot of audio bang for your bucks.

Great sound from such a compact package. Lovely sound from such a compact unit. Maybe not the very best but bloody good lovely deep bass also recommend.

Very good, but a couple of points to watch. I received this and put it in my kitchen, mainly for use as an internet radio (the dab signal is a bit iffy here) and also for streaming music. There are a couple of things to watch. First of all, it needs a really good wifi signal (there is the option of an rj45, but that wasn’t right for me) otherwise it can be difficult to pair with it (even if already paired with it). The other problem that i noted while using the wifi was that it stopped working whenever the microwave was on. The issue here was that it was too close (only about 4 feet) from the microwave and this was preventing a good wifi connection. Moving it to the other end of the kitchen has solved this issue. The other issue was streaming music from another device. I set up the twonky server on my nas but, although it could see it, it could not see any of the music. I suspect that this is a twonky issue rather than this speaker.

Setting up and using it with the undok app is straightforward, even on an old ipad 2. I set up about 10 metres away from the router, and the s2 picked up the wifi signal without any problems. The sound was strong, clear, and impressive for both talk and music radio streamed from the internet. I mainly used undok to control station choice and volume. I found i had to lower the apparently default volume when i played any radio station. I didn’t want to set up a spotify account in the interests of keeping my life simple (and my online presence to only what i would choose as necessary). I do still have my ipod classic, so i may look into the possibility of using the s2 with that. This could make a good speaker for a house party — the sound quality’s good, it’s quite compact and easy(er) to place (than a larger speaker), and you can control it via an ios or android device, which means you don’t have to get up from the table or the armchair to change the music or volume.

Setting up and using it with the undok app is straightforward, even on an old ipad 2. I set up about 10 metres away from the router, and the s2 picked up the wifi signal without any problems. The sound was strong, clear, and impressive for both talk and music radio streamed from the internet. I mainly used undok to control station choice and volume. I found i had to lower the apparently default volume when i played any radio station. I didn’t want to set up a spotify account in the interests of keeping my life simple (and my online presence to only what i would choose as necessary). I do still have my ipod classic, so i may look into the possibility of using the s2 with that. This could make a good speaker for a house party — the sound quality’s good, it’s quite compact and easy(er) to place (than a larger speaker), and you can control it via an ios or android device, which means you don’t have to get up from the table or the armchair to change the music or volume.

Maybe an unknown name but great quality. I’ve had this speaker for a couple of weeks now and whilst others write reviews quite quickly, for me, the truth of a speaker is only when its had a little time to bed in from laying a wide variety of music. As a person who works from home, music is a key part of my life. I love to revisit my youth, take a journey through time and occassionally listen to new musicians to see if they pique my interest, so having had everything from mozart to nirvana, the eagles through to show of hands playing through it, i felt that i’ve given it enough opportunity to be able to write a fair review. What you get from this speaker is a piece of tech thats output is surprising for its size. It worked very well (after pairing with my phone) and allowed me to link to various online radio stations as well as my music collection through blue tooth. The clarity of the speaker is delightful with soulful sounding lyrics touching the listener emotionally and when you look at the price, its quite surprising at what you get. All round i am very impressed with it and finding out that i can also pair it with another of these speakers in the same room or even over various rooms means that no matter where i am in the house i get to enjoy good clear music and for me, having something that sounds like you have live musicians makes the experience even better. Defintiely worth the price and one that i’ll be buying more from. Don’t let an unknown name put you off from amazing quality.

Very good, but a couple of points to watch. I received this and put it in my kitchen, mainly for use as an internet radio (the dab signal is a bit iffy here) and also for streaming music. There are a couple of things to watch. First of all, it needs a really good wifi signal (there is the option of an rj45, but that wasn’t right for me) otherwise it can be difficult to pair with it (even if already paired with it). The other problem that i noted while using the wifi was that it stopped working whenever the microwave was on. The issue here was that it was too close (only about 4 feet) from the microwave and this was preventing a good wifi connection. Moving it to the other end of the kitchen has solved this issue. The other issue was streaming music from another device. I set up the twonky server on my nas but, although it could see it, it could not see any of the music. I suspect that this is a twonky issue rather than this speaker.

A tremendous quality product that will satisfy the serious ear. This model has a rubberised base and four small feet that both isolate it from what it stands on as well as giving it great grip. There is sound mode switch at the back which allows you to toggle between normal and wide, which makes a noticeable difference. This speaker offers tremendous sound quality. Having auditioned quite a number, this product is right up in the top of its range. Bose make a model for well over a hundred pounds more that isn’t as good. The sound pressure level you can achieve with this tiny speaker is excellent, that means that whatever genre of music you listen to you can fill a small room with good sound. Bluetooth connection only took a minute and remained stable, wifi connection was also available, as well as an auxiliary 3. 5mm for devices that do not have wireless connection. The prime source for this test was my windows phone and the roberts speaker excelled on every track.

An impressive and versatile speaker. . The new roberts r-line is a collection of premium multi-room speakers offering an an alternative to sonus. You can use them individually or as part of a multi-room wireless streaming system playing the same music in every room or different music in each room. They offer more flexibility though allowing you to stream across wi-fi or bluetooth. You can play your music collection from your pc or smartphone access or stream via spotify connect or internet radio. The s2 speaker is quite a large speaker that can be used on its own or two can be set up as a stereo pair. It has a height of 185mm, width of 290mm and a depth of 120mm and is quite heavy but feels well made and solid. It has control buttons on the top which can be tricky is it is slotted into a cabinet. The black and silver finish is attractive and it has a real feel of quality. It is supplied in an impressive branded box along with a comprehensive instruction booklet and a power supply.

Maybe an unknown name but great quality. I’ve had this speaker for a couple of weeks now and whilst others write reviews quite quickly, for me, the truth of a speaker is only when its had a little time to bed in from laying a wide variety of music. As a person who works from home, music is a key part of my life. I love to revisit my youth, take a journey through time and occassionally listen to new musicians to see if they pique my interest, so having had everything from mozart to nirvana, the eagles through to show of hands playing through it, i felt that i’ve given it enough opportunity to be able to write a fair review. What you get from this speaker is a piece of tech thats output is surprising for its size. It worked very well (after pairing with my phone) and allowed me to link to various online radio stations as well as my music collection through blue tooth. The clarity of the speaker is delightful with soulful sounding lyrics touching the listener emotionally and when you look at the price, its quite surprising at what you get. All round i am very impressed with it and finding out that i can also pair it with another of these speakers in the same room or even over various rooms means that no matter where i am in the house i get to enjoy good clear music and for me, having something that sounds like you have live musicians makes the experience even better. Defintiely worth the price and one that i’ll be buying more from. Don’t let an unknown name put you off from amazing quality.

Solid performer but there’s better out there for less cost. The r-line series is roberts foray into the high end modular speaker system market dominated by sonas. Roberts have a hard task on their hands because they have priced themselves slightly above the cost of the market leader so their kit needs to be a cut above. Sadly these aren’t quite at the level of sonas on looks, sound quality or in expansion. Out of the, lavish and expensively black, box the r-1 certainly looks the part, with a nice quality grill surrounding three sides (although the speakers are actually only of the traditional front facing variety so the grills on the sides are for aesthetics only) and a nice colour coded led shining through which describes which mode the speaker is in (purple for radio, yellow for spotify etc), only the ever so slightly cheap looking silver coloured top belies roberts less than luxury origins. The top has just four buttons; power, two volume, one selector/bluetooth connector and a factory reset. The rear of the speaker has a power supply input, wired internet option, a 3. 5 jack input and a switch to enable the speaker to be used alone or as part of a stereo speakerset up, together with a normal or wide option. Set up is easy once you have downloaded the generic undoc app which isn’t roberts specific and its via this that you control the speaker; radio presets are easy to assign and there’s a nice link to spotify. Everything else has to be done by the bluetooth connection which also works well.

Well connected, great sounding speaker. . This is a really impressive speaker. I set it up easily – you connect to it via wifi and set it up on your network. From there you can use your smartphone as a remote control to play internet radio to the speaker (or stream spotify premium, but as i don’t use this i can’t comment on its performance). It’s very easy to use; if grouping speakers or using alone you can select ‘left’, ‘right’ ‘normal’ or ‘wide’ modes from a switch on the back, and there’s even – helpfully – an easily accessible ‘reset’ button to use when changing networks. Connectivity is brilliant – not only does it connect easily by wi-fi, but it can also be hard-wired to the network using an rj45 cable, and will play music through a 3. 5mm jack connector or over bluetooth – it’s good to have lots of options. Build quality – reassuringly solid. While it’s not a small speaker, it’s heavier even than i expected. Sound quality of course is the most important thing.

A tremendous quality product that will satisfy the serious ear. This model has a rubberised base and four small feet that both isolate it from what it stands on as well as giving it great grip. There is sound mode switch at the back which allows you to toggle between normal and wide, which makes a noticeable difference. This speaker offers tremendous sound quality. Having auditioned quite a number, this product is right up in the top of its range. Bose make a model for well over a hundred pounds more that isn’t as good. The sound pressure level you can achieve with this tiny speaker is excellent, that means that whatever genre of music you listen to you can fill a small room with good sound. Bluetooth connection only took a minute and remained stable, wifi connection was also available, as well as an auxiliary 3. 5mm for devices that do not have wireless connection. The prime source for this test was my windows phone and the roberts speaker excelled on every track.

Standing a little over 7 inches high, and just under 5 inches wide and deep, this s1 multi room speaker from roberts is an ideal size to fit discreetly on your bookcase, or anywhere else for that matter. It’s size and weight make it effortlessly transportable wherever you want to go, but is it any good?. Bluetooth connection was easy using several different sources, and if you don’t have bluetooth, you cn connect your device via the aux socket on the back of the s1. Sound quality is excellent, with great bass, treble and mid range. It’s so good in fact that you wouldn’t believe something so small was capable of it. We tried various types of music from soft classics to heavy metal, and were impressed at how versatile, and how faithfully the s1 reproduces sound. It is ideal for a small room, although for a larger space i would definitely recommend two of these, used as a stereo pair, power comes via mains, and it’s a shame the s1 doesn’t have it’s own battery pack. This would have been useful for outdoors use, making the s1 that bit more versatile. If you are looking for a small single room speaker, or a multi room set up, i would definitely recommend trying the s1.

Great sound from such a compact package. Lovely sound from such a compact unit. Maybe not the very best but bloody good lovely deep bass also recommend.

Solid performer but there’s better out there for less cost. The r-line series is roberts foray into the high end modular speaker system market dominated by sonas. Roberts have a hard task on their hands because they have priced themselves slightly above the cost of the market leader so their kit needs to be a cut above. Sadly these aren’t quite at the level of sonas on looks, sound quality or in expansion. Out of the, lavish and expensively black, box the r-1 certainly looks the part, with a nice quality grill surrounding three sides (although the speakers are actually only of the traditional front facing variety so the grills on the sides are for aesthetics only) and a nice colour coded led shining through which describes which mode the speaker is in (purple for radio, yellow for spotify etc), only the ever so slightly cheap looking silver coloured top belies roberts less than luxury origins. The top has just four buttons; power, two volume, one selector/bluetooth connector and a factory reset. The rear of the speaker has a power supply input, wired internet option, a 3. 5 jack input and a switch to enable the speaker to be used alone or as part of a stereo speakerset up, together with a normal or wide option. Set up is easy once you have downloaded the generic undoc app which isn’t roberts specific and its via this that you control the speaker; radio presets are easy to assign and there’s a nice link to spotify. Everything else has to be done by the bluetooth connection which also works well.