Our family likes having sound in the background when we are in the house. A lot of times I catch my boys turning on the TV and not even really watching it. They just want the noise.
We are a musical family and love listening to music but sometimes it is just simpler to turn on the TV for noise. We recently were introduced to the Phorus PS5 Speaker and listening to music just got even easier than turning on the TV.
The Phorus PS5 Speaker allows you to stream music from basically any smartphone, tablet, or computer, using DTS Play-Fi, Bluetooth, or Apple Airplay. From the free Phorus app (Android, Kindle Fire, iOS, Windows PC) you can play music from your library, Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, DLNA Servers, AM/FM/Internet Radio, Podcasts, and more.
The PS5 Speaker offers amazing wireless streaming and performance thanks to its versatile dual band 802.11abgn WiFi signal.
Phorus PS5 Set-up
Set-up is quite simple. You basically plug in the speaker, turn on the power to enter set up mode and then use the Phorus app to complete set up. Simply choose the speaker that you want to use (the app supports having multiple speakers in the home) and select which platform you want to use from the choices that it gives you. Our family tends to stick to Pandora and iTunes.
You can use the Phorus SP5 speaker via Bluetooth and Apple’s AirPlay rather than using the Phorus app. Getting connected to both of these applications is just as easy as the initial set-up of the speaker. The benefit of Bluetooth and AirPlay is that any sound you would get from your smartphone or tablet streams to the speaker.
If you want to listen to a specific song via YouTube, Bluetooth or AirPlay would be the way to go. We also had to chuckle when we realized we could hear the typing noises from the keypad and my son’s HayDay game sounds. In general, we found that using the Phorus app was the most convenient and made the most sense.
Multiple devices can run the Phorus App. If someone is already connected to the speaker, and you use it, it will tell you that the primary speaker was taken over by another user. You can also control the volume level from any device that is connected to the speaker.
The music streams as pure loss-less audio for uncompromising quality. Custom acoustic design with DTS Sound gives you rich, clean audio at every volume level. Especially in the morning when we are getting ready to head out for the day, we crank up the volume and enjoy listening to our favorite Christian artists on Pandora.
I have been extremely impressed by how well the sound fills not only the room that the speaker is in but throughout the entire house.
The Phorus PS5 speaker also has multi-room wireless technology that allows you to add, link and control speakers in multiple rooms of your house using your Wi-Fi network. While we only have the one speaker, from what I have read, you can pick which speakers you want to control via the Phorus app.
You can play the same music throughout the entire house so that when you move from room to room, the music is the same or, you can play different music on different speakers.
- Great sound – even at high levels, the sound is rich and clear without any distortion
- The app is super convenient to use
- The speaker has a nice, clean look to it that fits in with any decor
- Size – while the speaker is not huge, it gives huge sound
- When using via Bluetooth and Airplay, we consistently found that the volume was not nearly as loud (and not loud enough) as when you are using the Phorus app
The Phorus PS5 is available via the Phorus website for $199. You can also find it on Amazon (with free shipping) for the same price. However, in honor of Mother’s day, Phorus is holding a mega Buy One Get One 50% off sale on all marked products. Simply enter the code MyMomsPlaylist when purchasing on their website.
Do you want to enjoy fantastic music in your house? We are giving away a PS5 Speaker to one lucky winner! Valued at $199.99, the Phorus PS5 is a great way to Rock Your House!
Contest ends on May 6th at 12:00 am. US Residents only. Must be 18 or over to win. Good Luck!!!!
Sportify 3-Month Giveaway
Phorus and Spotify are teaming up together for a Phorus Mother’s Day Spotify Playlist Giveaway, giving away a free three-month Spotify Premium Gift Code ($29.97 value) every day from April 18th – May 6th.
To enter, follow @phorusaudio on Twitter, and tweet the hashtag #mymomsplaylist with a response to Phorus’ question-of-the-day about mom’s listening habits. At the end of each day, Phorus will compile a special Mother’s Day Playlist with all the suggestions and pick a random winner for the Spotify package.
A Mom’s Perspective
The Phorus PS5 speaker has helped our family turn off the TV and enjoy music throughout the entire house when we are just hanging around. For us, convenience is
always high on the list of why we like certain things and the Phorus PS5 definitely deserves a 10 when it comes to convenience.
In addition, the Phorus PS5 speaker offers a high quality sound that makes us enjoy using it. I love that it does not take up a whole lot of room and looks nice. I also appreciate that it works with so many different platforms – specifically Android and Apple, as I use both in our household.
- I was given a Phorus PS5 Speaker to review. All opinions are my own.