DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Review 2017

DOSS Soundbox Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker is the perfect blend of sleek looks, promising results, and amazing performance. Well… that’d be our expert opinion summed up to define what this speaker is capable of.

As a matter of fact, we were thoroughly satisfied when reviewing this portable Bluetooth speaker under the budget category at our website. Not a lot of users end up getting high quality products for their hard-earned money, which is why we feel that this particular product stands out as something that works as advertised and vice versa.

The good stuff about DOSS Bluetooth Speaker?

Since the DOSS Bluetooth Wireless V4.0 speakers fall under budget category, they do pretty well in terms of sound quality, shelf life and overall experience. You won’t get outstanding results, but for a 12W speaker, the performance is surprisingly quite satisfying. Take a look at some of the key highlights of this speaker:

  • Intuitive Touch Panel: The touch control is a nice addition to these speakers. It kind of offers that next gen feeling and an ease of access. For instance, you can turn the speaker On/Off by tapping the respective button on the top side, or you can increase/ decrease the volume by sliding your finger in clockwise/ anti clockwise motion.
  • Latest Bluetooth Version: Thanks to V4.0 Bluetooth pairing standard, the DOSS Soundbox speaker is almost compatible with any number of latest mobile phones, portable tablets etc. You may get a limited set of features if you are connecting a, let’s say, old handset with this speaker. However, particularly for iPhone 7 Plus owner, the pairing process comes with an independent DOSS Soundbox battery indicator and dedicated volume controls that do not affect the mobile’s native volume settings.
  • Loud Volume: Let’s just say that DOSS product manufacturers engineered the sound output ratio to not only very loud, but bearable results. At max volume, the sound does not break or bloat out to hammer your eardrums. In fact, it is quite pleasant and audible, depending on the audio source. FLAC audio extension files had excellent results at high volume settings.
  • Good Bass: Bass is particularly another shining aspect of this portable Bluetooth speaker. The mid and low tones sound very soothing. Try Leonard Cohen’s ‘Avalanche’. You’re gonna love it!

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DOSS Soundbox Portable Bluetooth V4.0 Speaker Pairing Process:

We felt that pairing is the first and foremost part of using any Bluetooth portable device. A lot of people end up wasting a good half an hour, trying to figure out the pairing thing. Well, you can read the following instructions to help get connected in few seconds.

  • Pairing is pretty simple. All you need to do is enable the Bluetooth connectivity feature on your tablet or smartphone.
  • Keep the “Play” button on the DOSS Soundbox speaker pressed.
  • After a few seconds, the entire ring surrounding the touch panel will start to blink, hence indicating that the pairing process has begun.

Your smartphone/ tablet will show a popup under the “Discovered Bluetooth Devices” options, showing the name of this speaker. Just tap the okay button and you’re all set.

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Conclusion:

From a scale of 1 to 5, we think that the DOSS Soundbox Bluetooth speaker deserves a 4. If only the touch panel was accurate every single time, we’d have given extra credit for the intuitive addition of touch panel technology. However, all is well that ends well. If you are on a shoestring budget, and are looking for value for your money, this speaker might be the right choice for you.

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Harman Kardon Onyx Studio Review 2017

Like many other Bluetooth speakers, this brand is one of the competitive brands in the market. Its price range is more a less the same with other popular brands. You can get it at the price of $129.55 from Amazon. For a speaker which you can bring to anywhere, this price is surely affordable and reasonable.

Its design is sophisticated and modern looking. However, it comes in only two colour choices; black and white. These two are standard colours which people normally choose but it would have been better if they can provide other colours as alternatives, such as red and blue. Black and white are quite common colours.

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Some Amazon buyers who purchased this speaker commented that the fabric front cover looks fragile. It seems like it will pique easily. The fabric is less scratchy. If this can be improved, it would have been great.

To operate this speaker, you will need to have a phone with Bluetooth property. Most people are using smartphones nowadays. The Bluetooth is a built-in property in many smartphones. In fact, you can also navigate the speaker using your laptop as long as the Bluetooth is turned on.

It has a built-in rechargeable battery which can sustain up to 5 hours of playtime. This provides convenient of playing music anywhere at your home. However, it is not that great if you were to compare with other brands which promise to play up to 12 hours long. Also, some users complaint that this speaker can only function 4 hours and not exactly 5 hours as stated on the advertisement.

This speaker is manufactured to have deep bass from dual passive radiators. It has amazing audio output and delivers authentic sound. For bass lovers, you will probably like this speaker very much. Some people even commented that the speaker gives out powerful sound with great depth. This is the contribution of the excellent quality bass system used.

The Bluetooth connectivity is great. So far, there is no complaint. Some users even complimented the Bluetooth feature for it is simple to connect, has good coverage and simple to operate. It is hassle-free.

Overall, this speaker comes with an affordable price with good sound quality. However, the reliability of the battery seems a little unconvincing. Other than that, this product is well recommended.

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PROS:

  • Affordable and reasonable price
  • Portable
  • Operates using good coverage and simple to use Bluetooth
  • Good bass system

CONS:

  • Limited colour choices
  • Short playtime hours
  • Easily pique front cover fabric
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UE BOOM Review 2017

With the advancement of technology today, people get to enjoy wireless Bluetooth speaker which is small, easily portable, and excellent in quality and on top of all, with an affordable price. There are many brands in the market but this article will be about the UE Boom’s wireless Bluetooth speaker.

As it is small in size, you can bring it anywhere you go. You can basically fit it into your bag and bring it to any occasion. Though it is small, it is compact and tough, not easily broken. You do not have to baby care it while enjoying yourself.

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From the aspect of features, the Boom’s speaker has more options than some other brands. For example, it has NFC, speakerphone and double up features. These are extras which some users may not use. However, it is always better to buy something with some extras.

According to many real-purchase buyers, this speaker provides excellent sound quality which you can hardly complain anything about it. Some people compared this speaker to the other brands’ and concluded that there is no outstanding winner. This speaker is definitely on par competitive with other expensive brands that you have come across. The sound produced by Booms is being described as crisper and cleaner, less distortion of background noise.

This is a popular brand which is chosen by many Amazon buyers. Most people gave positive feedback for this product. There are only a small fraction of people who are not too satisfied with it because of its short battery life after using some time. Also, some people complaint that the range of Bluetooth sensitive connectively seems to shorten after a while.

Though this product received complaints, their customer support is diligent in settling this problem politely. They provided suggestions on how to improve the problems faced by customers. For example, to solve the battery issue, they suggested users to try using a different USB charging cable or charge the speaker in a different USB port and ensure that it is plugged in directly and firmly. As for connectivity issue, they suggest users to un-pair and re-pair the UE Boom with their Bluetooth device. Then, check for possible signal interference from other wireless devices near to the speaker and Bluetooth device. If this does not do the trick yet, then try to pair the speaker with another audio source or reset it.

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PROS

  • Affordable and reasonable price
  • Portable
  • Small in size
  • Has extra features which other speakers do not offer

CONS

  • Shortened battery life after some time usage
  • Shortened Bluetooth connectivity after some time usage
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SHARKK Boombox Review 2017

Among many brands for speakers, SHARKK may not be an outstanding choice but definitely should be one of your considerations. Why? The Bluetooth speaker SHARKK Boombox is sold at a considerably cheap price with great features. You should contemplate this brand too, especially if you are on a tight budget to afford over $200 speaker.

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This speaker comes in two color choices. They are both classic colors for speaker – black and white. If you are a person who likes to match something you wear with something you bring then this is ideal for you. On the contrary, if prefer some exotic choices then it is too bad that you only have two monotonous colors to choose from.

On Amazon, the SHARKK Bluetooth speaker is the top rated for its booming clear sound and 18+ hours battery life. Comparing to other portable speaker, fair enough this brand has one of the longest duration. You do not have to constantly charge it after per cycle of usage since it can last slightly longer than the others.

Another reason this speaker is bought by many in Amazon is because of its quality and price. For a low price like that, you get to have a speaker that produces clear audio, comparable to Beats and Jambox. In fact if you compare the SHARKK Bluetooth speaker price with those two big brands, you will know that you can save half of the price.

One of the features of this speaker is having built-in microphone which works for hands-free phone calls all mobile cell phone laptop computer and car. This is a bonus which not all inexpensive speakers have.

In the packaging, it contains an AC USB wall charging adapter, an instructional manual, a 32 inches long auxiliary cable for your non-Bluetooth devices and a 32 inches charging cable. Some speakers do not provide that many accessories like this one does.

There have been users who tried this speaker using Bluetooth and managed to get it connected at the range of about 30 feet straight line. However if you are shooting through two or three walls or more, then it starts to breakup at 25 to 30 feet. You need to consider the barrier like walls which will act as interference.

Since this speaker uses Bluetooth 4.0 technology, you can easily see the level of the speaker’s battery charge on your iPhone. The speaker’s battery icon is located just next to the Bluetooth symbol on your phone (just in case if you do not know where to find it). The speaker has a rechargeable 2500 mAh lithium battery pack and it will charge in 2 hours using the AC wall adapter that comes along in the packaging when purchase. When the speaker is charging, the LED on the side is red and it goes off when the battery is fully charged.

All in all, this speaker has great features for its price. There is no reason why to reject the SHARKK Bluetooth portable speaker.

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PROS:

  • Inexpensive
  • Get $10 off when buy two or more speakers
  • Portable
  • Comes with complete set of accessories
  • Has considerably long working hours

CONS:

  • Limited color choices
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AmazonBasics Bluetooth Speaker Review 2017

Having a portable Bluetooth speaker is like carrying an amplifier in your bag. You do not need to have big gadget in order to start a mini party at anywhere. All you need is just a good quality portable Bluetooth speaker which you can bring about easily.

There are many brands available in the market. The question therefore lies on which brand to choose. Among all choices, the AmazonBasics is one of the most recommended one due to its price and quality.

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This speaker comes in 4 different colors. Each color has the same price. You can choose choose black, blue, red or white. Every color looks good and you just need to pick your favorite color if you do not know which to choose. The design is simple and modern looking with dimensions 7.3 x 2.4 x 2.8 inches. It weighs only 1.15 pounds. From the dimensions and weight, you should know that this speaker is not heavy or bulky at all for anybody to carry in their bag.


When buying a speaker, one of the few important factors will be the audible range. This AmazonBasics Bluetooth speaker can play music up to 30 feet (10 meters) from any Bluetooth-enabled device such as your smart phone, notebook or tablet. This is perfect for any home party. You get to control the speaker even though you are upstairs and the speaker is at downstairs. There is no need to come down just to do adjustments.

To use this speaker is not difficult. You only need to connect it using Bluetooth or a 3.5 mm stereo cable. Most phones have Bluetooth and this should not be a trouble at all. Just make sure that your phone’s battery is sufficient to support the whole course since having Bluetooth on will cause the battery to deplete much quicker. Just have a power bank standby if you do not want to bring your adapter to charge it at fixed spot. Another alternative is of course to use a stereo cable (not included) but this means that you have to lay your phone near the speaker.


This speaker has two internal 3Wspeakers and built-in microphone for hands-free calls. Not every speaker has this property so this is actually a bonus that you get from a not-so-expensive speaker. It has up to 15 hours of wireless play on a single charge when listening to music or making calls. This length of time should be sufficient to support a whole night of party. Also, it comes with a Micro USB to USB charging cable.

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PROS:

  • Easily portable
  • Inexpensive
  • Has 4 colors to choose from
  • Can be connected using Bluetooth or stereo cable
  • Equipped with built-in microphone for hands-free calls

CONS:

  • Not inclusive of stereo cable
  • Simple packaging

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Bose SoundLink Mini II Review 2017

A true mini speaker with astounding Bose quality.

Finding the best Bluetooth speaker can be a bit overwhelming. With all of the different types and brands on the market today, It’s hard to figure out which speaker will be best for your bucks. That’s the situation our team faced recently when doing extensive research on a decent speaker. The Bose Soundlink Mini II Bluetooth speaker has surpassed even our expectations. There are so many positive points to this particular speaker, and for the price, It’s definitely worth it.

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First of all, the advanced audio performance delivers a full range listening experience. We have seen/heard other similar speakers, but our team have never heard sound so sharp and clear as this one. It’s small and light so we weren’t expecting such amazing sound out of it. The size makes it easy for us to carry literally anywhere.

It’s extremely easy to set up as well. You can connect wirelessly to your bluetooth device, with just a few clicks of different buttons. We understand that those who are not as technically inclined are not too great at connecting Bluetooth, but this is extremely easy to connect. Battery life is also another huge plus. It’s a lithium-ion battery, with 10 hours of playing time life on it. That makes it easy for day trips and not having to worry about the charge dying in just a few hours is a huge plus.

Clean and basic design

 

We admire the Bose Soundlink Mini II Bluetooth speaker’s sleek design. Like we said, It’s small and light, so easy to carry with us anywhere that we go. It’s also extremely durable – more so than we expected for the price. We’ve done a drop test and neither a small scratch or dent has happened to it. When placed on a table, Bose’s solid design is instantly felt. The whole casing is Aluminum which gives it a feel that many electronics today don’t have. Now that is impressive!

 

Cons

– Sound range is bit on the bassy side.
– Reported issues of power shutting off every 5-10 minutes.
– Not waterproofed; caution when using in outdoors.
– Heavy weighing in at 2.7 pounds.
– Reported issues of connection causing sound to skip.
– Unable to charge through MicroUSB.

Pros

– Stable and solid, does not feel cheap at all.
– High volume does not distort, great for outdoors.
– Made out of solid Aluminum.
– Charger is small and compact.

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