I have an epic digital music collection. I’ve collected since 1997 (all legal, of course.) I also subscribe to several music streaming services so I can always keep my playlists fresh and exciting. So I’m not going to settle for mediocre sound. That is why I am thrilled to find the powerful and crisp August Multiroom WiFi Speaker.
This model is a lightweight but an extremely powerful speaker with deep bass and clear sound. It is a multi-room speaker in that it can be brought anywhere wirelessly.
This speaker has several ways to have sound transmitted to it. The first is WiFi. Through August’s easy to use app, you can configure access to your wireless network easily. My wireless has a pretty robust security layer, but it was fairly effortless to configure and stream music over WiFi. This works out fantastically when I stream music off of my desktop in the office and bring the speaker into the kitchen while I’m cooking. It also works via Bluetooth. Pairing the speaking with via Bluetooth is incredibly easy, and it automatically connects after the first time it is set up. If I’m relaxing or taking a spa afternoon, I enjoy using the speaker with a playlist off of my iPhone streamed via Bluetooth. Using it on Bluetooth is also perfect for picnics or other outdoor events where you don’t have WiFi available. Another way to use it off of your iPhone is Airplay, which works very well, and it has an AUX connection to connect directly to a device.
While the rechargeable battery is supposed to last 22 hours, I have used it for far longer between charges. The charges go quite fast (via USB), and the unit can be used while charging, so your unit will never be out of commission.
To get truly fantastic sound, I recommend getting two of these speakers. You can designate them as left and right speakers for a true surround sound.
One of my favorite uses is as a sound system on my TV. I tend to watch a lot of movies on my laptop, with a full satellite and subwoofer system attached, so I’m used to good sound on movies. The sound isn’t terribly good on my TV, but using this speaker adds a nice resonance and depth to the sound when I stream movies.
As I mentioned earlier, the app is easy to use. It lets you configure several streaming services, including Spotify, Tidal, Tune In, and iHeart Radio. I am a big user of Amazon Prime Music, which would be a nice addition, but I haven’t had any problems at all streaming Amazon Music from my devices.
I am thrilled to have found such a versatile and impressive speaker system. I use it daily and plan on purchasing more in the future both for myself and as gifts.
Find the August Multiroom WiFi Speaker at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H5R2XZU
I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review and received compensation for my time and effort. However, my experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine.