Philips BT4200 Bluetooth Speakers
Last week, while searching for budget portable speakers, I came across the Philips BT4200 Bluetooth Speakers. At first, I thought that this device would not live up to the expectation of music lovers because of its low price tag of 2,650 rupees. But after using it for a couple of days, my opinion changed. Currently, I can say with absolute certainty that this speaker is perfect for budget people who want a good solution for their music listening needs.
Dual Driver Setup
This is a full range speaker comes with two big driver units. A total RMS output of 10 Watts ensures that the produced audio is powerful enough for a good music listening experience. The speaker generates deep bass levels. When I tested it by playing a bass focused audio clip, the platform on which I had placed the speaker also started to vibrate.
Moreover, A few more things disappointed me. At higher volumes, the mid and high range frequencies distort, which is something that I did not expect from a product manufactured by Philips.
The speaker offers Bluetooth connectivity as the primary method to connect with a smartphone and other well-matched devices. Alternatively, you can also use the 3.5-mm audio jack for wired connections. The inbuilt microphone does allow the users to receive calls, but the audio it records distorts badly.
Unique Design: When you look from the top, the speaker looks like some sort of radiating device. This unique V shape design helps a lot in giving immersive experience to the users. It is a portable speaker suitable for outdoor use, but it can easily replace other budget desktop speakers.
The build quality of the product is also impressive. It is made up of high-quality plastic materials. All the controls have the place on the top for easy access while the connectivity ports are located on the back so that the setup looks clean.
Bad Battery Life: This Philips speaker offers only three hours of battery backup on a single charge, which is highly disappointing. Therefore, I will not ask you to carry it for picnics and long rides.
- Generates stereo effect
- Produces deep bass levels
- Attractive looks
- Good for both indoor and outdoor use
- Features a 3.5mm audio jack
- Audio distorts at high volumes
- Offers a disappointing power backup
Verdict: Overall, the BT4200 Bluetooth speaker is a nice package from Philips. I have become a fan of the bass that it generates. However, the bad battery life and low-quality microphone will affect the purchase decision of many customers.
|Connectivity||Bluetooth and 3.5mm Audio Jack|
|Audio Output||10 Watts|
|Battery Backup||3 Hours|
|Dimensions||25.8 x 10.8 x 8.2 cm|
Creative Labs Woof 3 51MF8230AA003 Bluetooth
With the new generation of advancement, portable speakers are becoming more compact, load, and clear. However, an average Indian consumer still defers from purchasing portable speakers because of their high price. Products from brands like Bose and JBL do not come cheap. Most of the speakers that I have reviewed on this website belong to the price group of more than 10,000 rupees.
However, there is a hope. The competition of today’s world is certainly hitting hard the monopoly of brands. Take Creative for example. A few months ago, this brand launched the Woof 3 speaker in India. This device comes at an attractive price of 2,479 rupees and offers some amazing features.
Unparalleled Build Quality: Under the price cap of 3000 rupees, you cannot find a portable speaker that offers a premium build quality like this speaker does. While the base of this device is made up of plastic, the outer rim, and the top mesh have been carved out of pure metal. It feels solid in the hand.
The brand Creative has launched four unique variants of this speaker model. Choose according to your liking. Moreover, it comes in a highly compact body. It is so small that it will easily fit inside the pocket of a loose pajama or a small handbag.
Offers a Bunch of Connectivity Features: In terms of compatibility and connectivity, it is not a poor device. In fact, it offers a number of connectivity features. The very first thing to mention here is the ultra-efficient Bluetooth technology. At the top of this speaker has been featured a button that turns on the Bluetooth pairing mode. It also comes with a 3.5 mm jack to set up a wire connection with any devices do not have Bluetooth connectivity feature. This is not all. The brand Creative has also equipped this product with a micro SD card slot.
Generates Satisfying Audio
I am really impressed with the performance of this speaker. It has got a 45 mm full range driver and a 45 mm passive radiator. You will get a much high music listening experience with it.
The frequency response range is quite wide because of which the treble and bass levels are generated accurately. It comes as a great surprise to me that a speaker this small is capable of producing super sharp treble and ultra-deep bass.
The audio controls are on the plastic case that covers the bottom part of the device. It is also loaded with a couple of indicators. Moreover, the onboard chip guides the users with voice prompts while doing the setup. Its inbuilt microphone offers a great range and captures the sound with high accuracy.
Features a Big Battery: On the control panel of this speaker, you will find a microUSB port that is used for charging. Its inbuilt battery gives power backup of around six hours in a single charge. However, if you are using the speaker at the highest volume, then the battery life reduction becomes much faster.
- Generates premium quality audio
- Amazing build quality
- Compact body
- Features a passive radiator
- Produces sharp treble and deep bass
- Inbuilt microphone
- Micro SD card and 3.5 mm audio jack
- Lacks proper labeling
Verdict: This Creative brand speaker is good all usages. Therefore, I happily recommend it to everyone. At this price point, it offers great features. I am sure that with this speaker Creative will give a tough competition to other popular brands.
|Battery Backup||6 Hours|
|Dimensions||6.8 x 6.5 x 7.5 cm|
HP S7000 2.1 Speaker System
American IT giant HP is known for good quality laptops and printers, but now it is visible in speakers segment as well. For me, HP, Transcend, and Logitech are three most trusted brands for computer peripherals, pen drive, and other IT stuff. However, for a good quality low budget sound box at a very reasonable price, I mostly go with desi brand Intex.
So far, we have presented many review articles on HP laptops and printers. However, now time is to check some other HP products selling well in our market.
In this review article, we present an overview of an HP speaker, which has been appreciated by many users at multiple online platforms. This is one low-cost product from a premium brand offers excellent performance and sturdy built quality.
Speaker Built and Design: The HP S7000 speaker is a big sound explosion in a sturdy yet compact pack. It is very effective with the performance, gives you true satisfaction. I am fully sure that after hearing excellent melody on this speaker you will not regret an investment of 2000 rupees for it.
There is a saying “Size does not matter.” Truly, this product of HP justifies the statement. So get going and pick up the best in the market. You will enjoy listening to all kinds of harmonious sound on this speaker. The set includes two speakers and one woofer. Yes, it is a 2.1 channel speaker.
Connectivity : It comes with one option of connectivity, which is a 3.5-mm audio jack. You can connect it to a smartphone, tablet, PC, or any other devices compatible with 3.5 mm sound port connectivity.
Control : I appreciate all such products has a simple control. In fact, this is very true with HP 7000 sound box. It comes with just a few connectivity and control buttons. Anyone can do an easy adjustment by tuning up a volume control and a power on/off button.
Rich Sound output
After many test-drive, I have learned one basic secret of this HP speaker. Even without adjustment in your smartphone, it can tear up bass from the audio input and boost them effectively so that user’s listening experience is much better. While side-by-side, the two speakers maintain loudness with utmost clarity. Trust me it was a great experience listening to some Punjabi folks on it.
Check more about it into the specification sheet that how well it will perform at your computer desk.
- A nicely built sound box from a highly reputed IT brand
- Loud, rich and clear sound output
- Amazingly clear Bass
- Easiest connectivity and control options
- Use it as a default speaker in your home for computer, TV, smartphone and others.
|Features||Volume control, on / off switch, bass control|
|Frequency response||60Hz to 20kHz|
|RMS Output Power||16 watts|
|Compatibility||Smartphones, Pc, Tablets|
|Apple dock lightening connector||No|