The Portable Wireless SmartSpeaker (A1) TWIN PACK with Apple AirPlay
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- VOTED #1 Wireless Speaker by The Independent. Totally portable wireless speaker using Apple AirPlay technology that streams high resolution audio through your home Wi-Fi network from your iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch and iTunes (on a Mac or PC).
- Apple AirPlay is already built into your iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch and iTunes (on a Mac or PC) so no additional equipment is necessary when operating SmartSpeakers.
- With two or more SmartSpeakers enjoy the ONLY TOTALLY WIRELESS spatially separated switchable STEREO AirPlay system using iTunes on a Mac or PC. Use multiple speakers independently of each other, whilst running on the same network, enabling you to stream different audio from different Apple devices at the same time.
- Long-life rechargeable lithium-ion battery with over 10 hours playtime. Will also operate when connected to a mains power outlet.
- Stream locally stored audio from your iPhone or iPad to multiple speakers using the WHAALE app.
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Have you got a Hi-Fi but want to listen to your music around the house and outside? Don't let the power cable get in your way. The Portable Wireless SmartSpeaker (A1) TWIN PACK with Apple AirPlay can perform as a great stereo sound system when playing audio from iTunes on a Mac or PC.
Stream audio simultaneously to multiple speakers around the house and enjoy the ONLY spatially separated switchable stereo AirPlay system using iTunes on a Mac or PC. Use the free REMOTE App on your iPhone, iPad, iPad mini or iPod touch to control song choice and volume. Use the SmartSpeakers as a stereo system by simply selecting the Left (L) switch on one and Right (R) switch on the other located on the rear of the speaker.
Additionally use up to five SmartSpeakers independently of each other, whilst running on the same network, enabling you to stream different audio from different Apple devices at the same time.
Using an Apple device, press play in the App, (including Spotify, YouTube, Sky Go, BBC iPlayer and TuneIn Radio) and listen to uncompressed audio through a SmartSpeaker. It works with the latest iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPod touch and iPad Air with no need for any other equipment. You can simply continue to text, surf the web and check emails while you play audio from your device.
With an ultra-efficient, patented high powered amplifier, one Portable Wireless SmartSpeaker (A1) is able to deliver superb high resolution audio for up to 10 Hours without being connected to a mains power outlet.
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Great quality, full and clear with simple setup.
Solid and sturdy, feels substantial. Battery life is good lasting as long as my iPad on one charge.
Easy and quick with iPad and iPhone, perfect for apple equipment.
I have tried a few other Bluetooth and AirPlay speakers and these are easily the best.
An essential buy for holiday or summer garden entertainment.
The set up is incredibly simple via an iPad or iPod touch and, most importantly, the sound quality is excellent. I play music through an iMac and the stereo functionality through the iMac a bonus. The only negative at the moment is that the batteries seem to drain even when switched off, so after a few days of inactivity they still need recharging. I understand there's a software update imminent so hopefully this may fix this.
Would I recommend these speakers? Absolutely, I don't see anything as good or as beautiful to compare to these on the market.
Set up was easy-ish! It took me about 20 mins to get both speakers working, the first one was really easy but the second one was a bit more tricky to hook up to my wi-fi network. However eventually iI got it working fine. The instructions were nice and clear so top marks for that too.
I eagerly selected my first song to play, having set one speaker upstairs and one downstairs. As the song kicked in I had to adjust the volume and very quickly the disappointment began...
The music was muffled and very flat sounding so I looked at the instructions to see if I could adjust the treble and bass to my liking. There is no way to adjust these settings other than at the source via iTunes which I had already done. To be honest the sound these things emitted was worse than my internal speakers on my 2009 iMac. I tried placing the speakers at different angles and heights and moved them both to the same room but they still sounded quite ropey.
For the price, they look solidly built and look great but if its great sound you're after then look elsewhere. If AQAudio can improve this then I would look at buying again but on this occasion I am returning them for a refund.
The only upgrades I would like to see are having the option of leaving the speaker ready to receive permanently when not plugged in and being able to control more than one speaker through Spotify without having to use the computer and Airfoil.
But build and sound quality are excellent. Highly recommended.
The sound quality is very good but as has been said before, there isn't much bass.
The speakers are not cheap but I think they are worth it for the facilities and flexibility they offer. I would recommend these AQ speakers and the company. Their website is really good and the support videos with help for setting the speakers up is very good. I am really pleased with this purchase.
Unfortunately for me, these were not the wireless speaker solution I was looking for...
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