By Siva Om on Tue, 07/14/2015
The Wren V5US ($499) is a powerful and stylish Bluetooth speaker that offers users a variety of convenient connectivity options. I'd been hearing a lot of the hype about this elegantly modern looking speaker, so when Wren reached out and offered me a loaner for a few weeks to review, I was happy to oblige so I could see for myself just what the fuss was all about.
Wren's V5US wireless speaker puts out one heck of a sonic boom. One speaker is adequate for a small to medium sized room, imagine if you add two, or three on top of that, which you can do, thanks to the V5US' Play-Fi streaming. Or you can connect multiple speakers to your source (as many as 8), and provided your Wi-Fi signal covers enough area, you can strategically place multiple speakers all throughout your home or office.
Equally at home in an apartment, business or luxury rental, the V5US is a beautiful addition to any environment with its flowing and luxury design aesthetic. It's a discreet speaker, smaller than a mailbox, larger than a loaf of bread, so finding space for it should never pose a problem. You can also connect to this speaker via more established methods, such as Bluetooth, or a 3.5mm audio port.
Its sound output is top notch, as you would expect from a speaker of this value and quality. It is well-balanced and capable of filling a good sized room with rumbling beats and piercing highs. The Wren also comes with pre-set default equalization settings to adapt it to its environment, whether it's on a flat surface, on a shelf or in a corner.
- Awesome audio quality.
- Easy wireless pairing with up to 8 Wren speakers.
- Multiple connectivity options, including Bluetooth and 3.5mm audio jack.
- Sleek and stylish appearance. Worthy of any Apple fan.
- Comes with a remote control for added convenience.
- Pricey! Not that they aren't worth every penny, but the tag does put them out of some of people's budgets, especially if a mulit-speaker, wireless setup is something you are going for.
- It would be nice if the Wren also allowed you to pair two together, in stereo, something along the lines of what UE's Boom allows.
The Wren V5US wireless speaker is an excellent choice for the mobile audiophile who is ready to cut the cord. With its stellar acoustics and a stylish appearance, the Wren proves itself to be a precision-crafted vesatile speaker. Whether you are looking for a single room audio solution, or an interconnected home sound system, the Wren is a fantastic option.
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