Yamaha WX030 MusicCast Wireless Speaker – Very nice product good sound for wifi speaker

Sounds really good, app is ok, good quality materials.

Brilliant introduction to wireless music streaming. I just need some more speakers now. This is one part of yamaha’s new musiccast system – similar to sonos (which i haven’t used so i can’t compare directly)musiccast is basically a connected range of av and sound equipment to allow wireless music throughout the home or office – you can have multiple speakers in multiple rooms and play different streams or the same throughout the house. As i have only one speaker (at the moment) its basically like a very good quality blue tooth speaker but with enormous potential and extra abilities. To set it up you have to load the yamaha app – i’m using it on an asus zenfone 2 running android 5. 0 – without any issues at all). You then ensure the app and the speaker are on the same wifi network (i need to check but i don’t think it works on 5. 0 ghz – will edit this if it does) and after some delay it links up fine. You can then use the app to play music on your phone, via spotify (premium only not free) and napster, plus internet radio and via a network drive. I’m going to load up my music collection to a usb hard disc and use my routers usb port to see if this works easily – again will update review when i’ve tried this.

Yamaha xx030 wireless speaker with bluetooth – looks good, sounds ok. . This is an ok little speaker from yamaha. There are two ways of connection, either by bluetooth or wifi. 5 mm audio jack input even with wireless speakers, so i can connect them to an older stereo, but this option is not available here. The speaker needs to be plugged into the mains when in use, another bad point as i felt something this size could have had a chargeable battery and been truly portable. It can be mounted on vertical or horizontal surfaces. Across the top are a set of soft touch buttons for controlling connection, volume and track advance.

Yamaha xx030 wireless speaker with bluetooth – looks good, sounds ok. . This is an ok little speaker from yamaha. There are two ways of connection, either by bluetooth or wifi. 5 mm audio jack input even with wireless speakers, so i can connect them to an older stereo, but this option is not available here. The speaker needs to be plugged into the mains when in use, another bad point as i felt something this size could have had a chargeable battery and been truly portable. It can be mounted on vertical or horizontal surfaces. Across the top are a set of soft touch buttons for controlling connection, volume and track advance.

Fast delivery and good perch i like it.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • I find the sound very good for small speakers but often the soundstage seems corrupted
  • Sound quality is great, fills a fairly large room with good sound.
  • Very nice product good sound for wifi speaker

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.

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.

Good speaker works well with my yamaha receiver decent sound quiality too.

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.

Great sounding and excellent quality.

Good speaker works well with my yamaha receiver decent sound quiality too.

A comparison with the panasonic all3 wireless speaker system. The wireless speaker market offers plenty of choice, so i was interested to see how yamaha’s new product compares to others in a similar price bracket, such as the panasonic all3 wireless speaker system (white). [update – a couple of years later and the panasonic all3 speaker has stopped working, which seems to be a not uncommon problem with that model. The yamaha is still going strong. the first test comes with setup; as is often the case with these systems you have to download an ios/android app (called multicast) to your smart phone first and run the setup from there. The instructions provided by the app are clear, but it took me three goes to get the speaker to connect successfully to the wifi. That being said, it’s a lot smoother and less fiddly than the panasonic setup. The multicast app is also pretty good; responsive, clean design and with the added bonus of a simple equalizer function to allow you to tune the sound to your preference and your room’s accoustics (note that you have to go into the “song playing” page on your multicast app to access the equalizer – it’s not terribly obvious where to find it). It integrates well with spotify premium (not the free service, take note). Again a better experience than the panasonic. ]

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.

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

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

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

    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.
    1. 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.
      1. 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.
  4. 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.
    1. 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.
      1. 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. 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 – White

    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 – White

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

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

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

    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.