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Ikea Symfonisk Speaker Lamp Review

True Score

88
85
2

Experts

99
7

Consumers

Product Awards

Top 5

GR Certified

Expert Rankings

Critics lauded the IKEA SYMFONISK Speaker lamp, approving it for music and podcasts. They liked its well-balanced sound, wide soundstage, and fairly loud output. However, they were disappointed that it doesn’t support stereo and lacks voice assistant features.

Product Snapshot

Overview

The IKEA SYMFONISK Speaker lamp is a 2019-model wireless speaker system that intends to provide a lamp base that blends in with home decor for indoor use.

Made through a collaboration between IKEA and Sonos, this device blends style with function, standing out from the highest-ranked speakers today.

This speaker gets really loud. It has a well-balanced sound profile and features an EQ to help users customize the music. Examine the IKEA SYMFONISK Speaker lamp in detail below.

Consensus

our Verdict

Top critics praised the IKEA SYMFONISK Speaker lamp, endorsing it for music and podcasts. Testers at RTINGS loved its Wi-Fi tech and super-low 5 ms AirPlay latency, which is suitable for movies, but this model doesn’t support Google Chromecast.

Reviewers at SlashGear liked its EQ and wide 46.2Hz to 18.5Khz frequency response range. The 0.88 slope is evidence of a well-balanced sound profile. Analysts liked its decent bass, although it may not be adequate for hip-hop music fanatics.

Check out the Sonos Five review if you need better-extended low-bass. The Speaker lamp gets fairly loud, achieving an 87.8 dB maximum SPL, but the 5.27 dB tested DRC shows significant sound compression at the highest volume.

With a 3.00 dB directivity index, this unit offered a wide soundstage during testing. However, it doesn’t support any voice assistants. Weighing 5.5 lbs during experiments, this unit is fairly portable, but it doesn’t have speakerphone features and doesn’t support stereo.

Check out our JBL Partybox 110 Review for stereo computer speakers.

Reason to Buy

  • Balanced sound profile
  • Wide soundstage performance
  • Loud output
  • Ultra-low AirPlay latency
  • Graphic EQ

Reason to Avoid

  • Doesn’t support stereo
  • Lacks voice assistant features
  • Not suitable for the outdoors

Ikea Symfonisk Speaker Lamp Specs

Driver Configuration
Enclosure
Impedance
Max Frequency ResponseMax Frequency Response
Min Frequency ResponseMin Frequency Response
Power Handling
Sensitivity
WattageWattage7W

All Specs

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Product Comparison

Ikea Symfonisk Speaker Lamp Review

True Score

88
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109

Market Context

The IKEA SYMFONISK Speaker lamp is a 2019-model wireless speaker system that intends to provide a lamp base that blends in with home decor for…

The IKEA SYMFONISK Speaker lamp is a 2019-model wireless speaker system that intends to provide a lamp base that blends in with home decor for indoor use.

Made through a collaboration between IKEA and Sonos, this device blends style with function, standing out from the highest-ranked speakers today.

This speaker gets really loud. It has a well-balanced sound profile and features an EQ to help users customize the music. Examine the IKEA SYMFONISK Speaker lamp in detail below.

The IKEA SYMFONISK Bookshelf speaker has a high 89.2 dB maximum SPL and good 1.80 dB DRC, getting louder and retaining the sound quality better…

The IKEA SYMFONISK Bookshelf speaker has a high 89.2 dB maximum SPL and good 1.80 dB DRC, getting louder and retaining the sound quality better at high volume settings than the IKEA SYMFONISK Speaker lamp, which has an 87.8 dB maximum SPL and poor 5.27 dB DRC at the highest volume. However, the Speaker lamp has a lower 0.88 frequency response slope, offering a more balanced sound with deeper low bass than the Bookshelf, which has a 1.56 slope. See our IKEA SYMFONISK Bookshelf review for details about the Bookshelf.

The IKEA SYMFONISK Speaker lamp has lamp and speaker functionality, unlike the Sonos One SL, which is exclusively a speaker. The Speaker lamp also produces…

The IKEA SYMFONISK Speaker lamp has lamp and speaker functionality, unlike the Sonos One SL, which is exclusively a speaker. The Speaker lamp also produces more extended low-bass than the One SL. On the other hand, the Sonos speaker weighs 4.0 lbs, so it’s more portable than the 5.5-lb Speaker lamp.

Unlike the IKEA SYMFONISK Speaker lamp, which connects via Wi-Fi, the JBL Charge 5 uses Bluetooth, connecting to a broader range of devices. The JBL…

Unlike the IKEA SYMFONISK Speaker lamp, which connects via Wi-Fi, the JBL Charge 5 uses Bluetooth, connecting to a broader range of devices. The JBL also has a built-in rechargeable battery and features a waterproof, dustproof design, so it’s more suitable for on-the-go use than the Speaker lamp.

Driver Configuration

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Enclosure

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Impedance

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Max Frequency Response

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Min Frequency Response

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Power Handling

Sensitivity

Wattage

7W

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125W

30W

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Score Card

E

Expert Score

85

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

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Customer Score

99

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

88

Any product with a True Score above 80 is a Absolutely Fresh

Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Rating

    68
    The IKEA Speaker lamp is alright for music. With its room correction feature turned on,… read more

    By:

    John Panoryios
  • The Guardian
    49.73

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The second-generation Symfonisk speaker lamp is still a good idea well executed: good Sonos sound… read more

    By:

    Samuel Gibbs

Customer Score Breakdown

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