Yamaha PDX-50 review

This smart looking speaker from Yamaha features a new wireless technology for the iPod. Dubbed AirWired, the setup transmits uncompressed audio in real time, so it should sync up if you watch video on the screen and use the PDX-50 for the audio.

We were struck by how easy it was to set up. All you do is take the speaker out of the box, plug it into the mains, and dock the iPod or iPhone into the handheld transmitter. A green light flashes on each unit, and you’re ready to start.

Sound is expansive and full, and quite bassy. It’s a touch woolly at lower volumes, but considering the size of the speaker it sounds pretty satisfying.

Yamaha has come up with a good wireless system, and we love the fact that you can use your iPod or iPhone as a remote control without Bluetooth pairing – the speaker system actually turns off when the iPod turns off or disconnects.

OUR VERDICT

Sound is pleasing without being exceptional, and the handheld element could be sturdier. Overall, though, the PDX-50 is a fun option.

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