A lot of consumers buy a Bluetooth speaker because of the convenience that it offers. Built on wireless technology, these types of speakers do not require any wire to connect them to the sound source. A lot of manufacturers have also ensured that the latest models of their electronic devices have Bluetooth support.
It is why there is a broad range of choices of these speakers to choose from. They come with different ranges. There is a continual improvement in the range that is available.
Sunshot MX001 Bluetooth (V4.0) Speaker
The Sunshot MX001 Bluetooth (V4.0) Speaker is worth being among the best bluetooth speaker reviews and breaks the mold regarding its great omnidirectional design. In the box apart from the speaker you get a USB to Micro USB charging lead, audio lead for non-Bluetooth devices and a clear Quick Start Guide. The speaker measures 18.3cm tall by 6.3cm in diameter, and except the end, caps feels as though it’s made of metal.
The immediate impression of the finish (which is black although blue and silver are also available) is good. Apart from audio the unit also features a microphone for handling mobile phone calls. Power comes from a 900mAh battery that the manual states will give you up to 10 hours play time depending on volume etc. in exchange for around .5 to an hour of charging time.
The speaker features a grille around the top and a smaller one on the bottom. There are a power/pairing/pause button, Micro-USB charging and aux socket grouped together around the base. On the front of the base, the area is a volume +/-, next/previous track control, plus a couple of status LEDs for charging/Bluetooth.
Underneath the speaker is a rubber ring to ensure the speaker stands easily on most surfaces. One advantage of the design is that it occupies a very small footprint and the sound is genuinely omnidirectional.
Installation of other devices
Set up is easy with both Android and iPhone/iPad – I used an IMG Iron Android Phone and iPhone 6 for testing. The pairing worked the first time and in the case of the iPhone you get the added advantage of an on-screen battery level indicator. It is a speaker which needs to be “run in.”
When I first switched it on the sound seemed a little hollow but after a couple of hours use it sounded good delivering a clear sound with noticeable bass – I’m not saying it will shake the floor, but it is a decent listen. The volume is also respectable, and the handling of mobile phone calls is also crisp and clear.
Bluetooth reception is stable over a decent range and the battery life appears close to that claimed – I got about 9 hours playing time at a decent volume. I imagine using the aux input battery life might be extended.
Moreover, the ideal Bluetooth speaker will be easy to install. Its installation should not require any technical training to accomplish. The way it looks is also important. Apart from providing excellent functionality, it should also look good. It is why manufacturers add a lot of fancy design and style to different models.
This Sunshot Speaker is an unusual design but one which looks good, occupies very little space and is Omni-directional.I sincerely recommend it for you.