@username Apple airplay and Google cast are probably the closest things to a standard for WiFi speakers. I know the QFX WiFi speakers I bought from here showed up as airplay targets. The app was still needed to get them set up on the WiFi.
you know what? I got the Syren pro last time. It kicks ass but I was a little disappointed after reading that it kicks even more ass when paired with a second Syren and you get some amazing, water resistant, just enough thump, stereo sound.
But now? It kick all the asses, every last one of them. While my pool is closed for the season, come next year - ass kicked everwhere!
Finally, something from Meh that I can write off as a business expense! The railroad museum I work at needs a small, but decent-sounding, Bluetooth speaker to play the in-house railroad-themed muzak on. The Aud Air will fit that bill.
Help please! If I have my phone plugged into one speaker in the house, using an AUX, can the Syren speaker pick up the bluetooth signal for the same music on the back porch, and is this a fussy maneuver or just pair it?
To play any sort of “live” music coming in on a cable over WiFi, something will have to turn the music into a stream. I worked through this a while back and the easiest solution I got was to feed the aux in signal to a computer to encode the audio and put it out, either via airplay or as basically an internet radio stream.
But the good news is if your phone is your music source, then the app will already stream the music you’re playing to the speakers over Bluetooth or wifi as appropriate. You only need the live solution if you want to feed music from, say, a turntable, the TV, or your house party DJ into the wireless speakers.
That Syren appears to be no bueno. F on fakespot and way too many complaints about battery life/charge. That coupled with the fact ios and android only thru their app is a deal breaker. Pass. Worthy of note these are manufacturer closeouts. Reading between the lines of reviews little wonder why. Add to that they talk every time they are powered up. My cheap security cams do that and I can’t even understand the “English” that they are attempting to speak. It freaks me out after a power outage. I think we are being invaded.
Got my Syrenpro today and it does sound good enough for the price, but that constant battery low message is quite annoying. Hopefully this is not an extremely old new stock and the battery will take a charge, but eventually when the battery does go bad, it means you can’t simply keep using it as a powered speaker without that constant annoyance. I understand making the announcement when on battery, but it shouldn’t be necessary when on AC power.
@caffeine_dude Yeah mine did eventually finish charging as well, it’s just unnecessary for it to announce battery low so much when charging. I also found the volume is noticeably lower when on battery. You can tell when you plug or unplug the power while playing music, but is still plenty loud enough for home and occasional poolside use.