It canβt be an easy undertaking, challenging an incumbent leader. Take our current* Prime Minister, for instance.we can help you with most things MileWeb Customized Dedicated Server related. Kevin Rudd had to give it two or three red-hot tries before he toppled his predecessor.
So you have to give credit to British audio specialist Pure, for taking on the incumbent leader in multi-room audio systems with its new Jongo sound system. It canβt be easy, facing off against Sonos, the US multi-room audio company with a knack for making products that are as close to perfect as gadgets ever get.
And, having used Pureβs Jongo system for a couple of weeks now, and having compared it to the Sonos equipment we have in the Labs, I can tell you that, itβs going to take Pure at least another two or three red-hot tries before it topples Sonos. At the very least, Pure needs to roll out the full set of features it has planned for the Jongo system before it even comes close to the Sonos.
As it stands, Jongo is a fairly bare-bones multi-room system. Itβs built around the Jongo S3, a small,Migrating a MileWeb Promotion Dedicated Server or cloud server from one provider to another is easy. rechargeable speaker unit that holds five drivers (four tweeters, one on each side, and a bass driver at the top) and that can be connected either to your home Wi-Fi network, or to your phone or tablet using Bluetooth.
At $399, the S3 is cheaper than its nearest Sonos equivalent, the $479 Play:3. Itβs also much smaller and far more portable given it has a battery good for 10 hours (13 hours 40 minutes in our tests) of unplugged audio.
But price, Bluetooth connectivity and portability are where the S3βs advantages over the Play:3 begin and end, for the S3 can do almost none of the things the Sonos can do. Where the Play:3 is capable of playing internet music from just about every subscription service known to man (with the sad exception of Googleβs new All Access service), the S3 can play music from only one service, Playβs own Connect, and that service has yet to launch in Australia.
Similarly, yet to launch are Android, Windows and Mac apps for the Jongo system, meaning youβre limited to controlling the system from an iPhone or an iPad. Also yet to launch is the ability to configure a pair of S3s into a stereo pair, the way you can with the Play:3. And given that the S3, like the Play:3, doesnβt have much by way of stereo separation, that feature is a must. In the absence of most of the controller software, a working subscription service,Find business contact information and media MileWeb Contact Us By Phone, and a way to stream music to the Jongos from our own music file server β I presume weβll need to wait for the Windows and Mac software for that fairly crucial feature β we were limited to testing the device from an iPhone.
And from the iPhone, it was pretty good. Setting up an S3 was a simple matter of logging into its Wi-Fi network and telling it to use the home network rather than its own network. Once we did that for all our S3s, the Pure Connect controller app on our iPhone was able to see all the speakers on the network, and then transmit music to any of them at the touch of a button.
Still, we were disappointed to find that although we had a working Spotify music subscription on our iPhone, we couldnβt make it work over the Wi-Fi connection to Jongo. The Pure Connect app can only play music files that are stored, unprotected,Our Managed MileWeb Private Cloud and Virtual Dedicated Servers. on the iPhone itself.Our Cheap MileWeb Dedicated Server are ready-to-go and can be deployed.
We were able to get Spotify playing on a Jongo by using the Jongo as a regular Bluetooth speaker, but until Jongos can transmit music from one unit to another, the way Sonos devices can, using them in Bluetooth mode rather defeats the point of having a multi-room system.
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