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Wren Sound Systems Wren V5PF Play-Fi Speaker review: Sounds as good as it looks

Jon L. Jacobi | Dec. 9, 2014
The $299 Wren V5PF was the most attractive Play-Fi unit I tested for this roundup, and easily the most accurate in its sonic reproductions. It uses the first-gen Play-Fi chip, which supports only 2.4GHz 802.11, but the V5PF streamed just as well as units with the newer dual-band module. Once you've joined it to your local network, you can return your other devices to your faster 5GHz access point.

The Wren V5PF is affordable compared to Sonos units, but it's a tad pricy for a Play-Fi device. It costs twice as much as Polk's Omni S2 (the non-rechargeable version of the S2R, which I haven't heard personally, but it has the same specs). It delivers accurate musical reproduction, looks luxurious, and features straightforward controls. Budgetary concerns absent, I'd love to have one in my house.

Note:  This product was reviewed as part of a roundup. Click here for an in-depth introduction to DTS Play-Fi ecosystem, and links to other Play-Fi product reviews.

 

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