Bought them in September or October 2016. I was in search of a couple of small handy stereo speakers to play music and thought they seemed smooth as they have Spotify Connect.
When I got them home saw them out to keep good quality and had a good size.
The setup was almost a nightmare with the app you would use. The hanged himself and crashed almost all the time but eventually I got it work and was really pleased. The app was last updated 2014-10-29 (Android) so feels like a huge abondonware. The following day when I came home from work, however, had them reset itself and I had to run setup again. And again. And again. And again.
I thought I could try to update them with new firmware but Nocs website there are only instructions but no file to download the new firmware. I emailed Nocs 2016-11-03 but got no answer so tried to email them again and again, a total of six times in November and December but never got any answer.
I did however contact with Digital Inn where I bought them and they offered me to send them back if I wanted. I was still happy once they did so figured hold out a little longer. They still continued to reset itself and in the end I bought a Chromecast Audio I "patched" with the speakers. With it plugged in, they never lose standby and now works them really well.
Had I but known it before, I probably bought a few expensive speakers, as I now do not use Spotify Connect without completely running through Chromecast Audio.
I finally got an answer of Nocs CEO 2017-01-06 as follows:
"Sorry that we have not answered - we have moved our office and also restructured at large.
We have no new software right now. Which version do you have? Have you resettat? "
I replied to the email, and since then I have not heard a word from them. Really bad customer management, one might think ...
Obviously I resettat them. They have also attended themselves many times and to put up a product page with information on how to update the firmware when they do not have any other firmware sounds weird right.
Moving an office should not take two months and that the whole company goes down and not respond to an e-mail during that time in my ears sounds unbelievable. Either they have big problems with their company or they do not care at all about their clients.
I'm still happy with the sound of them but to use them, I have more to thank Google than Nocs.
Unfortunately, I will probably never buy a new product of Nocs or recommend them to anyone else.
I have previously had two pairs of headphones from them, and the first pair lasted just over a year. The others died after two weeks. Maybe I just had bad luck ...
Now I have found an error, namely that our microwave interferes with the connection to the speakers!
The others who have complained that the connection is lost, I feel fortfarane not recognize as my works perfectly except when you heat something in the microwave (read popcorn for the Friday cosiness)! If the others have discovered something that the speakers are disturbed by it would be good info for the manufacturer!
Have had mine for 4 months now and have not experienced problems only once. No dropouts or speakers are not "visible" .My network environment is exclusively apple products and speakers stream I via computer or mobile. The sound is really really good and I wish me several pieces to other rooms. I run, however, no Spotify and have never tried either, exclusively TuneIn, iTunes and web radio. Airplay itself to be more stable than the bluetooth so the question is how the other switches themselves, to me it sounds like they have confused it and connects via BT.
Do these at work, used 90% of the time to spotify - where not do any good job. They fall out at regular intervals, usually begins to play again after a few minutes.
Hope a firmware fix resolves this eventually.
UPDATED: Now six months later have spotify connect completely stopped working. And aux-in is extremely unstable (often requires restart).
Have had these for a few months and have to say that this speaker design harmonize fancy, but technical and software-wise these speakers a fiasco.
* Information and technical support is very weak.
* AUX input does not work if you have configured the speakers to connect via WIFI.
* Bluetooth is unstable and does not always work. Might conflict with the WiFi?
* If you do a "factory reset" and ignore WIFI and Bluetooth connectivity to operate the AUX input.
* Speakers turns itself off after a period of time and you have to start them up again.
* The boot takes irritating long after they closed off and waiting for to switch to AUX.
* IOS and Android app is beneath contempt and guides the user. It is then much better to check YouTube.
That the company may sell such substandard products is astonishing.
Do I want to update after 6 months of use. Most considering that the following terms are uttered in my home too many times: "Ohh," "Gaah", "What the hell?", "Do you see them on your iPhone?", "Spotify Connect then?" "If you restart your ? "" I think they hanged "," Can you push the button? " etc.
Very unstable Air Play that can be used when the speakers pleases. Spotify Connect tend too often to malfunction. The number of times that the speakers completely do not want to give a sound is too high. Whether the speaker ports in standby or switched off completely (which require physical button press to start) feels like an advanced random number generator.
No new firmware on the six months I had them. Support has urged me to keep your eyes open for this as there are known problems with sleep and wireless override.
Initial Rating (8/10):
Bought these for 3400kr and can at once say I bought them in the first place because I think that they were good-looking. And they are also, small and neat and classy.
There are more (read more) speaker outputs than I need. The speakers are primarily designed to support the wireless (compressed) streams and the well is probably the licenses that you have to pay for too simply.
I use AirPlay, Spotify Connect and AUX port (from the TV / HTPC) and it is clear that it is convenient to them is precisely the wireless interfaces. There is no remote control which does not make anything, it's a pity only that AirPlay overrides the auxiliary source, and when you want it back audio via the AUX input, you simply get up and press the button on the back.
The speakers have only 802.11g network. Ev. because the multicast forwarding (AirPlay / Bonjour) work poorly in my home environment does not work AirPlay between my 5GHz 802.11n networks and the speakers have a friend with the same problem. Because this needs to be entities at 2.4GHz network (802.11g) to AirPlay to work (despite the fact that Apple TV works between different bandwidths). Spotify Connect and web interface (HTTP) works between bandwidths but the app on iOS devices suffer from the same problems as AirPlay so it probably using Bonjour.
I've had some problems with Spotify Connect hangs, but I think that's because Spotify Connect function itself bad, I blame the speakers for it. The speakers themselves have hung entirely on a few occasions but it has gotten better since I updated the software.