Review Details

Fi70 Three-Way Wireless High Fidelity Music System

Product Review (submitted on February 5, 2022):
Fluance sold these with an MSRP of $499 from Day 1 until recently. Now they've raised the price to $699. One might think, ok, well, is this an improved version with newer technology or any new features that add value to it. Nope. Same model, same version, nothing changed, nothing new. Bluetooth codec is still aptX; no aptX HD, no LDAC, no Scalable. Still no Chromecast streaming option built. You get the point. It's the same product now as it was on Day 1. The only thing different is Fluance deciding to gouge the consumer for $200 more without bringing any value added product improvements to the table like the ability to natively stream HD quality music. Don't get me wrong, the speaker sounds great, but this kind of shameless greed gets factored into my rating for the product. When you're paying more for the same at a rate that far exceeds inflation, which is the case here, it becomes less well regarded. While I'd give this Fluance bluetooth speaker a 5 star rating at $499 it decreases to a less favorable review of 3 stars at $699 due to the 40% increase in cost which affects my enjoyment of the product. Also, I have a distaste for blatant greed.