Updated 1 Mar 2018

Yamaha

WX-030

Snapshot: The Yamaha WX-030 doesn't have a battery, instead relying on mains power. It is very heavy, but can connect to WiFi.

WX-030
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$388

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Test results

Overall score
73
Sound
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Sound signal
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent ease of use.
  • Very good sound signal.

But

  • Poor sound.
  • No 3.5mm line input.
  • Isn't battery powered.
  • Doesn't have a remote control.

How we test

Overall score is based on:

Sound (45%): Scored by our panel of expert listeners judging a variety of music, spoken word, and other sounds on each device and scoring them out of 10. These scores are collated to get our overall sound score.

Ease of use (45%): Considers the clarity and accuracy of the manuals supplied and the ease of setting up the speaker, as well as connecting it to a device and sending music to the speaker.

Signal (10%): Tested by looking at several factors, including having the audio source in different positions, using various audio sources, interference, obstruction and degradation.

Price is based on an October 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$388

Audio adjustments

Bass on device
×
Treble on device
×
Tone presets on device
×
Bass on app
×
Treble on app
×
Tone presets on app
×

Specifications

Weight (g)
2071
Mains powered
Apple Airplay
Lightning cable port
×
Bluetooth
Handsfree phone over Bluetooth
×
Micro USB port
×
Line in (3.5mm)
×
Built-in FM radio
×
Battery powered
×
Battery low indicator
n/a
Claimed battery life (hours)
n/a
Battery runtime (mins)
n/a
Dimensions HxWxD (cm)
157x245x113

Features

Controls

power/connect, volume up/down, play/pause

Microphone
×
Travel case
×
WiFi capable
Ethernet capable
Headphone jack
×
Charge external devices via USB
×
Remote control
×
Audio cable included
×
Streaming services supported
n/a
Audio formats supported
n/a
Multi-room capable
No
Can be paired for stereo
n/a