Top Best 12 Wireless Home Speakers in December 2021

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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
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    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.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • 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
    3
    Bose
    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
    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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • 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
    Sony - Premium Glass Sound Speaker - Silver
    Description

    Transform your space with the crystal-clear 360° sound of the LSPX-S3 Glass Sound Speaker that adds ambient illumination to any room with an inviting, candle-like LED light..

    16 Features
  • Fill every corner of the room with 360-degree sound: Place the Glass Sound Speaker anywhere in your room. The entire organic glass tube vibrates and delivers exceptionally clear sound that spreads 360 degrees, so you hear crystal-clear sound wherever you are in the room.
  • Exceptional sound clarity from an organic glass tube: Three actuators vibrate the organic glass tube, turning the entire surface into a speaker. Unlike the directional sound of conventional tweeters, the cylindrical shape of the glass tube delivers precise sound quality from every angle.
  • Well-balanced midrange: The built-in 46mm speaker provides powerful midrange.
  • Clear high tones: The organic glass tweeter has a large surface area to deliver room-filling sound across long distances. Organic glass creates a beautiful atmosphere just like a glass lantern.
  • Clear bass: An optimized passive radiator provides clear low-end notes.
  • Stylish, to match your interior: With a satin finish and clear organic glass tube, the Glass Sound Speaker is crafted to match your style.
  • Flickers just like candlelight: In Candlelight mode, the illumination flickers just like a candle - choose between a bright light or a delicate flicker to suit the mood.
  • Instantly change the atmosphere: With 32 levels of brightness available, you can find the right light for your space and create the perfect atmosphere.
  • Bluetooth connectivity: Connect to your devices seamlessly using Bluetooth technology.
  • LDAC: for the transmission of High-Resolution Audio content: LDAC allows you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional sound quality near to High Resolution Audio. LDAC provides an enhanced wireless listening experience for all your music, the way the artist truly intended.
  • Battery life up to 8 hours: Enjoy up to 8 hours of battery life in Bluetooth® mode or plug in for longer listening.
  • Sleep timer: Set the sleep timer to listen while falling asleep. Time can be controlled in the Sony Music Center app. Set it to the default of 60 minutes, or create your own timer anywhere from 15 to 120 minutes.
  • Stereo pairing: By wirelessly connecting two glass sound speakers, you can enjoy clearly separated stereo sound
  • Amplify the sound with Party Connect: Enjoy the same song with Party Connect. Connect up to 100 compatible wireless speakers with BLUETOOTH technology and the music and lights sync-up so everyone dances to the same beat. (Compatible models: SRS-XP500, SRS-XG500, SRS-XB43, SRS-XB33, SRS-XB23)
  • Take control with Sony Music Center app: Download Sony Music Center app for iOS or Android to remotely control brightness and music or set Sleep timer.
  • Take it everywhere: The Glass Sound Speaker is highly portable. Take it around the house with you, the Glass Sound Speaker sounds great wherever you place it in the room.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Shae, 8 out of 10
    Small Stature, Large Sound

    I really wasn’t sure what to expect because I haven’t seen this or any previous versions displayed anywhere. Packaging gives the appearance of a larger unit than it actually is.

    It was super easy to set up. Just charge the unit and sync your devices bluetooth and you’re ready to go. So anytime you turn on the unit, it should auto sync to your device and play whatever is playing. Just beware that if you open a voice text or play a video on your device, everyone will be able to hear it. So you have to disconnect from the sync to go back to private.

    It’s a beautiful piece and that’s where I believe it shines. It’s more of an aesthetics type of speaker but I can’t deny that for such a small speaker, the bass response is pretty darn good. For its size, the sound is clear, responsive, and does fill the room to an extent. If you have a large open space, It’s still effective, however having another one on the opposite side would be great. It has the ability to link to compatible Sony speakers.

    The highs, mids and lows are great. I truly can’t complain about the sound. Sony hit the mark on that note. I wouldn’t go playing heavy metal music or anything similar on this device. That’s just my opinion. I would save that music for one of their larger speakers. But for me it sounded best with Smooth Jazz, oldies, classics, earlier to mid hip hop, pop, and other similar genres.

    Surprisingly enough, for its stature, the base of the unit is heavy. Which I like, so that way it’s much harder to tip over around normal instances, such as bumping into furniture moving to another location, handling when in operation and even kids.

    The light feature is cool, but slightly gimmicky. It’s the easiest to operate as it’s a touch feature, instead of pressing like the other buttons. You can slide your finger left or right to change intensity. Hold your finger on it to change flicker settings. I was most excited about the light music sync feature but i don’t think it actually works. I spent way too much time trying to get that to work. The light never flicked to the beat of my music. It is a nice soft campfire-ish light. It won’t light the house but this would be amazing to have if the lights ever go out. Something to note is that Sony is etched into glass so placement is important when close to walls and lit at night. You shouldn’t have the back of unit facing front anyways but I figured I should mention it.

    There are a few missed opportunities to make this an even better speaker…

    There are NO Play, Pause, Skip, Go Back buttons. Which I get because we can use our phone. However, not everyone will be attached to their phone while operating the device once they choose and set their music. If you put your phone down and are doing other activities and a song or ad comes on that you would like to skip, you have no choice but to locate your phone instead of touching the unit itself if you’re nearby.

    Another huge disadvantage is it is not a smart device. For a speaker with this price point it should be smart, especially if there’s lack of control buttons. I would prefer to speak to my assistant and control my music that way. “Hey _____, skip song.” There is an app that can be used alongside the speaker but I don’t see myself using it much. You are able to adjust a few things with the speaker. It’s not needed to operate.

    We don’t need to answer calls from this. They have a phone button but no play and pause. That baffled me. Once again, I would have to walk up to it to answer it. The buttons are located on the backside. You have to turn or pick up the unit to press the button to answer. I don’t see this feature being of much use to most people, unless it’s placed in the middle of a coffee table, nightstand or side table.

    It would be great to be able to control the music from my phone, but still able to use my phone to watch a quick video or listen to a message or have a call without it interrupting or broadcasting on the device. That forces me to disconnect the Bluetooth connection. Also, I have to turn on/off the unit manually not just to conserve battery, but anytime I want to listen on this device. I have other speakers I never have to touch, unless to charge, I can just play a song anytime and cast it to certain speakers. I never have to disconnect from them. I’m able to have calls and do other things on my phone without interruption. This should be able to do this.

    For visuals I like that the buttons are placed on the rear of the unit. However, this isn’t a speaker you want to handle all of the time. The fragile glass makes it more of a decorative piece, we shouldn’t have to constantly touch/move to operate. Implementing some sort of tap commands or feature for operating would’ve been great, IMO.

    The best use for this speaker is for more relaxed vibes. Saturday or Sunday mornings, eating with your beau or yourself, romantic evening were this is unobtrusive and disappears into the background. This is not a party speaker.

    I listed several things that should be addressed or even considered for their next release, but even with those drawbacks, I still believe it deserves 4 stars. It’s a darn good speaker. It’s loud and audible. Each sound and note is clear. The added light is a bonus, especially in dark situations. It’s a set the mood speaker. It’s easy to use. It disappears into your surroundings and it’s a great convo piece, that produces amazing 360 degree sound.

    I like how speakers no longer have to be a big black rectangle oddly placed, taking up space in a room. I appreciate these new speaker designs that are more like art, in a sense, or decorative accessories that seamlessly fall into place.

    Oct 03, 2021 06:30
  • Review by Chuck, 10 out of 10
    Stylish speaker with good sound

    This Bluetooth speaker is a very stylish product that not only looks great, but delivers very good sound. There is no assembly; I thought the glass tube might need to be attached, but that wasn't the case, the speaker was ready to go right out of the box. It was quite a bit heavier than I was expecting, but that's to keep the unit from tipping. I placed the speaker on a table in the middle of a small table in the living room and was pleased with how well it looked. It doesn't look like a speaker, but more like a modern oil lamp, so it fits right in with other home decor. Pairing was simple, and using the Sony Music Center app, I was able to control every aspect (volume, lighting, sleep timer, power) of the speaker. All of the features can also be controlled by buttons on the speaker itself, except for, surprisingly, a set of buttons for play/pause/skip ahead/skip back. The sound from this speaker is quite good, especially for the size of the unit, and the sound is equally impressive in a 360 degree circle around the speaker. Initially, I was impressed with the clarity of talk radio over the speaker, but I wasn't that impressed when playing music. However after turning on bassboost in the app and using equalizers in streaming apps, I was able to get very nice sound with good bass and crisp highs. The 'candle' feature is nice, especially as mood lighting, but as stated earlier, I would liken it more to a flame from an oil lamp than a candle.

    In short, I really like this speaker. It might not be for everyone, but if you're looking for a stylish speaker with good sound, that doesn't really look like a speaker and fits into the decor of any room, you should try this product.

    Sep 28, 2021 21:51
  • Review by BryBryJ, 10 out of 10
    Great looking and sounding speaker

    The Sony LSPX-S3 is a unique looking speaker with one of the best sound quality I've heard in a bluetooth speaker.

    The aesthetics of this speaker is entirely unique and a design choice that makes it stand out amongst the competition. The original S1 reminded me of old nixi tubes and this new S3 generation looks like they combined that design with a modernized lantern. This look is even more present in the lighting feature the glass tube has, which has different options and settings like simple lighting and candle flicker (my favorite is candle flicker set to match music rhythm). The only thing I wish that Sony would do to change the aesthetics is adding more color options. The brushed silver is currently the only available color and it looks great, but the lantern design makes me want to see it in copper/rose gold and matte/iron black.

    The sound quality on the LSPX is nothing short of magnifique. It is such a clear and crisp sound that I'm hearing things I didn't hear before in songs I've been listening to for years. It such an awesome sound quality that I've found myself running it all night just to listen to music when I sleep. The glass tube gives it the power to put out a 360° sound coverage and it fills a room. The bass is a bit underwhelming, but it has a bass boost options that you can control, however it is limited to just On and Off. I would like to see in future models more control over this setting, but it's still an awesome sound. The speaker is also able to connect to another LSPX-S3 and turn your mono to stereo sound. The speaker is easy is set up and use. The lightning, sound, and music is controllable all through the Sony Sound app.

    There are only two negative things I can say about the speaker. The glass tube is the center of the sound quality, but this means if it gets damaged then you compromise the speaker. The glass isn't tissue paper weak, but I don't think you could drop it from a counter onto the ground without cracking it or shattering it. So if you have pets or kids that knock stuff over alot or you're a clumsy type then be warned you might ruin your speaker by damaging the glass tube. Also the price point is pretty steep when compared to other bluetooth speakers on the market. This price point reflects the sound quality so I'm not surprised it was going be high but still it's not something that I could easily overlook.

    Overall, I love the speaker. It's a pricey purchase but the old saying goes "you get what you pay for" and the LSPX-S3 is a premium quality bluetooth speaker for the money.

    Oct 12, 2021 21:18
  • Review by gadgeTT, 6 out of 10
    Unique, High Quality, Good Sound

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    This is a really novel and unique product that fills a niche for a device that creates ambience with both audio and lighting. It sounds good and looks good, but at this price point there are many other portable bluetooth speakers and separate lighting options that would work just as well if not better. If you have a lot of romantic dinners or want to set a mood, this is for you. Everyone else might want to move along.

    Pros:

    * Excellent build quality

    * Heavy enough base that it won’t easily tip over

    * Light and glass tube give it a unique appearance

    * Good sound quality

    Cons:

    * Tricky buttons

    * Missing Play/Pause button

    * Glass tube makes it semi-fragile

    * App works but is not very easy to navigate

    * A tad confused about what it wants to be

    Summary:

    I have many battery-powered bluetooth speakers; some are rugged for outdoor use while others are more portable for travel use. This Sony speaker is battery-powered meaning that it is not intended to be stationary or near a power outlet. It has a unique feature of a glass tube that not only is used to enhance the audio, but also light up a room with a candlelight flicker or a consistent light of various intensities. It looks like a sci-fi version of a camping lantern.

    Setup was as straightforward as any Bluetooth speaker these days; press the “Bluetooth” button to enable pairing and then add it to your device of choice (phone, etc.). There is a companion app from Sony to adjust settings which isn’t necessary for typical use. There are individual buttons for Power, Volume Up/Down, and answer/end calls. A capacitive strip for controlling the LED lamp’s intensity and modes is not labeled at all which is why there is a removable sticker to indicate its use. By the way, I’m not sure why this has a dedicated button for answer/ending calls as I don’t see that a typical thing you’d do with this, but that’s Sony for you. On the bottom of the unit is a button to enable/pair Bluetooth and a button to set the sleep timer. What is missing is a play/pause button.

    The unit is significantly heavier than one might expect; presumably to keep it from tipping over and damaging that pretty glass tube. At 2.5 pounds, it’s quite heavy. The main housing is solid metal that feels really well-made. Between that, the glass tube and the cloth surrounding the buttons, this really looks like a high-quality statement piece.

    I’m guessing the main intended use is as a music and light source to set the mood for a romantic dinner or fun afterwards. Sure, you can also use it a standard speaker, but again, there are so many less expensive and better sounding options out there, you’d probably only do that as an afterthought.

    The sound quality is quite good for its size with deep bass, nice middle and clear highs (thanks to the glass tube being used as a resonator) as one might expect at this price. Due to its shape, the sound does fill the room. You can even buy more of these and link then as stereo pairs or as multiple units in a large room. The LED is a nice gimmick but I wouldn’t buy this unit for just that.

    Battery life is a respectable 8 hours with the LED on bright or longer at lower volumes and without the light on. Recharging is done via USB-C on the side. BTW, Sony really should work on their Quick-Start guides. They have all the necessary information but are just not as friendly and approachable as other brands.

    Overall, this product is a nice speaker and has some unique features. It definitely is a conversation piece that can set the mood, but it’s not for everyone nor is it a replacement for a more “standard” portable bluetooth speaker.

    Sep 25, 2021 17:16
  • Review by HoMi3, 10 out of 10
    Modern day speaker

    So you are looking for a modern day piece of art to add to your home collection? You also need a good Bluetooth speaker? Well here you go! The design is what draws people's attention but the surprise comes when you start playing music and then you just amaze your guests. Now for being a "not your ordinary wireless speaker" this thing plays music and sounds pretty good. I'm not a huge audiophile but the way you can hear voice and beats clearly is what wows me. For me, the sweet spot is at about 65 or 80 percent loudness. The bass is pretty good but still weird that the sound travels through glass. The ambient, adjustable, candle like light is a neat feature that again draws attention to your modern decorative speaker.

    Sep 29, 2021 20:28
  • Review by amarks94070, 10 out of 10
    Nice “Ambiance” BT Speaker

    Love this little speaker. You’re not buying this for earth-shattering bass. What you’re going to get is the Sony sound quality you’d expect in a compact, portable package. The “candlelight flicker” functionality is really cool and makes a lot of sense for this unit. Great sound and solid build quality you’d expect from a Sony.

    We’ll be using this as a nice tabletop low profile speaker for the backyard table when we’re eating outside and want some ambient background music without having to crank up the big yard speakers.

    I gave it 5 stars because I’m so pleased with the sound and quality of the unit, but if I could take off a half star, I would due to the lack of a USB AC adaptor. C’mon Sony, you could have easily dropped that in the box. Not happy that I had to spend 45 minutes searching for one in my garage.

    Oct 03, 2021 20:27
  • Review by MigDigital, 10 out of 10
    Tiny device delivering crafted experience

    Review of Sony LSPX-S3

    The tiny speaker made of sturdy metal frame accented with glass tube comes with crafted sound level.

    As small it is, its crisp sound but filling the space sound is noticeably can feel the crafted work behind the scene to put together high quality hardware and software.

    With medium level of volume can feel how it fill the space giving the feeling of surrounded. Naturally this is in the context of small speaker hence it has its own limit. But it doesn’t feel short. Moreover when it is used with different modes of lights and effects.

    Light effect are from flickering paired to music or stable. Its effect is toward the candle light but bit more brighter would say.

    Its control is done via Sony Music Center App for light effect and sound control. What found interestingly curious of the control of volume, the max volume is 31 as reaching to the max. It is the number Sony has used to indicate the maximum level that seems interesting.

    To remark on bluetooth, it support some of standard and profiles, as per extract from its manual (https://helpguide.sony.net/speaker/lspx-s3/v1/en/contents/TP1000430936.html)l:

    -Supported BLUETOOTH version: BLUETOOTH standard, version 5.0

    -Supported BLUETOOTH profiles:

    —A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile): Enables transmission and reception of high-quality music contents.

    —AVRCP (Audio Video Remote Control Profile): Enables volume adjustment and operations to play/pause music and skip to the beginning of the next/current track.

    —HSP (Headset Profile)*: Enables phone call making and mobile phone operations.

    —HFP (Hands-free Profile)*: Enables hands-free phone call making and mobile phone operations.

    Details like pairing, using application its straight forward, not much to describe. The only use case observation is where its control of volume is placed that takes some guess work although the same can be controlled with volume of the mobile device. The volume control is placed on the bottom right side with Bluettooth connection indicator icon.

    The speaker for what is is deliver great experience and invite to the moment more you use, It feels as one of nice to have gadget if its price is not an issue.

    Sep 26, 2021 12:31
  • Review by NatureLover2, 10 out of 10
    Unusual Glass Speaker with Great HD Sound

    The LSPX-S3 Glass Sound Speaker is unusually styled for the higher end audience. Though I am not an audiophile, I find the sound produced by this glass speaker to be crisp, clear and pleasing. I have tried it Bluetooth connected to my television, stereo and computer and have witnessed the 360 degree, high definition surround sound it produces with the LDAC codec.

    The unusual addition of a LED lantern-type light with Candelight mode adds ambiance to a dimly lit room. Very nice.

    Oct 06, 2021 18:17
  • 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
    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
    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 - 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
    Harman Kardon - HK Citation 100 Google Voice Speaker - Black
    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 Donofdon, 10 out of 10
    The real deal

    This speaker is the real deal. When ever i play it the entire bookshelf is shaking the bass coming out of this small speaker is unreal

    Nov 13, 2021 16:32
  • 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
  • 9.8score