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To get loud booming sound, you generally need two things in a speaker, large cones to move large volumes of air and a lot of power to drive those cones back and forth. Without those, you get thin tinny sounds and not much volume. That in a nutshell is what you get from most mini portable speaker system designed for use with laptops, music players and cell phones.
The Portable Sonic Resonance Speaker from Monoprice changes how audio is delivered, by phasing with any clean, smooth, flat surface you attach it to and turning the entire surface area into one huge driver. You get even more air pulsing surface area than you get from traditional cone drivers.
The result is loud, clear and bold audio. Perfect when you want to share audio such as in a presentation, entertaining friends or just setting the right ambient mood.
The Portable Sonic Resonance Speaker is basically a specially designed transducer that efficiently transfers sonic vibrations to the surface it attaches to. The base of the speaker is a specially treated soft silicon pad that adheres to any clean, smooth, flat surface. It can be removed and replaced several times. When dust and dirt accumulate on the pad over time, it can be easily wiped clean with a damp cloth and instantly be brought back to life.
The video is a demo of the speaker. While it won't be able to truly show the dynamic impact of just how well this device performs sonically, it is a good introduction to what the device is and how it works.
|Frequency Response||40 Hz ~20 kHz|
|Output Power||2 watts (RMS)|
|Power Source||Built-in rechargeable lithium battery|
|Charging Input||5.0 VDC, mini USB|
|Playback Time||up to 20 hours|
|Audio Input||3.5mm stereo TRS|
|Dimensions||5.0" x 1.9" x 1.1" (127 x 47 x 27 mm)|
|Weight||7.1 oz. (200g)|
PROS: bigger sound from a small source
CONS: wish speaker had an on/off button so cable could be left plugged in to unit
Bass disperses very well through the bottom, vibrating the surface it is sitting on. Different surfaces alter how long notes trail and a bit in timbre. Upper mids and highs, especially high female vocals, may sound localized, which may contribute to a little feeling of "tinniness". The bass is very good for a speaker ~$50. The mids and highs are neutral and a little smooth, not mind-blowing, but quite decent for $30 speakers.
The 20 hour battery life is great, but you should know it is charged by usb. I also quite like the size and weight and look. If you are looking for a low cost portable speaker, this should be a candidate on your list. If you mainly like good tangible bass, there may not be a better sounding portable speaker under $100.
PROS: Clean, full, tight, deep, well-dispersed bass
Neutral and resolving for a portable mono speaker under $100
Big sound in small box
Everything well thought out... form factor, ease of use, battery life, accessories, even the packaging container which also sounds good as a surface for the speaker btw.
CONS: Mids and highs may sound at times like they are coming from a small, easily localized place
Not a con if you use two at once (don't do that lol), but it is a mono speaker, and a mono speaker will inherently present stereo data kind of mushed with odd dynamics.
First time I recived not full complect (actualy without speaker itself)
But to my surprise Monoprice VERY FAST ships new item : and make VERY LOYAL customer FOR LIFE !!!
Outstanding service !!!! Will buy from them again !!!
Just to support the company like This ...
PROS: Very clever idea : strange that I dont see inplementation of this concept in small computer speakers ...
But I use in pair with regular desktop comp speakers ..
Belive me you will HEAR AND FEEL the difference...
Well build !!!
CONS: Would like to have more colour options ...
Little outdated design ...
PROS: Product arrived overnight, as purchased, was well packed and the packaging for the unit, cables and instructions are excellent, very professional!
Great sound for listening to news/talk radio and music if you don't need stereo sound
Great battery life
Great product for travelers who use their smartphone (like me) for streaming home and abroad
PROS: Clarity of speaker
I am very happy with this unit.
PROS: Good loud sound from a little source.
Great Battery Life
Nice unobtrusive look
CONS: For the price, no cons whatsoever!
I bought the incredible Jam Box, and yes, it sounds better. BUT IT COSTS FIVE TIMES AS MUCH AS THIS ONE!!!
PROS: Incredible for the money.
CONS: None for the money.
PROS: Amazing. Great sound from a very portable speaker.
PROS: •Clear Mids and Bass (down to about 50Hz on good surface)
CONS: None really, just learn how to use it and make sure you attach it well if it's vertical.
PROS: You won't believe the sound that comes out of this small box! Sit it down on a table or most anything and it uses that surface as a resonator for bass. Nothing to control.. no buttons on it at all. Just plug in your iPod or similar device using a stereo mini plug .