Yamaha WX030 MusicCast Wireless Speaker : Brilliant introduction to wireless music streaming. I just need some more speakers now!

I find the sound very good for small speakers but often the soundstage seems corrupted. I have two of these to operate as a stereo pair in my kitchen. I find the sound very good for small speakers but often the soundstage seems corrupted as one speaker doesn’t keep up with the other and dropouts occur. Moving around the room (me not the speaker) seems to interrupt the sound despite a good wi-fi reception.

Great sound quality, very happy.

Yamaha WX030 MusicCast Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth & Airplay – Black

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  • Wifi, Bluetooth Airplay & DLNA
  • 30 Watts – 9cm Woofer 3cm tweeter
  • Wall Mounting solution built in
  • touch sensitive buttons
  • Supports streaming services including Spotify

Sound quality is excellent for the size. I’ve had this for a couple of weeks. Sound quality is excellent for the size. Unlike the other reviewer that states that there is no eq – there is indeed an eq which u access in the app on your phone or tablet. I bought for internet radio because i have very poor signal where i live. Also streaming directly from spotify napster etc is useful. It has limitations and sometimes it would be useful if you could have more controls on the unit itself and an auxiliary input may come in handy but never the less i am very pleased and now have 3 of these. I listened to the bose unit which is £280 and this sounds as good if not better.

Yamaha wx-030 wireless speaker quick review by mark2410. Yamaha wx-030 wireless speaker quick review by mark2410brief: yamaha takes aim at sonos. Price: £150 or us$250specifications: wi-fi yes, airplay yes, bluetooth version/profile ver. 1 + edr / a2dp, avrcp, audio codec sbc, aac* (*receiving only), maximum communication range 10 m / 38. (without interference), ethernet yes, speaker unit 9 cm (3-1/2′) woofer x 1, 3 cm (1-1/8′) tweeter x 1, passive radiator x 1, maximum output power 30w x 1 (6Ω, 1 khz, 10% thd), power supply ac, power consumption 10 w, standby power consumption 2. 1 w (network standby on, bluetooth standby on, wireless connection), 0. 5 w (network and bluetooth standby off), dimensions (w x h x d) 243 x 157 x 113 mm; 9-5/8′ x 6-1/8′ x 4-1/2′, weight 2.

A bit expensive for what it is, but works well.

Yamaha WX030 MusicCast Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth & Airplay – Black : I find the sound very good for small speakers but often the soundstage seems corrupted. I have two of these to operate as a stereo pair in my kitchen. I find the sound very good for small speakers but often the soundstage seems corrupted as one speaker doesn’t keep up with the other and dropouts occur. Moving around the room (me not the speaker) seems to interrupt the sound despite a good wi-fi reception.

It generates so much bass for such. It generates so much bass for such a small device, that i had to turn the bass downonly 4 stars, because i bought this to go with my rn602 amp, with the intention of streaming vinyl to the kitchen, which yamaha say they’ll do; but there is a delay between what’s been played in the living room and what’s in the kitchen, which sounds horrendous if you’re standing between the two rooms (like at a party). I’ve been on the phone with yamaha support who acknowledge that it’s an issue, that may or may not be fixes in a future firmware update. I want to be clear though, that this delay only exists when streaming external sources (vinyl, cd player, tv, etc. If you’re playing internet radio, or bluetoothing from a phone, then it streams to multiple rooms perfectly in sync.

Fast delivery and good perch i like it.

Connection problems but good sound. . This is a wireless speaker that can be added to your network to play music fed from other devices or connected to from bluetooth. I have tested both of these methods using an iphone 6s. The bluetooth connection was fairly effortless, you press the connection button on the top and it appears in the bluetooth list on the phone. To place it on your network is a little involved and in my experience a little more flaky, which is why i have awarded 4 stars and not 5. You have to download a yamaha connection app and using this didn’t go so smoothly. I ran the software and followed the instructions but it couldn’t find the speaker, i then had to leave the software and connect to the speaker, then go back in the software and input network names and passwords. I tried on the 5ghz band first and it simply crashed the software. I tried the second time and had to connect again to the speaker’s own wifi connection, but it took a few goes and a power on and off on the speaker to show up. I got there in the end and was able to configure it to the 2.

Great sound, easy to install and link with.

Bad sound, not what you wait to hear from yamaha, thought to buy 5 units, bought one for sample, no way i will buy the rest.

A bit expensive for what it is, but works well.

Sound quality is excellent for the size. I’ve had this for a couple of weeks. Sound quality is excellent for the size. Unlike the other reviewer that states that there is no eq – there is indeed an eq which u access in the app on your phone or tablet. I bought for internet radio because i have very poor signal where i live. Also streaming directly from spotify napster etc is useful. It has limitations and sometimes it would be useful if you could have more controls on the unit itself and an auxiliary input may come in handy but never the less i am very pleased and now have 3 of these. I listened to the bose unit which is £280 and this sounds as good if not better.

Nice unit, good sound, but initial setup could be easier. Was a little tricky to set up, as i first had to plug into ethernet and update the firmware before the android setup would work correctly. Whilst i’m reasonably tech-savvy, this might not have been obvious for others. In fact, it caused me quite a bit of frustration. I have this speaker as a standalone unit in the kitchen to replace a rather pathetic radio which my wife purchased. The sound is really full, given its size and it maintains a good sound with the volume ramped up. It’s a quality unit for its size and footprint, with a surprising level of base. Obviously it’s not stereo, but a second unit would be easy enough to configure. Perhaps it is a little pricey, but it does sound good and if you have other musiccast devices it makes sense. I would have given 5 stars if the setup had been easier. Imho at least on par with competition, if not better.

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  1. This review is from : Yamaha WX030 MusicCast Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth & Airplay – Black

    Impressive sound for its size, simple to setup, options to wall mount or connect with ethernet cable. Best used as part of a multiroom system. With one of these in the kitchen linked to my living room speakers using yamaha’s musiccast system it synchronises the playback perfectly. Already considering getting another one for additional rooms. An excellent accessory to an existing system or a great standalone smart speaker.
    1. Impressive sound for its size, simple to setup, options to wall mount or connect with ethernet cable. Best used as part of a multiroom system. With one of these in the kitchen linked to my living room speakers using yamaha’s musiccast system it synchronises the playback perfectly. Already considering getting another one for additional rooms. An excellent accessory to an existing system or a great standalone smart speaker.
      1. Sound quality is great, fills a fairly large room with good sound. . Setup failed the first time round, but that may have been network issues. Second time was smooth and the phone app and itunes link work perfectly,sound quality is great, fills a fairly large room with good sound.
  2. Sound quality is great, fills a fairly large room with good sound. . Setup failed the first time round, but that may have been network issues. Second time was smooth and the phone app and itunes link work perfectly,sound quality is great, fills a fairly large room with good sound.
  3. This review is from : Yamaha WX030 MusicCast Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth & Airplay – Black

    Very nice product good sound for wifi speaker. Very nice product good sound for wifi speaker. Work simlesly with my yamaha receiver. Music cast is a very nice technology.
  4. This review is from : Yamaha WX030 MusicCast Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth & Airplay – Black

    Very nice product good sound for wifi speaker. Very nice product good sound for wifi speaker. Work simlesly with my yamaha receiver. Music cast is a very nice technology.
  5. This review is from : Yamaha WX030 MusicCast Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth & Airplay – Black

    Great sound and so easy to use. Got this speaker to add to the one i already had. Great sound and so easy to use.
  6. This review is from : Yamaha WX030 MusicCast Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth & Airplay – Black

    Great sound and so easy to use. Got this speaker to add to the one i already had. Great sound and so easy to use.
  7. This review is from : Yamaha WX030 MusicCast Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth & Airplay – Black

    I sold my sonos play 1 for this, as could not justify the crazy prices for a sonos soundbar and sub to go with it in my front room. So bought this for the kitchen, and the yamaha ysp1600 soundbar a fraction of sonos price. This speaker is comparable to the sonos 3 which is £300 and is bluetooth compatible, it will even send to a none yamaha speaker. Only downside it does not have many streaming services.
    1. I sold my sonos play 1 for this, as could not justify the crazy prices for a sonos soundbar and sub to go with it in my front room. So bought this for the kitchen, and the yamaha ysp1600 soundbar a fraction of sonos price. This speaker is comparable to the sonos 3 which is £300 and is bluetooth compatible, it will even send to a none yamaha speaker. Only downside it does not have many streaming services.
      1. Product is good – good sound. Product is good – good sound, and the the control app is nice (you can customise it to your needs) yamaha have released the web api as well so you can control it with other controllers (like home automation) if you wanti bought it from atlantic shopping who have been dreadful.
  8. Product is good – good sound. Product is good – good sound, and the the control app is nice (you can customise it to your needs) yamaha have released the web api as well so you can control it with other controllers (like home automation) if you wanti bought it from atlantic shopping who have been dreadful.
  9. This review is from : Yamaha WX030 MusicCast Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth & Airplay – Black

    Works well although i have not worked out how to. Works well although i have not worked out how to get it to connect to the tv which is in another room connected to a musiccast soundbar. Also trying to work out how to use internet radio ?.I currently have to stream radio from my phone to it. Not sure if there is some way of controlling the base and treble ?. Musiccast is a fairly complicated system.
    1. Works well although i have not worked out how to. Works well although i have not worked out how to get it to connect to the tv which is in another room connected to a musiccast soundbar. Also trying to work out how to use internet radio ?.I currently have to stream radio from my phone to it. Not sure if there is some way of controlling the base and treble ?. Musiccast is a fairly complicated system.