For starters, the soundbar itself sounds good. That was the main reason I went for this soundbar, the sound quality has high reviews. I was able to listen to one in person before purchasing it and it sounded good to me.
I got home and set it up and was extremely confused after plugging in power and signal and didn't have a working speaker like i've done for the last 30 years of my life. I had to make a sonos account, install an app and enable bluetooth, location, and microphone access to this app, and I needed to connect the beam to my wifi. All just to use a hardwired speaker that has a direct signal being fed to it via the optical to hdmi adapter that was included. Why is all this necessary just to use the speaker with a hardwired signal? I can use a smart tv without ever connecting it to the internet, just give it a signal and it works.
Can I disconnect the beam from my wifi? Can I remove the app on my phone and still have a working speaker? If the answer is no then i'm likely returning this speaker, it makes no sense to me
Return it. You wanted a dumb speaker and bought a smart one. Lesson learned.
thanks, i’m surprised a smart speaker isn’t capable of playing dumb for some users.
I did boot it from my wifi and removed the app and it appears to be working still, we’ll see if it eventually breaks
It’ll work until you reset it. Why did you buy an expensive speaker, meant to be part of a wifi multiroom audio system when you do not want to use multiroom nor wifi?
Because it has great reviews for sound quality in the all-in-one compact soundbar category