Upgrade your stereo and bring high-fidelity music streaming into your home. Connect B-Fi to any music system and your internet to stream from your favorite music service or direct from your music library using your phone, tablet, or computer.
Upgrade the audio gear you already love and bring high-fidelity wireless music streaming into your home. Connect B-Fi to any music system and your Wi-Fi network to stream from your favorite music players or music library using your phone, tablet, or computer.
QUICK AND EASY SETUP
Stream from your music library or use our in-app music services, which include Spotify, TIDAL, Qobuz, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Napster and more, using your iOS or Android phone. Or use AirPlay to stream from any other music player or service as you’re not stuck using one product app
EXPAND YOUR LISTENING EXPERIENCE
ADD MULTIROOM SOUND AND STEREO PAIRING
Add additional B-Fi streamers to other music systems or your home theater for multiroom sound, stereo pairing, and multi-user capabilities. Control your music from anywhere in your home and play any song in any room (or every room).
B-Fi is easy to set up, simple to control, and features digital and analog outputs for high-definition audio. And no matter how you listen, B-Fi audio quality will always be best-in-class.
Both are capable of high-resolution and high-definition audio and provide the highest quality sound for wireless streaming.
If you have grouped the speakers for a multi-room setup in the Audioengine app, only the B-Fi that you grouped the speakers into will show as the available destination. If you wish to send to your other speakers independently, ungroup the B-Fi's in the app by pressing and holding on the speaker in the grouping and dragging down and away from the group.
Yes, while streaming via Airplay.
Qobuz works great with the B-Fi for lossless CD quality streaming! Once you get your B-Fi setup on your network using the Audioengine app, you will be able to send your Qobuz music to the B-Fi through the Qobuz app on your MacBook Pro, the Qobuz app on your devices, or directly through the Audioengine Control app! Qobuz and other lossless capable streaming services are played back at CD quality, with no compression.
The Audioengine Control app supports a maximum of 12 rooms, however for most homes we recommend 8.
Windows 10 supports sharing the media on your computer via DLNA. To set this up, you’ll need to:
From here you can play audio stored on your computer to any B-Fi(s) on your network. Just keep in mind that your computer will need to be powered on.
After setup you can stream your music anywhere there is a reliable wireless internet signal.
Gapless playback works great when streaming to the B-Fi as long as the music app you are using supports gapless playback as well, such as Spotify. You would not need to adjust anything with the B-Fi or within the Audioengine B-Fi app.
Yes. If your hotspot is listed as a choice in Wi-Fi networks, you can use it as an access point.
Both Audioengine Bluetooth and WiFi-based solutions are capable of delivering very high quality audio! Bluetooth is an extremely convenient way to quickly pair to a speaker for easy wireless playback. WiFi solutions are great for multi-room setups with custom groupings with different music or simultaneous playback to all which can be easily controlled with the B-Fi app.
The B-Fi supports lossless playback of CD quality audio, with zero compression. While you can play higher than CD quality audio to the B-Fi through DLNA, UPnP, or high res streaming apps like TIDAL and Qobuz, all audio is transmitted at 16-bit 44.1kHz.
The B-Fi doesn’t include a YouTube Music integration into the Audioengine Control App, but YouTube Music will work via Airplay on an Apple Device. So you’d be able to stream YouTube Music to the B-Fi from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer, no problem.
Yes. You can play music from your library, a mobile device storage device, USB thumb drive, and portable hard disks and NAS.
For music streamed through Audioengine Control App, or from streaming applications built into the Audioengine Control App, the B-Fi streams music directly over your WiFi network. The stream will continue whether your device is taken out of range or turned off altogether.
Airplay, generally speaking makes a connection between your source device and the B-Fi, through your network. If your device goes out of range of the network, or the application on your source that is playing audio is closed, playback will stop.
Yes, anybody connected to the same network.
Any audio source can be used for multiroom playback through your B-Fi(s) when using AirPlay, or when streaming audio via DLNA / UPnP, or using the streaming services integrated into the Audioengine Control App. The B-Fi(s) need only first be configured into groups using the Audioengine Control App.
Any Audioengine powered speaker systems that have line-level (RCA or 3.5mm) input connection or digital optical input will work with B-Fi.
Sending audio to multiple B-Fi units at once will not impact the audio quality.
The B-Fi is a 2.4GHz device but most networks are dual-band, so select 2.4GHz during B-Fi setup.
The B-Fi uses the ES9023 DAC. As the B-Fi uses your home wi-fi network, it is lossless and no compression is needed.
You could use these two systems separately, with their respective apps, and separately through Airplay. Sonos speakers are not able to be integrated into a B-Fi system, though. The Audioengine Connect App is only able to recognize B-FI connected audio systems, and the Sonos App will not recognize B-Fi wireless music streamers. So there wouldn’t be a way to group them together.
Yes. You must be connected to your network for your music to play.
Press and hold the status button on the front panel until you hear the voice prompt.
We considered Airplay 2, and will continue to keep an eye on it for future products or updates. At present though, the B-Fi includes support for only Airplay.
While Airplay 2 allows grouping of Airplay 2 devices in the Apple Home app, to allow streaming audio to multiple rooms at once, we've already built out advanced multi-room grouping features through the Audioengine Connect App. And in our implementation, these features not only extend not only to Airplay on iOS and MacOS, but can even be used for non-Apple devices which don't support Airplay or Airplay 2.
One of the great benefits to the B-Fi is that you’re no longer stuck using one product app. Any music player will work for iOS and MacOS via Airplay, as well as DLNA or UPnP streaming options for Android and Windows.
Try playing music directly on your phone, tablet or from your local library using the same network to check your internet connection.
If your internet connection is OK:
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