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JBL Control Xstream (CONTROLXSTREAMUS) Wireless Stereo Speakers - Pair (Black)

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  • Works with the Google Assistant, you can easily control multiroom music playback via voice command. (Requires Google Home).
  • Splashproof.
  • Enjoy Multiple connection options with any device via Bluetooth or 3.5mm input.
  • Support the latest 802.11ac Wireless Home Networking Tech and Dual band connection for faster robust and stable wireless connection.
  • Chromecast streams directly from the cloud to get the highest sound quality.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Return Policies
    • Return for refund within: Non-refundable
    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Amazing speakers . 2/13/2020 12:35:51 PM

Overall Review: Was sceptical before purchase but now I am very satisfied.

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Anonymous
Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Quite satisfied with the product 1/19/2020 7:36:19 PM

Overall Review: Sounds great!!

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Speakers 1/8/2020 10:57:18 PM

Pros: Great price bought on cyber Monday

Overall Review: Happy with speakers with excellent price . Need to purchase couple more .

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Good Sound, Difficult Casting 12/28/2019 10:46:36 AM

Pros: Good audio with nice bass

Cons: Chromecast audio is very unreliable

Overall Review: I like the sound of these speakers, considering their small size. However, the 3/8 in wall mount screw doesn’t match the mount size used by most speakers (1/4 in) and Google Chromecast only likes to work when it feels like it. Issue sometimes is my Apple phone, sometimes the speaker software, sometimes the moon’s phase. Unless you’re very patient And a little techie, this won’t be a good substitute for other reliable and easy-to-use multi-room speaker systems.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Very very good price with good sound 12/25/2019 9:09:23 AM

Pros: very cheap
very good sound
It works automatically

Cons: The automatic system does not works properly

Overall Review: This product has some problems about automation system.
When I play movies with Video player, it doesn't works at all.
But I played videos with YouTube with mute, I can hear voice from Video player.
Except this problem, this speakers are amazing with wonderful price.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Great Speakers Mired by Terrible Software 12/21/2019 7:26:28 AM

Pros: Excellent sound quality, capable of deep, rich sound.

Bluetooth functionality is excellent.

Cons: Poor Chromecast integration.

Poor documentation.

Poor manufacturer support.

Overall Review: The primary selling point of these speakers is that they're supposed to be high quality speakers (they are) that work with Chromecast (they don't).

It was easy enough to setup wifi on these speakers out of the box. It only works through Google Nest/Home, but that's fine. That's exactly the setup I wanted to use them with. The problems began quickly. I was unable to stream simple audio feeds from my Google Nest devices (multiple displays and a mini) without the feed cutting out after a minute or so.

I had better luck maintaining a steady connection between my Pixel 3 and the speakers via Chromecast, but even changing the volume would run the risk of botching the feed. But I left my phone completely alone, I could listen to an audible feed for 30 minutes at a time with maybe only one drop of the feed.

All devices were on the same lan, but I was using an ASUS traffic-steering router for the wireless radios. I thought that might be the problem, so I removed the speakers from my Google Nest with the intention of re-initializing them on a basic 2.4ghz band (no possible issues of the router forcing swaps between bands). Well...I couldn't add the speakers to my network at all after that. Google sees the speakers, which I'm certain are in wifi setup mode, but the app just gets stuck trying to connect the device to the network.

So Chromecast, when it worked, worked poorly. And now I cannot even connect at all. I can still stream via bluetooth and the aux input (I think. who'd buy these to run an RCA into it?), but the whole point of the purchase was to Chromecast audio from my Google Nest displays to remote locations in the house.

The documentation is terrible. There's a map of the speakers' buttons with labels for each item, but those same labels are clearly marked on the physical speakers themselves, so repeating that information in the user's manual is pointless. The manual does tell you how to decode the rudimentary status lights on the front and back of the speakers, but that doesn't do any good other than to tell you that the speakers are clearly trying to connect with Google Next even though Goggle Nest can no longer configure the speakers.

The speakers also make obnoxiously loud noises when they power on and reconnect to the wifi. That's not a deal breaker by any means, but it got me scolded in the middle of the night when my family thought a calamity had occurred when the speakers roared to life to declare that yes, they're turned on and yes, they're connected to the wifi. Then I went through the process all over again when I unplugged them to put them in their post-initialization position.

There's no support to speak of on the manufacturer's page. There's just a PDF of the same useless owner's manual translated in a dozen different languages. No deeper, more substantial manual. No firmware to update.

TL; DR: If all you want is great sound from a bluetooth connection, these speakers are great. If you have your heart set on Chromecast, I suggest you steer clear. They do kinda-sorta work on Chromecast, but it's hit or miss and fairly sketchy. Read some of the reviews on the manufacturer's page and you find more of the same - the Chromecast functionality of these speakers is not reliable.

***edit***
I was able to reconnect to Google Home/Nest the following day. The speakers are on a dedicated 2.4ghz SSID (no band switching/steering). The performance remains spotty with the phone and unusable with streams from Google Home devices. I do not know if the issue is bad firmware update that Google pushed to their Nest devices or if it's a JBL speaker issue. However, I had no problem whatsoever connecting to my SONY A/V receiver with Chromecast, so I'm reasonably sure these speakers just have junk wifi connectivity.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Amazing Speakers 12/6/2019 5:59:34 AM

Pros: They are one of the speakers in their category that have impressed me the most, beautiful appearance, size and design. clear and powerful sound. Great

Cons: No disadvantage.

Overall Review: Elter

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Speakers 12/4/2019 9:21:11 AM

Overall Review: Great sound easy to setup and connect with my cell phone

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