Introduction to Wireless Speaker ReviewsWireless speakers are a sort of sub-set of active speakers. They are self- powered but receive the audio signal via a wireless/radio frequency carrier. One method uses a proprietary system which requires a complementary sending unit to interface with conventional wired connections. These boast virtually delay free operation and are thus suitable for the various channels of a multichannel system. Other systems use open standards such as WiFi to receive audio from a computer or mobile device. These will tend to have significant lag and are better suited to casual stereo or background music enjoyment.
The Yoyo L is exactly what Cambridge claims it to be: An All-In-One Home Audio System. riced at $399.99 USD, the Yoyo L is the largest of Cambridge’s Yoyo..
Solis Audio has got you covered. The Solis Audio SO-8000 Stereo Bluetooth Vacuum Tube Audio System is a 17 W vacuum tube stereo system that combines sophisticated looks with retro styling and great sound. It is designed to be a plug and play affair getting you enjoying all of your favorite music quickly with no fuss.
The KEF LS50W (“W” for wireless) is a fully active set of bookshelf speakers based on KEF’s award-winning LS50 compact reference monitors. For an extra $700, the $2199 LS50W looks to add a ton of value and performance, including dual-mono bi-amplification, wireless streaming, upsampling D/A converters, full DSP controls, a dedicated app, and a remote control.
The MartinLogan Crescendo X is a stylish looking and great sounding networked speaker that can bring you your music from a variety of sources, whether they be wired or wireless. It incorperates the latest Blutooth functionality, is AirPlay certified and can be controlled in depth through the DTS: Play-Fi app on either Android or iOS devices.
Whole-house audio gets easier and better with each new product introduction. Today I’m looking at the Bluesound Pulse 2 All-In-One Streaming Music System. It combines a BluOS streaming player with a DirectDigital tri-amplifier, premium speakers, and support for nearly every music format including MQA. It’s the ultimate in convenience, quality sound, and high-end styling. The lifestyle audio product genre may have to shoot for a newly elevated benchmark.
The Mass Fidelity Core is an attempt to bring holographic, stereo sound from a single, small speaker that connects to Bluetooth sources. Mass Fidelity utilizes advanced acoustic technology to produce outstanding sound, and smart design to deliver a whole house audio solution.
Sonica marks OPPO’s first venture into wireless audio speakers. With so many wonderful products produced by OPPO in the past, the Sonica carries great expectations. Today I’ll shed some light on whether Sonica is a worthy player in the high-end...
The Paradigm PW 800 is the current top-of-the-line speaker from the Paradigm Premium Wireless (PW) Series. It is a fully powered stereo speaker with built-in Anthem Class-D amplifier that is capable of streaming lossless audio wirelessly...
OPPO has just released their Sonica wireless wi-fi speakers. They sound terrific. You can get one and, because of the number of drivers, set the single speaker to play stereo, or you can get two of them, and set one to be the left channel and the other...
Yamaha’s newest wireless speaker, the WX-030, boasts MusicCast whole-house wireless connectivity, streaming via Ethernet, and convenient pairing with your smartphone via Bluetooth. The speaker offers high sound quality usually unavailable with wireless speakers.
It’s difficult to avoid clichés when reviewing excellent speakers, in this case excellent tiny speakers. The self-powered Emotiva Airmotiv 3b’s are smaller than any speakers I own or have owned, but these super-convenient Emotivas definitely hit above their weight.