Yamaha WX030 MusicCast Wireless Speaker, Sound quality is excellent for the size

This is yamaha’s foray into sonos territory, and a very good job they’ve made of it. Intended mostly as part of the company’s musicast multi-room set up, it works perfectly well as a stand alone speaker. Firstly, and most importantly, it sounds great in a medium sized room, so much so that you forget you’re actually listening in mono. It also sounds just as good at low, background, levels, something not all speakers manage. Although it’s compact and easily relocated, it is mains powered only. Also, there are no usb or 3. All content arrives wirelessly via bluetooth or airplay. It also connects to wi-fi so that it can play internet radio.

It generates so much bass for such. It generates so much bass for such a small device, that i had to turn the bass downonly 4 stars, because i bought this to go with my rn602 amp, with the intention of streaming vinyl to the kitchen, which yamaha say they’ll do; but there is a delay between what’s been played in the living room and what’s in the kitchen, which sounds horrendous if you’re standing between the two rooms (like at a party). I’ve been on the phone with yamaha support who acknowledge that it’s an issue, that may or may not be fixes in a future firmware update. I want to be clear though, that this delay only exists when streaming external sources (vinyl, cd player, tv, etc. If you’re playing internet radio, or bluetoothing from a phone, then it streams to multiple rooms perfectly in sync.

A bit expensive for what it is, but works well.

Comments from buyers

“Awesome sound. It generates so much bass for such , Great sound and so easy to use, Yamaha WX-030 Wireless Speaker Quick Review by mark2410”

Great sound and a nice addition to our wireless home. Great sound and a nice addition to our wireless home audio set. Quick delivery and muts cheaper than any dutch web shop.

It generates so much bass for such. It generates so much bass for such a small device, that i had to turn the bass downonly 4 stars, because i bought this to go with my rn602 amp, with the intention of streaming vinyl to the kitchen, which yamaha say they’ll do; but there is a delay between what’s been played in the living room and what’s in the kitchen, which sounds horrendous if you’re standing between the two rooms (like at a party). I’ve been on the phone with yamaha support who acknowledge that it’s an issue, that may or may not be fixes in a future firmware update. I want to be clear though, that this delay only exists when streaming external sources (vinyl, cd player, tv, etc. If you’re playing internet radio, or bluetoothing from a phone, then it streams to multiple rooms perfectly in sync.

I sold my sonos play 1 for this, as could not justify the crazy prices for a sonos soundbar and sub to go with it in my front room. So bought this for the kitchen, and the yamaha ysp1600 soundbar a fraction of sonos price. This speaker is comparable to the sonos 3 which is £300 and is bluetooth compatible, it will even send to a none yamaha speaker. Only downside it does not have many streaming services.

Excellent package of sound quality and function. The yamaha wx030 wireless speaker with bluetooth is a great solution. It offers internet enabled music and radio streaming services (i. Spotify) or can act just as a straight forward bluetooth speaker so you can quickly play for a range of devices. I received a white version of the speaker and it looks great, very modern and streamlined, a sleek appearance with low-profile controls that are easy to use. The set-up process was easy, the musiccast app walks you through the easy installation. It was all done in a few minutes. I immediately tested the speaker by playing music from my amazon music app on my iphone. It picked up the speaker and i could play it through airplay.

Brilliant introduction to wireless music streaming. I just need some more speakers now. This is one part of yamaha’s new musiccast system – similar to sonos (which i haven’t used so i can’t compare directly)musiccast is basically a connected range of av and sound equipment to allow wireless music throughout the home or office – you can have multiple speakers in multiple rooms and play different streams or the same throughout the house. As i have only one speaker (at the moment) its basically like a very good quality blue tooth speaker but with enormous potential and extra abilities. To set it up you have to load the yamaha app – i’m using it on an asus zenfone 2 running android 5. 0 – without any issues at all). You then ensure the app and the speaker are on the same wifi network (i need to check but i don’t think it works on 5. 0 ghz – will edit this if it does) and after some delay it links up fine. You can then use the app to play music on your phone, via spotify (premium only not free) and napster, plus internet radio and via a network drive. I’m going to load up my music collection to a usb hard disc and use my routers usb port to see if this works easily – again will update review when i’ve tried this.

Sounds really good, app is ok, good quality materials.

Works well although i have not worked out how to. Works well although i have not worked out how to get it to connect to the tv which is in another room connected to a musiccast soundbar. Also trying to work out how to use internet radio ?.I currently have to stream radio from my phone to it. Not sure if there is some way of controlling the base and treble ?. Musiccast is a fairly complicated system.

Product is good – good sound. Product is good – good sound, and the the control app is nice (you can customise it to your needs) yamaha have released the web api as well so you can control it with other controllers (like home automation) if you wanti bought it from atlantic shopping who have been dreadful.

This is yamaha’s foray into sonos territory, and a very good job they’ve made of it. Intended mostly as part of the company’s musicast multi-room set up, it works perfectly well as a stand alone speaker. Firstly, and most importantly, it sounds great in a medium sized room, so much so that you forget you’re actually listening in mono. It also sounds just as good at low, background, levels, something not all speakers manage. Although it’s compact and easily relocated, it is mains powered only. Also, there are no usb or 3. All content arrives wirelessly via bluetooth or airplay. It also connects to wi-fi so that it can play internet radio.

Good speaker works well with my yamaha receiver decent sound quiality too.

Connection problems but good sound. . This is a wireless speaker that can be added to your network to play music fed from other devices or connected to from bluetooth. I have tested both of these methods using an iphone 6s. The bluetooth connection was fairly effortless, you press the connection button on the top and it appears in the bluetooth list on the phone. To place it on your network is a little involved and in my experience a little more flaky, which is why i have awarded 4 stars and not 5. You have to download a yamaha connection app and using this didn’t go so smoothly. I ran the software and followed the instructions but it couldn’t find the speaker, i then had to leave the software and connect to the speaker, then go back in the software and input network names and passwords. I tried on the 5ghz band first and it simply crashed the software. I tried the second time and had to connect again to the speaker’s own wifi connection, but it took a few goes and a power on and off on the speaker to show up. I got there in the end and was able to configure it to the 2.

Connection problems but good sound. . This is a wireless speaker that can be added to your network to play music fed from other devices or connected to from bluetooth. I have tested both of these methods using an iphone 6s. The bluetooth connection was fairly effortless, you press the connection button on the top and it appears in the bluetooth list on the phone. To place it on your network is a little involved and in my experience a little more flaky, which is why i have awarded 4 stars and not 5. You have to download a yamaha connection app and using this didn’t go so smoothly. I ran the software and followed the instructions but it couldn’t find the speaker, i then had to leave the software and connect to the speaker, then go back in the software and input network names and passwords. I tried on the 5ghz band first and it simply crashed the software. I tried the second time and had to connect again to the speaker’s own wifi connection, but it took a few goes and a power on and off on the speaker to show up. I got there in the end and was able to configure it to the 2.

Product is good – good sound. Product is good – good sound, and the the control app is nice (you can customise it to your needs) yamaha have released the web api as well so you can control it with other controllers (like home automation) if you wanti bought it from atlantic shopping who have been dreadful.

Sound quality is excellent for the size. I’ve had this for a couple of weeks. Sound quality is excellent for the size. Unlike the other reviewer that states that there is no eq – there is indeed an eq which u access in the app on your phone or tablet. I bought for internet radio because i have very poor signal where i live. Also streaming directly from spotify napster etc is useful. It has limitations and sometimes it would be useful if you could have more controls on the unit itself and an auxiliary input may come in handy but never the less i am very pleased and now have 3 of these. I listened to the bose unit which is £280 and this sounds as good if not better.

I sold my sonos play 1 for this, as could not justify the crazy prices for a sonos soundbar and sub to go with it in my front room. So bought this for the kitchen, and the yamaha ysp1600 soundbar a fraction of sonos price. This speaker is comparable to the sonos 3 which is £300 and is bluetooth compatible, it will even send to a none yamaha speaker. Only downside it does not have many streaming services.

Works well although i have not worked out how to. Works well although i have not worked out how to get it to connect to the tv which is in another room connected to a musiccast soundbar. Also trying to work out how to use internet radio ?.I currently have to stream radio from my phone to it. Not sure if there is some way of controlling the base and treble ?. Musiccast is a fairly complicated system.

A comparison with the panasonic all3 wireless speaker system. The wireless speaker market offers plenty of choice, so i was interested to see how yamaha’s new product compares to others in a similar price bracket, such as the panasonic all3 wireless speaker system (white). The first test comes with setup; as is often the case with these systems you have to download an ios/android app (called multicast) to your smart phone first and run the setup from there. The instructions provided by the app are clear, but it took me three goes to get the speaker to connect successfully to the wifi. That being said, it’s a lot smoother and less fiddly than the panasonic setup. The multicast app is also pretty good; responsive, clean design and with the added bonus of a simple equalizer function to allow you to tune the sound to your preference and your room’s accoustics (note that you have to go into the ‘song playing’ page on your multicast app to access the equalizer – it’s not terribly obvious where to find it). It integrates well with spotify premium (not the free service, take note). Again a better experience than the panasonic. In terms of design the speaker is compact and robust, but the controls are terrible; they are touch-sensitive (rather than raised) and are incredibly difficult to see on a very similar-coloured background unless you shine a bright light on them. I guess 99% of the time you’re expected to control the speaker through your smartphone app so it’s not a huge issue, but it seems like a glitch that could easily have been avoided and the panasonic’s controls are much better.

Great sound and so easy to use. Got this speaker to add to the one i already had. Great sound and so easy to use.

Yamaha wx-030 wireless speaker quick review by mark2410. Yamaha wx-030 wireless speaker quick review by mark2410brief: yamaha takes aim at sonos. Price: £150 or us$250specifications: wi-fi yes, airplay yes, bluetooth version/profile ver. 1 + edr / a2dp, avrcp, audio codec sbc, aac* (*receiving only), maximum communication range 10 m / 38. (without interference), ethernet yes, speaker unit 9 cm (3-1/2′) woofer x 1, 3 cm (1-1/8′) tweeter x 1, passive radiator x 1, maximum output power 30w x 1 (6Ω, 1 khz, 10% thd), power supply ac, power consumption 10 w, standby power consumption 2. 1 w (network standby on, bluetooth standby on, wireless connection), 0. 5 w (network and bluetooth standby off), dimensions (w x h x d) 243 x 157 x 113 mm; 9-5/8′ x 6-1/8′ x 4-1/2′, weight 2.

Brilliant introduction to wireless music streaming. I just need some more speakers now. This is one part of yamaha’s new musiccast system – similar to sonos (which i haven’t used so i can’t compare directly)musiccast is basically a connected range of av and sound equipment to allow wireless music throughout the home or office – you can have multiple speakers in multiple rooms and play different streams or the same throughout the house. As i have only one speaker (at the moment) its basically like a very good quality blue tooth speaker but with enormous potential and extra abilities. To set it up you have to load the yamaha app – i’m using it on an asus zenfone 2 running android 5. 0 – without any issues at all). You then ensure the app and the speaker are on the same wifi network (i need to check but i don’t think it works on 5. 0 ghz – will edit this if it does) and after some delay it links up fine. You can then use the app to play music on your phone, via spotify (premium only not free) and napster, plus internet radio and via a network drive. I’m going to load up my music collection to a usb hard disc and use my routers usb port to see if this works easily – again will update review when i’ve tried this.

Great sound and so easy to use. Got this speaker to add to the one i already had. Great sound and so easy to use.