House of Marley Get Together Bluetooth Portable Audio System Speakers
House of Marley has been present in the market for quite a long time now. It has produced some of the best-selling outdoor speakers. Its unique design language separates it from rest of the speaker manufacturers. The House of Marley Get Together Outdoor speaker is the device that you would want for partying on a beach or in your backyard. At 8579 rupees, this speaker comes in crispy and unparalleled look and produces the best in class audio output.
Both front and back panels of this outdoor speaker are made of real bamboo. Those who follow this brand know well that it only uses recycled materials to make product’s outer shell. The fabric that covers the rims is made of a REWIND material made by the manufacturer.
Control buttons are responsive and are mounted on top. Engraved Marley logo on the front panel gives a premium and classy feel to the product. However, the driver units are not secured with a mesh and there is a big probability is that even a light collision can damage them. Although this device looks compact but it is not a good choice to carry. It weighs in at 2.7 KG much higher than a conventional speaker does.
This is an outdoor speaker can throw any other alternative out of the competition with the performance. Two 3.5-inch woofers at the center and two 1-inch tweezers on the sides together produce loud audio. As the name implies, this device is made for partying on a beach or in a friend’s reunion party. I did not face any kind of audio distortion at higher volumes. All the frequencies are reproduced nicely.
I would recommend this device to those want immersive music listening experience outdoor. A port on the back minimizes the disturbance and helps sharpen the mid frequencies. Bass levels are so amazing and deep that you will feel the vibration in your legs.
However, there is a problem in terms of control. The users will have to use their smartphones to change the songs because the manufacturer has not featured track control buttons on this device.
Decent Connectivity Options
The Bluetooth connectivity offers a range of about 10 meters, which should be enough for any type of usage. Doing the setup is easy as the speaker features a dedicated Bluetooth button. It also comes with an aux-in port, but you will have to purchase separately the aux cable.
Good Power Backup
This outdoor speaker houses a high capacity 1800 mAh battery that offers about eight hours of power backup on a single charge. If you are an average user, then this speaker will run for days before you would again need it to connect to a wall adapter. The device usually takes 3-4 hours to get fully charged as the charger that comes along gives a low output. Moreover, it is not compatible with universal miniUSB chargers. However, the good thing is that the speaker itself acts as a power bank has a USB port on the back.
- Made of real bamboo that enhances the acoustics
- Bass port on the back
- Can be used to charge other devices via a USB cable
- Bluetooth and aux-in connectivity
- Two 3.5 inch woofers and two 1 inch tweeters
- Generates extremely loud audio without distortion
- Ultra deep bass levels
- Decent battery life
- This device is not as compact as you would expect it to be
In my opinion, this speaker is the best option to go for in this price segment. No other product in the market offers such great bass levels. Besides being an advance speaker with deep and loud bass, it also offers power bank service for your smartphone in case any emergency.
|Dimenions||12.7 x 40 x 8.3 cm|
|Connectivity||Aux-in and Bluetooth|
Ultimate Ears MINI BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
I always appreciate small brands over the premium ones for the fact that they try to provide better features at lower prices in order secure a place in the market. One such brand is Ultimate Ears that offers some amazing products.
Here, we are reviewing the Ultimate ears Mini Boom Portable Speaker selling in Indian online malls for about 11500 rupees. The product comes with wireless connectivity, inbuilt microphone, and dual driver setup.
Portable and Compact Design
As the name itself implies, this speaker comes in a compact body, which makes it a speaker to carry easily inside a pocket of a trouser. The outer shell is made of a rubberized material that provides strength to the product. The holes in the speaker mesh are small and it will not allow dirt to enter inside. There is also an LED indicator just above the speaker mesh and it looks amazing in the dark. Control buttons are engraved into the outer shell itself, which helps in enhancing the product design as well as secures the inner circuits. However, the speaker does not come with track controls that will disappoint many customers for sure.
Made To Produce Deep Bass Levels
Bass lovers will certainly love this cute looking outdoor speaker. It comes equipped with a passive driver that generates deep bass frequencies. Moreover, you can also find a dedicated bass port on the back. There are two active driver units inside are small in size but produce extremely loud audio.
However, not everything is in favor of this device. The company has given tremendous focus to lower frequencies and higher volumes. It looks like no one from the engineering team thought of mid and high frequencies. This speaker considerably struggles while producing vocals. The problem is even more increased when it comes to higher frequencies.
In my opinion, this speaker is good for partying outdoors, but it will never satisfy serious music lovers.
Offers a Wireless Range of 50 Feet
Most portable speakers in 10000 rupees price bucket support Bluetooth connectivity in a very limited range. However, this product has a much wider wireless range. The users can stream music to this speaker using Bluetooth connectivity even from a distance of about 50 feet. Moreover, the manufacturer has also provided an aux-in port on the back for the people who love physical connections. The speaker also has an inbuilt microphone that records high-quality audio and is also good for calling.
Can Be Paired With Other Mini Booms
One of the best features of this speaker is that you can connect it with other Mini Booms. The company calls this amazing feature as “Double Up.” To use it, you will have to download an application on your smartphone, which is available for both iOS and Android platforms.
The end users get to choose from two different Double Up modes. The first one is called Stereo Mode and is used to split different audio channels. The second mode (Double Mode) streams all audio channels to both Mini Boom speakers, which bumps up the volume. This smartphone app also allows the users to play with other speaker settings.
Great Battery Life
This speaker is a great solution for those who love to listen to music for long durations. Its inbuilt battery offers a whopping 10 hours of power backup on a single charge. A miniUSB port on the back makes it easy for the users to charge this device anywhere anytime.
- Two active drivers and one passive driver
- Generates really loud audio
- Bass levels are extremely deep
- LED indicator light
- Bluetooth connectivity range of 50 feet
- Double Up feature
- Dedicated smartphone app
- Offers 10 hours of power backup
- Calling functionality
- Produces undesirable vocals and treble
- No track controls on the speaker
Ultimate Ears MINI BOOM Wireless Speaker is a great product for the price you are paying. It comes loaded with many advance and cool features that are not even found premium speakers priced above 10000 rupees. Just to recount all it features – the product offers deep bass levels, loud audio production, long battery life, inbuilt microphone, and a wide Bluetooth range.
|Dimensions||9.8 x 8.4 x 16 cm|
|Connectivity||Aux-in and Bluetooth|
Yamaha Woofer Speaker Yst-Sw012
Do you own a speaker system that fails to produce deep bass levels? Well, you are not alone in the universe. Budget speakers generally do not offer good bass performance. Therefore, the best thing you can do to solve this problem is purchase a separate sub-woofer.
The Yamaha ST-SW012 Sub-Woofer is available in the market for an amount of 8800 rupees. I agree the price a bit high but you appreciate the investment for its top-notch bass performance. Moreover, it is one of the bestselling products on most of the online shopping websites.
8-inch Driver with Magnetic Shield
Inside this sub-woofer rests a big 8-inch driver that produces undistorted frequencies at higher volumes. It gives a total output of 50 Watts, which is enough to move & shake a big home party on rock music.
The frequency response range of 28 – 200 Hz will give you an idea of how much deep bass it can produce. The front-firing design help enhancing the user experience and is good for the acoustics. A special linear port on the left side eliminates irrelevant noise and offers sharp bass frequencies.
A magnetic shield secures the circuitry of this special woofer speaker. Such security feature makes it an ideal entertainment gadget to place under a television alongside other highly sensitive electronic devices. The Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology results in musical and tight bass performance.
I am amazed that the manufacturer could able to fit so many components into one compact body measures just 290 X 290 X 328 mm in dimensions. However, the device is heavy and weighs in at a whopping 8.5 KG. The black finish on the outer shell gives a classic look to this speaker. A soft touch material covers the front-firing cone shape driver, which prevents dust from entering inside. The bass port is clearly visible as it comes painted in silver color.
Low Power Consumption
You might think a subwoofer that produces ground shaking bass levels will consume huge power. Fortunately, that is not the case. This Yamaha Sub-Woofer only consumes 45 Watts of electricity. There is not a single chance that use of this device will lead to increase in your electricity bill.
Limited Connectivity and Control Options
Although this subwoofer produces impressive vibration but there are some cons you should consider before making a purchase decision. The Yamaha woofer is not compatible with many devices. There is a single RCA port on the back, which means you will have to use a combined L/R audio jack to use it.
The sub-woofer cable that Yamaha ships along with the box does not split on the other end. You should not connect this woofer straight to your house television. If you do so, it will block the inbuilt TV speaker and you will not be able to hear other sound frequencies. I would not recommend this Yamaha woofer if you do not own a compatible music system or an AV receiver.
Moreover, this subwoofer lacks at the connectivity front. All that you get on the back is a volume knob. This can create a big problem if other active speakers are not phased in.
- Produces really deep bass levels
- Frequency response range of 28 – 200 Hz
- Power efficient
- Linear port for reducing disturbance
- Front firing design
- Single L/R combined input
- Does not offer gain or phase controls
Considering the limited control and connectivity options, I would advise to increase the budget and purchase a better subwoofer from an online shopping mall. However, if you already own a compatible music system and your budget for a woofer is strictly around 10000 rupees, then the Yamaha Woofer Speaker Yst-Sw012 can be a good solution.
|Dimensions||290 X 290 X 328 mm|
|Audio Channel||Single Active Driver|
|Connectivity||Singe L/R Port|