Really enjoyed my time with this speaker. It was smaller than I expected out of the box and packaged very nicely. Setup was simple, the app connected to the speaker with Bluetooth first, and then to my WiFi where I primarily streamed using Spotify Connect. Overall, setup took about 3-5 minutes. I did not use the Sony app very much to control the device for streaming, but it would control some of the other features like the lantern functionality. I'd say this speaker is best suited for a more intimate space where you don't need to turn it up too loud to enjoy it. It can play plenty loud, but did start to distort at high volumes. I really enjoyed the 360 degree sound field that it produced, I placed the speaker in the center of my room and was able to get quality sound while walking in a circle around it. Plenty of clarity and detail to the sound, with a nice punchy bass from the passive radiator. It had the pace and detail to keep up with bluegrass picking as well as the midrange presence for some smoother rock with a heavier bass guitar. It also provided enough bass to keep me happy when listening to my old school hip hop. I mainly listened to this on my desk at home, but this would be a great addition to a kitchen or office where you are looking for a great sound from something that also looks great and won't take up a ton of space. The battery life was awesome, I was able to bring it outside on the porch and listen for hours on end.
Pros: -360 degree sound -Small form factor -Detailed mids/highs with punchy bass -Easy setup -Seamlessly connected to Bluetooth when out of WiFi range
Cons: -Not a ton of stereo separation because of 360 degree sound, however two can be paired together -Lantern can be a bit distracting because it truly is random
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