On the surface, you might think that Fluance, with their wireless speaker, the Fluance Fi50, is targeting Sonos. However, whereas Sonos bread and butter are multi-room audio, Fluance latest speaker is aimed toward those who need a great sounding wireless speaker that is simple to make use of and affordable. Fluance, which has burst on the scene with their low-cost yet great-sounding audio gear has managed to jam audiophile level options within the Fluance Fi50 whereas still conserving the worth.
The Fluance Fi50 boasts some fairly high-end parts. If incorporates a 2-way design with dual 3/5-inch silk comfortable dome ferrofluid cooled tweeters mounted in the middle of dual 5 inch woven glass fiber composite drivers. The Fluance Fi50 has a frequency response of 40Hz – 20KHz which is fairly impressive for this size of a speaker. To help minimize low-frequency distortion, it additionally has 2 tuned bass ports within the rear designed to provide deep powerful bass and improve efficiency.
The speaker measures 20 x 5 x 7 inches and weighs a substantial 13lbs. A few of its heft can be attributed to its handmade audio-grade MDF wood cabinetry which has generous internal bracing. The Fluance Fi50 comes in 3 finishes Black Ash, Lucky Bamboo, and Natural Walnut.
Bluetooth integration is designed to be as easy and seamless as possible. As quickly as you are inside range of the Fluance Fi50, its auto-pairing technology will automatically synchronise together with your bluetooth device.
Bluetooth is not recognized for its audio fidelity, however, the Fluance Fi50 contains bluetooth with AptX support. AptX is designed to convey bluetooth audio to near CD quality levels.
When you prefer a wired connection, the Fluance Fi50 has a 3.5mm input for connecting external audio units as well as a convenient USB input which can be utilized to charge mobile devices.
At 1st look, it could seem that Fluance has done it again. Based on its specs the Fluance Fi50 has all the qualities that should result in a fantastic listening experience.
- Can’t complain about its cost
- Reasonable audio quality that favors audio in the lower range
- Great Bluetooth connectivity range
- Conventional looking design
- Light set of features
- Larger size makes it tough to fit into cabinets/shelves