They must have been faulty, my units sound great and as good as my Sonos play 3!
Excellent deals,got the R1,R100 plus battery pack , the sound is very good and not far away from Sonos,also bought the soundbar and S2 from ebay which are also a steal,solid build on all units and sound is terrific.
Returning units - I ordered the R1 and the R100 + battery pack for £149.98. Just set it up and the sound is really disappointing. The case rattles and there is distortion as well as sounding really tinny. I have just sent email to Roberts requesting the units are collected and I am refunded. I also posted the same comment on the other highlighted deal.
How is the sound quality and bass on this speaker compared to, say, the Anker Soundcore Boost?
If you could link two speakers to create a stereo speaker set up without needing a WiFi network I would be all over the 150 deal