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Uyesee SoundMate Wireless Audio Streaming Box Review

Product Introduction

SoundMate WM201 is a WI-Fi audio streaming device, which is able to transform your old speakers to a modern Wi-Fi HiFi Smart audio System. With Soundmate, user can stream music from local storage or cloud from any of your devices by airplay or DLNA streaming protocol, including phone, Tablet PCs, laptops with complete OS support for Android, iOS,Windows, Windows and Mac compatibility.

EZCast app ensures a perfect user experience and best compatibility of all the smart devices and best audio performance, which support a comprehensive audio format for normal audio files to lossless audio files, such as fleas, ape, wav. Compared to popular audio streaming devices based on Bluetooth technology, this product uses a standard Wi-Fi connection that assures better and wider signal coverage, especially indoors.

 

Company

SHENZHEN Uyesee Co., Ltd is a leading OEM/ODM manufacturer specialized in providing an open android based hardware and software platform for OTT Android boxes with embedded digital TV tuner support.

The company has a wide range of product lines for potential customers, such as content providers, service providers and Telco operators. Their main focus is on android based smart devices, including hardware and software with a fast response team which allows them to adapt and make the necessary changes tailed to specified customer needs.

 

Product  review will be focusing on :

  1. Product intro.
  2. Company.
  3. General info & Specs
  4. Package.
  5. Unpacking.
  6. Items in package.
  7. Accessories.
  8. Design & Build Quality.
  9. Operation : Connections , Features etc.
  10. Conclusions.

 

    Main Features

  1. Support Multi-people online,share music one by one.
  2. Support all popular stream protocol : DLNA/AIRPLAY.
  3. Support playing from USB pen driver and TF card.
  4. Internet Radio : 120+ Country ,10000+Channels.
  5. Support Streaming music from the Cloud.

 

    Supported Formats

  • Audio formats : .aac,.mp3, .wav, .flac,ape .
  • Stream protocols : DLNA, Airplay,Qplay.

 

    I/O

  • 1 x Power LED: Power signal.
  • 1 x Micro USB Port ( 5V Power Supply ).
  • 1 x WiFi LED: WiFi Signal.
  • 1 x USB: Extend uDisk.
  • 1 x TF slot: TF card.
  • 1 x Audio 3.5 mm Jack Output (Analog audio interface).
  • 1 x Optical S/PDIF (supports PCM 2.0, 2.1, 5.1  channel).
  • 1 x Reset hole button (System reset).

Connectivity

  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi  Open (default), WPA, WPA2, WPA2 Mixed Security.

 

     Support & Compatibility

  • Supports IOS/Android/Windows Phone/MAC/Windows devices.

 

Package

 

Unpacking

 

Items in package:

  • 1 x SoundMate WM201 Music Streaming Box.
  • 1 x User Manual.
  • 1 x Audio AV Cable (Coax).
  • 1 x Stereo Cable (Male-Male).
  • 1 x USB Cable (USB-Micro USB).

Accessories

  • 1 x Audio AV Cable (Coax).
  • 1 x Stereo Cable (Male-Male).
  • 1 x USB Cable (USB-Micro USB).

 

Design & Build Quality

The WM201 SoundMate casing design is excellent. I am not sure if casing is completely made from plastic material (ABS) or also combines a metal frame,The general feeling is of high quality plastic molding casing with glossy smooth surfaces.

 

Dimensions

The WM201 is very compact and small in dimensions. Only 80x80x20 mm, Smaller then a standard pan ( As shown in photo below).

 

Weighting

 

Operation

Optional Connections :

– SPDIF : via Optical Cable to a Amplifier Digital Port.

– Analog Audio : via Jack 3.5 mm provide cable connection to amplifier, AUX or Headphones.

 

Connections  Diagram

 

First time Operation ( 3 Steps ) :

1 – Downloading EZCast App.

2 – Running EZCast app and selecting device SSID (Note : also listed on the bottom of box).

3 – Entering default Password : 00000000 ( Note : Also listed on the bottom of the box).

4 – Going to ‘Airsetup‘ > ‘Internet‘ and typing home network router password.

 

Play Options

– Play audio files straight from the cloud with ‘Dropbox‘ cloud service.

– Play audio files through external Storage Sources : Hard drive , TF Card, USB Dongle etc..

– Listen to online radio stations via “Radio” option.

 

 

User Manual

User manual is printed in color. Very organized and detailed, with clear to understand instructions followed by UI screenshots explaining all necessary steps needed to operate the device. On the back side you can find Chinese instructions that are less relevant.

 

Power Supply

Power supply unit isn’t included in the package, therefore you will have to connect it with 5V /0.5A Power adapter or alternatively connect it through P.C USB port.

 

Software

The WM210 box is powered by EZCast software with a user friendly and easy to handle UI. Mobile client is available for download from official EZCast website including Google market. After playing with it ‘AirDisk’ option didn’t seem to work and looks like its not active, probably a new option still under development. Streaming audio files from the cloud feature currently only support ‘Dropbox‘ service, which limits the user just to one provider. But its OK, from my personal experience and knowledge company frequently updates their mobile client and firmware’s adding new features.

 

Conclusions

The product works well and very easy to operate. The UI needs further improvements, especially in the ‘radio’ option. For a price tag of 37.99$ retail (including shipping fee) you can say it’s a pretty good deal. Great solution for listening to online radio stations from all over the world or just playing audio files independently without using a P.C. Bottom line the product is recommended and Its super cheap!

 

 

PRONS

– Mobile App including device firmware are frequently updated.

– Works well as described.

– Good Audio Quality.

– Low cost.

 

 

CONS

– ‘Radio’ option needs further improvements in terms of UI design.

– Streaming from the cloud option only support  ‘Dropbox‘ Service.

 

Web : www.uyesee.com

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Product  Web : www.ezmusic.cn

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