At the end of July, we posted about AudioEngine’s wireless stereo system extender and how it well it would be complimented by a pair of powered speakers. Well, here they are – Audyssey’s Lower East Side Media Speaker.
Not only can you plug the AudioEngine’s receiver directly into one of the speakers with the stereo mini-jack but the speakers also accept optical audio (hence the photo of the directly tethered Apple TV device).
What would really be cool is if the speakers had built in Airplay connectivity, so you wouldn’t need any cables at all! Oh, well… I guess that comes with version 2.0.
I can’t speak about the sound quality, because I haven’t listened to one – but I like the small, portable form factor.
I wish it had a remote, though. Their South of the Market iPhone/iPod dock comes with an app to control the volume and EQ – now, that would have been a nice addition, here, too. Again, version 2.0.
Despite their shortcomings, these are attractive little speakers. It would be great to get someone’s feedback as to what they actually sound like!