$99 Sonos/Airplay 2 Compatible Ikea Speaker

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$99 Sonos/Airplay 2 Compatible Ikea Speaker


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$99 Sonos/Airplay 2 Compatible Ikea Speaker

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Re: $99 Sonos/Airplay 2 Compatible Ikea Speaker

Weird. I posted and tested this in Safari for Mac. Dunno what's up.

I have had a confirmation these work with AirPlay 2 as the primary way of using them, and once you've set them up as stereo pairs in the Sonos App, you can then use them as such for AirPlay.

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Re: $99 Sonos/Airplay 2 Compatible Ikea Speaker

Any word on the Sonos plugin and these guys? Ordering one now for testing.

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All I know is that it works with Sonos, as far as that goes. My interest is for AirPlay 2 integration.

Apparently these are selling like hotcakes.

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Re: $99 Sonos/Airplay 2 Compatible Ikea Speaker

Got a pair of these, and they integrated pretty simply into my Airplay based whole house audio.

Account creation and confirmation took an excessive amount of time on Sonos' site, otherwise the whole process went smoothly. They perform as a stereo pair properly. I think their wifi is not as robust as an old Airport Express 2, but it's acceptable.

In terms of sound quality, if stereo HomePods are a 10 and run of the mill powered computer speakers are a 1, these are a solid 6. Though to be fair, if and when I move them to a more optimal playing position, that might become a 7.

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Just to follow up, it’s working for me with no problems, no errors

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Re: $99 Sonos/Airplay 2 Compatible Ikea Speaker

Different Computers wrote:
In terms of sound quality, if stereo HomePods are a 10 and run of the mill powered computer speakers are a 1, these are a solid 6. Though to be fair, if and when I move them to a more optimal playing position, that might become a 7.

I found myself at Ikea yesterday and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at how good these things sounded given their price point.

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Re: $99 Sonos/Airplay 2 Compatible Ikea Speaker

Out of interest do these devices show up in this screen as devices to play to? Or does that just happen with devices that have individual control of their own music collections?
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Computer says no.

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They appear like any airplay 2 receiver.

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Re: $99 Sonos/Airplay 2 Compatible Ikea Speaker

Not all airplay 2 receivers show up in there.. I have 7 Airport Express 2s and none of them show up.

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