Our Connectivity Tests
Wi-Fi

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What it is: Whether the speaker supports Wi-Fi.
When it matters: When you want to connect to your speaker via Wi-Fi, instead of using wired or Bluetooth connections. Certain speakers only support Wi-Fi connections. These are mostly speakers that support multi-room setups.
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Wi-Fi Version

What it is: The version of the Wi-Fi supported by the speaker.
When it matters: When you want to make sure the speaker is compatible with your network and supports the features and speed that you need.

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Wi-Fi Frequency Band

What it is: Whether the speaker supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi frequency band, 5GHz, or both.
When it matters: Depending on your needs and setup you may find one a better fit than the other. The 2.4GHz band is a bit slower but works over a longer range and thicker walls. The 5GHz is faster, but may not be as robust over longer distances and thicker walls.

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Apple AirPlay

What it is: Whether the speaker supports Apple casting protocol AirPlay.
When it matters: When you want to be able to send audio content to your speaker via Apple AirPlay-enabled devices.

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AirPlay Latency

What it is: Latency measured with an Apple iPhone 11 using the YouTube app over Wi-Fi. Note that other apps may have a different latency than the YouTube app.
When it matters: If you want to watch video content with your speaker over Wi-Fi, this value would be important, since too much latency will cause sync issues between audio and video.
Good value: <150ms
Noticeable difference: 30ms
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Google Chromecast

What it is: Whether the speaker supports Google casting protocol Chromecast.
When it matters: When you want to be able to send audio content to your speaker via Google Chromecast-enabled devices.

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Chromecast Latency

What it is: Latency measured with a Samsung Galaxy S10e using the YouTube app over Wi-Fi. Note that other apps may have a different latency than the YouTube app.
When it matters: If you want to watch video content with your speaker over Wi-Fi, this value would be important, since too much latency will cause sync issues between audio and video.
Good value: <150ms
Noticeable difference: 30ms
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