LG Announces New Collection of Bluetooth Speakers Coming This Fall

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LG recently unveiled a trio of new Bluetooth speaker collections ahead of the IFA 2016 tech conference taking place in Berlin September 2-7. The new speakers are called the PH2, PH3, and PH4 and "run the range from casual to audiophile grade" in order to suit the listening style of each LG customer.

The cheapest speaker starts with the small PH2, measuring 3.8 inches in diameter and just 1.5 in thickness, along with 2.5W of power inside. It also comes with a strap that can attach the speaker to "a variety of surfaces," making it ideal for listening to music on the go. The PH3 offers an iterative improvement with 3W of power and a more robust frame measuring in at 3.5 by 4.9 inches. This middle tier also includes a candle-like top half that includes "five different multicolored light modes."

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"LG's new line of Bluetooth speakers combine powerful sound performance with compact, portable design," said Tim Alessi, senior director, product marketing for home entertainment at LG ElectronicsUSA. "Understanding the busy lifestyles of many of today's consumers, we sought to create a diverse lineup of audio products that deliver a seamless listening experience in any situation or setting."

Finally, the taller and cylindrical PH4 introduces the most features of LG's new bluetooth speaker lineup: water resistance, 360-degree sound, and a longer battery life with 16W of power. Concerning battery, both the PH3 and PH4 will last up to ten hours, while the PH2 is said to get up to six hours of consistent music playback.

Each speaker uses LG's 360-degree omni-directional output to deliver consistent audio to any room or outdoor space, with the single and dual passive radiators in the PH3 and PH4 "giving them audio abilities that far exceed most speakers their size." All of the new speakers also come with the standard auxiliary input ports and include an "advanced multipoint connectivity" feature that lets them connect two different Bluetooth-enabled devices at once, so two users can control audio output to one speaker simultaneously.

Because the company revealed the speakers ahead of their official debut at IFA 2016, the price and release date for the new line wasn't disclosed. LG did say that customers in the United States can expect a launch sometime this fall, however.

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55 months ago
They should call them LG Roll and LG Boom
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55 months ago
i can picture the candle like speaker being nice while sitting outside on the deck in the early evening or while at a park.
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55 months ago
LG's customer service is the absolute worst. I would never buy another thing from them. Their OLED televisions are so tempting, but the company sucks.
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55 months ago

So is AirPlay dead as far as third party speakers go? It seems like nobody includes it any more, unless it's a super expensive speaker. It's a shame because connecting to an AirPlay device is so much easier than bluetooth in iOS.

I agree. I just got an iHome iW3 on eBay for about $20 (new old stock in box) and its great. They were discontinued a while back though. I use my Mac to airplay to multiple speakers/tvs in my house simultaneously and I needed a battery powered one that I could bring outside. It's really a shame to see so few airplay options after its been out for so long. It's one of those things that has great potential but just never seemed to be realized. You would think that after the Beats acquisition there would be some Apple or Beats branded speakers like this.
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55 months ago

It's true. They have beautiful TVs, which have improved over the years. Their customer service is atrocious. I refuse to spend thousands of dollars on a TV that has poor customer service. I will take my business elsewhere.

Honest question. What type of customer service are you looking for with a TV? *Anecdote alert* I have never had to use a manufacturer's customer service for a TV. I've only ever had one TV fail and that was due to a lightning strike. Moreover it was my fault for using an old surge protector that no longer provided protection.:oops: MS gave me new XB1 and Best Buy gave me a new Samsung TV.

PSA: Check your surges and UPSes people. The ability to power devices will last far, far longer than the ability to protect.
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So is AirPlay dead as far as third party speakers go? It seems like nobody includes it any more, unless it's a super expensive speaker. It's a shame because connecting to an AirPlay device is so much easier than bluetooth in iOS.

Airplay is proprietary. Companies probably view it as niche at best. They can reach a larger audience with devices that are ecosystem agnostic. Why build something specifically for Apple when you can build something for everyone, including Apple.
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55 months ago
The term "Audiophile" and Bluetooth should "never" be used in the same sentence. That is all.
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