Audioengine W1: Enter Stereophonic Wireless Sound

Audioengine W1: Enter Stereophonic Wireless Sound

Anthony Nguyen
Aug 13, 2009

The boys at Audioengine, makers of the acclaimed A2 speakers we're so bonkers about, claim to have a much more streamlined solution than using Apple's Airport Express for audio streaming.

Software-less, simple to use, and completely wireless, Audioengine's W1 doubly dongle solution allows for streaming cd-quality audio up to 100 feet from your computer (or pretty much anything with a mini jack) to an audio destination of your choice. More details, after the jump.

Update: The latest version of Apple's Airport Express does support wireless-N. Thanks Benji for catching it!

This chart sums up the numerous applications of the Audioengine W1. We imagine it'd be fairly convenient using it to connect your Mac or PC computer to an audio station in the kitchen (sorta like our Airport Express setup mentioned last week) or perhaps streaming your receiver's surround channels to a pair of rear powered surround speakers to avoid wire clutter altogether.

Audioengine explains, "Powered by USB from your computer or from our A/C adapter, the W1 provides CD-quality HD stereo sound with no reduction in audio quality. You can do this up to 100 feet with no degradation whatsoever." We might have to look into that. We'll keep you guys posted if they decide to send us a little unit for review in the near future.

You can purchase the Audioengine W1 audio streaming kit for $149.

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