Studio to Speaker: Exploring PSB Alpha iQs and BluOS

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December 6, 2023
Studio to Speaker: Exploring PSB Alpha iQs and BluOS

In music production, a mastering engineer's role can be compared to the final touch on a painting. We're here to ensure that the music sounds great on all kinds of sound systems, from big speakers to earbuds. The PSB Alpha iQs have been helpful for me to reference my masters and the BluOS Controller App allows me to stream from different services such as Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music. The BluOS app is like a remote control for these speakers, and it's super easy to set-up and use. 

Aside from great performance, the PSB Alpha iQs look great. Setting them up was a breeze, and the user experience of the BluOS app was intuitive. The absence of any wires other than the power cord allows me the freedom to move the speakers effortlessly, eliminating the need to deal with the inconvenience of running numerous cables from a central system. This wireless setup greatly enhances the flexibility and convenience of the speaker system, as it enables me to position the speakers wherever I desire without being tethered to a fixed location.

One of the standout features of the Alpha iQs and the BluOS app is the ability to access music services like Spotify, Tidal, Qobuz, and Apple Music. Spotify is probably my most used service for casual listening at home, simply because of the algorithm and playlists curated to me. Creating playlists through the BluOS app is also a breeze. The sound quality is fantastic, both in my room at the studio and at home in my kitchen (where my family spends most of our time). With just a few clicks, I've discovered new artists and explored diverse genres, all thanks to this dynamic combination.

In the studio, the Alpha iQs have proven to be invaluable assets. When working on music, these speakers provide a clear and precise sound that allows me to understand how my masters will translate to various playback systems, includin Alpha AM3 Compact Bookshelf Speakers . I need to be able to understand what consumers are going to hear.

I definitely recommend giving the PSB Alpha iQs and BluOS a try. These speakers look and sound incredible, offering a great blend of aesthetics and sonic quality.