This speaker is capable of excellent, LOUD, clean sound!
I like to play hi-res audio files. There are certain bluetooth codecs, such as aptX, that support the transfer of large amounts of data needed for hi-res (you still don't get true hi-res but it's better than basic bluetooth). This speaker uses the lowest level codec and to my ear, bluetooth mode sounds pretty weak.
The speaker does support full hi-res (up to 24 bit-192kh), when connected via USB to a computer. In that mode, it sounds fantastic.
I actually bought two of them and was planning to run them over wifi, in stereo, via the DTS Play-Fi app. It turns out that wifi / Play-Fi was supported only on the original Three, not the Three II. Klipsch seemed to go out of their way to obscure this fact (normally you get new features, not simply lose existing ones w/ the 2.0 version). I was way bummed but a found a good solution.
I'm running the two speakers, in stereo, via a wifi preamp (Yamaha WCX-50), using the RCA connectors (pro tip: go with subwoofer cables-- they are longer and shield noise better). Even though technically I'm using only half of each speaker and I can't get full hi-res, the sound is ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! This setup results in the best sounding stereo I've ever owned and I've owned a lot.
I even went so far as to buy a third one to use as both my computer speakers and my tv soundbar. The computer and tv are near each other so I use USB for the computer and RCA from the tv.
PROS: 1) Looks awesome. I prefer the walnut finish (the ebony is a finger grease magnet). 2) Sounds great over USB and RCA. 3) Even with no wifi option, lots of versatility. I love the fact that it has a grounded turntable option even though I don't own a turntable.
CONS: 1) Wifi went missing from previous version. 2) Substandard bluetooth codec. 3) One of my speakers powers off after it's idle for awhile; the other doesn't. Not sure which one is behaving correctly.
EDIT: I upgraded the WXC-50 to an Arcam rPlay and now it sounds even better-- pure musical bliss!!
|包装尺寸||43.18 x 29.21 x 26.67 cm; 5.86 公斤|
|包装清单||Power cord, Manual, Remote, Speaker|
|保修说明||1yr labor, 1yr parts|