Top positive review
Great value and sound but a bit clunky interface
28 August 2018
Most people reading this will want to know how this compares to Sonos, so I'm gonna use that as a baseline.
I bought 1 Symphony and 2 Rhythms at the same time.
The sound quality is good, but lacks the depth of sound or punch of a Sonos. But the sound is very good nevertheless, the sound can be turned up quite high, enough for a small party using 1 Symphony. Turning the volume all the way up does give some distortion, around 90% of the slider was the most I could go.
The one thing that lets this down, compared to the Sonos, is the user interface. For example one small but massive potential improvement would be to have a list of favourite stations on Tunein. You can save 4 pre-sets on the device and select the using the 4 buttons on the top (which also shows up on the app) but having more saved on the app would be a great help.
Spotify is controlled through the Spotify app itself, you will find that your speakers appear as a device on the Spotify app. Having everything controlled within the Jam app would be better in my opinion, rather than switching around. However, this is something which can be updated in the future, should the manufacturer choose to do so.
The massive selling point is the price. This is literally a fraction of the price of Sonos. I got 1 Symphony and 2 Rhythms for less the price of a Sonos1. You can kit the whole house out for £340 (2 Symphony, 4 Rhythm). The maximum number of speakers you can have is apparently 8 so bear that in mind.
Overall this is a great product, not quite a good as a Sonos but the price more than makes up for this.