Acoustic Solutions Airplay 20W Speaker £13.99 delivered @ Argos ebay
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Acoustic Solutions Airplay 20W Speaker £13.99 delivered @ Argos ebay

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Found 29th Jan 2016
Not the best but cheap enough
**** PRICE AMENDED FROM £15.99 ON 5/2/16 ******
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Mmm...quality sound...
I brought one as a present, not that bad at all to be fair.

Great price.
Bought one. If it's great, I'll be picking up more.
Is it a lightning connection?
hbjatuk

Is it a lightning connection?


Looks to be through "AirPlay"and the cabled connectivity is Aux.
ordered
cheers OP
Just bought it:)

Thanks Op!
Just bought 2, have a couple of airplay devices already and they work a treat. If these behave similarly I'll be happy. Aware the sound quality may not be the best but for bedrooms and the current solution of my phone at max volume isn't much to live up to.
These are fine, not as good as my Bose but then not in that price range, this is a steal!
darrylstott1

These are fine, not as good as my Bose but then not in that price range, … These are fine, not as good as my Bose but then not in that price range, this is a steal!


Wait, what? These £16 speakers not as good as your Bose ? Damn.
mcdarius

Wait, what? These £16 speakers not as good as your Bose ? Damn.



Tragic ain't it!
And I just binned my Bose. Not up to what I expected.
Can you rename this ?
Bluetooth?
Do i need it, no. Did I buy it, yes.
gkempik

Looks to be through "AirPlay"and the cabled connectivity is Aux.



​Ta. I had one before which had the old style connection at the top which popped out and was pretty good.
Its arrived! Very pleased.
Its a heavy quality speaker and the stereo separation surprised me at the distance I listened from.
Sod playing 100s of pounds for Sonos
muttyhc

Bluetooth?


Apple Airplay only, so you need an idevice
Yup, my two arrived today. Very pleased all in all, look smart, pretty solid, sound good at the low volumes I've tried (though the loud beep when they connect to the network is mildly irritating) and easy enough to setup. Have 3.5mm aux - not tested, usb (works with lightning connector on my iPhone 6) plus airplay obviously. Couldn't see in instructions how you rename them from "Bertie177xxx" but since I knew my other airplay devices broadcast a Web page I found the ip address they'd been assigned by the dhcp router, navigated to each devices address in chrome (or whatever) and you can rename and also assign static ip and wireless settings. Might help someone.

Minor bugbears would be:
1. They don't appear on the airplay list unless you power them on with the button each time (they time out and go into standby after a little while). My yamaha amp and boston mc200air remain visible and auto power on once selected to play. An inconvenience, nothing more.
2. At least one suffers from a very slight wireless interference. When on but not playing there's a very quiet hiss that can be heard when stood next to it - inaudible once music is on and def goes when in standby.

For £16 I'm very happy even with the cons mentioned. There's no other airplay (not Bluetooth) speakers I've found that come close in terms of price and they do a decent enough job.
unhappybunny

Can you rename this ?



See my previous comment, in short...yes, obvious...no!
fubar888

Yup, my two arrived today. Very pleased all in all, look smart, pretty … Yup, my two arrived today. Very pleased all in all, look smart, pretty solid, sound good at the low volumes I've tried (though the loud beep when they connect to the network is mildly irritating) and easy enough to setup. Have 3.5mm aux - not tested, usb (works with lightning connector on my iPhone 6) plus airplay obviously. Couldn't see in instructions how you rename them from "Bertie177xxx" but since I knew my other airplay devices broadcast a Web page I found the ip address they'd been assigned by the dhcp router, navigated to each devices address in chrome (or whatever) and you can rename and also assign static ip and wireless settings. Might help someone.Minor bugbears would be: 1. They don't appear on the airplay list unless you power them on with the button each time (they time out and go into standby after a little while). My yamaha amp and boston mc200air remain visible and auto power on once selected to play. An inconvenience, nothing more.2. At least one suffers from a very slight wireless interference. When on but not playing there's a very quiet hiss that can be heard when stood next to it - inaudible once music is on and def goes when in standby.For £16 I'm very happy even with the cons mentioned. There's no other airplay (not Bluetooth) speakers I've found that come close in terms of price and they do a decent enough job.



Thanks! That's great advice on renaming & static ip. Mine arrived today. Super pleased. Trying to decide if I buy three more or four more!!
ZapGod

Apple Airplay only, so you need an idevice


You can airplay off android, loads of apps available. You can also airplay from iTunes and use your android device as a remote.
egg1000

You can airplay off android, loads of apps available. You can also … You can airplay off android, loads of apps available. You can also airplay from iTunes and use your android device as a remote.



Interesting. For an android only user (and windows on the PC) how can I use this for network and android phone/tablet music playback? Do I have to use iTunes (not my fav app!). Thanks.
beastman

Interesting. For an android only user (and windows on the PC) how can I … Interesting. For an android only user (and windows on the PC) how can I use this for network and android phone/tablet music playback? Do I have to use iTunes (not my fav app!). Thanks.



​No you can stream music directly off the Android device or off a NAS drive using many apps (or shared media folder on your PC). bubble cast, allconnect, allcast, ezcast are all pretty effective. Infuriatingly none work well with Google music and airplay, which is where all my music is.
I received mine today what a quality speaker thank you
Now even cheaper. Original post amended to show the new price reduction of £2.
My 2 have just arrived.

Great speaker, decent sound for the price. Only 2 niggles are : Can't change the name of the speaker and it goes on standby after a while if nothing's playing. This means to AirPlay music from your phone you need to press the on button on the speaker first. The on button is on the back of the speaker too. It would of been better on the top or front.
You can change the name (see above), and I agree it would be better if they would wake up automatically. Bought three. At this price, I feel like buying one for everyone I know. Great speaker!
TRIXXY DIXXY

My 2 have just arrived.Great speaker, decent sound for the price. Only 2 … My 2 have just arrived.Great speaker, decent sound for the price. Only 2 niggles are : Can't change the name of the speaker and it goes on standby after a while if nothing's playing. This means to AirPlay music from your phone you need to press the on button on the speaker first. The on button is on the back of the speaker too. It would of been better on the top or front.



I bought three at this price. Did firmware update on one of them and now it doesnt go to sleep. Also if I power it off from mains it reconnects to wifi when I switch on the mains.
metalheadkicks

I bought three at this price. Did firmware update on one of them and now … I bought three at this price. Did firmware update on one of them and now it doesnt go to sleep. Also if I power it off from mains it reconnects to wifi when I switch on the mains.



That's great news. Where can the updated firmware be found?
metalheadkicks

I bought three at this price. Did firmware update on one of them and now … I bought three at this price. Did firmware update on one of them and now it doesnt go to sleep. Also if I power it off from mains it reconnects to wifi when I switch on the mains.



Please can you post a link to the updated firnware, I couldn't find anything...?
Edited by: "fubar888" 13th Mar 2016
Doesn't sound like a firmware update is a good idea!
Well I've googled for ages but can't find any mention of a firmware update for this speaker. Current firmware is from 2013.
Would love to get the firmware update. Please post a link
Any update on firmware?
slim08

Doesn't sound like a firmware update is a good idea!



Why because no one can find it oO

Please can you post a link to the updated firnware, I couldn't find … Please can you post a link to the updated firnware, I couldn't find anything...?



Apologies for late reply.
All I did on one of the 1st units I received (I got 3) was click on update on its webpage, it seemed like it was loading something and then the unit automatically rebooted. After restarting ( I had to re-pair with Wifi) I noticed it stayed online always and never went offline. I tried to do the same procedure on the other two units and noticed the update page asks you to select a firmware file. Since then, I have this one unit that never sleeps and the other two always sleep in a couple of minutes of inactivity, which is weird.
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