@G1 bluetooth mangles music… the way around this is either aptx or aac… starting with bluetooth 4.2 many devices started supporting aac… bluetooth over aac sounds decent… still a slight degradation but nothing as bad as the standard bluetooth audio (SBC)
tl;dr: 4.2 with aac is when it started sounding tolerable, just hoping meh will start getting that crap to sell
@thismyusername See how little I know? LOL To keep down the cases of “I wants” I deliberately try not to keep up. Helps. Somewhat. Of course then if I ever have money I will have massive amounts of research to do… but I will worry about that later.
I like how the buttons on the back have icons printed on them indicating their fairly straightforward functions paired with text right next to them explicitly spelling out said functions. I bet there’s a paragraph or two in the manual that explains what each button does as well.
@Kidsandliz in the app you can link a pair together and specify which plays right channel and which plays left channel when using them as WiFi speakers. In Bluetooth mode you can only play to one of them.
I really want to reverse engineer this protocol and make one of the speakers or a separate device work as a streamer with live input through line in or Bluetooth that then sends to all the others for whole house audio from any source. But there’s that whole time factor. And the necessary delay would be annoying for things like tv, but it would be nice to be able to play the audio from a game on TV out back by the grill or in the garage.
@Durago redirects plus amplify effect because of waves reverberate(?) In small closure before release just like old gramophone. C 4 yourself. Do not over-expect. What you get is what you pay for is true in this case. At least you will not be over paying and save $54.
Honest question… is BEM still a functioning company? I ask because their website store has been “CLOSED FOR MAINTAINENCE” for quite awhile, and there are a large number of their products I’ve seen lately that have no reviews.
I really like BEM, and have about three or four of their speakers. It’d be a shame to see them go under.
@meauxfaux I don’t have these but my other linkplay speakers will act as airplay speakers. I haven’t seen anything with Alexa other than using them with a dot either through bt or aux, which doesn’t get you whole house music through linkplay itself.
Thanks! So I have 5 of the Que speakers I got on Yugster super cheap (like $15 each) and the “main” one that is the subnet connection point will show up on my iPhone under airplay. Problem is, nothing will play via airplay. I think it’s down to the Linkplay firmware version, which is reported to be older on my speakers. I would bet that since these Meh speakers are “officially supported” by Linkplay, that that wouldn’t be an issue here.
I’m vaguely tempted, but honestly, I hate to say it, but I just want a normal, run of the mill speaker dock with aux in. I’ve got one of the JBL On Beat Micros from back during speaker dock Fridays hooked up to an Echo Dot and it’s perfect! Just picked up another Echo Dot, and now I need a speaker for it… doesn’t need to be battery powered, hell, I don’t WANT it to be battery powered because that’s one more thing to fail.
Sometimes I regret NOT buying things on Meh, and get disappointed when said items don’t make their way to Morningsave. For example, when the 43 and 40" 4k monitors came around, I was like “man, that’s exactly what I’ve been looking for, but it’s a little rich for my blood…” Fast forward a few weeks and I’m still kicking myself for not pulling the trigger.
Oh well, all I can hope is that these deals come around again!