Monster SoundStage S1 review
Monster is comparatively late to the multiroom streaming game, trailing names like Sonos and Samsung, Associate in Nursingd it's showing wisdom determined to partner with an open system -- Qualcomm's AllPlay -- instead of attempt to go it alone. At the instant, the sole AllPlay product on the U.S. market square measure out there from Monster and Fon, however additional square measure secure.
The Monster SoundStage S1 ($229) is Monster's smallest and least overpriced multiroom speaker, however it is also probably the most effective worth. It generates a large sound for its tiny size, and its property choices can guarantee anyone are going to be ready to hook it up. The larger S2 ($299) and S3 ($399) are out there.
That valuation within the U.S. lines up closely with Sonos' Play:5, Play:3 and Play:1 series of speakers, that is pretty robust competition so. Monster's speaker are going to be out there within the GB and North American nation in Oct 2015 because the StreamCast. (No valuation out there nevertheless for the united kingdom, however its U.S. costs convert to £145, £190 and £253, severally.) in the meantime, Australian valuation and availableness is nevertheless to be declared.
As so much as sound quality cares, it isn't shocking that the S1 encompasses a "Beats" sound, only if Monster designed the primary Beats headphones. If you wish like bass and crisp percussion with none of these annoying midrange distractions -- voices, acoustic instruments -- the S1 can satisfy your sonic wishes. For alittle over $200 it's likeable and "big" sounding however if you wish one thing additional with additional correct midrange and a classic hi-fi sound, it isn't for you.