Soundcore Speakers - Difference between Stereo Pairing & PartyCasting
Many of Soundcore Fans and Users have been using the Soundcore Speakers in Stereo Paired Mode and now the newer PartyCast modes, both are absolutely fantastic feature for users to expand and connect multiple speakers, more so with the newer PartyCast,
Wanted to list out the differences between the Stereo Pairing and PartyCasting, based on the Soundcore Speakers I have - Flare Minis and Flare 2s.
Difference between Stereo Pairing (on Soundcore Flare Mini) Vs PartyCast (Flare 2)
On Stereo Paired speakers (at least in Flare Minis) you may power-off any "one’ of the powered speaker, and other stereo paired speaker goes off!
On PartyCast Speakers, you need to power-off the Main/ First Speaker which initiated the PartyCast for the second / other speakers to turn off.
If you switch off second or any further PartyCast Speakers (or Second Flare 2 in my case) it simply powers off itself while the Primary still is connected and ON.
Bass-up on Stereo Paired Speakers (Not available on Flare Mini - so Cannot test, this is an assumption, and I am sure it is true) - this can be enabled / disabled on any one of the Stereo pair, and the same is reflected on the other speaker of the pair
Bass-up on PartyCast Speakers - If Bass-up is enabled / disabled on Main/ First Speaker, this replicates the setting on Secondary or other PartyCast speakers. If this is already enabled on Secondary or other speakers for PartyCast , this does not enable on the Main / First Speaker.
On Stereo Paired speakers (tested on Flare Minis) you may change the light-setting on any "one’ of the powered speaker, and other stereo paired speaker follows the same light settings!
On PartyCast Speakers, you can change the light setting on the Main/ First Speaker which initiated the PartyCast, the same color setting is now shown for for the second / other speakers.
However if the secondary or more of the PartyCast speakers had a different color setting before they were grouped into PartyCast, they will continue to have the same colors UNTIL the color setting is changed on Main / First Speaker, which then sends a sync to synchronize the colors across all the PartyCast speakers.
Stereo Pairing works only for 2 Speakers
PartyCast is quoted (and demonstrated) to work with 100 Flare 2s
Stereo Pairing happens only between Speakers of Same Make, Model (with few exceptions such as Flare Mini with Flare ). You may not Stereo pair Icon with Flare, Flare Mini or Rave Mini with Flare. This is a limitation with Stereo Pairing.
With PartyCast, Soundcore plans to add Multi-Product Compatibility, that is, ability to PartyCast Pair between different speaker models this to different speakers models, that is … not just the SAME make / model. Lot of us have been having a lot of Soundcore speakers, being unable to pair to each.
PartyCast Vs Stereo Paired, each has its positives. The One I like about Stereo paired is - I just need to power ON these and they automatically pair in stereo, but In PartyCast, I still need to press the pairing on each of the speaker, every single time.
The feature I like in PartyCast is I can turn On and Off the speakers if I dont need them, without interrupting the music on Main/Primary and other speakers