Jam Enters Crowded Wireless Multiroom-Audio Market With Symphony & Rhythm

Two speakers arrive, with more under development
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Jam’s $119-suggested Jam Rhythm can be positioned for vertical or horizontal placement.

Jam Wireless Audio began its diversification beyond Bluetooth speakers and wireless headphones with the rollout this month of its first two Wi-Fi-equipped wireless multiroom-audio speakers.

And they won’t be the last, promised the Homedics-owned brand. Additional products could include an outdoor Wi-Fi speaker, but a timeline hasn’t been announced, a spokesperson said.

The single-chassis stereo speakers are the $169-suggested Jam Symphony and the $119-suggested Jam Rhythm, which can be positioned for vertical or horizontal placement.

The Wi-Fi speakers are available at Bed Bath & Beyond and online at JamAudio.com.

With their launch, Jam promised to bring the “disruptive pricing” of its Bluetooth speakers to the wireless multiroom market, contending that the speakers perform at the levels of more expensive speakers.

The two Wi-Fi speakers use proprietary technology to connect up to eight speakers at a time to a home network, with each of the eight speakers capable of playing a different song simultaneously. Speakers can also be grouped to play the same song.

Sources consist of music stored on phones and tablets as well as embedded streaming services Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio and TuneIn. The speakers do not connect to networked PCs or network-attached storage drives to stream music stored on those devices. They lack Bluetooth.

The speakers also feature Spotify Connect and Apple Airplay, which enables iOS phones to stream one song at a time to one speaker over Wi-Fi.

More streaming services will be added in the future, the company said.

The brand’s other products are available at ABC Warehouse, Amazon, Best Buy, Dillard's, Electronic Express, Fred Meyer, hhgregg, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Meijer, PC Richard, Sears, ShopKo and Walmart.com.

Jam owner Homedics also offers HDMX Audio-brand Bluetooth speakers and wireless headphones.

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