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Portable Bluetooth® NFC Brick Speaker- Black
Take your tunes with you wherever you go with this Portable NFC Brick Speaker from Monoprice!
This compact speaker easily fits into a backpack, purse, or glovebox, so you can always have it at hand when you need to hear some music. It features a 3 watts/channel stereo amplifier powering a pair of 4-ohm rated, 40mm drivers, which produce exceptional loudness and clarity, belying its compact dimensions.
The speaker features Bluetooth® v4.0 connectivity, with support for the HSP, HFP, A2DP, and AVRCP profiles. It also supports NFC (Near Field Communications), which allows you to pair your phone simply by placing it on top of the speaker casing. It cannot get any simpler than that!
It includes a built-in 1200mAh rechargeable battery, which can provide up to 10 hours of music playback. The battery can be charged from a USB power source in about 3 hours.
- Full stereo soundstage
- Uses Bluetooth v4.0 with HSP, HFP, A2DP, and AVRCP profiles
- Built-in microphone for hands-free phone use
- Auxiliary input for direct wired connections
- User's Manual (Nov 15, 2013)
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|Amplifier Power||3 watts/channel|
|Speaker Impedance||4 ohms|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||0.5% (1KHz/1W)|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||96dB|
|Frequency Response||90 Hz ~ 18 KHz|
|Supported Profiles||HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP|
|Bluetooth Range||up to 32 feet (10 meters)|
|Power Source||internal 1200mAh lithium battery|
|Charging Source||USB (5VDC)|
|Charging Time||about 3 hours|
|Playback Time||up to 10 hours|
|Dimensions (LxHxW)||6.1" x 2.1" x 2.3" (155 x 54 x 59 mm)|
- 1x NFC brick speaker
- 1x Micro USB cable
- 1x 3.5mm TRS audio cable
- 1x User's manual
I did tweak my EQ on my phone and the sound quality improved even more than expected. Careful with the low end though, the bass will distort if it's pushed too hard (duh, it's a 40mm driver).
There is no separate volume control on the speaker. This is actually quite nice, IMO. As is par for the course, my phone at 100% volume will distort the speaker (although not near as badly as I assumed). Anything lower than 90% sounds great.
I bought this to use while paddling my canoe, camping, sitting outside by the fire, etc. For these purposes, this is going to be an excellent unit.
I'm really not sure why the complaints on sound quality from other reviewers. A speaker this small (unless it's Bose) will only be able to do so much. Why complain that it doesn't pump out bass like a twin 18" subwoofer box? Pointless.
PROS: Decent sound for a speaker that small. Easy to pair with Bluetooth.
CONS: size makes it easy for my kid to swipe, ( I haven't seen it in a week)
PROS: Great value for the price.
CONS: It's not going to blow you away.
PROS: Loud, good sound quality, dead simple, sturdy
CONS: Sometimes has issues with pairing, particularly with multiple devices. In order to pair a new device you have to unpair the other one and make sure the device isn't trying to reconnect (android in my case)
Much better sound quality than (Premium Portable Sonic Resonance Speaker Product Number: 6914) to my ears.
The bluetooth functionality is glitch free, and there is a helpful voice to tell you when it is in pairing mode and when it gets paired. The volume buttons on the top of the unit double as track skip buttons (short push for forward and back, long push for volume changes). If you need to make minor volume adjustments it might be better to do that on your phone etc as it's easy to skip tracks when what you really intend to do is tweak the volume a bit.
PROS: Works as advertised, sound is very good.
CONS: The integrated volume/track advance buttons can make it challenging to make small volume adjustments without accidentally changing tracks
PROS: Very good sound quality for its size almost as good as my wife's expensive brand-name speaker which cost 5x more. Nice compact size means it can go anywhere. Charges quickly.
CONS: Usng the same buttons for volume control and track skipping takes some time to get used to.
PROS: Easy to setup
Perfect for my office, as I do not need it to be very loud.
CONS: Pairing notification to loud and not adjustable
PROS: Unbeatable price. Great quality. Easy setup
CONS: I didn't buy it sooner
PROS: Good sound
simple to use
PROS: Good sound. Works as advertised.
CONS: It doesn't come in pink.