GGMM M3 Retro WiFi tooth Wireless Leather Speaker – Great value speaker with good sound quality IMO

My husband and i were looking for a relatively compact speaker for our one bedroom apartment. We are both professional classical musicians so excellent sound quality is extremely important to us. We bought several speakers off amazon in order to compare quality: bose soundtouch 10, sonos play:1, grace digital bookshelf bluetooth speakers, libratone zipp mini wireless speaker, ggmm m4, ggmm m-freedom and this ggmm m3. We listened to a wide range of music in order to test their limits: beethoven symphonies, jazz standards, acoustic guitar music, choral music, opera, r&b, pop, etc. In the end, we narrowed it down to the bose and this ggmm m3. While the bose has great power, the bass gets muddy and the sound is equalized, distorting the original track. Ggmm m3 has excellent sound quality from top to bottom. The human voice is also most beautiful on this speaker.

I received this as a gift, and i’m really impressed with it. It’s stylishly designed, robustly built, straightforward to set up and, most importantly, it performs very, very well, with a clear, rich, well-rounded sound. Ggmm make a range of wireless speakers that have attracted plenty of critical praise, and this model is certainly no exception. It looks smart and neat, and would fit quite discreetly and effectively in any room. It’s not light enough to be moved around on a regular basis, it’ more suited to staying in a well-chosen position, but it’s a very good quality unit. There are three connection modes– wi-fi, bluetooth and auxiliary – and can connect up to sixteen devices. It’s simple to set-up the bluetooth and aux modes but the wi-fi setup was initially tricky – the problem seemed to be solved by rebooting my router – but was fine after a couple of attempts. I’m particularly pleased with the sound – i’ve got another wireless speaker that only really comes to life in terms of sonic depth and clarity when the volume is pretty high, but this model produces crisp and good-bodied sound at relatively low volume, too. I’ve tried a wide range of musical and spoken formats and across the board the sound quality is excellent.

It is very stylish and for the price a real bargain especially if you go to the apple store/john lewis and see what some horribl.  i was lucky enough to be sent this device as a sample for reviewso this is a stunning speaker absolute lookerit has won various awards and that is not surprising. I have the coffee coloured one. So basically the unit is a sheet of aluminium on the front covered in some luxuriously supple leather on the top. It is very stylish and for the price a real bargain especially if you go to the apple store/john lewis and see what some horrible ugly cheap looking systems are going for. Of course it isn’t just about the looks but audio quality as well and here this device excels. Sound is punchy and has some great bass tooso in terms of connectivity this is where the device has some unique features – it boasts airplay, bluetooth and aux. The airplay is very easy to set up. You firstly need to connect this device to your own home network – so all you do is connect directly to it, run the app and connect to your home wifi. From then on, any device on your wifi network or home lan can then just select airplay in any compatible device.

Tone and looks very clean and uncluttered and is beautifully made. The m3 has a lovely tone and looks very clean and uncluttered and is beautifully made. I had the chance to try 2 m3’s out, the software allows you to set them up as individual speakers or as a pair setting one as left hand and the other as right hand speakers. In this mode the separation in stereo was magnificent. I had a small issue with the m3 and contacted ggmm direct via email, fiona got in touch and was most helpful in resolving the problem i was having and dealt with it swiftly. Ggmm are very helpful and customer focused if you have any issues setting it up etc. Its nice these days to get a company that are willing to help their customers.

I ordered this when it was on a lighting deal and instantly regretted it. I didn’t need another speaker and didn’t really have anywhere to put it. Anyhow it turned up the next day and before sending it back i thought i’d take a peak in the box. Well, i must confess, it looked good. A lovely faux leather surrounding the entire speaker, the coffee color and looks quality. The face plate is aluminum with fine mesh speaker covers. A nice dial on top, which turns smoothly and has a led surround which changes color depending on the mode. I was genuinely impressed as some friends have more sought after brands and they look a bit cheap and nasty in comparison to this one. As i had it out the box i thought i’d plug it in and connect my iphone via bluetooth for a quick listen.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • This to all music lovers, quiet or loud, bringing the best out of music!
  • Great sound/ Random Bluetooth connectivity
  • Amazing rich sound

Great value speaker with good sound quality imo. This is the first wifi speaker i’ve bought and for the price, in my opinion – represents great value for the sound it produces. Quite base heavy – but not terrible. Can be corrected using a eq. Wifi mode is so much simpler than messing around with bluetooth. Seems more reliable and uses less battery on my iphone too.

Excellent speaker with great sound and plenty power for a large room. I had bought the freedom before but returned it as the front grill was upside down. When i saw the m3 for £113. 99 it seemed a great price and have had no regrets.

 the m3 is a gorgeous speaker, with a brushed steel face and sides wrapped in textured leather. There is a single button on top that controls power and mode and a dial for volume. The controls are limited, but its goes well with the vintage look in my opinion. A light surrounding the volume dial shows the different modes. Wifi blue (instead of bluetooth ironically), white for bluetooth and green is aux. On the back there’s a line-input and the power port along with a reset button. Bluetooth the performance is excellent. Sound comes through clear and works even from adjacent rooms. To use wi-fi, a specific mobile app is required.

Pleasantly surprised at the quality of sound, im a dj and bass is crucial, i would definitely recommend this as a purchase, if your looking for something small and pleasant to the eye this has got to be it. Delivery came a day earlier than originally stated which is brilliant. If i could i would like it to be a little bit more powerful but when i tried to use the built in amp on itunes and it started to distort if turned up to much, other than that i cant fault it.

Stunning detailed sound with powerful grooves. Piece of art that fits in any place in your house.Love the technology behind it no matter you’re connected wirelessly via router, bluetooth or via auxiliary cable. Superb processing of music streaming. Love using my iphone or ipad with it making the most of them as whished. I regret i’m still used to my previous studio speakers superb sound though 😖.

Very powerful, very little distrotion even up high. I’ve found that his is a very powerful compact speaker with some decent connectivity options of not just aux and bluetooth but also through your wi-fi as well. Clear with good range of treble and bass (especially for the size) volume is good and goes up extremely loud with very little distortion when cranked up. This is very easy to use and i didn’t need to take much working through the instructions. Press power to turn it on and cycle through the light which is purple, white or green to connect via the aux wi-fi or bluetooth. This was painless to connect to our ipod and this also connected to both our pcs easily and painlessly within about a minute. Looks good and sounds good, there’s no way we will ever use its full volume levels but this would definitely be powerful enough to use at a party. We use it for music and put the tv through it when watching movies.

Really nice speaker looks and sounds amazing and for a great pricevery happy with this purchase.

I did my research and had a look at reviews on you tube. Now being the owner of many a bose speaker. Wave, soundlink mini, etc l was sceptical to say the least. But l needn’t have worried this speaker for the money far outweighed my expectations. Quality finish and sounds superb. For the money l don’t think you can beat this, buy it while you can at this price on amazon you won’t be disappointed 5*****.

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  1. This review is from : GGMM M3 Retro WiFi Bluetooth Wireless Leather Speaker for Music Streaming, Featuring Powerful 40W Audio Driver, Enhanced Bass, Multi-Room Play, Airplay, DLNA, Spotify, iHeart Radio APTX -Wooden Cabinet (Red)

    Connects perfect to ios alone and on home network. No drop out in sound and wifi signal is perfect around the house even with the router on a different floor to the speaker. Sounds better than most speakers three time the size. Fills my kitchen and dining room with quality sound no problem. Looks very good and feels 100% the quality it describes it to be.
    1. Connects perfect to ios alone and on home network. No drop out in sound and wifi signal is perfect around the house even with the router on a different floor to the speaker. Sounds better than most speakers three time the size. Fills my kitchen and dining room with quality sound no problem. Looks very good and feels 100% the quality it describes it to be.
      1. Great sound/ random bluetooth connectivity. Can’t fault the audio quality, which is clear, rich and (when using wifi) very loud. It has lots of bass (though not adjustable, which can impact on dialogue from radio/tv). Looks good, feels really solid and clearly very well-made. Only real niggle is the fairly random/inconsistent bluetooth connectivity. It tends to retain the last device used and won’t connect to other sources unless you reset the speaker (button on back of unit). I use a bluetooth receiver to connect to a non-bluetooth tv. This always pairs instantly with my bluetooth headphones and a cheaper speaker. However, i spend an average 15 minutes trying to pair the m3 with the receiver, with no real rhyme or reason as to when it will connect. A shame really, as this detracts from an otherwise excellent speaker.
  2. This review is from : GGMM M3 Retro WiFi Bluetooth Wireless Leather Speaker for Music Streaming, Featuring Powerful 40W Audio Driver, Enhanced Bass, Multi-Room Play, Airplay, DLNA, Spotify, iHeart Radio APTX -Wooden Cabinet (Red)

    Great sound/ random bluetooth connectivity. Can’t fault the audio quality, which is clear, rich and (when using wifi) very loud. It has lots of bass (though not adjustable, which can impact on dialogue from radio/tv). Looks good, feels really solid and clearly very well-made. Only real niggle is the fairly random/inconsistent bluetooth connectivity. It tends to retain the last device used and won’t connect to other sources unless you reset the speaker (button on back of unit). I use a bluetooth receiver to connect to a non-bluetooth tv. This always pairs instantly with my bluetooth headphones and a cheaper speaker. However, i spend an average 15 minutes trying to pair the m3 with the receiver, with no real rhyme or reason as to when it will connect. A shame really, as this detracts from an otherwise excellent speaker.
    1. Exceptional value for money. Only gripe: could do with option to adjust bass and treble in the app as sometimes we stream radio 4 and it is a lovely heavy bass for music but a little too much for speech radio. Just absolutely over the moon with it.
  3. This review is from : GGMM M3 Retro WiFi Bluetooth Wireless Leather Speaker for Music Streaming, Featuring Powerful 40W Audio Driver, Enhanced Bass, Multi-Room Play, Airplay, DLNA, Spotify, iHeart Radio APTX -Wooden Cabinet (Red)

    Exceptional value for money. Only gripe: could do with option to adjust bass and treble in the app as sometimes we stream radio 4 and it is a lovely heavy bass for music but a little too much for speech radio. Just absolutely over the moon with it.
    1. Love it as a bluetooth from phone, and as a tv speaker. Good rich sound, but not earth shattering volume.
  4. This review is from : GGMM M3 Retro WiFi Bluetooth Wireless Leather Speaker for Music Streaming, Featuring Powerful 40W Audio Driver, Enhanced Bass, Multi-Room Play, Airplay, DLNA, Spotify, iHeart Radio APTX -Wooden Cabinet (Red)

    Love it as a bluetooth from phone, and as a tv speaker. Good rich sound, but not earth shattering volume.
  5. This review is from : GGMM M3 Retro WiFi Bluetooth Wireless Leather Speaker for Music Streaming, Featuring Powerful 40W Audio Driver, Enhanced Bass, Multi-Room Play, Airplay, DLNA, Spotify, iHeart Radio APTX -Wooden Cabinet (Red)

    High quality manufacture and top notch sound. . High quality robust piece of kit that performs well using airplay or bluetooth. Sound is impressive, with both strong bass and high tones.
  6. This review is from : GGMM M3 Retro WiFi Bluetooth Wireless Leather Speaker for Music Streaming, Featuring Powerful 40W Audio Driver, Enhanced Bass, Multi-Room Play, Airplay, DLNA, Spotify, iHeart Radio APTX -Wooden Cabinet (Red)

    High quality manufacture and top notch sound. . High quality robust piece of kit that performs well using airplay or bluetooth. Sound is impressive, with both strong bass and high tones.
  7. This review is from : GGMM M3 Retro WiFi Bluetooth Wireless Leather Speaker for Music Streaming, Featuring Powerful 40W Audio Driver, Enhanced Bass, Multi-Room Play, Airplay, DLNA, Spotify, iHeart Radio APTX -Wooden Cabinet (Red)

    Very happy with my purchase looks beautiful i would of give. Very happy with my purchase looks beautiful i would of give five stars if sound would of been little louder. It’s sound great but touch louder would of been ideal.
    1. Very happy with my purchase looks beautiful i would of give. Very happy with my purchase looks beautiful i would of give five stars if sound would of been little louder. It’s sound great but touch louder would of been ideal.
      1. Easy to set up and the sound quality is amazing. Would recommend to everybody who loves music.
  8. Easy to set up and the sound quality is amazing. Would recommend to everybody who loves music.
    1. If you’re looking at sonos or bose wireless system you must listen to this speaker. The quality of the finish is excellent. The sound and bass is of the highest standard. Makes you smile when you put it on. Had issue with connecting to network. After excellent customer service found it was my fault. Don’t try and set up near one of your current speakers. . Plan to now buy more of them to have full wireless system in house. One of my best buys for a long time.
      1. If you’re looking at sonos or bose wireless system you must listen to this speaker. The quality of the finish is excellent. The sound and bass is of the highest standard. Makes you smile when you put it on. Had issue with connecting to network. After excellent customer service found it was my fault. Don’t try and set up near one of your current speakers. . Plan to now buy more of them to have full wireless system in house. One of my best buys for a long time.
  9. This review is from : GGMM M3 Retro WiFi Bluetooth Wireless Leather Speaker for Music Streaming, Featuring Powerful 40W Audio Driver, Enhanced Bass, Multi-Room Play, Airplay, DLNA, Spotify, iHeart Radio APTX -Wooden Cabinet (Red)

    This to all music lovers, quiet or loud, bringing the best out of music.  first of all it arrived in a very strong sturdy thick box which keep it safe upon delivery. After opening the box, straight away i could tell it was a really good quality product. The finishes on the edges and how its all put together was finely complete. I purchased the black colour which suited my living room more and it goes really well with the rest of my electrical as they are all black too. The product was mainly covered in black good quality leather with from plate of maybe steel and the speakers are covered with a mess cover. The item wasn’t too big for a sound system and can be easily moved around and even transport about without much hassle apart from one power cable. The sound quality was really clear crisp even when it is blasted loud but i was expecting that as it is german engineered system which is known to get really good. I connected the songs via bluetooth and it was really easy, the phone found the speakers instantly and it was a click of a button when pairing the devices together. The music played out within a split second.
  10. This review is from : GGMM M3 Retro WiFi Bluetooth Wireless Leather Speaker for Music Streaming, Featuring Powerful 40W Audio Driver, Enhanced Bass, Multi-Room Play, Airplay, DLNA, Spotify, iHeart Radio APTX -Wooden Cabinet (Red)

    This to all music lovers, quiet or loud, bringing the best out of music.  first of all it arrived in a very strong sturdy thick box which keep it safe upon delivery. After opening the box, straight away i could tell it was a really good quality product. The finishes on the edges and how its all put together was finely complete. I purchased the black colour which suited my living room more and it goes really well with the rest of my electrical as they are all black too. The product was mainly covered in black good quality leather with from plate of maybe steel and the speakers are covered with a mess cover. The item wasn’t too big for a sound system and can be easily moved around and even transport about without much hassle apart from one power cable. The sound quality was really clear crisp even when it is blasted loud but i was expecting that as it is german engineered system which is known to get really good. I connected the songs via bluetooth and it was really easy, the phone found the speakers instantly and it was a click of a button when pairing the devices together. The music played out within a split second.
  11. This review is from : GGMM M3 Retro WiFi Bluetooth Wireless Leather Speaker for Music Streaming, Featuring Powerful 40W Audio Driver, Enhanced Bass, Multi-Room Play, Airplay, DLNA, Spotify, iHeart Radio APTX -Wooden Cabinet (Red)

    An excellent home audio streaming system packed full of features.  i have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the m3 as we already own a portable speaker system from ggmm and we were impressed at the overall build and audio quality from it so it was an no brainer for us to purchase another model from them. We have quite a modern style living room with gloss black cabinets, we purchased the red version of the m3 as we knew it would look right at home in our living room. The speaker is finished in a lovely red leather and has a brushed aluminium facia on the front which houses the two main speakers and two tweeters. On the top you have the volume dial and a mode button. All the setup is done through the app which you can download for ios or android. On the back you have two bass ports the power jack and an aux in port so you can hook up non wireless/bluetooth devices. The m3 has bluetooth and wireless capabilities so it has all your wireless needs fully covered. The benefit of this having wifi is that you can connect it to apps like spotify and pandora to name a few. You can also make a direct connection to a wireless device so even if you don’t have broadband in your house you can still connect directly to your wireless enabled device.
    1. An excellent home audio streaming system packed full of features.  i have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the m3 as we already own a portable speaker system from ggmm and we were impressed at the overall build and audio quality from it so it was an no brainer for us to purchase another model from them. We have quite a modern style living room with gloss black cabinets, we purchased the red version of the m3 as we knew it would look right at home in our living room. The speaker is finished in a lovely red leather and has a brushed aluminium facia on the front which houses the two main speakers and two tweeters. On the top you have the volume dial and a mode button. All the setup is done through the app which you can download for ios or android. On the back you have two bass ports the power jack and an aux in port so you can hook up non wireless/bluetooth devices. The m3 has bluetooth and wireless capabilities so it has all your wireless needs fully covered. The benefit of this having wifi is that you can connect it to apps like spotify and pandora to name a few. You can also make a direct connection to a wireless device so even if you don’t have broadband in your house you can still connect directly to your wireless enabled device.
      1. Pros good sound does what i want in terms of connections. Prosgood sound does what i want in terms of connectionsconsno base adjustment.
  12. This review is from : GGMM M3 Retro WiFi Bluetooth Wireless Leather Speaker for Music Streaming, Featuring Powerful 40W Audio Driver, Enhanced Bass, Multi-Room Play, Airplay, DLNA, Spotify, iHeart Radio APTX -Wooden Cabinet (Red)

    Pros good sound does what i want in terms of connections. Prosgood sound does what i want in terms of connectionsconsno base adjustment.
    1.  up until recently you simply could not get nice sounding small speakers; you had to have a large bass speaker somewhere in the set-up. This may have been down to technology but i’m suspicious of a certain well known manufacturer of small hi-fi who held an awful lot of patents in this area. Those patents are now expiring and lo and behold, very compact high output speaker drivers that don’t need a bass-bin have become much more prevalent. The take-away from all this is that you no longer always need massive drivers to get a big sound. Which all brings us neatly to the ggmm m3; this is a very powerful small speaker. It doesn’t creak, shake or distort even at the highest volume and power. I have recorded the output from the m3 with an olympus ls-2 pcm recorder (which is a 3 microphone recorder; left, right, and bass, making it a good recorder to convey speaker power), and have included the audio clips at the end of the video. The important thing to note here is that in almost all recordings the volume is set to 100% and there is zero distortion. This is the big difference between quality speakers and mediocre consumer ones.
  13. This review is from : GGMM M3 Retro WiFi Bluetooth Wireless Leather Speaker for Music Streaming, Featuring Powerful 40W Audio Driver, Enhanced Bass, Multi-Room Play, Airplay, DLNA, Spotify, iHeart Radio APTX -Wooden Cabinet (Red)

     up until recently you simply could not get nice sounding small speakers; you had to have a large bass speaker somewhere in the set-up. This may have been down to technology but i’m suspicious of a certain well known manufacturer of small hi-fi who held an awful lot of patents in this area. Those patents are now expiring and lo and behold, very compact high output speaker drivers that don’t need a bass-bin have become much more prevalent. The take-away from all this is that you no longer always need massive drivers to get a big sound. Which all brings us neatly to the ggmm m3; this is a very powerful small speaker. It doesn’t creak, shake or distort even at the highest volume and power. I have recorded the output from the m3 with an olympus ls-2 pcm recorder (which is a 3 microphone recorder; left, right, and bass, making it a good recorder to convey speaker power), and have included the audio clips at the end of the video. The important thing to note here is that in almost all recordings the volume is set to 100% and there is zero distortion. This is the big difference between quality speakers and mediocre consumer ones.