Phorus, the speaker wing of DTS, has long been committed to wireless home audio systems that can actually handle high-quality, lossless music files. Their new speaker, the PS5, fits right in with Play-Fi compatibility and excellent streaming capabilities.
With Play-Fi compatibility, the PS5 can be used in an extensive home audio system. When connecting the PS5 to a central receiver unit (the PR5, which sells for $180), the speaker can be part of a system that spans four zones of eight speakers each. Different music can be streamed to different zones, or you can synchronize playback across all home speakers. You’ll be able to stream lossless audio files over Play-Fi, which is a Wi-Fi streaming protocol developed by DTS themselves. DTS audio processing within the PS5 also helps maintain audio quality. You also have the option of making the PS5 one half of a stereo speaker setup.
AirPlay streaming is also possible, as is Bluetooth streaming using either aptX or AAC codecs. The PS5 can play tunes directly from DLNA serves, Internet radio stations, or on-demand services like Songza and Deezer. For Spotify, you’d need to use your PC with the DTS Play-Fi HD driver.
The Phorus PS5 speaker will be released this December for $230.