STARTECH.COM DisplayPort Cable – 50 ft / 15m – Active – 4K DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable – DP Cable – Active DisplayPort Cable – Does what it says in the description

Allows extension of earphones with mic and remote. I recently purchased some bose qc-20i earphones, which have a rechargeable battery about 2′ from the headphone jack. Not only is it impractical, but its only going to be a matter of time before the wires get worn and fail. Hence i wanted a cable extension to get around the problem. Bose dont sell one that is compatible and allows the of the mic and remote controls. This cable works perfectly and i am extremely pleased. Will it last the test of time?. But for £4 i dont mind if it lasts a year. Rather £4 than £220 for some new qc-20i’s.

Mac (mdp/thunderbolt port) to 27′ apple cinema display (mdp) — solution. (using additional adaptors). As per the title, trying to connect mac to cinema display over a 10m distance. How, i asked myself, given the apple display’s have built-in short cables?first i tried this passive inline 10m dp-dp (m-m) cable:http://www. Uk/gp/product/b001kw8u40did not work. Likely because only passive, hence had to return to amazon accordingly. Then i swapped the inline passive 10m cable, for this active startech 10m dp-dp (m-m) cable [~£60, which works just fine (though cost nearly double unfortunately). All in, the cables cost me nearly £100 to get the mac to cinema display — that’ll teach me to use apple display’s with their built-in cablesthe set-up that worked for me, to get a thunderbolt port (on my mac mini, 2012) to 27″ apple cinema display across a 10m distance, i used these cable set-up:mac mini 2012 thunderbolt port (f)>using>startech mdp-dp (m-f) adaptor [~£10]http://www. Uk/gp/product/b0055pko3i>to>this startech active 10m dp cable (m-m) [~£60]>to>circuit assembly dp-mdp adaptor (f-f) [~£30: £10+20 shipping — i had to import from circuit assembly’s us website](tip: make sure you only select the fedex shipping option at the shipping estimator stage, not the more expensive options later-on at final check-out, they have a minor bug there)http://estore. Com/products/5-inch-mini-displayport-female-to-displayport-female-coupler. ]

Perfect extension for earphones which have built-it microphones/remotes. Perfect extension for earphones which have built-it microphones/remotes. A perfect example is using bose quietcomfort 20i’s with an iphone where the bose noise-cancelling circuit/battery is very close to the end connector. Here are the specifications for the STARTECH.COM DisplayPort Cable – 50 ft / 15m – Active – 4K DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable – DP Cable – Active DisplayPort Cable:

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  • Connect DisplayPort-equipped devices up to 15m away with no signal loss
  • 15m DisplayPort Cable / DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable / Active DisplayPort Cable / DisplayPort Male to Male Cable
  • Active DP to DP Cable 2560×1600 / Black 15 meter / 50 feet
  • Built-in active amplifier circuitry / Thin Cable
  • High-quality 32 AWG wire construction / Guaranteed reliability backed by a 2-Year warranty

I’ve both denon and akg headphones which come with weak extension leads which break. Thus i’ve bought quite a few short headphone extensions. These are defo the best value by a long way. Cheaper ones always very think and stiff and often have a really think surrounding to the input socket. There are some good expensive ones, but these are the best value.

It doesn’t lose the sound quality.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Lead to reach tv from seater at average range home
  • Great extension lead for earbuds with microphone
  • Excellent High Quality Cable

It’s look like a long durability cable.

Great for travel (train/plane) when conected to a tablet to. Solid connections with clear audio and no loss of sound quality – have used connected to an audio splitter with clear audio and no loss of sound quality. Great for travel (train/plane) when conected to a tablet to watch a film etc.

Excellent high quality cable. Excellent quality cable solid build quality well worth the money. I got mine to extend my mic connection on my pc so i did not have mess around the back of my pc all the time i use it for my turtle beach x12 headphones. Worked perfectly an excellent cable.

I gave this a 5/5 because there is honestly nothing wrong with them, and they do/are exactly as described. 5mm 4 pole male to female headset extension cable. Then i highly recommend these. I used them for my turtle beach earforce z11 headset (another great product) and there was no detectable loss of sound, not that i am an expert.

Lead to reach tv from seater at average range home. Great length, of cord wire,as now one can be sat furtherst away from the tv and have batman ear phones on, watching the dvd, for educational values, without having the sound on for all to hear. We can choose either way, the extension lead does not alter the sound in any audible, way??its not noticeable, and the level in volume, seems to be the same on the portable dvd player, if the headphones, came with a lead the same as in my dark ages, there was never any reason, to purchase such a lead,as they should be long enough eith out the extra cost lol these do as it says.

Great for travel (train/plane) when conected to a tablet to. Solid connections with clear audio and no loss of sound quality – have used connected to an audio splitter with clear audio and no loss of sound quality. Great for travel (train/plane) when conected to a tablet to watch a film etc.

Niche, but great at what it does. There’s not much i can really say about this, however it is a lovely piece of kit. I use it for when i want to extend my astro a40 headset cable to use in bed (since i have the mixamp connected to the pc and consoles), and it just keeps the same amazing sound i’ve come to expect with the a40s. It’s a niche product, but if you have a need to extend a 4-pin 3. 5mm cable, this will do the job well.

It’s look like a long durability cable.

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QED Reference Audio 40 Interconnect – Such an improvement

Connected it between my ifi idsd and a ifi ican se running my mrspeakers ether cs (oh yeah). This was an upgrade from my audioquest forest interconnects although i still use a aq cinnamon usb into an ipurifier 2 to feed the dac. And i was sceptical at the outset. Rounded, fuller sound with much more base extension (so much so that i have turned off the bass boost). The ether c is known for being a little bass shy and i agree (see my review on head-fi) but this cable really pairs well with these headphones, warming them up generally without losing definition and articulation. Also, and this is not important, but the cable is beautifully made.

I haven’t burnt these cables in yet, so i can’t speak of their sonic properties yet, so four stars, but they do sound very clear and open on first impressions. I’ve docked them another star for how awkward they are to fit to a hifi unit. After struggling and completely failing to get them on, i noticed that on the back of the small round label that was loosly tied to the cable there are diagrams that suggest you loosen the outer shroud, fit them on to hifi unit, then tighten the shroud up. All well and good, unless like me you have a cyrus amplifier, with connections packed close together. Trying to tighten the shrouds on any but the first pair with your fingertips requires the dexterity of a concert pianist, along with the fingertip grip and strength of a world champion nose picker.

Pricey but excellent quality and worth it i think. Pricey but excellent quality and worth it i think. Made a significant improvement to the sound quality compared with an ordinary non-specialist over-the-counter lead. Used for analogue signal from matrix audio mini-i pro dac to yamaha rx-a660 amp.

This is a v special cable which lifts your music from colour rich sound to ultra hi def sound. It’s build quality is second to none. A must buy for all audiophiles. Sweet clear high sound and worth every penny.

Just to clarify nobody has asked me to provide this review nor am i some kind of audiophile or fan boy. However when i’m impressed with something this much i feel the need to let others knowyou hear it all the time. ‘expensive cables are a waste of money’ and in some cases that would be right. Upon recommendation from a friend of mine to upgrade my phone cables to get a better sound out of my denon cd player and amplifier i finally splurged out and thought i’d give these a go after reading the what hifi reviews. They came very quickly from ‘futureshop’ and after listening to the first cd i instantly noticed a richer fuller and sound which had so much more depth. I was extremely skeptical about this purchase but the proofs in the sound. Every cd i now listen to is so much more pleasureable.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Simply wonderful
  • Wowworth every penny!
  • What a transformation!! 100% worth the high price!!!

Connected it between my ifi idsd and a ifi ican se running my mrspeakers ether cs (oh yeah). This was an upgrade from my audioquest forest interconnects although i still use a aq cinnamon usb into an ipurifier 2 to feed the dac. And i was sceptical at the outset. Rounded, fuller sound with much more base extension (so much so that i have turned off the bass boost). The ether c is known for being a little bass shy and i agree (see my review on head-fi) but this cable really pairs well with these headphones, warming them up generally without losing definition and articulation. Also, and this is not important, but the cable is beautifully made.

This product seems ok, but i ordered the wrong length of cable (my fault) so it is useless to me. The connection method is fiddly. For all the great reviews this product had – i couldn’t discern a great deal of difference between this and a much cheaper cable.

In addition to high quality cables, the lock mechanism is really nice.

I run a high-end cyrus-linn-tannoy system. I’ve owned various cables over the years and was looking for something tonally neutral and well constructed, as is my system. After purchasing a 3m length to run from cd to pre-amp, i was so impressed that i bought 2 of these 0. If your system is harsh or bass-heavy, this is not the cable to cure it. It will only highlight poorly matched components. If you are running serious kit, the tonal neutrality and superb build quality will impress. You will need to spend a hell of a lot more to beat this excellent interconnect.

Excellent product, does its job well, recommended.

Excellent product, does its job well, recommended.

Excellent interconnect very good very transparent good detail tight bass.

Remarkable improvement in the overall sound. I’m not an audiophile listener, however, my set-up has stepped up with this cable. My best piece of advice for who are looking for an affordable, usually forgotten item to improve, is to buy this or any other high-quality cable. This one is worth of the price. My stereo sparks now: broader scale, improved detail and definition, more agility because the sound is more cohesive and better transmitted.

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QED Reference Audio 40 Interconnect – A special cable !

My previous interconnect was performance 2 again by qed, which i’ve been listening to for like 3 years and thought it was time for an upgrade as i found it to be kind of sounding thin, although i was pleased with its overall performance. After reading countless reviews of numerous rcas and tested similar priced ones from chord & audioquest, i must say that this cable is in a league of its own – an extremely rich, detailed sound with enormous sound stage. Out the box you immediately notice the difference – at first i thought there was too much bass, but after a couple of days the sound became really balanced and neutral – and yes, there are the vocals – so dramatic. I am so impressed how drastic everything in my system changed, given the fact that my previous cable was almost in the same price range and from the same brand. This will be very, very hard to beat.

Connected it between my ifi idsd and a ifi ican se running my mrspeakers ether cs (oh yeah). This was an upgrade from my audioquest forest interconnects although i still use a aq cinnamon usb into an ipurifier 2 to feed the dac. And i was sceptical at the outset. Rounded, fuller sound with much more base extension (so much so that i have turned off the bass boost). The ether c is known for being a little bass shy and i agree (see my review on head-fi) but this cable really pairs well with these headphones, warming them up generally without losing definition and articulation. Also, and this is not important, but the cable is beautifully made.

Fantastic clarity wonderful all round sound. Here are the specifications for the QED Reference Audio 40 Interconnect:

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  • Flagship interconnect from QED
  • Silver-plated oxygen-free copper
  • Asymmetrical twisted pair geometry
  • Complimentary Conductor Technology
  • ANALOCTM Locking RCA Plugs

As expected – a brilliant cable.

Simply superb,highly recommended.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Simply wonderful
  • Wowworth every penny!
  • What a transformation!! 100% worth the high price!!!

Simply superb,highly recommended.

Remarkable improvement in the overall sound. I’m not an audiophile listener, however, my set-up has stepped up with this cable. My best piece of advice for who are looking for an affordable, usually forgotten item to improve, is to buy this or any other high-quality cable. This one is worth of the price. My stereo sparks now: broader scale, improved detail and definition, more agility because the sound is more cohesive and better transmitted.

Remarkable improvement in the overall sound. I’m not an audiophile listener, however, my set-up has stepped up with this cable. My best piece of advice for who are looking for an affordable, usually forgotten item to improve, is to buy this or any other high-quality cable. This one is worth of the price. My stereo sparks now: broader scale, improved detail and definition, more agility because the sound is more cohesive and better transmitted.

A solid heavy cable but it didn’t sound any better than my old atlas cable. I sent it back,not worth the price imo.

This is the first review of an amazon product i have written and i get about 50 deliveries a year (mostly music – some hi fi related) this did not ought to work. Just light passing through a cable, any cable will do do ok?. This is the one of the best upgrades i have ever made and the second best value for money upgrade ( acoustic panels for the room since you asked). I have heard lyrics that have defeated me for years. It delivers a rounded sound that means i can play louder without fatigue – it is musical – a real find – buy without hesitation.

A solid heavy cable but it didn’t sound any better than my old atlas cable. I sent it back,not worth the price imo.

I run a high-end cyrus-linn-tannoy system. I’ve owned various cables over the years and was looking for something tonally neutral and well constructed, as is my system. After purchasing a 3m length to run from cd to pre-amp, i was so impressed that i bought 2 of these 0. If your system is harsh or bass-heavy, this is not the cable to cure it. It will only highlight poorly matched components. If you are running serious kit, the tonal neutrality and superb build quality will impress. You will need to spend a hell of a lot more to beat this excellent interconnect.

Fantastic clarity wonderful all round sound.

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Roberts Radio Roberts R-Line S2 Smart Wireless Speaker System – Well connected, great sounding speaker.

Well connected, great sounding speaker. . This is a really impressive speaker. I set it up easily – you connect to it via wifi and set it up on your network. From there you can use your smartphone as a remote control to play internet radio to the speaker (or stream spotify premium, but as i don’t use this i can’t comment on its performance). It’s very easy to use; if grouping speakers or using alone you can select ‘left’, ‘right’ ‘normal’ or ‘wide’ modes from a switch on the back, and there’s even – helpfully – an easily accessible ‘reset’ button to use when changing networks. Connectivity is brilliant – not only does it connect easily by wi-fi, but it can also be hard-wired to the network using an rj45 cable, and will play music through a 3. 5mm jack connector or over bluetooth – it’s good to have lots of options. Build quality – reassuringly solid. While it’s not a small speaker, it’s heavier even than i expected. Sound quality of course is the most important thing.

Great product from roberts. . I currently have a sonos set up of sonos 5 and 3 speakers and i think this is easily on a par with the sonos 5 units i have. It sounds clear and has a good bass sound. Unfortunately i have not had a chance to try these linked up as i only have one unit but they are easy to set up over wifi and the simple buttons on the back for resetting are a welcome change. I also like the presence of the ethernet port on the back which makes connections to the internet very easy. The app functions well and to be honest roberts is a brand i like and trust and i suspect if i was looking at my speaker set up in the future i might be tempted to go in this direction over the sonos products i have. My only issue is with not just this speaker but these speakers in general and that is price – they are all so expensive. This is a nice product which although quite large and heavy looks good and works well with spotify. If they discount this away from the £279.

Solid performer but there’s better out there for less cost. The r-line series is roberts foray into the high end modular speaker system market dominated by sonas. Roberts have a hard task on their hands because they have priced themselves slightly above the cost of the market leader so their kit needs to be a cut above. Sadly these aren’t quite at the level of sonas on looks, sound quality or in expansion. Out of the, lavish and expensively black, box the r-1 certainly looks the part, with a nice quality grill surrounding three sides (although the speakers are actually only of the traditional front facing variety so the grills on the sides are for aesthetics only) and a nice colour coded led shining through which describes which mode the speaker is in (purple for radio, yellow for spotify etc), only the ever so slightly cheap looking silver coloured top belies roberts less than luxury origins. The top has just four buttons; power, two volume, one selector/bluetooth connector and a factory reset. The rear of the speaker has a power supply input, wired internet option, a 3. 5 jack input and a switch to enable the speaker to be used alone or as part of a stereo speakerset up, together with a normal or wide option. Set up is easy once you have downloaded the generic undoc app which isn’t roberts specific and its via this that you control the speaker; radio presets are easy to assign and there’s a nice link to spotify. Everything else has to be done by the bluetooth connection which also works well.

Expensive but fairly easy to set up. This was an absolute cinch to set up (which given the trouble i had setting up a similar speaker from a different manufacturer, is an absolute godsend. I’m looking at you, panasonic). Once you’ve downloaded and set up the undok app then it shouldn’t take too long before you’re up and running. Sound is pretty good – as it had better be given the £280 price tag. While audiophiles can probably reel off a long list of better speakers, for the average man or woman in the street (normal people in other words) £280 gets you a lot of audio bang for your bucks.

Standing a little over 7 inches high, and just under 5 inches wide and deep, this s1 multi room speaker from roberts is an ideal size to fit discreetly on your bookcase, or anywhere else for that matter. It’s size and weight make it effortlessly transportable wherever you want to go, but is it any good?. Bluetooth connection was easy using several different sources, and if you don’t have bluetooth, you cn connect your device via the aux socket on the back of the s1. Sound quality is excellent, with great bass, treble and mid range. It’s so good in fact that you wouldn’t believe something so small was capable of it. We tried various types of music from soft classics to heavy metal, and were impressed at how versatile, and how faithfully the s1 reproduces sound. It is ideal for a small room, although for a larger space i would definitely recommend two of these, used as a stereo pair, power comes via mains, and it’s a shame the s1 doesn’t have it’s own battery pack. This would have been useful for outdoors use, making the s1 that bit more versatile. If you are looking for a small single room speaker, or a multi room set up, i would definitely recommend trying the s1.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Great sound from such a compact package
  • A tremendous quality product that will satisfy the serious ear!
  • Amazing sound quality

Well connected, great sounding speaker. . This is a really impressive speaker. I set it up easily – you connect to it via wifi and set it up on your network. From there you can use your smartphone as a remote control to play internet radio to the speaker (or stream spotify premium, but as i don’t use this i can’t comment on its performance). It’s very easy to use; if grouping speakers or using alone you can select ‘left’, ‘right’ ‘normal’ or ‘wide’ modes from a switch on the back, and there’s even – helpfully – an easily accessible ‘reset’ button to use when changing networks. Connectivity is brilliant – not only does it connect easily by wi-fi, but it can also be hard-wired to the network using an rj45 cable, and will play music through a 3. 5mm jack connector or over bluetooth – it’s good to have lots of options. Build quality – reassuringly solid. While it’s not a small speaker, it’s heavier even than i expected. Sound quality of course is the most important thing.

Setting up and using it with the undok app is straightforward, even on an old ipad 2. I set up about 10 metres away from the router, and the s2 picked up the wifi signal without any problems. The sound was strong, clear, and impressive for both talk and music radio streamed from the internet. I mainly used undok to control station choice and volume. I found i had to lower the apparently default volume when i played any radio station. I didn’t want to set up a spotify account in the interests of keeping my life simple (and my online presence to only what i would choose as necessary). I do still have my ipod classic, so i may look into the possibility of using the s2 with that. This could make a good speaker for a house party — the sound quality’s good, it’s quite compact and easy(er) to place (than a larger speaker), and you can control it via an ios or android device, which means you don’t have to get up from the table or the armchair to change the music or volume.

Solid performer but there’s better out there for less cost. The r-line series is roberts foray into the high end modular speaker system market dominated by sonas. Roberts have a hard task on their hands because they have priced themselves slightly above the cost of the market leader so their kit needs to be a cut above. Sadly these aren’t quite at the level of sonas on looks, sound quality or in expansion. Out of the, lavish and expensively black, box the r-1 certainly looks the part, with a nice quality grill surrounding three sides (although the speakers are actually only of the traditional front facing variety so the grills on the sides are for aesthetics only) and a nice colour coded led shining through which describes which mode the speaker is in (purple for radio, yellow for spotify etc), only the ever so slightly cheap looking silver coloured top belies roberts less than luxury origins. The top has just four buttons; power, two volume, one selector/bluetooth connector and a factory reset. The rear of the speaker has a power supply input, wired internet option, a 3. 5 jack input and a switch to enable the speaker to be used alone or as part of a stereo speakerset up, together with a normal or wide option. Set up is easy once you have downloaded the generic undoc app which isn’t roberts specific and its via this that you control the speaker; radio presets are easy to assign and there’s a nice link to spotify. Everything else has to be done by the bluetooth connection which also works well.

Very good, but a couple of points to watch. I received this and put it in my kitchen, mainly for use as an internet radio (the dab signal is a bit iffy here) and also for streaming music. There are a couple of things to watch. First of all, it needs a really good wifi signal (there is the option of an rj45, but that wasn’t right for me) otherwise it can be difficult to pair with it (even if already paired with it). The other problem that i noted while using the wifi was that it stopped working whenever the microwave was on. The issue here was that it was too close (only about 4 feet) from the microwave and this was preventing a good wifi connection. Moving it to the other end of the kitchen has solved this issue. The other issue was streaming music from another device. I set up the twonky server on my nas but, although it could see it, it could not see any of the music. I suspect that this is a twonky issue rather than this speaker.

Great sound from such a compact package. Lovely sound from such a compact unit. Maybe not the very best but bloody good lovely deep bass also recommend.

Standing a little over 7 inches high, and just under 5 inches wide and deep, this s1 multi room speaker from roberts is an ideal size to fit discreetly on your bookcase, or anywhere else for that matter. It’s size and weight make it effortlessly transportable wherever you want to go, but is it any good?. Bluetooth connection was easy using several different sources, and if you don’t have bluetooth, you cn connect your device via the aux socket on the back of the s1. Sound quality is excellent, with great bass, treble and mid range. It’s so good in fact that you wouldn’t believe something so small was capable of it. We tried various types of music from soft classics to heavy metal, and were impressed at how versatile, and how faithfully the s1 reproduces sound. It is ideal for a small room, although for a larger space i would definitely recommend two of these, used as a stereo pair, power comes via mains, and it’s a shame the s1 doesn’t have it’s own battery pack. This would have been useful for outdoors use, making the s1 that bit more versatile. If you are looking for a small single room speaker, or a multi room set up, i would definitely recommend trying the s1.

Great product from roberts. . I currently have a sonos set up of sonos 5 and 3 speakers and i think this is easily on a par with the sonos 5 units i have. It sounds clear and has a good bass sound. Unfortunately i have not had a chance to try these linked up as i only have one unit but they are easy to set up over wifi and the simple buttons on the back for resetting are a welcome change. I also like the presence of the ethernet port on the back which makes connections to the internet very easy. The app functions well and to be honest roberts is a brand i like and trust and i suspect if i was looking at my speaker set up in the future i might be tempted to go in this direction over the sonos products i have. My only issue is with not just this speaker but these speakers in general and that is price – they are all so expensive. This is a nice product which although quite large and heavy looks good and works well with spotify. If they discount this away from the £279.

Setting up and using it with the undok app is straightforward, even on an old ipad 2. I set up about 10 metres away from the router, and the s2 picked up the wifi signal without any problems. The sound was strong, clear, and impressive for both talk and music radio streamed from the internet. I mainly used undok to control station choice and volume. I found i had to lower the apparently default volume when i played any radio station. I didn’t want to set up a spotify account in the interests of keeping my life simple (and my online presence to only what i would choose as necessary). I do still have my ipod classic, so i may look into the possibility of using the s2 with that. This could make a good speaker for a house party — the sound quality’s good, it’s quite compact and easy(er) to place (than a larger speaker), and you can control it via an ios or android device, which means you don’t have to get up from the table or the armchair to change the music or volume.

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Roberts Radio Roberts R-Line S1 Smart Wireless Speaker System – Well connected, great sounding speaker.

Setting up and using it with the undok app is straightforward, even on an old ipad 2. I set up about 10 metres away from the router, and the s2 picked up the wifi signal without any problems. The sound was strong, clear, and impressive for both talk and music radio streamed from the internet. I mainly used undok to control station choice and volume. I found i had to lower the apparently default volume when i played any radio station. I didn’t want to set up a spotify account in the interests of keeping my life simple (and my online presence to only what i would choose as necessary). I do still have my ipod classic, so i may look into the possibility of using the s2 with that. This could make a good speaker for a house party — the sound quality’s good, it’s quite compact and easy(er) to place (than a larger speaker), and you can control it via an ios or android device, which means you don’t have to get up from the table or the armchair to change the music or volume.

Great product from roberts. . I currently have a sonos set up of sonos 5 and 3 speakers and i think this is easily on a par with the sonos 5 units i have. It sounds clear and has a good bass sound. Unfortunately i have not had a chance to try these linked up as i only have one unit but they are easy to set up over wifi and the simple buttons on the back for resetting are a welcome change. I also like the presence of the ethernet port on the back which makes connections to the internet very easy. The app functions well and to be honest roberts is a brand i like and trust and i suspect if i was looking at my speaker set up in the future i might be tempted to go in this direction over the sonos products i have. My only issue is with not just this speaker but these speakers in general and that is price – they are all so expensive. This is a nice product which although quite large and heavy looks good and works well with spotify. If they discount this away from the £279.

Solid performer but there’s better out there for less cost. The r-line series is roberts foray into the high end modular speaker system market dominated by sonas. Roberts have a hard task on their hands because they have priced themselves slightly above the cost of the market leader so their kit needs to be a cut above. Sadly these aren’t quite at the level of sonas on looks, sound quality or in expansion. Out of the, lavish and expensively black, box the r-1 certainly looks the part, with a nice quality grill surrounding three sides (although the speakers are actually only of the traditional front facing variety so the grills on the sides are for aesthetics only) and a nice colour coded led shining through which describes which mode the speaker is in (purple for radio, yellow for spotify etc), only the ever so slightly cheap looking silver coloured top belies roberts less than luxury origins. The top has just four buttons; power, two volume, one selector/bluetooth connector and a factory reset. The rear of the speaker has a power supply input, wired internet option, a 3. 5 jack input and a switch to enable the speaker to be used alone or as part of a stereo speakerset up, together with a normal or wide option. Set up is easy once you have downloaded the generic undoc app which isn’t roberts specific and its via this that you control the speaker; radio presets are easy to assign and there’s a nice link to spotify. Everything else has to be done by the bluetooth connection which also works well. Here are the specifications for the Roberts Radio Roberts R-Line S1 Smart Wireless Speaker System:

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  • For use as a single speaker or part of a multi-room system.
  • Stereo speaker with Wi-Fi & Bluetooth connectivity to stream from your PC or smartphone
  • Access millions of songs via Spotify Connect
  • Can be used as either a left or right speaker in a stereo set-up
  • NFC for easy pairing.

Well connected, great sounding speaker. . This is a really impressive speaker. I set it up easily – you connect to it via wifi and set it up on your network. From there you can use your smartphone as a remote control to play internet radio to the speaker (or stream spotify premium, but as i don’t use this i can’t comment on its performance). It’s very easy to use; if grouping speakers or using alone you can select ‘left’, ‘right’ ‘normal’ or ‘wide’ modes from a switch on the back, and there’s even – helpfully – an easily accessible ‘reset’ button to use when changing networks. Connectivity is brilliant – not only does it connect easily by wi-fi, but it can also be hard-wired to the network using an rj45 cable, and will play music through a 3. 5mm jack connector or over bluetooth – it’s good to have lots of options. Build quality – reassuringly solid. While it’s not a small speaker, it’s heavier even than i expected. Sound quality of course is the most important thing.

An impressive and versatile speaker. . The new roberts r-line is a collection of premium multi-room speakers offering an an alternative to sonus. You can use them individually or as part of a multi-room wireless streaming system playing the same music in every room or different music in each room. They offer more flexibility though allowing you to stream across wi-fi or bluetooth. You can play your music collection from your pc or smartphone access or stream via spotify connect or internet radio. The s2 speaker is quite a large speaker that can be used on its own or two can be set up as a stereo pair. It has a height of 185mm, width of 290mm and a depth of 120mm and is quite heavy but feels well made and solid. It has control buttons on the top which can be tricky is it is slotted into a cabinet. The black and silver finish is attractive and it has a real feel of quality. It is supplied in an impressive branded box along with a comprehensive instruction booklet and a power supply.

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  • Great sound from such a compact package
  • A tremendous quality product that will satisfy the serious ear!
  • Amazing sound quality

Expensive but fairly easy to set up. This was an absolute cinch to set up (which given the trouble i had setting up a similar speaker from a different manufacturer, is an absolute godsend. I’m looking at you, panasonic). Once you’ve downloaded and set up the undok app then it shouldn’t take too long before you’re up and running. Sound is pretty good – as it had better be given the £280 price tag. While audiophiles can probably reel off a long list of better speakers, for the average man or woman in the street (normal people in other words) £280 gets you a lot of audio bang for your bucks.

A tremendous quality product that will satisfy the serious ear. This model has a rubberised base and four small feet that both isolate it from what it stands on as well as giving it great grip. There is sound mode switch at the back which allows you to toggle between normal and wide, which makes a noticeable difference. This speaker offers tremendous sound quality. Having auditioned quite a number, this product is right up in the top of its range. Bose make a model for well over a hundred pounds more that isn’t as good. The sound pressure level you can achieve with this tiny speaker is excellent, that means that whatever genre of music you listen to you can fill a small room with good sound. Bluetooth connection only took a minute and remained stable, wifi connection was also available, as well as an auxiliary 3. 5mm for devices that do not have wireless connection. The prime source for this test was my windows phone and the roberts speaker excelled on every track.

Well connected, great sounding speaker. . This is a really impressive speaker. I set it up easily – you connect to it via wifi and set it up on your network. From there you can use your smartphone as a remote control to play internet radio to the speaker (or stream spotify premium, but as i don’t use this i can’t comment on its performance). It’s very easy to use; if grouping speakers or using alone you can select ‘left’, ‘right’ ‘normal’ or ‘wide’ modes from a switch on the back, and there’s even – helpfully – an easily accessible ‘reset’ button to use when changing networks. Connectivity is brilliant – not only does it connect easily by wi-fi, but it can also be hard-wired to the network using an rj45 cable, and will play music through a 3. 5mm jack connector or over bluetooth – it’s good to have lots of options. Build quality – reassuringly solid. While it’s not a small speaker, it’s heavier even than i expected. Sound quality of course is the most important thing.

Great sound from such a compact package. Lovely sound from such a compact unit. Maybe not the very best but bloody good lovely deep bass also recommend.

Standing a little over 7 inches high, and just under 5 inches wide and deep, this s1 multi room speaker from roberts is an ideal size to fit discreetly on your bookcase, or anywhere else for that matter. It’s size and weight make it effortlessly transportable wherever you want to go, but is it any good?. Bluetooth connection was easy using several different sources, and if you don’t have bluetooth, you cn connect your device via the aux socket on the back of the s1. Sound quality is excellent, with great bass, treble and mid range. It’s so good in fact that you wouldn’t believe something so small was capable of it. We tried various types of music from soft classics to heavy metal, and were impressed at how versatile, and how faithfully the s1 reproduces sound. It is ideal for a small room, although for a larger space i would definitely recommend two of these, used as a stereo pair, power comes via mains, and it’s a shame the s1 doesn’t have it’s own battery pack. This would have been useful for outdoors use, making the s1 that bit more versatile. If you are looking for a small single room speaker, or a multi room set up, i would definitely recommend trying the s1.

Expensive but fairly easy to set up. This was an absolute cinch to set up (which given the trouble i had setting up a similar speaker from a different manufacturer, is an absolute godsend. I’m looking at you, panasonic). Once you’ve downloaded and set up the undok app then it shouldn’t take too long before you’re up and running. Sound is pretty good – as it had better be given the £280 price tag. While audiophiles can probably reel off a long list of better speakers, for the average man or woman in the street (normal people in other words) £280 gets you a lot of audio bang for your bucks.

Very good, but a couple of points to watch. I received this and put it in my kitchen, mainly for use as an internet radio (the dab signal is a bit iffy here) and also for streaming music. There are a couple of things to watch. First of all, it needs a really good wifi signal (there is the option of an rj45, but that wasn’t right for me) otherwise it can be difficult to pair with it (even if already paired with it). The other problem that i noted while using the wifi was that it stopped working whenever the microwave was on. The issue here was that it was too close (only about 4 feet) from the microwave and this was preventing a good wifi connection. Moving it to the other end of the kitchen has solved this issue. The other issue was streaming music from another device. I set up the twonky server on my nas but, although it could see it, it could not see any of the music. I suspect that this is a twonky issue rather than this speaker.

Setting up and using it with the undok app is straightforward, even on an old ipad 2. I set up about 10 metres away from the router, and the s2 picked up the wifi signal without any problems. The sound was strong, clear, and impressive for both talk and music radio streamed from the internet. I mainly used undok to control station choice and volume. I found i had to lower the apparently default volume when i played any radio station. I didn’t want to set up a spotify account in the interests of keeping my life simple (and my online presence to only what i would choose as necessary). I do still have my ipod classic, so i may look into the possibility of using the s2 with that. This could make a good speaker for a house party — the sound quality’s good, it’s quite compact and easy(er) to place (than a larger speaker), and you can control it via an ios or android device, which means you don’t have to get up from the table or the armchair to change the music or volume.

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Fisual Havana Custom Made Stereo Phono / RCA Cable : Transformational

Just wanted to let everyone know that there is no need to look further. Solid, well made, phat sounding cable. Oh yeah the delivery was spot on as well.

Just ordered a 1m length of these, with bare ends to solder to a rega rb300 tonearm, dragging an ortofon mc15 super mc on an elite rock. The cables offer a substantial improvement in detail, openness and spacial soundstage over the stock rega cabling. There is substantially increased dynamic in more complex tracks, and wonderfully controlled low bass. It’s pretty hard to do a/b comparisons when what you’re switching involves minor surgery to a tone arm – so for me to have noticed the changes so early, the difference must have been pretty big. Jethro tull’s ‘living in the past’ recording was brought to life, and an early pcm digital recording of beethoven’s 9th (denon 1973) sounded as though it wasn’t recorded down a megaphone for the first time. Dire strait’s brother in arms?. Well that was so realistic i felt i ought to offer the band a cup of tea at the end of the record.

Fisual havana represents a good value interconnect, with an excellent cable, good grip heavyweight plugs and neat soldering. With great clear signal transmission it proves you don’t have to spend a fortune for phono interconnections.

Quality cable and fast delivery.

Nicely made set of phonos, they sound and feel fantastic.

Just ordered a 1m length of these, with bare ends to solder to a rega rb300 tonearm, dragging an ortofon mc15 super mc on an elite rock. The cables offer a substantial improvement in detail, openness and spacial soundstage over the stock rega cabling. There is substantially increased dynamic in more complex tracks, and wonderfully controlled low bass. It’s pretty hard to do a/b comparisons when what you’re switching involves minor surgery to a tone arm – so for me to have noticed the changes so early, the difference must have been pretty big. Jethro tull’s ‘living in the past’ recording was brought to life, and an early pcm digital recording of beethoven’s 9th (denon 1973) sounded as though it wasn’t recorded down a megaphone for the first time. Dire strait’s brother in arms?. Well that was so realistic i felt i ought to offer the band a cup of tea at the end of the record.

There is very little to criticise with the havana interconnect as far as i have been able to see so far. Fisual is essentially audiovisualonline’s ‘house brand’, and the havana is their range-topping line, sitting above the cheaper rio and entry-level installation & s-flex products. Frankly, there isn’t a lot wrong with those either, but the havana range do something rather surprising for hi-fi cabling and actually offer good perceived value for money. At £29 for a 1m pair of interconnects, they’re about £13 more than the rio, but still very affordable -by hi-fi standards, this would hardly qualify as ‘entry level’ in some quarters. Which just shows what a state it’s got itself into, at least as far as the daft prices that tend to get slapped on wire for no good reason. With that in mind, these really should be on more people’s radar, because for a perfectly reasonable price you’re getting more than you can typically find on a lot of others at the price. Nicely contoured, gold-plated split-pin rca plugs. Star-quad twisted, silver-plated oxygen-free conductors in a high-density polyethylene dielectric. Double shielding; mylar foil over a copper braid.

Very good sound and quality of cables.

Looks classy but more importantly sounds great. Very well made, looks classy but more importantly sounds great. Get this, it’s worth every penny.

I’m not usually a big believer in expensive cables making a difference to sound quality, but there was definitely a pleasing improvement to sound quality compared to the stock cables on my audioengine a2+ speakers. Build quality is excellent so i would expect them to last a good while.

Quality cable and fast delivery.

There is very little to criticise with the havana interconnect as far as i have been able to see so far. Fisual is essentially audiovisualonline’s ‘house brand’, and the havana is their range-topping line, sitting above the cheaper rio and entry-level installation & s-flex products. Frankly, there isn’t a lot wrong with those either, but the havana range do something rather surprising for hi-fi cabling and actually offer good perceived value for money. At £29 for a 1m pair of interconnects, they’re about £13 more than the rio, but still very affordable -by hi-fi standards, this would hardly qualify as ‘entry level’ in some quarters. Which just shows what a state it’s got itself into, at least as far as the daft prices that tend to get slapped on wire for no good reason. With that in mind, these really should be on more people’s radar, because for a perfectly reasonable price you’re getting more than you can typically find on a lot of others at the price. Nicely contoured, gold-plated split-pin rca plugs. Star-quad twisted, silver-plated oxygen-free conductors in a high-density polyethylene dielectric. Double shielding; mylar foil over a copper braid.

Great performance and value. Replaced more expensive cables which were picking up too much interference on a very low level mc cartridge output. Construction better than many more expensive cables.

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Fisual Havana Custom Made Stereo Phono / RCA Cable : well made cable that sounds great.

Well made cable that sounds great. . Great great sounding cable punching well above its price.

Nicely made set of phonos, they sound and feel fantastic.

Just ordered a 1m length of these, with bare ends to solder to a rega rb300 tonearm, dragging an ortofon mc15 super mc on an elite rock. The cables offer a substantial improvement in detail, openness and spacial soundstage over the stock rega cabling. There is substantially increased dynamic in more complex tracks, and wonderfully controlled low bass. It’s pretty hard to do a/b comparisons when what you’re switching involves minor surgery to a tone arm – so for me to have noticed the changes so early, the difference must have been pretty big. Jethro tull’s ‘living in the past’ recording was brought to life, and an early pcm digital recording of beethoven’s 9th (denon 1973) sounded as though it wasn’t recorded down a megaphone for the first time. Dire strait’s brother in arms?. Well that was so realistic i felt i ought to offer the band a cup of tea at the end of the record.

Fisual havana represents a good value interconnect, with an excellent cable, good grip heavyweight plugs and neat soldering. With great clear signal transmission it proves you don’t have to spend a fortune for phono interconnections.

Very good sound and quality of cables.

Just ordered a 1m length of these, with bare ends to solder to a rega rb300 tonearm, dragging an ortofon mc15 super mc on an elite rock. The cables offer a substantial improvement in detail, openness and spacial soundstage over the stock rega cabling. There is substantially increased dynamic in more complex tracks, and wonderfully controlled low bass. It’s pretty hard to do a/b comparisons when what you’re switching involves minor surgery to a tone arm – so for me to have noticed the changes so early, the difference must have been pretty big. Jethro tull’s ‘living in the past’ recording was brought to life, and an early pcm digital recording of beethoven’s 9th (denon 1973) sounded as though it wasn’t recorded down a megaphone for the first time. Dire strait’s brother in arms?. Well that was so realistic i felt i ought to offer the band a cup of tea at the end of the record.

Great performance and value. Replaced more expensive cables which were picking up too much interference on a very low level mc cartridge output. Construction better than many more expensive cables.

Nicely made set of phonos, they sound and feel fantastic.

Quality cable and fast delivery.

Looks classy but more importantly sounds great. Very well made, looks classy but more importantly sounds great. Get this, it’s worth every penny.

I’m not usually a big believer in expensive cables making a difference to sound quality, but there was definitely a pleasing improvement to sound quality compared to the stock cables on my audioengine a2+ speakers. Build quality is excellent so i would expect them to last a good while.

There is very little to criticise with the havana interconnect as far as i have been able to see so far. Fisual is essentially audiovisualonline’s ‘house brand’, and the havana is their range-topping line, sitting above the cheaper rio and entry-level installation & s-flex products. Frankly, there isn’t a lot wrong with those either, but the havana range do something rather surprising for hi-fi cabling and actually offer good perceived value for money. At £29 for a 1m pair of interconnects, they’re about £13 more than the rio, but still very affordable -by hi-fi standards, this would hardly qualify as ‘entry level’ in some quarters. Which just shows what a state it’s got itself into, at least as far as the daft prices that tend to get slapped on wire for no good reason. With that in mind, these really should be on more people’s radar, because for a perfectly reasonable price you’re getting more than you can typically find on a lot of others at the price. Nicely contoured, gold-plated split-pin rca plugs. Star-quad twisted, silver-plated oxygen-free conductors in a high-density polyethylene dielectric. Double shielding; mylar foil over a copper braid.

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Fisual Havana Custom Made Stereo Phono / RCA Cable : looks classy but more importantly sounds great. why pay anymore

I’m not usually a big believer in expensive cables making a difference to sound quality, but there was definitely a pleasing improvement to sound quality compared to the stock cables on my audioengine a2+ speakers. Build quality is excellent so i would expect them to last a good while.

Just wanted to let everyone know that there is no need to look further. Solid, well made, phat sounding cable. Oh yeah the delivery was spot on as well.

Fisual Havana Custom Made Stereo Phono / RCA Cable (14 Metres)

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Very good sound and quality of cables.

There is very little to criticise with the havana interconnect as far as i have been able to see so far. Fisual is essentially audiovisualonline’s ‘house brand’, and the havana is their range-topping line, sitting above the cheaper rio and entry-level installation & s-flex products. Frankly, there isn’t a lot wrong with those either, but the havana range do something rather surprising for hi-fi cabling and actually offer good perceived value for money. At £29 for a 1m pair of interconnects, they’re about £13 more than the rio, but still very affordable -by hi-fi standards, this would hardly qualify as ‘entry level’ in some quarters. Which just shows what a state it’s got itself into, at least as far as the daft prices that tend to get slapped on wire for no good reason. With that in mind, these really should be on more people’s radar, because for a perfectly reasonable price you’re getting more than you can typically find on a lot of others at the price. Nicely contoured, gold-plated split-pin rca plugs. Star-quad twisted, silver-plated oxygen-free conductors in a high-density polyethylene dielectric. Double shielding; mylar foil over a copper braid.

Great performance and value. Replaced more expensive cables which were picking up too much interference on a very low level mc cartridge output. Construction better than many more expensive cables.

Fisual Havana Custom Made Stereo Phono / RCA Cable (14 Metres) : Fisual havana represents a good value interconnect, with an excellent cable, good grip heavyweight plugs and neat soldering. With great clear signal transmission it proves you don’t have to spend a fortune for phono interconnections.

There is very little to criticise with the havana interconnect as far as i have been able to see so far. Fisual is essentially audiovisualonline’s ‘house brand’, and the havana is their range-topping line, sitting above the cheaper rio and entry-level installation & s-flex products. Frankly, there isn’t a lot wrong with those either, but the havana range do something rather surprising for hi-fi cabling and actually offer good perceived value for money. At £29 for a 1m pair of interconnects, they’re about £13 more than the rio, but still very affordable -by hi-fi standards, this would hardly qualify as ‘entry level’ in some quarters. Which just shows what a state it’s got itself into, at least as far as the daft prices that tend to get slapped on wire for no good reason. With that in mind, these really should be on more people’s radar, because for a perfectly reasonable price you’re getting more than you can typically find on a lot of others at the price. Nicely contoured, gold-plated split-pin rca plugs. Star-quad twisted, silver-plated oxygen-free conductors in a high-density polyethylene dielectric. Double shielding; mylar foil over a copper braid.

Looks classy but more importantly sounds great. Very well made, looks classy but more importantly sounds great. Get this, it’s worth every penny.

Quality cable and fast delivery.

Just ordered a 1m length of these, with bare ends to solder to a rega rb300 tonearm, dragging an ortofon mc15 super mc on an elite rock. The cables offer a substantial improvement in detail, openness and spacial soundstage over the stock rega cabling. There is substantially increased dynamic in more complex tracks, and wonderfully controlled low bass. It’s pretty hard to do a/b comparisons when what you’re switching involves minor surgery to a tone arm – so for me to have noticed the changes so early, the difference must have been pretty big. Jethro tull’s ‘living in the past’ recording was brought to life, and an early pcm digital recording of beethoven’s 9th (denon 1973) sounded as though it wasn’t recorded down a megaphone for the first time. Dire strait’s brother in arms?. Well that was so realistic i felt i ought to offer the band a cup of tea at the end of the record.

Just ordered a 1m length of these, with bare ends to solder to a rega rb300 tonearm, dragging an ortofon mc15 super mc on an elite rock. The cables offer a substantial improvement in detail, openness and spacial soundstage over the stock rega cabling. There is substantially increased dynamic in more complex tracks, and wonderfully controlled low bass. It’s pretty hard to do a/b comparisons when what you’re switching involves minor surgery to a tone arm – so for me to have noticed the changes so early, the difference must have been pretty big. Jethro tull’s ‘living in the past’ recording was brought to life, and an early pcm digital recording of beethoven’s 9th (denon 1973) sounded as though it wasn’t recorded down a megaphone for the first time. Dire strait’s brother in arms?. Well that was so realistic i felt i ought to offer the band a cup of tea at the end of the record.

Quality cable and fast delivery.

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