The Phorus PS5 lets you add wireless music to any (and every) room
Easy multi-room music powered by Play-Fi
After a trial run at my house, I found the Phorus PS5 an accessible first step into the world of whole-home audio. On its own, it's a great powered speaker. Designed by the digital sound specialists at DTS, it packs an impressive sonic punch and plays music wirelessly from your phone, tablet, or Windows® PC.
But thanks to a technology called DTS Play-Fi®, the PS5 is the start of much more. You can add compatible Play-Fi wireless speakers to more rooms in your home. Then, you can listen to the same song throughout your house, or a different tune in every room.
From our Phorus PS5 wireless speaker and PR5 wireless receiver review:
A quick and effortless way to add music to any room...This single speaker handled the complex, sometimes erratic bass line of the new D'Angelo album. A bass port in the back really lifted the low end. The mids, where a lot of the vocals and guitar riffs live, were pretty convincing too.
— Jeff Miller, Crutchfield A/V Writer
Setup and control on your phone or tablet
Download the free Phorus Play-Fi app and you're ready to use the PS5 in mere minutes. It's available for Android™, iOS®, and Kindle Fire, along with Windows PC operating systems. Use the app to control your music selection, playback, and volume.
Great sound from a wide selection of digital music
Play-Fi gives you easy access to audio files you have stored on computers, music servers, and mobile devices across your network, including high-quality lossless files. There's support for Spotify, Pandora®, TIDAL, and SiriusXM. Plus, you can choose from over 37,000 free Internet radio streams, for a nearly endless supply of music and other programming.
The PS5 speaker connects to your home network via dual-band Wi-Fi®, reducing drop-outs and interference when playing your music. A dual-core digital signal processor and a pair of Class D amplifiers deliver your tunes with rich sound.
Mix and match speakers in other rooms
With Play-Fi, you can create a simple yet flexible multi-room audio system. Play-Fi allows you to send the same song to multiple components and speakers, play a different song in every room, or let each member of the family control speakers independently with their own device. Best of all, the Phorus PS5 can work with other Play-Fi devices from other manufacturers. That means you can mix and match different brands of wireless speakers and components, offering more flexibility than closed systems.
Built-in Bluetooth with aptX® and Apple® AirPlay®
Along with Play-Fi, the PS5 includes Bluetooth, so you can listen to the sound from virtually any mobile app, including streaming music services, games, YouTube videos, and more. It's also a great way to let guests quickly pair up their own mobile device and share their music. You also get aptX audio coding, an advanced type of Bluetooth wireless streaming that retains virtually all the detail of the audio signal it carries.
The PS5 is also AirPlay-compatible, for convenient wireless playback from your iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad®, or computer running iTunes®.