Overall really impressed, have been dubious about single speakers kicking out enough volume and sounding too mono, but this has some sort of clever technology that creates stereo sound so it sounds like more than one speaker playing the music, the bass is really deep - previous players I’ve had have really lacked bass but you can feel it through the floor. One really good feature is that you can adjust the volume that Alexa speaks back at you which I don’t think you can do on the Sonos speakers, so you aren’t stuck with Alexa shouting back at you when you have the volume turned down, my mate has a Sonos One and was gutted when he heard this Riva, it wipes the floor with it. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
We bought an Echo a couple of years ago and really loved the Alexa system. However the sound quality was fairly poor with no real bass to speak of.
Incidentally I was at a friends house who had a Sonos One with Alexa built in, I didn't realise there were better quality speakers out there, with Alexa, and was very impressed by the sound difference compared to the Echo. So the search was on for a better 'Alexa' enabled speaker with more punch! After a lot of research, the few reviews on this RIVA Concert (a couple stating that sound quality was better than the Sonos) I decided to buy. WELL I'M VERY IMPRESSED! Not only is it super versatile to connect to (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplay etc - also has an Aux in and USB Socket) but it also gives the option to buy a battery pack. You can play tracks with heavy bass loudly, with no distortion and really feel it. The treble and mid-range is also very good.
I'm very happy with this purchase and would highly recommend to anyone looking for an excellent sounding Alexa enabled speaker, which is still small enough to be discreet. Five stars all day
I bought this to be used in our kitchen. So size was important so as to be fairly discreet. Setup was very simple as there are instructions staring at you when you open the box. I downloaded the app and was up and running instantly. If you have an Amazon account, then the option to get 'Alexa' enabled is provided during setup and all worked as you'd expect first time. I initially stood the Riva in the centre of the kitchen and was very impressed by how well it filled the room, and the clarity and detail of the sound (especially low mids) was superb. I was a bit concerned with the overall bass (or lack of) as the volume increased, but as soon as I moved it against the wall it came to life. Fantastic bass extension for something so small! Having the option of bluetooth and airplay is a great addition, and these worked seamlessly. Another welcome feature is the ability to connect a hard drive or USB stick directly and play music without the need for wifi etc. A future investment is definitely the optional battery to allow it to become portable with either a USB attached or streamed to via bluetooth. Great sound, great feature set, and will definitely be buying another...recommend it for sure.
We have a Sonos speaker in our kitchen, and we use it quite a lot and really like it so we decided we’d like one in our living room. While looking at the latest options I came across the RIVA which seemed to me to be like the Sonos but with Amazon Alexa functionality too so I went for it and we’ve been really pleased with it. We’ve linked it up to our Spotify account so we can ask it to play pretty much whatever we want and there’s no messing around with the phone which is fantastic. You can use Amazon Music too so you don’t have to have Spotify. The sound is excellent and the unit itself looks really smart. The RIVA logo glows in different colours for different operations which is cool too. It was dead easy to set up and using it is really simple. Basically you just talk to it. My daughter and I play trivia quizzes on it and make it do fart noises when my mother-in-law is over. She loves this. Overall the RIVA has brought only joy into our lives. I have nothing negative to say about it. Goodbye.
I bought this to replace a Sonos speaker I’ve had for a while and I’m so glad I did! I listen to music most of the day and the sound quality is noticeably so much better than my Sonos speaker! I’m actually really impressed! It’s crystal clear at its loudest volume and doesn’t distort like some other speakers I’ve tried. The bass sounds fab too - for such a little speaker it really packs a punch! I bought the white one and it looks really good in my kitchen. I’m looking forward to having it in time for the Christmas period for belting out all the classics! I’ll definitely be buying another soon. 5 stars all round!
This little speaker delivers everything it promises, it works perfectly with my iPhone playing Amazon music and iTunes libraries. The sound quality is about as it is possible to get with digitally streamed music and there is a credible stereo image. Alexa can be a bit irritating, but the three microphones can be quickly turned off, so Alexa isn't able to intrude...
I purchased this on the basis of the Amazon reviews. However found it difficult to set up and connect with Wi-fi. However Riva support was good and managed in the end. Doing a factory re-set (pressing << and microphone ) solved it.
I've tried products from various big names but had either to return or sell these due to problems with the speaker or the software. This one surprised me right out of the box, ease of setup, great Alexa integration, great Spotify integration, great sound quality and connectivity. You can play High res music even from a USB pen drive making this a very versatile device. I've even hooked it up to the TV for better sound from the telly. Great purchase well worth the price.
Our family love this wireless speaker! The sound is fantastic for such a compact and sleek design. I use Apple Music via Bluetooth. It also works with Amazon Music and Spotify or USB. We bought the RIVA concert because although we like our Alexa devices (Echo and Echo Show), the audio quality is lacking. With this speaker it’s like night and day and the microphone can hear us incredibly well. The kids are always asking it to play their favourite songs.
I've purchased quite a few Bluetooth speakers over the years, but so pleased that I chose RIVA, I can honestly say it exceeds all others and the best I've ever owned! I always have music playing and I wanted to find a replacement that not only allowed me to play my Amazon Music but also connected to ALEXA. Its perfect for both, and my partner also uses it with his iTunes. The sound quality is amazing (both indoors and outdoors) The RIVA app is also really easy to use.
I know there are other speakers out there that sound good but, for me, the simplicity of setting up and the quality feel of this product make it truly premium.