The system of KitSound Link is controlled by a free smartphone app, which sends music from DLNA devices and streaming services such as Spotify to any room in the house. It works in the same way as multi-room products such as the Samsung R7 and Sony SRS-X88, except that you do not need to fork out for an expensive new speaker
Build quality is good but not very good it is light as a feather, the buttons click loudly when pressed and the plastic casing feels, well, plastic type. At this price, however, it’s difficult to complain. On the back you will find optical digital and 3.5-mm analogue outputs, plus buttons for WiFi and Direct mode setup.
The Link itself is a small box measuring 119-mm wide by 27-mm high by making it compact enough to perch on top of other factors or place on a desktop. The gloss black finish is a real fingerprint magnet but rather stylish, increased further by a thick silver trim around the top panel.
The app’s available for free from the Google Play or Apple Store, and allows you to stream music from a variety of online services or plunder the music libraries on your PCs and NAS drives. The system supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, FLAC, ALAC, WAV and PCM playback, with high res audio playback up to 192kHz/24-bit.
A solid white light tells you the unit is connected. Admittedly, it took a couple of attempts to make it work, but that’s par for the course in the world of wireless audio. If your router does not support WPS, you can connect your phone directly to the Link and enter login details on your phone’s browser.
Naturally, the calibre of your audio system determines sound quality, and a 3.5mm mini-jack lead would hardly be an audiophile’s conduit of choice, but KitSound Link transfers the music without any signs of degradation.
KitSound Link is wireless adapter and affordable with flexible and easy to use app performance.