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August SE50B - 30W Bluetooth Speaker System with FM Radio

Regular Price: £74.95

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  • Bluetooth Speaker System - Play music wirelessly from smartphones, tablets and more (Range up to 10m)
  • 2 Powerful 15 Watt Speakers - Delivers crisp trebles, rich mids and deep bass
  • Track Control Panel - Control your music directly from the speaker
  • FM Radio with 10 Pre-set Channels - Quick select for your 10 favourite stations
  • Contemporary Wooden Design - Looks great in any room
  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 10 x 9.5 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.9 Kg
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The newly released SE50 from August's ever expanding range of Bluetooth products is a stunningly beautiful Bluetooth Wireless Hi-Fi System with an FM Radio. Combining wireless Bluetooth connectivity, FM radio and an AUX-in option, the SE50's versatility will match your every need. 

Enjoy the Ultimate Sound from Your Bluetooth Device
Two 15 watt speakers work tirelessly to provide you with crisp trebles, rich mids and deep bass. The connection via Bluetooth is established in seconds and plays music from smartphones, iPhones, iPads and other Bluetooth enabled devices from up to 10m away. It also connects to an MP3 player or other music sources directly via the AUX-in port with the added feature of an FM radio complete with the option to store up to 10 of your favourite stations. 

Track Control Panel
For added convenience, the track control panel gives you the freedom to adjust the volume and play and pause the tracks playing from your phone without even having to find it. 

Contemporary Design
The wood finish on the SE50 gives it a real touch of class making it perfect for any setting or occasion. The slightly raised control panel allows for easy control and the extendable antenna can be positioned for optimal radio signal whilst being neatly and discreetly stored when not in use. 

What's in the Box
August SE50 Bluetooth Speaker, charger and user manual

Additional Information

Name August SE50B - 30W Bluetooth Speaker System with FM Radio

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I can not believe the power of this speaker!!! Review by Mike Smith
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We had to try this speaker! We love our music and listen to it all the time. We used this as a speaker which sounded so good. So we had to try it on the radio. That too sounded awesome. (as you can see in my video). Wow, to boot it all it a clock! That is so very cool. It is a about 10 inches long and made of hard plastic. It is a very sleek wood and black design that fits in with our electronics. It has a great sound that goes up to 45. It works with about any phone or bluetooth devices. The stereo has like 10 presets that you can store into your speaker. You favorite stations all can fit! Just with a button switch (bluetooth) your switched to your phone and play all your favorite playlist. It is very light and weighs maybe about 1lb. I would say the range is more 25ft but it is very close. It has an excellent bass vibration. I got this product as a sample in exchange for an honest review. (Posted on 16/03/2015)
Finally, FM reception in the middle of my office building. Review by J.R. Carson
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My office is in the center of the building just beneath the rooftop air handlers. Needless to say, getting signal of any kind on any device can be difficult. I prefer to listen to NPR during the day, but my company doesn't allow audio streaming over the internet, and I can't afford to stream over my cell connection all day without eating up my data. That leaves good old-fashioned FM radio. I tried several options including clock radios, "jam boxes", and pocket radios, but nothing worked well enough to bring in a static-free signal. I actually purchased this particular speaker system because it was the best looking device that I could get on the gift card I had recently received. The reviews seemed mixed, but I only cared about the FM part. Now that I've had it in my office for a couple of months, here my thoughts: 1) The FM reception is excellent. The antenna on this radio is the old telescoping metal type and it allows for outstanding reception. When conditions are good, I don't have to extend the antenna. On other days, due to weather or nearby equipment running, I need to use the antenna. It kills the rather nice look of the device to have the antenna fully extended like an old set of rabbit ears, but the results are worth it. 2) Additional inputs are great. I keep an aux audio cable connected from my laptop dock to the radio so that I can select that input to listen to my computer sounds when needed. This comes in handy when someone is in my office for a meeting. I simply change the input on the radio from FM to line and NPR goes silent and I now hear any alerts I may need to be aware of without having to look at my computer screens. Also, I have my iPad paired with it via Bluetooth so I can listen to music and videos through the speaker just by switching to that input. 3) The sound quality is excellent. At low or high volume levels, everything sounds great. It's a very heavy device, presumably due to large magnets for the speaker, and the sound quality matches the heft of the radio. 4) The radio looks nice. My office furniture is typical brown wood laminate and this radio blends right in with its surroundings. There are some things I don't like: 1) It needs a clock! The only two things it displays are the radio frequency when in FM mode (which is nice) and the ambiguous LED version of SE50. If there were an option to display the current time (oh and add an alarm!), this would be one step closer to perfection. 2) There's no microphone or mic input. So close to being an excellent speaker phone, but just missed it. When I switch to my PC input, it makes a great speaker for video conference and VOIP calls, but that's using my PC microphone. It could be so much better if it had the mic built in. The two cons listed dropped what would have been a 5 star rating to a 4.5 - the other half star is the result of something strange. I had been using the SE50 for about a month when, halfway through a particular workday, I noticed that the 'S' in 'SE50' was gone. I turned it off and back on, and the display returned to normal. I haven't seen the same thing happen since, and I've had no other issues at all, but I kind of fear the drop of the other proverbial shoe. That unknown surrounding quality gets us down to a solid 4 stars. Overall, I really like this device and recommend it to anyone with similar needs. Keep in mind that it needs to be plugged into the wall for power, the antenna is not sexy, and it doesn't have a clock display... Otherwise, go for it. (Posted on 19/07/2014)
FM Radio Not Review by Annie
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The Bluetooth connection and sound quality is excellent but this is advertised and sold as an FM radio as well. It picked up one station slightly after moving it about the house. Undecided if we will keep it. (Posted on 16/06/2014)
Great office radio Review by Scott
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Read a couple reviews from people who had the radios sent to them for the purpose of reviewing and they rated it highly. I spent money on it and they were right on in the review. It's small and great for the office and those like me who don't care for headphones. It has great sound. (Posted on 01/02/2014)
Sound is amazing!! Review by Dchomiez15
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The design for this speaker is amazing. The design gives the speaker a classy look to it. The LCD on the front displays either the logo SE50 or the radio satation you are on. The sound quality is very impressive. I really enjoy listening to music with these speakers. They can become very loud. The music that I tested on these speakers are rap-country -heavy metal and more. All the genres of music sound great with these speakers. Pros: The design is classy Sound is incredible Nice size speaker Has a built in Fm radio Con: Have to press the button individually to get to each station. Overall I think this speaker is well worth the money, if you are looking for a great speaker. I was provided a sample for a fair and honest review. (Posted on 14/01/2014)
Better speaker than it is an FM Radio Review by Ali Julia
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The August Bluetooth Boombox with FM Radio combines an FM radio with a Bluetooth speaker for your mobile device. It also comes with an audio cable, so it can work as a speaker for devices that do not have bluetooth. The Boombox is 12"L x 4"L x 4"W and it weight 2.11 pounds (or 2.15 pounds if you count the power supply). It has a 39.5" metal antenna (the collapsible type) that extends from the back of the radio. It provides excellent reception for the radio but you need to allow 39.5" of vertical space when placing it to take the full advantage of its power. Its finish is plastic which is made to look like dark wood. It runs on AC power and does not do have a battery. On the back there is on/off switch, which allows you to turn off electricity draw for the display if you are not using the unit all the time. The display is only used when using the radio, otherwise it just displays the model number SE50. The FM antenna is 39.5" and this fairly long length gave me good reception on the second floor of the house, but that was the only area with a good reception. I also tested this radio at my mother's house, and she got poor reception in every room. The radio allows you to save 10 different stations as presets. If you want to listen to one of the presets you need to click through all presets preceding the one you are interested in, there is no way to select a specific preset directly. The display in the front of the radio shows you the station and as well as the preset number. When you use the radio as speaker it just displays its logo. The radio does not have an automatic scan function. I had to hit FM+ or FM- to scan the entire FM range manually to find the stations I wanted to store as my presets. The bluetooth pairing worked easily with my iPadMini. The pairing was easy, and the settings was remembered when I turned off the device and then turned it back on again. The speakers plug into the AC source with a cord which is 59" long. The speakers are powered by 15V power supply and can be made quite loud. In my video I turn up the volume to the max for a demo and sitting next to it during the test was not pleasant due to the loudness. The speakers did fairly well at most ranges with the exception for the deepest bass, where the sound became a bit muddy. I use Bach's Fugue in D minor as my stress test for the bass because it is easy to see how different speakers handle the bass by listening for a short snippet of this music. Overall, I thought this unit was okay. The user interface is not the most friendly, FM reception was highly variable, but the speaker quality was good overall. This speaker radio provided by August. Ali Julia review (Posted on 13/01/2014)
love this speaker Review by vasumathi
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this is probably the best $60 i have spent. Its sounds great and connects easily to Bluetooth. It also looks very attractive in my living room. pros great sound quality (sounds better then speakers 2-3 times its price) looks good radio aux connectivity Bluetooth works flawlessly Cons like other reviewers said it is a little treble shy, but it doesn't brother me. I still think it sounds great overall. no clock ( i knew this before buying so i can live without it, would make a nice addition though. on/off switch is on the back (Posted on 13/01/2014)
Warm sounding, loud playing, good looking Review by M. Erb
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The August SE50 Bluetooth Speaker with FM radio looks great. Wood grain cabinet, black front speaker grille and top mounted control panel makes it nice to look at and easy to use. On the back side is a collapsable, folding FM antenna, power switch, Aux-in and DC input. The speaker does not have internal batteries and operates using the AC power supply. The speaker includes: ➤ 3.5mm Audio Cable for Aux-in, 38" length ➤ AC power adapter 100-240V, 50/60Hz with 5' cord Specs: ➤ Bluetooth: v2.1 ➤ Speakers: 2x15W ➤ Freq Response: 80Hz-20KHz ➤ Separation: 40dB (1KHz) ➤ S/N: 70dB ➤ 11 3/4" wide, 4" deep, 3 3/4" tall The speaker has 3 modes of operation: ➊ Bluetooth ➋ FM radio ➌ Aux-in You select the mode by pressing the Mode button on the top panel. ➊ Bluetooth The speaker uses Bluetooth v2.1. Operation is straightforward. When first turned on the speaker automatically will enter Bluetooth pairing mode. The speaker identification is "SE50". You can manually enter pairing mode by pressing the bluetooth button on the top panel. Once paired with your device you can stream music to the speaker. Bluetooth transmits a maximum of 30 feet + or - depending on obstructions and type of device. I found that exceeding 10-15 feet with my iPhone could result in some dropping out of signal. The top panel has a play/pause button for controlling your music but there is no ability to skip tracks on the speaker... that must be done from your device. There is no hands-free function with the speaker. ➋ FM Radio Stations are tuned in manually by pressing the FM + or FM - buttons. There is no ability to auto-scan for FM stations. Each station must be tuned in manually then assigned to a memory preset if you choose. You can assign a maximum of 10 stations to the memory presets. ➌ Aux-In On the back of the speaker is a 3.5mm Aux-in jack. This allows you to connect a non-bluetooth device to the speaker such as an MP3 player. The speaker does not have a USB port to allow charging of an attached device. The speaker can play quite loudly. Much louder than most other small battery powered bluetooth speakers. Since this does not use batteries, I think the company was able to put in a more powerful amplifier resulting in 2 x 15W power output. Sound quality is very nice and rich. It does not have the deepest bass but the overall sound is very good and enjoyable to listen to. You can control the volume of the speaker using your device or by the volume buttons on the top panel, or a combination of both. The speaker is nice overall and I do like it. The FM antenna is a bit large and ungainly but seems to provide good reception. PROS: - Attractive design - Good volume - Smooth and rich sound - FM reception is good CONS: - Cannot change music tracks from speaker - No USB port for charging a device - No hands-free function (Posted on 08/01/2014)
Excellent speaker with Bluetooth and an FM radio that sound great Review by Zachary S. *Tech Reviewer*
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The August SE50 Bluetooth Boombox is a small and loud Bluetooth speaker. It plays the highs and lows great. I hear no static in the background also. The speaker plays louder than any other one I have. I do not hear any distortion when playing on high volume. I really like this speaker. Tech Specs: -Weight 1238 grams -Frequency Response is 60Hz - 20 KHz -300mm by 95mm by 100mm in size -2x 15 watt speakers -Bluetooth 2.1 Box Contents: - August SE50 Bluetooth Boombox -Aux cable -Power adapter -Instruction manual Pros: -Quality sound -Easy to set up -Small and portable (compact design) -Many controls like play and pause from the speaker -Aux port for playing non Bluetooth devices -Feet to stop from sliding -Great gift for music lovers and audiophiles -Clear sounding FM radio with 10 channel presets Cons: -Bluetooth sound cuts out once in a while Overall, this is great choice if you are looking for great sound quality in a Bluetooth speaker. I highly recommend this one. Watch my video review. I was supplied a sample for test and evaluation, and I promised that my review is fair and honest. (Posted on 15/12/2013)
An excellent speaker unit Review by Sid Nuncius
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The manufacturers sent me this unit to try out and review. I think it is excellent, and for its size and price it gives remarkably good sound. It is solidly built and I like the look of it very much, with a slightly retro wood-effect case and a simple, nicely proportioned look. The unit is compact but not really a portable speaker: it doesn't have a battery so it has to be plugged into the mains and it weighs about 1.25kg. It's more of a fixed sound system for use in a living room or bedroom, although it's very easy to unplug and move it if you want to. It has a good quality FM radio which has 10 easily stored presets, a 3.5mm jack input (with a supplied jack-to-jack cable) so you can connect almost anything to it, and of course a Bluetooth receiver. I found pairing extremely simple and the range is good - up to at least 6 or 7 metres indoors, including through walls, so it's ample for domestic use. The controls are easy to use and the whole thing is very simple to set up and operate. (It doesn't have a remote control, but if you're using Bluetooth you can obviously control what you need to from your phone or other device.) The critical thing for a unit of this sort is the sound quality, which I think is excellent. It has a rich and well balanced sound with a bright, hiss-free treble and an exceptionally strong bass for a compact unit. It will go louder than my ears can take, and even at this volume there is no audible distortion so it will easily fill a decent sized room with very good quality sound. I have tried it on everything from 16th Century choral music through solo cello and viola da gamba (which really tests a unit's bass response), symphonies and string quartets to The Who, Roy Harper and London Grammar. It performs very well on all of them. I am genuinely surprised to find a unit of this size and price with sound this good. There are a couple of tiny niggles - the on/off switch is at the back of the unit which is a bit fiddly, and you can only scroll upward to change from one FM preset to another, so it's a bit of a nuisance having to scroll through 10 presets to get from Radio 4 to Radio 3, for example. These are negligible things in comparison to the overall quality of this unit, though. It's an easy five-stars for me, and if you're looking for a compact speaker unit with a radio, good connectivity and excellent sound I can warmly recommend this. I'm delighted with mine. (Posted on 30/10/2013)

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