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Audioengine B-Fi

Wi-Fi® streamer with Apple AirPlay®

Item # 772BFI

The B-Fi lets you stream high-resolution audio via Wi-Fi to your current audio receiver or powered speaker system.

The B-Fi lets you stream high-resolution audio via Wi-Fi to your current audio receiver or powered speaker system.

Item # 772BFI

Ships free

Temporarily out of stock

Expected: 4/29/2021

$189.00

About the Audioengine B-Fi

Quality sound with wireless convenience

The Audioengine B-Fi gives you high-fidelity streaming over your home Wi-Fi network. Connect it to your existing home theater receiver or powered speakers and access online music services like Spotify®, Qobuz, TIDAL, and more. Or play files from your own library on your local network.

Quality sound with wireless convenience

Audioengine B-Fi

The B-Fi has stereo RCA output — great for connecting to bookshelf speakers.

The Audioengine B-Fi gives you high-fidelity streaming over your home Wi-Fi network. Connect it to your existing home theater receiver or powered speakers and access online music services like Spotify®, Qobuz, TIDAL, and more. Or play files from your own library on your local network.

The B-Fi's built-in 24-bit/192kHz DAC delivers clear, detailed sound and supports high-resolution playback. You can even use multiple B-Fi streamers to create your own multi-room audio system. (Audio playback is 16-bit in multi-room mode.)

Audioengine Control app

Control the B-Fi with Audioengine's mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. It's a free download from the Apple® App Store and Google Play. Popular music services are built right in. Or use Apple AirPlay® to send whatever is playing on your iPhone®, iPad®, or computer running iTunes® directly to the B-Fi. (AirPlay allows playback to a single room only.)

Multi-room flexibility

The Audioengine app lets you control up to 12 B-Fi streamers in multiple rooms simultaneously. Low-latency playback keeps the rooms in sync. Have one song play in the living room, kitchen, and bedroom, or choose a different song for each room.

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Product highlights:

  • stream via Wi-Fi from online music services or your own library of songs
  • add streaming sources to your existing audio receiver or powered speaker system
  • built-in 24-bit/192kHz DAC supports high-res playback
  • stereo RCA analog audio output
  • optical digital (Toslink) audio output
  • Apple AirPlay lets you send music from your iOS® device or computer running iTunes to a single B-Fi unit
  • built-in 2.4GHz Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • no Ethernet port for hardwired network connection
Audioengine Control app:
  • free download from Apple App Store and Google Play
  • control multi-room playback with up to 12 B-Fi streamers in the same network
  • play the same song in several rooms, or different songs in different rooms
    • audio playback is 16-bit in multi-room mode
  • play music from Spotify, TIDAL, Qobuz, TuneIn, or Napster, or iHeart Radio (subscriptions may be required)
  • stream music stored on your smartphones, tablets, computers, or network drives (UPnP and DLNA compatible)
General info:
  • AC power adapter with detachable 6.5-foot cable
  • 42-inch RCA cable included
  • microfiber bag
  • 3-9/16"W x 3-13/16"H x 5-1/16"D (including Wi-Fi antenna)
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # B-Fi

What's in the box:

  • Wireless audio streamer
  • USB/AC power adapter
  • 6.5' microUSB-to-USB cable
  • 42" Stereo RCA cable
  • Cloth drawstring pouch
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Audioengine Brochure

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Features & specs

Connections
Ethernet Port No
USB Port No
Aux Input No
Phono Input No
Digital Input No
HDMI Input No
Headphone Jack No
Subwoofer Output No
Wireless Features
Bluetooth No
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi Bands 2.4 GHz
Audio Specs
Max. Digital Audio Bit Depth 16-bit
Max. Digital Audio Sample Rate 44.1 kHz
Ecosystems
Apple AirPlay Yes
DTS Play-Fi No
Chromecast built-in No
Roon No
Sonos No
HEOS No
MusicCast No
SoundTouch No
Bose Home Speaker No
WiSA No
BluOS No
Klipsch Stream No
KEF Stream No
Music Services
Amazon Music No
Apple Music No
iHeart Radio No
Pandora No
Qobuz Yes
SiriusXM No
Spotify Connect
Tidal Yes
TuneIn Yes
YouTube Music No
Control
Handheld Remote No
Control by app Apple iOS, Android
Amazon Alexa No
Google Assistant No
Other Specs
Width (Inches) 3.5625
Height (Inches) 3.8125
Depth (Inches) 5.0625
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years

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Features

Wireless Audio Streamer: The Audioengine B-Fi wireless audio streamer lets you upgrade your current home stereo system with wireless network connectivity so you can listen to your favorite online music services, internet radio, as well as music libraries stored on your smartphone, tablet, or computer through your existing home audio system. The Audioengine B-Fi is easy to set up, simple to control, and features analog & digital outputs for high-resolution audio.

16-Bit/44.1kHz ES9023 DAC: The Audioengine B-Fi employs a 16-bit/44.1kHz ES9023 DAC (digital-to-analog converter) for high-resolution audio playback. It supports compressed music files such as MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV, ALAC, APE, and OGG (up to 16-bit/44.1kHz).

Wireless Network Connectivity: The Audioengine B-Fi wireless audio streamer features built-in 2.4GHz WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n), so you can wirelessly connect to your home's WiFi router and ISP (Internet Service Provider) in order to access online music services, internet radio, and local network music libraries.

Note: The Audioengine B-Fi does not offer an Ethernet jack for a hardwired connection. It does not support 5GHz WiFi 802.11ac.

Audioengine Control App: You'll need to download the Audioengine Control App (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) onto your compatible smartphone or table device for WiFi network setup, access to online music services, playback control, and multiroom audio distribution. You'll be able to control your music, volume, presets (up to 10) and speaker selection from anywhere in your home from the Audioengine Control app on your compatible mobile device.

Online Music Services: Within the Audioengine Control app you have access to a variety of online music services - including TuneIn, iHeart Radio, Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, and Napster.

  • TuneIn:TuneIn gives you access to the world's radio stations, shows and podcasts, all for free. Over 100,000 channels from every corner of the earth, plus live and on-demand radio shows from around the world.
  • iHeartRadio: iHeartRadio is a free, all-in-one digital radio and music streaming service that lets you listen to thousands of live stations from across the country and allows you to create personalized custom stations featuring songs from the artist you select and similar
  • Spotify: Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.
  • Tidal: Tidal is a global streaming service that offers over 30 million songs in high-fidelity CD sound quality. TIDAL has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. Both pricing levels allow you to access TIDAL's entire music library. The $19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at CD-level quality.
  • Qobuz: Qobuz is a paid streaming service that gives you access to more than 40 million tracks. Discover new artists and albums with selections and playlists from musical experts.
  • Napster: Napster is a paid online music service that provides you with a music collection complete with millions of songs, entire albums and artist hits spanning the decades. Enjoy more than 30 million tracks at 320kbps AAC.

Mobile Device Audio Streaming: You are able to wirelessly stream music stored on your Apple iOS device (such as iPhone or iPad) and Android OS device (such as a smartphone or tablet) to the B-Fi using the Audioengine Control App. You can access, browse, and control your mobile device's stored music files through the Audioengine Control app. The app will also display song, artist, and album information, as well as album art.

Note: Your mobile devices' music libraries must be stored locally on the device and not in the cloud.

AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+) library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the Audioengine B-Fi, over your home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the B-Fi; you can even download Apple's free Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback functions of the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer that is being streamed to the unit.

Notes: AirPlay is accessed independently from the Audioengine Control app. Audioengine B-Fi does not support AirPlay 2.

Computer Audio Streaming: The Audioengine B-Fi streamer supports DLNA and UPnP for wireless streaming from a Windows or Mac computer. You'll be able to control and browse your computer's local music library from the Audioengine Control app on your comaptible Apple iOS or Android mobile device. The Audioengine Control App will also display song title, artist name, album name, and album art.

  • DLNA: The Audioengine B-Fi is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8/10 compliant for audio networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on your Windows PC or DLNA compliant NAS through the Audioengine Control app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device.
  • UPnP: With support for UPnP (Universal Plug-And-Play), you'll be able to effortlessly stream music stored on your Windows PC, Mac computer, NAS drive, or other UPnP compliant device directly to the Audioengine B-Fi. The network device needs to running a universal plug and play (UPnP) service; free and paid UPnP services are available. Some systems include a built-in version of a UPnP service.

Note: Your digital music files must be stored locally on your computer, NAS drive, or other DLNA/UPnP device.

Multiroom Audio: You can add multiple B-Fi streamers to other music and home theater systems around your your home to create a multiroom audio distribution eco-system. You can listen to the same song in every room or listen to different music in different rooms. It delivers 16-bit/44.1kHz audio with low-latency and no audio lag between systems and speakers. Multiroom audio distribution setup and control is all done through the Audioengine Control app.

  • The Audioengine Control app supports a maximum of 12 rooms (most home networks can only support 8). You can wirelessly stream to each room individually or group rooms together (up to 6).
  • Compatible online music services, mobile device audio (including AirPlay), and computer audio (including DLNA and UPnP) can be distributed between multiple Audioengine B-Fi streamers in different rooms.

Stereo Pairing: You can also use two B-Fi streamers on two different powered speakers to create a stereo pair. Connect one B-Fi streamer to each speaker and stereo pair them through the Audioengine Control app.

Analog & Digital Outputs: The Audioengine B-Fi is outfitted with analog and digital outputs to connect to your existing home stereo. The analog output consists of stereo RCA jacks, while the digital output features an optical (toslink) jack.

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What is the difference between this unit and having an amplifier that has Bluetooth? I want to play the songs on my iPhone at their best quality. Should I be buying this and hooking it up to my Bluetooth 2-channel amp?
[ John  Dec 31, 2020 ]
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The B-Fi unit receives your digital music over your wi-fi system that you have already in your house probably from your router. It is uncompressed and does not use bluetooth at all . When working it does sound slightly better than bluetooth 5.0 by my ears. My windows 10 will NOT play FLAC files but will play WMA lossless. My Galaxy 20S and Galaxy S9 will play both files with ease. The B-fi connects to the preamp section of your receiver via RCA cables. It also has to be plugged into a power source.
[ WAYNE  Jan 15, 2021 ]
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Bluetooth is a one-to-one communication technology. The Streaming anchor-point (often an application on an iPhone which is connected to the music source, or iPhone equivalent) uses Bluetooth to connect to one speaker. As long as the anchor-point stays in Bluetooth range of the speaker, life is good. Connecting to a "powered (amplified) speaker", the Audioengine B-Fi device acts as an anchor-point and communicates through Wi-Fi from the music source. You use the free Audioengine iPhone app to connect and tie the music source to the B-Fi device. You are no longer limited to the Bluetooth range - you are now using WiFi. My reason for buying the B-Fi is that I wanted to connect more than one speaker together. With two B-Fi devices (up to eight are supported) you can group B-Fi's and their speakers together and they will will play the same music, synchronized. Hope this helps . . .
[ DOUG  Jan 15, 2021 ]
Q
Can "YouTube Music" be streamed to the B-Fi using an Android phone!?
[ Michael  Dec 18, 2020 ]
1 answer
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No, You Tube music cannot be streamed using the Audioengine B-FI That's the reason why I'm returning the product. Hector
[ HECTOR  Dec 18, 2020 ]
Q
The specs on the AudioEngine site say 16bit/44.1kHz, but here on Crutchfield it says 24bit/192kHz. What is the maximum resolution of this device?
[ JPGJPG  Sep 01, 2020 ]
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Got this from an Audioengine engineer: Good afternoon from Audioengine, thanks for reaching out to us! When we were in the initial planning and development stages for the B-Fi, we investigated building it to be 24-Bit. What we found though, is that building it to work reliably as a multi-room solution wasn't feasible at 24-bit, and after fully exploring our options, we decided that multi-room functionality with great lossless CD quality playback was a more valuable solution overall. We know that some of the audiophiles out there may consider this egregious, but we're okay with that. To most, this is a reasonable trade-off.
[ Freddie  Dec 02, 2020 ]
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Calvin  Sep 19, 2020 ]  Staff
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