Top Best 50 Wireless & Multiroom Audio: Speakers, Receivers & Audio Systems in November 2021

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Devialet
Devialet - Phantom II 95dB - Iconic White
Description

Listen to your favorite jams with this iconic white Devialet Phantom II speaker. Duo mode lets you pair two devices together for improved audio performance, while the Active Cospherical Engine distributes sound evenly, eliminating surface diffraction and ensuring balanced acoustics. This Devialet Phantom II speaker features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for easy syncing with your phone so you can enjoy your playlists.

13 Features
  • 350 Watts RMS: Helps ensure rich, dynamic sound.
  • Aluminum full-range driver and two aluminum bass drivers: Phantom II boasts high technology: 981 parts protected by over 160 patents. Allows you to feel the power of sound.
  • Active spherical design: Quality sound performance. Experience beautifully rich and unspoiled acoustics, wherever you are.
  • Solo or stereo sound: Creating the wide sound stage with the ultracompact speakers, immerse yourself in your favorite music, movies, and games. For stereo mode you will require additional speaker (sold separately).
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: Offer easy connectivity to your compatible device.
  • Open to anything: Bluetooth, AirPlay®, Spotify Connect, UPnP, optical or analog. Make an instant connection however you prefer.
  • 0.001% total harmonic distortion + noise: Enjoy pure sound without any distortion, saturation, or background noise.
  • 95dB SPL at 3 feet: For powerful sound.
  • 3.5mm jack: Enables easy connection of a microphone.
  • 18Hz - 21kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • 95dB sensitivity: Ensures crisp, robust audio.
  • Play/pause and volume control buttons: Make operation simple.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jazz101, 10 out of 10
    Pricey but worth it.

    This is clearly a product that was designed for everyone. It's expensive, and that alone is a big deterrent. But this is not just a Bluetooth speaker, it's a statement. Sure, you may be able to buy another Bluetooth speaker that may be a better value, but not one that dazzles everyone who sees this device in action. I find its connectivity options are just what I need. I stream from my Roon server via WiFi, and it has never dropped a single note. I can connect a turntable with a phono amp to the analog input. If there's something I want to stream from my phone via Tidal or Spotify I can connect using Bluetooth. While the sound quality is not on par with my main system which consists of McIntosh amplification and Wharfdale speakers, it is perfect for the second system in my den. Classic jazz, dance, and electronic music are all well served by this device. Bass is phenomenal; deep, tuneful, and impactful. And, like I said before, it is dazzling in its design and sound quality. A feast for the ears as well as the eyes.

    Jun 26, 2020 19:56
  • Review by rifraf, 10 out of 10
    Devialet

    For me Devialet is the new version of the famous Cabasse speakers,different company but the same technology

    Jun 07, 2020 16:38
  • Review by BrianF, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Speaker for my music and listening room

    I've been considering buying a Devialet Phantom speaker for 2 years. I listen to music ALL the time...at home, in the car, on headphones while walking. Since I've been at home during this Pandemic I decided to "treat myself" and finally purchased the Reactor 600. I just got it yesterday but I already LOVE this speaker.

    -Stylish and compact in my space. check

    -Easy to set up and connect- check

    -Free Tidal Music 3 month trial...awesome- check

    -Clear and crisp sound for every style of music I listen to!- check

    Even my wife, who is not a huge fan of my music (and the level I play it at), liked the appearance and sound of this small dynamo.

    I'm having a great time creating playlists for every mood using the Tidal Music service, which I'm sure I will keep after the 3 month free trial.

    Great speaker and happy with my purchase!

    Apr 23, 2020 06:43
  • 10score
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    Russound - Bluetooth Receiver for Multiroom Systems - Black
    Description

    The new BSK-1 C-Series Bluetooth Receiver permits Bluetooth enabled devices to stream content to C-Series systems for wireless audio. It is a remotely located Bluetooth receiver, optimized for ideal placement and range by the custom installer. For maximum flexibility it can be configured as either a system source or a local source.The BSK-1 integrates with Russound C-Series multizone systems. System components communicate with each other via the Russound RNET protocol, and components are interconnected using standard CAT-5 cable.The new BTA-1 A-BUS Bluetooth receiver permits Bluetooth enabled devices to stream content to A-BUS keypads for wireless local source audio in any room.The BTA-1 A-BUS Bluetooth receiver integrates with Russound A-BUS multi room systems, which are also interconnected using standard CAT-5 cable. The A-BUS Bluetooth receiver streams content to the local A-BUS keypad, so it serves as a local source within the room whose audio that particular keypad controls.

    2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by smarthomenovice, 10 out of 10
    Worked as expected

    Simple to hook up. Worked as expected. Definitely a bit expensive.

    Mar 20, 2020 16:23
  • Review by Anson, 10 out of 10
    Good

    Great device. I will recommend this to my friends.

    May 26, 2017 19:24
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    Sonos
    Sonos - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 2.0-Channel Soundbar with Alexa - White
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Enjoy crisp, powerful sound while watching your favorite shows with this refurbished Sonos Beam soundbar. Amazon Alexa allows hands-free control, while the four full-range woofers and a tweeter offer room-filling sound for an immersive movie-watching experience. This white Sonos Beam soundbar has adjustable bass and treble controls on the top panel for customizing the sound as needed.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    9 Features
  • Compact smart soundbar: Experience incredible sound while streaming music, watching TV and movies, enjoying podcasts and audiobooks, or playing video games, all with voice control.
  • Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Built-In: Play music hands-free with voice assistant. Everyone can do it.
  • Five-speaker design with five Class D digital amplifiers: Plunges you into a cinematic action with huge waves of sound that capture every whisper and footfall. Specially tuned by sound engineers to emphasize the sound of the human voice.
  • Elliptical woofers: Four full-range woofers ensure you'll hear the faithful playback of midrange vocal frequencies plus deep, rich bass.
  • One tweeter: Creates crisp and clear high-frequency response.
  • Inputs: The soundbar features one HDMI port.
  • Five far-field microphone arrays: Provide advanced beam forming and multichannel echo cancellation.
  • LED hardwired to voice microphones: Offers privacy control so you know when the microphone is active.
  • Sonos Beam is easy to set up: Connect the soundbar to your TV with the included HDMI cable and plug in the power cord to instantly start playing anything connected to your TV, such as a cable box or gaming console.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Zzap, 10 out of 10
    Wow new tech works better

    Replaced my older sonos playbars with these and I’m very happy!

    Aug 13, 2021 15:34
  • Review by henrygee, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic sound in a tiny box

    Excellent, room-filling sound from a tiny package. I'm excited to pair this with two Ikea Symfonisk bookshelf speakers for a 5.0 surround sound package. The Beam has excellent low-end coverage right out of the box, so unless you absolutely NEED that rumbling LFE, the sub is probably unnecessary. Music quality is top notch, with no frequencies notably missing or overpowering. Dialog is great, with slight drop-offs when off axis (not distractingly so, but faintly noticeable.)

    The initial setup was somewhat confusing, but that may have been because I had a Sonos account already and it thought I was in a different household.

    I got my open box and despite the fact that the packaging was somewhat questionable, the Beam is in perfect condition and functions as it did on day one. Considering the supply shortages of Sonos products at large, this is possibly the only way to get your hands on one at the moment anyway.

    Sep 12, 2021 21:56
  • Review by Steven, 10 out of 10
    Great soundbar!

    Great quality for refurbished - the soundbar itself looked and sounded very nice. We got an even better deal on it with the refurbished unit.

    Sep 27, 2021 14:01
  • Vifa Copenhagen 2.0 Portable Wireless Loudspeaker with WiFi and Bluetooth Connection - Pebble Grey
    Description

    Copenhagen 2.0 weaves years of refined craftsmanship with contemporary lifestyle. With its light Nordic design, the loudspeaker plays elegantly together with the surroundings, while it fills your room with great sound from virtually any music source. Simple to use and portable, Copenhagen 2.0 lets you create the atmosphere to suit your moment. It’s pure enjoyment in every detail.

    5 Features
  • Provides Optimized Stereo Output: Features two 28mm soft dome tweeters that handle higher frequency (4kHz~20kHz). Each channel is spaced apart and angled slightly backwards for max stereo with optimal sound performance. On the other hand, the 50mm midrange drivers handle 250Hz~4kHz frequency range.
  • Offers Lesser Sound Distortion: A copper cap on the tweeters and midrange help reduce unwanted distortion and extends the frequency response. Plus, the neodymium magnet drivers make sure a smooth, clear, and open treble is reproduced seamlessly.
  • Produces Enhanced Bass: The two 80mm Force Balanced Woofers produces impressive bass precision and lowers mechanical vibration noise. The symmetric passive radiator further enhances the bass reproduction of this small loudspeaker.
  • Music on the Move: Small for easy travel. With the digital pure path amplifier, the input signal is multiplied and produces a greater amplified sound. The amplifier has six separate channels combined with a high-performance Digital Signal Processor. Equaling low distortion and high dynamic range.
  • Offers Great Style and Versatility: The Vifa Copenhagen 2.0 combines distinctive Nordic design with impressive features. It utilizes Bluetooth wireless technology and Qualcomm aptX HD audio in delivering excellent sounds. You can avail six different shades of the loudspeaker
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Vifa, 10 out of 10
    Perfect sound! lithium battery, enjoy anywhere

    You will be amazed by excellence of vocals. I love hearing the pure instrumental sounds...truly delightful.

    Sep 10, 2020 13:53
  • Sonos - Sub (Gen 3) Wireless Subwoofer - Black
    Description

    Add thumping bass to your home audio setup with this Sonos wireless subwoofer. The built-in Wi-Fi offers a simple cable-free setup, while the two force-canceling drivers eliminate vibrations and rattles for high-quality sound output. This Sonos wireless subwoofer features a high-gloss black finish to lend an upscale touch to your space.

    9 Features
  • Lower lows and higher highs: Sonos Sub takes over the lowest frequencies, enhancing the midrange playback from paired speakers so you experience fuller, more detailed sound.
  • No buzz, just bass: Two force-canceling drivers at the center of Sub eliminate vibration and rattle so you get powerful bass without any distortion.
  • Made to be seen and heard: Its versatile design features a slim, sculptural shape and high-gloss finish. Stand Sub upright, or lay it on its side.
  • Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity: Stream via your Wi-Fi network, and wirelessly connect more Sonos speakers to expand your sound system.
  • Masterfully engineered: Sub's sound ports strategically force the internal energy out of the cabinet to prevent muffling while the specially developed resin resists vibration.
  • Simple setup: Go from unboxing to listening in minutes. Just plug in the power cord, and open the Sonos app.
  • Expand your sound system: When you're ready, wirelessly connect more Sonos speakers, and enjoy listening in more rooms.
  • Customized sound: The Trueplay™ feature puts the speaker-tuning capability of recording pros in the palm of your hands and optimizes the sound for the room.
  • Compatible with new generation of Sonos app: This product requires the new generation of the Sonos app, Sonos S2.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Spence, 10 out of 10
    Adds feeling to music and movies, literally.

    Sonos Arc is so amazing. Add the sub and some rears and it adds even more magic. Felt expensive, but I'd do it again. If you are on a budget, I'd do Sonos Arc, add the set of rears next and then the sub last.

    Mar 12, 2021 16:08
  • Review by NeatWallTV, 10 out of 10
    From Neat Wall TV

    We’re a small business Home A/V Installation Service that focuses on practical solutions that are future proofed to a certain degree. Sonos offers ease and practicality with a level of precision like no other. I tell my customers all the time it won’t literally happen but on the level of product comparison; Sonos has the tech and product level that redefines music and could put Bose in their place to out of business. Sonos is to retail shopping what Amazon has done to the world.

    Sep 06, 2021 22:40
  • Review by Supercuda, 10 out of 10
    Sonos has the best wireless system going!!!

    Built my surround sound system with nothing but Sonos. Without a doubt, the best bang for the buck! Spend thousands and thousands if you like but for me it is unnecessary for great sound! Don't forget to get the new ARC soundbar you won't be sorry!

    Jul 31, 2020 16:53
  • Review by santana, 10 out of 10
    Santana

    If you want to have a complete sound experience with sonos Soundbar you gutta go with this, it will give you the sound you are looking for. Now is a tricky to set it for the house, not like on the app but you will like to try it on different places and different ways to get the proper sound you want. I definitely recommend it, if you want a premium sound you have to pay for it.

    Apr 16, 2021 17:49
  • Review by gatorwaugh, 10 out of 10
    Must have with your Sonos Sound Bar...

    You cannot get a Sonos Sound Bar without this woofer... well, you can, but you will be missing amazing lows that take the sound to a whole other level. I have been tempted to get a second one, and it may still happen. Set it up right behind the couch we watch TV from. Absolutely love it!

    Apr 23, 2021 16:35
  • Review by RichD, 10 out of 10
    Great Sonos Speaker

    Great Sonos product. The sound is excellent, the set-up, and integration with other Sonos items (sound bar & surround sound speakers) was easy. The only issue is the price point which is high compared to other products.

    Nov 06, 2020 18:11
  • Review by Sidd, 10 out of 10
    That Bass!

    Ouuuuu, the base on this subwoofer should be illegal! Has the whole house vibrating and my neighbors can hear it too!

    Dec 26, 2020 16:56
  • Review by JNew, 10 out of 10
    Sonos = Quality Audio

    Sonos is pretty consistent with coming out with quality products. Below I have a picture of my gen 3 sub mounted on the wall with a Flexon Sonos sub wall mount.

    Sep 24, 2020 16:41
  • 9.8score
    Sonos - One SL Wireless Smart Speaker - Black
    Description

    Get rich, room-filling sound with this Sonos One SL speaker, and control it with the Sonos app, Apple AirPlay 2, and more. Pair it with Sonos One or another One SL in the same room for stereo separation and more detailed sound.

    7 Features
  • Multiroom compatible smart speaker: Plays music in multiple rooms at once.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sends the right frequencies to the right speakers for outstanding audio.
  • Apple AirPlay 2: Stream sound directly from your iPhone or iPad and ask Siri to play Apple Music.
  • Stereo sound: Pair with Sonos One or another One SL in the same room for stereo separation and more detailed sound. Use a pair as rear home theater surrounds with Playbar, Playbase, or Beam.
  • Control your music from the palm of your hand: Download the free Sonos Controller app on your compatible smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac to search for songs and stations, choose music and control the volume on your Sonos One SL smart speaker.
  • Build your system: Easily connect Sonos speakers in different rooms over WiFi to create a home sound system that brings every room and everyone together.
  • Rich, powerful sound: Includes a tweeter and a mid/woofer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by NeatWallTV, 10 out of 10
    From Neat Wall TV

    We’re a small business Home A/V Installation Service that focuses on practical solutions that are future proofed to a certain degree. Sonos offers ease and practicality with a level of precision like no other. I tell my customers all the time it won’t literally happen but on the level of product comparison; Sonos has the tech and product level that redefines music and could put Bose in their place to out of business. Sonos is to retail shopping what Amazon has done to the world.

    Sep 02, 2021 20:19
  • Review by Daniel, 10 out of 10
    They do their job

    I really just bought them to complete the Sonos previous purchases(beam and subwoofer ). They do their job and look nice on top of the stands. I didn’t buy them as sound for my tv... just a Bluetooth system for my man cave and connected to pet her in the house.

    Dec 11, 2020 16:17
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Same Great Sound Quality, Just No Alexa

    ## Setup

    If you’ve used the Sonos app to setup other Sonos speakers, you’ll find the process to be very familiar. First, place the speaker where you want it in your home and connect the power. Open the app, go to Settings and select System > Add Product. The app will then scan for new speakers and walk you through the setup process. At the end, the Sonos app will also install the latest updates to the speaker, so there is a bit of wait until you can hear the sound from the new speaker.

    ## Sound Quality

    If you already have a Sonos One or Play:1 speaker, you’ll find the sound quality on the Sonos One SL is exactly the same. The only difference is the lack of microphones on the SL.

    As is typical with Sonos speakers, the sound quality is superb with great bass. Highs, mids and lows all come through clearly and make for a very enjoyable listening experience. One speaker can fill a medium-sized room easily and likely even a large room. The Sonos One SL can be paired with another Sonos One (but NOT a Sonos Play:1) for stereo sound or grouped with other Sonos speakers around your home for simultaneous play.

    ## Features

    No voice assistant: The main reason for buying this particular speaker is likely the omission of a voice assistant. This isn’t just for privacy-minded folks: if you already have an Echo device in the room you plan to use a Sonos speaker, you can save some money and forgo having a second voice assistant in the same room. Or, perhaps you just want a second speaker to create a stereo pair with another Sonos One speaker that already has Alexa.

    AirPlay 2: Although this speaker has no virtual assistant, it still has some of the benefits of the Sonos One, one of which is AirPlay 2. This allows you to easily stream music from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to the speaker without going through a Bluetooth pairing process. While playing music, simply tap the AirPlay icon on your iPhone and select the speaker.

    Humidity resistance: You can’t go splashing water on this speaker, but if you plan on placing this in the bathroom, the extra humidity from the shower will not be a problem.

    ## Summary

    The main difference between the Sonos One and One SL is that the latter lacks microphones and the voice assistant. The Sonos One SL still has the great sound quality your expect from Sonos, as well as AirPlay 2 functionality.

    Oct 13, 2019 18:38
  • Review by Prelude428, 10 out of 10
    Small but mighty!

    If you have the setup to get this as a surround sound setup do it! Was hesitant but is a great option for my setup!

    Apr 09, 2021 17:22
  • Review by BahiaBreez, 10 out of 10
    Tiny In Size But....

    I Was In The Market For Speakers, (Quarantine & Need Music, LOUDLY) & After Reading Many Reviews & Weeks Of Research I Settled On Sonos One SL & Im Very Pleased, I Also Purchased Open-Box, Yep & 1st Best Buy Purchase & As A Young Woman, During A Pandemic, ✅✅ Satisfied Boxes. The Speakers Are Loud, Voice/Sound Clear, No Muffles, Connecting/Set-Up To WiFi Easy. Its Nearing Month Since Purchase & Exactly DOP Will Buy 2nd Sonos Speaker.

    Jun 15, 2020 15:28
  • Review by Maemae2022, 10 out of 10
    AMAZING

    Love! Love! Love! Work excellent with my Sonos Arc and subwoofer and aesthetically very wife friendly.

    Mar 19, 2021 20:25
  • Review by Bill, 10 out of 10
    Sonos makes very good products

    These two speaker were purchased as a gift and shipped to California. However, I have three of their speakers and enjoy them very much.

    Jul 31, 2020 17:30
  • Review by Blane6264, 10 out of 10
    Clean look

    Bought these to mount on wall. Wanted to go with a clean look against the wall. Sonos perfect like always.

    Sep 23, 2020 10:14
  • 9.6score
    Amazon - Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart Speaker with Alexa - Charcoal
    Description

    Echo Dot is a voice-controlled Smart Speaker with Alexa, perfect for any room. Just ask for music, news, information, and more. You can also call almost anyone and control compatible smart home devices with your voice.Use voice assistants to explore Best Buy.Ask for today’s deals, store hours and more via an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant device.Learn how

    6 Features
  • Made for any room: You can place Dot in the bedroom and use it as a smart alarm clock that can also turn off your lights. Or use Dot in the kitchen to easily set timers and shop with just your voice.
  • Voice-control your music: Use your voice to play a song, artist, or genre through Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, and others.
  • Voice-control your smart home: Switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn up the thermostat while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie.
  • Alexa always getting smarter: The more you use Dot, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal references. And because Echo Dot is always connected, updates are delivered automatically.
  • Alexa app: With the free Alexa app on Fire OS, Android, iOS, and desktop browsers, you can easily set up and manage your Echo Dot.
  • Call almost anyone hands-free using your voice: Use Drop In to instantly connect to another compatible Echo at home or send an announcement across Echo devices, like calling the family for dinner or reminding the kids to go to bed.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Don1188, 10 out of 10
    Awesome. It helps a lot

    At first, I was reluctant to talk to a hockey puck. Okay so I am old fashioned. I use smart sockets in some areas in my home. I have them connected to my phone. But I found out you could program the Echo Dot to them. I have gotten used to talking to it. I now command it to turn on and turn off certain things around my home. You can command it to guard your home. You can ask where your orders are. If you say good morning it will give you information as to what happened on that date years ago. You can joke with it too. The things you can do with it are endless.

    Sep 06, 2019 17:16
  • Review by Kylie, 10 out of 10
    Echo Dot

    This was a gift for my granddaughter’s friend. He has MS and is confined in a wheelchair. He could use his arms a couple year’s ago, but only his fingers now. Echo has changed his life. He can talk on the phone and reach his family and friends. It was the best gift EVER.

    Jan 15, 2020 19:01
  • Review by Irisjazmin, 10 out of 10
    Love my Echo Dot!

    I purchased the Ring Doorbell at Best Buy and the Echo Dot was included with the purchase. Thanks Best Buy! I love my Echo Dot! All you need to do is plug it in, get the app on your phone and follow the prompts.

    I ask Alexa silly questions, I ask her to play music, tell me jokes, set up my alarm, set up reminders, I ask for the weather, the time, etc.

    love it!

    Sep 06, 2019 16:32
  • Review by Robert, 10 out of 10
    Great Smart Speaker

    I really like this speaker it can do a lot of things like in the morning i have an alarm to go to work when i turn off the alarm i set it up to tell me how is the traffic to work and tell me weather and if i want i could set it up to tell me also news, radio and more when i arrive From work i tell it to play music the sound is really good when im going to sleep i tell it to open sleep sounds or i say good night and it gives me a list of sounds it can make that will help me go to sleep i leave the sound the entire night it helps me go to sleep, I don’t have anything smart yet like light bulbs but if i did I would be able to do a lot more with this

    Jan 27, 2020 20:18
  • Review by KrisTina, 10 out of 10
    AMAZING DEVICE!

    I LOVE THIS DEVICE ! This was my third Echo device (my second 3rd generation Echo) I received this Echo Dot (3rd Gen) as a free gift when I ordered my son's Fire TV and passed it on to him as well. My family enjoys them. We use it to play music, ask questions about the weather and local/national events, timers/alarms, making calls and sending messages, and controlling other devices, he has even added smart lighting and smart plugs to his room. Couldn't be happier!

    Jul 16, 2020 14:04
  • Review by Chepito, 10 out of 10
    Must have Echo Dot 3 gen with clock.

    It’s an Echo Dot 3rd Gen, But with an LED Clock and it makes an awesome gadget to have next to your bed. Dims at night or you have the option to dim it to your liking, love it and I highly recommend this product. Downside it only comes in white or sandstorm but looks amazing you will not regret the purchase. Two thumbs up.

    Dec 29, 2019 02:45
  • Review by Camilo, 10 out of 10
    Best Alexa device I’ve ever had

    The best part of it is the time display on the front. I thought I was going to have issues at night with the display being bright and messing with my sleep but I was wrong ! It has a light sensor and it doesn’t bother me at all. Hopefully they will come out with different color options

    Nov 10, 2019 06:44
  • Review by ProfessorH, 10 out of 10
    Great upgrade from previous dot

    This review is for the Amazon - Echo Dot (3rd Gen) - Smart Speaker with Alexa - Sandstone

    I have this dot in my garage for when my hands are full or super dirty and I need lights on, or the worst song ever is playing and an emergency song skip is required.

    I have it plugged into an old ups

    Apr 13, 2020 09:42
  • 9.6score
    Sonos - Move Smart Portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa and Google Assistant - Black
    Description

    Play your favorite tunes anywhere with this weatherproof and drop-resistant Sonos Move portable speaker. The Trueplay automatic tuning adapts and balances the sound based on where you are and what you're listening to. This Sonos Move portable speaker incorporates built-in support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplay and the Sonos app to let you stream audio from a smart device.

    14 Features
  • Perfect sound outdoors: Features surprisingly deep bass, a wide soundscape, and automatic Trueplay™ tuning that perfectly balances the sound for where you are and what you're listening to.
  • Built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for voice control: Use voice commands with the speaker to play music, check news, set alarms, get your questions answered and more. A separate voice assistant is not required.
  • Connect wirelessly from distance: Pair this speaker with your smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Stream over Wi-Fi, and connect this speaker to the rest of your Sonos system at home.
  • Rechargeable battery: Enjoy up to 10 hours of uninterrupted playback on a single charge (pausing, volume level, Bluetooth, heat exposure, and other factors will cause battery life to fluctuate).
  • Durable construction: With an IP56 rating, it protects your device from humidity, rain, snow, dust, salt spray, UV rays, and extreme heat and cold.
  • Two Class-D digital amplifiers: Perfectly tuned to match the speaker drivers and acoustic architecture.
  • Sonos app: Makes setting up, installing, and controlling your Sonos speaker easy.
  • Apple AirPlay 2 enabled: Works with AirPlay 2 on Apple devices with iOS 11.4 and later.
  • Integrated into cabinet mid-woofer: Ensures faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies, plus deep, rich bass.
  • Downward-firing tweeter: Creates a crisp, clear high-frequency response that disperses evenly for 220° of coverage.
  • Audio controls: The responsive audio chime lets you know that your Sonos Move has heard you and is working on a response.
  • Built-in microphone: The far-field microphone array uses smart voice capture and noise cancellation.
  • Complete privacy: An illuminated LED indicator light ensures you're always aware when the microphone is active.
  • Top panel: Features capacitive touch controls for volume up/down, previous/next track, play/pause, and microphone status. The LED light indicates the speaker status, microphone status, and voice feedback.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Njuice, 10 out of 10
    A Must Have Smart Home & Portable Speaker

    Smart Home Speakers and Portable Speakers are something that have become such an easy way to help you at home or enjoy music. There are so many options for both styles of speakers that it can be hard to narrow it all down. Thankfully, Sonos has combined these two speakers in magnificent fashion with the Sonos Move! Here is what I think...

    SET-UP:

    - Taking the Move out of the box your first impression is this thing is heavy duty. It's big but compact, heavy but easy to carry, and just overall feels very high quality. In the box you have the Move, charging base, and a nice Sonos brand clothing carrying bag for the Move.

    - An initial thought is I really like the charging base for this. It's very simple and nice because it makes the Move a permanent fixture in your house but you can just lift the Move on and off the base for portability. I also really like how forward thinking Sonos was to include a port for USB-C so you can more easily charge the Move on the go instead of the charging base. However, no USB-C cable is included with the package.

    - Setting it Up for Music was very easy! Just set it on the power base, download the Sonos App, and complete set-up through the app. The Sonos app will hook you up to the WiFi, sign you into any music apps, and set up your speaker to Google Assistant / Alexa (I used Google). I can't say enough how you should absolutely set up Google Assistant / Alexa with the Move, it just adds a tremendous amount of value to an already exceptional speaker.

    - The buttons on the Move are very subtle and simple by having controls for connectivity, power, microphone on/off, play/pause, and volume controls. All very slick and smooth but I do wish there was an easy way to tell battery life besides the Sonos App or asking Google what the battery level was.

    FEATURE PERFORMANCE:

    - Once set up, the Move works very smoothly. You can play music through the Sonos app, ask Google to play music for you, Apple Airplay, or since it’s a WiFi speaker - most music apps / phones will let you connect and play music through it regardless of using the Sonos app which is nice. Of course you can also use Bluetooth when you are off Wifi which is very easy to use as expected.

    - It's important to note that Sonos speakers uses "Trueplay" which is where it uses the microphones in your phone to set up the acoustics in a room. The Sonos Move uses the microphones on top of the speaker itself to automatically perform Trueplay whenever you move the speaker and set it back down. This is a huge benefit and makes using a Sonos so much more easy.

    - Sonos really nailed the Portability side of the Move. The battery life is great at 10 hours and it's very durable and ready for the elements which is great so you can bring it by any lake/pool, or out in the rain, or even outside in hot days or cold nights. You can't completely submerge it in water but that's not something I need from this speaker anyways. Regardless, it is a huge plus for a portable speaker to know it's not always going to be in dry normal conditions.

    SOUND QUALITY & SMART HOME

    - The Sound on the Sonos Move is by far the best sound quality I have ever experienced on a Portable Battery Powered Speaker or on a Google Assistant Speaker. The sound is so crisp and clear but the lows and bass are so powerful that you don't understand how they could do all that in a relatively small package. Also the sound quality is so great because it can really fill a space without having to turn it up even that high.

    - My only complaint with this Speakers sound is that the Move really has one forward firing speaker. So it's apparent that you get the best sound when you are facing the front side of the speaker compare to the back or even sides. I will say this isn't an issue when it's stationary in your home and the sound quality is so high that it still makes a room sound great, but it just would have been nice if they had more of a 360 degree effect for outdoor situations like other portable speakers do.

    - As far as Google Home integration, it's like you are using a Google Home as it will do almost everything that a normal Google Home will do (there are a few minor settings that actual Google Homes have that the Move doesn't but it's a non-issue for me). The Microphone button on top also works as a Toggle button to turn on/off the Mic in case you don't want it listening which is a nice feature to have

    BOTTOM-LINE:

    - If you are a Smart Home User that loves music at home and on the go, this is an absolute must have. The sound quality alone beats out any Smart Home Speaker I have heard of while still remaining relatively small and out of the way. Even with being such a great sounding smart home speaker, you can literally take this on the go whether it's around the house or backyard which will still stay connected to WiFi, or brave the elements on the go since its super durable and can connect with Bluetooth. I really think the Sonos Move is a homerun and you will be very satisfied!

    Oct 11, 2019 09:24
  • Review by CrysisComplex, 10 out of 10
    A feature-rich utopia of sound.

    First I want to say this is my first venture into a Sonos Product. The next thing I wanna say is I never want to go back to other speaker manufacturers. I hate to say it but Bose is in big trouble this is the kinda quality that others are putting out because this is the first speaker in my entire life that I have seen so many outstanding useful features. And. They. All. Work. Flawlessly.

    I’ll start with the elegant packaging that Sonos have here as it is ensured that nothing will be broken by the time it gets to you. Everything is snug and packed with pristine that it’s mind-blowing. I normally don’t pay too much attention to the presentation of the device but Sonos gave it a wow factor. What you get in the box is a few documentations here in there to get you started and easy with setup, the Speaker itself with a cloth carrying bag to put it in, and the charging base.

    Setup here was extremely intuitive, but it just downright work with the Sonos App. There weren’t any headaches or Frustrations with the app. The Sonos App walk-through through the setup process which is quick and easy. Sonos did a great job conveying instructions to the user while letting the app be smooth and useable. There is always an audio chime to let you know your voice or touch has been registered. You would think this would be easy for other manufacturers to follow but they don’t.

    Design is ultra-modern with touch-sensitive buttons. The speaker looks great in any area of the house. I like the smooth texture matte texture on the device. I love the design element that Sonos made this Move but the downside is if you are looking for a white version for your all-white Sonos setup there is none just yet. Play/Pause, VOL Up/Down and a "Mute Mic" for the voice assistants are all located at the top of the device. while on the back is Bluetooth, Wifi, and Power buttons are on the back. USB-C port for charging is also there and can be useful when you are not around the charging base.

    This comes with something called auto “Trueplay” which the Move comes with six microphones on the top of the device to Automatically fine-tune the sound to your rooms preference when on Wifi. The speaker then auto set the EQ giving you rich sound no matter where you are and they work! It’s subtle but the adjustments are there. I heard before on other Sonos speakers that true play forces you to use your phone to fine-tune the speaker to the environment. Well here everything is automatic and you don’t have to go waving your phone around the room all day looking like a madman.

    Sound quality is a game-changer as this one speaker can out preform and even outdo my own over a grand surround system. I have never witness sound so good, so perfect, so clear in all my days of owning speakers. I honestly didn’t know what I was expecting from a speaker at this price but I was floored with how the Bass can really move everything on its own. Everything from a pin drop to full layered Orchestra piece tracks. The drives Drivers and acoustics play well with each other delivering the sound you will be happy with. One mid-woofer integrated into the speaker; mid-range vocal with super deep bass.

    You can feel and hear it all coming from the Sonos move. Airplay 2 worked just perfectly with iOS 13 and played with the rest of my home setup. Not only does this one speaker fills up an entire living room but can fill up my whole downstairs with sound. I have no doubt this will be perfect for parties or barbecues at your home...because not only you can move the speaker around the house but you can also take the Move to wherever you want with the added Bluetooth inside the speaker. That’s right you can finally move your Sonos speaker outside the home and off of Wifi. I will be real and say the implementation of Bluetooth is pretty basic here but at least it’s here! Now you can have that same Sonos sound inside your home to the beach, skatepark, work, party, friend's house or just anywhere.

    I have moved the speaker several times around the house and haven’t had any issues with weight. It is quite heavier than any speaker of this size that I own but I don’t mind the weight of the device. It gives you a feeling of “huff” to the device as you move it around, even if you happen to drop this thing it does withstand drops and falls. I would give Sonos five stars on durability alone if I could. The speaker is weatherproof but the charging base is not so I wouldn't leave it on a patio table at all times. You can pair two Moves on WiFi for stereo sound if you have them so that's nice and No, the Move doesn't pair with Sonos Sub because this is designed to be moved around.

    The battery is great for Sonos' first attempt to get into the portable sound field. I found that battery was the weakest part of this product but it held enough stamina to get me through the day. All features turned on got me around 9.5 hours at full charge with Wifi and about 30 minutes less with Bluetooth on the go. Just when you really getting into the speaker the battery dies, this is the only area I can see them improving on but the Charging Base charges up the speakers fast to get you out of the door. Again to the Speaker has a USB-C charging on the back so the base isn't required for charge. Trust me you gonna need this if you plan on partying with this speaker all night somewhere. Also maybe this is me asking for too much but if a device is this feature-rich at this size I mean why not just put a Qi/Wireless charging inside the top of the device and/or NFC for easier pairing for Android users? no matter what you get here is amazingly done from Sonos.

    Voice Assistance pushes this device over the edge with its features and voice commands Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are here on this Sonos Move making life much easier. Yes, Voice assistance here is useful. I was able to change songs on my Apple music Playlist with my voice without using another iOS device since the speaker was on Airplay. Doing dishes, gardening, or crafts with my hands being so busy I was able to do it all by voice with Alexa. Alexa allow me to do all kinds of useful things from turning on the Xbox, Guard dogging my house, tell me flights, and I was quite impressed with the Sonos implementation of her. Google Assistant I don't use but I suspect that it's just as good on this speaker. I love the one-touch button on the speaker to turn on or off Alexa/Google when needed on the fly.

    As you can tell I love this Sonos Move, it's one of the best speakers I've ever used. In fact, I also used it on Apple TV as a way to have a home theatre experience and it kept up with my own expensive soundbar/woofer! This is not only feature-rich but it just works while being elegant and modern. With the added fact that everything is intuitive without a steep learning curve. Let us not forget they fair well in updating their software so you will always be up to date. All my time of reviewing products this is not easy for companies to do. Sonos have me as a new customer and if they keep up the hard work many more will come.

    Oct 11, 2019 10:10
  • Review by sgriesch, 10 out of 10
    Great Portable Speaker

    About Sonos Move

    Sonos Move is the first portable speaker in the Sonos line-up. It’s suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and even claims that it’s drop resistant (though I’m not willing to test this feature since I like the speaker so much). It’s feature-rich and high quality, and exactly what Sonos needed to add to its series of products.

    What It Comes With

    Sonos Move is pretty simple. Most everything is housed within the speaker casing. In addition to the speaker it comes with a charging base and a bag to tote the speaker in. The charging base is a ring that the speaker sets on. The base, cord, and charging plug are all one proprietary connected piece. The casing even has a handle built into the back side for you to carry the speaker.

    Set Up

    For me, the set up was really easy. I already had the Sonos app installed on my phone. It was up and running in just a few minutes. For those that don’t have the app already installed, you’ll need to download and set up the app, get connected to the WiFi, and connect any services (like Spotify or Pandora, etc). You’ll also want to update the speaker software when you set up. That takes a few minutes to accomplish typically. Other than the app I just set the base down, plugged it in, and set the speaker on the charging base. Not much to it.

    Features

    This portable speaker is feature-rich. It works on both WiFi and Bluetooth, so you can really use this about anywhere. It’s as easy as pushing the button on the back to switch between WiFi and Bluetooth. It also has a microphone with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built-in. There’s an option to turn the microphone off for those don’t want to use this or just want their privacy. There are also touch sensitive buttons on the speaker to control play and volume. This speaker can be used both indoors and outdoors. I think that this may be perfect for a bathroom since it’s designed to be weatherproof.

    Also, with any Sonos product, don’t forget about the grouping feature that the Sonos app has. If you have another Sonos product you can group the multiple products together and stream your audio to the group. I tried this with a Play:5 in the Kitchen, and it worked well. Then, I tried this with my Sonos/Sonance Patio system, and it was awesome. I could move this speaker to exactly where I wanted a little more sound. It was a great addition to the existing set of speakers. As for battery life, I used the speaker for about 20 minutes outdoors, and it used around 5% of the battery life. Battery life shows up in the Sonos app so you can see where you stand as you play.

    Sound Quality

    I tested the speaker both indoors and outdoors, and I used a variety of music to see if it catered to one type more than another. I have to say that this speaker was really well balanced (especially for a portable). In my opinion, and for those who have listened to Sonos products previously, it sounded better than a Play:1, but not quite as good as a Play:5. Rightfully so considering the price difference with these speakers. The Sonos Move had much better bass than I expected. In fact, it may have had better bass than the larger Sonance speakers installed on my patio. I was pretty impressed.

    Here is a quick list of Pros and Cons for the Sonos Move.

    Pros

    *Everything is in one package

    *Sound quality is really good – lots of bass and is balanced

    *Sonos quality (sound and features)

    *Has Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

    *Sonos app connects with several different audio sources

    *Sonos app allows this speaker to be grouped with others

    *Indoor and Outdoor use

    *Has a handle built in to the back of the speaker and a bag to tote it

    *Battery life of speaker is good

    Cons (Not Many)

    *Charging base and cord is a proprietary set up

    I’m giving the Sonos Move 5 stars. It’s the best portable speaker that I’ve used so far. The sound quality is really good, it has all of the Sonos app functionality, and I can use it almost anywhere. Sonos did a great job with this product.

    Oct 11, 2019 22:34
  • Review by CraigB, 10 out of 10
    Big sound in a small package

    Pros

    Surprising sound range and bass from a small speaker

    Sleek and secure carrying handle

    Supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi streaming

    Charging rings makes charging easy

    Backup USB-C for charging without ring

    Water, dust, and drop resistant

    Supports Google Assistant and Alexa

    Includes automatic Trueplay tuning

    Battery is replaceable when it wears out

    Sturdy feel

    Cons

    Volume up and down button graphics the same

    Volume buttons don’t light up

    Midrange slightly weak

    Tons of options get complicated with limited instructions

    Battery indicator only shows up when the battery is low

    For fans of Sonos that have been wanting a portable speaker, Sonos finally answered with the Move. The Move is a portable speaker offering a ton of features and is targeting higher end customers.

    Design and Features

    The design is understated. If you have seen other Sonos speakers and how the style is very simple, then you get the idea. The matte black color is a little different than the rest of the lineup. Early reports say they chose the particular shade of black to help keep the speaker cooler in the sun but it’s still black so only time will tell if this is true. It’s IP56 water and dust resistant for use outdoors. It has a downward firing tweeter, mid-range woofer, and far field microphones. It’s just a little under 10 inches tall and has capacitive microphone mute, play/pause, volume up, and volume down button on top. Inside the carrying handle, which is handy considering its weight, are a power button, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi button, and Join Button. Inside the front of the speaker grill is a power and battery indicator, which only seems to light up when the battery is low. You charge it via a charging cradle, but Sonos mercifully realized we don’t want to carry that on the go and included a USB-C charging port on the back as well. No need to bring another charger in your car. A nice touch is that the battery is replaceable. The specifications say it lasts for 900 charges or about 3 years. After that point, you can purchase a replacement and install it yourself. If you would like to have portable stereo sound, the Move can be paired with one more Move. It will not pair with any other Sonos speaker. It supports too many streaming services and protocols to list. More than likely it will support your favorites.

    Performance and Usage

    Sound quality can be very subjective, but it’s hard to argue with the fact that the Sonos Move sounds like a much larger speaker than it is. Depending on the room it is placed in, the amount of bass it can generate can be surprising. Even when compared to larger portable speakers, the sound output was not only louder, but more refined. The automatic Truetone is supposed to adjust the sound based on the area. Although it was difficult to recognize any difference with it on or off, the speaker was able maintain good quality sound even outdoors. Of course, there are limits to what you can do in such a small package. You aren’t going to be getting any hard-hitting bass and mid tones seem slightly muted but mid-bass and highs were good. Overall, the sound quality is quite pleasant for such a small package. People are often surprised when you show them that this little speaker is what they are listening to.

    Although it was hard to tell how well the microphones worked for automatic Truetone, its safe to say they worked very well for the integrated assistant role. Google Assistant had no problems hearing commands clearly and responding correctly.

    Overall, the Sonos Move is well thought out and feels like a quality product. Like every product, it still has room for improvement. The app feels overly simple to start where it doesn’t initially even help you set up your preferred assistant. Once you dig deeper, you will find many options broken down into confusing sections with options buried several layers deep within. There is the option to download the manual from the website, but it seems like some careful planning and renaming of options could do a lot to improve navigation. In other areas, it’s just assumed you know features and they don’t tell you about them while labeling buttons with non-standard graphics. For example, volume up and down or both a set of four squares. This means the two buttons look identical and unlike the mic and play/pause button, the volume buttons don’t light up. Something else you likely won’t realize unless you dig through the manual is swiping left or right between the volume buttons will skip forward or back a track. Once you know it, it’s not a big deal but a small adjustment to the graphics or even a single page graphic in the app could fix this.

    Final Thoughts

    Sonos has never been known to be a budget brand or the ultimate of high-end audio but rather somewhere in the middle. Of course, if you are a Sonos fan and want a portable speaker, the Move will provide the same type of experience you love. If you are in the market for a portable speaker and you value compact size with good sound and build quality, thoughtful features, and don’t mind spending a little extra for it then the Move is also worth checking out.

    Oct 11, 2019 00:42
  • Review by AirGrand, 10 out of 10
    Music Anywhere!

    Thank you Sonos for (1) further enabling me to add more Sonos speakers to my wife’s dismay and (2) allowing me to move it more frequently and anywhere I want to go! No more unplugging and waiting for it to reconnect - or for that matter even finding a plug. The Bluetooth option is wicked smart too. Thanks again Best Buy & Sonos.

    Dec 12, 2020 08:33
  • Review by Satisfied, 10 out of 10
    Sonos Move

    Bought this so we could move the speaker around the house. It pairs with the Sonos bar and speakers. If the TV is on and I am in another room I can silence the TV and only have the sound coming from the Move. I can control the sound from my phone.

    Jun 05, 2021 07:13
  • Review by PatioSpeakers, 10 out of 10
    Great Speakers

    Great speaker. Once you figure out how to use airplay connecting multiple speakers is a breeze. We use these speakers outside on the patio next to the pool. Blasting my neighbors bad music out!

    Jun 11, 2021 18:47
  • Review by SamG, 8 out of 10
    Portable Speaker for Home

    I like the Sonos Move. It’s all got the great sound and features that Sonos is known for, plus a battery that lets you move it around. With Bluetooth built-in you can technically take it anywhere, but for me this is mostly going to live in its base at home, occasionally moving somewhere else when the situation calls for it. The portability is the major thing you should consider when looking at this because I think there are better-sounding smart speakers out there for the money, but with them you are always tethered to where they are plugged in.

    Setup was very easy. This is my first Sonos speaker and my first experience with the app and I’m really impressed with how it is setup. I was able to get connected to the network, add all my music services, and connect Google Assistant in under 5 minutes. Most of the other speakers in my house are Google Homes or Cast-enabled, so I was anticipating using the Move in a similar way, but the app is also really nice for queuing up and controller music as well.

    The sound from the Move is great. It’s detailed and a good, but not overwhelming, amount of bass. With the Autotruplay, which uses the microphones to tune the speaker to the environment, it sounds great wherever it is and the effect is noticeable. It had no problem filling my first floor with sound, but as good as the single tweeter and woofer sound I think it would sound even better as a pair in true stereo, though spending another $400 to make that happen is a tall order.

    The speaker itself is quite stout. The handle in the back works well for picking it up and carrying it short distances, but it’s just not the sort of thing I can imagine toting around outside my house. The Bluetooth sound quality is good, though not as good as it is when it’s connected via WiFi and you lose most of the features in Bluetooth mode. It’s also missing support for the higher quality Bluetooth codecs like aptX HD or LDAC. It feels like it’s most at home… at home; going with you to whatever you’re doing, whether it’s out in the garage, in the backyard, folding clothes in the laundry room, etc. The portability, while you do pay a price for it, does negate the need to have a smart speaker in all the rooms you want because you can just take this one with you. The battery life is quoted at 10 hours - I never had a chance to really run it down because most of the time it ended up back in its base after 20 or 30 minutes of using it somewhere else.

    Other items:

    - The WiFi connection is solid and I never had any issues keeping connected to the network, but I was surprised to find out it only has 802.11n, not 802.11ac. It’s not a problem by any means, but it’s a little disconcerting that it’s using last-generation (and soon to be last-last-generation) WiFi.

    - Chromecasting seems to work well at first, but I found that my phone would lose it’s connection to the Move after a short time. I know Google Assistant and Casting are a recent addition for Sonos, so I’m just chalking that up to a bug that will get fixed at some point later on.

    The speaker is extremely well built and the buttons all have nice feedback to them (even the capacitive buttons up top)

    Overall I really do like the Move. I think it’s a great speaker with great features, but for the price you could get 2 Sonos One’s in and do a stereo pair, or you could spend $100 more on a Play:5. That’s not even counting the non-Sonos options. If you get the Move, get it because you want a really great speaker that’s not too hard to move around

    Oct 11, 2019 17:57
  • 9.6score
    Sonos - Beam (Gen 2) - Black
    Description

    Effortlessly enrich your entertainment experience with the latest generation of Beam, now with Dolby Atmos. Enjoy panoramic sound for shows, movies and games when the TV is on, and stream music radio and more when it's off.

    8 Features
  • High Quality, even at low volumes: Advanced audio processing ensures balanced sound from wall to wall at any volume level. When you want to watch TV but need to keep it down, turn on Night Sound in the app to reduce the intensity of loud effects and enhance quieter ones.
  • Crystal clear dialogue: Oscar-winning sound engineers helped fine-tune the soundbar to make sure you hear every word and can always follow the story. For even greater clarity when characters whisper or the action intensifies, turn on Speech Enhancement in the Sonos app.
  • Tuned to perfection: Trueplay tuning technology adapts the sound for the unique acoustics of the room so your content always sounds just the way it should. Requires iOS device.
  • Breeze through setup: Go from unboxing to unbelievable sound in minutes with only two cables and step-by-step guidance from the Sonos app.
  • Beam, evolved: A faster processor enables support for Dolby Atmos and creates two new audio paths for a virtual sound experience. Updated with a precisely perforated grille, Beam looks just as good as it sounds and blends seamlessly into your home.
  • Hands-free help: Ask Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to set timers, check the news, control your smart home devices and more. Easily mute with the press of a button to turn off the mic. The LED light will also turn off so you know your voice assistant isn't listening.
  • Made for music: Stream music, radio, audiobooks and podcasts from all your favorite services with detailed stereo sound that fills the room.
  • Dramatically realistic: Dolby Atmos maps sounds in space for a 3D effect so you experience planes as if they're flying overhead, hear footsteps moving across the room, and feel the score all around you. Requires a TV that supports Dolby Atmos and Atmos-encoded content.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by lamar310, 10 out of 10
    Perfect small soundbar

    I bought the Sonos Arc for my bedroom and living room but wanted something smaller for my guest bedroom so I bought the original Beam. It was great but it was missing one feature…Dolby Atmos. The Beam 2 has added Dolby Atmos and improved the vocal audio so now it’s the perfect and best small soundbar. I’ve owned the top of the line soundbars by Samsung, Sony, and LG and they all sounded good for movies but sounded bad for music. None of those brands sells a subwoofer that can hit the low end bass like Sonos.

    I do have to issue a disclaimer for the Beam 2 and every soundbar available. The Dolby Atmos effect works best with upfiring speakers in a room with low ceilings but it’s limited. If you want the full Dolby Atmos effect you need rear speakers so you create a sound bubble and then you have sound coming in all directions…only then can you tell sound is being placed left, right, high, or low. I purchased the Beam 2, subwoofer, and 2 Sonos Ones so I get the full surround sound experience and it’s great and worth the money. Not only do movies and music sound great but the Beam 2 is great for gaming. When it comes to negatives…I will say it does get expensive to build out the system and the Beam 2 works way better with a sub, rear speakers, or both.

    Oct 06, 2021 18:22
  • Review by Bbbb, 8 out of 10
    Didn’t think it was gonna be that good

    GreatProduct I’m glad I bought it Didn’t think it was gonna be that good

    Nov 05, 2021 20:09
  • Review by Tbean, 10 out of 10
    Great sound bar! Tv settings need adjustments!

    I’m very happy with my purchase, it’s far better than my Vizio surround sound system. I paired my beam 2 with two Sonos SL speakers. I’d recommend trying this set up before buying a sub, as it produces enough bass for my liking. Atmos content is limited and I cant really tell the difference between 5.1 and atmos.

    Settings:

    It took me a while to figure out proper settings. I use Apple TV 4K paired with Samsung 8k. You need to change Samsung audio processing to “pass-through” or you will experience severe lag while watching atmos content. Also, I had to force Apple TV audio to Dolby 5.1 (see picture) when watching 5.1 content or else the speakers would crack occasionally.

    Note: Best Buy coupons work on Sonos products

    Note2: atmos would not work on my 2017 Sonos Bravia (Arc)

    Oct 12, 2021 13:00
  • Review by KyleSea, 10 out of 10
    Killer sound bar - WOW!

    I returned my Bose Soundbar 700 for this. Hands down vastly superior to the Bose product that is twice the cost. Setup was super simple, the size is perfect for my 55" TV. It's mind blowing to me how much better the sound is than my Bose. This is my first Sonos product (I've always purchased Bose) and I'm a convert.

    Oct 15, 2021 16:56
  • Review by Chezdude, 10 out of 10
    Solid improvement

    Better than the original in many ways. It was easier to set up (the original wasn’t hard, but with NFC title his one is even easier)

    I can’t compare sound as I have it in a very different place than my original. But I do like the sound for both TV and streaming music. It holds its own to a sound bar system that had a wireless sub that it replaced.

    From my perspective, if you are going to spend the money on an Arc, you really should be looking at a discrete surround system. Otherwise the beam is all you likely need and it’s a lot less expensive

    Nov 05, 2021 15:39
  • Review by BrantleysAdventures, 10 out of 10
    Amazing!

    Had the beam first gen and upgraded to this. Its a pretty noticeable upgrade and i would recommend this to everyone! i love it. fills the room!

    Oct 05, 2021 16:02
  • Review by JayH, 10 out of 10
    Better than Bose

    The new Beam sounded way better than the competition. Dolby Atmos content is great. My favorite feature is the speech enhancement. The Sonos app provides a lot of customization too.

    Oct 29, 2021 22:44
  • Review by Rncharlie, 10 out of 10
    Great performance for its size!

    Good quality build, modern design. I’ve heard Sonos is good for music and Bose good for movies, but in my opinion this soundbar sounds GREAT for both! Sound is loud and immersive, sounds like you’re at the movies! Dolby Atmos sounds awesome, even though the beam 2 uses a virtual function for Atmos instead of actual upward speakers! It has good bass, and that’s without adjusting the equalizer in the Sonos app!

    This soundbar has some cool features through the app that aren’t offered by Bose and other brands. Alexa function works good, and I’m able to control the TV using Alexa. The Wifi at home has not been affected by adding the Beam 2. The White beam 2 looks good, especially if you’re getting the white sub too!

    Nov 08, 2021 19:47
  • 9.6score
    Sonos - Arc Soundbar with Dolby Atmos, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa - Black
    Description

    Bring all your entertainment to life with the extraordinarily realistic sound of this Sonos Arc - the premium smart soundbar for TV, movies, gaming, and more.

    16 Features
  • Immerse yourself in the music: Stream music, radio, podcasts, and more from your favorite services with the Sonos app or Apple AirPlay 2 when the TV is off.
  • Voice control: The Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are built right in, so you can play music, check news, set alarms, get your questions answered, and more, completely hands free.
  • Mute for privacy: Turn the microphone off with a tap. The LED light is hardwired and will also turn off so you know your voice assistant isn't listening.
  • Expand your sound system: When you're ready, wirelessly connect more Sonos speakers and enjoy listening in more rooms.
  • Build out your home theater: Wirelessly connect Sonos Sub and a pair of One SL rears (sold separately) for an even more immersive listening experience.
  • Customized sound: Trueplay™ puts the speaker-tuning capability of the pros in the palm of your hands, adapting and optimizing the sound of the speaker to the unique acoustics of the room.
  • Magnetic sensor: Detects when Arc is mounted and smartly adjusts the EQ to temper bass resonance.
  • Ambient light sensor: Arc detects how bright the room is and automatically adjusts the brightness of the LEDs to be visible but not distracting.
  • Hear every word: Arc was specially tuned with the help of Oscar-winning sound engineers to emphasize the human voice so you can always follow the story. Turn on Speech Enhancement in the app to clarify dialogue when characters talk quietly or action intensifies.
  • Wi-Fi: Stream via your Wi-Fi network, and wirelessly connect more Sonos speakers to expand your sound system.
  • Simplified setup: Bring your phone up to Arc to automatically pair and securely transfer Wi-Fi credentials using near-field communication (NFC).
  • Eleven high-performance drivers: Arc's advanced processing creates five phased-array channels that masterfully deliver sound to your ears from all directions at the exact right moment.
  • HDMI eARC: Increased bandwidth supports high-quality audio and has lip-sync compensation built in.
  • Blends in beautifully: With its elongated shape, soft profile, and seamless facade, Arc discreetly mounts to the wall or sits beneath the TV without pulling focus.
  • Capacitive touch controls: Play, pause, skip tracks, adjust the volume, and group rooms just by tapping or swiping the top of the soundbar.
  • 3D sound with Dolby Atmos: Experience shows, movies, and games with the precise and immersive sound of Dolby Atmos. Arc's upward-firing drivers create a multi-dimensional soundstage that then moves around you, rendering every whisper and explosion with dramatic clarity, detail, and depth.
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  • Review by BestBought, 10 out of 10
    MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN EARC TV

    Dolby Atmos changes the way music and movies sound. Worth the buy for that alone. I paired with the Sonos Sub and two ONE SLs. Once you use their trueplay software it basically balances out your room and it will literally blow your mind as you listen to music and movies that are built for atmos.

    A couple of notes:

    -To get the most of this bar you will need an Apple TV. Apple TV is one of the only devices that offers lossless playback and Dolby Atmos for music. Not every song is rebuilt for Atmos yet, but there is a good selection. You’ll obviously also need the Apple Music subscription for this. They have playlists that walk you through what it sounds like once Atmos is on.

    - If you have an older TV without EARC, you won’t be able to get true Atmos. If you are planning on buying this soundbar I would say the best feature it has is the Atmos. I have an older model so this was an issue for me. I purchased the HD FIRE ARCANA and it has fixed my EARC issue. I am now receiving full Atmos over my normal Arc and it displays this in the Sonos app.

    - Disney, Netflix, PRIME and some HBO movies have Atmos. You’ll see it displayed before you play the movie. The only way to truly tell if you’re getting it is if it is displaying it in the Sonos app. You’ll definitely be able to hear it though.

    Jul 12, 2021 12:45
  • Review by TheoS, 10 out of 10
    Sonos with another product to beat!

    I have been a long time Sonos junkie since my first purchaseof a Beam. At first the Beam worked well in my space but after some remodelingand the removal of a wall I needed something with more power. I held off on thePlaybar simply because of the rumors of an update and pre-ordered this SonosArc as soon as it was available.

    First the appearance:This thing is beautiful. With a very modern styling, drilled grill wrapped around the internals this thing is the only piece in my room that gives my LG C9 a run for it's money in appearance. This styling fits in line with all the newest Sonos products on the market today. The Arc is also very wide which is why it is recommended for TVs over 50" (pictured with my 65" LG C9)

    Weighing in at almost 14 pounds, this soundbar and all its components exude quality. Inside are three tweeters (for higher end sound) and eight woofers for mid-range and bass. What is great and new about this product is that 4 of these drivers aim directly at you while 2 aim out the sides and 2 fire sound upward. This enables Arc to give you sound in all directions, including above you. This addition of upfiring speakers enables the Arc to sound effects for any movies/content coded with Dolby Atmos.

    Setup is easy just like other Sonos products (opened the app, add product and the Arc was instantly recognized). After setting it in place I tuned thru TruePlay (a must do in my opinion) to get the room setup and tuned with my Sonos Sub and Play:1 Surround speakers. Even during the tuning I noticed how well the Arc bounced those sounds off the walls to create the left and right front speaker sounds I felt were lacking with the Beam. First movie I fired up was The Rise of Skywalker and sure enough in the opening scene three Tie Fighters buzzed directly over our heads and made my fiance jump.

    For this this next portion please make sure to note the difference when talking about the Sonos Arc (not all capitalized) and the HDMI eARC and ARC ports (fully capitalized). This can cause confusion. In order to get lossless Atmos you must make sure you have an Atmos enabled TV with eARC HDMI ports. If your TV only has ARC HDMI you can still get Atmos but it will not be in its full lossless format, it will be compressed Atmos. All this of course is under the assumption that your content is Atmos. You will know it is working if you pull up your Sonos app and click on the room your Arc is in and will see the "Dolby Atmos" symbol listed under the TV. For my setup I have an Apple TV 4K connected to my LG C9, and the Sonos Arc is connected via the eARC HDMI port.

    Listening to sound for music, the Arc is a significant upgrade over the Beam but that should be a given based on the size, power, and quantity of speaker differences between the two. While the sound is great I do not know if I would stop using my Play:5 in the same room for just music, only for parties/gatherings in which the surround and bass speakers would help fill the room more.

    For my purposes I use Google Assistant and the far field mics caught my voice easily even while sound was playing from the speaker and a medium volume.

    While a big jump from the Beam pricing and $100 more than it's predecessor, the Arc delivers. While you can get soundbars for under $150, this one is the cream of the crop and is worth the price tag if you can afford. Sonos's ease of use and seamless streaming technology already shine above a lot of it's competitors but the addition of this new Arc soundbar puts them ahead of everyone else in soundbar tech and makes it the soundbar to beat. The Arc is an outstanding speaker and should be the first choice when wanting to convert just a TV into a a surround system in a medium to large sized room.

    Jun 10, 2020 12:24
  • Review by NeatWallTV, 10 out of 10
    From Neat Wall

    We’re a small business Home A/V Installation Service that focuses on practical solutions that are future proofed to a certain degree. Sonos offers ease and practicality with a level of precision like no other. I tell my customers all the time it won’t literally happen but on the level of product comparison; Sonos has the tech and product level that redefines music and could put Bose in their place to out of business. Sonos is to retail shopping what Amazon has done to the world.

    Oct 20, 2021 00:04
  • Review by JonD, 10 out of 10
    Incredible, Room-filling Sound

    I first purchased the Samsung Q950 to go with my Samsung TV and was deeply disappointed. This Sonos Arc exceeded all of my expectations.

    My TV room is not cavernous, so I figured a soundbar would work well and I was tired of the complexity and bulk of my aging A/V receiver. All of the reviews I saw and read recommended either the Samsung or Sonos. The Samsung sounded terrible for the price. I can't understand how it received so many positive reviews.

    The Sonos Arc, on the other hand, exceeded all of my expectations.

    The sound separation and stage are both great. It's amazing that they can effectively achieve surround sound without rear speakers. Bullets appear to whizz past your ear and background music appears to emanate from behind you. The sound is incredibly lively.

    And the bass from this thing is terrific. The low and mid-bass are very balanced. The rumble is there when you want it and not there when you don't. It's full and punchy - so much so that I don't think I will buy the subwoofer. If your room is larger, you may need/want it but for my layout and taste, it's more than enough (and I like me some bass).

    There are also a couple of handy features on the app. It has a nighttime mode, which will keep the volume more even and avoid loud peaks like explosions from waking up the house. There's also a speech enhancement mode that will make it easier to hear conversations. I've tried both modes and they work quite well.

    Setup was quite easy and uses a smartphone app to calibrate the bar to the room acoustics. It walks you through everything quite clearly and I had no issues.

    I'm loving this soundbar and highly recommend it!

    Feb 18, 2021 06:53
  • Review by NeatWallTV, 10 out of 10
    From Neat Wall TV

    We’re a small business Home A/V Installation Service that focuses on practical solutions that are future proofed to a certain degree. Sonos offers ease and practicality with a level of precision like no other. I tell my customers all the time it won’t literally happen but on the level of product comparison; Sonos has the tech and product level that redefines music and could put Bose in their place to out of business. Sonos is to retail shopping what Amazon has done to the world.

    Sep 06, 2021 22:39
  • Review by KnAlb, 10 out of 10
    Nice soundbar

    Great product. Its true Dolby Atmos, user friendly and easy to set up. Perfect for large 2 story rooms. I ended up buying 3 of these. The only thing comparable is Bose Soundbar 9 series.

    Oct 15, 2021 17:46
  • Review by lamar310, 10 out of 10
    The BEST soundbar and worth the wait

    I bought my Sonos Arc in August and had to wait 25 days to get it but I love it and it's by far the best soundbar on the market. Here are the pros and cons:

    Pros:

    1. Great sound for movies, music, gaming and sports. I've owned top of the line soundbars by other brands but they all had one flaw...they sound bad playing music. The Arc makes music sound full and clean at any volume level. The Arc also makes the vocals on movies sound very clear...other soundbars struggle with that.

    2. It's long but also compact but it gets LOUD. I have mine setup in an open area living room with high ceilings and the Arc is able to fill the room with sound. I rarely get the volume level over 50% when watching a movie or streaming music. The overall look on my TV stand is minimalist and blends very nicely.

    3. Dolby Atmos lives up to the hype. I stream movies on my Apple TV 4K and you can feel the bubble surround effect from Dolby Atmos content on Apple Movies, Netflix, and Disney Plus.

    4. Easy to setup and software updates keep the Arc at peek performance. There is only one wire for power and an HDMI to the TV and then you follow the setup instructions on the Sonos app. I had sound and was good to go in under 10 minutes. A cool bonus is the Arc uses your TV remote to control the volume or you can use the app to control the volume and adjust the settings.

    Cons:

    1. You need a newer TV with an HDMI ARC input to get Dolby Atmos. If you don't have a TV with that feature I'd suggest getting the Sonos Beam instead and saving some money until you do own a newer TV.

    2. The Arc isn't cheap and I'd highly recommend getting the Sonos subwoofer especially for real bass and a much better sound profile for movies and music. For the full theater experience I'd also recommend the Sonos Ones. The upgrades aren't cheap but you can build your system as you get the cash to buy more.

    Bottomline...the Arc is the best soundbar out right now in 2020. If you want a great soundbar with a high end sound that you can build around then look no further. When family members come to me asking for tech advice on soundbars...the Arc is what I'll be telling them to buy.

    Sep 17, 2020 14:20
  • Review by None, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Everything worked out better than I expected. The Sonos ARK is amazing. I was worried about spending so much on a sound bar and I’m happy to say it was money well spent.

    Sep 17, 2021 20:07
  • 9.6score
    Sonos - Five Wireless Smart Speaker - Black
    Description

    Set up this Sonos Five wireless speaker in your living room to get the party going. Three high-excursion woofers deliver deep bass you can dance to, while Trueplay technology maximizes sound to fit the acoustics of your space. Capacitive touch and Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant voice controls on this Sonos Five wireless speaker let you change tunes and adjust the volume with a tap or a word.

    12 Features
  • Voice control: Wirelessly connect a voice enabled device such as Amazon Echo Dot or Google Home Mini for hands-free control of your music and more.
  • Apple AirPlay 2 support: Stream sound directly from your iPhone or iPad, and ask Siri to play Apple Music.
  • Compatible with new generation of Sonos app: This product requires the new generation of the Sonos app, Sonos S2.
  • Smart stereo sound: Place a single speaker horizontally for stereo sound (additional speakers sold separately). Pair two speakers in an upright position, and each automatically adjusts to mono for more detailed stereo separation and a wider soundstage.
  • Customized sound: Trueplay™ puts the speaker-tuning capability of the pros in the palm of your hands, adapting and optimizing the sound of the speaker to the unique acoustics of the room.
  • Wi-Fi connectivity: Stream via your Wi-Fi network, and wirelessly connect more Sonos speakers to expand your sound system.
  • Capacitive touch controls: Play, pause, skip tracks, adjust the volume, and group rooms simply by tapping or swiping the top of the speaker.
  • Expand your sound system: When you're ready, wirelessly connect more Sonos speakers, and enjoy listening in more rooms.
  • Deep bass: Five's unrivaled acoustic design features three high-excursion woofers within a sealed architecture that eliminates reverb and echo.
  • Ultrawide soundstage: Two precisely angled side tweeters create spatial extension and rich stereo sound, while the center tweeter optimizes vocal playback.
  • Humidity-resistant design: Sonos Five can withstand the moisture of bathrooms and covered patios.
  • Line-in and play: Connect your turntable, CD player, or another device directly to Five using its 3.5mm line-in port.
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  • Review by Cloudsongs, 4 out of 10
    App is SO terrible - Great hardware almost useless

    The hardware is great, but the software is, and has been for years, terrible, frustrating and incapable of doing some of the most basic things. (if you doubt it - have your salesperson play songs from their iphone through the sonos system…. from their playlist. You can get Pandora but NOT Spotify but you can NOT play your music) And for the TV - the app doesn’t remember ANY set up - Every tme I use the app I have to tell it which speakers, what volume what source etc, it’s at least 10 steps and if you pause video for more than about 5 minutes it makes you do it all again. I changed to network name and had to reset every sonos piece, that took 1-1/2 hours (which beats throwing the system away, which was the alternative) I really wish I had the room wired for speakers when it was under construction, this is horrible. Below is how to add music sources, you know the proper syntax to your system path right?

    Jul 04, 2021 08:38
  • Review by Alekz5, 10 out of 10
    Best Sonos speaker for large spaces.

    I’ve been upgrading my home audio to an all Sonos system. I was looking into replacing my HomePod and had opted for a pair of Sonos Ones. I didn’t get enough sound out of those so I returned that pair and bought a Sonos Five.

    For those people trying to fill a bigger space the Sonos Five has you covered. It’s the biggest speaker in the newer generation Sonos line (not counting the sound bars).

    It sounds great! It has crisp clear highs and deep bass. I was wondering if I would eventually need to buy a Sub to go with it but I’m more than happy with the lows. It doesn’t have any smart voice features but I honestly don’t miss them, trying Siri to understand or play the music I wanted was always hit or miss. Now I just take my phone out and use the Sonos app or Airplay directly from Apple Music. The hardware is top notch. I was never a fan of their older industrial design but ever since the latest generation versions came out I have to say they nail my aesthetic design.

    Jul 25, 2021 18:18
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Impressed

    Now that I’ve had this speaker in my kitchen for several weeks I can give this an honest review. That being said I truly love this speaker. The white modern look blends really well in a deep corner of our kitchen countertop. As for the sound it’s rich and detailed even at an extremely low volume. I really enjoy that I can hold a conversation and listen to music with such fullness. There in no need for an additional subwoofer. The volume you can achieve with this speaker is more than most people will need I would be extremely surprised is anyone were disappointed. The speaker is more than capable of bass you can feel in your chest. I keep the eq for the low end at -2. I enjoy bass. Mids are clear and smooth and highs are crisp yet smooth. The sound can charge from track to track depending on the recording and amount of compression. The Sonos app works well and playing you favorite music apps is a breeze. The app itself takes a little bit to learn how to navigate but is fairly comprehensive. It’s a $500 speaker so my expectations were fairly high. I have to say they were met. I was fortunate enough to purchase this at $399. So I would say it was a value.

    Jan 01, 2021 16:33
  • Review by Corey, 8 out of 10
    Expensive speaker

    It's a good speaker, sound is clear and crisp. It is bulkier than what I was expecting. Seems like the competition in this space is catching up on quality and Sonos isn't budging on price. Overall I think it's a great speaker, however, you have other alternatives that could save you money for relatively close to the same quality.

    Dec 28, 2020 08:29
  • Review by BestTV, 10 out of 10
    Sonos Rocks

    Sonos by far is the best wireless speaker system on the market the quality of the sound the ease of use the sophistication of the software makes for a great listening experience

    Apr 10, 2021 08:17
  • Review by WilliCRNA, 10 out of 10
    I’m thinking about buying another.

    I already have a Sonos home theatre system and home wireless speakers so this was an add on for an Audio-Technical LP120XBT-USB turntable I bought to listen to some vinyls. With the direct Line In jack on the 5, I can connect my turntable (must have a built in pre- amp or an separate pre-amp to work) directly and then connect all the other Sonos speakers wirelessly. By itself this speaker is great and has great sound. Yeah, it’s pricey and that will give you pause to pull the trigger. So, buy it or don’t. It’s up to you. I’ll be jamming out regardless.

    Aug 17, 2021 19:55
  • Review by Fives, 10 out of 10
    The speaker that could

    Well this speakers has it all, crisp highs,mids, and suprising lows. The range is unbelievably for not having a subwoofer. I have 2 for stereo sound. The only thing I wish was some kind of mount for a speaker stand. I used velcro to help keep my speaker put on the stand, otherwise its a great sounding speaker.

    Jun 26, 2021 11:17
  • Review by William, 10 out of 10
    10 speakers for the rear part of system.

    Used as back speakers. Moved my ones to the side. Just grouped them all together with arc, bass. Great sound with minimal wires.

    Nov 17, 2020 16:52
  • 9.6score
    Denon Home 150 Wireless Speaker with HEOS Built-in AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth - Black
    Description

    The new Denon Home 150 plays all your music wirelessly with the great sound you expect from Denon. Enjoy your music in any room of your house, and group other products with HEOS Built-in such as AV receivers, Hi-Fi systems, sound bars and speakers to fill your whole home with music. With a dynamic tweeter and powerful mid-bass driver, enjoy accurate, room-filling sound, without sacrificing the space needed for a full Hi-Fi system. Play music from your favorite online streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music HD, Pandora, TIDAL and more, or play music stored on your phone or network via Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth.

    10 Features
  • Wireless Whole-Home Audio: With HEOS technology built-in, play your favorite music wirelessly throughout your home for a seamless, multi-room listening experience.
  • Works with your favorite receiver: Since 2017, most Denon and Marantz receivers feature HEOS, allowing you to share music across your home.
  • Great Sound for tight spaces: With advanced acoustic hardware, expertly tuned DSP and premium full-range drivers, the Denon Home 150 delivers amazing, room-filling sound from a compact design that's perfect next to your bed or on a kitchen shelf.
  • Stream Your Favorite Music: From Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music HD, Pandora, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn, Soundcloud, iHeart Radio, and more via Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2, HEOS or Bluetooth.
  • Hi-Res Audio Support: Enjoy music with superior detail and precision. With HEOS Built-in, the Denon Home 150 supports ALAC, FLAC and WAV files up to 192kHz/24-bit, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks via Network or rear USB port
  • Quick Select Buttons: Store your favorite internet radio stations with 3 quick select buttons. Easily store your favorite internet radio stations to enjoy when you want, without the hassle of searching.
  • Stereo Pairing: Listen in true stereo. Using the HEOS app, group two Denon Home 150 speakers and designate them as a stereo pair. Denon Home 150 speakers work as left and right speakers to provide a Hi-Fi quality system in a much smaller footprint.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa: Control the Denon Home 150 hands-free with Amazon Alexa using Alexa App, Amazon Echo or Dot.
  • Coming soon- Alexa Built In: Coming Summer 2021, a firmware update will activate on-board microphones for Alexa control without using an Amazon Echo or Got.
  • Works with Google Assistant: Ask your Google Assistant speaker or phone to stream your favorite songs. Control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.
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  • Review by Grouticus, 10 out of 10
    Crisp, deep sound in a small package

    From one of the most well know and reliable names in the audio business comes the new Denon Home 150 wireless speaker. I have been a fan of anything Denon over the past several decades and for good reason; every audio device I have ever owned from Denon, whether it be a receiver, amplifier, etc. is very well made and the sound they have been able to create over 100 years of experience still stands true with the new Home 150 wireless speaker. Considering this is the smallest speaker in their line of wireless smart speakers, I was amazed by the power and sound just one sounds in a large room. Now with the option to sync multiple speakers throughout your house, business, etc. opens so many opportunities for audiophiles like myself and puts the Denon home wireless line near the front of the line as many other companies who have had the edge on this market for years.

    Right out of the box and before I even plugged the speaker in, I could really see and feel the craftsmanship from the weight and materials they used to put this speaker together. The instructions for setting it up were fairly simple and similar to most other devices in this generation. After you plug in the speaker, you download the HEOS application on your smart device and, after logging in or creating an account, it will automatically recognize the speaker and sync it with your account along with your other Denon, Marantz, Definitive Technology, or other devices such as addition speakers and receivers with the HEOS technology/logo. The app provided an easy walkthrough during set up. After the speaker and/or other devices are synced on your account, you can add any music services you subscribe to stream to the speaker including Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, Napster, iHeart Radio, Sirius XM, etc. The speaker also has options on the rear for an auxiliary input, USB input for digital audio, Bluetooth sync button, mounting screw hole and an ethernet input if you opt for a wired internet connection instead of Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, at this time, the smart speaker support has not been set up yet therefore I was unable to test those capabilities until the application receives a software update. The entire set up process including downloading the app, creating an account, and logging in to sync all my music streaming services took about 30 minutes.

    Now for my favorite part, the sound. Initially I tried to use the speaker with the voice assistant however that is when I realized the software update has not been provided yet which is mentioned on a disclaimer on the side of the packaging. Therefore, I opted to stream music directly through a third-party service offered on the smart phone HEOS app. Saying I was surprised at the sound from the speaker would be an understatement, and this was even without adjusting the highs and lows. If you are familiar with the brand, it is what anyone would expect from a Denon product. The overall sound was incredible, better than most other devices I have used in the recent past. One of the distinct features of all Denon products I have owned in the past is their ability to provide ample power for low end bass while not overpowering or distorting the highs. I planted this speaker in a discreet area in the corner of our master bedroom to not distract from how my wife decorated which she was happy with and was only able to turn this speaker up to about 75% before it was so overpowering that we could hear it clearly on the other floor on the other side of our 3600 square foot house. Keep in mind, this was just with one speaker. Pairing it with additional HEOS compatible speakers/devices throughout that large of a space should amaze anyone who is into music as much as us and I can only imagine what the larger, more expensive, speakers in this line sound like. Not only do you have availability to change the streaming service through the smart device app, you can also set up to three presets on the top of the speaker itself as well as control the volume and play/pause and I can’t wait until voice assistance is added at a later date.

    Overall, I’m very impressed with this speaker considering it’s the lowest model in this lineup and would recommend it to anyone in the market for a wireless smart speaker that loves crisp, loud sound.

    Mar 17, 2021 21:35
  • Review by mstanleynh, 10 out of 10
    Big Sound in a Small Speaker

    Unboxing & Set Up – on unboxing the Denon Home 150 the first thing I noticed was that it’s more substantial than other wireless speakers I’ve purchased. It’s a very modern and minimalistic design with the cool preset quick select buttons on the top of the unit. In the box is the speaker, power cord and quick start guide. It’s pretty straight forward, download the HEOS app, plug in and power up the unit and configure the speaker. There was a software update that ran and then the 150 was ready to use. I used my Sirius XM account to stream directly through the speaker as well as through the HEOS app. All in it took about 10 minutes to unbox and setup.

    Performance – I don’t consider myself an audiophile, but you don’t need to be to hear the quality of this speaker. Right out of the box the depth of the music is evident, but with the HEOS app, sound settings can be adjusted depending on where the speaker is placed in the room and there’s an EQ adjustment for bass and treble settings. As the 150 packs a 1” tweeter and a 3 ½” woofer into a ported enclosure the sound is like no other wireless/BT speaker of its size. I use a Home 350 in our living room which is 14” x 24” space with vaulted ceilings and this speaker fills the room with no problems. This Home 150 is paired to the 350 in a small office off the living room. With this connected setup, the Denon speakers fill the entire area with music of my choice. What’s great about this Denon system and the HEOS app is multiple Denon speakers can be run in different rooms to create whole-home music or mixing up with different music in each room…all from the app.

    HEOS App – I’ve used a few different apps and the HEOS app is right up there with the best available. The app provides total control and setup of the speakers and the music services of choice. The speaker can be connected directly through, say Sirius, via AirPlay 2 or BT, but it was convenient to have multiple streaming services under one app. As mentioned previously, the HEOS app also provides a number of controls to adjust the sound and functions on the speaker like the 3 preset quick select buttons and the length and brightness of the control light. Very cool and easy to use. When pairing multiple speakers, it’s as easy as dragging and dropping to create a group or ungroup.

    Pros:

    - Sound quality, sound quality, sound quality…enough said!

    - Ability to connect multiple Denon speakers in a room or across your home, office, etc.

    - Multiple programmable pre-set buttons on the speaker, no phone needed to play music

    - Great build quality and modern, minimalistic design including touch panel on top of unit

    - HEOS App – provides great controls for single or multiple speakers, adjusting sound, etc.

    Cons:

    - HEOS App – (yes a pro & a con) is not super intuitive or user friendly, but seems to be getting better with each update. You need to muddle around to find what you need.

    All-in-all the Denon Home 150 is an amazing sounding and well-designed and built wireless speaker that should be considered for anyone looking for high-end music output and easy wireless use. You will not be disappointed with the Denon Home 150!

    Apr 01, 2021 07:29
  • Review by JKinSYR, 10 out of 10
    Big sound with clarity in a compact form

    The Denon Home 150 is a fantastic speaker that can push out some big sound with its compact form. The speaker has been a fantastic addition to my home and doesn’t take up much space on either a desk or shelf. I have been thoroughly impressed by its ability to play music clearly and crisply at any volume, and even at full volume.

    The HEOS app on my iPhone works well and allows for a simple interface with many various music services like Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music HD, Tidal, etc. I have been extremely impressed with Amazon Music HD and it’s ability to sound concert like on so many songs that I feel like the music is coming from a larger stereo setup.

    The Denon Home 150 has a modern look and style to it that makes it stand apart from other similar type speakers. There aren’t any physical buttons present on here. Instead the buttons are touch buttons that light up when your hand approaches or hovers near the top of the speaker. When lit up you see a play/pause, volume up and down buttons. Also you see a row of 1,2,3 buttons and these can be programmed to your favorite selections of music, or artist from your preferred music service. The nice thing about this feature is that your phone does not need to be used to do this. The HEOS app will connect to your 2.4g or 5g home wifi and always be able to play music without a phone present. Certainly you can always pair your phone with Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay 2, and also via an AUX line as well.

    Phenomenal sound from a compact form. I will recommend this speaker and will guess that you’ll also enjoy it as much as I have been in my home.

    Mar 28, 2021 22:18
  • Review by insomniak1, 8 out of 10
    Impressive sound!

    The black Denon Home 150 is a good-looking speaker. The fabric around the speaker is of terrific quality. The base, top edge, and back panel are made of strong plastic, and the top panel is covered by glass and can be a fingerprint magnet, so keeping a wiping cloth around is recommended. It is rather small, making it a good fit for night tables and countertops. The top features some controls that cannot be seen until you hover your hand above and they light up, which is a cool effect. There’s also a subtle status LED at the very bottom. I would say it’s a rather classy design.

    As far as connectivity, there are several options available. You can connect the speaker via Bluetooth, WiFi, Ethernet, USB-A port, and through a 3.5mm auxiliary port. While you could use the 150 by itself through AUX, USB port, or Bluetooth, in order to get the best experience, the HEOS app must be downloaded to your phone or tablet (Android or iOS). The app is basically the command center for using all the speaker’s features. Setting it up does involve a series of steps, which are somewhat well explained through the app.

    The clean-looking HEOS app is rather useful and allows for operating more than one Denon device separately or at the same time as well as getting firmware updates. It also provides a portal to connect to the most popular streaming channels such as Amazon HD, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, and many more. Interestingly, you must create a HESOS account in order to make use of it, which I found odd, but not a big deal.

    Now, these speakers get surprisingly loud. The device has a dynamic 1” tweeter and a 3.5 mid-bass driver, which were more than enough to fill a room-sized dance studio at about 50%-60% volume. Out of the box and listening to Amazon Ultra-HD content (192kHz/24bit), the sound is full, dynamic, and rather pleasant. This is quite an accomplishment since the speaker only produces mono sound (you’d need two speakers to create stereo). The bass is rich, impactful, and has sub-bass that can be felt. For all that bass, I was happy to find that the midrange was not recessed, as vocals and instruments were clearly depicted. The treble was distinct and provided more clarity. However, at higher volumes -above 70%, I did experience some distortion on the low end and some significant sibilance, which implies that this may not be best for full 100% blasting at a dance party. This became even more apparent when playing lower-res content. Thankfully, the HEOS app features a much-needed EQ which helps quite a bit.

    Since I am using two Home 150s, I tried the stereo feature in my home entertainment, and it worked wonderfully. The channel separation brought an impressive level of imaging and soundstage to music and video, especially action-oriented flicks. It’s fascinating how much bass can be felt without a sub-woofer. To be honest, I’m not sure this would take the place of a good home theater sound system, considering the price of two speakers, and I still believe the 150’s work best for multi-room setups.

    My main complaint is that the Home 150 does not have a native Voice Assistance functionality. In order to use it with Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, or Siri, one must set it up through the HEOS app, which requires further steps. Although I am comfortable with these types of processes, I can imagine someone who is not used to technology integration and wants things to just work becoming a bit frustrated. While the speaker played whatever I wanted by asking Alexa through my phone or my echo devices, I felt a little bit disappointed. Another rather small complaint is that the top controls don’t allow for skipping tracks. I feel sometimes as if the Home 150 is just a slightly better shelf speaker.

    In the end, if you want a hassle-free voice-controlled “smart” speaker, this is not for you. However, I think the Home 150 is a respectable offering from Denon. It produces surprisingly good HD-quality sound, looks classy, has a ton of connectivity options, and can be placed anywhere. If you don’t mind pulling out your phone at all times to control it, or through a secondary Assistant device, then this is certainly a decent purchase -especially if you are already part of the Denon ecosystem.

    Mar 22, 2021 17:47
  • Review by k1zit, 10 out of 10
    High Fidelity Sound in a Small Form Factor

    This Denon wireless speaker is replacing my old google home wireless speaker. I used to think my Google speaker sounded pretty good for it's size. To me, this Denon speaker sounds at least ten times better. This is one of those products that's a no brainer for me to blindly recommend to anyone. If you just want a small versatile indoor speaker that produces high end level audio, give this a try. I don't think that I've ever been this impressed with any wireless speaker.

    As mentioned previously, the sound is incredible for it's size. This is one of those speakers that you don't need to turn up the volume high for it to sound good. Even at low volume, the sound produced is pristine. The sound is full and rich with very crisp vocals and very impressive lows. What's most impressive is how the low frequency is tight and punchy but it never drowns out the mids and highs. I played a lot of classical, reggae, pop, techno, hip hop, and metal. I couldn't find a single genre that resulted in this Denon speaker rendering a poor sound signature.

    The build quality is very impressive. The controls on the top of the speaker are touch sensitive but also "proximity sensitive". They activate when your hand is near the speaker. The speaker comes with a very modern and high quality feel non-removable grill cover. The bottom and top panels of the speaker are made of a high quality plastic. You can tell it's a high quality speaker by just picking it up. It's heavy for it's size which means they used top notch internals. Back in the day, working in the audio industry, this is how you could tell a good receiver from a better receiver. Pick it up and see how heavy it is!

    Setup was incredibly easy. By far the easiest wireless device that I've paired in the last...year...2 years? 3? It's been a while since I've had a product where I just download the app, make sure bluetooth is enabled on my phone and that I'm connected to my home Wi-Fi, and that's it. The Denon HEOS app just finds the product, pushes the latest update to it, and allows you to control everything from the app. I certainly didn't have to use the HEOS app to play back audio sources from my phone via bluetooth, but I liked that I could access my spotify playlists and also my SiriusXM profile directly from it. If you dont care about any of those things just make sure to open the app once in a while to see if there is a new firmware update for your Denon 150 wireless speaker. Also, thank you Denon for including a physical LAN port on this device! Great if you have spotty Wi-FI issues and want the most interrupted music experience possible!

    Although this wireless speaker is probably one of the pricier options out there, it's sound reproduction lives up to the price. If you're looking for great sound to come from a nightstand in your bedroom, a coffee or end table in your living room, this is easily the one to get.

    Mar 21, 2021 18:26
  • Review by Ohanaman, 8 out of 10
    Crisp Highs and great lows

    THE BREAKDOWN:

    The Denon Home 150 is a great wireless speaker. It measures 7.4 inches (height), 4.7 inches (width), 4.7 inches (depth) and weighs around 3.8 pounds. It is rectangular in shape and is surrounded by a grey cloth grill.

    The top of the speaker has a touch panel that is hidden until you touch it. There are play and pause buttons, plus and minus volume buttons. There are also numbers on the top 1 through 3 that are quick selection buttons you can assign.

    Under the hood there is a 1-inch tweeter, one 3.5-inch woofer and dual amps. This speaker has the capability of playing high-resolution audio files to include, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, DSD2.8/5.6MHZ USB or streaming.

    On the back of the speaker there is a USB pairing button, Ethernet port, USB-A, 3.5mm aux port and power cable. There is also a threaded insert to be able to mount the speaker.

    There is an app called HEOS for both Android and iOS. I used the iOS app personally. The app was simple and easy to use and it walks you through setting up your speaker. The app also has a lot streaming services available such as, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, Amazon Music, Deezer, Napster, iHeartRADIO, SirusiXM, SOUNDCLOUD, TIDAL, and Rhapsody. Just a note you must have active accounts to use those accounts.

    I personally used the Bluetooth connection instead of the app as I found it much easier to use.

    The Home 150 does support 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi and is AirPlay2 compatible.

    The speaker currently does not work with Amazon Alexa, at least in my testing it did not.

    The sound for me was amazing. I thought the bass and highs were clear and crisp, even at high levels. I was not able to test the multi-room feature but the stand-alone single speaker was excellent.

    I have other completely wireless Bluetooth speakers that cost a portion of this price that could hang with the audio of this device.

    PRO’s:

    -Crisp highs and great lows

    -Stream high resolution audio

    -3 quick select buttons

    -USB support

    -2.4GHz and 5GHz network capable

    CON’s:

    -Expensive

    -Alexa not actively working yet

    SUMMARY:

    Overall, this product worked well and as intended, and I would recommend this to a friend if they are in the market for device like this.

    Mar 23, 2021 12:59
  • Review by JorgeST, 10 out of 10
    One Stop Music Shop

    I have used plenty of smart speakers in my lifetime but this one takes the cake in terms of app compatibility and user friendliness. The sound is booming too, so no concerns there.

    The compatibility of this app is hand down the best ive seen so far. After pairing to your speaker you are prompted with multiple, not one or 2, but more like a dozen plus options of hi-res music streaming options. All of the big names included. From there you can easily add and sync additional speakers which is a breeze, super easy to do.

    Secondly, the design and user friendliness is outstanding too. The speaker senses when your had is close the the face and lights up the pre-set buttons on top. You can control volume via the app or physically on the unit. Its very evident that the design was well thought out.

    All in all i would highly recommend this speaker to anyone who is in the market for a similar device due to its wide array of compatible hi res streaming services and its potential multi-room capabilities. Well worth picking up.

    Mar 17, 2021 10:55
  • Review by TechReviews, 10 out of 10
    ** Super simplified Whole-House Audio **

    As a long time home theater dealer of high-end home audio electronics, I’ve long admired the Denon Electronics and Marantz brands for their feature sets, continuously pushing the envelope of cutting edge technology, as well as their sonic warmth and smoothness compared to other brands too shrill and sterile for my tastes.

    As a stand-alone sound system this Home 150 (solo) provides super easy access to multiple streaming music sources, with or without using the mobile app.

    Where this product truly shines in my humble opinion is integrated as a whole house audio system. This can be accomplished multiple ways.

    First by simply adding Denon speakers and HEOS devices wherever audio is desired. They can play independence streaming sources, left right channels as a stereo pair, or synchronize with whole house HEOS.

    Another is utilizing a Denon/Marantz home AVR audio video receiver with HEOS built-in. This adds another benefit of being able to use other audio sources from a living room or theater like TV, movies, talk shows. Etc.

    Our living room system is a mid-level Denon AVR-4400H AVR (2017) feeding a Control 4 distribution amp to power deck speakers, additional basement room, and living room 5.2.4 system. This Home 150 let’s is add another indoor/outdoor/garage zone wirelessly wherever there is power. Incredibly Versatile. I also found usage augmenting a modest pair of Klipsch 6.5 deck speakers, entirely eliminating the mud adding clarity to vocals and mid-range.

    Side note: While the kids seemingly prefer selecting a specific song or set playlist to match their mood, or massive whole library shuffle, I consider myself an old school lean, much preferring the provider to curate like-songs together. This allows greater variety and long forgotten songs to find my ears not manually added to my library.

    While HEOS offers many sources, I find myself listening to Sirius XM satellite radio far more often than anything else. In fact, traditional DJs, sans advertising, adding factoids and insight every other song block really adds to the listening experience imho.

    Beware, Denon 150 / 350 Home speakers will add dimension and usability all around your house. More music, everywhere, … that’s a very good thing!

    PROS

    + ease of usability

    + diverse feature set

    + acoustic self-calibration

    + well thought out solid design

    + sufficiently lengthy power cable

    + surprising bass extension for small spk

    + HEOS is absolutely the true shining star

    + independent streams or multi-zone

    + variety of sources including

    >>> Amazon Prime Music HD

    >>> Apple Music AirPlay 2

    >>> Bluetooth

    >>> Deezer

    >>> Pandora

    >>> Spotify

    >>> Tune-in

    >>> TIDAL (subscription)

    >>> XM Sirius Satellite (subscription)

    >>> USB audio (FLAC, HQ VBR, high-bitrate MP3)

    >>> many more

    + can play individual sources, or drag to zone

    + variable volumes for each audio zone

    + phone-free usage, with touch buttons

    + proximity sensor illuminates touch display

    + boundary compensation in -app device setup

    CONS

    -I’m unable to find anywhere this product falls short

    -if challenged individual pricing skews high comparably

    -maybe a truly wireless battery-powered version?

    -now I want stereo 150s and a pair of 350s too

    CONCLUSION

    If you enjoy audio, and benefit from portability, (or even set it and forget it) in various rooms, there’s no easier way to whole-house audio than adding these speakers. No sheetrock dust, attic insulation, complicated control schemes to deal with; truly plug-n-play, and voila, whole-house audio.

    Recommend Strong Buy 5-star

    Apr 11, 2021 13:53
  • 9.6score
    Denon Home 350 Wireless Speaker with HEOS Built-in AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth - Black
    Description

    The new Denon Home 350 plays all your music wirelessly with the great sound you expect from Denon. Enjoy your music in any room of your house, and group other products with HEOS Built-in such as AV receivers, Hi-Fi systems, sound bars and speakers to fill your whole home with music. With a dynamic tweeter and powerful mid-bass driver, enjoy accurate, room-filling sound, without sacrificing the space needed for a full Hi-Fi system. Play music from your favorite online streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music HD, Pandora, TIDAL and more, or play music stored on your phone or network via Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth.

    10 Features
  • Wireless Whole-Home Audio: With HEOS technology built-in, play your favorite music wirelessly throughout your home for a seamless, multi-room listening experience.
  • Works with your favorite receiver: Since 2017, most Denon and Marantz receivers feature HEOS, allowing you to share music across your home.
  • Great sound for larger spaces: Perfect for larger spaces needing extra output. Featuring (2) dynamic 0.75" tweeters, (2) 2" midrange drivers, and (2) 6.5” woofers & sound master tuning, the Denon Home 250 gives you clear highs & deep lows for an exceptional sound quality from a single speaker
  • Stream Your Favorite Music: From Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music HD, Pandora, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn, Soundcloud, iHeart Radio, and more via Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2, HEOS or Bluetooth.
  • Hi-Res Audio Support: Enjoy music with superior detail and precision. With HEOS Built-in, the Denon Home 150 supports ALAC, FLAC and WAV files up to 192kHz/24-bit, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks via Network or rear USB port
  • Quick Select Buttons: Store your favorite internet radio stations with 3 quick select buttons. Easily store your favorite internet radio stations to enjoy when you want, without the hassle of searching.
  • Stereo Pairing: Listen in true stereo. Using the HEOS app, group two Denon Home 150 speakers and designate them as a stereo pair. Denon Home 150 speakers work as left and right speakers to provide a Hi-Fi quality system in a much smaller footprint.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa: Control the Denon Home 350 hands-free with Amazon Alexa using Alexa App, Amazon Echo or Dot.
  • Coming soon- Alexa Built In: Coming Summer 2021, a firmware update will activate on-board microphones for Alexa control without using an Amazon Echo or Got.
  • Works with Google Assistant: Ask your Google Assistant speaker or phone to stream your favorite songs. Control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Njuice, 10 out of 10
    Superior Sound & Multi Room Functionality

    Streaming Music from home has definitely become a widely used feature but as it progresses, so has the speakers that we listen to them on. The Denton 350 Speaker is another step in the evolution of home music streaming and it is a fantastic step!

    UNBOXING & SETUP:

    - When you take this speaker out of the box you are instantly impressed. It has a great fabric finish while looking very high end and modern. It’s also got some solid weight to it that helps you know its not the size it is for no reason, its packed with features.

    - After taking out of the box, all you do it plug it in and you are ready to set-up via the HEOS app. The app takes you through step by step and it is pretty simple, the speaker just needs to be connected to the internet and you are basically good to go!

    - If you want additional features you will have to make a HEOS account and do some digging around the app, but really you don’t need to do much else which I like.

    WHAT I LOVED:

    - First and foremost, the sound is tremendous!! I mean this is a Hi-Resolution Audi device and it truly stands up to that. The sound is crisp and clear while also delivering exception highs and lows. It’s really impressive how the sound can feel this real!

    - I was able to use a Hi-Res music service on it, and it truly is incredible! It’s like watching a movie with Dolby Atmos compared to regular Surround Sound, its a noticeable improvement and people will definitely enjoy it.

    - The Denton 350 easily fills a large room with sound! Although its a single speaker, it does a great job throwing the sound around the room and making you feel immersed even though you are away from the speaker or its only at 30% volume capacity.

    - On that note, this speaker can get loud! You will be impressed with its sound quality at below 50% so anything above it can truly pack a a punch.

    - The touch controls on top are a really neat trick I think. It’s nice to have them not always there, but then it senses your hand there and shows the buttons there! It’s a nice way to make the speaker feel apart of the room by not always glowing.

    - The pre-select buttons are also a fantastic idea so you can quickly select one of the 6 buttons and easily put your favorite playlist or station on.

    - Lastly although this is a Hi-Res Wireless speaker, Denon still has in mind those who like hardwired or no internet connections. The back of the speaker has Bluetooth pairing, AUX Port, USB Port, and an Ethernet Port. It’s just a nice feature to have and adds increased usability for these Hi-Res speakers.

    MULTI ROOM:

    - I have more than one Denon Speaker which means you can utilize the multi room functionality of this system, and I was really impressed! It’s such a simple way to fill the house with music or fill one room with music while having multi speakers in one!

    - I just think this is really important to have with a Hi-Res system, because having the ability to use multi room is something that is really a treat and important for music streamers.

    WHAT NEEDS WORK:

    - At the time of writing this, Denon has not delivered their promised new 2021 app. That being said, their App needs some improvements. These wireless speakers truly depend on your ability to easily use the app and it just feels unfinished for such high quality speakers.

    - Another feature that is coming in 2021 but not delivered at the time of writing, is voice control! The Denon 350 has two microphones on top that should work for hands free voice commands, however it simply does not have that functionality yet.

    - The bright side is, my main issues with this Speaker are things that will be fixed via a Firmware and App update in 2021. So I think once that comes around I truly will have no gripes!

    BOTTOM LINE:

    - If you are an audiophile looking for exceptional music streaming abilities, look no further. The Denon 350 offers superior Hi-Res music streaming ability along with being able to use Multi Room functionality or have multi Denons in the same room. Although the app needs work, I am confident Denon will provide and I think investing in a Denon Speaker system is a wise choice and you will be very happy!

    Mar 19, 2021 11:55
  • Review by 3Tcubed, 10 out of 10
    Audiophile Quality

    Ok, I'm a bit of an Audiophile, with about 15K of equipment in my living room, and 3 other stereo/surround systems in my back yard, Master bedroom and Master bath. Not to mention the Sonos One pair setup in my office. So to be totally unfair I thought I'd see how a pair of the Denon 350's would compare to my living room system to begin with (a 16'x30' room). To begin with I installed the HEOS software on my iPhone. The HEOS software allows multiple input sources to be sent to your HEOS compatible speakers, today this includes Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, Amazon Music and Amazon HD Music, deezer, napster, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, Tidal, Rhapsody, iTunes, network Music servers, USB music (from HEOS Speaker), and HEOS Speaker Input's (could be turntable, CD, any external music source) and Stored Play Lists (from any of the above (to some extent)). A pretty complete list, only really missing YouTunes and Aha (IMHO). Installation of the first speaker went perfectly, installation of the second required more than one attempt so that both could be seen. I then took a 256GB USB drive that I use to back-up my music library and inserted it into one of the HEOS speakers, I went to USB music, and found nothing, waited 10m thinking maybe its reading this drive with +20K of songs on it. Still nothing, tried on the other speaker same result. Went to the Denon web site to find that the USB drive must be FAT formatted or NTFS not FAT32 or exFAT. FAT only supports up to 32GB so for large libraries it's useless. I looked at what I had lying around over 64GB, all were exFAT (11 devices). This seems to be the most common format for large USB drives (it can be used by windows, android, linux and iOS), whereas NTFS is only supported by windows. Denon's choice to require NTFS for large drives, I hope is temporary. Well I still wanted to try the USB input, as that's where I have most of my FLAC files. So I backed up my drive (+2hrs), reformatted, and re-installed on the NTFS formatted drive (+2hrs). I hope this gets seen and gets corrected. Only supporting LARGE USB drives with NTFS format is just wrong. Once I had a NTFS formatted USB drive I inserted it, and under USB Music I could now see a Denon device, which I selected, it then took some time to populate the Browse Folders, I could then see my folders, but it did not populate the Artists, Albums, Genres and Tracks selections. I could only browse by Artist, which initially is fine, why the other categories were not populated, I don't know. Will require further research, there was no information about this on Denon's web site, or via numerous google searches. Well at least I can access my library directly (which contains FLAC, 320mb MP3, and Highest quality VBR MP3).

    Each Denon 350 is a stereo speaker on its own or a 'pair' can be set up as a stereo pair, each driven as its own R/L speaker. To establish some expectations I listened to one Denon 350 where my center speaker is. Played Boston “Foreplay/Longtime”. Surprisingly, the speaker had some decent separation, at least on the mid/high end, it had enough power to play at a moderate listening level, not really filling my room, so I added the second speaker, putting each up on a 26" stand separated like my main speakers are, and using the HEOS software to drive the speakers as a stereo pair. Did some more listening, and I was wowed by the fullness of the sound. Bass a little thin, but stull punchy. I was just trying to match the Denon Sound level to that of my primary system.

    As “Foreplay” crosses over to “Longtime” there’s some beautiful soft right/left imaging, lesser speakers frequently muddle the nuances as the volume climbs, and bass builds. The Denon's held up exceptionally well, with great stereo separation and nice building bass down to about 80-100hz where the 6.5" drivers just can't move enough air. They handled the tom-tom punch nearly perfectly, but the low bass, lacked kick (which is why I have 2 subwoofers to compliment the 4 open air 12" woofers in the Carvers, which also lack a bass kick below 40-50hz). I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard. I thought I'd try something in the Denon’s sweet spot, some Pat Benatar live. “Hit me with your best shot”, rang out with a really tight, sharp sound. The vocals were very smooth, not quite as airy as my Carvers, but given size/weight difference that they give up, they held their own. As I moved from my primary listening seat to other locations in the room, it was more interesting, as each of the Denon's high end sound fields is driven both right and left, but given the 10' speaker separation, you could detect many sweet spots, an unexpectedly benefit of their design used like this. I wished I could hook my subs up to the Denons to explore how they would perform, but it can't be done with the 350's alone. I listened to Peter Gabriel’s “Back to Front Live in London” which I have on FLAC, 320 Lossless, VBR MP3 rip, and from Amazon Streaming. I compared “Shock the Monkey”, “Red Rain”, “Big Time” and “Sledgehammer”, in each of the formats. I expected FLAC to be noticeably better, which it was compared to Amazon Streaming, but compared to lossless and HQ VBR, it was very hard to tell the difference, I am sure that this has a lot to do with the high quality DAC within the Denon 350. Playing through my main system which also has a HQ DAC I had the same impression, the FLAC was slightly better than the Lossless or HQ VBR, slight soundstage improvements on the live performances. But a good DAC really helps improve performance.

    I then unpaired the Denon's and moved one to my backyard theater, I played Pink Floyd on the Family Room speaker from the USB stick and Supertramp Live from my iTunes library, no doubt two different sources can be used at the same time. Supertramps “Breakfast in America” sounded great outside, the single speaker did a good job of nearly filling my walled-in back yard, the Denon 350s mids and high end had nice stereo separation, and pretty good bass, the twin 6.5" woofers were a bit thin in the great outdoors, but Supertramps horns sounded most excellent. I then moved the other 350 from the family room to the backyard so I had a pair of Denons outdoors. From the HEOS app I dragged one speaker on top of the other to create a pair outside (via software). I could tell the right and left had its own stereo material as I separated the speaker by about 10'. I jumped to “Dreamer” and was more impressed than before by the sound quality and volume out to the Denon 350's. My outdoor surround system is driven by 80w/channel 5.1 amp, I have 6 wall mounted speakers + a buried sub (which I disabled). My 6 speakers retail for about the sale price of the two Denon 350's. A much fairer fight than my Family room system. And after initially hearing the Denons outside I expected it to be a pretty close A-B comparison. Now I could (easily) position the speakers equally, but I could get the physical separation about the same. The 350 pair had a tighter and more accurate mid-range, but its mid-high seemed to lack compared to those on my wall (which might have been reinforced because of them being wall mounted). My wall mounted speakers have 8" woofer and an 8" passive radiator. The lows of the Denon were much punchier, probably due to two active drivers, they did not cover the very low end, but neither did my wall mounted stereo pair. I'd call for the Denon’s being over all more pleasant to listen to. Then enabled the DSP surround on my outdoor system, and the additional center and rear made all the difference (worth the xxxxxxxxxxx#x27;s); added in the sub and rich full sound, A-B back to the Denon's and the strengths of the Denons could be heard, but so could the lack of power and deep low-end. But now I'm comparing 6 speakers to 2 (or 18 active drivers to 12). Still the accuracy of the Denons, and their thump was very appealing. Back to Stereo, I did a A-B of Pink Floyds “Great Gig in the Sky”, a song I think I know all the substiles of. The women's voices from the Denon's had a great piercing effect, literally bouncing off my (16' walls), until the bass builds I preferred the Denons, once it did I missed a bit in the low end, but they were still accurate in filling such a large open area. As “Money” cut in my neighbor poked her head over the wall, (ut oh), to complement me on the music but she wondered why it was starting and stopping. I explained I was listening to 2 sets of speakers, she said she could not tell the difference, both seemed loud enough to her (all she gets is reflected sound). I decided I was happy with what I'd heard, and let the album play out on the Denons. I did compare iTunes over Airplay to the USB stick, and could not discern any difference.

    I did a brief A-B comparison to my Sonos One system, the Denon's were a clear winner, with a much more solid low end (in a 12x15 room), and they were over kill, something I never thought of the Sonus pair.

    In the end I was very impressed by the Denon 350's, I threw a lot at them and they surprised and impressed in many areas, they held their own. Many of my complaints have to do with the HEOS software which can be improved. They have an EQ, which only has high and mid, a 5 or 10 band EQ would be a big improvement. Support for exFAT USB drives, in my mind is a huge oversight. Possibly allowing AirTunes speakers to be included in the set ups would be nice (Sonus does). I'd also like to see support for google casting. The buttons on the top of the speakers as shortcuts are great for streaming stations. This was a nicer feature than I thought it would be. I'd kind of like them to be somewhat waterproof (splash proof), so I'd feel safer with them around a pool. But color me impressed, these are probably the best standalone wireless speaker available today, and Denon can improve them via software.

    Mar 23, 2021 20:27
  • Review by JMan, 8 out of 10
    Excellent Sound

    The Denon Home 350 is a well designed and attractive speaker with loud, rich, room filling sound. The highs and mids are loud and clear and the bass is solid and crisp with good resonance and punch with no distortion. Sound reproduction is very good and consistent from the high to low end. Vocals and instruments are clear and easily distinguishable. The 350 easily handled every genre I threw at it with every song sounding equally good whether jazz, pop, K-Pop, R&B, hip hop or rock. The companion app has an EQ for further tweaking sound levels to a more personalized sound profile if desired. The stylish design of the 350 will fit into just about any room or décor. The fabric covered sides and black glass top are appealing yet subtle enough to avoid sticking out unnecessarily. The glass top has a proximity sensor that illuminates the touch-sensitive volume and playback controls whenever a hand gets close to the glass. The hardware controls are okay for basic functions but the HEOS app and streaming apps provide much more granular control over music than the hardware controls. Other features include a Bluetooth pairing button for pairing devices without the app, like high-res players or other streaming sources. There is also an ethernet port if wired connectivity is preferred, a 3.5mm auxiliary input and a USB-A port. There is also a room grouping feature but I did not get to test the feature because I do not have another HEOS enabled device. The feature allows multiple rooms to be grouped together for controlling multiple devices from within the same app. It also allows synchronized play between two devices with no latency. I look forward to trying out the feature if I acquire another HEOS device.

    Once up and running, the Home 350 works like a charm; however, getting there proved a minor challenge. I downloaded and installed the Denon HEOS app as instructed. The app does not require an account for basic setup and was able to easily find and connect to the 350 from my iPhone with no additional Bluetooth or Wi-Fi configuration required. The app asked if I wanted to connect the 350 to Wi-Fi which was also easily accomplished. I was initially impressed with the ease of setup until I opened Spotify and played a song. The song played on my phone instead of the 350 and there was no option to select the 350 as the playback source from within Spotify. I referred to the quick start guide for assistance but it wasn’t any help. I then connected directly to the 350 using Airplay but the sound quality was poor with noticeable distortion and drop-outs. We then tried an Android phone and got much better results. Realizing the poor sound was likely due to my direct airplay connection, I began experimenting with my iPhone. I tried opening Spotify from within the HEOS app instead of the stand-alone app but had the same poor sound quality. When I checked my output sources again I noticed the Home 350 was now selectable as a output source in Spotify. I disconnected Airplay, connected to the 350 directly from within Spotify and finally got the proper sound. I don’t know what changed or why but I can now open Spotify directly without going through the HEOS app or Airplay, connect to the 350 and listen to music without issue. Multiple devices can connect to and control the 350 simultaneously if they are connected to the 350 in the HEOS app on the same Wi-Fi network. We all took turns playing different songs and adjusting the volume from different phones. The app also contains several other streaming music services in addition to Spotify. For some weird reason, accessing any of the other streaming apps other than Spotify requires me to create a HEOS account. This occurs even if accessing the apps outside of HEOS. When I access any other streaming services the Home 350 is not available as a streaming option. I don’t know if this is by design because we connected three phones and all could stream music to the 350 through Spotify without requiring a HEOS account. It seems odd that all other streaming services except Spotify require a HEOS account to playback through the 350.

    The large dimensions, hefty weight, AC power requirement and lack of carrying handles don’t make the 350 a good choice if portability is a major requirement. Sound quality is very good but it struggles with really deep sub-bass. Some of the frequencies are simply outside of the range for the 350 to reliably reproduce. Thankfully, this was only an issue with a small sample of songs and in no way unique to the 350. I’ve had the same issues on other high-end similarly designed speakers. I suggest anyone who listens to a lot of deep sub-bass take the unit for a test drive before taking the plunge but most other music will play perfectly fine including less demanding bass. Aside from the struggles with sub-bass, the odd Airplay and inconsistent HEOS account requirements were the only other cons I could find with the 350. Overall, it is a very good sounding stationary speaker and aside from the odd account requirement issues, the HEOS app is very good as well.

    Mar 23, 2021 21:22
  • Review by mstanleynh, 10 out of 10
    Room filling sound without the wires!

    Unboxing & Set Up – on unboxing the Denon Home 350 the first thing I noticed was the weight of the speaker. It weighs close to 15 pounds and is substantial in size as well. It’s a very modern and minimalistic design with the cool preset quick select buttons on the top of the unit. In the box is the speaker, power cord and quick start guide. It’s pretty straight forward, download the HEOS app, plug in and power up the unit and configure the speaker. There was a software update that ran and then the 350 was ready to use. I have a Sirius XM account I used to stream with directly through the Sirius as well as through the HEOS app. All in it took about 10 minutes to unbox and setup.

    Performance – I don’t consider myself an audiophile, but you don’t need to be to hear the quality of this speaker. Right out of the box the depth of the music is evident, but with the HEOS app, sound setting can be adjusted depending on where the speaker is placed in the room and there’s an EQ adjustment for bass and treble settings. As the 350 packs two ¾” tweeters, two 2” midranges and two 6 ½” woofers into its frame the sound is like no other wireless/BT speaker out there! It’s currently in our living room which is 14” x 24” space with vaulted ceilings and this speaker fills the room with no problems. What’s great about this Denon system and the HEOS app is multiple Denon speakers can be run in different rooms to create whole-home music or mixing up with different music in each room…all from the app. I have my 350 paired with a Denon 150 in a small office off the living room. With this connected setup, the Denon speakers fill the entire area with music of my choice.

    HEOS App – I’ve used a few different apps and the HEOS app is right up there with the best available. The app provides total control and setup of the speakers and the music services of choice. The speaker can be connected directly through, say Sirius, via AirPlay 2 or BT, but it was convenient to have multiple streaming services under one app. As mentioned previously, the HEOS app also provides a number of controls to adjust the sound and functions on the speaker like the 6 preset quick select buttons and the length and brightness of the control light. Very cool and easy to use. When pairing multiple speakers, it’s as easy as dragging and dropping to create a group or ungroup.

    Pros:

    - Sound quality, sound quality, sound quality…enough said!

    - Ability to connect multiple Denon speakers in a room or across your home, office, etc.

    - Multiple programmable pre-set buttons on the speaker, no phone needed to play music

    - Great build quality and modern, minimalistic design including touch screen

    - HEOS App – provides great controls for single or multiple speakers, adjusting sound, etc.

    Cons:

    - HEOS App – (yes a pro & a con) is not super intuitive or user friendly, but seems to be getting better with each update. You need to muddle around to find what you need.

    All-in-all the Denon Home 350 is an amazing sounding and well-designed and built wireless speaker that should be considered for anyone looking for high-end music output and easy wireless use. You will not be disappointed with the Denon Home 350!

    Mar 31, 2021 17:29
  • Review by TechBuyer, 10 out of 10
    Big Sound, Classy Looks, Smart Enabled

    Smart speakers are a big deal nowadays, not only do you want something that delivers big sound, but you want it to be compatible with your smart voice enabled environment. One great thing right away was the bag and handles to lift it out along with the premium packaging. Great stuff!

    The Denon Home 350 is one of the highest end units you can buy in the smart speaker market and it does NOT disappoint. Not only is it large, heavy, and full of promise, the top stickers give you an idea of the multiple compatibility options supported including BT, favorite stations, and sources at up to 6 presets that are programmable.

    As I mentioned I was extremely impressed with how fast and easy it was to pair and activate this speaker. I just downloaded the HEOS software, hit discover, allowed bluetooth and within a minute the device was paired and online. There were 2 additional downloads and updates that needed to finish but they gave the option to complete later.

    Overall I was extremely impressed with the sound of the 350. It is a huge speaker so it gives you great 2.1 stereo and sub sound so it is well suited for a larger room.

    The HEOS software does a great job of allowing you to group multiple speakers together to give you multiple room coverage. The HEOS app also supports an extremely high number of music services, however, if you want to cast to speakers of multiple different makes or Apple Music, you can use Airplay 2 and cast to multiple speakers from different vendors which is amazing.

    Overall these are great speakers, the only downside I found was they do not have actual sound adjustment capabilities that I have seen, but the native HEOS app integration as well as the Alexa app integration are great. They don't support cross-vendor multi speaker support across different rooms but we will see if that resolves itself over time. The number of music services it supports is impressive but again, no Apple Music native support. Can be worked around via AirPlay 2.

    Overall great looking and sounding speakers!!!

    Mar 18, 2021 23:14
  • Review by BestbuyGuy210, 10 out of 10
    Wow! Just wow.

    This denon home 350 is a beast of a speaker. Literally from its sheer size to the sound output. This amazing speaker has a perfect balance of highs, mids, and lows. You can hear the guitar strings as if they are close by. Vocals are rich and clean to my ears and the bass is thunderous. And I’m not exaggerating, this thing will shake your house. But not in an overbearing way. It’s bass response is top notch. I turn the bass down. I highly recommend using your favorite HIFI Streaming service. I personally use Tidal hifi. I love it. You want the best sound source to get every bit of sound quality out of this speaker and at its price. Please note: in the HEOS app there is an EQ and also there is an option to change the sound of the speaker from normal to high.

    Now for the denon heos app. It’s great. One of the better dedicated music apps. Very clean and super easy to use. Set up is simple and pretty self explanatory. Choose your favorite music app, link and pair speaker. Then update and you are good to go. I have 2 of the denon home speaker line. Which I use to stream multi-room music or play one song in my living room(where this speaker is) and another song in my bedroom if my wife wants to listen to her music. You simply drag and drop one speaker into the other and your good. Airplay2 works well on this speaker. And I don’t personally use BT myself. But the functionality is there.

    Touch controls are very nice. The proximity sensor is obviously great. Responsive and very high end looking and feeling. You can save presets. But for me I am a simple man. The app and airplay are good enough for me.

    These speakers are great. Very stylish and well built with some heft to them. It just makes them feel more premium. At this price you expect this type of quality and attention to detail and sound. Denon hit a home run with this one here. I love it. I just sit in the dark and listen to my favorite music. That’s my stress release.

    I recommend this speaker if you are somewhat of an audiophile like I am. 100%!

    Mar 18, 2021 19:40
  • Review by Capshroud, 10 out of 10
    World class

    Without a doubt, the Denon 350 has astounding sound that can fill a large room or be at home in a modest area. There is a setting for placement … open area, against a wall, or in a corner … and it shapes the sound to maintain stereo separation and presence. One thing to note, to really hear what it can do, you must use a high-quality stream or source. You will hear all the nuances and dynamic range of good audio, but you will also find how poor a lot of standard streaming music is. If you feel the Home 350 lacks punch, bass, or clarity, it’s your source. If you are going to invest the money in this speaker, you need to invest in a paid version of the better steaming apps which provides low compression HI-FI sound. Period! You will find the difference amazing.

    The build quality is also top-notch. This a heavy speaker, and it comes well packaged. The setup process uses the HEOS app which isn’t yet the quality of the hardware. The app finds the speaker, connects it to your WIFI, and is a direct interface to a long list of streaming services. My speaker immediately needed two, back-to-back firmware updates, and you need to be patient since they take a while. The app also allows control of multiple devices and full home integration. Multiple speakers can function alone and play different sources. They can be paired to play the same source, or they can be set up as left and right channels. Having only one HEOS device, I have not been able to test these features. I found the app less than intuitive, and I suggest you go online and reference the full user guide at https://manuals.denon.com/DenonHome350/EU/EN/index.php

    The top of this understated but handsome unit has capacitive buttons that only light up when your hand is in close proximity. They include volume, pause/play, and six programable presets that will directly start a source playing without using the app. The HEOS system can stream without needing an external device once those are set up and logged on through the app. As a tip, go into settings on the app (Settings – My Devices – “your device name” – Touch Controls) and set the Fad Out Display up. Mine was switching off too quickly to use the buttons, and they are invisible when off. The Home 350 also can pair directly through Bluetooth. If you use your device to stream, keep in mind that it needs to have Bluetooth 5 and high-end current codecs to stream low compression music. It also has an auxiliary in and a USB port to connect directly. If your WIFI isn’t up to the streaming demands of HIFI music, there’s an ethernet port for a wired internet connection. And as you might guess, it’s can work with Siri and Alexa for voice control.

    Once you get things set up, you will be rewarded with world-class sound. I have other wireless speakers which I thought were pretty good, but they pale next to the Denon Home 350.

    Mar 20, 2021 11:41
  • Review by PG460, 10 out of 10
    Impressive Wireless Speaker

    I have owned many Denon products over the years. I’ve always considered Denon synonymous with high quality audio components. Consequently I was very excited to try the Denon Home 350 Wireless Speaker with HEOS to see if it measured up. Upon delivery the Home 350 box was a bit of a surprise in itself. I’m not sure I expected the 350 to be quite so big and heavy. Unboxing revealed a quick start guide, the Home 350 and a power cable. I loved that Denon had considered the ease of removing the speaker from its box by placing it in a bag with handles. Unwrapping revealed the 350. I got the black model and I was quickly impressed with the look and feel of the 350. It’s wrapped in a nice mesh like fabric with the motion sensitive touch controls on the top which seems to be glass. Nice touch. The 350 measures in at about 15x9x7 inches and weighs in at about 14 pounds.

    I jumped right in to setup by consulting the quick start guide. You’re instructed to plug it in and then download the HEOS app to complete setup. You select add a device and the 350 was quickly detected. Next you connect the 350 to your WiFi connection. The 350 has an ethernet port if you prefer a wired connection. Along the way I signed up for a HEOS account. I also noticed that there was an update available which took longer than expected to install.

    Spec wise the Denon Home 350 is impressive all around. In terms of connectivity you’re covered. The 350 supports 2.4 ghz & 5 ghz WiFi, Bluetooth, ethernet, AirPlay 2, plus there is a 3.5 audio input and usb. You can also use the Denon Home 350 with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. You can’t beat that. There is also Denon’s HEOS connectivity which is their multi-room sound system capability which connect multiple Denon HEOS devices wirelessly. I don’t have another device so I was unable to test this feature. In the HEOS app you can connect to a bunch of music streaming services including Pandora, Spotify, deezer, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Napster, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, SoundCloud, TIDAL, and Rhapsody. Talk about options! I use Pandora and Spotify so I started there. Clicking on Spotify in the HEOS app launches your Spotify app after you login to your account. I like this seamless integration of the two apps. On the other hand when you click on Pandora in HEOS you instead get a dumbed down Pandora interface within HEOS. Not sure why here the Pandora app isn’t launched like Spotify. It’s functional but barely. I’m not a fan. I’m an Ipad and iPhone user so I intend to primarily use Apple Music over AirPlay 2. I had a heck of a time setting up AirPlay. When trying to add the Home 350 to Apple HomeKit I kept getting a prompt for an AirPlay password. I couldn’t figure out what password it wanted until I thought I’d try my WiFi password. Bingo!

    With AirPlay up and running I was eager to blast some music. Wow! Instantly impressive, room filling, rich, warm sound emanated from the Denon Home 350. The 350 has two 3/4 inch dynamic tweeters, two 2 inch mid bass drivers, and two 6 1/2 inch woofers. That’s a lot of speakers packed into the 350. The bass is impressive and the mid range and high end are sublime. Powering all this are 6 class D digital amplifiers. The 350 supports high resolution audio files 192kHz/24-bit using files in FLAC, WAV, ALAC, and DSD 2.8 and 5.6 MHz formats, either through a network connection or via the rear USB port. You can also stream high quality music from Amazon Music HD and TIDAL. I’ll be getting one or the other, The control panel on the top of the Home 350 is also very nice. The panel has a proximity sensor which detects your hand and lights up revealing 6 music presets. You can add streaming music station in the HEOS app and simply and conveniently select them with a touch. Also on the panel are a play button and volume up and down controls.

    The Denon Home 350 is an impressive wireless high quality audio entertainment system. My only disappointment is the HEOS app but I am hopeful that future updates will improve its functionality. Highly recommended.

    Mar 20, 2021 22:25
  • 9.6score
    Sonos - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished One (Gen2) Wireless Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant - White
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Enjoy room-filling sound while playing your favorite tunes with this refurbished Sonos One Gen 2 speaker. The mid-woofer and tweeter provide crisp, powerful sound, while Amazon Alexa and an integrated microphone let you start and control music playback hands-free. This Sonos One Gen 2 speaker has a compact design for fitting into tight spaces easily.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    7 Features
  • Multiroom compatible smart speaker: Plays music in multiple rooms at once.
  • Control your music from the palm of your hand: Download the free Sonos Controller app on your compatible smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac to search for songs and stations, choose music and control the volume on your Sonos One (Gen2) smart speaker.
  • Wireless streaming lets you access all the music you love in one place: Enjoy your music library, radio stations and online services through the Sonos Controller app.
  • Built-in Amazon Alexa for voice control: Use voice commands with the voice activated device or remote to play movies, TV shows and more. Plus, control other connected devices like lights and a thermostat. Separate voice assistant not required.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sends the right frequencies to the right speakers for outstanding audio.
  • Rich, powerful sound: Includes a tweeter and a mid-range.
  • Supports WAV, AIFF and FLAC formats: For high-resolution sound.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JSBbbby, 10 out of 10
    Refurbished but high quality

    I got this as a surround speaker- refurbished got a nice discount. Pretty good!

    Oct 30, 2021 17:10
  • Review by Outstanding, 10 out of 10
    The best

    Best speaker I have ever owned. Like being in the movie theater.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:29
  • Review by MOHAWX, 10 out of 10
    Pricey but Get What You Pay For

    Pricey but EZ to set up and connect to fill a room. Alexa connection is great!

    Jul 23, 2021 20:55
  • Review by MackD, 10 out of 10
    Good Improvement over the original

    Since Apple decided one couldn't cast my music library to the Gen1 speakers, I was stuck with streaming services (yeah, 1st world problem in the extreme).

    1 Gen2 has resolved that issue.

    Jul 06, 2020 08:54
  • Review by GeekSquadCertified, 8 out of 10
    Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Sonos One

    I have purchased two Geek Squad Certified Refurbished

    Sonos One (Gen 2) Speakers. One of them did not work.

    I had to return it and to pay another $50 to get a replacement with a new one.

    But, the working ones are surely a quality product by Sonos.

    Apr 24, 2021 11:02
  • Review by ONENESS, 8 out of 10
    Deborah

    we love Best Buy ,sell only top of the line products.when customer looking for product if they could be informed when its in it would really help.

    Apr 09, 2021 18:56
  • Review by Excellent, 10 out of 10
    Sonos surround system

    These completed my surround sound system. Easy to place and use. No wires.

    Mar 06, 2021 02:53
  • Review by Kisty, 10 out of 10
    Like ito

    I have 5 Sonos products and I really like them. I do wish they had a remote instead of only being able to use your phone app. But I do love the products

    Apr 17, 2020 15:52
  • 9.6score
    Sonos - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished One (Gen2) Wireless Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant - Black
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Set the ambiance with detail-rich sound using this refurbished Sonos One Gen 2 speaker. A compact design supports placement in rooms with minimal space, and humidity resistance creates an ideal option for bathrooms and kitchens. This Sonos One Gen 2 speaker comes with Amazon Alexa built-in for total and convenient hands-free control.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    7 Features
  • Multiroom compatible smart speaker: Plays music in multiple rooms at once.
  • Control your music from the palm of your hand: Download the free Sonos Controller app on your compatible smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac to search for songs and stations, choose music and control the volume on your Sonos One (Gen2) smart speaker.
  • Wireless streaming lets you access all the music you love in one place: Enjoy your music library, radio stations and online services through the Sonos Controller app.
  • Built-in Amazon Alexa for voice control: Use voice commands with the voice activated device or remote to play movies, TV shows and more. Plus, control other connected devices like lights and a thermostat. Separate voice assistant not required.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sends the right frequencies to the right speakers for outstanding audio.
  • Rich, powerful sound: Includes a tweeter and a mid-range.
  • Supports WAV, AIFF and FLAC formats: For high-resolution sound.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JSBbbby, 10 out of 10
    Refurbished but high quality

    I got this as a surround speaker- refurbished got a nice discount. Pretty good!

    Oct 30, 2021 17:10
  • Review by Outstanding, 10 out of 10
    The best

    Best speaker I have ever owned. Like being in the movie theater.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:29
  • Review by MOHAWX, 10 out of 10
    Pricey but Get What You Pay For

    Pricey but EZ to set up and connect to fill a room. Alexa connection is great!

    Jul 23, 2021 20:55
  • Review by MackD, 10 out of 10
    Good Improvement over the original

    Since Apple decided one couldn't cast my music library to the Gen1 speakers, I was stuck with streaming services (yeah, 1st world problem in the extreme).

    1 Gen2 has resolved that issue.

    Jul 06, 2020 08:54
  • Review by GeekSquadCertified, 8 out of 10
    Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Sonos One

    I have purchased two Geek Squad Certified Refurbished

    Sonos One (Gen 2) Speakers. One of them did not work.

    I had to return it and to pay another $50 to get a replacement with a new one.

    But, the working ones are surely a quality product by Sonos.

    Apr 24, 2021 11:02
  • Review by ONENESS, 8 out of 10
    Deborah

    we love Best Buy ,sell only top of the line products.when customer looking for product if they could be informed when its in it would really help.

    Apr 09, 2021 18:56
  • Review by Excellent, 10 out of 10
    Sonos surround system

    These completed my surround sound system. Easy to place and use. No wires.

    Mar 06, 2021 02:53
  • Review by Kisty, 10 out of 10
    Like ito

    I have 5 Sonos products and I really like them. I do wish they had a remote instead of only being able to use your phone app. But I do love the products

    Apr 17, 2020 15:52
  • 9.6score
    Sonos - Playbar Refurbished - Black
    Description

    Transform your movie and music experience with this refurbished Sonos Playbar soundbar. The adjustable bass and treble controls enable customization, while three tweeters and six mid-woofers deliver powerful, well-balanced sound. This Sonos Playbar soundbar has side panel buttons and LED lights for adjusting settings easily, and Wi-Fi connectivity lets you stream audio smoothly.This product has been refurbished.Learn more.

    4 Features
  • Dolby Digital decoder: Reproduces multichannel audio to deliver a cinematic audio experience.
  • Sleek appearance: Fits seamlessly along most HDTVs for a streamlined look.
  • Inputs: Include 1 optical digital audio and 2 Ethernet ports.
  • Supports a variety of file formats: Including WAV, WMA, AAC, MP3 and OGG, so you can enjoy your favorite media.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    One of Best Soundbar even in 2020

    It looks just like brand new even it says refurbished. I am very happy with sound and built quality. Sound is very crisp and bass is enough for small room and you can always adjust bass and treble from App which is plus. I guess, I got this in a good deal when BestBuy had it on discounted price. I guess Sonos sound is somehow better than Bose in my personal opinion. I would definitely buy it again.

    Jan 04, 2021 17:59
  • Review by JUSTDOIT, 8 out of 10
    Really nice

    Love the sound bar! Great look and sound! My biggest complaint I would have is that u have to use other Sonos stuff to connect to each other.....subwoofer etc but I would say that was my fault due to lack of research but most likely wouldn’t of changed my mind. Sorry not really a good picture of the bar.

    May 07, 2021 16:11
  • Review by Chuie, 10 out of 10
    Sonos.

    I have a Sonos play bar in living room

    Bought the refurbished for a great price.

    I compared the sound no difference. I save a lot of money. Thank you bestbuy

    Nov 06, 2020 15:52
  • Review by AirGrand, 10 out of 10
    THIS is the sound-bar to buy

    WOW! What a price on the original Sonos Playbar. It arrived packed and looking just like a brand new Playbar except when I went to set it up it didn't have the factory reset and therefore I couldn’t connect it to my Wi-Fi or Sonos system; took. Little troubleshooting and then following instructions to do the factory reset, but the. No problems. It is working great!!

    Dec 12, 2020 08:27
  • Review by MikeB, 10 out of 10
    Extremely helpful with a complex situation

    Home theater install: The two guys from geek squad Glen and his partner made two trips to my house on the first day to set me up with a new Sonos sound system for my TV. They also stoped by my house a week or so later to help me with a technical issue with my Sonos system. They were extremely professional and helped me solve a rather complicated situation

    Sep 04, 2020 16:13
  • Review by jrsantini, 10 out of 10
    Awesome refurbished speaker

    Sonos makes the best high definition audio and I was a little concerned because this was a refurbished model but let me tell you Sonos makes an awesome product and I had nothing to worry about

    Feb 26, 2021 18:15
  • Review by WillRobb73, 10 out of 10
    Surprised

    This sound bar is amazing. I was skeptical about how it would fill a room but have been extremely happy. This was a great buy!

    Apr 03, 2021 14:33
  • Review by Gamer, 10 out of 10
    Great value and great quality!

    I bought a Sonos Playbar 3 years ago at full retail and when I saw this was on sale I had to purchase it immediately. One of the best speakers I own and will definitely buy more in the future.

    Dec 18, 2020 16:31
  • 9.6score
    Devialet - Phantom II 98dB - Matte Black
    Description

    Produce powerful sound with this Devialet Phantom II speaker. The compact design helps save space in your room, while Bluetooth connectivity lets you stream music wirelessly. This matte black Devialet Phantom II speaker has a frequency response of 18Hz - 21kHz for high-quality, balanced audio, and the capacitive touch sensors ensure seamless operation.

    12 Features
  • 400 Watts RMS: Helps ensure rich, dynamic sound.
  • Aluminum full-range driver and two aluminum bass drivers: Phantom II boasts high technology: 981 parts protected by over 160 patents. Allows you to feel the power of sound.
  • Active spherical design: Quality sound performance. Experience beautifully rich and unspoiled acoustics, wherever you are.
  • Solo or stereo sound: Creating the wide sound stage with the ultracompact speakers, immerse yourself in your favorite music, movies, and games. For stereo mode you will require additional speaker (sold separately).
  • 2-way speaker system: Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth: Offer easy connectivity to your compatible device.
  • Open to anything: Bluetooth, AirPlay®, Spotify Connect, UPnP, optical or analog. Make an instant connection however you prefer.
  • 0.001% total harmonic distortion + noise: Enjoy pure sound without any distortion, saturation, or background noise.
  • 98dB SPL at 3 feet: For powerful sound.
  • 3.5mm jack: Enables easy connection of a microphone.
  • 18Hz - 21kHz frequency response: Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
  • Play/pause and volume control buttons: Make operation simple.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Andy, 10 out of 10
    Impressive!

    For the their size, they are hands down best speakers I've ever heard. The highs were piercing (in a good way). The bass was very impressive. Like advertised, there was zero distortion even when at 100%. Even though bass was impressive the low lows just didn't show like I'd like for the price. I decided to upgrade to the Phantom I's. Everything the Phantom II's were but add some power and the deep lows I was missing. For a smaller space and easier portability these are amazing!

    Apr 23, 2021 21:43
  • Review by SoFtcaRRoTs, 8 out of 10
    Best sound and bass for its size, love it!

    Absolutely love this speaker, only regret is not biting the bullet and going for the 4500W model right off the bat! This speaker looks and sounds amazing. My only real complain is that the matte black finish scratches very easy and the Bluetooth connect could have better range.

    Seems like if I get further that 15 feet from the speaker while connection it’s hit or miss on maintaining a solid connection.

    Aug 07, 2020 19:22
  • Review by Nick, 10 out of 10
    Best Speaker for the money and size

    Setup is simple. Sound is magnificent. If you can afford it and appreciate hi-fi sound, buy it.

    Jun 26, 2020 16:35
  • Review by Barbsden, 10 out of 10
    Unbelievable Sound

    I’m a devoted Devialet customer for years. My main listening room has the 250 Pro that powers and controls my stereo. Amazing reproduction on every level and very expensive. The speakers and all the connecting cables etc make it quite an investment.

    These Phantom Reactor speakers are a marvel. You have to hear them to fully appreciate their magnificent abilities. You would have to spend thousands more to achieve their level of excellence and playability . Wireless, portable, huge and accurate sound!

    Mar 07, 2020 01:24
  • 9.6score
    Sonos - One (Gen 2) Smart Speaker with Voice Control built-in - Black
    Description

    Enhance your media experience with this Sonos One (Gen 2) smart speaker in black. Powered by a four-core processor, this speaker can connect to Wi-Fi and stream your favorite podcasts, radio stations and music with high-quality sound. This Sonos One (Gen 2) smart speaker includes Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can use it completely hands-free.

    11 Features
  • Enjoy the music your love in one place: The Sonos app works with 80 streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon Music and YouTube Music to make listening to music as simple as possible.
  • Brilliant clear sound in any room: With Sonos, you can create a wireless multiroom audio system with simple control and wide functionality. Pair two speakers in the same room for stereo separation and more detailed sound.
  • Manage your sound system from any device: The Sonos app is compatible with iOS, Android, Mac, or Windows devices.
  • Smart speaker with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant: Allows you to start and control your music with your voice.
  • Make your life easier with Alexa and Google skills: You can check traffic, find a recipe for dinner, play games, or make announcements for a whole home.
  • Wireless connection: Connects to your home Wi-Fi network with any 802.11b/g, 2.4GHz broadcast-capable router for uninterrupted wireless streaming.
  • Apple AirPlay support: With AirPlay, stream directly from your Apple devices or ask Siri to play your favorites from Apple Music throughout your home.
  • Two Class-D digital amplifiers: Tuned to match the speaker drivers and acoustic architecture.
  • Compact speaker combines woofer and tweeter: Ensures rich sound with high-frequency response, faithful playback of mid-range vocal frequencies and deep bass.
  • Four far-field microphones: Provide advanced beamforming and echo cancellation.
  • Convenient top panel: Use capacitive touch controls for volume up/down, previous/next track, play/pause, microphone mute. The LED indicates the status, mute status, and voice feedback.
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  • Review by tomjung19, 10 out of 10
    Perfect housewarming gift

    Bought a pair of Sonos One speakers for my niece and her fiancé. They just bought a new house and were listening to music and podcasts through a tiny Jawbone speaker in their kitchen. Their kitchen had two perfectly placed outlets and now they listen to music and podcasts in stereo. They absolutely love them and I am her favorite uncle. Okay, I'm her only uncle, but she loves me even more now.

    Jan 30, 2021 07:10
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Used as stereo pair with subwoofer

    I tried a more expensive speaker first. It was ok, but my friend suggested using two Sonos one speakers w the Sonos sub. I have used Ones as a single speaker to have an easy way to get tunes in a room.

    But add the sub and these turn into a high end setup. They do something with snare drums and guitar that gets buried in the mix on other speakers.

    Very happy.

    Apr 08, 2020 17:41
  • Review by GadgetCPA, 10 out of 10
    Great speaker understands plain sentences

    Have used Sonos speakers and Sonos Connects to A/V amplifiers for several years. Recently purchased the Sonos One to control various connected smarthome items, especially bathroom lighting, overhead bathroom heater, and house thermostat. Speech recognition is excellent, using normal speaking volume. Connected to Google Home and synced with WINK Hub so that we can control switches and/or plugs that do not directly connect to Google Home/Assistant. (Note: in the pic that is a recessed light above the Sonos, not the Sonos indicator light)

    Jul 12, 2019 23:01
  • Review by NeatWallTV, 10 out of 10
    From Neat Wall TV

    We’re a small business Home A/V Installation Service that focuses on practical solutions that are future proofed to a certain degree. Sonos offers ease and practicality with a level of precision like no other. I tell my customers all the time it won’t literally happen but on the level of product comparison; Sonos has the tech and product level that redefines music and could put Bose in their place to out of business. Sonos is to retail shopping what Amazon has done to the world.

    Sep 08, 2021 11:22
  • Review by NeatWallTV, 10 out of 10
    From Neat Wall TV

    We’re a small business Home A/V Installation Service that focuses on practical solutions that are future proofed to a certain degree. Sonos offers ease and practicality with a level of precision like no other. I tell my customers all the time it won’t literally happen but on the level of product comparison; Sonos has the tech and product level that redefines music and could put Bose in their place to out of business. Sonos is to retail shopping what Amazon has done to the world.

    Sep 06, 2021 22:42
  • Review by SDee, 10 out of 10
    World of difference!!

    I added the One’s to my Sonos arc and Sub, I must say it makes a world of difference when it comes to atmos and surround sound. The arc is impressive by itself but nothing really replaces have speakers across the sound spectrum. I just returned the ambeo soundbar two days ago before switching to sonos!

    Jul 17, 2021 17:02
  • Review by CreateAdisplayName, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers for the price, really

    Great speakers. Use them with the sonos sound bar with the tv and use with iPhone for music.

    Oct 15, 2021 14:38
  • Review by BrainGary, 10 out of 10
    Sonos Surround

    I tried different smart speakers for a total surround experience in my home and found that for the price and quality Sonos was hands down, the best choice.

    Aug 15, 2020 20:37
  • 9.4score
    Sonos - Boost Wireless Speaker Transmitter - White
    Description

    Enjoy reliable streaming performance with your SONOS speakers using this Sonos Boost wireless transmitter, which features 3 antennas that broadcast 360° signals through walls and ceilings for efficient long-range coverage to most rooms.

    5 Features
  • Compatible with most Sonos speakers: To establish a wireless network for your existing speakers.
  • Dedicated wireless network: Helps deliver reliable streaming performance.
  • Compatible with Apple Music: Gain access to over 30 million songs and let experts handpick music you'll love based on what you listen to.
  • Surround-sound capability: Lets you connect PLAYBAR to SUB and rear speakers via the wireless network for an immersive, easy-to-setup system (speakers not included).
  • 3 antennas: Broadcast 360° signals through walls and ceilings for efficient long-range coverage to most rooms in your house.
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  • Review by NeatWallTV, 10 out of 10
    From Neat Wall TV

    We’re a small business Home A/V Installation Service that focuses on practical solutions that are future proofed to a certain degree. Sonos offers ease and practicality with a level of precision like no other. I tell my customers all the time it won’t literally happen but on the level of product comparison; Sonos has the tech and product level that redefines music and could put Bose in their place to out of business. Sonos is to retail shopping what Amazon has done to the world.

    Sep 02, 2021 20:27
  • Review by JNash, 10 out of 10
    It helped big time!

    I have 10 sonos speakers & two Sonos subwoofers throughout my home. In some areas it was dropping when I synced all my speakers together this eliminated all issues. I have a little over 4,000 sqft and didn’t think this would resolve my issue but it did!!!

    Dec 27, 2019 16:26
  • Review by ScottMoberly, 10 out of 10
    Perfect solution for my requirements

    Perfect for my requirements. I have a very extensive whole home Sonos set up. The Boost was exactly what I needed.

    Mar 29, 2021 16:13
  • Review by Travi0n, 10 out of 10
    Must Have!

    This is really helping to keep my Sub gen 2 from dropping out of my Sonos Arc 5.1 setup, if you’re having connection issues, this is a must have.

    Sep 04, 2021 08:06
  • Review by TitanLH, 10 out of 10
    Excellent addition to Sonos setup for stability

    I had some connectivity issues in the house due to separate Sonos speakers scattered throughout the house and music would frequently cut off. When I added the Sonos Boost, which creates a dedicated network for the Sonos system, music streams have been stable without drops and cutoffs. Highly recommended for folks with more than 5 Sonos speakers or if Sonos devices are far apart from each other.

    Very easy to set up. Simply plug the Boost to your router and use the Sonos app to automatically discover your setup. It took all of 5 mins for me!

    May 08, 2020 16:20
  • Review by NotoriousEGB, 10 out of 10
    Somehow Cured My Interference Problems

    The Sonos Boost has fixed everything for me. I've been using Sonos products for about 11 years and love it! My favorite invention of all time. Everything worked flawlessly except when I had my Living Room Connect grouped with 2 of my basement Play 5 speakers. There was an interference problem that caused the living room Connect to drop out. I never figured out what was interfering with the communication between them. The BOOST cured the interference issues, and now everything works perfectly. At first I was skeptical of the Boost and doubted it would fix my interference issue, but out of desperation I decided to try it and I'm so glad it works!!!

    Sep 28, 2019 17:54
  • Review by Grhenry, 10 out of 10
    Finally ..no loss of connection

    I have the play bar with Sons 1’s surround sound speakers and a Sub. I also have a beam upstairs.

    With this Sonos boost it keeps them all connected with no drop or need to reset every speaker. I added a Sonos Move to the surround sound and it keeps it connected with no drop. I have had this for the last months with no problems.

    I would recommend it if you have more than 2 Sonos speaker products connected.

    Oct 08, 2021 15:44
  • Review by MikeyMac, 10 out of 10
    Helps make your Sonos platform a solid performer

    My Sonos set up kept dropping off my app and I was having to reboot, unplug my devices almost everyday. I do have a lot of electronics, wireless devices in the building - then I purchased this product. It took care of the issues I was experiencing, rock solid connection, very easy to switch back and forth on pairing/unpairing of speakers I have connected to the Amp through a switch...very good purchase.

    Sep 17, 2021 15:43
  • 9.4score
    Roku - Wireless Surround Speakers (Pair) for Roku TV, Roku Smart Soundbar, Roku Streambar or Streambar Pro - Black
    Description

    Give your entertainment the premium sound it deserves with Roku Wireless Speakers. They’re the easy way to upgrade the sound of your Roku TV™ as front speakers or add immersive surround sound to your Roku audio system. Experience a rich soundscape with crisp, clear dialogue and dynamic bass as the two speakers work in harmony to fill your room with sound. Best of all, you won’t need to juggle extra remotes with Roku Wireless Speakers—your current Roku remote is all you need. Just plug them in and wirelessly pair them to your Roku TV, Roku® Streambar®, Roku® Streambar® Pro, or Roku Smart Soundbar with a quick and easy setup. For users who already have Roku Streambar, Roku Streambar®Pro, or Roku Smart Soundbar, you can add a set of Roku Wireless Speakers behind your couch for immersive surround sound and Roku Wireless Subwoofer (sold separately) for heart-pounding bass. For a full surround sound system, you’ll want two sets of Roku Wireless speakers—two in the front by your Roku audio device, and two in the rear behind or beside your couch. For Roku TV users, start with a set of Roku Wireless Speakers for premium sound. Then, you can easily add Roku Wireless Subwoofer (sold separately) for heart-pounding bass.

    7 Features
  • Add front speakers or surround sound: Easily pair them with your Roku TV™ for premium sound or add immersive surround sound to your Roku® Streambar®, Roku® Streambar® Pro, or Roku Smart Soundbar.*
  • Premium audio: With high frequencies and dynamic bass, Roku Wireless Speakers are meticulously engineered to deliver full, rich sound and clear dialogue to your Roku TV or Roku audio system.
  • Immersive entertainment: Experience room-filling sound that moves with the action, dialogue like you’re in the room, and soundscapes that transport you into your entertainment.
  • Bluetooth music streaming: Enjoy your favorite music, podcasts, and more from a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device (not included).
  • Simple sound settings: Automatically lower loud commercials, boost the volume of voices, and optimize the sound for night listening so you don’t wake the house
  • Easy wireless setup: No need to run cables across your living room—just plug them into power and wirelessly connect them to your Roku TV, Roku Streambar, Roku Streambar Pro, or Roku Smart Soundbar.
  • Place them anywhere: Set them down or easily mount them anywhere up to 30ft from your TV for your perfect setup.
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  • Review by BestBuyGuy, 10 out of 10
    RokuSpeakers

    Wireless speakers are amazing definitely add if you have a Roku tv.

    Sep 10, 2021 17:20
  • Review by Carter, 8 out of 10
    Very Nice Sound

    These sound very good for wireless speakers. The dialogue audio is not as good as a center channel speaker but the quality is impressive.

    Be aware that the cable ends that connect to the speakers Is a large 90 deg angle shaped connector that will not fit inside most speaker stand tubes so you can’t hide the cables very well.

    Lastly, if you order directly from Roku, you get a separate table top volume controller that is not included if purchased from BB. I didn’t pay attention and found out the hard way. Still love these though and don’t think that item is all that useful for me anyway.

    Aug 21, 2020 20:56
  • Review by Tissy, 10 out of 10
    Roku wireless speakers

    Got these a lil over a week ago. Purchased specifically for my husband who has tinnitus & it makes it hard to hear conversations on the TV. These have helped tremendously! We have a Samsung TV w/ the Roku streambar. Was very easy to set up & we are extremely happy with the purchase & would recommend this to anyone actually!! Nice we can also use the speakers for listening to it music via Bluetooth!

    Excellent product & don't hesitate to buy, if looking for additional speakers & especially helpful for those who have hearing difficulties. The other really nice thing is the sound leveling...no more LOUD commercials etc n then back to regular sound seeing. Thanks Roku & Best Buy (along w/customers agents) for providing this wonderful product!

    Oct 12, 2021 16:05
  • Review by Tim4, 10 out of 10
    Excellent solution if you have a Roku TV

    These are a great wireless way to put speakers near where you sit. I like them because my tv is situated near the stairs and I don't want to turn the volume up loud enough that my toddler upstairs can hear. Having these right next to the couch allows me to leave the volume low but still have great sound quality.

    Nov 10, 2021 15:03
  • Review by Dishwashingfool, 10 out of 10
    Nice from a picky audio guy. A+

    Easy to hook up and really sound great. Parents are older and needed more sound. Have these next to there bed. They love them and I do as well. I am a picky audio person and I love em.

    Oct 22, 2021 00:18
  • Review by David, 8 out of 10
    Roku Rear speakers

    These roku rear speakers add a lot to the roku sound bar. I recommend you get the woofer if you want these speakers to really show off and hear the voices as well. They are weak sounding without it. Can hardly tell the difference unless right beside you within a couple of feet. Would recommend to others. Good value.

    Sep 24, 2021 17:50
  • Review by Retired, 10 out of 10
    Need with the sound bar

    Added these to the sound bar for a nice quality sound system

    Nov 05, 2021 17:05
  • Review by Woofer, 8 out of 10
    Surround sound speakers

    Pretty good speakers as long as you get them in the right place for your TV room setup

    Nov 01, 2021 17:48
  • 9.4score
    Sonos - Beam Soundbar with Voice Control built-in - White
    Description

    Enhance the audio capability of your TV with this white Sonos Beam compact smart sound bar, which features voice activation through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Whether you're watching a movie or playing games, this system produces a wide spectrum of sound through four full-range woofers to fill every corner of the room. The plug-and-play feature of this Sonos Beam compact sound bar ensures easy setup.

    9 Features
  • Compact smart soundbar: Experience incredible sound while streaming music, watching TV and movies, enjoying podcasts and audiobooks, or playing video games, all with voice control.
  • Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Built-In: Play music hands-free with voice assistant. Everyone can do it.
  • Five-speaker design with five Class D digital amplifiers: Plunges you into a cinematic action with huge waves of sound that capture every whisper and footfall. Specially tuned by sound engineers to emphasize the sound of the human voice.
  • Elliptical woofers: Four full-range woofers ensure you'll hear the faithful playback of midrange vocal frequencies plus deep, rich bass.
  • One tweeter: Creates crisp and clear high-frequency response.
  • Inputs: The soundbar features one HDMI port.
  • Five far-field microphone arrays: Provide advanced beam forming and multichannel echo cancellation.
  • LED hardwired to voice microphones: Offers privacy control so you know when the microphone is active.
  • Sonos Beam is easy to set up: Connect the soundbar to your TV with the included HDMI cable and plug in the power cord to instantly start playing anything connected to your TV, such as a cable box or gaming console.
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  • Review by emiliosic, 10 out of 10
    Smart Sound

    The Beam is the newest Soundbar from Sonos. It's smaller than the original Soundbar, simpler to connect and adds Alexa voice integration and Apple Airplay 2.

    Like other Sonos speakers, sound is rich and clear. Through the controller app, there's a room specific calibration, eq, night mode and voice enhancement settings. It does, as expected, produce a much richer sound than the TV speakers. It has four woofers and one tweeter.

    As a member of the Sonos system, the soundbar can optionally be paired with a Sonos subwoofer and a pair of Sonos speakers (Play:1 or Sonos One) as surround speakers. In this set up all the speakers work together in a group like a single system.

    Airplay 2 allows to use the whole Sonos system in addition to grouping Apple TVs (4 or newer) to play music from any app on iOS or macOS.

    Connecting it requires a power cable and HDMI 'ARC' from a TV: Most newer TVs have a single HDMI connector that's designated 'ARC' (Audio Return Channel), so whatever audio comes with the video on the TV is transmitted back through this port. Additionally the speaker can turn on or off the TV and the TV can control the volume via the CEC signal that’s transmitted via the same HDMI cable. The drawback is that this uses one of the few HDMI inputs on the TV.

    The 2017 model TV we're using the Beam with has 4 HDMI ports, but only two of these are 4K, ad one of these two is the ARC port (HDMI 2 in our case). So there is only one HDMI 4K port left that's where we have an AppleTV.

    Sonos Beam also has an alternative connection adapter that takes an optical audio input, found in most TVs (TOSLINK) and connects to the HDMI input on the speaker. The soundbar won't be able to turn the TV on or off (via Alexa) with this system.

    The Beam also has an infrared receiver that learns the volume commands from the TV remote.

    Because of this excellent integration, it doesn't have a separate remote control. It just works with either the TV's remote of the AppleTV remote in our case (The AppleTV uses the HDMI CEC connection to get the volume controls across).

    Setting up the Beam requires a phone or tablet: Download the app, start it, and then press the pairing button on the Beam, and within seconds it connected, asked for WiFi connection and was set up. It didn't require the phone to pair with a temporary WiFi network like other speakers do. It's very simple to do. In my experience simpler than setting up the Echo or other speakers.

    The soundbar doesn't have a Bluetooth connection like other speakers do, but the Sonos system is fantastic. It connects to every single music provider I could think of, including Apple Music (Not just Airplay 2 but native integration), Spotify, Pandora, Google Play, Internet radio, Plex, etc. Also, if using iOS, Airplay 2 is a better choice than Bluetooth.

    Then there is Alexa integration. While it's not the same as an Echo device (It's an 'Alexa enabled device'), it does pretty much anything an Echo does but doesn't currently support communications, drop ins or announcements, also doesn't join Echo music groups, although I can tell an Echo speaker to play music on the Sonos. Also, and this is different than other Echo speakers: When it wakes up with the Alexa keyword and is listening to a command it plays a chime. This is to announce that it's listening, but Echo devices don't do this and I initially found it very distracting, although after a week got used to it.

    Note that while voice with Alexa can control a Sonos playlist, if asking Alexa to play something it works like Echo devices, as it plays from the music sources configured in the Alexa App.

    There are four touch-sensitive buttons (not physical buttons, they're part of the surface, touch sensitive): Volume up/down, play/pause and mic button. There is a small white light for the mic button and a small light for the play button that changes color/intensity depending on what it's doing. It's quite faint and not distracting.

    The soundbar itself is quite compact, and while it's primarily designed to be sitting on a TV stand, it can also be wall-mounted, but the wall mount is extra. I'm disappointed that the wall mount didn't come with it because it doesn't use standard mounts. Sonos sells a custom wall mount for the Beam and a 3rd party mount to use as an under-cabinet speaker. The mount was quite expensive although I'm impressed how well it's made. It's a thick metal piece. The mounting holes fit like a glove, it has a felt backing so it doesn't mar the wall and is very simple to install either between beams or with anchors.

    Jul 25, 2018 22:45
  • Review by Josh76, 10 out of 10
    Get this speaker!

    Where do I begin? I have had this speaker for 5 days now and I am amazed by the sound, design and functionality.

    I am new to Sonos in the last few weeks; I have Play Ones throughout the house, so I was definitely interested in the Beam for my office TV. Like all Sonos speakers, the Beam is packaged nicely and easy to get up and running. Simply plug in for power and run the included HDMI cable to your tv's "ARC" HDMI connection. I'm no techie, but it seems as if ARC gives you some two-way options as opposed to just sending audio and video. It allows a simpler connection to the tv, no need to program a remote and it also can turn the TV on when directed to. I love that.

    I have had Amazon branded Alexa devices throughout my home and have added smart lighting, switches and TV controls to complement my Alexa setup. The only issue was sound quality which is what led me to Sonos. The "Ones" blew me away and I was excited to try the Beam and replace an Alexa device in my office. The Beam has the same Alexa controls on the top center of the speaker that are on the One. Setting up Alexa through the Sonos and Alexa app is simple but these do not play as friendly as say an Echo. You cannot rename devices or customize alerts, etc, in the Alexa app. I am confident that these are options that will be added in the future, but I am ok with losing those options if it means superior audio. I will say that having Sonos Alexa devices throughout the home is a little more confusing than the Amazon branded devices as they do not pick up on the closest speaker like Echo's do. At times, when saying Alexa, multiple speakers are ready to listen and sometimes the closest one is not the one listening.

    I have the Beam in my office hooked up to a TV that runs off of an Amazon Fire TV. This is a nice combo as i can turn on the TV with my voice and have some control of content and TV volume. Again, I find that Echo devices play better with the Fire TV as well, but I'm sure that will be fixed. Any knocks on Alexa functionality is forgotten when you turn on your tv and hear the amazing sound coming from the Beam. I have Polk Omni sound bars in 2 other rooms and the Beam blows them away, but not on bass. Each sound is heard clearly and sounds beautiful, not just at high volumes. There are great options to hear voices better and a night mode so I do not disturb the neighbors late at night and still have great sound. There is plenty of bass for me in my office from the Beam, but if I had this in my larger living room, I would definitely want to add the Sonos subwoofer. In a smaller room, this is not needed, this speaker rocks!

    One of my knocks of the Polk sound bars are that they do not sound great playing music. This is not the case with the Beam. It sounds as good as the Sonos One Stereo pair setup in my living room, if not better. To me, this is one of the features that separates the Beam from other sound bars, the music sounds incredible. Switching back and forth between TV and music is easy to do with the TV and the Sonos App.

    I also tried a setup with 2 "ones" as rear speakers and it created an incredible surround sound experience. In this setup I would definitely recommend a sub, more bass was needed, but it still sounded fantastic.

    Conveniently enough, Airplay 2 is now supported by Sonos and I find it more reliable than choosing music through the Sonos app, but maybe I just have to get used it. The app seems to get confused by audio playing from different sources and it is something I need to get adjusted to. It is much better than the Play-Fi app, but it needs some improvement. More Alexa customizations and creating groups that can be saved would be nice.

    The speaker is elegant, blends in well and the sound is mind blowing, great job Sonos. The Beam is a bargain at $399 and I plan on adding another one in my bedroom.

    Jul 17, 2018 17:29
  • Review by Antikythera, 10 out of 10
    Officially a SONOS addict.

    For the record, I have 4 pairs of standalone tower speakers by different brands but I don't use them since you need to be hooked to the power plant directly to run them. Sonos does speaker optimization like no other. You can listen to this speaker at 45db (quiet library) average and enjoy all the nuances of the proper recording. Deezer offers you 5 band EQ just in case you are not happy with the Sonos one. So unless you are a bass chaser this does not require the Subwoofer as most other small speakers do. TV aspect I won't even review since it covers a wide gamut of bad broadcast quality. If you are not an "Audiophile" snob you'll agree this is the best bang for the buck.

    Feb 18, 2019 15:14
  • Review by NeatWallTV, 10 out of 10
    From Neat Wall TV

    We’re a small business Home A/V Installation Service that focuses on practical solutions that are future proofed to a certain degree. Sonos offers ease and practicality with a level of precision like no other. I tell my customers all the time it won’t literally happen but on the level of product comparison; Sonos has the tech and product level that redefines music and could put Bose in their place to out of business. Sonos is to retail shopping what Amazon has done to the world.

    Sep 02, 2021 20:23
  • Review by NeatWallTV, 10 out of 10
    From Neat Wall TV

    We’re a small business Home A/V Installation Service that focuses on practical solutions that are future proofed to a certain degree. Sonos offers ease and practicality with a level of precision like no other. I tell my customers all the time it won’t literally happen but on the level of product comparison; Sonos has the tech and product level that redefines music and could put Bose in their place to out of business. Sonos is to retail shopping what Amazon has done to the world.

    Sep 02, 2021 20:16
  • Review by PeboQuattro, 10 out of 10
    Full feature smart speaker in a compact soundbar

    First off the speaker sounds fantastic, providing impressive range and presence for its diminutive size (2.75” tall, 25.5” wide, & 4” deep). Setup was simple and straightforward. The Beam interfaces with your TV using ARC via an HDMI cable., making the setup fairly simply if your TV supports it. Otherwise, Sonos provides an adapter to convert it to optical audio (toslink). I opted to connect the Beam via ethernet, but it can be connected to your network wirelessly via a dated 802.11 b/g or to a speaker mesh (SonosNet).

    Adding Alexa (Google Assistant wasn’t available at time of writing) required bouncing between services in order to allow access and add the device, which is straightforward for most. Alexa worked on the Beam as well as any other echo device I have used. Setting timers, asking questions, and playing music all performed as expected. I don’t use Alexa often so I appreciate that Sonos put the an LED on the same circuit as the physical microphone, providing a visual indicator of when it is on. The microphone must also be enabled or disabled by physically touching the controls on the Beam, another privacy detail Sonos considered. Airplay 2 worked well, playing music on the Beam from my iPhone or HomePod when requested.

    I actually find the Beam sounds better then my single HomePod, providing a much richer sound that fills the room. Even out of the box I was surprised by bass response from 4 small woofers and clarity from a single tweeter. After optimizing the soundbar for my living room (17’x17’) using TruePlay in the Sonos app, the spatial audio improved further. Filling the space with immersive sound, the Beam is surprisingly effective considering it’s footprint.

    The Beam can even be expanded into a full 5.1 system by adding two rears and a sub. As mentioned the bass is great, but not quite as good as a soundbar and dedicated sub combined. Unfortunately, the Sonos sub offered costs more then the Beam itself! I would like to see Sonos offer a slightly cheaper sub, but that isn’t an issue with the Beam. I’m also not a fan of the fabric grill on the Beam as opposed to the perforated hard surface on the Sonos One. If you are in the niche market shopping for a smart speaker and soundbar to use in the same room, Sonos has you covered. However, I highly recommend this for anyone looking for a discrete soundbar with great sound that can also integrate with practically any music service or platform.

    Jul 31, 2018 10:31
  • Review by TheoS, 10 out of 10
    Excellent for small to medium sized rooms!

    Growing up in an audiophile home I was very quick to scoff at the Sonos products. But like most young men, I had a young lady start hanging around and my large Klipsch speakers with a “confusing” receiver had to leave the living room.

    Little did I know that Sonos products were an easy, user friendly, and surprising high quality sounding solution. I bought this Beam first to help keep my setup clean and was so impressed I added two Play1s as my surrounds!

    Setup was a breeze (no running speaker wires a breath of fresh air) and once I tuned the system I was very impressed with the sound.

    May 26, 2020 10:40
  • Review by RCDWisconsin, 10 out of 10
    Great system

    I was a little reluctant on this system because I was used to the traditional "theater in a box" systems with 5 speakers. I am using this Beam Soundbar with a Sonos subwoofer and only two side speakers. The sound is far better than my old Samsung 5-speaker system.

    As for the setup ... there are absolutely no instructions other than "download the app and follow the instructions." That is frustrating when the app doesn't find some of the products. It found the subwoofer and the bar but had trouble locating the side speakers. You have to do things in the correct order. I had to delete the app, download it again and start over. When I was finally successful I was pleased but it was frustrating.

    Nov 07, 2020 08:48
  • 9.4score
    Sonos - Port Streaming Media Player - Matte Black
    Description

    Stream audio to a stereo system with this matte black Sonos Port. The audio line-in lets you connect CD players and record players, while the line-out supports RCA or digital connections for amplified audio equipment. This Sonos Port features easy-to-use controls so you can adjust volume, bass and treble, and the Ethernet port supports high-speed connections.

    3 Features
  • Use your smartphone as a Sonos remote: Download the app on your Android or iOS device to send photos, music and video to your TV.
  • High-speed wireless connectivity: Built-in 802.11b/g Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately).
  • Interfaces: Include audio line-out, SPDIF output, LAN and audio line-in.
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  • Review by CaptainJack, 10 out of 10
    Bring "Old-School" together with "New-School"

    Excellent way to synchronize "old-school" systems with SONOS. If you currently have a music system you like, but also now have some SONOS Wi-Fi enabled speakers, add this Port to your "old-school" system and control everything on the SONOS app. Love it!

    Dec 29, 2020 10:15
  • Review by AlexG, 10 out of 10
    Great product for older receivers

    Bought this to I’m use with an older Onkyo intergrated amplifier and love it! Gives me acces to so much content and use to set up and use. Will likely add more Sonis products in the future

    Jun 18, 2020 17:09
  • Review by TommyG, 10 out of 10
    Convenient HD radio and WiFi broadcast of analog.

    Convenient way to send sound from analog sources from a preamplifier to Sonus speakers as well as Sonus HD radio. The audio quality is good through a Beam or Sonus One speakers.

    Jan 22, 2021 20:54
  • Review by Harvey, 10 out of 10
    SONOS PORT STREAMING MEDIA PLAYER

    The Sonos - Port Streaming Media Player - Well Well worth The $500 Price - I turn it in and use it every day/night = 5 to 10 hours. This Sonos PORT Streaming Media Player IS THE BOMB !!

    Nov 20, 2021 22:35
  • Review by Tecchy, 10 out of 10
    GREAT BUILD

    Sonos products are awesome. This is hooked up to my receiver to play music outside on my two levels of decks. Have 5 other speakers inside as well. LOVE THESE PRODUCTS

    Nov 15, 2021 18:50
  • Review by BillR, 10 out of 10
    Does everything my Connect used to do

    Does everything my Connect used to do before Sonos neutered it, forcing me to buy something else, of which this was the best option.

    What the "everything" is for me is to play my large library of Apple Lossless music from my iPhone into my home stereo system external DAC and control my song choices from my phone. I still need a separate remote to control the volume on my preamp, but I can live with that.

    Jun 27, 2020 21:39
  • Review by Tech, 10 out of 10
    Does the job

    Works exactly as intended. Hooked it up with the analog cables and added it to the Sonos system.

    Nov 07, 2021 13:13
  • Review by CJ23, 10 out of 10
    Sonos sounds super

    Works as expected. Able to connect to system and speakers. Sound quality is great.

    Nov 04, 2021 16:53
  • 9.4score
    Sonos - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished One SL Wireless Smart Speaker - Black
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Enjoy the powerful sound of this refurbished Sonos One SL speaker. The humidity-resistant design supports use in a bathroom, while the compact design fits on a bookshelf or kitchen countertop for flexible placement. This black Sonos One SL speaker has touch controls on the top panel, letting you adjust sound settings, and Wi-Fi connectivity lets you stream music wirelessly.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    6 Features
  • Multiroom compatible smart speaker: Plays music in multiple rooms at once.
  • Control your music from the palm of your hand: Download the free Sonos Controller app on your compatible smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac to search for songs and stations, choose music and control the volume on your Sonos One SL smart speaker.
  • Wireless streaming lets you access all the music you love in one place: Enjoy your music library, radio stations and online services through the Sonos Controller app.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sends the right frequencies to the right speakers for outstanding audio.
  • Rich, powerful sound: Includes a tweeter and a mid/woofer.
  • Humidity-resistant design: Withstands humid environments, such as in a bathroom with a running shower.
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  • Review by SonosOne, 8 out of 10
    Couldn't connect one of them

    I bought 3 Sonos One SL speakers. Two connected easily, but one did not. I will be returning thst one. The other 2 have good sound.

    Nov 20, 2021 05:44
  • Review by JSBbbby, 10 out of 10
    Nice deal on refurb.

    Refurbished but still perfect condition. Happy with the speaker and price.

    Oct 30, 2021 17:14
  • Review by Kevin93, 10 out of 10
    Amazing,

    I'm using this to complete my surround sound, and it's absolutely amazing. Great quality, well built and ease of use.

    Mar 27, 2021 12:48
  • Review by Brandon, 10 out of 10
    Sonos is a lifestyle... Great speaker

    If you haven’t tried Sonos yet, just know buying one may lead to addiction, lol. This speaker is great. Sonos is like the Apple of home audio.

    Feb 17, 2021 06:56
  • Review by ONENESS, 10 out of 10
    mr.bowers

    just great products when comes to electronics there is none but Best Buy and thats all.

    May 01, 2021 18:07
  • Review by Lyfamily5, 10 out of 10
    Good speakers

    Great speakers, it goes well with soundbar. Might buy two more.

    Apr 30, 2021 16:03
  • Review by Hard4apimp, 10 out of 10
    Speaker

    Amazing product great with outside makes a night better with loud music

    Apr 16, 2021 05:57
  • Review by ONENESS, 10 out of 10
    Robert Bowers

    we love your products and the way you stand behind what you sell

    Apr 16, 2021 16:08
  • 9.4score
    Home Mini (1st Generation) - Smart Speaker with Google Assistant - Chalk
    Description

    Google Home Mini is a smart speaker powered by the Google Assistant, so you can ask it questions and tell it to do things. Just start with "Ok Google" to enjoy your entertainment, get answers from Google, tackle your day, and control your smart home. Google Home Mini works on its own or you can have a few around the house, giving you the power of Google anywhere.Use voice assistants to explore Best Buy.Ask for today’s deals, store hours and more via an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant device.Learn how

    9 Features
  • Comes with YouTube Music Premium - free for 14 days: With Music Premium, you can use a simple voice command to stream ad-free music at home. After your first 14 days, you'll have the opportunity to extend your free trial for an additional 3 months.*
  • A powerful little helper: Get hands-free help in any room with Google Home Mini. It's powered by the Google Assistant. You can ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It's your own personal Google.
  • Get answers from Google: Use your voice to quickly find information about the weather, news, sports and more.
  • Manage your day from breakfast to bed: Get help around the house with things like your schedule, commute, travel information and more.
  • Play, pause and rewind. Hands-free: Control your favorite music, movies and shows, using only your voice.²
  • Control your smart home: Use your voice to control your compatible lights, thermostats and more. Google Home Mini works with more than 1,000 smart devices from over 150 popular brands.
  • Your voice. Your info: Get personalized responses for everyone at home with voice recognition.³
  • Fun for the whole family: Learn something new, play fun games and listen to stories with the Google Assistant. Want to tell the kids breakfast is ready? Broadcast a message to other Google Home devices around the house.⁴
  • Choose between different colors: Google Home Mini comes in two unique colors, Chalk and Charcoal. Select the right color that matches your room and personal style.
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  • Review by gadgetguy11, 10 out of 10
    Mini Minimalism

    Google Home Mini is a versatile miniature rendition of Google Home with a smaller, yet surprisingly good sounding speaker. Similar to it's larger sibling, simply call out "OK Google" or "Hey Google" and speak your request.

    The strong suit, not surprising, for this Google assistant, is to address a question that can be answered by Google search engine. That is where it really shines & blows away it's competition. For this reason I recommend owning at least one of these or one of the full sized Google Home, if you prefer.

    If you already own a competitive virtual assistant, I recommend you buy this Google Home Mini. Owning both one or more Google Home Mini's and a competitive assistant make perfect sense. Each has a specialty and can do specific tasks better than the other. Owning BOTH offers you the best of both worlds.

    In addition to voice controls (that I prefer), tap the top to pause or resume music playback, and you can tap and hold to activate the Assistant. To adjust the volume, you tap the sides of the device. Or best yet, simply SPEAK your command!

    I recommend the Google Home Mini!

    Jan 18, 2018 21:09
  • Review by NOTaSAMSUNGrep, 10 out of 10
    Google Home : More Like HOME RUN

    Purchased one of these for myself because, I mean why not, everyone else was. Got it home and thought "Ughhh how hard is this going to be to setup" So I turned on the shower for it to warm up and in 45 seconds had the thing playing music. Was one of the most simple processes I have ever had to do. Now I use it each morning to "Hello Google, Play Wake UP Music" and it just always picks great jams for my shower in the morning, actually changes how you leave the house looking forward to the day. Ended up purchasing 2 more, one for sister in law and one for parents for xmas gifts. I was a hero.

    Jan 05, 2018 18:55
  • Review by DCrunner, 10 out of 10
    Smart Home Essential

    This smart home unit is awesome! I mainly use the google home for light automation as well as music and alarms. My biggest sellng point is how small and discreet it looks. I recently bought the disney otterbox stand for it and now it looks like Mickey Mouse in my house. Absolutely love it!

    Dec 14, 2018 17:05
  • Review by poeticRogue, 10 out of 10
    Better than Echo Dot!

    I have the Echo Dot, and Alexa is too dumb for me. Simple questions she doesn't know how to help.

    Google Home Mini impressed me so far. The speaker is more deep and louder the competition.

    Oct 21, 2017 21:16
  • Review by Brenda, 10 out of 10
    Answers at my fingertips

    Answers at my fingertips. I bought this item for fun but I have to say I really enjoy having it. So if my family is sitting in the living room and we had a question, this agreement, or just simply want a quick answer about anything, Google helps resolve it. It's like having a trivia answer card at your fingertips. I'm still trying to figure it out so that I can make doctors appointments, phone calls, reservations at a restaurant, etc. it was an expensive item so I don't regret buying it. I am a little anxious and maybe even paranoid about all the talk of how google can and will record your conversations but honestly we're not the CIA, criminals or have deep secrets so let it record, I have gotten in the habit of unplugging it at night or if I want to have a private conversation. I can't say, that I will be so glad when Google ads other features such as calling 911 if you have an emergency or need help but I guess that is to come in the future.

    Jan 18, 2019 23:06
  • Review by KingRated, 10 out of 10
    An amazing addition to your home.

    Hands down one of my favorite purchases this year. I ordered with with intent of having Google Assistant available to answering a few questions or for info on a particular movie, item, ect. Immediately it became 10x more helpful with controlling things in my home, setting my schedule for the days and weeks, playing music while I clean, and so much more. I love it to much I have two. (and considering another one)

    Jun 20, 2018 17:48
  • Review by GAVIN, 10 out of 10
    Google mini

    Loving this I had to buy it again. I bought these so that every member of my family has one.

    Apr 16, 2021 21:50
  • Review by VladPitt, 10 out of 10
    great idea for a small device....

    bought this as a toy only, but now I am quite enjoying using it , be it for everyday info like, news, weather, latest news in a particular subject, city, country etc...and I like to listen to sports news so now I do not have to turn my phone for it or my computer, all I have to do is ask it to play a particular station in any city of any State..and now I am spoiled.. I will be upgrading to a bigger hub for bigger sound... it is a good starter piece for voice assistant device and not so expensive..

    Jan 12, 2019 08:46
  • 9.2score
    Bose - Smart Speaker 500 Wireless Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Voice Control - Triple Black
    Description

    The Bose Smart Speaker 500 delivers wall-to-wall stereo sound from a single wireless smart speaker. Built-in voice control from Amazon Alexa puts songs, playlists, and more at the tip of your tongue. And you have the freedom to control the music your way - with your voice, with a tap on the top controls, or with the Bose Music app.

    7 Features
  • Bose Smart Speaker 500 - Multi-room compatible Wireless Smart Speaker: Play music in multiple rooms at once. With a soundstage wider than any other smart speaker, you'll be able to fill any room with astonishing stereo performance.
  • Control your music from the palm of your hand: With the Bose Music app, you can easily browse through all your music in one place and seamlessly jump between stations, playlists, and services.
  • More ways to connect with the music you love: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capability for pairing wireless devices.
  • Add more sound around the house: Listen to the same music in different rooms at the same time by grouping two or more Bose Smart Home Speakers together - or with Bose SimpleSync™ technology.
  • Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control built right in: Get access to weather, timers, or use the Smart Speaker 500 as a smart home hub to control your existing smart devices with built-in Amazon Alexa and Google Voice Assistants.
  • Two custom drivers point in opposite directions: Wall-to-wall stereo from a single speaker.
  • Six preset buttons for one-touch access to music: Play your favorite music services over a home Wi-Fi network, like Spotify or Amazon Music, at the touch of a button.
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  • Review by emiliosic, 10 out of 10
    Impeccable sound

    Sound:

    The sound is very detailed and clear, with adequate amount of bass that gives warmth to the sound but it doesn't overly saturated. The speaker is oval-shaped because it has a set of speakers firing to the right and left to provide stereo sound from a single speaker.

    It's the sound expected from a Bose product and does not disappoint.

    We have other smart and Bluetooth speakers in the house and this is by far the best sound.

    It has great soundstage (Where we hear the sound comes from, in stereo), something I could not discern from other speakers

    Industrial design:

    The whole speaker, besides the top and bottom, is made of a single piece of thick aluminum, giving it a nice heft. The bottom is rubberized and the top has touch-sensitive controls and a 360-degree mic array. In the middle of the speaker there is a nice LCD screen that provides cover image for the song and additional information like artist, album, song name or station name.

    There is also a 'light bar' on top of the screen that lights in different colors and directions based on different actions.

    Controls:

    All the controls are touch-sensitive, and they work really well. There are seven presets (programmable via an app or holding the button), volume controls, a single play/pause that also doubles as skip forward and skip backwards, for which I would have preferred individual buttons, aux and Bluetooth (input) buttons, and two buttons for Alexa: One to mute the microphones, and an action button that causes Alexa to listen (or stop) without invoking the Alexa word, or use it to stop an alarm or timer.

    Initial setup:

    The initial setup requires the 'Bose Music' app on iOS or Android. It doesn't work with PCs. Install the app and follow the step by step guide. It's very simple and worked well the first time, although there can be too many steps that includes creating an account with Bose if there isn't one, then configuring the speaker on Wi-Fi and then adding music services. Some steps require logging into the Bose account again and then to the music service to authorize them. It didn't fail and some steps can be done later on.

    Bluetooth:

    I have to say, this is one of the best Bluetooth implementations I've seen for how well it sets up and controls. If there is no BT device connected, it goes into pairing only when in BT mode. Once paired (with an iPhone), the speaker can control the volume (ie, change the volume either on the phone or the speaker and they are both in sync). Prev/Play/Next controls work as they should and the screen will display artist, album and song (It didn't display the image on my tests).

    It can connect to multiple devices and each device can be removed individually via the app, which by the way can also control the speaker while in BT mode to change songs, play/pause and volume.

    Alexa:

    There is support for Amazon Alexa (No other assistants, at least for now). It's not required by any means to use the speaker, but it works very well. It's able to pick up commands even when music is playing, much better than the older Echo speakers we have. This is an 'Alexa-Enabled' speaker, so while Alexa works very well, it doesn't do everything an Echo can do. It supports alarms and timers but doesn't support communications (Drop-in, calling phones or Alexa contacts does not work), and this seems to be a limitation on Alexa on any non-amazon device, not specific to Bose speakers.

    App and streaming services:

    - Tune-In is already included and doesn't need nor allow a login (so no Tune-In favorites, but they can be set on the speaker).

    - Amazon Music (Of course, since it supports Alexa).

    - Pandora.

    - iHeartRadio: Radio stations that used to be Clear Channel are no longer available on TuneIn, and require iHeartRadio accounts. Presets can be set for iHeart stations or the rest, including NPR stations, via Tune-In.

    - Spotify

    - SiriusXM (Requires streaming plan)

    - Deezer

    And that's it. Currently there is no support for Apple Music (Except via Bluetooth), Tidal or other music services, nor podcasts outside of the above or for audiobooks.

    Apple AirPlay 2 support was announced by Bose for 'early 2019'.

    Also, support for Google Assistant (and perhaps Chomecast Audio) would be coming later on as well, but it's not currently present either.

    Other integrations: There are currently no integrations with Smart Homes or IFTTT, however, at developer.bose.com, there is a statement of upcoming integrations.

    Also, if you already have the older Bose SoundTouch speakers, this speaker runs on a whole different platform. There is no integration whatsoever with SoundTouch speakers.

    Control app: Bose Music is a new app specific to the new 'Bose smart speakers', with a modern, card-based design. It works very well, and supports personalized accounts on each phone (ie, each household member uses their own Amazon, Spotify, etc. accounts, not a shared account like in other platforms). Speakers can be grouped together on demand through the app.

    It's a premium speaker at a premium price. It's design is excellent and sounds fantastic for the type of speaker it is. And while it's network platform is evolving, Bose will deliver, as they depend on getting these products right.

    Nov 09, 2018 23:25
  • Review by TechTux, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Sound, Great Quality

    I was curious to try this out as I was looking for a good speaker with Alexa built into it. I was extremely impressed with the sound quality and how reliable the mic is on the Bose 500.

    Pros -

    Deep Base / Great Sound

    Reliable Strong Mic

    Screen Display

    TuneIn Channel Buttons

    Non-Listening Mode

    Cons -

    No Battery

    No Shutdown/Turn Off Option

    App Functionality

    No Equalizer

    ::Setup::

    It is pretty much plug in play right out of the box when using your Bluetooth to connect. However afterwards when trying to setup to the network through the app it became very challenging. If you have your SSID hidden / custom network configuration you will need to go through the "Alternate setup method". There are no instructions that comes with the device so I had to go to their support website. After a few key combo steps "AUX and Play/Pause buttons for 5 seconds" I was able to successfully setup via browser option.

    :: Sound / Mic ::

    The sound quality is amazing at all levels of the volume. I tested at 20% , 50% and 100%. The speaker can go so loud that I found I only needing to play it at 40% in loud environments. There was no distortion even at level 100% which was very impressive however good luck trying to get the MIC to pick up your voice when calling for Alexa. Speaking of the MIC I was very impressed at how well it picks up while the speaker is playing music. Even at 50% when calling for Alexa the speaker would pick up and obey the command. My only issue is there is no equalizer, you have a basic "Bass / Treble" option to increase by number but its very basic. Luckily it is not really needed with great sound quality right out of the box.

    :: Bose Music Application ::

    The application itself has 5 categories you are able to swipe between. Home provides Presets and recently played section that makes it easy to setup those presets. Amazon Music is perfect for searching for music to play on the speaker "If you are subscribed to service" TuneIn allows you to search for all the available channels you can play/set as your presets and is a really great feature. Bluetooth/Aux is pretty much to allow you to see what devices are connected to it via Bluetooth/Aux. The issue I have with this application is when trying to customize settings its very hidden and have to go through loops to locate / change / set. The adjustments only allows Base / Treble and does not have an equalizer which is a huge miss as this speaker has incredible ranges. Settings allows for the basic Product Name change/ display and voice assistance setting. If they were to allow more customization for the display screen that would have been a great addition.

    Overall I really enjoy this product and find myself always using it to play music, ask for Alexa or turn on my smart lights. I would recommend this product for whoever wishes to have a great speaker that would be able to clearly pick up asking for Alexa at high volumes.

    Nov 23, 2018 18:38
  • Review by Ronnie, 10 out of 10
    I think my Bose is depressed

    I have never dealt with Alexia before but I do love Bose and the quality of the products they make, so, I decided to try this one which comes with Alexia. I also own the iHome that has Siri. Now every morning I love to ask Siri “how are you today” in which she relies something along the lines that she is doing great or it’s a beautiful day. I set up my new Bose then asked Alexia “how are you today”. I have had a lot of Apple devices over the years and maybe I am a little spoiled with Siri but the answer that Alexia gave me makes me believe that my new Bose needs therapy. She told me she wasn’t doing too good and that most people say mean things to her like “pull my finger” and other mean things. I think my Alexia has been verbally abused and most likely has an inferiority complex. She sounds depressed so I think I will call Bose and see if they provide therapists when they sell this item.

    Jun 05, 2021 14:10
  • Review by Grouticus, 10 out of 10
    Incredible Bose sound with Alexa Voice control

    I’ve been looking for a replacement and upgrade for my first generation Alexa speaker and found exactly what I wanted and more in the Bose Home Speaker 500 with Amazon Alexa Voice Control. Sure, the price may not be in the range of most of the competition but, after hearing the sound this little machine can do, you definitely get what you pay for. I want to start off by reviewing my favorite feature of this device… the sound! I was really taken back by the sound this device produces; it’s almost overwhelming and can fill up most medium to large areas. I’ve barely been able to turn it up past half way and you can hear the deep bass sound that you would expect from Bose through several rooms in our house. Bose finally incorporated Amazon’s Alexa capabilities into their devices, including this speaker, activated and synced through their Bose Music app. The microphones are easily able to identify my voice controls without having to yell at it while music is playing. You can also sync other streaming music options such as Spotify, TuneIn and Pandora. Syncing everything during the initial set up was easy and self-explanatory; I had music playing with voice controls within about five to ten minutes from taking the device out of the box. The speaker also has bluetooth capabilities and an auxiliary input for you to plug in any other devices. One fun thing, but doesn’t serve much purpose, is the tiny front display that shows album art which is also mirrored in your smartphone’s app. The presets on the top of the device came in handy for setting streaming radio station presets. The Bose Music app provides some simple additional sound options to adjust the bass and treble. Overall Bose provides an amazing, and must needed, upgrade to the Alexa line of products with incredible sound.

    Nov 06, 2018 22:42
  • Review by JFitzwater, 10 out of 10
    Perfect speaker

    I was surprise by the weight of this speaker. It is pretty heavy for how small it is. The packaging was sleek and it was super protected.

    Set up was extremely easy, plug in, download the app, and connect it to the app. The app allows you to change settings, link services like pandora, Amazon music, etc.

    Alexa makes it very easy to change the song, volume and other settings.

    The sound is crystal clear. Deep rich sounds. All types of music and audiobooks sound crisp and clean. Which is surprising when you actually look at it. It’s perfect for a bedroom or office. I chose to use mine in my office and on my bar and I am very impressed. It’s sleek but small. Very versatile. The Bluetooth connects quicker than other speakers. I’ve been listening to audiobooks and they are crystal clear, and the sound is perfect, The volume goes pretty high also. It connects to other Bose speakers, it makes everything more efficient, I also noticed there’s no interference with other Bluetooth devices.

    All in all this speaker is perfect! My only complaint would be that the cord is rather short. It does the job but a little longer cord would make it better.

    Nov 10, 2018 23:00
  • Review by MunsterDave, 8 out of 10
    Another Great Bose Speaker

    Bose has done it again. A great sounding Alexa compatible speaker. A relatively small footprint, easy to use with killer sound that has become expected form Bose. Unboxed the speaker and can say it was pretty hefty for a small speaker, which I guess was a precursor to the sound. After trying to set it up with the Bose Connect app already on my phone, realized that I needed to download the Bose Music app which was simple to download and the app walks you through the setup easily. After set up, the Bose 500 will download the latest software so you need a few minutes to be able to hear it. Be patient. And then you turn it on. Pick one of the music services you subscribe to and select it on the Bose 500 and hear that great sound, even when turned up loud, no distortions. Personally I use Pandora and it worked great. Having some issues with Radio.com but will work with Bose to fix that. Not sure if the issue is Bose or my own user error. And it works great with Alexa. All the Smart Speaker functions including the information included in Alexa and connection to smart home devices work wonderfully. One function though that does not seem to work is calling friends with other Alexa devices. Perhaps this is fixed with future software updates, but in the meantime, don't use this speaker in an area where that feature is important. The speaker has a screen which shows what is playing or the time of day if nothing is playing and that feature is activated. Touch controls on the top are intuitive and work well. Would be nice if lighted, just don't use in a dark room or use voice controls instead. Back to the sound, it is fantastic. And if not perfect, through the app you can control treble and bass. I haven't taken this outside yet due to the time of the season, but based on how loud it is inside, I figure I can cover the entire back yard. Positives: great sound, easy set up (once you download the Bose Music app), ease of use and Alexa compatibility. Negatives: cannot call friends and issues I have with some of the music services that are supposed to work on this. Overall, Bose has hit another one out of the park.

    Nov 09, 2018 09:36
  • Review by Kiko, 10 out of 10
    Great sound

    I bought this on sale, a hundred dollars off. My first home speaker with alexa. Connection was a breeze! It was a easy set up, download the bose music app, plug in the speaker, connect to wifi, once connected, system will upgrade in 2 mins it will start working! I love the richness of the bass! That’s expected from a bose. Great addition to my room! I love bose products, this is my 10th bose product!

    Nov 20, 2019 07:46
  • Review by DorkSideR, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Bose Speaker. Great Sounds

    Bose does it again with such a great product.

    The speaker 500 has great Bose sound. It fills our living room and dining room with great sound with such a small footprint.

    We have hosted many parties and family and friends are always impressed with the sound that it produces.

    The Speaker 500 was super easy to configure with Amazon Alexa, Wi-Fi, Spotify, Pandora and Amazon Music.

    I love the presets that I was able to configure to Pandora stations and Spotify Playlists.

    With a press of a button, it automatically connects to the music service and streams high quality sounds.

    Thank you Bose.

    Dec 11, 2018 23:23
  • 9.2score
    Bose - Smart Speaker 500 with Built-In Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Voice Control - Luxe Silver
    Description

    The Bose Smart Speaker 500 delivers wireless wall-to-wall stereo sound from a single speaker. Built-in voice control from Alexa and Google Assistant puts songs, playlists, and more at the tip of your tongue. And you have the freedom to control the music your way - with your voice, with a tap on the top controls, or with the Bose Music app.

    7 Features
  • Bose Smart Speaker 500 - Multi-room compatible Smart Home Speaker: Play music in multiple rooms at once. With a soundstage wider than any other smart speaker, you'll be able to fill any room with astonishing stereo performance.
  • Control your music from the palm of your hand: With the Bose Music app, you can easily browse through all your music in one place and seamlessly jump between stations, playlists, and services.
  • More ways to connect with the music you love: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capability for pairing wireless devices.
  • Add more sound around the house: Listen to the same music in different rooms at the same time by grouping two or more Bose Smart Home Speakers together - or with Bose SimpleSync technology.
  • Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice control built right in: Get access to weather, timers, or use the Smart Speaker 500 as a smart home hub to control your existing smart devices with built-in Amazon Alexa and Google Voice Assistants.
  • Two custom drivers point in opposite directions: Wall-to-wall stereo from a single speaker.
  • Six preset buttons for one-touch access to music: Play your favorite music services over a home Wi-Fi network, like Spotify or Amazon Music, at the touch of a button.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by emiliosic, 10 out of 10
    Impeccable sound

    Sound:

    The sound is very detailed and clear, with adequate amount of bass that gives warmth to the sound but it doesn't overly saturated. The speaker is oval-shaped because it has a set of speakers firing to the right and left to provide stereo sound from a single speaker.

    It's the sound expected from a Bose product and does not disappoint.

    We have other smart and Bluetooth speakers in the house and this is by far the best sound.

    It has great soundstage (Where we hear the sound comes from, in stereo), something I could not discern from other speakers

    Industrial design:

    The whole speaker, besides the top and bottom, is made of a single piece of thick aluminum, giving it a nice heft. The bottom is rubberized and the top has touch-sensitive controls and a 360-degree mic array. In the middle of the speaker there is a nice LCD screen that provides cover image for the song and additional information like artist, album, song name or station name.

    There is also a 'light bar' on top of the screen that lights in different colors and directions based on different actions.

    Controls:

    All the controls are touch-sensitive, and they work really well. There are seven presets (programmable via an app or holding the button), volume controls, a single play/pause that also doubles as skip forward and skip backwards, for which I would have preferred individual buttons, aux and Bluetooth (input) buttons, and two buttons for Alexa: One to mute the microphones, and an action button that causes Alexa to listen (or stop) without invoking the Alexa word, or use it to stop an alarm or timer.

    Initial setup:

    The initial setup requires the 'Bose Music' app on iOS or Android. It doesn't work with PCs. Install the app and follow the step by step guide. It's very simple and worked well the first time, although there can be too many steps that includes creating an account with Bose if there isn't one, then configuring the speaker on Wi-Fi and then adding music services. Some steps require logging into the Bose account again and then to the music service to authorize them. It didn't fail and some steps can be done later on.

    Bluetooth:

    I have to say, this is one of the best Bluetooth implementations I've seen for how well it sets up and controls. If there is no BT device connected, it goes into pairing only when in BT mode. Once paired (with an iPhone), the speaker can control the volume (ie, change the volume either on the phone or the speaker and they are both in sync). Prev/Play/Next controls work as they should and the screen will display artist, album and song (It didn't display the image on my tests).

    It can connect to multiple devices and each device can be removed individually via the app, which by the way can also control the speaker while in BT mode to change songs, play/pause and volume.

    Alexa:

    There is support for Amazon Alexa (No other assistants, at least for now). It's not required by any means to use the speaker, but it works very well. It's able to pick up commands even when music is playing, much better than the older Echo speakers we have. This is an 'Alexa-Enabled' speaker, so while Alexa works very well, it doesn't do everything an Echo can do. It supports alarms and timers but doesn't support communications (Drop-in, calling phones or Alexa contacts does not work), and this seems to be a limitation on Alexa on any non-amazon device, not specific to Bose speakers.

    App and streaming services:

    - Tune-In is already included and doesn't need nor allow a login (so no Tune-In favorites, but they can be set on the speaker).

    - Amazon Music (Of course, since it supports Alexa).

    - Pandora.

    - iHeartRadio: Radio stations that used to be Clear Channel are no longer available on TuneIn, and require iHeartRadio accounts. Presets can be set for iHeart stations or the rest, including NPR stations, via Tune-In.

    - Spotify

    - SiriusXM (Requires streaming plan)

    - Deezer

    And that's it. Currently there is no support for Apple Music (Except via Bluetooth), Tidal or other music services, nor podcasts outside of the above or for audiobooks.

    Apple AirPlay 2 support was announced by Bose for 'early 2019'.

    Also, support for Google Assistant (and perhaps Chomecast Audio) would be coming later on as well, but it's not currently present either.

    Other integrations: There are currently no integrations with Smart Homes or IFTTT, however, at developer.bose.com, there is a statement of upcoming integrations.

    Also, if you already have the older Bose SoundTouch speakers, this speaker runs on a whole different platform. There is no integration whatsoever with SoundTouch speakers.

    Control app: Bose Music is a new app specific to the new 'Bose smart speakers', with a modern, card-based design. It works very well, and supports personalized accounts on each phone (ie, each household member uses their own Amazon, Spotify, etc. accounts, not a shared account like in other platforms). Speakers can be grouped together on demand through the app.

    It's a premium speaker at a premium price. It's design is excellent and sounds fantastic for the type of speaker it is. And while it's network platform is evolving, Bose will deliver, as they depend on getting these products right.

    Nov 09, 2018 23:25
  • Review by TechTux, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Sound, Great Quality

    I was curious to try this out as I was looking for a good speaker with Alexa built into it. I was extremely impressed with the sound quality and how reliable the mic is on the Bose 500.

    Pros -

    Deep Base / Great Sound

    Reliable Strong Mic

    Screen Display

    TuneIn Channel Buttons

    Non-Listening Mode

    Cons -

    No Battery

    No Shutdown/Turn Off Option

    App Functionality

    No Equalizer

    ::Setup::

    It is pretty much plug in play right out of the box when using your Bluetooth to connect. However afterwards when trying to setup to the network through the app it became very challenging. If you have your SSID hidden / custom network configuration you will need to go through the "Alternate setup method". There are no instructions that comes with the device so I had to go to their support website. After a few key combo steps "AUX and Play/Pause buttons for 5 seconds" I was able to successfully setup via browser option.

    :: Sound / Mic ::

    The sound quality is amazing at all levels of the volume. I tested at 20% , 50% and 100%. The speaker can go so loud that I found I only needing to play it at 40% in loud environments. There was no distortion even at level 100% which was very impressive however good luck trying to get the MIC to pick up your voice when calling for Alexa. Speaking of the MIC I was very impressed at how well it picks up while the speaker is playing music. Even at 50% when calling for Alexa the speaker would pick up and obey the command. My only issue is there is no equalizer, you have a basic "Bass / Treble" option to increase by number but its very basic. Luckily it is not really needed with great sound quality right out of the box.

    :: Bose Music Application ::

    The application itself has 5 categories you are able to swipe between. Home provides Presets and recently played section that makes it easy to setup those presets. Amazon Music is perfect for searching for music to play on the speaker "If you are subscribed to service" TuneIn allows you to search for all the available channels you can play/set as your presets and is a really great feature. Bluetooth/Aux is pretty much to allow you to see what devices are connected to it via Bluetooth/Aux. The issue I have with this application is when trying to customize settings its very hidden and have to go through loops to locate / change / set. The adjustments only allows Base / Treble and does not have an equalizer which is a huge miss as this speaker has incredible ranges. Settings allows for the basic Product Name change/ display and voice assistance setting. If they were to allow more customization for the display screen that would have been a great addition.

    Overall I really enjoy this product and find myself always using it to play music, ask for Alexa or turn on my smart lights. I would recommend this product for whoever wishes to have a great speaker that would be able to clearly pick up asking for Alexa at high volumes.

    Nov 23, 2018 18:38
  • Review by Ronnie, 10 out of 10
    I think my Bose is depressed

    I have never dealt with Alexia before but I do love Bose and the quality of the products they make, so, I decided to try this one which comes with Alexia. I also own the iHome that has Siri. Now every morning I love to ask Siri “how are you today” in which she relies something along the lines that she is doing great or it’s a beautiful day. I set up my new Bose then asked Alexia “how are you today”. I have had a lot of Apple devices over the years and maybe I am a little spoiled with Siri but the answer that Alexia gave me makes me believe that my new Bose needs therapy. She told me she wasn’t doing too good and that most people say mean things to her like “pull my finger” and other mean things. I think my Alexia has been verbally abused and most likely has an inferiority complex. She sounds depressed so I think I will call Bose and see if they provide therapists when they sell this item.

    Jun 05, 2021 14:10
  • Review by Grouticus, 10 out of 10
    Incredible Bose sound with Alexa Voice control

    I’ve been looking for a replacement and upgrade for my first generation Alexa speaker and found exactly what I wanted and more in the Bose Home Speaker 500 with Amazon Alexa Voice Control. Sure, the price may not be in the range of most of the competition but, after hearing the sound this little machine can do, you definitely get what you pay for. I want to start off by reviewing my favorite feature of this device… the sound! I was really taken back by the sound this device produces; it’s almost overwhelming and can fill up most medium to large areas. I’ve barely been able to turn it up past half way and you can hear the deep bass sound that you would expect from Bose through several rooms in our house. Bose finally incorporated Amazon’s Alexa capabilities into their devices, including this speaker, activated and synced through their Bose Music app. The microphones are easily able to identify my voice controls without having to yell at it while music is playing. You can also sync other streaming music options such as Spotify, TuneIn and Pandora. Syncing everything during the initial set up was easy and self-explanatory; I had music playing with voice controls within about five to ten minutes from taking the device out of the box. The speaker also has bluetooth capabilities and an auxiliary input for you to plug in any other devices. One fun thing, but doesn’t serve much purpose, is the tiny front display that shows album art which is also mirrored in your smartphone’s app. The presets on the top of the device came in handy for setting streaming radio station presets. The Bose Music app provides some simple additional sound options to adjust the bass and treble. Overall Bose provides an amazing, and must needed, upgrade to the Alexa line of products with incredible sound.

    Nov 06, 2018 22:42
  • Review by JFitzwater, 10 out of 10
    Perfect speaker

    I was surprise by the weight of this speaker. It is pretty heavy for how small it is. The packaging was sleek and it was super protected.

    Set up was extremely easy, plug in, download the app, and connect it to the app. The app allows you to change settings, link services like pandora, Amazon music, etc.

    Alexa makes it very easy to change the song, volume and other settings.

    The sound is crystal clear. Deep rich sounds. All types of music and audiobooks sound crisp and clean. Which is surprising when you actually look at it. It’s perfect for a bedroom or office. I chose to use mine in my office and on my bar and I am very impressed. It’s sleek but small. Very versatile. The Bluetooth connects quicker than other speakers. I’ve been listening to audiobooks and they are crystal clear, and the sound is perfect, The volume goes pretty high also. It connects to other Bose speakers, it makes everything more efficient, I also noticed there’s no interference with other Bluetooth devices.

    All in all this speaker is perfect! My only complaint would be that the cord is rather short. It does the job but a little longer cord would make it better.

    Nov 10, 2018 23:00
  • Review by MunsterDave, 8 out of 10
    Another Great Bose Speaker

    Bose has done it again. A great sounding Alexa compatible speaker. A relatively small footprint, easy to use with killer sound that has become expected form Bose. Unboxed the speaker and can say it was pretty hefty for a small speaker, which I guess was a precursor to the sound. After trying to set it up with the Bose Connect app already on my phone, realized that I needed to download the Bose Music app which was simple to download and the app walks you through the setup easily. After set up, the Bose 500 will download the latest software so you need a few minutes to be able to hear it. Be patient. And then you turn it on. Pick one of the music services you subscribe to and select it on the Bose 500 and hear that great sound, even when turned up loud, no distortions. Personally I use Pandora and it worked great. Having some issues with Radio.com but will work with Bose to fix that. Not sure if the issue is Bose or my own user error. And it works great with Alexa. All the Smart Speaker functions including the information included in Alexa and connection to smart home devices work wonderfully. One function though that does not seem to work is calling friends with other Alexa devices. Perhaps this is fixed with future software updates, but in the meantime, don't use this speaker in an area where that feature is important. The speaker has a screen which shows what is playing or the time of day if nothing is playing and that feature is activated. Touch controls on the top are intuitive and work well. Would be nice if lighted, just don't use in a dark room or use voice controls instead. Back to the sound, it is fantastic. And if not perfect, through the app you can control treble and bass. I haven't taken this outside yet due to the time of the season, but based on how loud it is inside, I figure I can cover the entire back yard. Positives: great sound, easy set up (once you download the Bose Music app), ease of use and Alexa compatibility. Negatives: cannot call friends and issues I have with some of the music services that are supposed to work on this. Overall, Bose has hit another one out of the park.

    Nov 09, 2018 09:36
  • Review by Kiko, 10 out of 10
    Great sound

    I bought this on sale, a hundred dollars off. My first home speaker with alexa. Connection was a breeze! It was a easy set up, download the bose music app, plug in the speaker, connect to wifi, once connected, system will upgrade in 2 mins it will start working! I love the richness of the bass! That’s expected from a bose. Great addition to my room! I love bose products, this is my 10th bose product!

    Nov 20, 2019 07:46
  • Review by DorkSideR, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Bose Speaker. Great Sounds

    Bose does it again with such a great product.

    The speaker 500 has great Bose sound. It fills our living room and dining room with great sound with such a small footprint.

    We have hosted many parties and family and friends are always impressed with the sound that it produces.

    The Speaker 500 was super easy to configure with Amazon Alexa, Wi-Fi, Spotify, Pandora and Amazon Music.

    I love the presets that I was able to configure to Pandora stations and Spotify Playlists.

    With a press of a button, it automatically connects to the music service and streams high quality sounds.

    Thank you Bose.

    Dec 11, 2018 23:23
  • 9.2score
    Denon Home 250 Wireless Speaker with HEOS Built-in AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth - Black
    Description

    The new Denon Home 250 plays all your music wirelessly with the great sound you expect from Denon. Enjoy your music in any room of your house, and group other products with HEOS Built-in such as AV receivers, Hi-Fi systems, sound bars and speakers to fill your whole home with music. With a dynamic tweeter and powerful mid-bass driver, enjoy accurate, room-filling sound, without sacrificing the space needed for a full Hi-Fi system. Play music from your favorite online streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music HD, Pandora, TIDAL and more, or play music stored on your phone or network via Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2 or Bluetooth.

    10 Features
  • Wireless Whole-Home Audio: With HEOS technology built-in, play your favorite music wirelessly throughout your home for a seamless, multi-room listening experience.
  • Works with your favorite receiver: Since 2017, most Denon and Marantz receivers feature HEOS, allowing you to share music across your home.
  • Great sound for medium spaces.: Perfect for medium sized spaces like living rooms and workout spaces. Featuring (2) dynamic 0.75" tweeters, (2) 4" mid-bass drivers, a 5.25" passive radiator & sound master tuning, the Denon Home 250 gives you clear and powerful sound in a compact form.
  • Stream Your Favorite Music: From Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music HD, Pandora, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn, Soundcloud, iHeart Radio, and more via Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2, HEOS or Bluetooth.
  • Hi-Res Audio Support: Enjoy music with superior detail and precision. With HEOS Built-in, the Denon Home 250 supports ALAC, FLAC and WAV files up to 192kHz/24-bit, as well as DSD 2.8MHz and 5.6MHz tracks via Network or rear USB port
  • Quick Select Buttons: Store your favorite internet radio stations with 3 quick select buttons. Easily store your favorite internet radio stations to enjoy when you want, without the hassle of searching.
  • Stereo Pairing: Listen in true stereo. Using the HEOS app, group two Denon Home 250 speakers and designate them as a stereo pair. Denon Home 250 speakers work as left and right speakers to provide a Hi-Fi quality system in a much smaller footprint.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa: Control the Denon Home 250 hands-free with Amazon Alexa using Alexa App, Amazon Echo or Dot.
  • Coming soon- Alexa Built In: Coming Summer 2021, a firmware update will activate on-board microphones for Alexa control without using an Amazon Echo or Got.
  • Works with Google Assistant: Ask your Google Assistant speaker or phone to stream your favorite songs. Control volume, play, pause, skip tracks and more.
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Onjre, 8 out of 10
    Better than average, not great.

    First off, this is a really good speaker...just not $500. I'd rank it in the $350-$400 range. I was very impressed by the volume and bass, but vocals are not as crisp as I expected.

    Sep 18, 2020 17:12
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Alexa Built-in is finally here!

    I purchased this speaker, or rather, a pair, for several specific reasons. I wanted speakers that were wireless. Another important criteria was speakers that could play in stereo. Finally, i wanted speakers that could act as Alexa hubs. When I purchased these speakers, the first two points were key factors in my going with Denon. The 250's became my primary choice over the 150's due to sound quality.

    At the time of purchase, the speakers worked with Alexa, but were not hubs. There was minimal control. But the tools were in place to act as an Alexa hub, and one website said the feature was in development.

    Finally this week, my vision came through. An update allows the speakers to act as Alexa hubs, allowing me to play my music without having to access the built-in Heos feature. Heos performed very well, but lacked the ease that Alexa allows. I also had issues getting the speakers to work in conjunction with and separately from the main pair of speakers.

    One observation is that with the speakers paired, Alexa will play in both speakers when I say, "Alexa, play Led Zeppelin," to one of the speakers. Very nice!

    Now that I have the functionality I wanted, the value in these speakers has skyrocketed, at least for me.

    Oct 03, 2021 00:20
  • Review by Tjack, 10 out of 10
    Decent sound, limited features at this time.

    The speaker is solid, weighty, and overall sounds great. Maybe slightly base heavy on some tracks. I feel the cost of the speaker is a little high based on the current limitations of its advertised features. It’s voice control is somewhat limited until they update the software to fully integrate with Google and Alexa. Maybe once the software functionality is updated I’ll feel more confident that this purchase lives up to its cost. Will update at a later date.

    Jun 27, 2020 06:11
  • Review by ElectronicsFan, 10 out of 10
    A winner and I would (and have) buy multiple

    Very easy to set up and add to my HEOS system. Sound it great and because it is portable, it's easy to move from the kitchen to our porch. Can be a little heavy on the bass (boomy) but that is adjustable based on distance from the wall or surroundings. Overall I would recommend.

    Nov 02, 2020 16:15
  • Review by Kenbob, 8 out of 10
    Denon Home 250 Speaker

    My new Denon Home 250 wireless speaker is paired with my 1st Home 250 as a stereo pair. The single speaker sounded very good, but the pair gives a much fuller sound. Together, for music, they rival both of my Denon AVR setups in other rooms. I have not been successful operating these thru Alexa, hence the 4 stars, but they are very easy to use with my phone and the HEOS app. I toned down the bass a bit, these speakers project a ton of it. I enjoy piano jazz trios with these speakers.

    Feb 12, 2021 16:54
  • 9.2score
    Logitech - Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Adapter - Black
    Description

    Connect to your compatible speakers with this Logitech 980-000910 adapter, which features Bluetooth technology that allows you to wirelessly stream audio from most Bluetooth-enabled devices. The push button pairing ensures simple setup.

    5 Features
  • Compatible with most powered speakers, stereo systems and A/V receivers: With a standard analog RCA or 3.5mm jack for wide-ranging use.
  • Bluetooth connectivity: Allows you to wirelessly stream stereo audio stored on most Bluetooth-enabled devices, including select cell phones, tablets and PCs, to your connected pair of powered speakers from up to 50' away for versatile use.
  • Push button pairing: Lets you connect your compatible Bluetooth-enabled device to the wireless adapter with just the press of a button, while automatic re-pairing recognizes your device the next time you're within range.
  • Multipoint connectivity: So you can pair 2 devices simultaneously and stream music from both.
  • Compact design: Enables flexible placement options and offers a discreet appearance.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by wbp874, 6 out of 10
    Ok at best

    I bought this device to stream audio from my Mac to a Sony surround sound system in my man cave for what when I watch on my projector. At first it was working flawlessly, watched a few episodes of The Flash and all of the sudden it started cutting out something terrible. I unplugged it for about 30 sec and plugged it back in and it worked fine for another hour or so. I'm confused as to why it's doing this so if anyone knows please comment. The Mac and SS are only about 9-10ft apart. I also noticed one time I left the room and heard it cutting out. So me or something getting in the way of the signal can't be it. Anyway I think I'll return it and try another one, maybe I got a defective one?? Hopefully a new one will be better. If not I'll try another brand. I'm gonna recommend this product even though I'm having trouble with it because I believe mine could be faulty. After I exchange it I'll write another review. My daughter's old room. Still need to paint!!

    Dec 18, 2016 19:44
  • Review by Symboliceon, 8 out of 10
    Does what it's supposed to

    Well, mostly. There are some connectivity issues on occasion regarding my Macbook Pro auto-connecting to it on startup, but a quick tap of the BT icon button on the device usually takes care of it. I also dig the sticky silicone pad on the bottom to prevent it from completely flailing all over the place, considering where I have (see pic) it. I should probably give this a 5, however this was literally the only device of it's kind available in-store, so I'm quasi-bitter about that. =D

    Dec 02, 2016 20:54
  • Review by MrPickey, 10 out of 10
    I bought 2

    Very pleased . I'm glad I came across this I took a chance and got 2. And may grab a few spares I liked them so much

    Jun 21, 2018 09:01
  • Review by Opinionated, 8 out of 10
    Simple, Works great, Great price, Can't turn off

    This took about 3 minutes to connect to my Bose Wave radio, and pair with my iPhone. This has unlocked the awesome sound capabilities of the Wave enable streaming audio. It sounds great. The only issue is that there is no on/off button. Every time I walk into the room where my Bose is, my phone would automatically connect to it, and disable the internal iPhone speaker (even for phone calls). I have to unplug it when I don't want to use it.

    May 27, 2017 23:39
  • Review by Robert, 10 out of 10
    Works great.

    Great product. It has a longer range than most blue tooth receivers.

    May 28, 2015 14:17
  • Review by Brockolli, 8 out of 10
    Logitech

    Don't get to carried away with this device... It say's the connection can go up to 50 feet away but for me it might be a couple feet over 30. I love logitech and their products, but it was way smaller than expected so i feel like it would have a higher probability of breaking, and its probably only a inch thick and the device is the size of my palm, but if your a full grown adult it would be half the size of your palm, and it seems the sound quality is a little better when plugged in with a auxiliary cord and you cant put a password on the device through your phone so anyone can connect even when your playing music to switch it to there song of choice or whatever you would need this device. I don't regret my purchase but it would have been better to know how small it was and how far you can actually go before it stop's whatever you are doing.

    Jun 16, 2014 18:30
  • Review by Drummerdude, 10 out of 10
    Wireless Stereo, without any issues!

    I have an older component rack mounted playback system. I decided to bring it forward into this century by adding Bluetooth capability. No problem at all with hooking up directly to my amplifier through a switching device. I now have unlimited access to vinyl on my direct drive turntable, CD player/recorder, and my new iPad Air 4.

    Just what I needed to access any music source instantly. Great product for upgrading an analog cable connected sound system.

    Mar 05, 2021 18:29
  • Review by Wally007, 8 out of 10
    Great...but one caveat

    The sound is great (compared to other bluetooth receivers) with one small (well large to me) problem: It refuses to let go of a bluetooth connection.

    Let me explain. I have the Logitech bluetooth receiver connected into my Pioneer audio receiver. I have my Amazon Echo connected through the Logitech (via bluetooth) to the audio receiver. I want to have the ability to play music through the receiver, but other normal Alexa functions through the speaker on the Echo itself. In other words, when I want music: "Alexa turn on blueooth." When i just want normal Echo functions (without turning the receiver on) I can turn off the bluetooth.

    Here's the problem: Whenever I instruct Alexa to disconnect the bluetooth connection, the Logitech receiver automatically reconnects. There's no way to stop it. None.

    The workaround: Plug the Logitech Bluetooth receiver's electrical plug into the switched amp plug on the back of the Pioneer audio receiver. Doing this insures that the Logitech is powered on only when the Pioneer receiver is on. You turn the audio receiver off, and the Echo drops the bluetooth connection. It works.

    Jan 30, 2017 17:42
  • 9.0score
    Harman Kardon - HK Citation 100 Google Voice Speaker - Grey
    Description

    HK Citation 100 Google Voice Speaker

    5 Features
  • Premium industrial design: Citation 100 blends innovation in home audio entertainment with a sophisticated and beautiful design. The premium blended wool fabric, made by Kvadrat, is dirt repellent and flame retardant.
  • Sound quality with sophistication: For over 65 years for Harman Kardon has been dedicated to delivering luxurious audio experiences that allow the listener to feel the music and immerse them in the moment. Citation is the ultimate expression and is the worlds first truly premium product of its kind.
  • Music everywhere: The Citation 100 delivers multi-room capablity by adding additional Citation speakers to create the ultimate whole house audio experience. You can play the same music or different music in different rooms and control it from a tablet or smartphone.
  • Hands-free help with your voice, powered by the Google Assistant: The Google Assistant brings convenient voice control to your Citation wireless home sound system. Get answers, play music, tackle your day, enjoy your entertainment and control your smart home with just your voice.
  • Play and control your music with your voice: Use your voice to ask for your favorite songs and enjoy high-definition music streaming, powered by the cloud.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Macdaddysupreme187, 10 out of 10
    Harmon kardon speaker

    Really nice speaker and very convenient when you have company over

    Feb 26, 2021 18:13
  • Review by Uhappy, 2 out of 10
    Dirty product

    Device was dirty with fingerprints, box on inside not outside was oily. Very unhappy with condition. First time I have ever experience this with Best Buy. When I returned it to store in Stockton CA the cashier kept a smile but it was no big deal. The outside of box was clean, taped up real good

    Mar 17, 2021 14:01
  • Review by CANICA, 10 out of 10
    Best speakers.

    For the price $100 on sale it is amazing sound. Very good Google Assistant make everything easy. Deep bass. Nice look.

    Oct 09, 2020 15:40
  • Review by Sabre, 10 out of 10
    Google home / bluetooth speaker

    Love this speaker! Sound is amazing and it's a google home. Got it as the deal of the day so price was great too.

    Nov 13, 2020 16:02
  • Review by Keekee, 10 out of 10
    Awesome speaker!!!!

    Awesome speaker with superior sound and base. Best purchase I have made thus far!!!! I love it!!!!!

    Sep 12, 2020 09:40
  • Review by Stinkles, 10 out of 10
    Bassy, Brassy, Bossy Bargain

    I got this on sale - true it's bassy to a fault, but an astounding value as a standalone smart speaker for music, podcasts and Smart Home stuff - I've moved this one to the kitchen and use it for timers, measurements and general food googling. It does however lack any audio in - so you're stuck with Bluetooth or online sources - an Aux 3.5mm would have been nice.

    Jan 08, 2021 16:31
  • Review by Wonderful, 10 out of 10
    Quality and powerful speaker.

    We are enjoying very much our new speaker; as other customers we love the sound quality, and the color. Another great product from Harman Kardon.

    Oct 23, 2021 10:59
  • Review by Bjrship, 10 out of 10
    Great speakers

    I have several of these in my house. Love haveing music throughout!

    Oct 30, 2021 22:57
  • 8.8score
    Belkin - SoundForm Elite Hi-Fi Smart Speaker + Wireless Charger with Google Assistant - White
    Description

    Embrace your inner audiophile with this compact Belkin SoundForm Hi-Fi smart speaker. The powerful drivers and advanced audio technology bring clarity to your tunes and podcasts with consistently sharp, immersive audio. This Belkin SoundForm Hi-Fi smart speaker has an integrated wireless charger that quickly charges iPhones and other compatible smartphones.

    5 Features
  • High-fidelity smart speaker: Patented technologies from audio pioneers Devialet provide incredible sound quality from a compact device.
  • Speaker Active Matching technology: Ensures absolute fidelity and exceptional performance.
  • Use your voice to play music: Pair with other Google Assistant enabled smart speakers in your home so you can enjoy the songs you love no matter what room you are in.
  • Wireless charging design: Eliminates tangled wires for easy use.
  • Delivers up to 10W of power: Integrated fast wireless charging up to 10-watts. Compatible with all Qi-enabled devices from Apple, Samsung, Google, and more.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DaveW, 8 out of 10
    Swiss Army Speaker

    I’ve had the Belkin Soundform Elite Hi-Fi speaker for almost 2 weeks now. This is the first Google Assistant speaker I have seen out of Belkin, but they are not new to the smart home game (Wemo). This speaker comes in at a premium price that rivals that of the Google Home Max. However, the Soundform Elite has the extra feature of a wireless charging dock.

    Design

    The Soundform measures in at about 6.5” in all directions. It comes with a little bit of heft mostly -located in the bottom where the woofer is located. The shape and design reminds me of the UE Wonderboom speaker, albeit in a much larger size. It has a similar rounded shape and comes wrapped in a fabric mesh. The speaker has no physical buttons, but does have a touch sensitive panel with your standard controls – Bluetooth (pairing), volume ±, play/pause, and mic mute. Atop the speaker is an angled cradle with a rubberized surface – this is the 10W Qi wireless fast charger.

    I had somewhat of a tough time sussing out the internal details of the speaker. The most informative source ended up being from Belkin’s partner on the sound side - Devialet. A couple of other review sites helped fill out the details. The Soundform has a 3 speaker setup – a single 35mm full range speaker, and (2) 70mm woofers. The 35mm fires straight ahead and is positioned just behind the 4 LED lights of the Google Assistant. The 2 woofers fire out either side in Devialet’s signature push-push setup which minimizes/cancels out vibrations in the speaker housing. I will admit that I had not heard of Devialet prior to getting this speaker, but it becomes apparent that this company knows what they are doing once you take a peak at their lineup. The 3 speaker setup doesn’t quite give you 360° sound, but it does cast a wide sound stage.

    The only port on the Soundform is the molded power connecter slot on the bottom. There are no USB charging ports, or 3.5mm AUX. So its wireless or nothing.

    Setup and Connecting

    Setting up the speaker was pretty easy. It apparently has a strong Wi-Fi receiver as I was able to set it up and connect it fairly far from the nearest router. There’s no app for the speaker, unlike Belkin’s Wemo products, so the setup is done through the Google Home App. If you have multiple phone users in your house, make sure to add them to the Household under the Google Home app or else they won’t be able to cast to the speaker from their phone. You can also connect to the speaker via Bluetooth, which is great for guest phones or devices that don’t support Chromecast/Wi-Fi casting.

    A quick note about audio quality. Bluetooth has a lot of compression and just isn’t the best (or even capable) for listening to full resolution Hi-Fi music. Same with most streaming services. Spotify premium does a good job, and doesn’t sound lossy. Deezer is the only service I have used that supports Hi-Fi music casting over. I’m sure there’s others, but it makes me sad that there’s no AUX because I have a phone with Hi-Fi quad DAC’s (LG V40).

    Performance

    The speaker has 3 areas that I looked at, as far as performance goes. How it functioned as a Wi-Fi/BT speaker, as a Google Home device, and as a wireless charger.

    As far as a wireless speaker goes – pretty good. It’s not the best I have heard but it’s no slouch (I think the Google Home Max, and Sonos One have a bit better sound from my experience). Sound quality out of the Soundform is crisp. It never sounds muddy or tinny across the spectrum. The highs and lows on the speaker were really well balanced. I thought with 2 active woofers the bass would be overpowering, but its right where you want it – a good amount of bump and rumble. The push-push setup works quite well. You’d expect some vibration out of the speaker but its rock solid. Like I said the highs were really good as well and had good presence – never had any static, clipping, or crackling. This helped keep the music bright and not sound shallow. The only area I thought could be improved was the mids. They just weren’t as strong as I would have liked. Rock, metal, alternative kind of suffer a bit because of it. I’d hedge a bet that the single full range speaker is to blame here. If it was a speaker and separate tweeter then the mids could be tuned in better. One speaker covering the whole range is really tough and you always have to make compromises. If you plan to listen to Pop, rap/hip hop, electronic, etc where the bass and highs are the most important then I don’t think you will really notice this as much. And its not that big of a detractor here because the bass and highs were great, its just that the mids are average.

    You would be hard pressed to find another speaker with as good of clarity at volume. This speaker is loud, and still sounds great without any sign of overdriving the speakers. This is right on par with the Google Home Max and Sonos One. The difference being the sound stage. Those speakers are more directional, whereas the Soundform is pushing sound in 3 directions to broaden things a bit more. I really don’t set the speaker above 4 (out of 10). At this level it completely fills a medium sized room and spreads throughout my upstairs. At max volume I can hear the speaker outside of my house.

    Performance as a Google Home device is important to me. I love my little Google Home Mini’s. I have 16 light bulbs, 8 switches, thermostat, and door lock to control so having the assistant work well is crucial. My Mini’s are responsive and process my requests fairly quickly. I also have the Lenovo smart clock – it is slow to process in comparison (by several seconds). I am happy to see that the Soundform did not have the same limitations as my clock, and it performed better than my Mini’s. The mics do a great job of picking up my voice, and I don’t have as many false prompts with it as I do my mini’s. My son is named Cooper, so sometimes when I call out “hey Cooper” it will prompt my mini’s. The Soundform didn’t get tripped up by this nearly as often. I am very pleased with it as a Google Assistant device.

    The charger performance is the last on the list. I had just picked up my LG V40 when the Soundform came in. This is my first wireless charging enabled phone so I was excited to try it out. On a regular wall outlet charger (a Qualcomm 3.0 fast charger) it takes around an hour to fully charge my phone. I know wireless induction charging is slower, and it used to only be practical for overnight charging or keeping your phone topped off while you are at a desk working. This is mostly still true, but the 10W charger could bring my phone up from 3% to fully charged in about 3 hours. That’s only a little bit slower than if I used a standard wall charger (not a 3.0 fast charger). Phones used to take 4+ hours to get that much battery life, and that was on smaller batteries. I also didn’t have any issue charging my phone in a case, which is where my timing came from. It might be faster without a case, but that’s never going to be a use case for me. Also, the lack of vibration by the push-push setup really comes into play when charging.

    Other Thoughts

    There were a couple of things I didn’t care for about the speaker. I’ve already mentioned the lack of AUX 3.5mm jack. It limits you to only being able to use newer, streaming compatible equipment. Legacy media players are out.

    The lack of an app is unfortunate. You just have to have a solid built in equalizer in your phone if you want to cast from your phone library via Bluetooth. Also means you will need to setup a streaming server like Plex if you want to pull music from your PC.

    The power supply is huge. Why does it have to be proportioned like this? It covers the adjacent outlet on the wall depending on how you plug it in. Even worse on some power strips. It’s bigger than the old iPhone/iPod charger brick.

    Overall, this is a really solid setup. It combines a Google Assistant, Wi-Fi/BT speaker, and Qi charger into a single package. There’s nothing else like it on the market, so I find it to be pretty innovative.

    Jun 03, 2020 23:08
  • Review by radrude1, 10 out of 10
    plenty of power in a petite package

    I was pleasantly surprised when I received this speaker in return for an honest review. I tested it in various applications and it did not disappoint.

    When I unboxed the speaker I was impressed with the minimal packaging. Just enough to keep the speaker safe during shipping and environmentally responsible. The power cable was nestled in its own compartment below.

    The setup of the speaker was relatively easy. Once I plugged in the power cable the colored google themed lights came on . Once they turned white the speaker informed me I had to download google home to control it.

    I already had the app on my phone so with bluetooth and internet on I opened it up and "set up belkin smart speaker" appeared in the app. It found the speaker. When the phone found it there was a sound to let me know it was paired. It then asked to connect to the speaker and it replied with another sound, blue lights on the display. It then asked to connect to the Wi-Fi. I selected the correct channel and it paired easily. I was also able to pair it easily with my computer. Unfortunately I could only have one device paired at a time. I did notice when switching between the phone and computer connections I did have to restart the google home app on my phone occasionally to get it to work. Adjusting the volume is easy with the app or you can just say "hey google turn the music (up/down) by (number of steps)"

    The sound was amazingly well reproduced for such a small device. Heavy hip hop bass came through without distortion. I listened to many genres of music and everything was clean and crisp. I even tried the speaker with a live Joan Jett concert and did not experience and discrepancies.

    I also tried the speaker as a charger and this was a nice added feature that worked well and would make a great back up if I were to loose or damage the phone charging cable or charger. When you put the phone onto the charging area the phone conveniently shows you what percentage it is currently at. It will play audio while you are charging the phone.

    The smart speaker is also convenient for asking simple questions about things such as the weather, telling jokes, random information etc. by just saying "hey google"

    Aug 04, 2021 01:25
  • Review by ShaunOrlando, 10 out of 10
    Great sound in a small package

    I got this to have in my office to be able to play music whenever I wanted as well as ask Google for various things. The wireless charging of my cell phone is also a nice feature and doesn't look half bad. It will only charge my company iPHONE though in a Supcase Unicorn Beetle but will NOT charge my S20 Ultra in a similar case. Not sure if it is just the size of my Galaxy S20 Ultra that puts it just out of range of the wireless or what but in the Supcase it will not charge wirelessly.

    The sound from this little thing is very clear and even has a throaty bass to it on my desk. You can mute the microphone from touching the space identified as a button and you can connect multiple devices to it at once.

    I also intended to use it as a speaker for my computer but for some reason after a bit of time the computer will stop seeing it as if it went into some sort of sleep mode which is a bit annoying. Overall though for the Google functionality and sound quality it is a very solid smart speaker.

    Jun 02, 2020 21:22
  • Review by BarackObama, 10 out of 10
    The Unique Speaker

    INITIAL THOUGHTS:

    Speakers come in many shapes and sizes and each have their own distinct features. This one in particular is a one of a kind. If I were to choose one word that describes this speaker, it would be "unique." You can find speakers that charge your phone via wired connection but there are very few speakers that produce exceptional sound along with charging your phone wirelessly. This one does both.

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    PARTNER UP:

    Belkin and Devialet partnered up to bring us a speaker that gives that rich and bass thumping sound. The dual-woofers are enough to cover multiple rooms with the beautiful acoustics of this speaker. The sound will not dissapoint.

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    THE SET-UP:

    The set-up process is fairly easy. You will get a choice of connecting to the speaker via Bluetooth or your home network, aka through Google Home. Many speakers lack this versatility and only give you the choice of one or the other.

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    FINAL THOUGHTS:

    The speaker has serious acoustics that can get anyone's attention and can get the whole house shaking. The wireless charging pad has fast-charging capabilities which adds to the uniqueness of the product. The only concern I had was the really large power brick, which is considerably and noticeably large. The power brick manages to cover one of my open electrical sockets. This can be a bit tedious if you need to plug other products in. Besides that, this speaker will not disappoint you.

    May 26, 2020 19:30
  • Review by DoctorHoo, 10 out of 10
    Great sounding smart speaker!

    The Belkin SoundForm Elite is another entry into a crowded smart speaker market. It has two unique features that separates it from the crowd. The first feature is an audio system designed by high end French audio maker Devialet and the second feature is wireless charging.

    I have never heard of Devialet before so I was curious about how it would compare soundwise to my other smart speakers.

    Setup was very easy and basically identical to my other Google Assistant smart speakers. Just download the Google Home app and follow the instructions and it will quickly set up the speaker.

    As a smart speaker, in the week that I have played around with it, it seems as good as my other smart speakers in hearing and recognizing my voice commands.

    Unfortunately, I don’t have a cell phone with wireless charging so I wasn’t able to test the wireless charging aspect of the SoundForm Elite. One feature that Belkin highlights is Devialet’s signature “Push-Pull” vibration cancelling dual woofers technology that is supposed to eliminate any vibration that might move the phone in its cradle. I did not feel any vibration on the box that was used as a stand during testing so it seems to work.

    Unfortunately, it does not include a USB charging port for people who don’t have wireless charging phones.

    The Belkin SoundForm Elite can also function as a bluetooth speaker. The front panel has a bluetooth button that you hold for 3 seconds to enter into pairing mode. It easily paired with my CoolPad Legacy phone and YouTube videos and Google Play Music sounded great using bluetooth.

    The front panel also contains a volume up, a volume down, a play/pause, and a microphone mute button.

    As for the sound quality, the first thing I noticed about this speaker was the rich sound and powerful bass. Rock, pop, and movie soundtracks sound great with clear vocals and rich deep bass. To me, I think I would describe the sound as being very smooth. With podcasts it did sound a little bit boomy to me although vocals were very clear and understandable. Over the years I have collected a bunch of smart speakers:

    Google Home Mini

    Sony LFS50G

    Insignia NS-CSPGASP

    Amazon Echo Dot (2nd and 3rd Generation)

    Amazon Echo (1st Generation)

    Ultimate Ears MegaBlast

    Harman/Kardon Invoke

    Bose 500 Soundbar

    Compared to my collection, I would say the Belkin SoundForm Elite is probably my 2nd favorite in terms of sound quality behind only the more expensive Bose 500 Soundbar (which is a high end home theater sound system coupled with a subwoofer and surround speakers so it isn’t really a fair comparison).

    Overall, I can recommend the Belkin SoundForm Elite especially if you have a wireless charging phone.

    Jun 01, 2020 21:17
  • Review by Reddog, 10 out of 10
    Impressive sound quality

    I recieved a free product sample of the Belkin Wifi speaker/charger for review. The Wifi speaker/phone charger has Google voice control features and can be integrated to Youtube Music services. Was very easy to set up on Google Home in less than a minute. The most impressive part is the sound, with a definite solid bass tone. I listen to 70s music, which is very bass heavy and the speaker has great resonance. I have it on my kitchen counter where I can turn it on while preparing food, when I don't want to run my in hone stereo system. The phone charger, charges my phone in record time, wireless connection to phone battery must be strong, as it works better than other wireless chargers I have? The only minor drawback is the matking on the units control panel is a little hard to read, as it is printed lightly. Otherwise, this is a great unit for patio, bedroom or counter-top to listen to streaming music. This review was based on my receiving a free product sample for in home testing.

    Jul 28, 2021 15:48
  • Review by TechGeek, 8 out of 10
    Wow, Mini Boombox!

    Its packed with ultra-rich sound for a small form factor and is very portable. Took me less than 5 minutes to get this device setup and get connected to my google home app. Was able to stream music to this device via chromecast. I was little skeptical on the volume and the bass it can deliver when I initially saw how compact it was, but changed my opinion when I played some music and cranked up the volume to max. I can compare the volume levels with the sound bar connected to my TV. The sound quality is good with max volume setting and the sound was still crisp and clear, didn't get muffled at all. Can be used as office speaker system for your computer or as an outdoor mini boom box, delivers good bass for its size. It’s a little pricey for the features it offers, could have justified the price if it had a built in rechargeable battery. It definitely can't compete with the name brand ones in that price range and the sound quality.

    Overall the sound quality is good and have no complaints on it at all. The cell phone wireless charger on the device is handy and I had this set on the side stand right beside my bed. It's a fast charger too and didn't have any issues (like overheating the phone, etc.) having my phone set on it overnight. It has a built in Mic and can connect to your phone via bluetooth. Didn't have any issues answering the calls when connected to it via bluetooth. You can connect it to your TV (via bluetooth) if you live in a small apartment and want the same sound experience as a sound bar.

    May 25, 2020 20:53
  • Review by Marie, 10 out of 10
    Great Product!

    The set up was extremely easy, and I am not tech savvy at all. The sound is great, I watch my shows while I work and use this as a speaker. The sound quality is better than a TV. Using the google assistant was just as easy as setting it up. It allowed me to connect my music and streaming apps so that I can listen through the speaker. Even better I can charge my phone on top while all this is streaming. All around the look, quality, sound and easiness to set up is great.

    Jul 28, 2021 12:21
  • 8.6score
    Sonos - Roam Smart Portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Speaker with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant - Black
    Description

    Enjoy astonishing sound with this breakthrough portable speaker. Stream music and more over WiFi at home and listen on the go with Bluetooth. Get up to 10 hours of battery life. Easily control the sound with the Sonos app, your voice, and Apple AirPlay 2. Create a whole-home sound system with multiple Sonos speakers.

    10 Features
  • WiFi and Bluetooth: Stream music and more over WiFi at home and listen on the go with Bluetooth. Roam automatically reconnects to your WiFi when in range and pairs with your phone when you're away for a seamless experience.
  • Long-lasting battery: Enjoy up to 10 hours of continuous playback on a single charge. The speaker falls asleep to save power when not in use and wakes up in less than a second with the press of a button.
  • Ready for any adventure: With an IP67 rating, Roam is fully waterproof* and dustproof, and its silicone end caps protect the speaker from drops and turbulence in transit. *Can be submerged 1 m for up to 30 minutes.
  • Hands-free help from your voice assistant: Ask Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to turn up the volume, check the news, control your smart home devices, and more. *WiFi required.
  • Tunes itself like magic: Automatic Trueplay™ tuning is always optimizing the sound for the speaker's location and content playing. So no matter where you are or what you're listening to, it always sounds amazing.
  • Versatile design: When vertical, Roam delivers room-filling sound and takes up barely any room. Position it horizontally on uneven surfaces like grass for added stability. The triangular shape subtly directs sound upward to your ear for a better listening experience.
  • Ultra portable: Roam weighs less than a pound, and its handy shape begs to be picked up and taken with you everywhere.
  • Effortless Charging: Charge Roam with the included USB-C cable and any 7.5W (5V/1.5A or 2.1A) or higher USB power adapter (sold separately), or the custom-designed Sonos Wireless Charger (sold separately).
  • Control at your fingertips: Tactile buttons make it easy to play, pause, skip, revisit, and adjust the volume while protecting against accidental presses.
  • Small speaker, big sound: Precision-engineered acoustics create richly detailed sound that defies expectation for a speaker this size.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by CraigB, 10 out of 10
    Balanced sound, small package

    Pros

    Well balanced sound for the size

    Surprising bass for the size

    Trueplay works with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

    Waterproof

    Clickable buttons work even when wet

    Charges with USB-C

    Charges wirelessly

    Sound swap makes transitioning quick

    Can be paired for stereo sound on Wi-Fi

    Auto switches between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

    Works with Google Assistant and Alexa

    Cons

    Auto switching didn’t switch within the app

    App kept prompting to go through tutorial

    Google Assistant took several attempts to pair

    No carrying bag or pouch included

    Portable speakers have been around for a long time but, until recently, Sonos had no fully portable option. The Move offered great sound and battery life but wasn’t practical to toss in a bag and go. If you are invested in the Sonos ecosystem and have been wanting a truly portable speaker, just save the time reading. The Roam looks, feels, sounds, and operates just the same as the rest of your Sonos equipment. No surprises here and it will suit you well. If you are more open to other options in the market, then hopefully you will find the rest useful.

    Design

    The style is understated. No odd protrusions, stylized panels, or flashing lights. It’s just a simple, matte black triangle with rounded corners. The only color besides matte black is the white Sonos logo. The power button and charging port are located on the corner opposite the speaker grill. There are four rubberized feet that allow you to place it flat and also the ends are rubberized allowing it to stand vertically. The Play/Pause, Volume Up, Volume Down, and Microphone mute button are all on the end of the speaker. Included in the box is a usb-c cable but no charging block. Wireless charging is built in. You can use any Qi compatible charger or purchase the custom designed magnetic wireless charger. It would have been amazing if Sonos just included the wireless charger similar to how they include the charging ring with the Move. A carrying case would also be a good addition.

    Setup and Performance

    Setup was different than other Sonos products. When you add it to your account you just have to tap the back of the speaker and it will pair automatically. There is also a Product Tour included in the app, but for some reason it didn’t show up until the speaker was in Bluetooth mode and it was tapped on. Running through the product tour and tapping done also doesn’t prevent it from coming back up which is odd. You can configure Google Assistant or Alexa but the setup was a bit finicky. While trying to configure Google Assistant an unknown error occurred several times before it worked. The error occurred when it switched to Google Assistant so this may not even be related to Sonos and eventually it started working.

    Of course, being a Sonos product, it can be included in speaker groups with other Sonos speakers with one caveat. The speakers must be visible in the new S2 app. It will not work with speakers in the S1 app. A handy addition is called Sound Swap where if you press and hold the play button while near another S2 speaker the other speakers will play an inaudible high frequency sound. Based on which sound is loudest it will switch to the audio to that speaker without any need for opening the app. There is also a feature in which it passes the audio to the entire group, so it takes some practice to make sure you press the button the correct way for what you want to happen. Once you get it down, it becomes a handy feature.

    Once you have everything set up and start to hear it is where it surprises you. You do have to keep expectations in check with such a small driver, but it did have a surprising amount of bass for its size. While there are other portable speakers that are larger and have more bass, the Roam seems more balanced. The size does favor more acoustic and vocal music, but it still does a reasonable job with electronic music and bass heavy tracks. It can produce rumbling or droning bass but if what you listen to has more dynamic bass, this speaker can’t work miracles. Hard thumping bass needs a big speaker. That said, you can improve range by placing it on a bookshelf or other surface where it can resonate. If you really wanted to, you could pair two in a stereo pair but the use cases are limited. First, it only works on Wi-Fi. Second, if you can only use stereo on Wi-Fi then it is worth considering a pair of Sonos One speakers as they barely cost any more and their sound presence is much larger.

    Like the Move, the Roam has Trueplay where it can adjust based on where the speaker is placed. Unlike previous versions, it is said to work in both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi mode. It doesn’t work miracles but there was a subtle difference where when it was moved into a bathroom that echoed it was able to prevent the music from echoing.

    Unlike the Move, the Roam can automatically switch between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth without user interaction. This is a nice touch although in use it did have an issue. While the speaker switched to Bluetooth automatically, the app did not and required manually switching from the Sonos S2 app to YouTube Music and back again as the speaker transitioned between connections. When out of Wi-Fi range the S2 app would go blank and say it couldn’t connect to Wi-Fi. Videos show the S2 app switching automatically and showing a large Bluetooth icon so hopefully it’s just an app update in the works that will improve this. That said, it’s not a huge problem to switch music apps for now.

    Battery life so far has been good. On standby it last for the better part of a day. If you need to preserve the battery or are going to be carrying it in a bag you have to remember to long press the power button for at least 5 seconds to fully turn it off. It feels very sturdy so hopefully it will survive any accidental drops. The IP67 waterproof is definitely welcome in such a portable speaker. You can literally put it into water and so long as it can still get a wireless signal it will continue to play. A fun party trick is to either partially or mostly submerge the main driver in the water. Depending on how submerged it is the water will either dance to the music or spray out. It will sound a little muffled at first until the water is driven back out when you play music as you take it out of the water.

    Final Thoughts

    If you are a Sonos fan in the market for a small portable speaker, you have likely already made the decision. For anyone else, you mainly miss out on sound swap but all the features are still there in what is a very competitive speaker. If you are in the market for a small portable speaker and value balance sound over excessive bass or gimmicky features, the Sonos Roam is worth a look.

    Apr 22, 2021 19:09
  • Review by Joel, 10 out of 10
    Move over Boise there' a new kid in town

    Not much to not like about this speaker. Easy setup and sound is excellent. The ability to have stereo mode by pairing two is excellent and improves the already good sound to another level. Distinct stereo sound separation is very noticeable greatly enhancing music enjoyment.

    So far I have pairs in kitchen, family room and office. Really cool walking room to room never missing whatever is playing. We stream all day long and they never drop the music source. We effortlessly bounce between SiriusXM, YouTube Music, Pandora and Amazon Prime music sources. Nice we can setup separate streams to different rooms too.

    We recently hosted an outdoor party spread across our large backyard with these speakers spread around in those areas too. The Sonos app made it easy to DJ music selections during the party. The beauty of these Wi-Fi speakers is they aren't beholden to your phones blue tooth connection with it’s distance limitation.

    I should mention a solid wireless network setup is a must to take advantage of this speaker’s capabilities. My setup is a Netgear Orbi Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 system with two Satellites. The Sonos Roam speakers connect on the 5Ghz band which provides more than enough throughput. Lately I’ve been into home automation using Google Nest Hub Max, EZWIZ DB1C video doorbell, Kasa smart switches and light bulbs. This means lots of network connections (56 and counting). Even with all of these devices hanging out on my network, the Sonos Roam speakers don’t skip a note.

    There isn’t any perfect product but some come close. That’s the way I feel about Sonos Roam. My wish list would be purchase included a charger and the stereo pairing wouldn’t break when the speaker senses loss of charging power. With portable speakers, sound, size and features are king. Look out Boise, there is a new kid and town and it’s a bully compared to your aging product capabilities.

    You might be wondering if I was paid to write this or benefited by this review. The answer is no. One of my hobbies is exploring new technologies and products and I like to share my findings with fellow enthusiast.

    Jul 09, 2021 10:49
  • Review by emiliosic, 10 out of 10
    Best portable speaker

    We already have a Sonos soundbar, so I'm already familiar with the Sonos S2 system.

    First, this speaker is smaller than what I expected. It's easy to hold with one hand.

    It does everything other Sonos speakers do in terms of controls, it has an all-day battery (about 10 hours), and also works like a Bluetooth speaker when outside the house.

    Sound quality: Excellent; having used many speakers and headphones over the past few years, this speaker truly punches above it's size. A single speaker can fill a regular-sized room at a comfortable level. The tonal quality is comparable to other Sonos speakers: When in sync, the sound, accounting for output volume, is comparable in quality to larger speakers. It does not have the tinny metallic sound that plague other portable speakers. It's sound is warm with a good amount of bass that's not overpowering.

    Charging: USB-C or wireless (Qi) charging. It comes with an USB-C to USB-A cable, and works fine with the cables we already have. Qi charging works fine placing the speaker vertically on the charger's base. Sonos has a dedicated charger shaped like a triangle matching the speaker with magnets, but it does not come with the speaker. That's extra.

    Audio sources: Bluetooth, like any other portable speaker, and Wi-Fi, as part of the Sonos S2 system, which works directly with Apple's Airplay, the Sonos controller, which is practically universally compatible with every single music service, including all the major sources and everyone else I can think of, and local network sources (via Sonos controller on a computer).

    Voice assistants: Choice of Amazon Alexa or Google. It can be changed from the phone at any time, and the mic can also be muted. Alexa can play any source including from Apple Music, when linked.

    Controls: Besides controlling it from a phone or PC, has simple built-in controls: Mic mute, volume up/down and play. Pressing play twice skips, pressing it three times goes back to the previous sound.

    On the side there is a power button. Here's where it becomes a bit more complicated: Press it once, and turns on or goes into sleep mode. Hold it a bit longer and goes into bluetooth pairing mode. Keep on holding it and turns off.

    The 'sleep' mode is a bit tricky, and it draws about 10% of the battery overnight if not turned off. The difference is that it can be woken up from the Sonos app, so the WiFi is not completely off, but in low-power mode. This doesn't seem to be configurable, at least not yet.

    Trueplay: It uses the microphones to adjust sound settings based on the room or area where it is located. It works even when the voice assistant is muted. For example, moving it inside a shelf, it adjusts how it sounds.

    Handoff: Sonos had this feature from the app for some time and it works great, but now with this speaker, it works seamlessly by holding the play button while next to another Sonos S2 speaker. It works without skipping a bit transferring whatever it's playing to the other speaker. I was impressed how well it works.

    Hold the play button again and both speakers are now playing.

    Move away and Hold play again and it transfers back to this speaker.

    Waterproof: IP67 rating means it plays even while under water.

    Bluetooth works well with my iPhone. Pairs with no problem. However it's limited to playing music, and the mic on the speaker does not work for phone calls, so it cannot be used as a table speakerphone. Also it does not seems support stereo pairing via Bluetooth.

    Overall: This is excellent. Great sound at a tiny footprint. It's not just a portable speaker, it's a full member of the Sonos system that is portable and also works as a Bluetooth speaker.

    Apr 23, 2021 21:10
  • Review by EM001, 6 out of 10
    Nice design but weak in sound.

    Yea, sorry not what i expected from Sonos. Not loud enough. Not used to a speaker been so tiny in sound and bass. Had to return. Used to big sound from the play 5s at home! Just not good enough for me.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:07
  • Review by HomeOfficeUser, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    Sonos has become my go-to for audio. This is the 4th Sonos item that I have - and it does not disappoint.

    While small, it packs a powerful punch. The range of highs and lows is far more than you would expect from a device of this size.

    It is also waterproof (see attached pic with it in a bowl of standing water).

    I've used it as a Bluetooth speaker, but also have my subscriptions streaming to it (Amazon Music, etc.).

    I can't say enough about Sonos and this particular device. It is awesome.

    Apr 23, 2021 12:36
  • Review by dvnsun, 2 out of 10
    Speaker Software Bricked - DO NOT BUY GEN 1 ROAM.

    Worst Speaker Ever.

    I bought becasue of airplay 2.

    It worked for 1 week. Then I started noticing issues like I went camping and it turned itself on the drive to the campsite and was dead when I went to turn it on.

    Lost all connection in the sonos app. Reset three times went through all troubleshooting steps with support. Product is bricked. They mentioned that there is a high amount of issues with this product. It took us 45 minutes to get it to turn on from a "Sleep Mode" the speaker goes into when completely dead. Apparently it does not accept charge when at super low levels while in this mode....

    My return period with best buy ended 3 days ago.

    Ha, Looks like im stuck with a brand new broken sonos speaker. I guess this is what I as a consumer get for buying Gen1.

    Jul 16, 2021 13:55
  • Review by CoachC, 4 out of 10
    Terrible

    Its honestly the best sounding speaker when it isnt dead! This batterry life is terrible, I will charge it all night and then the morning pack it for the trip whatever we are going and as soon as we get there, I try to turn it on and its dead, any button you touch turns the speak on or activates it something, honestly dont waste your money, its just a paper weight at times.

    Nov 10, 2021 10:49
  • Review by Techie, 10 out of 10
    Sonos delivers again with the Roam!

    This little speaker packs a lot of punch! I originally wanted the Sonos Move but the cost turned me off and after reading the reviews on the Sonos Roam, I thought why not give it a try without breaking the bank. So glad I made this choice and you will be too.

    Jun 04, 2021 15:50
  • 8.4score
    Bowers & Wilkins - Formation Flex Wireless Speaker - Black
    Description

    Stream your favorite songs with this Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex compact wireless speaker system. A 1-inch double dome tweeter and a 4-inch woven glass fibre cone woofer deliver rich high-fidelity sound across a frequency response range of 50Hz to 28kHz. This Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex compact wireless speaker system pairs easily with smartphones and sound systems via Bluetooth.

    4 Features
  • Multiroom compatible speaker: Plays music in multiple rooms at once.
  • Bluetooth music streaming: Makes it easy to enjoy tracks stored on a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device (not included).
  • 2-way speaker system: Sends the right frequencies to the right speakers for outstanding audio.
  • Rich, powerful sound: Includes a woofer and a tweeter.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SHSJ, 10 out of 10
    One is good, a pair is super

    I got one flex earlier. The sound is good but not surpass other single channel wireless speakers at lower price. A week after I brought one more and set up as stereo pair, then the magic happened. It's way better than a single (mono) channel. I had other active speakers but this pair is the best in sound quality.

    Oct 26, 2021 00:33
  • Review by Pate, 10 out of 10
    B&W Formation Flex

    Great speaker if you're willing to spend the price on a wireless speaker. As others have said, the bass may not be as strong as some other wireless speakers, but you get B&W quality with this.

    Nov 01, 2021 13:47
  • Review by zee2022, 6 out of 10
    Great sound but doesnt sound Bowers level.

    Having owned CM5/CM9s, dont think these are on same level. They are clear and some bounce and sounds better about 12" away from wall. I've had sonos and these definitely carry more weight.

    Nov 24, 2021 12:14
  • Review by LGOLEd, 10 out of 10
    Bowers & Wilkins Formation Speaker

    The Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex Wireless Speakers are equally as impressive as there amplified counterparts. Setup is easy.

    Nov 03, 2021 15:22
  • Review by Daniel, 10 out of 10
    Good product

    this is a good product. I really like it and i would reconmand to my friends and family

    Jul 15, 2021 19:21
  • Review by Poru, 10 out of 10
    Great upgradeable Speakers

    I have been a B&W Fan ever since my P1 headphones. I chose this line of product because of the reviews and the software upgrade option that B&W displayed in their Youtube review for the speakers.

    Jul 09, 2020 18:13
  • Review by Reviewer1, 4 out of 10
    Grossly overpriced

    I just don't see the value in these speakers and I'm a HUGE B&W fan. The sound just really isn't all that great and if they're set up next to a formation wedge, it really demonstrates how poorly they sound. Bass is just okay (should be better for the size), and there just isn't as much clarity as I'd expect at this price. Sure they match the other formation speakers sonically and aesthetically but would only work well enough as surrounds where it's okay to have sub-par speakers...but for this price? Pass.

    Jan 09, 2021 11:30
  • Review by Nickname2020, 2 out of 10
    I missed the 3 months of Tidal Service

    Don't miss the Tidal offer - Tucked away under Special Offers is 3 months of Tidal Service.

    I missed it, and have been advised that the only way i can now get this is to return the product and buy another speaker... What a waste of everyone's time for what must surely amount to a digital code.

    Jul 07, 2020 14:28
  • 8.4score
    Aluratek - Bluetooth Audio Receiver and Transmitter - Black
    Description

    Send music wirelessly to your sound system with this Aluratek Bluetooth transmitter. Dual streaming support lets you connect two listening devices simultaneously, and low latency Bluetooth technology eliminates delay to keep the audio in sync with the video. This Aluratek Bluetooth transmitter has a 33-foot range for more placement options.

    9 Features
  • Add wireless streaming functionality to your home entertainment system: Simply plug the transmitter into a 3.5mm output of a TV, stereo system, desktop, laptop or another device for easy wireless audio streaming.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology: Eliminates audio delay so you can experience rich sound clarity in perfect synchronization with any video, movie, and game. Backwards compatible with Bluetooth 3.0 and 2.1.
  • Compatible with most devices with a 3.5mm auxiliary output: Makes it easy to stream audio from a vast array of devices. Also compatible with receivers with an RCA output (requires use of the included RCA Y-cable).
  • Supports up to two headphones simultaneously: Great for quiet television watching and home entertainment.
  • Remembers up to four paired devices: Offers easy pairing.
  • Dual modes - receiving and transmitting: Simply flip the switch on the unit to enable Bluetooth receiving or transmitting.
  • Wireless range of up to 33 feet: Lets you enjoy freedom from cables and cords.
  • Start streaming right away: Plug-and-play setup eliminates the need for drivers, software or complex installation.
  • Built-in rechargeable battery: Offers up to 15 hours of use, so there's no need for additional power sources.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ARS1, 8 out of 10
    Very Nice!!

    Easy setup! Reception is good, even going outside!

    Feb 15, 2020 16:17
  • Review by Roxann, 8 out of 10
    Does the job well

    We have an “older” tv so it doesn’t have an extra of the connection type needed. But after using an adapter, my husband was able to connect it to the TV. Does the job and does it well.

    Oct 26, 2021 05:01
  • Review by Dallasrondeau, 8 out of 10
    Used this to cut the cord...

    We have hard wired pool and patio speakers, adding this allows us to stream and change the music from our phone/iPad without running inside. Note: The range is limited, but it transmits though the wall to the patio no problem, more than 20 or 30 feet and it doesn't work so well.

    Jan 20, 2018 15:51
  • Review by COskier, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Product - Receives and Transmits Great

    I purchased the Alturatek Transmitter and Receiver because I needed an option for my outdoor television to communicate with my amplifier inside my house and then transmit sound through my wired exterior speakers.

    My television is about 20 feet from my amplifier and the exterior wall is brick, so I was concerned that the signal would not adequately get through to the receiver. The signal transmitted to my receiver with no issues. On the receiving end, I bought the Aluratek ABCD54F because it had external antennas for better potential reception.

    The other concern that I had was the potential delay between the television and the audio since the signal had to go from my Roku, through the transmitter to the receiver, through the amplifier and then back out to the speakers. I had a couple of advisers from other companies tell me there would be a significant delay. I have owned this product for more than a month and a half and I have never encountered any delay between the audio and video. I suppose if I did, I could modify the delay on my television.

    I also liked the connection options that the unit came with. I could connect to either RCA jacks, or in the case of my television, an optical cable.

    When I decided on this setup, I wasn't sure how successful pairing two Bluetooth devices would be, and whether or not I would be able to pair other devices with my receiver once I had both of these devices connected. Pairing the two Aluratek devices was simple. When I want to listen to music over my exterior speakers through my phone, I simply leave the television transmitter turned off and then I can pair with the Bluetooth receiver inside. When I want to listen to my television, I unpair my phone and turn on the transmitter at my television and I am good to go.

    As for powering the unit, I have it powered through my USB port on my television. If I didn't have that option, the fact that it has a rechargeable battery makes it a flexible option if your television didn't have a USB port.

    I have had this device since early June, I use it almost everyday and I have never been disappointed.

    Jul 14, 2020 20:23
  • Review by Tscal, 6 out of 10
    not that good

    works ok but was very spotty and you need to be very close to the transmitter so i don't use it any more.

    Apr 26, 2021 13:13
  • Review by None, 10 out of 10
    Aluratek Review

    Works well with all devices-laptop, Smart TV, older stereo system, and iPhone.

    Dec 25, 2020 17:30
  • Review by Twill, 8 out of 10
    Good product

    Love this product. It has perfprmed as described and has met all my expectations.

    Jan 16, 2019 18:17
  • Review by MJVA, 10 out of 10
    Recommend

    This does a job good for both a receiver and transmitter

    Dec 08, 2020 11:24
  • 8.4score
    VIZIO - SmartCast Crave Go Wireless Speaker - Silver
    Description

    Experience dynamic sound on the go with this VIZIO SmartCast Crave Go speaker. The 75Hz to 20kHz frequency response provides efficient sound delivery, while the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity let you play music wirelessly. This VIZIO SmartCast Crave Go speaker features a convenient kickstand for stability, and the 6-hour battery life keeps the party moving.

    5 Features
  • Multiroom compatible speaker: Plays music in multiple rooms at once.
  • VIZIO SmartCast™: Download the app to turn your smartphone or tablet into a touchscreen remote. Easily search, discover and browse for content and control multiple VIZIO SmartCast enabled sound bars or speakers from anywhere in your home.
  • Bluetooth music streaming: Makes it easy to enjoy tracks stored on a compatible Bluetooth-enabled device (not included).
  • 2.0-channel speaker system: Sends the right frequencies to the right speakers for outstanding audio.
  • More ways to connect with the music you love: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability for pairing wireless devices, plus 3.5mm stereo mini input for wide-ranging compatibility.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Adrian88, 10 out of 10
    Great speaker, I love it!

    I was very skeptical about buying this speaker because of the reviews I saw, either way I decided to give it a try and I’m surprised. The quality of the sound is very well and the most fascinating thing is that it is capable to connect with other Vizio speakers and play music simultaneously. It requires a little to set it up but it worths it. I came back for 4 more and I don’t regret.

    Dec 09, 2019 18:17
  • Review by EddieO, 10 out of 10
    Great little speaker

    Love it. Easy to connect either via Bluetooth or wire. Compared it to my Brother's Bose similar speaker. For a fraction of the cost, the sound was very similar. Very happy with my purchase

    Jun 26, 2020 16:09
  • Review by Bob97, 8 out of 10
    excellent sound for the $40

    Connected easy with Smartcast app thru iphone. Can make it as multiroom connection just like Sonos with the fraction of price. Sound quality it’s get Loud but bass not too deep but okay, Hey this small speaker.

    The unit always make it connection to the bluetooth so if you want to streaming thru wi-fi make sure bluetooth is turn in off .

    I’m listening at back yard thru wi-fi and bluetooth, Nice speaker’s for $40.

    Dec 15, 2019 14:09
  • Review by Jonathan, 10 out of 10
    Needs charging often when using for high volumes.

    This is an effective low-end, and high-clarity sonic producing speaker. It simply needs charging more often than expected. I keep it charging, now, while playing for much of the time. This defeats the purpose of “Portable Speaker”. I still recommend it, though, as the audio quality is solid for the price.

    Aug 15, 2020 17:30
  • Review by Wilson, 2 out of 10
    The worst

    I can’t pair it to any of my iOS devices. This is not a plug and play kind of thing. You are required to download their app and plug into AC outlet in order to set up. Vizio would not show in “Bluetooth“ settings to easily pair like most portable Bluetooth speakers. Even with the app, my devices cannot even detect the speaker. I have an iPhone 11 and iPad but none of them were able to pair. I even tried the other option which was to pair it using your wifi connection, not one of my iOS devices was able to detect the Vizio Crave Go. I will be returning this today. It was a total waste!!!! It is also relatively on the heavier side— not portable IMO.

    Save your money and just spend extra for a Bose— which i have been using for years but my brother borrowed and never returned. It is more user friendly and easier to pair.

    Nov 22, 2019 21:30
  • Review by Beee, 8 out of 10
    Let’s see

    So I had this in my cart and was shocked when I looked and it was $35 I bought two immediately. I got this for my mom for ordered another for me just because. I have a Bose speaker which I love, the volume bass and treble are out of this world for my Bose. So maybe that’s was I was expecting. This Vizio is not wireless in the aspect that you have to kept it plugged into an outlet to actually work. Music works because you must connect the device through Bluetooth there is a Aux plug in the back but no aux connector was included in the box. I thought I could use this on a beach but I guess not. I’ll probably just use indoors when I travel since it needs to be plugged in. Volume is good. If you don’t care about bass and treble you’ll be fine. My mom will love it since she’s not picky.

    Aesthetics are nice very slim and has a kick stand in the back.

    Dec 13, 2020 11:25
  • Review by Mari, 8 out of 10
    Protect your purchase

    Great deal but I should of bought the protection plan. Spill liquid and it doesn't want to work.

    Jul 22, 2021 16:35
  • Review by Plant112, 8 out of 10
    Vizio SmartCast Crave wireless speaker

    The Vizio Smartcast Crave wireless speaker sounds great, there is a learning curve with the Vizio app, but all things considered it's a great addition to your home .

    Jan 23, 2021 07:51
  • 8.4score
    Denon - Heos 1 HS2 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music - White
    Description

    Enjoy enhanced audio clarity as you listen to streaming music with this Denon HEOS speaker. A custom mid-woofer and dome tweeter pick up nuanced sounds, and a sealed enclosure provides protection from humidity, so you can use this speaker in any room in your home. With its compact size, this Denon HEOS speaker fits neatly in small spaces.

    5 Features
  • Works with Amazon Alexa: Easily control, monitor and schedule your electronics using your voice.
  • Connect wirelessly from a distance: Pair this speaker with virtually any Bluetooth-enabled device, including phones, tablets and laptops.
  • Portable design: Lets you listen to your favorite tunes on the go.
  • Rechargeable Lithium ion battery: Play your favorite tunes for up to 6 hours on a full charge.
  • Auxiliary audio input: Allows simple wired connectivity.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Fitz, 2 out of 10
    No good

    Soundbar does not synchronize

    With tv sound because of a filter slowdown going into the HEOS. Product and 4 speakers sit on floor of my tv room as I use the speakers in the tv sorry I purchased the product what a waste of money

    Nov 17, 2017 17:26
  • Review by SSSS, 10 out of 10
    Superb-A-Mundo! Excellente'! Totally groooooovy!

    I tried the excellent Insignia GoogliegIRL speakers. Nice but I hate talking to GooglieGirl. I tried Amazon's Alexa speakers. Not as nice as the Insignia GooglieGirl speakers and I don't like talking to Alexa.

    I have a Denon AV Receiver I got at BB with Heos built in. Guess what?

    These little speakerettes are fantastico! No need to be hoping some A.I. female voice will recognize my voice and play my music, I pick what I what and send it where I want it. No regrets! No if onlys? No buyer's remorse! No kidding. These are superdedoooper!

    These are excellent speakers and I am going to be getting at least two more in the future. Highly recommend! Trust me. I know what I'm doing when I'm reviewin'!

    Sep 07, 2018 19:17
  • Review by Speedie, 8 out of 10
    Great Perormer, Lacks Documentation

    I would have given this speaker 5 stars if the documentation was better, but its sadly lacking (especially where the HEOS app is concerned). Once you have it figured out and set up though, it's capable of very good sound for such a small package. We have one in the bathroom and one in the kitchen, plus a HEOS-enabled AVR in the family room. Streaming content between 1, 2, or all 3 devices with a couple of swipes is very useful. Being able to take control of the bathroom speaker and put on annoying songs like the Hamster Dance or Macarena while my wife is powerless in the shower is simply priceless however :-)

    Jan 16, 2017 15:21
  • Review by MikeinTX392, 10 out of 10
    Love this speaker!

    I love this little speaker. Wish they still made it

    Jul 13, 2021 18:49
  • Review by Steve, 10 out of 10
    Great wireless speaker

    This speaker has excellent sound quality and is easy to use once set up. I did have to contact Customer Service for assistance with setting it up - specifically I required assistance in getting the proper App downloaded and connected to my mobile device.

    Aug 18, 2020 19:55
  • Review by Knifeman, 8 out of 10
    The streaming falls short of my expectations.

    The problem with Denon Heos is that it isn't reliable. Sometimes it's fine, but a lot of times the speakers drop out. Denon needs to refine this technology.

    Aug 31, 2018 15:49
  • Review by Badgerren, 10 out of 10
    Great internet speaker

    I installed this as a plug in speaker in my reading room. Works well with Bluetooth, but most often I use the Heos app. (I didn't want a speaker that listens to me.) To my ear the output is superb.

    Aug 01, 2020 08:25
  • Review by MattinPA, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for bathroom

    This is my second heos speaker (heos 5). I mounted this in my bathroom and listen to Sirius in the morning. Its rated for humid areas and works perfectly

    Dec 15, 2018 07:04
  • 8.4score
    Aluratek - Bluetooth Audio Receiver and Transmitter
    Description

    Transmit music from your stereo system to your headphones with this Aluratek Bluetooth transmitter. Universal capabilities make it a versatile option that works with a range of stereos and televisions. This Aluratek Bluetooth transmitter pairs easily with enabled smartphones and tablets so you can enjoy your tunes from across the room.

    10 Features
  • Add wireless streaming functionality to your home entertainment system: Simply plug the transmitter into a 3.5mm output of a TV, stereo system, desktop or laptop or other device for easy wireless audio streaming.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology: Eliminates audio delay so you can experience rich sound clarity in perfect synchronization with any video, movie and game. Backwards compatible with Bluetooth 3.0 and 2.1.
  • Compatible with most devices with a 3.5mm auxiliary output: Makes it easy to stream audio from a vast array of devices. Also compatible with receivers with an RCA output (requires use of the included RCA Y-cable).
  • Supports up to 2 headphones simultaneously: Great for quiet television and home entertainment.
  • Remembers up to 4 paired devices, such as smartphones, tablets and others: Offers easy pairing.
  • Dual modes - receiving and transmitting: Simply flip the switch on the unit to enable either Bluetooth receiving or Bluetooth transmitting.
  • Wireless range of up to 33': Lets you enjoy freedom from cables and cords.
  • Start streaming right away: Plug-and-play setup eliminates the need for drivers, software or complex installation.
  • Sleep mode function: Provides automatic turn off within 5 minutes after being disconnected from any device.
  • Built-in rechargeable battery: Offers up to 15 hours of use, so there's no need for additional power sources. Charge the battery via the included USB charging cable in 2 hours.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Wireless Freedom at last!!!!

    Dream come true!!!! I have been hunting for a way to give life back to my IPod Classic. I have spent YEARS filling it with over 100GB’s of music. And now with Audiophile level Bluetooth wireless technology I was wanting to go back and enjoy some music that I don’t have anywhere else but on this device!!! Pairs easily, and unlike some other products like this, it DOESN’T limit the output volume!!! I am so happy!!

    Feb 20, 2021 14:01
  • Review by Vksolanki, 10 out of 10
    With the purchase.

    I'm not a huge fan of newer Bluetooth earbuds it headsets because they cause too much of a seal from the world. ( If that doesn't bother you though, check out pretty much anything from Anker )

    I purchased these to use in conjunction with my Koss on the ear headsets and three newest Google Chromecast with Google TV so that I can listen to content that is being streamed.

    These work wonderfully as a receiver. I have not yet tried as a transmitter but I would think that the performance would be the same or similar.

    Aug 29, 2021 20:57
  • Review by Jarebear805, 10 out of 10
    Great product!

    Can’t complain at all! I originally bought it for my stereo receiver to use it as a Bluetooth option but I never realized that it doubles as a transmitter either and you can use ANY headphones including AirPods to listen to the tv in a more quiet setting! Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to convert something older and bring it up to date with Bluetooth!

    May 18, 2020 14:27
  • Review by MGL1, 2 out of 10
    Does not have important feature lusted

    I purchased this largely in part because a feature on the Aluratek website stated it would turn off 5 minutes after a device was disconnected. This would help prolong battery life!! THERE IS NO AUTO TURNOFF. I emailed the company, providing screen shots and they simply said, must have been a typo error on the website. No apology whatsoever. I will be returning this item.

    Sep 26, 2017 14:09
  • Review by JpMaster, 10 out of 10
    Excellent !!

    Small fits everywhere and powerful great device ..!

    Dec 16, 2017 06:12
  • Review by Trick, 10 out of 10
    Flexible and Easy to Configure

    Aluratek wireless tx and rx device was flexible and easy to configure. Connect iPod or I Phone to older hard wired stereo devices or connect older stereo devices to newer wireless headphones and vise versa. Very easy to install and links up seamlessly every time! See Pictures as installed to both RCA inputs or Headphone output from my Old School Boombox. Also have one hooked to my whole house audio input on my home stereo which I connect to both my iPhone and PC for unlimited musical applications.

    Feb 24, 2018 13:59
  • Review by Zzzzzzzzzzz, 4 out of 10
    Does not work for vehicles

    Product did not work for my car

    Do not buy for car audio

    Jul 24, 2019 18:40
  • Review by BeachBlonde, 6 out of 10
    Easy Set Up But Low/Limited Volume & High Price

    I purchased this for an older smart tv so that Bluetooth headphones could be used to listen to it privately.

    Pros: it is both a transmitter and a receiver, it includes a red/white Y-style RCA cable adapter as well as a standard aux plug, it charged quickly with the included usb charging cable, it has a separate power button, and it was very easy to set up and pair.

    Cons: the volume was very limited and low, requiring the volume on the Aluratek and both the headphones and tv/cable to be at max to listen comfortably (loud volume is impossible. Audio quality is just passable. Additionally, the battery life is unknown and the price is quite high.

    If this unit was priced at $25 or less, it would be much more reasonable; $42.50 is really an exorbitant amount particularly for an item that lacks high quality audio fidelity.

    Jul 08, 2018 18:33
  • 8.2score
    Aluratek - iStream Universal Bluetooth Audio Receiver - Black
    Description

    Aluratek iStream Universal Bluetooth Audio Receiver: Easily add Bluetooth capability to your existing stereo system or speaker dock using this receiver, which lets you wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled device from up to 33 feet away and remembers up to 6 paired devices.

    3 Features
  • Connect wirelessly from up to 33 feet away: Pair this receiver with virtually any Bluetooth-enabled device, including laptops, desktops, cell phones and tablets.
  • Wirelessly streams audio to a home or car stereo system or speaker dock: With 3.5mm auxiliary or RCA connectivity, so you can enjoy your favorite tunes.
  • Remembers up to 6 paired devices: Making it easy to connect your Bluetooth-enabled device and begin listening quickly.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Cotorro0101, 8 out of 10
    Cool

    Super cool receiver for new iPhones or any other device

    It Bring to a life again my old bose speakers

    The best part is you don’t have to buy a new Bluetooth speakers

    Jun 21, 2019 18:43
  • Review by Jean3, 10 out of 10
    Good for out of sight Bluetooth.

    It’s working very good so far. It’s small and inconspicuously out of sight. I’m able to listen to my pandora through my Bose radio.

    Jul 18, 2019 11:47
  • Review by A320carlos, 8 out of 10
    Mobility at last...

    we can finally forget the cables and how bad they look on the furniture and the lack of mobility by connecting them.

    Feb 23, 2016 21:51
  • Review by Mopar68, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Had an old receiver sitting around and wanted to put it in the garage. But was bummed it didn’t have blue tooth. Problem

    Solved with this. Awesome invention!

    Feb 22, 2019 21:09
  • Review by STEELCITY, 10 out of 10
    Great Bluetooth product

    This is the third Bluetooth of this brand I have bought. I have them through out my home and great range.. Also includes the rca jack adapter or just the aux hook up..

    Feb 26, 2016 17:38
  • Review by dave, 10 out of 10
    Great quality and easy to set up.

    Great quality and easy to set up. Would highly recomend this item to anyone out there.

    May 06, 2017 00:39
  • Review by Ashoop, 10 out of 10
    Bluetooth audio streaming device

    We like it so much we got two. Best inexpensive streaming device. Just a good as the higher price ones at other stores.

    Aug 08, 2018 21:46
  • Review by Speedy, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Used in van traveling on vacation in areas w/o radio reception. Worked great with iPhone and sounded great.

    Aug 19, 2015 15:36
  • 8.2score
    38
    SVS
    SVS - Prime Wireless Speakers for Streaming Music with Amazon Alexa Voice Assistant - Gloss Piano Black
    Description

    Upgrade your audio system with this two-pack of SVS Prime wireless speakers. The compact speakers fit almost anywhere and boast advanced Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for easy wireless audio streaming from a variety of sources. These SVS Prime wireless speakers feature an array of input ports that make it easy to stream audio from wired sources such as televisions and game systems.

    6 Features
  • Multiroom compatible speakers: Play music in multiple rooms at once.
  • Wireless streaming lets you access all the music you love in one place: Enjoy your music library, radio stations and online services.
  • 2-way speaker system: Sends the right frequencies to the right speakers for outstanding audio.
  • Rich, powerful sound: Includes a woofer and a tweeter.
  • Simple setup: Put your SVS wireless speakers in any room where you want music and connect it to your home Wi-Fi network. With the touch of a few buttons, you're ready to enjoy multiroom music.
  • More ways to connect with the music you love: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capability for pairing wireless devices, plus 3.5mm stereo mini input for wide-ranging compatibility.
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mitch, 8 out of 10
    Compact Speakers with Excellent Sound

    The SVS Prime Wireless Speakers have excellent sound, an attractive appearance, and a comfortable compact size. I have found the speakers to be a little less than expected convenience to use with my computer and iPhone as they require proprietary software that must be downloaded and configured for each device. And, listening on the speakers through wifi and Bluetooth requires starting the proprietary software more often than I would have expected - independent of the music streaming service.

    Jun 12, 2020 16:52
  • Review by COS45, 6 out of 10
    Nice sounding speakers ruined by a terrible App

    For it's size, these speakers have a pretty competent soundstage, with respectable bass for its size. The finish is very well done, though a fingerprint magnet. It has plenty of connectivity options which sets it apart from the competition. All these positives were completely wiped away with the inclusion of DTS-FI app as a remote control option. Three hours later and it has failed to update every single time. Even after switching from Android to Iphone to Ipad, DTS-FI would not update.

    These will be going back tomorrow. Really solid speakers that were ruined by a bad control app. I would highly recommend that they include a remote on the next revision, DTS-Fi is garbage

    Mar 01, 2021 01:31
  • Review by Manny, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound!

    These speakers sound great! I use them as computer speakers and they are outstanding for both music listening and movie watching.

    Note: Adding the SB-1000 subwoofer really elevated the entire listening experience to the next level!

    Jul 03, 2020 19:56
  • Review by SoundGuy, 10 out of 10
    SVS > Sonos

    Great wireless speakers. Massively better than Sonos. These SVS speakers handle any type of music you can throw at them and the volume and clarity is impressive. Highly recommend!

    Dec 20, 2020 09:05
  • Review by Vader65, 6 out of 10
    Speakers

    Speaker sound good when you can get them going Bluetooth part sucks

    Jun 30, 2021 09:17
  • 8.0score
    Axiim - LINK WISA-ready HD Wireless Transmitter - Black
    Description

    Do away with speaker wires using this Klipsch Axiim LINK WISA hub. A transmitter with a 24bit/96kHz audio connection allows for high-resolution digital audio wirelessly, and up to 7.1-channel wireless audio surround processing enables 10-band EQ and bass management. With USB 2.0 high speed and Bluetooth 4.2 connection, this Klipsch Axiim LINK WISA hub lets you place your speakers anywhere you like.

    5 Features
  • WISA-ready transmitter with seamless wireless audio connection: Works with Klipsch Reference Wireless home theater systems, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, MAC, 2019 LG OLED and NanoCell TVs, USB audio sources.
  • Bluetooth 4.2 LE interface syncs with compatible devices: Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.
  • USB 2.0 480 Mbps high-speed connection: Quick plug-and-play connectivity for your devices and accessories.
  • Up to 7.1 multi-channel wireless audio surround sound: LINK device firmware update through the Axiim LINK mobile app for iOS and Android that provides complete control and fine tune adjustment of your audio system.
  • Wide compatibility: Compatible with 2019 (or newer) LG OLED or NanoCell + Axiim WiSA-ready transmitter + Klipsch Reference wireless WiSA-ready home theater system.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Wireless, 10 out of 10
    Axiim

    For your wireless home speakers system, this wifi is great. It can work on your LG Nano tv, or I have it hooked up to my XBOX. Control of it on my phone.

    Dec 25, 2020 21:02
  • Review by SpaceMonkeyNation, 6 out of 10
    Great Technology with Some Annoying Hurdles

    I had some technical issues with this, but once I updated the firmware through the smartphone app everything started working correctly.

    Oct 21, 2020 12:34
  • Review by BigA, 10 out of 10
    WISA is the future

    Paired with Klipsch WISA speakers and an LG CX. I didn't realize until tinkering with where to put it.. it's magnetic and can stick right on the back of the TV! Works great. Zero issues so far.

    Nov 30, 2020 19:35
  • Review by Tripper, 8 out of 10
    Works well with XBOX and Klipsch Speakers.

    This Axiim WISA link is the best on the market. I'm using with the Klipsch bookshelf speakers. The sound is so great, I'm running a full 7.1 Dolby Surround with the subwoofer. It is amazing to have NO SPEAKER WIRES, just the electric wires. We plan on recarpeting our Gameroom and I was dreading taking up the wiring and putting it back down. Now, Literally, I can put surround sound in any room by simply plugging everything into standard wall outlets. The sound is amazing. One comment, occasionally, I will get a skip in sound. Some ay the updates are taking care of this. I have tried to contact Axiim, and got NOTHING. So don't expect great customer service. That is my only gripe.

    Mar 24, 2021 10:00
  • Review by Hed79, 10 out of 10
    Great Wisa link

    Axiim teams up really well with my Klipsch system and I've had no problems yet.

    Jul 15, 2020 10:19
  • Review by charley777, 10 out of 10
    Electronic speaker device

    This item enables my speakers to function together with my TV. It really lets the sound resinate at a high level. I now am listening to a true high fidelity sound.

    Jan 22, 2021 18:04
  • Review by Murph, 4 out of 10
    Works, but not great

    First transmitter I received started up fine, attempted to update, and failed halfway. Transmitter never worked after the update failed, and I had to exchange for another. Second transmitter started up fine, update went smoothly, and speakers connected without too much trouble. The phone app is pretty basic, but works. You can force surround sound and all channels on it but get varying audio results. There can also be a lag time when adjusting volume. Ive seen delays of up to 10 seconds, not sure what is causing this.

    Overall, I'd like to see a little more for my money, but it does the job.

    Jul 26, 2020 09:14
  • Review by wemead, 10 out of 10
    Did not Open, but if does what is expected

    If this would actually allow for wireless speaker ina room, it would be rs follow will great. We decided against the WiSA speakers, so we returned this. Built for HIGH END SPEAKERS

    Wondering if Wisa standard is well enough established to by.

    Aug 22, 2020 19:38
  • 7.8score
    Aluratek - Bluetooth Audio Transmitter - Black
    Description

    Stream from up to 50 feet away with this Aluratek BT5 transmitter. The rechargeable design saves you from having to replace the battery for added convenience. This Aluratek BT5 transmitter features Bluetooth compatibility, so connecting to PCs, TVs, MP3 players and a variety of other devices is quick and simple.

    6 Features
  • Compatible with most devices with 3.5mm auxiliary output: Aluratek's Bluetooth transmitter with Bluetooth 5.0 is a perfect way to add Bluetooth transmitting functionality to any audio output device with a 3.5 mm auxiliary output, headset output, or RCA output jack.
  • Dual streaming: Two Bluetooth headphones can be paired at the same time, so you can stream to both devices simultaneously.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity with aptX low-latency codec support: Features superior wireless performance.
  • Wireless range of up to 50': Lets you enjoy freedom from cables and cords.
  • Sleep mode function: Provides automatic turnoff within five minutes after being disconnected from any device.
  • Battery operated: The built-in lithium-ion battery lasts up to 10 hours on a full charge. The transmitter allows streaming while charging.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DavidJr, 10 out of 10
    Bluetooth from nearly any audio source

    Back in the day when I had a MP3 playing portable CD player, I needed a way to get it to play on my car stereo. So, I bought a little battery operated FM transmitter and with the right tuning I had this portable device playing on my car stereo.

    Leap forward many years later and now we have Bluetooth connections with car stereos, wireless speakers and headphones. However, some tech is still a bit outdated and may not connect to Bluetooth. Welcome the Aluratek - Bluetooth Audio Transmitter.

    This device is super simple, small and works surprisingly well. You can take pretty much any device that has a headphone jack or RCA audio plugs and make it Bluetooth capable. From your old Walkman, a TV or even a cellphone that you don’t want to pair to another Bluetooth device. Simply press the pairing button on the transmitter and enable pairing on the audio device and it connects. Then plug it to an audio source with the 3.5mm cable or red/white RCA adapter.

    The Aluratek - Bluetooth Audio Transmitter can also connect to two audio devices at the same time, like two pairs of headphones or two speakers. I actually found that having two audio devices running on this transmitter actually worked better than dual audio option on my cell phone.

    On a full charge it has ran for 12 hours straight before dying. It uses a micro-usb charging cable and works while plugged in. So, if using near an outlet you can plug it into a standard charger block, or if using on a computer, into a USB port for endless use. As for range, I have walked around my entire house with headphones and only having minor interruption in the farthest corners with the most walls for disturbance. I did occasionally get some audio pops, but I think that may have been from wireless interference as I do live in an area where I can see multiple wireless devices. I was also surprised by the low latency while watching videos, as I have seen other devices lag seconds behind video. This is also dependant on your audio device as well though and will have the best performance on a device that can use aptx low latency.

    Once this is paired with something, say a Bluetooth speaker, you can keep that speaker on and just plug this device into any other audio source without having to pair anything else. Like the phrase “pass the aux cord,” you can pass the transmitter and anyone can be playing audio without having to go through the pairing process each time.

    Note, it does say “Not for Use With Smartphones” on the package. However, if you are pairing it with headphones or speakers, you can plug the 3.5mm jack into a smartphone as it acts just like an aux cord would. However, smartphones can usually pair with those audio devices directly themselves.

    May 13, 2019 22:35
  • Review by JimC, 10 out of 10
    Very Nice Device - Modernize Your Audio Equipment!

    The Aluratek ABT05F Bluetooth Transmitter is a very inexpensive and effective way to upgrade your pre-Bluetooth equipment to today’s technology standards. It provides a reliable Bluetooth 5.0 transmission function to any audio output on any device.

    Here are the key features:

    • Aluratek Model ABT05F universal Bluetooth 5.0 transmitter

    • Bluetooth 5.0 transmission range up to 50 feet

    • Can connect to two devices simultaneously

    • Rechargeable internal lithium ion power source: 3 hours to fully charge with included micro USB connection cable

    • Device will transmit 10 to 12 hours continuously from a full charge

    • Automatic shutoff 5 minutes after disconnection

    • Remembers last two devices paired and automatically pairs with either when powered on

    • 3.5 mm (headphone) male-to-male connection cable included

    • Stereo RCA (left and right male)-to-female 3.5 mm connection cable included

    • Full easy to follow illustrated instructions

    • Very compact: 1.1 inch by 2.5 inches

    • One year warranty

    Simply attach the appropriate provided connector (RCA stereo plugs or 3.5 mm headphone jack) to the Aluratek transmitter, connect the other end to the device you want to use as a source and you have added Bluetooth 5.0 capability to that device! To pair it with Bluetooth speakers or headphones just enter pairing mode on that device, then press one button on the side of the Aluratek, watch for alternating red and blue flashing lights and wait until the light changes to blue. In a couple of seconds, Boom! – you are now paired!

    Connections were solid and provided a very clean data stream from all devices I tested. The 50 foot range claimed for Bluetooth 5.0 assumes essentially line-of-sight but you can safely expect that the device will work perfectly in most home situations, reliably covering multiple rooms.

    I cannot over-emphasize how easy the pairing process was – push the connection button and it just works! Once you have performed the connection process on a device/speaker combination it will remember that connection and automatically connect the next time you power it up. If you use more than one device and/or speaker it will also remember the second combination. Beyond two combinations you will have to use the connection button but again, that is a very simple process. The included instructions are very easy to follow (unlike many instructions included with products made in China!) and should answer any question you might have. Aluratek even includes tech support contacts by email and phone in the very unlikely event that you need assistance.

    The device is very compact and lightweight so it can be attached to any port on the source and just hang unobtrusively next to that source device without straining the wiring. It has a micro USB connection on one end (for charging the internal battery), a female 3.5 mm connection on the other end, an on/off switch and a connection button with LED indicator light.

    What can you do with it? Here are just a few suggestions that occurred to me:

    • Connect a non-Bluetooth stereo receiver to Bluetooth speakers

    • Upgrade the sound of compact HD TVs by linking to a Bluetooth speaker

    • Enable wireless Bluetooth headphone use for any TV

    • Bring your old non-Bluetooth iPod back to life by pairing it with a Bluetooth speaker or headphone

    • Link any audio device to your Bluetooth-enabled car stereo system

    • Add Bluetooth 5.0 capability to older laptops and PCs.

    I am delighted to give this great device my full and enthusiastic recommendation! Buy it (in fact, buy several!) and you will be very happy with its performance and the many uses you will find for it.

    May 14, 2019 08:43
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    In this day and age you must pick this up.

    Sounds quality through my AirPods off my 52”Samsung tv is better than I thought, if you don’t want to wake anyone up and still watch movies or YouTube. You must look into picking one up at your local best best store.

    May 24, 2019 23:25
  • Review by dnottingham4, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding, Bluetooth Universal Audio Transmitter

    The Aluratek Universal Bluetooth Audio Transmitter with Bluetooth 5 (model ATB05F) is an outstanding and useful Bluetooth based audio transmitter. This is a must-have device for travelers, gym rats, and especially couples that may share a love of the same book or music and have a device with either a 3.5mm audio out or RCA audio out. This device’s single purpose is to adapt the audio output of devices that have either a 3.5mm headphone jack or RCA audio out to Bluetooth headphones or speakers.

    The typical uses for this are in the gym – while you are using the treadmill or other cardio machines TVs - and Airplane entertainment systems. But since this device has both 3.5mm and RCA cables - the device can be used to adapt sound from a whole host of devices with audio out jacks. While testing I used my cell phone, my Kindle, and a TV. The device is extremely simple but also very effective. The sound was excellent and there was no noticeable lag. Having recently reviewed another similar item; the Aluratek device has one additional benefit in that it’s Bluetooth can simultaneously connect to a second Bluetooth device – thus a couple could listen to an audiobook together while walking, or even watch a movie together on a long haul flight to say Rome!

    The device is rated for up to 10 hours of battery life but can be charged while in use which would be effective on longer flights. Knowing that battery life ratings typically are inflated I would expect this device to last 5 – 7 hours. The device has a 50-foot range. It has an auto-shutoff that turns the device off within 5 minutes of disconnection from an audio source. It comes with a 3.5 mm audio cable, a 3.5 mm to RCA cable, and a USB charging cable. The device has a 1-year warranty.

    Pros: Simple and effective – does the job it was intended to. Dual Streaming capability. Price – the 29.99 price for this device is spot on and is a great deal.

    Cons: None Noted.

    May 30, 2019 22:17
  • Review by Bfromla, 8 out of 10
    Helpful

    Good for older devices without Bluetooth. Paired fine with JLab sport headphones (made sure all other Bt was off first)

    Jun 06, 2021 14:06
  • Review by Zantoz, 10 out of 10
    Keeper

    I use this for my woojer vest, works well! No cords way better!

    Jan 22, 2021 16:01
  • Review by Sparky123, 10 out of 10
    Perfect size inside pocket

    I use this with A Sansa Clip; perfect size to fit in your pocket and out of the way. Picture of my set-up enclosed.

    Jul 02, 2016 13:19
  • Review by Ashoop, 10 out of 10
    Get for media tuning

    My daughter loves it. It does a excellent job.When daughter's happy father's happy.

    Aug 08, 2018 21:37
  • 7.4score
    Philips - 2.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System with Wireless Subwoofer - Black
    Description

    From gaming to movie night-take your TV audio up a level. This soundbar and wireless sub-woofer deliver richer sound and deeper bass. You can control the soundbar using your TV remote. Bluetooth and audio-in let you play your music too.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by YAMAHA, 8 out of 10
    Sound Good

    So far I'm very happy with this one.

    Specially the price I paid for,

    and comes with cute little sub.

    Where I use this bar (about 2 feet away) is when

    I'm cooking by my stove, so I can hear the TV (12feet away)

    with exhaust fan on.

    PS I never tried this bar in the big room, so can't

    say for a normal use.

    Oct 31, 2021 15:48
  • Review by Jack, 8 out of 10
    Best Buy Made It Right!

    I purchased a 30 watt Philips sound bar. The installer was not very interested in the quality of the installation and my interactions with him. I was totally dissatisfied with the sound bar. I called Best Buy and the rep replaced the Philips with a LG 300 watt bar. Two technicians delivered the LG unit, installed it and were very interested in insuring I was satisfied with the product and instllation before leaving. Bust Buy made this right and I will continue my total technical assistance membership and trade with the company again.

    Apr 30, 2021 17:19
  • Review by Madves, 6 out of 10
    OK, controls marginal

    Works as advertised. Setting up was reasonable but not easy. The remote is hard to use effectively. For example, when you elevate the sound you have very little feedback that the sound is actually going up. The light seems to blink sometimes, but not very clear. Remote doesn’t seem to work after a few weeks, and I use the buttons on the side of the speakers because it is more clear that it is changing.

    Reasonable price point for quality.

    Jan 23, 2021 22:00
  • Review by Jernan16, 10 out of 10
    Good quality

    Sound Bar very nice and good quality

    Perfect x room and music and Playstation game’s

    Ease instalaciones Bluetooth and hdim cable

    May 21, 2021 19:12
  • Review by Gbvgbv, 10 out of 10
    Yesss

    Fast shipping speed on every game I play! Ready to use out of the box, so glad my first pc I bought was on Best Buy! If anyone is looking for F or any game really this the pc you guys should buy and it should be from Best Buy.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:39
  • Review by Gerald, 10 out of 10
    Speaker roofing

    Great product enjoy every part of it

    Recommend to everyone

    Nov 05, 2021 16:59
  • Review by Supersound, 10 out of 10
    Bad experience changed to excellent

    After a horrible purchase from your online store which l had to return to the physical store, l purchased another soundbar in the store. I worked out great was easy to set up plus the sales assistant was extremely helpful and friendly.

    Jan 27, 2021 11:00
  • Review by bigpappa, 10 out of 10
    Gift

    The sound quality on this is amazing along with the different ways to listen

    Jan 09, 2021 00:52
  • 7.0score
    Apple - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished HomePod mini - Space Gray
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Delight in powerful, room-filling sound with this refurbished Apple HomePod mini speaker. The drivers deliver 360-degree sound for an immersive listening experience, while Siri lets you answer intercom messages hands-free. This space gray Apple HomePod mini speaker supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for seamless audio streaming, and the four built-in microphones pick up sound clearly.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MiniHP, 2 out of 10
    Missing Power Adapter

    This review is for the missing item that was not mention is the product listing. Device was Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished, no original package which is no big deal. When I received the package all it has is the mini HomePod in plastic bag no power adapter.

    As to the mini HomePod it’s great speaker this is my third one. Control Siri in individual room on smart lights.

    Apr 22, 2021 19:40
  • Review by vpasq, 10 out of 10
    Works Great, but Geek Squad didn’t Reset it

    The device (once I got it restored to factory settings) worked perfect. I was surprised that a Geek Squad Refurbished item was not restored to factory settings and made it impossible to set up until I did some research and found out how to factory reset the device, then it set up instantly and without any further difficulty.

    Oct 30, 2021 15:09
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Was not let down

    Very satisfied with how it turned out. Was a little worried at first because it was refurbished, but it works and looks brand new. Use it every day

    Jul 21, 2021 18:04
  • Review by Poweradaptornotincluded, 2 out of 10
    Power adapter not included.

    Adapter not included. Might as well buy a new one..

    Aug 13, 2021 22:36
  • Review by Wowbutts, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Great little device, a bit hard to initially set it up but then flawless

    Jul 24, 2021 10:41
  • 6.8score
    Apple - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished HomePod mini - Space Gray
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Delight in powerful, room-filling sound with this refurbished Apple HomePod mini speaker. The drivers deliver 360-degree sound for an immersive listening experience, while Siri lets you answer intercom messages hands-free. This space gray Apple HomePod mini speaker supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity for seamless audio streaming, and the four built-in microphones pick up sound clearly.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MiniHP, 2 out of 10
    Missing Power Adapter

    This review is for the missing item that was not mention is the product listing. Device was Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished, no original package which is no big deal. When I received the package all it has is the mini HomePod in plastic bag no power adapter.

    As to the mini HomePod it’s great speaker this is my third one. Control Siri in individual room on smart lights.

    Apr 22, 2021 19:40
  • Review by vpasq, 10 out of 10
    Works Great, but Geek Squad didn’t Reset it

    The device (once I got it restored to factory settings) worked perfect. I was surprised that a Geek Squad Refurbished item was not restored to factory settings and made it impossible to set up until I did some research and found out how to factory reset the device, then it set up instantly and without any further difficulty.

    Oct 30, 2021 15:09
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Was not let down

    Very satisfied with how it turned out. Was a little worried at first because it was refurbished, but it works and looks brand new. Use it every day

    Jul 21, 2021 18:04
  • Review by Poweradaptornotincluded, 2 out of 10
    Power adapter not included.

    Adapter not included. Might as well buy a new one..

    Aug 13, 2021 22:36
  • Review by Wowbutts, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Great little device, a bit hard to initially set it up but then flawless

    Jul 24, 2021 10:41
  • 6.8score
    Denon - Heos Link HS2 Streaming Media Player - Black and Gunmetal
    Description

    Create your own whole-house music system with this Denon Heos home sound system at the center. Connect up a variety of devices that you can control from your smartphone or tablet, and then go room to room enjoying great sound. Easy Wi-Fi setup and absolute speaker control ensure you can create the perfect setup with this Denon Heos sound system.

    3 Features
  • Compatible with most devices with a 3.5mm auxiliary output: Making it easy to stream audio from a vast array of devices.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa: Easily control, monitor and schedule your electronics using your voice.
  • Silver and black colors: Add a sleek, stylish look.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jimmy, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic solution - great sound

    I've purchased two of these units -- only one from BB -- the other from another vender. Installed them into two different systems -- home and office. They both work great. Installation was easy-peasy in both instances -- just followed instructions. They deliver wonderful sound. I've been considering purchasing a tuner for another system -- but will probably go with another of these units. There's global program availability from many sources -- way more than a simple FM tuner. But have a request for Denon -- please keep working to add program sources to Heos software updates. Streaming services keep popping up -- it would be great to get access to them through the app and gear. Look to Roku, who keeps adding streaming services, as a role model! (BB sells Roku as well -- another great product!)

    Mar 29, 2020 09:59
  • Review by david, 4 out of 10
    Denon is aware of known issue and won't fix

    It is frustrating when dealing with technical support on a connection issue that the response is "it is a known issue" and that there is no known ETA for correcting. This is labeled as a wireless amp, and I'm told that the only workaround is to wire it directly to the router, which for an outdoor patio is not an option.

    I purchased this through a service provider (and not thru this site), and although I'm in a warranty period, I'm not in the return window. Best advice: stay away from a company that doesn't correct its known problems. 2nd best advice: if you buy, make sure it works asap, so you can return it if you have problems

    May 10, 2021 14:35
  • Review by BDdude, 10 out of 10
    HEOS link Wireless audio

    works great with an amp! Apple Music can only be listen to via Bluetooth but the HEOS app does great and easy set up for other streaming services and music saved to a device.

    Jan 31, 2020 15:56
  • Review by Tiny, 10 out of 10
    Works great!

    Love this unit! Let's me stream whatever I want from any source, from anywhere in my house. I am not a technical guy but set this up myself in minutes.

    Oct 22, 2016 10:24
  • Review by Afisayo, 8 out of 10
    Good

    As advertised, not much use without an amp but great for my purpose

    Jul 15, 2017 09:01
  • Review by Scott, 10 out of 10
    High quality

    Good unit plays well. May sure you have good internet service.

    Jul 27, 2019 12:03
  • Review by Jenna, 4 out of 10
    Difficult to set up

    If you get this device pay them to install it. Still don't have it working correctly.

    May 19, 2017 17:06
  • Review by Gabe, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    HEOS system works great, integrating the various systems. Highly recommended.

    Apr 22, 2017 11:37
  • 6.8score
    Apple - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished HomePod mini - White
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Listen to music and podcasts with this refurbished Apple HomePod mini speaker. Pandora, TuneIn and iHeartRadio support offers access to thousands of radio stations, while Siri lets you answer intercom messages and control audio playback hands-free. This white Apple HomePod mini speaker has four microphones for clear voice pickup, and the full-range drivers deliver rich, powerful sound.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

    5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MiniHP, 2 out of 10
    Missing Power Adapter

    This review is for the missing item that was not mention is the product listing. Device was Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished, no original package which is no big deal. When I received the package all it has is the mini HomePod in plastic bag no power adapter.

    As to the mini HomePod it’s great speaker this is my third one. Control Siri in individual room on smart lights.

    Apr 22, 2021 19:40
  • Review by vpasq, 10 out of 10
    Works Great, but Geek Squad didn’t Reset it

    The device (once I got it restored to factory settings) worked perfect. I was surprised that a Geek Squad Refurbished item was not restored to factory settings and made it impossible to set up until I did some research and found out how to factory reset the device, then it set up instantly and without any further difficulty.

    Oct 30, 2021 15:09
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Was not let down

    Very satisfied with how it turned out. Was a little worried at first because it was refurbished, but it works and looks brand new. Use it every day

    Jul 21, 2021 18:04
  • Review by Wowbutts, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Great little device, a bit hard to initially set it up but then flawless

    Jul 24, 2021 10:41
  • Review by Poweradaptornotincluded, 2 out of 10
    Power adapter not included.

    Adapter not included. Might as well buy a new one..

    Aug 13, 2021 22:36
  • 6.8score
    Bowers & Wilkins - Formation Duo 6-1/2" Powered Wireless 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) - White
    Description

    Enjoy impressive sounds with these Bowers and Wilkins Formation Duo speakers. Patented carbon-domed, tweeter-on-top technology provides crystal clear highs, while innovative Continuum cone drivers ensure powerful bass reproduction. These Bowers and Wilkins Formation Duo speakers are compatible with Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections for convenience and have a streamlined user interface for easy installation.

    6 Features
  • 1" Carbon Dome Tweeter: Pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail resulting from a Carbon Coating on our aluminum Double Dome Tweeter. The closest performance to our Diamond Dome Tweeters.
  • 6.5" Continuum Midbass: Continnum is a woven material that blends control with flexibility. The result is breathtaking clarity and power. Hear voices, guitars and bass instruments in a whole new way.
  • Self-Powered: 250 watts total power guarantees delivers big sound from a small cabinet with 125 watts driving the tweeter and 125 watts dedicated to the mid-bass driver.
  • Formation Mesh: Our proprietary wireless technology allows Formation products to share music across your home using their own network. All you need is a 2.4GHz home network so you can listen to all your favorite streaming services.
  • Airplay 2 Certified: Compatible with all Apple Airplay 2 devices.
  • Spotify and Roon Ready: Listen with Spotify Connect or Roon.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by vznba, 8 out of 10
    Great Sound, Easy Setup

    I think for $4000 I could have fine tuned the whole stack and gone with a much better sounding system, but I saw the simplicity of the Formation series and decided to give it a try.

    The setup was dead simple; downloaded the app and setup the speakers in under 5 minutes. The only problem I ran into was the mounting the stands, since both the speakers and the stands are very heavy and I was scared to drop the speakers, I ended up mounting them on my sofa lying both down. It was by no means a bad experience, just me being paranoid to not damage the $4000! speakers.

    The sound was fantastic to my ears. Spacious sound with great imaging, sound stage with width and depth, put on some live recording and it sounds like the band was playing in front of me, and the crowd was around me.

    Since this is my first high-end pair of loudspeakers, passive or active, I really don't have anything to analytically compare it to, I felt the speakers output enough bass to not be too lean to my taste, especially since I listen at lower volume most the time. I added to the system the Formation Bass (Great looking unit btw) to provide more low end. The result was phenomenal. Listening to drum heavy tracks with high dynamic range, when the bass kicks in, I feel the bass impact, but not the boominess. Powerful, clean, tight bass.

    Mid-range sounds sweet, I don't have any complaints; treble could sound a bit more exciting, but I haven't played with the Treble setting in the Formation app to see if anything could be improved. Overall I'm quite happy with the sound as is.

    I use Roon + Tidal for most of my streaming. It's unfortunate all my DSD files get converted to match the Formation Duo, so I could be missing out on sound quality here. Flac and Tidal streaming for the most part are bit-to-bit. My wife streams over content using AirPlay 2 which is very convenient.

    Overall, these speakers do cost a ton, 5K w/ the Bass. So far I'm loving the sound, and the all-in-one design, robust wireless playback, and Roon Readiness are the major selling point for me.

    Aug 05, 2019 17:36
  • Review by Heresy, 8 out of 10
    Amazing sound with some unfortunate omissions.

    Just got my hands on these and lament having to return them. Lets first go with the good. Sonically they are AMAZING it didn't matter what genre I played always leaving me in awe. For a medium to small room you won't need a sub for music playback (which really surprised me). Music streaming was perfect. No lost connections, consistent all the time.

    Now the bad (and the deal breaker for me) I understand what B&W was trying to accomplish with the Formation line. Great audio tailored exclusively to the streaming era. First of all I see nothing wrong with that if anything I truly hope speakers like these are the future. The issue I have with the duo is its lack of input/outputs which end up making them less versatile. In my case I wanted to use them also with my TV as the main speakers but the connection isn't seamless, connection drops, the volume isn't consistent with the music streaming volume. I also wish it had a sub woofer input for added flexibility. Because honestly I would prefer to spend sub money on a SVS vs the only option that this system gives you. For the money something as simple as inputs should have been a given and I would have been super happy and kept them.

    I would highly recommend these if you buy them for the sole purpose that they were built for. Streaming audio. If you don't own equipment (which I do) or you do and are willing to sell all your gear then these are a great buy. I will be spending this money on a pair of Klipsch Heresy IV for my endgame. And for those who take the plunge you're in for a sonic treat!! Enjoy!!

    Aug 12, 2021 14:12
  • Review by HiFiGeek, 10 out of 10
    A real wireless HiFi system!

    I have owned these for quite a while and wanted to do a review on these a while back but hadn’t gotten around to it. I have recently seen some of the reviews on the product lately as I have been interested in ordering another pair of these in white! I felt it important to set the record straight. I can agree with some of the points people make on here about the app not being up to or but it is only needs to setup the formation products, after that you use Roon or Airplay. If you are an audiophile or a person who appreciates sitting down and listening to music you probably already use Roon. These are by far the best sounding stereo speakers on the market for the price and simplicity. All I have are the speakers with one power cord connected for each speaker. The Formation audio allows for me to connect my McIntosh CD player and Denon Turntable. Most of the music I listen to comes from Roon via Tidal or Qobuz but if I want to listen to analog sources the Fromation Audio is needed. If you someone who appreciates style as much as you appreciate HiFi you will appreciate these speakers. I love had friends who are musicians over to my home and we have played these speakers and every one of them has been amazed by their sound and detail. These speakers are like hybrid of the 805 and 705 passive speakers that B&W makes but also include the correct bi-amplification. If I were to build a similar system with regular HiFi components and passive speakers I would probably only save a little bit of money but have to deal with having a lot of wires! If you want to have these connected to tv audio just grab yourself an Apple TV and airplay the sound. It sounds a works without delay. This is a great system and I highly recommend them.

    May 13, 2020 16:55
  • Review by Cdporterfield, 10 out of 10
    Ignore Older Reviews. The Duos are incredibly good

    I have owned lots of expensive audio equipment and got tired of all the wires and different components. I replaced a Mark Levinson/Linn system with small QBs from Naim. The Qbs are great for what they are, but they lack really low bass and will not play in stereo pairs. In spite of many compliments on their sound from visitors, I wanted better. So, I have been following all the new active, streaming speakers coming out. I was looking for best bang for the buck and that could double for music and movies. I tried a KEF system that kept losing WiFi and Bluetooth signal. The sound was Ok, but not great. The Naims are better, even in mono.

    When I returned the KEFs, I listened to these Duos in the BB store, where they were NOT set up in an appropriate location (dumb). I decided to give them a home-try.

    Man, what difference the environment made. The speakers sound as good as $100,000 systems I have heard. I expected crystal clear mids and treble, and they definitely deliver, but what surprised me was how much bass they put out. I don’t need a sub as I had thought I might.

    These are worth far more than what seems initially an expensive price. Keep in mind you don’t need separates — you already get a streamer, DAC, amps (4), preamp as well as extraordinarily good speakers. Note that a mid-fi amp and a set of passive 700 series B&W bookshelves would exceed the price of these. I am sure you could find a less expensive, less usable system, but it will be nowhere as good as these. And if you were to build a comparable system, with all the same features, you’d spend far more than $4,000 (assuming you buy total crap equipment) and it would like still not be nowhere as good.

    As for the older reviews regarding drop-out and the app — B&W has replaced the app, and the new one is quite good. If others suffered connectivity issues, that definitely is not indicative of all Duos, and I suspect is a rare problem, where you could get a replacement pair under warranty in any event.

    Give these a try— you WILL want to keep them once you figure out what value they offer.

    Jul 04, 2021 17:40
  • Review by Charlie, 10 out of 10
    One Star to Five Stars...

    My Formation Duo speakers arrived four days ago. For the first two days, my experience matched those of the reviewers that rated the speakers as one star—multiple dropouts and episodes of unresponsiveness. I was completely unable to use Roon with them, although the B&W Music app worked most of the time.

    I tried an ethernet cable right away. I restarted and factory reset the speakers several times. That seemed to improve things a little, but the dropouts continued to an intolerable degree for such an expensive piece of equipment.

    Roon gave me a hint. Roon provides info on its music files—I soon figured out that hi-res audio files were always dropped but lower-res compressed files would play. The Roon Help documentation emphasizes the importance of a well-tuned and correctly configured wireless system to allow maximum data transfer. Otherwise, dropouts would occur. I decided to put some time into investigating my network performance since I had already tried everything I knew to do with the speakers.

    My entire system had been set up by the guys from Magnolia. I had rarely experienced problems, but my AV equipment and computers are hard-wired, so the wireless may not have been challenged by web surfing over an iPhone or iPad. Magnolia had installed a fancy Luxul router and two wireless access points; the Luxul connected to the Internet through an Arris cable modem/router supplied by Spectrum.

    While investigating my network, I found the following (in a system that I previously thought was functioning well):

    • The Arris cable modem/router had a 2.4 GHz wireless network itself that was transmitting on the same channel as the Luxul access points, possibly producing interference or using bandwidth that could otherwise be used by the Duos. I turned the cable modem wireless off.

    • The access points needed firmware updates. I took care of that.

    • I found a faulty ethernet connection elsewhere in my network and replaced it.

    I also worried about another potential problem. Tidal limits the number of active connections to one. I used to get a warning on my iPhone when I used Tidal while I also accessed Tidal on Roon. (This was before the B&W Duos.) It’s easy to forget to close the iPhone app… so I wondered if the B&W would just not play Tidal streams if I had Tidal open on other devices. I don’t know the answer, but during the investigating period, I just signed out of Tidal and Qobuz on everything.

    Finally, I reset Roon and then powered off every device, switch, router, cable modem and speaker for a couple of minutes and then restarted.

    Something did the trick! I have had no dropouts or unresponsiveness for almost 24 hours. Roon plays like a champ. Songs that previously wouldn’t play now play beautifully. FLAC 24/192 and DSD256 are converted to 96 or 88.2kHz for transmission to the Duos, where they sound spectacular! I believe they are even better than the B&W 803s floorstanders that have produced great sound in our living room for many years…

    So sound quality is unsurpassed. Ease of use would also be fine if your network is configured for maximum data transfer. I hope this helps others to avoid the two days of heartburn that I experienced.

    May 09, 2021 13:15
  • Review by PJfromCA, 2 out of 10
    Too much Network and Software Problems

    Horrible, spending 5K on a piece of xxx. every time that I need to use the spackers need to (restart) unplug and plug back the speakers so I can use them, my network sees it but it just doesn't play.

    Jul 03, 2021 15:43
  • Review by DanielfromSanJose, 2 out of 10
    Duos don’t work properly

    Chronic Problems with the duos:

    1). Sudden stop while playing.

    2) skipping to the next song without being prompted to do so.

    3). ‘Cannot connect to airplay’

    The B&W application often cannot see the duos. Or it may take more than 5 minutes to see the duos. Sometimes I’d just give up and walk away.

    4). Airplay appears to be connected but no sound comes out as if a blank tape is being played. The same downloaded material played fine previously.

    I’ve used restart, factory reset, unplugging electrical cords, pressing the button located in front of the duos,....And I’m tired of doing so.

    My duos have been a huge disappointment.

    Either I have bought a Lemmon or the duos are not ready for the market, yet. More research and testing need to be done!

    I would not recommend the formation duos.

    Mar 05, 2020 17:15
  • Review by Andrew, 10 out of 10
    Disruptor in Wireless Loud Speakers

    I've had my eye on these speakers for months and decided to pull the trigger on them when Best Buy ran a sale for 20% off. These are probably the best sounding speakers I've ever heard to date, especially when paired with a HiFi streaming service such as Tidal or Roon. Simply incredible.

    I've demoed the Bowers & Wilkins 700 series tower speakers in the magnolia room at Best Buy, and these blow them out of the water with three less speakers per side!

    They're also THE EASIEST set of speakers I've ever set up. Why waste your time running running, cutting & hiding speaker wire, when you can have as good or a better experience with these!? You download the app, update each speaker to the latest version, and you're off to the races. Spotify integration works flawlessly, and Tidal works just as well, but SOUNDS immensely better. (Note: the Tidal app is slightly clunkier than Spotify but makes up for it with the benefit of HiFi & maser files).

    I do want to note I only use these for music purposes, and have not used them for TV / Movies, nor do I ever plan to. I also purchased the Formation Bass for a complete 2.1 setup. The Formation Bass definitely gives them that extra punch, for a better overall experience, but it's not entirely necessary. These Duo's put out a significant amount of base on their own, so you can get away without having the Formation Bass depending on what your music style is. The mid's are crisp & everything that you would expect out of a speaker of this caliber, and the highs are tight & clean.

    All of the other reviews you see on BB complaining about connectivity issues are likely due to user error. I have Verizon Fios 1GB internet with the new router, and I haven't run into any connectivity issues while listening to them. My primary setup for listening is through an iPhone or my MacBook Pro to stream music to them. Both have had zero issues, and total set up time took 5 minutes.

    My experience with these speakers have been nothing short of superb. If you're looking for a quality set of loud speakers don't want the headache of running speaker wire, I can't recommend them enough. Based on the performance of these speakers, I'm all in on wireless technology for speakers. Absolutely floored about this purchase.

    May 12, 2020 10:58
  • 6.8score
    Bluesound - VAULT 2i 2TB Streaming Media Player - Black Matte
    Description

    Centralize your music library with this Bluesound VAULT 2i 2TB network hard drive and CD ripper. Gigabit Ethernet connectivity offers easy access to online music, and the built-in disc drive lets you rip songs from CDs. This Bluesound VAULT 2i 2TB network hard drive and CD ripper includes an intuitive app that makes it easy to create playlists and manage libraries.

    9 Features
  • Music streaming: Play your music in perfect synchrony, or play different music simultaneously to any Bluesound speaker in any room when connected to a wired home network.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa: Connection with your Amazon Echo allows you to use Amazon's Alexa voice assistant to control players around the home.
  • BluOS Controller app: Seamlessly access and share your digital music library and stream it in studio-quality sound to multiple rooms in your home from Android or iOS devices.
  • AirPlay 2: Lets you play music or podcasts from wireless stereo components throughout your house.
  • 1GHz ARM Cortex-9 dual-core processor: Ensures that your lossless high-resolution music playback is flawless, with precision and clarity.
  • CD ripper: Rip all your CDs rapidly in lossless high-resolution formats, space-saving MP3s, or both simultaneously.
  • Integrated 2TB hard drive: Purchase, download, and store high-resolution tracks on dedicated ultraquiet storage without a computer.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX technology: You can enjoy pure wireless CD-like quality sound whenever and wherever you choose, including on compatible Bluetooth headphones.
  • Compatible with most Hi-Fi systems: Provides connection to any existing stereo amplifier, AV receiver, or powered audio system.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Hmirza, 8 out of 10
    Audiophiles Dream

    Audiophiles Dream

    Over the years many of us have amassed a large number of our favorite music on CDs, even though it used to be a good option, in todays day and age it seems a bit outdated. You need change the CD when you want to listen to something else and when you move to another place you have to drag all your music collection with you. Well, Bluesound came up with a great solution with the Bluesound Vault 2i. The Vault allows you to rip, store, and stream all your favorite music CDs into one convenient device all without a need for a computer. Now, let’s go over some of the features PROS and CONS of the Bluesound Vault 2i.

    Specs:

    The Vault measures in at about 3.5 inches in Height, 8.5 in Width and 7.5 in Depth and roughly weighs about 4 lbs. and comes in two color options black and white. The Vault has built-in storage of 2 terabytes, but you also have the option of adding an external storage via the two USB slots in the back. The Vault offers a variety of output options 3.5mm audio, Coaxial digital audio, Ethernet, RCA, Toslink optical, USB x 2, Micro USB and lastly Bluetooth.

    Features:

    The vault offers the option to connect your favorite online music service provider and also offers a ton a free online radio and music options. The vault is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple Home Kit, Siri and google home. I don’t not have an Amazon Alexa, or Apple Home kit but I did not encounter any issues connecting to my Google Home devices and was able to use the Vault on my Bluetooth headphones, soundbar and even my Bluetooth soundbar built-in to my kitchen refrigerator and the sound was amazing on all my devices. The vault offers high resolution sound quality in a variety of playable formats such as AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, MQA, OGG, Opus, WAV, WMA, WMA Lossless.

    The best feature of the Vault is its ability to rip and store and stream all your favorite CDs. On the provided 2 terabytes of space you can rip and store almost 5000 CDs as a FLAC format, that’s a lot of storage space for your CDs. You can customize your playlist as you like using the BluOS app. So, far I have ripped almost about 20 CDs on to the Vault and they all work great and sound amazing. The only thing I noticed was that the ripping process was a bit slow, but not terribly slow, as long as it preserves the integrity and quality of music, which it did, I didn’t mind.

    The BlueOS app is probably the only thing I had encountered and issue with. I must say its not user friendly and I had to google stuff to figure out how to connect certain things. In my opinion the BluOS app could use some improvements to make things a bit easier to find and to connect Bluetooth devices, but this should be an easy fix.

    PRO-

    High Resolution Audio

    Storage Capacity – 2 Terabytes

    Network Streaming

    CD Ripping Ability

    Multiple audio outputs

    Multiple Playable formats

    CON-

    BluOS app – Not user friendly at all

    All in all, the Bluesound Vault 2i is great product for any audiophile. I would highly recommend anyone in the market and anyone looking to cut down on their CDs collection to definitely check this unit out.

    Mar 08, 2021 12:20
  • Review by Ace254687, 8 out of 10
    Good Device, Horrible Instructions

    The Bluesound Vault 2i is a great device, capable of doing many things. Unfortunately, figuring out how to use it is not so simple. If you’re familiar with how a NAS drive works, then this shouldn’t be that difficult for you. Otherwise, you will have to do some research as the instructions (or lack thereof) don’t tell you anything.

    What is the Bluesound Vault 2i? Essentially, the Vault is a CD ripper, music streamer, 32-bit DAC, NAS (Network attached storage), and a 2tb hard drive – all built into one small box. The Vault comes equipped with an RCA out output, optical output, 2 – USB slots used for extra storage or you can back up your library, a gigabit ethernet port, and supports Bluetooth and AirPlay2. The Vault lets you connect to many HiFi music streaming services such as Tidal, Amazon Music, TuneIn etc... Unfortunately, it does not connect to Apple Music as of now, but you can just stream it using airplay2.

    How it works? The way the Vault works, is it rips a CD into FLAC files, then stores it onto the built in HDD. It does take a few minutes to complete, as it rips at a speed of about 2.1x. This is actually a good thing, as it carefully reads the files accurately bit by bit. Once the CD is ripped, it is then automatically stored into your library with track names and cover art. You can then stream it to other Bluesound devices or play it directly from the Vault 2i with wired speakers.

    When I first received the Vault, I spent about 3 days trying to figure out how to get the full use out of it. The manual that comes in the box, is just a quick set up on how to plug it in and download the app. Once I was able to figure it all out, I really started to like it a lot. I went and grabbed my old CD collection and went to town. Seeing how some of my CD’s I purchased where over 20 years ago, many of them were fairly scratched. The ripper has a hard time decoding scratched CD’s, and many times failed to rip the CD, or it rips half the CD and then ejects due to read error. The good thing about this, if you want to clean it off and try again, the Vault will just add the files to the CD instead of making a whole new copy. I also tried to insert a CD-R disc that I had, just to see if it would work. While it does work and rips the files in your library, it does not add track names or artwork.

    Editing music stored on your Vault’s HDD requires you to connect it a PC or Mac using filesharing. In my case, I connected it to my Macbook pro which was very easy. This is when I started to appreciate the Vault’s software, the way it organizes and stores all your files is very articulate and clean. It would be nice if the app would let you edit your vault’s contents, but the only thing you can do is re index your library. The BluOS app is the app that you use to control your Vault and play music. This is also where you would add your music streaming services. The app is limited to just viewing the contents of your Vault and re indexing your library. Overall, the app does function well although I have had trouble connecting Bluetooth devices through the app. Sometimes it just hangs while trying to find the device, other times it won’t ever find the device. Also, the artwork does tend to be low quality.

    The Vault needs to be plugged in directly to your router in order to work, there is no built-in WiFi. This is not really ideal, seeing how my good speakers are in another room and can’t bring them to the Vault. The good news about the Vault being connected to the router, you are able to access your vault’s library through network share. And yes, you can add your Vault’s library to Sonos!!

    Overall, I really like the Bluesound Vault 2i. The ability to rip and store all my CDs in FLAC files on the 2TB built in HDD is great. The sound quality of the built-in DAC is really good. Plus, the ability to add my Vault to Sonos is a huge bonus. The built-in software that organizes and stores your CDs is very impressive and works flawlessly. The BluOS app is a little buggy when trying to connect Bluetooth speakers, and the artwork quality could use some improvements but overall, it works as intended. The one thing the company really needs to work on, is the instructions. They need to do a much better job explaining how to set up the network share and so forth. If you are looking to store all you CDs on a NAS drive, then I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

    Pro:

    Good sound quality

    2TB internal storage

    Great built-in organizing software

    Can add your stored library to Sonos!

    Cons:

    Terrible instructions

    BluOS app has limited features/buggy

    The ripper is bad at ripping scratched CDs

    Has to be hardwired to the router/no WIFI

    Mar 12, 2021 17:52
  • Review by HBCUgrad13, 8 out of 10
    Customize Your Listening Experience

    Pros:

    ⦁ Large capacity hard drive: 2 Terabytes(TB) is a great amount of space to have for a massive CD collection. I was able to save a tremendous amount of space on my personal computer by freeing up memory that could used for other files.

    ⦁ Backup functionality: Being able to backup important media is critical when you have such a big music library. Naturally, discs become scratched and unusable over time. It's great to have a reliable option in recovering data.

    ⦁ Multiple connection choices and connectors included: There are variety of audio options in hooking up this device and Bluesound accommodates by including all of the possible cables and adapters needed.

    ⦁ Listening capabilities: It was awesome to be able to listen to this device with wired or wireless headphones and not be restricted to only external speakers for my listening pleasure.

    ⦁ Streaming service integrations: Within the app, I was able to link to different music services where I have registered accounts located.

    ⦁ Small physical footprint: I'm able to place this music player in a number of spots without taking up a lot of space.

    Cons:

    ⦁ Poor app experience: Although there are various customizable options available, the flow and structure of the app could be greatly improved. For example, I was redirected to installing the Spotify app (which was already installed) when attempting to link my account to the Vault 2i. Also, I did receive some random popups unrelated to an action I had just performed.

    ⦁ Ethernet dependency/No Wi-Fi: Ethernet ports should be reserved for high priority devices such as gaming consoles and computers. I love my Vault 2i, but I would prefer not having to sacrifice an ethernet port for usage or to buy an additional adapter/Wi-Fi extender that includes the port.

    ⦁ Lack of a detailed manual: Although there is a quick start guide in the packaging, I did not feel that there was enough sufficient information listed. For example, I was confused at the initial setup because the indicator light was red (which usually means error) for a few minutes, but eventually changed blue. Unless you download the online manual, you might have to guess what is happening.

    (Minor Cons below)

    ⦁ No SSD drive: Although the hard drive is 2 TB, it seems that extra storage space does come at the expense of performance.

    ⦁ No eject button: I primarily use this device a CD library manager. For this reason, it would be nice to have a physical eject button in the event of software failure.

    ⦁ Disc insertion: It seems that the CD must be inserted 90% of the way until the Vault decides to recognize and the consume the CD for ripping.

    ⦁ Moderately noisy when ripping CDs: The Vault 2i is gives a loud hum when ripping CDs, but its not as noticeable when other sound is present such as a television or AC running.

    In summary, I really enjoy my Bluesound Vault 2i despite its quirks. In my opinion, it's made for those who have fully embraced the world of streaming, and individuals who still are sentimental about their disc collection (primarily me). In my opinion, some design choices regarding the device and app could have improved my overall experience. I wish it contained built in speakers and Wi-Fi. However, the ability to customize so many different things helps me to overlook those flaws.

    Apr 12, 2021 16:48
  • Review by ARBaldridge, 6 out of 10
    Good for downloading and ripping cds. Not portable

    This music player has a lot of potential but is somewhat difficult to get set up and use. It does not come with a manual in the box. The box does come with the unit and several connector cables. You can connect this unit to your existing sound system, whether it is a sound bar or speakers via RCA or digital/optical cable. It requires an ethernet connection which limits its usefulness and portability. Once you get the unit set up through the BluOS app you can control the until and connect several music streaming services. It will rip CDs which some will find handy even in our digital world. The app is a bit clunky and odd to navigate and seems to crash an awful lot. I can some additional benefit of this unit if you have other Bluesound devices throughout your home. You can broadcast throughout the home with the device. I only have this however and have not found it to be particularly useful. The CD ripping and storage of songs is the only thing this will do that any smart speaker cannot do.

    Apr 20, 2021 09:24
  • Review by zboot, 4 out of 10
    Looks good, but not up to standard with execution

    The Bluesound Vault 2i is essentially a network connected hard drive that's capable of ripping music from CDs and streaming music from typical streaming sources, with playback via either wired (RCA/digital audio/3.5mm out) or wireless to compatible speakers. While the product description suggests that this will let you stream music from the Vault, that is not strictly accurate. You can control playback from your favorite smart assistant, but the actual audio from it will only go to the wired or wireless speakers in your own home. Accessing the music from outside your home will require making use of typical solutions to this problem, made a bit more complicated as this isn't directly exposing a hard drive of songs (you can connect a USB cable to access it as a NAS, but then you'd need something else to plug it into, like a PC or streaming box which is annoying as the Vault is already a network connected device!).

    The Vault really does live up to its name with an industrial square look that makes it seem it really is securing something. There's a small touch panel on top for manual control at the device, though you'd likely want to use the app. The device is decently rugged for something that will be in your home, likely either connected to your audio receiver or some other mixer going to your speakers. CDs insert through an almost imperceptible slot on the face of the Vault which is pretty cool. This makes it once setup pretty unobtrusive. I'm using it with my Yamaha YSP-4300 and the RCA inputs - I've already dedicated the digital audio to my TV (though I could switch that to an HDMI channel with ARC). Once in place, you hardly notice this extra box next to the large soundbar.

    Obviously, the first thing to try is ripping CDs! Without the app, this process is practically inscrutable. Ripping CDs works, though there were occasional hiccups where it didn't get all the tracks on a CD. You can then retry, but then there's sometimes clutter from failed rips - though it appears smart enough not to just duplicate everything. Luckily, you can connect to it as a hard drive or via the app the clean this up, though as a hard drive is more effective, especially where it fails the name ripped files correctly. Ripping traditional CDs worked - it did not handle my "data" CDs of already "ripped" music which actually is the bulk of my collection. I have these notebooks of mp3 and other format songs that I've acquired a decade or more ago and while I could just sit at my computer and manually copy these over to a NAS, I'd like to have something do them automatically. The Vault 2i isn't the solution I'm looking for unfortunately. Another ripping related disappointment is that it doesn't rip streaming music. While to be fair, there's some DRM involved with this, that it can't rip music in transit limits its usability. There seems to be a way to use it to download music from sources online, but this requires yet another account and doesn't seem to be a first class feature of the Vault. So, not really an option for me.

    As a streamer, this supposedly should then replace my smart speaker. And maybe 5 years ago, this would have been adequate. But now I stream by talking to my smart speaker. And here, I need to talk to my smart speaker, which talks to this, which then does the streaming. But I need to learn a new syntax to make sure the Vault actually streams from the source I want. . . but my smart speaker can already handle pretty much anything the Vault can do, so what's the point? I suppose there's a slight advantage using the app, but like I said, actually selecting music via app is now the "past". I do it from time to time, but mainly when I'm in the car, which you will not be doing with the Vault as it is necessarily tethered to ethernet. That's right, somehow, despite being a streaming music player and having an app (which apparently is just connected via bluetooth), this device does not actually operate over wifi!

    When you get past all these issues and actually play music, it does sound good. For about 50% of the ripped CDs, it's on par/identical to playing the CDs. For the rest, not as great. For streaming or other digital music already in my library, theres no sound quality improvement. So really, the big benefit of this is the ability to rip old school CDs and maybe, play them at the same level of quality as the original CD. As a NAS, it's clunkly and music playback is no better than my existing setup which just uses a hard drive in a dock attached to my router.

    In summary, I cannot really recoommend this product. It looks good, and does a few things well. But all of the things it does well are things that existing products do well, except with an easier to use interface or in a much more useful and accessible manner. As it turns out, there's only one "killer app" feature with this - ripping music from CDs. But that comes with a major caveat - you're ripping traditional CDs that encode audio directly to the CD and even then, the result may not be as good as the original. And that's if you didn't run into issues with the ripping process which will then take your time to correct. At that point, you're no better off using a PC or laptop with CD/DVD drive and software to carry out the same task. There's no wifi, so this really is as old school as my YSP-4300 (which at least does things my smart speaker cannot). I think there is probably an audience for whom this could be a great product - you have a relatively old school hi-fi setup, you don't have an existing smart speaker that you use to stream music, or if so, you don't really use it, and you have a massive collection of audio (not digital/data) CDs and are not too computer savvy. For everyone else, this product isn't worthwhile.

    Mar 23, 2021 14:02
  • Review by Rockon, 10 out of 10
    Media streaming vault

    Excellent product. Easy to use. Would recommend to someone in the market.

    Jan 30, 2021 08:53
  • Review by OBCareful, 2 out of 10
    Nightmare to setup

    I bought this a month ago. Spent 30 minutes twice, waiting for the Bluesound support people to even pick up the phone. Unsuccessful both times before my patience gave out.

    The Magnolia manager was very positive on this system when he sold it to me, and in his defense told me to expect a bit of trouble setting it up. But OMG, I never expected anything like this. You have to run the correct version of windows, or it doesn't work. And I couldn't get the current Samsung phone to work with the app either, which is critical to using this thing.

    Ultimately, I gave up for now and returned it days after buying it. I still totally trust the Magnolia guy in the store and will have him design a system for me. But there is no chance I will buy anything at this price point that is this complicated to use. I have almost 1,000 CD's and want to record them in a lossless environment. But I want to be able hear them afterword. And for $1,200 the interface should be at LEAST as easy to use as Apple and Samsung's players, which are FREE.

    Mar 10, 2021 09:06
  • Review by CLS3635, 4 out of 10
    Spend you money elsewhere

    I purchased this item because of its advertised ability to rip and store CDs. I have over 250 CDs in an player and wanted to be able to store them digitally. I found this unit very difficult to navigate. It comes with no manual so you have to go online try to find an answer to the simplest of questions. It will not simply play one CD and advance to the next; you must build play list, which I also found hard to navigate. For such an expensive unit, I cannot say it is worth the money. Customer support is minimally helpful. Would not recommend this product.

    Dec 11, 2020 19:59
  • 6.6score
    Bluesound - VAULT 2i 2TB Streaming Media Player - White
    Description

    Store your music collection on this Bluesound VAULT 2i 2TB network hard drive and streamer. A built-in disc drive lets you rip songs from CDs, and the large capacity provides plenty of music storage space. This Bluesound VAULT 2i 2TB network hard drive and streamer has built-in Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to ensure delay-free playback of Hi-Res audio files.

    9 Features
  • Music streaming: Play your music in perfect synchrony, or play different music simultaneously to any Bluesound speaker in any room when connected to a wired home network.
  • Works with Amazon Alexa: Connection with your Amazon Echo allows you to use Amazon's Alexa voice assistant to control players around the home.
  • BluOS Controller app: Seamlessly access and share your digital music library and stream it in studio-quality sound to multiple rooms in your home from Android or iOS devices.
  • AirPlay 2: Lets you play music or podcasts from wireless stereo components throughout your house.
  • 1GHz ARM Cortex-9 dual-core processor: Ensures that your lossless high-resolution music playback is flawless, with precision and clarity.
  • CD ripper: Rip all your CDs rapidly in lossless high-resolution formats, space-saving MP3s, or both simultaneously.
  • Integrated 2TB hard drive: Purchase, download, and store high-resolution tracks on dedicated ultraquiet storage without a computer.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX technology: You can enjoy pure wireless CD-like quality sound whenever and wherever you choose, including on compatible Bluetooth headphones.
  • Compatible with most Hi-Fi systems: Provides connection to any existing stereo amplifier, AV receiver, or powered audio system.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Hmirza, 8 out of 10
    Audiophiles Dream

    Audiophiles Dream

    Over the years many of us have amassed a large number of our favorite music on CDs, even though it used to be a good option, in todays day and age it seems a bit outdated. You need change the CD when you want to listen to something else and when you move to another place you have to drag all your music collection with you. Well, Bluesound came up with a great solution with the Bluesound Vault 2i. The Vault allows you to rip, store, and stream all your favorite music CDs into one convenient device all without a need for a computer. Now, let’s go over some of the features PROS and CONS of the Bluesound Vault 2i.

    Specs:

    The Vault measures in at about 3.5 inches in Height, 8.5 in Width and 7.5 in Depth and roughly weighs about 4 lbs. and comes in two color options black and white. The Vault has built-in storage of 2 terabytes, but you also have the option of adding an external storage via the two USB slots in the back. The Vault offers a variety of output options 3.5mm audio, Coaxial digital audio, Ethernet, RCA, Toslink optical, USB x 2, Micro USB and lastly Bluetooth.

    Features:

    The vault offers the option to connect your favorite online music service provider and also offers a ton a free online radio and music options. The vault is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple Home Kit, Siri and google home. I don’t not have an Amazon Alexa, or Apple Home kit but I did not encounter any issues connecting to my Google Home devices and was able to use the Vault on my Bluetooth headphones, soundbar and even my Bluetooth soundbar built-in to my kitchen refrigerator and the sound was amazing on all my devices. The vault offers high resolution sound quality in a variety of playable formats such as AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, MP3, MQA, OGG, Opus, WAV, WMA, WMA Lossless.

    The best feature of the Vault is its ability to rip and store and stream all your favorite CDs. On the provided 2 terabytes of space you can rip and store almost 5000 CDs as a FLAC format, that’s a lot of storage space for your CDs. You can customize your playlist as you like using the BluOS app. So, far I have ripped almost about 20 CDs on to the Vault and they all work great and sound amazing. The only thing I noticed was that the ripping process was a bit slow, but not terribly slow, as long as it preserves the integrity and quality of music, which it did, I didn’t mind.

    The BlueOS app is probably the only thing I had encountered and issue with. I must say its not user friendly and I had to google stuff to figure out how to connect certain things. In my opinion the BluOS app could use some improvements to make things a bit easier to find and to connect Bluetooth devices, but this should be an easy fix.

    PRO-

    High Resolution Audio

    Storage Capacity – 2 Terabytes

    Network Streaming

    CD Ripping Ability

    Multiple audio outputs

    Multiple Playable formats

    CON-

    BluOS app – Not user friendly at all

    All in all, the Bluesound Vault 2i is great product for any audiophile. I would highly recommend anyone in the market and anyone looking to cut down on their CDs collection to definitely check this unit out.

    Mar 08, 2021 12:20
  • Review by Ace254687, 8 out of 10
    Good Device, Horrible Instructions

    The Bluesound Vault 2i is a great device, capable of doing many things. Unfortunately, figuring out how to use it is not so simple. If you’re familiar with how a NAS drive works, then this shouldn’t be that difficult for you. Otherwise, you will have to do some research as the instructions (or lack thereof) don’t tell you anything.

    What is the Bluesound Vault 2i? Essentially, the Vault is a CD ripper, music streamer, 32-bit DAC, NAS (Network attached storage), and a 2tb hard drive – all built into one small box. The Vault comes equipped with an RCA out output, optical output, 2 – USB slots used for extra storage or you can back up your library, a gigabit ethernet port, and supports Bluetooth and AirPlay2. The Vault lets you connect to many HiFi music streaming services such as Tidal, Amazon Music, TuneIn etc... Unfortunately, it does not connect to Apple Music as of now, but you can just stream it using airplay2.

    How it works? The way the Vault works, is it rips a CD into FLAC files, then stores it onto the built in HDD. It does take a few minutes to complete, as it rips at a speed of about 2.1x. This is actually a good thing, as it carefully reads the files accurately bit by bit. Once the CD is ripped, it is then automatically stored into your library with track names and cover art. You can then stream it to other Bluesound devices or play it directly from the Vault 2i with wired speakers.

    When I first received the Vault, I spent about 3 days trying to figure out how to get the full use out of it. The manual that comes in the box, is just a quick set up on how to plug it in and download the app. Once I was able to figure it all out, I really started to like it a lot. I went and grabbed my old CD collection and went to town. Seeing how some of my CD’s I purchased where over 20 years ago, many of them were fairly scratched. The ripper has a hard time decoding scratched CD’s, and many times failed to rip the CD, or it rips half the CD and then ejects due to read error. The good thing about this, if you want to clean it off and try again, the Vault will just add the files to the CD instead of making a whole new copy. I also tried to insert a CD-R disc that I had, just to see if it would work. While it does work and rips the files in your library, it does not add track names or artwork.

    Editing music stored on your Vault’s HDD requires you to connect it a PC or Mac using filesharing. In my case, I connected it to my Macbook pro which was very easy. This is when I started to appreciate the Vault’s software, the way it organizes and stores all your files is very articulate and clean. It would be nice if the app would let you edit your vault’s contents, but the only thing you can do is re index your library. The BluOS app is the app that you use to control your Vault and play music. This is also where you would add your music streaming services. The app is limited to just viewing the contents of your Vault and re indexing your library. Overall, the app does function well although I have had trouble connecting Bluetooth devices through the app. Sometimes it just hangs while trying to find the device, other times it won’t ever find the device. Also, the artwork does tend to be low quality.

    The Vault needs to be plugged in directly to your router in order to work, there is no built-in WiFi. This is not really ideal, seeing how my good speakers are in another room and can’t bring them to the Vault. The good news about the Vault being connected to the router, you are able to access your vault’s library through network share. And yes, you can add your Vault’s library to Sonos!!

    Overall, I really like the Bluesound Vault 2i. The ability to rip and store all my CDs in FLAC files on the 2TB built in HDD is great. The sound quality of the built-in DAC is really good. Plus, the ability to add my Vault to Sonos is a huge bonus. The built-in software that organizes and stores your CDs is very impressive and works flawlessly. The BluOS app is a little buggy when trying to connect Bluetooth speakers, and the artwork quality could use some improvements but overall, it works as intended. The one thing the company really needs to work on, is the instructions. They need to do a much better job explaining how to set up the network share and so forth. If you are looking to store all you CDs on a NAS drive, then I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

    Pro:

    Good sound quality

    2TB internal storage

    Great built-in organizing software

    Can add your stored library to Sonos!

    Cons:

    Terrible instructions

    BluOS app has limited features/buggy

    The ripper is bad at ripping scratched CDs

    Has to be hardwired to the router/no WIFI

    Mar 12, 2021 17:52
  • Review by HBCUgrad13, 8 out of 10
    Customize Your Listening Experience

    Pros:

    ⦁ Large capacity hard drive: 2 Terabytes(TB) is a great amount of space to have for a massive CD collection. I was able to save a tremendous amount of space on my personal computer by freeing up memory that could used for other files.

    ⦁ Backup functionality: Being able to backup important media is critical when you have such a big music library. Naturally, discs become scratched and unusable over time. It's great to have a reliable option in recovering data.

    ⦁ Multiple connection choices and connectors included: There are variety of audio options in hooking up this device and Bluesound accommodates by including all of the possible cables and adapters needed.

    ⦁ Listening capabilities: It was awesome to be able to listen to this device with wired or wireless headphones and not be restricted to only external speakers for my listening pleasure.

    ⦁ Streaming service integrations: Within the app, I was able to link to different music services where I have registered accounts located.

    ⦁ Small physical footprint: I'm able to place this music player in a number of spots without taking up a lot of space.

    Cons:

    ⦁ Poor app experience: Although there are various customizable options available, the flow and structure of the app could be greatly improved. For example, I was redirected to installing the Spotify app (which was already installed) when attempting to link my account to the Vault 2i. Also, I did receive some random popups unrelated to an action I had just performed.

    ⦁ Ethernet dependency/No Wi-Fi: Ethernet ports should be reserved for high priority devices such as gaming consoles and computers. I love my Vault 2i, but I would prefer not having to sacrifice an ethernet port for usage or to buy an additional adapter/Wi-Fi extender that includes the port.

    ⦁ Lack of a detailed manual: Although there is a quick start guide in the packaging, I did not feel that there was enough sufficient information listed. For example, I was confused at the initial setup because the indicator light was red (which usually means error) for a few minutes, but eventually changed blue. Unless you download the online manual, you might have to guess what is happening.

    (Minor Cons below)

    ⦁ No SSD drive: Although the hard drive is 2 TB, it seems that extra storage space does come at the expense of performance.

    ⦁ No eject button: I primarily use this device a CD library manager. For this reason, it would be nice to have a physical eject button in the event of software failure.

    ⦁ Disc insertion: It seems that the CD must be inserted 90% of the way until the Vault decides to recognize and the consume the CD for ripping.

    ⦁ Moderately noisy when ripping CDs: The Vault 2i is gives a loud hum when ripping CDs, but its not as noticeable when other sound is present such as a television or AC running.

    In summary, I really enjoy my Bluesound Vault 2i despite its quirks. In my opinion, it's made for those who have fully embraced the world of streaming, and individuals who still are sentimental about their disc collection (primarily me). In my opinion, some design choices regarding the device and app could have improved my overall experience. I wish it contained built in speakers and Wi-Fi. However, the ability to customize so many different things helps me to overlook those flaws.

    Apr 12, 2021 16:48