VENZ APLAY ONE Review: Stylish Wireless Speaker
Venztech is not only a manufacturer of TV Boxes. The portfolio also has wireless speakers. That’s why today we want to introduce you to VENZ APLAY ONE review. We had the opportunity to test one of several VENZ wireless speakers available in the portfolio called VENZ APLAY ONE Rechargeable Wireless Speaker. Is it worth being interested in this wireless speaker? You will learn from this review.
I want to say thanks to Venz Technology Co., Ltd. (known as Venztech) company and VENZTECH B.V. for sending us a VENZ APLAY ONE to review. SRP €79.95 including VAT. It is also worth recalling that all VENZ products in Europe come with 3-year warranty. More details about VENZ APLAY ONE info here.
VENZ APLAY ONE Rechargeable Wireless Speaker Specifications
- Power output: 20W RMS
- Power supply: 5V/1.5A
- Signal to Noise Ratio: >85dB
- Frequency response: 50Hz ~ 20kHz
- Rechargeable Lithium battery: 3.7V / 2200mAh
- Input ports: 1x USB 2.0, 1x AUX IN, Micro USB 5V charging port
- Strong built casing + 4 rubber feet for balanced positioning
- Dimension: 13 x 13 x 12.5 cm
- Weight: ~1.1kg
- APLAY ONE speaker
- USB cable
- Power adapter socket
- Multi-language manual (UK, FR, DE)
First impressions, overview of features
Design VENZ APLAY ONE wireless speaker has made a big positive impression on us. The rechargeable wireless speaker looks very stylish and is made very aesthetically with very good quality materials. The combination of a black color on the top cover and on the bottom, an aluminum gray grill around, and a leather handle in the dark brown is a visually great combination. As we mentioned APLAY ONE speaker looks stylish, and will certainly be fit into your leaving room, and we have no doubt that his design will interest your friends.
On top of the speaker are touch keys. Just touch or hold it lightly so that the desired function will work. On the top cover there are buttons: Standby, CH button – change of playback mode: Bluetooth, WiFi, USB manual playback, AUX IN manual playback. VOL Down / Previous, VOL UP/ Next, PLAY / PAUSE button, they are also 2x indication LED.
On the back of the loudspeaker, closer to the bottom are: ON/OFF switch, USB port (for USB playback), WPS button, AUX IN port, micro USB charging port.
On the bottom of the speaker, there are 4 rubber feet for a stable position.
The leather handle (in dark brown color) looks elegant and makes it easy to carry the loudspeaker.
VENZ APLAY ONE is a speaker that allows audio playback through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB port, AUX IN port and a VENZ APLAY free app (via WiFi). For testing, we used Xiaomi Mi 4X smartphone (with VENZ APLAY app and BubbleUPnP for DLNA/Chromecast app, to be downloaded from the Google Play store) and PC with Windows 10 OS. VENZ APLAY app is also available for iOS. To connect via AUX IN port, we used the dodocool DA106 Hi-Fi Music Player.
Connections via Bluetooth, USB port and AUX IN port do not need to be explained. However, to connect the VENZ APLAY ONE speaker to the WiFi network you need to add it (“Add Device”) in the VENZ APLAY app. Press the WPS key on the WiFi speaker until hearing voice prompt “WiFi Searching”, then Press “Next” on the app and enter router password. If you connect the speaker with your WiFi network, every time you turn on the VENZ APLAY ONE speaker, the speaker automatically connects to the WiFi network in your home. Venztech Europe has made it easy to use VENZ APLAY app, which in addition to handling music services: Spotify, Tidal, TuneIn, iHeartRadio the application has support for multi-room mode and solo mode. We only had one speaker from Venz A-series of speakers, we could not test the multiroom mode. In APLAY app you can assign (from among 23 defined names or give your name) the name of the place where you put the speakers, for example, a bedroom, TV room, family room etc. Venztech team confirms that he added 23 speakers in the network and could still add new ones (nice!). Once your devices are added in the VENZ APLAY network you can modify your set up and choose how each device is connected to eachother (multi modus; play same music to all) or independent from eachother (play music to each device seperately). Also in this same section of the VENZ APLAY application called “DEVICE LIST” you can control the different positions of sound made by your VENZ APLAY devices, LR (stereo) – L (Left) – R (Right)
As we mentioned in addition to local access to music files (on a PC disks or in the smartphone’s memory), the application allows the use of music services: Spotify, Tidal, TuneIn, iHeartRadio. To play music from Spotify and Tidal on VENZ APLAY ONE speaker (identified as APLAY ONE_5930) a premium account/subscription is required. Below are several screenshots from the VENZ APLAY app.
VENZ APLAY ONE wireless speaker support DLNA, Airplay, Qplay/Linkplay protocol and also play content from Google Music, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive or Amazon Cloud to stream to APLAY ONE speaker by using the free BubbleUPnP for DLNA/Chromecast app on Android devices. Below screenshot.
VENZ APLAY ONE speaker is equipped with a 2200mAh rechargeable battery that allows you to play music up to 8h. We left the most important at the end. The sound coming from the APLAY ONE speaker is without reservations. The speaker sounds very well and clean, In this speaker, there is no lack of bass. Speaker also has a built-in passive radiator for more bass. Which of course does not mean that you have to listen to only techno, classical music also sounds great with this speaker and great fills the living room. The APLAY ONE speaker really sounds very loud, and without distortion, so if you suddenly decide to start a home party, APLAY ONE speaker will let you do it. The VENZ APLAY ONE wireless speaker can be silenced using the touch buttons on the speaker, through the applications and the device through which you can play the music on the speaker. The wireless connection is stable and we did not have any problems.
VENZ APLAY ONE Rechargeable Wireless Speaker is the speaker you should be interested in. It allows you to play audio from many sources (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB port, AUX IN port), as well as from various music services (Spotify, Tidal, TuneIn, iHeartRadio) and supports various protocols (DLNA, Airplay, Qplay/Linkplay). The VENZ APLAY app allows easy management not only one speaker but many in one Wifi network. You can easily manage what music, in which mode (multi or solo) and in which rooms will be played. Cooperation with well-known music services is a big plus. VENZ APLAY ONE offers great sound for every genre of music, and no doubt this speaker will be a great equipment for your living room, not only in terms of design but sound quality. The SRP price of €79.95 for such a speaker with so many features and a 3 year warranty is not excessive. If you’re looking for a good-looking wireless speaker with the WiFi option that has many features and great sound, then VENZ APLAY ONE Wireless Speaker is for you. We recommend VENZ APLAY ONE Wireless Speaker.