These speakers are amazing...when they work. Great sound, great look...not so great at the bluetooth, which is sad because its right there in the name.
I have connected these speakers so many times it makes me dizzy, I have contacted customer service over and over again, I have unplugged them and reset them, which I shouldn't have to do... when I spend money on a product, the product should work...
These aren't the loudest speakers you will buy, they aren't Studio speakers, but for desktop speakers that give you some good bass and nice sound without weird noises...they do a darn good job. I just wish they would stay connected.
This last time they disconnected, I cant even get my computer to recognize them at all, so it looks like they will find a new home in the garbage can.
Sure wished I could use Alexa commands for Tidal and Pandora.... great speaker nice sound quality however not being able to use the voice commands to play my music from both apps that re previously downloaded sure do sucks.
Purchased yesterday, hooked up as instructed with RCA cables and no sound obtained an aux cable have sound, my complaint is the remote it doesn't work tried numerous time have to select from bar. Being elderly with severe back problems I cannot bend over to adjust the bar as needed. The price was affordable took and chance hoping it would be what I needed. Thinking about sending it back and getting one from Best Buy around the same price.
I was really excited about this product. I have an Echo Dot and was contemplating purchasing the more expensive Echo with speaker. This looked like a slightly less expensive alternative.
Set up was fairly easy. Once the unit connected to my internet, an update to the latest OS was performed. I was excited to see that Pandora was now an option on the phone app. Sadly, Alexa informed me that this was not option for her. Strike 1.
Not a deal breaker. I simply chose to create an account with Spotify. Once this was completed and I was able to hear some music, I found the speaker quality lacking - not much better than a cheap bluetooth speaker. Perhaps the ability to adjust bass/treble levels via the app would help. Strike 2.
While listening to Spotify, I asked Alexa to "pause" so I could answer my phone. She paused for 1 second and then proceeded to play the song once again. I tried the command several times with the same results. Strike 3.
I am returning the unit today, so cannot testify to the quality of the battery.
The concept here is admirable. However, if your speaker is not truly Alexa compatible, it shouldn't be marketed as such. I'll pay the few extra dollars to get the full experience.
Thanks for the attempt, tho! I'll be watching to see if there are future improvements.
Easy to pair, I have the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus which allows me to connect 2 Bluetooth devices at once, so I ordered two of these speakers and they sound pretty nice. The lights are a nice added touch. My only complaint is the very short USB charging cables. They should have came with 3ft to 6th charging cables. But really wasn't an issue for me because I have a stock pile.
I am very pleased with the iLive soundbar. It has surprisingly good sound and a bass adjustment that really helps give it a full sound. I've had it for 2 years now and have not had any issues. It spends 8 months of the year outside on the covered patio and has not shown any signs of moisture problems.
The detachable satellite speakers really help to expand the coverage area and work well for surround sound. Blue tooth is good and remote works great.
The only issue I have experienced is the left satellite speaker will lose connection and get staticky at times. The charge on the satellites last a good several hours too.
Overall, for the price and quality of sound, I would buy another.
Got this for my birthday and had it installed
Spent a few minutes trying to get it to send a Bluetooth signal and it shut off and never was able to get it to come to life, screen went black. Brand new and broken. Sad is I have no receipt for it.
Rechargeable Battery Needs Improvement & use drxns
Overall this product does its job. I needed a portable unit for walking around in spaces in my home-it works. BUT Batterly life driving me crazy!! Two issues: there should be an option to keep it plugged in all the time-from my knowledge can't do this-must disconnect from power source when battery is charged so can't leave home or forget about it. Must watch over it- this is EXTREMELY ANNOYING! Secondly-does it have "battery memory" like other rechargeables? Do I recharge it after each use OR do I recharge it only when it says"battery is low"??? This usually matters for battery life-can't find answer. What I now do is walk around with it, and if wall socket near by I plug it in and listen. Sound good, it does the Alexa skills I need. Music even in bathroom sound is good. I also own two Amazon Echos...they were 3x's the price. They have a louder volume, a bit clearer tone but for the price this is a good unit, easy set up. BUT PLEASE, iLIVE Electronics, work on this battery and give better useage directions-I would pay more and then it would be a hit!!! Thanx!