Home Review WiiM Pro Plus streamer – all-rounder!

Review WiiM Pro Plus streamer – all-rounder!

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Pros

  • Can do a lot!
  • Fine sound
  • Very nice price

Cons

  • None for this price

Price: € 249

Build quality
Usability
Sound
Price
Alpha-Audio Approved
Wiim Pro+

Intro

A decent music streamer for 249 Euros? Impossible… right? Well: not quite. Today you can, actually! Meet the WiiM Pro plus streamer. A true all-rounder.

In the world of hifi, things can hardly get crazy – and expensive – enough. But we should not forget that affordable, decent gear also exists on this planet. And we must also remember that a hobby is about fun and that not everyone can and wants to spend thousands of dollars on music equipment.

The WiiM Pro+

For those who think (as we Dutch say) ‘acting normal is already crazy enough’, there is the WiiM Pro+. There is even a ‘basic version’ for half that. We haven’t tested that one, so we can’t say much about it.

The WiiM Pro Plus is a surprisingly flexible little device. There is both a single ended input and output. There are also digital outputs and a trigger to turn other equipment on and off. We also see a microphone. That will be for Alexa. We didn’t test that.

Power is via USB-C. WiiM includes a phone adapter to power the device. Obviously there are gains to be made there.

The App

Installation of the compact WiiM Pro+ is done via the app. It is available on Android and iOS. We used the Android version; it works flawlessly. The app immediately finds the WiiM Pro Plus after which we can go through the installation. After the short and simple wizard, we can play music.

Remarkably, the WiiM Pro+ supports a lot of services. Much more than the average “audiophile” streamer. What we also like is that the streamer can be accessed via both Chromecast and Airplay. That again makes it possible to control this streamer via Roon. Who just wants to use UPnP: that too is possible … you read correctly: this streamer really does it all. Incredible!

We mainly operated the WiiM via UPnP and the WiiM app. Tidal and Qobuz work flawlessly in our case. UPnP also works quickly and reliably.

Type test
Single Test
Inputs
  • Analog RCA
  • Digital Coaxial
  • Digital Optical
  • Streamer ethernet
  • Streamer wifi
Outputs
  • Analog RCA
Product type
Streamer
Max samplingrate
24 kHz
Max bit depth
192 bit
Weight
0,4 Kg
Dimensions
  • Width: 14 cm
  • Depth: 14 cm
  • Height: 4 cm
Production country
China

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Product

Link to store

Price

Soundimports
249EUR

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9727 AJ Groningen, NL
085 071 1860
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14 COMMENTS

  1. Jaap
    Meten is weten ?
    Al vorige week heb ik de metingen bekeken van Audio Science Review.
    Een site met goede metingen, maar ‘andere’ oren.
    Bij ASR ging de freq. response na 20 kHz al steil omlaag.
    Jouw meting laat een ander gedrag zien: recht tot ca. 80 kHz.
    Ik vertrouw het meest op jouw meting, omdat dat het meest past bij een apparaat wat in staat is om signalen te verwerken tot 24b 128kHz.
    Het gebied, net boven 20 kHz, laat de tekortkomingen van de apparatuur goed zien.
    groet Toon