From the Korus team – 11/27/13
If you are an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac® or PC user and would like to sift through the pros and cons of various wireless speakers, listen up! Tech reviewers for three publications that cover Apple and Mac technology, iPhone Life , Electronista and MacNN, have recently put Korus through its paces and given it a big thumbs up!
Electronista and MacNN compared the innovations and technology of Korus favorably to the ingenuity of Apple’s discontinued audio line. The reviewer said, “Korus is the wireless speaker that Apple would build today if it had continued the high-end audio equipment line after the Apple Hi-Fi.” And the reviewer for iPhone Life wrote, “The target audience (for Korus) is audiophiles, so I expected high-end sound, range, and overall quality comparable to a wired installation, and I was not disappointed.” If you’re considering buying a Korus to improve your wireless music experience, these reviews are a MUST READ!
IPHONE LIFE: BETTER RANGE THAN BLUETOOTH
Todd Bernhard of iPhone Life had the chance to demo the Korus wireless speakers firsthand. In his review, he lamented the limitations of Bluetooth speakers (“the sound can be unreliable. . . . and you can’t build a whole-house audio solution around Bluetooth.”) He faulted Airplay for “locking you into Apple devices and supported apps.” He found no such limitations with Korus, which “brings its own technology to the table.” He wrote, “The range of the Baton was more than required for my 2,200 square foot house. It even works outdoors, letting you control the pool party from the comfort of your living room.”
Initially, Todd was concerned that using the baton to stream his music to the speaker would drain his iOS device’s battery. However, he was pleased to find that the Korus all-in-one package contained a charging cable that enclosed his baton, “allowing you to use the features of the Korus while charging your gadget.” Check out his full review here.
ELECTRONISTA AND MacNN: V-400 AND V-600 PACK A PUNCH
Also this week, Mike Wuerthele of Electronista and MacNN had an opportunity to demo both the V600 and V400 Korus systems. In testing the smaller V400, he realized it packed quite the punch. He wrote, “The system was so powerful at higher volumes that it started shaking the joint in the wood table that it was set on at between 75 and 80 percent of max volume!” He went on to test the V600 system and said, “We thought the V400 was a complete room-filling sound until we tried the V600. The V600 is more—more range, more bass, more volume, more of everything.”
Mike also had a concern about the durability of the Korus batons, but his tests put any doubts to rest. “We tortured the Korus speakers and baton setup. Beat the batons up, left them plugged in with the phone bouncing around in a pocket all day, held the phone by the baton, and so much more. While none of these behaviors are endorsed by Korus, we found the batons to be quite durable and resistant to most anything a normal user would impose on them. Even after abuse, the USB charging cable that plugs directly into the Baton to connect to the phone still functioned properly.” You can read Mike’s full review here.
KORUS ACES TECH LAB TESTS
As you can see, Korus has been tested time and time again, and always holds up well in the tech review laboratory! With the holidays fast approaching, there is no better gift for that audiophile on your list than a Korus. Get the all-in-one bundle (V400: $349.99, V600: $449.99) at your local Best Buy Magnolia Design Center or online at korussound.com today for a savings of $140!